Monday, April 21, 2014

He Is Risen

“If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said; if he didn't rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.” -Tim Keller

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Upward

“I wonder whether Jesus was even aware of the nails and the thorns. He was overwhelmed by the outer darkness. On the cross, He was in hell, totally bereft of the grace and the presence of God, utterly separated from all blessedness of the Father. He became a curse for us so that we one day will be able to see the face of God. God turned His back on His Son so that the light of His countenance will fall on us. It’s no wonder Jesus screamed from the depths of His soul.” RC Sproul 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Upward

“The Bible is one long story of God meeting our rebellion with His rescue, our sin with His salvation, our guilt with His grace, our badness with His goodness. The overwhelming focus of the Bible is not the work of the redeemed but the work of the Redeemer.” -Tullian Tchividjian  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Psalm 150

“The Psalter is full of physicality: texts are sung, hands are lifted, hands are clapped, knees are bowed, stairs are walked, instruments are played. The words are designed to become part of us, and they do that by our physical contact with them. We’re supposed to chew on them, sing them, and play them so they can orient us to who God is and who we are in relation to him.”  Reggie Kidd

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Upward: sermons in Philippians

“You understand that the Christian life is a fight for joy. It is not the rejection of joy: it is the rejection of cheap joy. It is not the rejection of satisfaction: it's the rejection of superficial satisfaction. It's not the rejection of delight: it's the rejection of shallow delight in pursuit of cheap delight.” -Ligon Duncan

Monday, February 24, 2014

Living Waters


"For my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water." Jeremiah 2:13