Don’t Be Dry Gunpowder

“I am tempted to think that I am now an established Christian, – that I have overcome this or that lust so long, – that I have got into the habit of the opposite grace, – so that there is no fear; I may venture very near the temptation – nearer than other men. This is a lie of Satan. One might as well speak of gunpowder getting by habit of resisting fire, so as not to catch spark. As long as powder is wet, it resists the spark; but when it becomes dry, it is ready to explode at the first touch. As long as the Spirit dwells in my heart, He deadens me to sin, so that, if lawfully called through temptation, I may reckon upon God carrying me through. But when the Spirit leaves me, I am like dry gunpowder. Oh for a sense of this!”

Robert Murray M’Cheyne

“Set NOT your hearts on the flowers of this world. They shall fade and die. Prize the Rose of Sharon and the Lily of the Valley. He changes not! Live nearer to Christ than to any person on this earth; so that when they are taken, you may have Him to love and lean upon.”

Robert Murray M’Cheyne

Not Mere Words

“Sound Bible exposition is an imperative must in the Church of the Living God. Without it no church can be a New Testament church in any strict meaning of that term. But exposition may be carried on in such a way as to leave the hearers devoid of any true spiritual nourishment whatever.
For it is not mere words that nourish the soul, but God Himself, and unless and until the hearers find God in personal experience they are not the better for having heard the truth. The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His presence, may taste and know the inner sweetness of the very God Himself in the core and centre of their hearts.”

A. W. Tozer

Bored of Announcements?

Get sick of those announcements in church sevices that only apply to 10% of the people and are already posted in the bulletin?
Read I Corinthians 17 to see what Paul had to say. Click here: Ecclesiophilist: Concerning Announcements