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What is the deepest root of your joy? What God gives to you? Or what God is to you?
“Even in laughter the heart may ache.” Proverbs 14:13
Parents who prefer their child marry an unbeliever of the same race over a believer of a different race, have lost their Christian mind.
I am astonished at people who say they believe in God but live as if happiness is found by giving him 2% of their attention.
Lord, deal Satan a massive blow tomorrow, by rescuing hundreds of thousands from darkness into your saving light. Acts 26:18
Prosperity cannot be a proof of God's favor, since it is what the devil promises to those who worship him. (Matt. 4:9)
The dominant note of biblical preaching. “I bring you good news of great joy. A Savior has been born.” Luke 2:11
Satan wants you, and God wants you. The one with sadistic hate. The other with sacrificial love.
The more the church sounds and feels like the culture the less people will feel the need to go.
God is the most important, most valuable, most satisfying, most all-encompassing, and most relevant reality in the world.
We are not entitled to pain-free, trouble-free life. Embracing this will ease the collision between expectation and reality.
Do not cower before a million fish who rise up and deny the existence of water.
You are free to abandon your wife when Jesus abandons his.
You don’t walk out of the concentration camp of sin. You kill the guards, and cut the wire, and run till you’re out of range.
"We will raise the flag of Allah in the White House!" Perhaps. But Jesus Christ will take it down. Forever.
When all your favorite preachers are gone, and all their books forgotten, you will have your Bible. Master it. Master it.
Founder-Teacher, Desiring God. Chancellor, Bethlehem College and Seminary. Advocate for serious joy in God through Jesus Christ at any cost.
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