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“It is the consistent teaching of the Scriptures that Christian faith is not genuine until it comes to expression in good works. Jesus taught this (Matthew 7:20), as did the apostles Paul (Ephesians 2:10), James (James 2:14-17), John (1 John 2:1-6), Peter (2 Peter 1:5-11), and the writer of the book of Hebrews (Hebrews 6:10-12; 10:24).” —T.M. Moore

Fascinating question: Did the New Testament authors know they were writing Scripture?

[VIDEO] Why do Christians follow some biblical commands, but not others?

Live Action reports: Yes, defunding Planned Parenthood will affect low-income women. It will help them!

True: Thanksgiving starts on Sunday.

 

The Tweetable Billy Graham

BillyGrahamAlthough The Quotable Billy Graham was compiled nearly 50 years ago, all of this godly man’s wisdom still rings true today. Here are some of his quotes that fit nicely into Twitter—15 tweetable quotes from Billy Graham…

“Our faith grows by expression. If we want to keep our faith, we must share it. We must act.”

“The neglect of older people is becoming an increasing sin in America.”

“The ethical and moral concepts of Christianity are found all the way through the Declaration of Independence.”

“Anxiety is the natural result when our hopes are centered in anything short of God and His will for us.”

“The world has never seen such a manifestation of selfless love as was demonstrated upon Calvary.”

“We have not practiced applied Christianity. We have restricted it to a Sunday affair.”

“Many persons today insist on coming into the church head first rather than heart first.”

“Hot heads and cold hearts never solved anything.”

“Those who stand by the Cross are those who changed the course of history.”

“Salvation is free, but discipleship costs everything we have.”

“The further we get from the fact of the Resurrection, the closer we get to the reality of distraction.”

“It is very strange that the world accepts enthusiasm in every realm but the spiritual.”

“Faith is not anti-intellectual. It is an act of man that reaches beyond the limits of our five senses.”

“Once man denies the existence of God, he can stoop to anything.”

“If you gossip in front of your children, they are going to grow up to be gossipers.”

Previously I shared some of Billy Graham’s quotes on faith and on the church.

If you would like to check out my review of The Quotable Billy Graham, please click here.

Proverbs (book review)

ProverbsWhat’s the difference between a travel agent and a tour guide? A travel agents simply points the way, a tour guide goes on the trip alongside you, pointing out things they’ve seen and experienced firsthand. I love reading the book of Proverbs in the Bible, but this time I read it with Charles Bridges’ book Proverbs as my tour guide.

Charles Bridges was a pastor par excellence who skillfully wove together supporting Scriptures to give a fuller picture of the particular text on which he was teaching. As a result, you are able to see more clearly how individual lines in each of the Proverbs was supported and integrated into other Scriptures, and how it was immediately applicable to daily life.

My only disappointment with this book is that Bridges only offers commentaries on 22 of the Proverbs. But what he does show is brilliant, and it gave me a new light for my own tour of the remaining Proverbs.

Check this book out the next time you would like to read the rich wisdom in the biblical Proverbs.

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