Instruments In The Redeemer's Hands

 

Instruments In The Redeemer's Hands

 

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Change is possible! You can stand amid the harshest realities of sin and have hope that will never disappoint you (Rom 5:1-5). That marriage can change. That teenager can change. That church can change. That friendship can change. That bitterness can be put to death. That compulsion can be broken. That fear can be defeated. That stony heart can ... View Quote


Sin not only causes me to respond sinfully to suffering, it causes me to respond sinfully to blessing. The smart kid teases the dumb kid. The athlete makes fun of the kid with two left feet. Something is so wrong inside us that we can’t even handle blessing properly

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Your life is bigger than you ever imagined. You live in one moment in time, yet you stand hand-in-hand with Enoch, Noah, Joseph, Moses, Abraham, Isaac, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Matthew, Peter, Paul, Augustine, Calvin, Luther, and generations of unknown believers who understood their place in the kingdom and did their part in its work. Only as you keep... View Quote


This is how Scripture is different to an encyclopaedia, I do not need to read other articles to understand the one I am reading at the moment. One article has no connection to another; there are no overarching themes. In the Bible, however, every passage is dependent on the whole, and the whole Bible is held together by interdependent themes tha... View Quote


At any moment in time, the right answer to the question, “What is God doing?” is, “Accomplishing his plan.”

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You cannot understand the world of personal ministry without Genesis 1. It explains that our need for help is part of our design. It is not a result of the fall. Human beings need truth from outside themselves to make sense of life. We need God’s perspective to interpret the facts of our existence. We were created to be worshippers.

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At its core, sin is moral thievery. It steals the worship that rightly belongs to God and gives it to someone or something else. It robs the Trinity to purchase the creation. Every sinner is in some way a worship thief. At its centre, sin is also spiritual adultery. It takes the love that belongs to God alone and gives it to someone or something... View Quote


If we fail to examine the heart and the areas where it needs to change, our ministry efforts will only result in people who are more committed and successful idolaters.

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