Tuesday, December 30, 2014
I pray you, remember two things. I have not told you to trust the omnipotence of God as a thing, and I have not told you to trust the Word of God as a written book, but I have told you to go to the God of omnipotence and the God of the Word. - Andrew Murray
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Why is it that the magnificent civilizations fashioned by human endeavor throughout history have tumbled and collapsed one after another with apocalyptic suddenness? Is it not because, ever since man’s original fall and onward to the present, sin has plummeted human existence into an unbroken crisis of word and truth? A cosmic struggle between truth and falsehood, between good and evil, shadows the whole history of mankind. The Bible depicts it as a conflict between the authority of God and the claims of the Evil One. Measured by the yardstick of God’s holy purposes, all that man proudly designates as human culture is little but idolatry. God’s Word proffers no compliments whatever to man’s so-called historical progress; rather, it indicts man’s pseudoparadises as veritable towers of Babel that obscure and falsify God’s truth and Word.
Carl F. H. Henry, God, Revelation, and Authority, vol. 1 (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1999), 21.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Craik wrote of himself, ‘I am nothing, have nothing, can bear nothing and depending on myself is madness. My depending on the Lord is heavenly wisdom.’
Carol Purves, From Prussia with Love: The George Müller Story (Leominster, UK: Day One Publications, 2005), 22.
Monday, December 22, 2014
We will praise Him for all that is past,
And trust Him for all that’s to come.
Frederick Howard Taylor and Geraldine Taylor, Hudson Taylor in Early Years: The Growth of a Soul (Littleton, CO; Mississauga, ON; Kent, TN: OMF Book, 1995), 124.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Evangelism for us isn’t relegated to a time slot, nor to one or two types of activities. In short, evangelism is practiced as a way of life. It’s not surprising, then, that barriers come down, and that people hear and believe the good news of the gospel. As Jesus said, “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35, KJV).
Myron Augsburger, “Overcoming the Obstacles to Evangelism,” in Mastering Outreach & Evangelism, Mastering Ministry (Portland, OR: Multnomah; Christianity Today, 1990), 24.