Doctrine is important, but to fight over the smallest things as the world perishes without the gospel is tragic; a waste of gifts and strength.
The heart set to do the Father's will need never fear defeat. His promises of guidance may be fully counted upon. Does it make sense to believe that the Shepherd would care less about getting His sheep where He wants them to go than they care about getting there?
Friendship is the nearest thing we know to what religion is. God is love. And to make religion akin to Friendship is simply to give it the highest expression conceivable by man.
No man ever really finds out what he believes in until he begins to instruct his children.
The mills of God grind slowly; yet the grind exceeding small; Though with patience He stands waiting, with exactness grinds he all.
-Fredrick Von Logau
If you do not listen to theology, that will not mean that you have no ideas about God. It will mean that you have a lot of wrong ones!
We can stop pleading with God to show us the future, and start living and obeying like we are confident that He holds the future.
We are masters of the unsaid words, but slaves of those we let slip out.
I believe in Christianity as I believe the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.
There is a vast difference between failing and becoming a failure. We become a failure when we give up—when we stop trying. But as long as we are working on those sinful habits, regardless of how often we fail, we have not become a failure, and we can expect to see progress.
Christianity preaches the infinite worth of that which is seemingly worthless and the infinite worthlessness of that which is seemingly so valued.
The Bible is of such universal and perennial interest that it will call forth comments and sermons without number, to the end of time. This of itself is sufficient evidence of its divine origin and character. It is now more extensively studied than ever before, and goes on conquering and to conquer in the face of all enemies. It is inexhaustible. It never grows old, but increases in interest and value as time flows on. Human books have their day, but ‘the Word of the Lord endureth forever.’
In order to give thanks when the sky is falling, you have to remember that it’s Jesus’ sky, and that He never promised it wouldn’t fall.
The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith; and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.