Daily Thoughts Blog

Deception

The best way in the world to deceive believers is to cloak a message in religious language and declare that it conveys some new insight from God. – Charles Stanley If the whole church goes off into deception, that will in no way excuse us for not following Christ. – Leonard Ravenhill As Christ has a […]

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At the Hour of Death

It will not be a burden to me at the hour of death that I have thought too highly of Jesus, expected too much from Him myself, or labored too much in commending Him and setting Him forth to others. – John Newton

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Greatness or Usefulness?

I set my alarm on my phone to wake up and Siri set it for me; when I thanked “her”, she said, “I aspire not to greatness but to usefulness.” I wish every Christian were that way. What do you aspire to–greatness or usefulness? Our motives reveal the deepest truth about us. Which would you rather have–greatness or usefulness? May God […]

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The Puritan Odd Couple

In the 1600’s a special relationship developed between John Owen (1616-1683) and John Bunyan (1628-1688). Although they were both English Puritans, there was some striking differences between the two men. And yet they were good friends. You might call them the Puritan odd couple. Bunyan had little education. He spent time in the army, and […]

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When We Come to the End of our Race

In the earlier years of our Christian race, there always seems to be a sense of mission, of reachable goals or significant accomplishment, even if there is not the achievement of something concrete that endures beyond our lifespan. But gradually it dawns upon us that we are going to leave this world and the Christian […]

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Faithful Preaching

In the New Testament there are no less than five words sometimes translated “preach.” One of these, found in Mark 2:2, is commonly rendered “speak, talk, or tell.” Another found in Luke 9:60 is elsewhere rendered “declare or signify.” Another in Acts 4:2 is rendered “show, speak, teach, or declare.” Another in Luke 3:18 means to declare, to preach, to […]

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Are You Bored now by Spiritual Things?

Having a Bible all the time, we get bored with it; but a famished man loves even a crumb. – Jim Elliot The blessed and precious things of Christ and the Bible–have we grown used to them? Do they move us or do they grow crusted and old in us? How fresh and dear are they to us? […]

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The Present Time and Eternity

– Remember that the present time is your only time to be saved. There is no believing, no repenting, no conversion in the grave; no minister will speak to you there. Now is the time of conversion. – Do no fear the face of man. Remember how small their anger will be in eternity. Robert Murray McCheyne […]

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Worry is Wrong

Once we have taken a problem to God, we should cease to concern ourselves with it. But so frequently, the moment we get up from our knees we begin to worry about the problem again. Now if you do that, you might as well not have prayed. If you take your problem to God, leave […]

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Where Love Abounds or is Lacking

Where love abounds in a fellowship of Christians, many small offenses and even some large ones are readily overlooked and forgotten. But where love is lacking, every word is viewed with suspicion, every action is liable to misunderstanding and conflicts abound to Satan’s perverse delight. – Wayne Grudem Do you truly love the brethren that are […]

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