The goal [of teaching the Bible] is not to make you a smarter sinner but to make you like the Savior.

- Howard Hendricks

The union and communion between angels and men, the order of the whole family in heaven and earth, the communication of life, grace, power, mercy and comfort to the church and all things being ruled for the glory of God all depend on Jesus Christ. This glory God purposed for his incarnate Son, and it was the greatest, the highest glory that could be given to him.

- John Owen

It is clear that [the Apostle] Paul understands that perseverance in prayer is not always easy. He understands all too well the weakness of the flesh that works against continuing in prayer. That is why it is necessary to exhort one another to maintain some kind of discipline of prayer.

- Graeme Goldsworthy

If you are truly trusting in Christ, you can’t confess a sin for which God has not provided forgiveness in Jesus.

Indeed, if you work at the discipline of confessing your sin, it should not lead to despair at all, but rather to rejoicing over the extent of God’s love to you in Christ.

- Mark Dever and Michael Lawrence

What we need are fewer revolutionaries and a few more plodding visionaries. That’s my dream for the church — a multitude of faithful, risktaking plodders. The best churches are full of gospel-saturated people holding tenaciously to a vision of godly obedience and God’s glory, and pursuing that godliness and glory with relentless, often unnoticed, plodding consistency.

- Kevin DeYoung

We are never at peace with God till we resolve to be loved in Jesus Christ.

- John Calvin

As a tempted brother, he feels for us; as a sinless brother he can save us.

- Sinclair Ferguson


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