Quotes & Scripture

Martin Luther on Faith

“Faith is a living, daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a man could stake his life on it a thousand times.” – Martin Luther

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Our Soul’s Greatest Desire

“As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants for Thee, O God.  My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God?” – Psalm 42:1-2

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Born to Dream

“Dreams and destiny are connected. If you don’t dream you’ll never achieve your dreams…Ask God to awaken your dreaming nature. Expect Him to energize you with creativity and passion. He wants you to live – really live – and fulfill the destiny He planned for you.” – Dutch Sheets

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How to find peace in a world that’s always in conflict

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.”   – Colossians 3:1-3…

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How to Live a Blessed Life

I love how Psalm 37 gives us five specific invitations, so that we can live blessed lives. Trust in the Lord (verse 3) Delight yourself in the Lord (verse 4) Commit your way to the Lord (verse 5) Be still before the Lord (verse 7) Wait for the Lord (verse 34) That’s a pattern for…

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Keeping the Right Attitude in Hard Times

“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” –James 1:2-4 I return to this passage often because as the world spins out…

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The God Who Serves His People

Psalm 23 is a favorite of many. But as I was reading it this morning I saw verse 5 in a new light. It says, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” In the ancient world – and even in our…

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