Bought by the Blood

April 30, 2007

F.F. Bruce on the cross

Filed under: cross,F.F. Bruce,Glory of God — cubsfan1980 @ 11:39 pm

“The cross is the complete revelation of the divine glory manifested in the Son…Jesus came into the world to reveal the Father, and He revealed Him most fully in His death on the cross.” F.F. Bruce

John Stott on the Christian Life

Filed under: holiness,John Stott,salvation — cubsfan1980 @ 11:01 pm

“He called us to Christ and holiness, to freedom and peace, to suffering and glory. More simply, it was a call to an altogether new life in which we know, love, obey and serve Christ, enjoy fellowship with him and with each other, and look beyond our present suffering to the glory which one day will be revealed. This is the hope to which he has called you. Paul prays that our eyes may be opened to know it.” John Stott

John Stott on the Christian Life

Filed under: holiness,John Stott,salvation — cubsfan1980 @ 11:01 pm

“He called us to Christ and holiness, to freedom and peace, to suffering and glory. More simply, it was a call to an altogether new life in which we know, love, obey and serve Christ, enjoy fellowship with him and with each other, and look beyond our present suffering to the glory which one day will be revealed. This is the hope to which he has called you. Paul prays that our eyes may be opened to know it.” John Stott

April 25, 2007

D.A. Carson on praying for grace

Filed under: D.A. Carson,grace,Prayer — cubsfan1980 @ 5:55 pm

“We become fruitful by grace; we persevere by grace; we mature by grace; by grace we grow to love one another more, and by grace we cherish holiness and a deepening knowledge of God…The Savior cannot be glorified in our lives, nor can we be finally glorified, apart from the grace that He provides.” D.A. Carson

D.A. Carson on praying for grace

Filed under: D.A. Carson,grace,Prayer — cubsfan1980 @ 5:55 pm

“We become fruitful by grace; we persevere by grace; we mature by grace; by grace we grow to love one another more, and by grace we cherish holiness and a deepening knowledge of God…The Savior cannot be glorified in our lives, nor can we be finally glorified, apart from the grace that He provides.” D.A. Carson

Watson on repentance

Filed under: Mercy of God,Repentance,Thomas Watson — cubsfan1980 @ 12:14 pm

“Be as speedy in your repentance as you would have God speedy in His mercies.” Thomas Watson

Watson on repentance

Filed under: Mercy of God,Repentance,Thomas Watson — cubsfan1980 @ 12:14 pm

“Be as speedy in your repentance as you would have God speedy in His mercies.” Thomas Watson

April 24, 2007

F.F. Bruce on the Fear of Death

Filed under: F.F. Bruce — cubsfan1980 @ 10:25 pm

Heb 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

The fear of death is a most potent fear. Through fear of death many will consent to do things that nothing else could compel them to do. Some braver souls, it is true, will accept death sooner than dishonor; but for the majority the fear of death can be a tyrannous instrument of coercion. And death is indeed the king of terrors to those who recognize in it the penalty of sin. But by the death of their Sanctifier, Christ’s brothers and sisters are sanctified; His death has transformed the meaning of death for them. To them his death means not judgment, but blessing; not bondage, but liberation. And their own death, when it comes, takes its character from His death. If, then, death itself cannot separate the people of Christ from God’s love which has been revealed in him, it can no longer be held over their heads by the devil or any other malign power as a means of intimidation.

-F.F. Bruce, Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews

Boice on suffering

Filed under: Boice,Suffering — cubsfan1980 @ 2:54 am

“Suffering allows the believer to show the supernatural strength of His master. If everything is going well with you and you rejoice, what makes you different from unbelievers? Nothing at all! They also (usually) rejoice when circumstances are favorable. If you are able to rejoice when things are not favorable, however, then Jesus Christ may be clearly seen in you and the supernatural power of the Christian faith is made manifest. Sufering is the dark background for the supernatural radicance of Christ’s life.”
-Boice

Boice on suffering

Filed under: Boice,Suffering — cubsfan1980 @ 2:54 am

“Suffering allows the believer to show the supernatural strength of His master. If everything is going well with you and you rejoice, what makes you different from unbelievers? Nothing at all! They also (usually) rejoice when circumstances are favorable. If you are able to rejoice when things are not favorable, however, then Jesus Christ may be clearly seen in you and the supernatural power of the Christian faith is made manifest. Sufering is the dark background for the supernatural radicance of Christ’s life.”
-Boice

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