| Even when God deems it necessary to discipline us for persistent disobedience, He always does so out of love to restore us to the way of obedience.|
Source: The Gospel for Real Life, p. 96.
| Spiritual disciplines are provided for our good, not for our bondage. They are privileges to be used, not duties to be performed. To take off on a familiar quotation from Jesus, "Spiritual disciplines were made for man, not man for spiritual disciplines" (see Mark 2:27).|
Source: Transforming Grace, p. 127.
| We must remember that the methods of spiritual disciplines are a means to the end, not the end themselves.|
Source: Transforming Grace, p. 128.
| The cure for the sin of envy and jealousy is to find our contentment in God.|
Topics: Envy, Jealousy, Contentment
Source: The Pursuit of Holiness, p. 120.
| Three means by which God assures us that we do have eternal life: 1. The promises of His Word, 2. The witness of the Spirit in our hearts, 3. The transforming work of the Spirit in our lives.|
Topics: Eternal Life, Scripture, Holy Spirit
Source: The Gospel for Real Life, p. 150.
| We are not to be a terminus point for the gospel, but rather a way station in its progress to the ends of the earth. God intends that everyone who has embraced the gospel become a part of the great enterprise of spreading the gospel.|
Source: The Gospel for Real Life, p. 186.
| Faith in Christ and a reliance on ourselves, even to the smallest degree, are mutually exclusive.|
| Faith is not only necessary to salvation, it is also necessary to live a life pleasing to God. Faith enables us to claim the promises of God - but it also enables us to obey the commands of God. Faith enables us to obey when obedience is costly or seems unreasonable to the natural mind.|
Source: The Pursuit of Holiness, p. 139-140.
| Faith is the gift of God - not the result of the persuasion of the evangelist.|
Source: The Gospel for Real Life, p. 135.
| One definition of faith might be "Obeying the revealed will of God and trusting Him for the results."|
Source: The Pursuit of Holiness, p. 144.
| The object of our faith is not the mere content of the message, but the One whom the message is about.|
Source: The Gospel for Real Life, p. 106.
| There are many elements that go into the total concept of fellowship, as it is described in the New Testament, but the sharing together in suffering is one of the most profitable. It probably unites our hearts together in Christ more than any other aspect of fellowship.|
Topics: Fellowship, Suffering
Source: Trusting God, 1988, p. 189.