Blog Profile / What Is So Amazing About Grace?


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To find ourselves we first must find Christ

“But there must be a real giving up of the self. You must throw it away "blindly" so to speak. Christ will indeed give you a real personality: but you must not go to Him for the sake of that. As long as your own personality is what you are bothering about you are not going to Him at all. Show More Summary

Grace: nothing but acceptance

Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark valley of a meaningless and empty life. … It strikes us when our disgust for our own being, our indifference, our weakness, our hostility, and our lack of direction and composure have become intolerable to us. Show More Summary

Sweeter than honey

“The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; the precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the Lord are true, and righteous altogether. Show More Summary

Steadfast Hope

For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. - ??Romans? ?15:4? ?ESV?? The Amplified version adds, that...we might...Show More Summary

Day long Meditation

“Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.” ??Psalms? ?119:97? ?ESV?? Struggling with the concept of meditation I once asked a friend to help me understand what it was and how I could make it part of my life. Do you worry, my friend asked. Show More Summary

Gaining Wisdom

“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them. If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with you.” - ??Psalms? ?139:18? ?ESV?? King David placed enormous value in knowing God’s wisdom over his own knowledge. Show More Summary

Don’t just flirt with God’s Word, marry it!

On this day of resolutions and firsts, there can be no better decision to develop our relationship with the Word of God. I love the phrase that John Piper uses in a sermon back in 1982. Satan devotes himself 168 hours a week trying to deceive you and fill your mind with junk. Show More Summary

Kindness Scales

Today I read this post by Seth Godin named Kindness Scales. My guess guess is that kind is not an adjective that would be used to describe me. Passionate, is often used but it’s usually code for Billy opens his mouth to wide and too often. Show More Summary

In the light of His Glory & Grace

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. - Hebrews 12:2This weekend I am on a visit home for a funeral and I joined with a others in a packed out church to pay our respects. Show More Summary

Slow Down

Written in 1975 but so apt for us to day in our frantic paced world.In the midst of my confusionIn the time of desperate needWhen I am thinking not too clearlyA gentle voice does intercedeSlow down, slow down, be stillBe still and wait,...Show More Summary

God at work...

"For it is God which worketh in you" (Phil. ii.13). Sanctification is the gift of the Holy Ghost, the fruit of the Spirit, the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the prepared inheritance of all who enter in, the greatest obtainment of faith, not the attainment of works. Show More Summary

The miracle of the Incarnation

All which is not itself the Great Divide was made in order that He might come down into it. In the Fallen World He prepared for Himself a body and was united with the dust and made it glorious forever. This is the end and final cause...Show More Summary

Getting passionate

Therefore,let us desire nothing else,let us want nothing else,let nothing else please us and cause us delight except our Creator, Redeemer and Saviour,the only true God,Who is the fullness of good,All good, every good, the true and supreme...Show More Summary

Giving alms

Giving to the poor is an essential part of Christian morality. I do not believe one can settle how much we can give. I'm afraid the only safe rule is to give more than we can spare. In other words, if our expenditure on comforts, luxuries,...Show More Summary

The Unstuck Church - Tony Morgan

My friend Tony Morgan has a brand new book releasing on the 16th May -The Unstuck Church.Here is what a few well-known Pastors had to say about it:“Your church is perfectly designed to get the results you are currently getting. If you’re satisfied with the results, write a book. Show More Summary

Leadership - Mentor the next generation

Dr Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. Here are a few quotes from her talk at Rethink Leadership 2017 Culture eats strategy for breakfast. – Peter Drucker Leadership culture eats strategy for breakfast. Show More Summary

Predictable Success

Les McKeown business consultant and author of Predictable Success: Getting Your Organisation On The Growth Track…And Keeping It, took a session at Rethink Leadership. It was also good to hear an accent from nearer home as Les originates...Show More Summary

Rethink Leadership - Executive Pastor breakout

At Rethink Leadership I had a great time listening to a breakout session by Darius Wise, Executive Pastor of Denver United Church.Darius provides leadership for their business operations, executive staff, and serves as one of their primary communicators. Show More Summary

Rethink Leadership - Jeff Henderson

Next up at Rethink Leadership was Jeff Henderson, Lead Pastor at Gwinnett Church. Here are some of his thoughts on Strategy: Keeping The Main Thing The Main Thing. The main thing is keeping the main thing the main thing. Insideritis – a malady afflicting the vision of an organisation resulting in focusing on insiders over outsiders. Show More Summary

Rethink Leadership - Reggie Joiner

Reggie Joiner is the founder and CEO of Orange, whose purpose is to influence those who influence the next generation. Here are some of his thoughts from his session at Rethink Leadership: Ask yourself what do I want a kid to become?...Show More Summary

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