I preached as never sure to preach again
And as a dying man to dying men.
Waiting upon God often turns darkness into light.
There is no Want of Power in God to cast wicked Men into Hell at any Moment. Mens Hands can't be strong when God rises up: The strongest have no Power to resist him, nor can any deliver out of his Hands.
I often forget how lost a man is without Christ. I forget about the long-suffering, merciful hand of God which is the only thing keeping man from slipping into Hell by the weight of his own sin. Reading this powerful sermon has challenged and convicted me. People indeed need the Lord!
Our tendency is to evaluate merely the rightness of the rule we are being told to obey. The real issue is more often our authority's right to rule in God's scheme of life.
A church incompetent cannot effectively be a church militant. ~ J.P. Moreland
An essential element in studying Bible doctrine is humility. Humility - actually counting everyone else better than oneself (Phil. 2:3) - is not always easy. How is it realized? Humility in regard to Bible doctrine comes as a result of facing certain facts. The sincere Bible student recognizes: (1) revelation is only partial, (2) we are finite, (3) we are fallen, (4) we need an open mind, and (5) we must be willing to obey. ~ Robertson McQuilkin
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
I have always said that one man of tolerable abilities may work great changes, and accomplish great affairs among mankind, if he first forms a good plan, and, cutting off all amusements or other employments that would divert his attention, makes the execution of that same plan his sole study and business.
...it is imperative that our philosophy of discipleship embrace as axiomatic (self evident) the principle that Christlikeness is the goal of life, not happiness.
Be not the first by whom the new is tried nor the last to cast the old aside.