God’s Design for Us

God’s people are His preserving agents for a world that is corrupted and degenerating because of sin.  Your life is designed and commissioned by God to enhance a community and to preserve what is good and right.

(Henry Blackaby, Experiencing God Day by Day, p. 51)

A Prayer of Surrender

With me there is an abundance of sin; in You (God) is the fullness of righteousness.  Therefore, I will remain with You.

(Martin Luther)

Your Responsibility

God is more anxious for you to know His will than you are to find it.  In fact, it’s not really your responsibility to find the will of God.  It is your responsibility to do the will of God!

(Dr. James Merritt, Walk Through the Word, p. 54)

Some Things Are Never to Rest

Some things are never to rest–and shouldn’t.  Obeying God never takes a break.  Loving others never takes a vacation.  Ministering to others’ needs never takes a hiatus.

(Dr. James Merritt, Walk Through the Word, p. 53)

With Authority Comes Ability

Anything God give you the authority to do, He will give you the ability to do.  He goes before you, behind you and beside you, so what are you waiting for?  Jesus is alive!  The Bible is true!  Heaven and hell are real!  People need what you can give…so give it!

(Dr. Grant Etheridge, Walk Through the Word, p. 49)

A Danger for Church Members

Be careful:  When you’ve been in church for a while and forgotten what it’s like to be on the outside, you can become hard-hearted and fail to show the love of God to those who need it.

(Word for You Today, Dec.-Feb., 2017-2018, p. 48)


Resentment is one of the most expensive luxuries you can indulge.  A deep-seated grudge eats away at your peace of mind like a deadly cancer destroying a vital organ.

(Word for You Today, Dec.-Feb., 2017-2018, p. 48)


Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.

(Corrie ten Boom, Tramp for the Lord)

Worship Is…

Worship is the submission of all of our nature to God.  It is the quickening of conscience by His holiness, nourishment of mind by His truth, purifying of imagination by His beauty, opening of the heart to His love, and submission of will to His purpose.  And all this gathered up in adoration is the greatest of human expressions of which we are capable.

(William Temple, Writings in St. John)

Our Personal Contribution to Salvation

The only thing of my very own which I contribute to redemption is the sin from which I need to be redeemed.

(William Temple, Nature, Man and God)