Humble Exaltation

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“And here is the source of true kindness. The salvation of Jesus humbles us profoundly – we are so lost that he had to die for us. But it exalts and assures us mightily — we are so valued that he was glad to die for us. Because we are sinners totally accepted by grace, we have both the humility and the boldness necessary to serve others for their sake, not ours.”

Timothy Keller, “The Grace of Kindness”

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Forward March

“We give ourselves to prayer. We preach a Gospel that saves to the
uttermost, and witness to its power. We do not argue about worldliness;
we witness. We do not discuss philosophy; we preach the Gospel. We do
not speculate about the destiny of sinners; we pluck them as brands from
the burning. We ask no man’s patronage. We beg no man’s money. We fear
no man’s frown. Let no man join us who is afraid, and we want none but
those who are saved, sanctified and aflame with the fire of the Holy

Samuel Chadwick

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D w e l l

“When the Word dwells as a familiar friend in the heart to direct,
counsel and comfort us, then it is a sign it abides there. The devil
knows good and hates it, therefore knowledge alone is nothing; but when
the promise alters the temper of the heart itself, then it is engrafted

Richard Sibbes

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“A saint’s life is in the hands of God as a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer. God is aiming at something the saint cannot see; He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says, I cannot stand any more. But God does not heed; He goes on stretching until His purpose is in sight, then He lets fly.”

Oswald Chambers
My Utmost for His Highest

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