Archive for August, 2015

Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)

“Our dependence on Scripture alone will last until the time when Scripture and the church are no longer needed and we are all taught by the Lord Jesus himself and completely filled with the Holy Spirit.”
-Herman Bavinck

The Best Leaders are…

“Most churches make the mistake of selecting as leaders the confident, the competent, and the successful. But what you most need in a leader is someone who has been broken by the knowledge of his sin, and even greater knowledge of Jesus’ costly grace. The number one leaders in every church ought to be the people who repent the most fully without excuses, because you don’t need any now; the most easily without bitterness; the most publicly and the most joyfully. They know their standing isn’t based on their performance but on Christ’s life, death, and resurrection. The best leaders are the best repenters.”
-Tim Keller

Do you bleed Bibline?

“It is blessed to eat into the very soul of the Bible, until at last you come to talk in Scriptural language, and your spirit is flavored with the words of the Lord, so that your blood is Bibline and the very essence of the Bible flows from you.”
-Charles Spurgeon

Pray without ceasing

“Do we ever feel a secret inclination to hurry our prayers, or shorten our prayers, or become careless about our prayers, or omit our prayers altogether?…
Let us resist the temptation, and cast it behind our backs. Let us resolve to pray on steadily, patiently, perseveringly, and let us never doubt that it does us good. However long the answer may be in coming, still let us pray on. Whatever sacrifice and self-denial it may cost us, still let us pray on, “pray always”–”pray without ceasing”–and “continue in prayer.” (1 Thess. 5:17. Coloss. 4:2.) Let us arm our minds with this parable (Luke 18:1-8), and while we live, whatever we make time for, let us make time for prayer.”
-JC Ryle