"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved."- John 3:16-17

Sunday, 11 November 2012

"Christian conduct in the light of the times in which we live"

"But the end of all things is at hand:  be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer.

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves:  for charity shall cover the multitude of sins....

....Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings;  that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye;  for the spirit of glory and of God restesth upon you:  on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified....

....Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed;  but let him glorify God on this behalf."

-1 Peter 4:7-8, 12-14, 16.

Friday, 21 September 2012

"they would condemn me much more...."

"If I feel bitterly towards those who condemn me,
as it seems to me, unjustly,
forgetting that if they knew me
as I know myself
they would condemn me much more,
then I know nothing of Calvary love."

-Amy Carmichael

Friday, 14 September 2012

"Teach me thy ways, Lord...."

"If in dealing with one who does not respond,
I weary of the strain, and slip
from under the burden,
then I know nothing of Calvary love."

-written by Amy Carmichael, missionary to India, in 1938.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Assurance Forever :o)

"And the work of righteousness shall be peace;  and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places...."

-Isaiah 32:17&18

Friday, 27 July 2012

"To every thing there is a season...."

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;  a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;  a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;  a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;  a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose;  a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;  a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;  a time of war, and a time of peace....

He hath made every thing beautiful in his time...."

-Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, 11

Sunday, 3 June 2012

"Man's goings are of the Lord;  how can a man then understand his own way?"

-Proverbs 20:24

Friday, 30 March 2012

Triumphant Faith :o)

"The Lord is my light and my salvation;  whom shall I fear?  the Lord is the strength of my life;  of whom shall I be afraid?  

When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell.

Though an host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear:  though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.

One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after;  that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to enquire in his temple."

Psalm 27:1-4

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Fellowship of the Unashamed (An African Martyr's Last Words)

I am part of the "Fellowship of the Unashamed."  The die has been cast.  I have stepped over the line.  The decision has been made.  I am a disciple of Jesus Christ.

I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away, or be still.  My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, and my future is secure.

I'm finished and done with low living, sight walking, small planning, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tame visions, mundane talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals.

My pace is set, my gait is fast, my goal is Heaven, my road is narrow, my way is rough, my companions few, my Guide reliable, my mission clear.

I won't give up, back up, let up or shut up until I've preached up, prayed up, paid up, stored up, and stayed up for the cause of Christ.  I must go until He returns, give until I drop, preach until all know, and work until He comes.

And when He comes to get His own, He will have no problem recognizing me.  My colors will be clear.  

"For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ."(Romans 1:16)

Sunday, 26 February 2012

that I may live

"It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.

The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver....

I know, O Lord, that thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.

Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort....

Let thy tender mercies come unto me, that I may live...."

-from Psalm 119.

Thursday, 2 February 2012

"That every mouth may be stopped...."

"God, being a perfect God, had to give a perfect Law, and the Law was given not to save men, but to measure them.  I want you to understand this clearly, because I believe hundreds and thousands stumble at this point. They try to save themselves by trying to keep the Law;  but it was never meant for men to save themselves by.

Ask Paul why (the Law) was given.  Here is his answer, 'That every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God' (Romans 3:19).  The Law stops every man's mouth.  I can always tell a man who is near the kingdom of God;  his mouth is stopped.  This, then, is why God gives us the Law-  to show us ourselves in our true colours."