Every staff on which we try to lean in our pride will snap and pierce us through. One refuge will be secure: God.
The transgression against God is to presume that you can climb your way up a ladder of morality into his favor.
God's self-sufficiency and sovereign freedom are the very sources from which his mighty mercy overflows.
God does not
do you good out of some constraint or coercion. He is free! And in
his freedom he overflows in joy to do you good.
God delights in those responses which mirror his magnificence.
God's joy, his desire, his want and wish and hope and
pleasure and gladness and delight is to give the kingdom to his
God will spare sinful sons, precisely because he did not
spare his only sinless Son.
The grace of God
does not spare his people suffering in this age, but rather uses
suffering to bring people to himself.
God is not aloof or passive or
indecisive. He is a searching and saving God, a God on a mission.
Paul lived by faith in future
grace. And therefore he blessed all his churches over and over
again with future grace.
If God called you to his glory, he's going to get you to his glory.
Christians are secure, not because they are strong, but because God is
sovereign and faithful to his new covenant promises.
purpose in giving the law was so that, in the end, grace would
reign through Christ's righteousness on our behalf.
Those who by grace are born of God have seen the glory of God that Moses asked to see but wasn't permitted.
Celebrating 140 Years of Bethlehem Baptist Church
The Sovereignty of God
The Love of God
The Glory of God
The Wrath of God
The Death of Christ