Book Quotes

“In the service of humility, you don’t wash your own feet, just like you can’t cleanse your own heart.”

2019-11-25T09:06:52-05:00December 8, 2019|Book Quotes|

“In the service of humility, you don’t wash your own feet, just like you can’t cleanse your own heart.” TEXT: Chapter 8, Page 76 – As Jesus told Peter, the foot washing ceremony is symbolic of the cleansing of the heart, the cleansing on the inside (compare John 13:10 with Matthew 15:17-20). This cleansing of [...]

“There is something more to the Christian life than just the altar of burnt offering.”

2019-11-25T09:02:50-05:00November 25, 2019|Book Quotes|

“There is something more to the Christian life than just the altar of burnt offering.” TEXT: Chapter 8, Page 75 – And when they came to this altar of burnt offering and made their sacrifice, when they said their penitential prayers while pressing their hand upon the animal’s head and cut the throat of the [...]

“Keeping” the commandments becomes possible, not because we try hard, but because we love hard.”

2019-07-08T13:29:55-05:00November 10, 2019|Book Quotes|

“Keeping” the commandments becomes possible, not because we try hard, but because we love hard.” TEXT: Chapter 7, Page 71 – One of my favorite things – besides raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens (thank you, Sound of Music) – is to find Bible passages that so beautifully express a concept that I’ve been [...]

“By receiving the Gifts and by abiding in Him, we are empowered to function like Him, to reflect His character to the world.”

2019-07-08T13:26:33-05:00October 27, 2019|Book Quotes|

“By receiving the Gifts and by abiding in Him, we are empowered to function like Him, to reflect His character to the world.” TEXT: Chapter 7, Page 68 – So, what’s the Lord’s will for you and me? What does the Lord passionately, lovingly, thoughtfully, hopefully desire for us? We have spent the last several [...]

“As an extension of His relationship with us, He wants the Ten Commandments to be a description of who we are as we reflect His character to the world.”

2019-07-08T13:24:02-05:00October 13, 2019|Book Quotes|

“As an extension of His relationship with us, He wants the Ten Commandments to be a description of who we are as we reflect His character to the world.” TEXT: Chapter 7, Page 68 – My first discovery from my Bible study was this:  The Ten Commandments and all other commandments are a description of [...]

“Consider a different description of the Ten Commandments. Consider them to be a description of the character of God.”

2019-07-08T13:16:54-05:00September 29, 2019|Book Quotes|

 “Consider a different description of the Ten Commandments. Consider them to be a description of the character of God.” TEXT: Chapter 7, Page 66 – Most Christians think of the Ten Commandments as a list of ten rules that God says you have to obey – or else God will frown on you, maybe even [...]

“The “faith of Jesus” must result in “keeping the commandments.” Otherwise we’re just playing church, just going through the motions, just pretending.”

2019-07-08T13:14:22-05:00September 15, 2019|Book Quotes|

  “The “faith of Jesus” must result in “keeping the commandments.” Otherwise we’re just playing church, just going through the motions, just pretending.” TEXT: Chapter 7, Page 65 – As I’ve been discussing with you the Covenant Grace-Faith Relationship, I realize that I’ve been emphasizing the Faith part, mostly because I think many people don’t know [...]

“He can work through us – or around us. But His work is of no benefit to us until we choose to allow Him to work in us.”

2019-07-08T13:11:22-05:00September 1, 2019|Book Quotes|

“He can work through us – or around us. But His work is of no benefit to us until we choose to allow Him to work in us.” TEXT: Chapter 6, Page 63 – As I suggested at the beginning of this conversation, we have reached a transition point, a critical juncture in developing a [...]

“Your usual human value set will not help you achieve what you would like to achieve – life more abundantly.”

2019-07-08T13:05:09-05:00August 4, 2019|Book Quotes|

“Your usual human value set will not help you achieve what you would like to achieve – life more abundantly.” TEXT: Chapter 6, Page 60 – As I review what I just said to you, it sounds very calm, benign, and blasé – like an intellectual exercise worked through in the comfort of your living [...]

“This is the most amazing, the most glorious, the most important miracle of all – the transformation of the human heart.”

2019-07-08T13:01:02-05:00July 21, 2019|Book Quotes|

 “This is the most amazing, the most glorious, the most important miracle of all – the transformation of the human heart.” TEXT: Chapter 6, Page 58 – Although we are unable to do, the presence of the Holy Spirit now brings the power to do. “But if the Spirit of Him which raised Jesus from [...]