I live in a small rural community where people often burn brush, trash, and other debris that they do not want to take the time to dispose of. It is common in the summer and fall to drive past houses where dark clouds of smoke are billowing from the back...
Here are my favorite quotes from Christian articles around the web, including God’s promises and why Jesus prayed.
Here’s How to Receive More of What God Promises (Colin Smith, Unlocking the Bible)
We have a risen Savior. By his power we will be saved, not only from sin’s condemnation, but also from sin itself. When Christ brings you home there will not be a trace of sin in you or around you. He will not let you go. He will bring you all the way home.
How to Study Scripture Theologically (Joel Beeke)
Too often, we divorce theology from the study of the Bible, imagining the former to be an academic, intellectual debate and the latter to be a simple acceptance of God’s Word. In reality, there is no true theology without Bible study, and no faithful Bible study without theological reflection.
We Cannot Love God if We Do Not Love His Word (R. C. Sproul, Ligonier Ministries)
We do not have to go as far as accepting the foolish idea that the courses of the stars determine our destinies, our prosperity, our achievements, and our successes. However, it is equally superstitious to equate our feelings and inclinations with the leading of the Holy Spirit. It seems so much more exciting to live with a freewheeling openness to the leading of the Holy Spirit rather than practicing the laborious discipline of mastering His Word. This is exceedingly dangerous ground. If we want to do the will of the Father, we need to study the Word of the Father—and leave the magic to the astrologers.
If Jesus Is God, Why Did He Pray? (Mark Jones, Crossway)
Jesus revolutionized prayer in a way that did justice to the radical nature of his ministry. With no previous examples of faithful Jews addressing God as “Father” in prayer, the supremely faithful Jew referred to God as “Father” almost exclusively in his recorded prayers.