Author of over forty books, founder of Eternal Perspective Ministries; love Jesus, my wife Nanci, daughters, sons and five grandsons!
New blog post: The Romantic Rationalist: God, Life, and Imagination in the Work of C.S. Lewis http://t.co/pBWVPo130S
"This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all" (1 John 1:5).Finding balance of speaking with grace and truth (audio) : http://t.co/7CLdmLV0nz #grace #truth#children receive a rich inheritance, but a poor heritage when fathers put making money above time w their children. http://t.co/KKXzo7S0vX
For what does the Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was counted to him as righteousness (Rom. 4:3).We don’t get any applause for our redemption. God gets it all. Not 98%. 100%. http://t.co/YDQPysZSKX
Our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace…we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image Da3:16-18“…though I be accounted here as a dead man, I shall there live in perpetual glory.” —John Bradford http://t.co/2XFtyAedX4“I am assured that…though I hunger here, I shall have fullness there; though I faint here, I shall be refreshed there…” —John BradfordIf we rehearse in advance the devastating consequences of immorality, we will be far less prone to commit it. http://t.co/fIZvH8EvieNew blog post: How to Fight Modern-Day Slavery http://t.co/YjYPeqKF7K
For you were called to freedom, brothers…do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another Ga 5:13If you could erase all sin and suffering from the drama of redemption, you’d also erase Jesus’ part in the story. http://t.co/0FxW0hzkYu
If anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable he will be a vessel for honorable use set apart as holy…ready for every good work“How great you are, Sovereign Lord!” (2 Sam. 7:22).Have you ever prayed that God would make you more like Jesus, only to beg deliverance from what he sends to answer your prayer?In #Heaven, perhaps we’ll see how God protected us and saved us by using circumstances we whined and groaned about.
Honor the Lord with your wealth & with the firstfruits of all your produce; then your barns will be filled with plenty…(Proverbs 3:9-10)We may relentlessly pursue spiritual success. Our motto? “Weariness is next to godliness”? God commands us to rest: http://t.co/i6aZo60YjzWe sometimes mistake Christian #busyness for true spirituality. But over-commitment is no more honoring to God than under-commitment.New blog post: My Thoughts on “The Disappearing Book” http://t.co/W8rWkbIZ5C
Jesus…founder & perfecter of our faith who 4 the joy that was set before him endured the cross…seated at the right hand of the throne of God“The proud are so full of themselves that there is little room to marvel at anything else.” —Thomas Dubay“Wonder at reality demands the #humility to sit at the foot of a dandelion.” —Thomas Dubay http://t.co/vyayadFBWU
My days…flee away…I become afraid of all my suffering for I know u will not hold me innocent. I shall be condemned… (Job 9:25-29)Just because God puts His #money in our hands doesn’t mean He intends for it to stay there! http://t.co/6HCC58NkewWe need to stop thinking of ourselves as owners and instead see ourselves as God’s couriers. http://t.co/DEVcIIH1ipNew blog post: Sports and the Christian Life http://t.co/9q8s3wW7VK
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31).If I believe I’ll spend eternity in a world of unending beauty and adventure, will I be content to spend my evenings staring at sitcoms?
You have heard…“You shall love your neighbor & hate your enemy.” But I say…Love your enemies & pray for those who persecute you Mt 5:43-44“The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that will be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).In our hearts is a trace of the ancient #happiness Adam and Eve enjoyed before sin ruined it. One day, God will fan it into flames again.
@bpkhanal2010 Thrilled to hear that! God bless you, brother.We often “feel peace” about a decision because we choose to do what comes naturally, or is most comfortable, convenient, or accepted.@joshua_becker Go ahead and send the info to http://t.co/dfopFIq2pcNew blog post: Happy Mother’s Day to My Wife Nanci and Our Daughters Karina and Angie http://t.co/yyfPOKerER
To the one who conquers I give…a white stone, with a new name written on the stone that no one knows except the one who receives it Re 2:17“I plead with God: Purify my perceptions of your truth and transform my feelings so that they are in sync with the truth.” ―@johnpiper“My feelings are not God. God is God. My feelings do not define truth. God’s word defines truth.” ―@johnpiper
He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season…In all that he does he prospers (Ps 1:3).It is not a true Gospel that gives us the impression the Christian life is easy, and that there are no problems to be faced. —M. Lloyd-JonesNew blog post: A Joy and a Privilege: Translations of My Books http://t.co/qJGfDCQs94
"Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" (1 Thessalonians 5:18).“If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him” (John 14:23).The one who…obeys…the word of God is the one who is ready for Heaven… not the one who has spiritual “goose bumps” about [it]. —S.J. Lawson
Give thanks to the Lord…make known among the nations what he has done…sing praise to him…let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.At my last filming Amy volunteered to hold the reflector, in sight of joggers & wildlife. @epmorg has dedictd staff! http://t.co/7q0HRka9B2Sin loses appeal when we meditate on Heaven. Our tolerance for sin demonstrates our failure to prepare for Heaven....Thinking of Heaven leads to pursuing holiness: http://t.co/3raqDmseQL It’s when my mind drifts from Heaven that sin seems attractive.New blog post: The Most Important Thing About Us http://t.co/rfi12AXDyr
The Lord said, “I have seen the troubles my people have suffered in Egypt & I have heard their cries…I know about their pain” (Ex 3:7).One of the few joys comparable to leading someone to Christ is the joy of making wise, generous choices with money and possessions.I have found that cheerful givers love God and love him more deeply each time they give. http://t.co/TnkAKcbLUO
"Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more" (Rev. 21:1).I had a good conversation with Steve Duin of the Oregonian and appreciated his article on Generous Giving. http://t.co/vCl5eDp4VDIf hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions and let not one go there unwarned or unprayed for. —Spurgeon
"In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace" (Ephesians 1:7).“In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?” (John 14:2).If God prepared Eden so lavishly during creation, what has he fashioned in the place He’s been preparing for us the last 2,000 years?New blog post: Peace Child Revisited, 50 Years After First Contact http://t.co/YfP5IrLao3
"Do u not know that u are God's temple and that God's Spirit dwells in u?…For God's temple is holy, and u are that temple" (1 Cor. 3:16-17).To expect your deepest needs to be met by another human is to set yourself up for disappointment. http://t.co/x5h3tDxU94Only God can ultimately meet your deepest needs of security and significance. http://t.co/cEnFwhEpBJ
We rejoice in our sufferings knowing that suffering produces endurance & endurance produces character & character produces hope Romans 5:3-4When you know you deserve eternal hell, it puts a “bad day” in perspective! http://t.co/WgaU5J2TuP http://t.co/6hqicZsnyP #gratitudeNew blog post: “Judge Not” and the Importance of Discernment http://t.co/cGprRNHLSI
"Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation and be content with your wages" (Luke 3:14)."Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none & whoever has food is to do likewise" (Luke 3:11).When you bemoan and regret the past, you prevent yourself from working in the present. —Martyn Lloyd-Jones (adapted) http://t.co/uiOR9BSy8F
And behold, a voice from heaven said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased” (Matthew 3:17)“…we will be like Him” (1 John 3:2).Ever been running or working and felt strong enough to go on forever? Yet another little taste of who you’ll be in Heaven.Remember a time when you humbly helped someone needy and felt really good about it? That was a little taste of who you’ll be in Heaven.New blog post: You Say, This Is History’s Darkest Hour? G. Campbell Morgan Says, Oh, Be Quiet! http://t.co/YzFFI9mhhg
"For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted" (Hebrews 2:18).I know many of you enjoy Pinterest and I wanted you to know about our new presence there. Check us out at http://t.co/W4Ma7Glm4H.Every other religion is man working his way to God. Christianity is God working His way to men. http://t.co/xWEo52hSZU #JesusIsLord
All Scripture is God-breathed…for teaching rebuking correcting & training in righteousness so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped
"Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. What I have forgiven…has been for your sake in the presence of Christ" (2 Corinthians 2:10).Like a #halftime show, what looks pointless and confusing from our seat on the sidelines makes sense from God’s perspective in the stands.New blog post: Surviving the Dangers of Prosperity http://t.co/qOiV7PiBYB
"He will judge the world in righteousness…of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead" (Acts 17:31).We’re forever secure in Christ’s love, as we could never be if our relationship with Him depended upon our worth.
I am the door. If anyone enters by me he will be saved…I came that they may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:9-10).Who will waken what lies latent in [young people’s] souls, untapped— a longing not to waste their lives? —@johnpiper http://t.co/IoPISbgdf3We should not use the word cool to describe true greatness. It is a small word. And it’s what millions of young people live for. —@johnpiperNew blog post: Our Call to Care for Orphans http://t.co/G7uOorjn5b
"Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you" (Matthew 5:12).RT @dcnowlan: Please help spread the word for a missing missionary #findjerry http://t.co/ICC2RfniSnJust about ready to start filming @SGCoffeeHouse in Fairview, OR today! Stop by, ask ?’s or just watch. We're here until 2:30 pm.“…in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (Eph. 2:7).