The gospel is not first a truth to be accepted. The gospel is an invitation to a meet the one true and living God in the person of Jesus Christ.
Nicodemus blindly trusted in his heritage—his first birth. All the while Jesus offered him an inheritance—the second birth.
Nature is a daily declaration of the beauty, order, dependability, and power of God.
what could be filled with God’s presence in our lives becomes filled with our buzzing, enterprising activity.
God’s abundance is not a magnification of whatever we tend to think of as a lot. his is an abundance of another magnitude— of another order.
So often we ask God to reveal himself to us in fresh and new ways, and yet so often we fail to approach Scripture with this same kind of asking.
It is at the cross that we who have traveled the way of wickedness can finally cross over through grace to the path of righteousness.
Never despise the days of small beginnings. Small beginnings are, in fact, the true nature of how the kingdom of god spreads and grows.
To behold Jesus means moving in the ever-deepening kind of humility that requires me to confess that though I love him I scarcely know him.
Since the Day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit has been laboring to reveal Jesus to the whole world. The big question is who will recognize him. And among those who recognize him, who will receive him?