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Quotes

Start at zero

I start at zero, and zero for me means that I can con­tribute noth­ing. Every­thing has to come from God.” T. Austin-Sparks

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Music

Not safe, not fair, but so good.

This song by Kendall Payne is both fan­tas­tic and true. Aslan Don’t stop your cry­ing on my account A fright­en­ing lion, no doubt He’s not safe, no he’s not safe Are you tempt­ed now to run away? The King above all Kings is com­ing down But He won’t say the words you wish that he […]

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The Church

A Memorial of the Victory of God

Today, I read the fol­low­ing from T. Austin Sparks in the book The Cen­tral­i­ty and Suprema­cy of the Lord Jesus Christ: “We must see that the Body of Christ rep­re­sents a tremen­dous vic­to­ry. That Body comes out of His res­ur­rec­tion, or with His res­ur­rec­tion, and the pre-emi­­nent exam­ple of the exer­cise of Divine pow­er in […]

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Christianity The Church

The Testimony of a Quiet Life

Amongst the incred­i­ble empha­sis on evan­ge­lism and mis­sions that is nor­mal­ly tout­ed in evan­gel­i­cal chris­tian­i­ty, it’s inter­est­ing to run across pas­sages of scrip­ture such as 1 Tim­o­thy 2:1–4: (empha­sis mine) 1 First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, peti­tions and thanks­giv­ings, be made on behalf of all men, 2 for kings and […]

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Christianity The Church

Don’t Start a Christian Community

God is love.” If you’re a Chris­t­ian, you believe that state­ment. It’s a beau­ti­ful truth, one that’s cap­tured all of us. It’s a deep real­i­ty that con­veys immense mean­ing and hope to those that fol­low God. We’ve fall­en in love with Him because He first loved us. But that phrase, “God is love,” is also […]