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Sin gets its power by persuading me to believe that I will be happier if I follow it. The power of all temptation is the prospect that it will make me happier.

    Topics: Temptation

It's unpopular to take a strong stand on anything (these days) except tolerance.

    Topics: Tolerance

God aims to exalt Himself by working for those who wait for Him.

    Topics: Waiting

The deepest need that you and I have in weakness and adversity is not quick relief, but the well-grounded confidence that what is happening to us is part of the greatest purpose of God in the universe - the glorification of the grace and power of his Son - the grace and power that bore Him to the cross and kept him there until the work of love was done.

    Topics: Weakness, Adversity

There is a war going on. All talk of a Christian's right to live luxuriously "as a child of the King" in this atmosphere sounds hollow - especially since the King himself is stripped for battle.

    Topics: Wealth

If you don't see the greatness of God then all the things that money can buy become very exciting. If you can't see the sun you will be impressed with a street light. If you've never felt thunder and lightning you'll be impressed with fireworks. And if you turn your back on the greatness and majesty of God you'll fall in love with a world of shadows and short-lived pleasures.

    Topics: Worldliness

Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't.

    Topics: Worship, Missions, Church

God wills to be displayed and known and loved and cherished and worshiped.

    Topics: Worship

Do you feel more loved when God makes much of you or do you feel more loved when God at the cost of His Son allows you to make much of Him?

    Topics: Worship

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