Odds & Ends: June 2018
Happy Father's Day
"A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society."
"A father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow."
Fred Rogers, the gifted minister to children known as “Mister Rogers,” said: “Attitudes are caught, not taught. The best way to cultivate faith in children is to share our own enthusiasm about what we believe.”
The greatest weakness in the church today is that the servants of God keep looking over their shoulder for the approval of men.
R. C. Sproul
The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment.
You may fear that the Lord has passed you by, but it is not so: he who counts the stars, and calls them by their names, is in no danger of forgetting his own children. He knows your case as thoroughly as if you were the only creature he ever made, or the only saint he ever loved. Approach him and be at peace.
A person who is really saved by Grace does not need to be told that he is under solemn obligations to serve Christ. The new life within him tells him that. Instead of regarding it as a burden, he gladly surrenders himself, body, soul, and spirit, to the Lord.