How can the inner workings of the heart be changed from a dynamic of fear and anger to that of love, joy, and gratitude? Here is how. You need to be moved by the sight of what it cost to bring you home. The key difference between a Pharisee and a believer in Jesus is inner-heart motivation. Pharisees are being good but out of a fear-fueled need to control God. They don’t really trust him or love him. To them God is an exacting boss, not a loving father. Christians have seen something that has transformed their hearts toward God so they can finally love and rest in the Father.

- Tim Keller

True wisdom consists in two things: knowledge of God and knowledge of self.

- John Calvin

Watch this! ‘Nuff said.

Even though we believe the gospel, the occasions in which the gospel (the incarnation, sinless life, death, bodily resurrection, and ascension of the Son of God) actually intersect and powerfully affect our daily life are infrequent.

- Elyse Fitzpatrick

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


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