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“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live.’“ John 11:25
How to know if you are married to the right person. Short answer: Look at the name on the marriage certificate.
Occasionally weep deeply over the life you hoped would be. Grieve the losses. Then wash your face. Trust God. And embrace the life you have.
“Even in laughter the heart may ache.” Proverbs 14:13
“If you are not firm in faith, you will not be firm at all.” Isaiah 7:9
Parents who prefer their child marry an unbeliever of the same race over a believer of a different race, have lost their Christian mind.
“We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brothers. Whoever does not love abides in death.” 1 John 3:14
“Do not fear what this people fear, nor be in dread. But the Lord of hosts, let him be your fear, and let him be your dread.” Isaiah 8:12
“The ship belongs in the water of the world, but if the water gets in the ship, it sinks.” D. L. Moody
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
You can’t love him if you don’t know him. The more fully you know him, the more fully you can love him and treasure him and delight in him.
If the doctor said, take these pills daily for a year, or you will die. Would you? Everybody is disciplined if the stakes are high enough.
“The Lord preserves the faithful but abundantly repays the one who acts in pride.” Psalm 31:23
“Who can say, “I have made my heart pure; I am clean from my sin”? Proverbs 20:9
“The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied.” Proverbs 19:23
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
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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