You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons too; you cannot have a part in both the Lord's table and the table of demons too.
-1Corinthians10:21

The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.
-Exodus 14:14

But I do not account my life of any value nor as precious to myself, if only I may finish my course and the ministry that I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God.
-Acts 20:24

 

Christians are called to be light in the world, not nails on a chalkboard. In other words, our job as Christians isn’t pester people into acting like Christians. Our mission is to show Christ to the world and share the gospel, which will ultimately lead to changed behavior and Christian morals. But, if we simply want non-Christians to start acting like Christians, we become like the Pharisees who, as Jesus said, cleaned the outside of the cup while the inside remained dirty. We’re not after religious affirmation, we’re after spiritual transformation. Pestering people about how they need to change, without the light of the full gospel, does nothing fruitful. It either causes bitterness or self-righteousness.

Blake Baggott  (via -bailee)

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myheartsetfree:

rhiannarhianna:

marilynsaid:

I just read this recently, is it in Mere Christianity? Or…?

Radical by David Platt! 

“Tear off my old garment, for I will soon put on Christ’s garment of righteousness.” Whoa.

myheartsetfree:

rhiannarhianna:

marilynsaid:

I just read this recently, is it in Mere Christianity? Or…?

Radical by David Platt! 

“Tear off my old garment, for I will soon put on Christ’s garment of righteousness.” Whoa.

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Galatians 6:1-10 

If anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load. Let the one who is taught the word share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith.
   

Fearing God means that God is, in your mind and heart, so powerful, so holy, and so awesome that you would not dare to run away from Him, but only to run to Him. It’s the way you do covenant keeping. It’s how you come to Jesus: you come reverently, humbly, without any presumption that you deserve anything or that He owes you anything. You come trembling with a heart that is broken and contrite.

John Piper (via talitha—cumi)

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blakebaggott:

I’ve been helping out a new church plant this weekend. The initial kick-off service is tomorrow, so if you would pray for us, it’d be greatly appreciated! We’re excited about what God is going to do through them in their city. Soli Deo Gloria!

Me with Kari Jobe tonight after an amazing night of worship. So thankful for her and her obedience to the Lord. The presence of the Lord was so overwhelming, powerful, and sweet.

Me with Kari Jobe tonight after an amazing night of worship. So thankful for her and her obedience to the Lord. The presence of the Lord was so overwhelming, powerful, and sweet.

I’ve seen the Lord, the same I’ll never be. Some say they’ve seen the Lord but live on casually. I don’t know what-what you saw but the Lord ain’t what you seen; but once you’ve really seen the Lord you’re obsessed with what you see.

KB

I remember sitting outside a Buddhist temple in Indonesia. Men and women filled the elaborate, colorful temple grounds, where they daily performed their religious rituals. Meanwhile, I was engaged in a conversation with a Buddhist leader and a Muslim leader in this particular community. They were discussing how all religions are fundamentally the same and only superficially different. “We may have different views about small issues,” one of them said, “but when it comes down to essential issues, each of our religions is the same.”
I listened for a while, and then they asked me what I thought. I said, “It sounds as though you both picture God (or whatever you call god) at the top of the mountain, and I may take one route up the mountain, you may take another, and in the end we will all end up in the same place.”
They smiled as I spoke. Happily they replied, “Exactly! You understand!”
Then I leaned in and said, “Now let me ask you a question. What would you think if I told you that the God at the top of the mountain actually came down to where we are? What would you think if I told you that God doesn’t wait for people to find their way to him, but instead he comes to us?”
They thought for a moment and then responded, “That would be great.”
I replied, “Let me introduce you to Jesus.”

“Radical” by David Platt (via breanna-lynn)

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