Somebody sent me this today, not sure what they are trying to tell me! But is is a good reminder that God can meet all our needs!
“There is no greater foe to Christianity than mere profession. There is no greater discredit to Christianity today than to stand up for it, and yet not live it in our lives. There is no greater danger in the Christian world today than to stand up for the Bible, and yet to deny that Bible by the very way we defend it. There is no greater hindrance to Christianity today than to contend for orthodoxy, whatever the orthodoxy may be, and to deny it by the censoriousness, the hardness, the unattractiveness with which we champion our cause. Oh this power of personal testimony with the heart filled with the love of Christ, the mind saturated with the teaching of Christ, the conscience sensitive to the law of Christ, the whole nature aglow with grace and love of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Dr. W. H. Griffith-Thomas was an Anglican pastor, theologian, author and one of the founders of Dallas Seminary
“I am an historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus Christ is easily the most dominant figure in all history.” (H. G. Wells, British author)
What Is An Evangelical? by Rev. Peter Clement
The evangelical’s basic position is that the Bible is the revealed Word of God in its entirety. It was written by many different men over many years but each writer wrote what God inspired each to write (2 Peter 1:21 & 2 Timothy 3:16). To the evangelical the entire Bible is literal truth.
The evangelical, therefore, takes his stand upon the Bible, regarding it as his sole authority for all matters of faith and conduct. His doctrines are the truths of the Bible; his entire way of life and worship is based on Biblical principles.
The evangelical insists that the only way of salvation is the way declared in the Bible. That is, that the only way for men and women to be saved from their sins and to be put right with God is that God graciously justifies them, not by any human merit but by faith alone in the Lord Jesus Christ who once on the cross gave Himself in sacrificial death to atone for sins. Thus Christ procured pardon and peace with God for all who trust in Him as Lord and Saviour.
(Adapted from an article by Rev. Peter Clement, Evangelical Movement of Wales, UK)
Happy moments: Praise God.
Difficult moments: Seek God.
Quiet moments: Worship God.
Difficult moments: Trust God.
Every moment. Thank God.
Grant me the serenity
to accept the things
I cannot change,
Courage to change the
things I can, and the
wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardship as the
pathway to peace.
Taking, as He did, this
sinful world as it is,
not as I would have it.
Trusting that He will make
all things right if I
surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy
in this life, and supremely
happy with Him forever in
NOTE: This is the full Serenity Prayer attributed to Rev. Karl Paul Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971). It was reportedly written by him in 1926. Niebuhr was a Lutheran pastor and theologian. Usually the “Serenity Prayer” is quoted using the first 2 verses only.
From a sermon by Dr. Adrian Rodgers:
“You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the industrious out of it. You don’t multiply wealth by dividing it. Government cannot give anything to anybody that it doesn’t first take from somebody else. Whenever somebody receives something without working for it, somebody else has to work for it without receiving. The worst thing that can happen to a nation is for half of the people to get the idea they don’t have to work because somebody else will work for them, and the other half to get the idea that it does no good to work because they don’t get to enjoy the fruits of their labor.”