Every idol, if you scratch it, is a mirror. We worship ourselves.
He didn’t love me because I’m valuable. Because He loved me, I became valuable.
Thinking that education is something different from discipling our children is a sure sign that we have been ‘educated’ by the state. Education is discipleship.
To acknowledge that I am yet a sinner is not to deny that I am a saint but to acknowledge how I became one, by grace.
God’s pleasure with me is grounded in the accomplishment of Christ, not my own accomplishment.
We do not homeschool to avoid wicked people. We homeschool so we wicked people can talk all day about the one Man who wasn’t wicked.
Regeneration is the cause of faith, not faith the cause of regeneration.
In fact, the Devil is delighted when we spend our time and energy defending the Bible, as long as we do not get around to actually reading the Bible.
Imagine if you would, what would happen to your sorrows and fears if God Himself, the maker of heaven and earth, the Father of our Lord, the sovereign One, were to come to you, wrap you in His almighty arms and say to you, ‘I love you with a perfect love, exactly as I love My Son. I will never stop loving you, no matter what. I am completely, utterly for you. I promise, on My own life, that I will do you good every day of your life. And because I control all things, that means My good is all you will ever experience from this time forward.’
I am not accusing God of sinning; I am suggesting that he created sin
Things are not as they should be. Because He’s not finished yet. They will be. Rest assured.
I hope that we will learn from each other, but most of all that we would learn from God’s Word, which equips us for every good work, including our calling to suffer for the glory of God and for the building of His kingdom.
Our treasure is what we fear losing, and I fear that we fear losing our treasure. We are lovers of money.
It is false to say that what we don’t know can’t hurt us, especially when it comes to the Bible. If ever there were anything we need to know, it is the very Word of God. That said, what is in all likelihood worse than what we don’t know about the Bible is what we do know that just isn’t so.
The One who knows the fullness of my sin loves me as my Father right now.
The true gospelstands before the throne of God declaring, ‘Jesus did it all.’
The gates of hell did not prevail before me. They will not prevail after me. The Kingdom, I pray will use me but it doesn’t need me.
The utter destruction of our culture isn’t just around the corner. It has been here for some time.
Sanctification is the process in which we become more aware of how sinful we are.
Because He freely owned my guilt I may freely own my sin. Guilty as charged, and yet, not guilty at all.
Instead of seeing all of this as God’s extraordinary grace, we come to expect the comfort and joys that God gives us as the baseline, the measure of what we believe to be our due. When our comfort level drops below our expectations, we are shocked and angered, and even foolishly express our outrage to God Himself.
We must remember who we are by remembering Whose we are.
In abortion they are trying to destroy the last bastion of the image of God.
No matter what obeisance the state may demand, we who serve the King are free indeed.
The truth is that the sole reason we don’t see the world all around us as magic is that we are jaded, too cool for the school of wonder.