If you wish to keep your heart from being broken then lock it away in the casket of selfishness.
There are two kinds of folk: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done', and those to whom God says, 'Thy will be done'.
All who finish in hell choose it themselves for no soul that seriously desires Heaven will ever be denied.
When Jesus told us to take up our cross He tells us that this life is not about avoidance of suffering or a matter of self preservation.
Whatever our cross we must willingly shoulder it.
Christ's coming began the conversion of gentiles as before the Passion the One God was known only in Judea.
Do not be afraid for Jesus is with us in all our fiery trials. He will never leave one whom He has chosen.
We are doubly-damned who know our duty but do it not.
God cannot gather soul-fruit until it is ripe.
Only He knows when we are spiritually ready for harvesting.
If we cannot trust Jesus, the man who died for us, then who can we trust?
The meaning of trial is not only to test worthiness but to increase it; just like the oak tree that is not only tested by the storms it endures but is toughened by them.
Do not pray for labours that are equal to your strength but for strength that is equal to your labours for then your work will not be miraculous for you will be the miracle.
Whilst on earth, Christians are a rock in God's quarry but destined for greater things, and so, when the time comes, they will be lovingly placed, a living rock, in the Heavenly temple.
When the Apostles received the Holy Spirit they did not hide their Light under a bushel but went out preaching the Gospel which gives light to the whole of creation.
We are able to set any doubt we might have aside as we can with any other sin and by refusing to doubt will see the Holy Spirit coming to our aid and increasing our faith.
We are, all of us, wayfarers but those who have faith know and accept that fact, for they are aware they are travellers and not colonizers.
God did not give us our worldly burdens and so if we just let them go we will find the path easy and it will then be as if we are carried aloft on eagles wings.
'His name shall be Emmanuel – God with us.' Matthew 1: 23.)
Jesus' parable of the unjust manager is one of the most striking in all the Gospels and it goes without saying it is not an endorsement of dishonest business practices. Jesus' point is to show us what money is really for and that even 'filthy lucre' can be pressed into the service of God and our neighbour and when it is the benefits will last far beyond this life which things we buy for ourselves will not. E.g. money can be used to spread the Gospel through which the Holy Spirit will gather believers into Christ's Church and we will enjoy blessed fellowship with those believers forever, long after the money itself has gone.
Unbelief says 'How can it be?' whereas Faith has the infinite answer to all the 'hows' and that is - God!
Just like the potter knows which pot is to be made on his wheel, so God who shapes us, knows the preparation required for the work he intends for us.
Every obedience to God is the opening of another door into the boundless universe of life.
As a man, Jesus lived a human life, whilst all the time as the Word He was sustaining the life of His creation, and as the Son He was in continuous, unbroken union with theFather.
Christianity speaks not of the ascent from ape to man but from man to God.
Do not place a watertight bulkhead between religious and temporal lives as we are meant by God to live fully in both.
The dreadful wood of the cross spoke of the Death of God and the Life of man.
With science we are given only the chapters of a story but with Christianity we have the story itself.
An individual will know they have increased in righteousness when they discover they have increased joy when doing righteous acts.
Try to exclude the possibility of suffering which the order of nature and the existence of free-wills involve and you will find that you have excluded life itself.
Evolution is a not a doctrine of biological improvement but of biological change, some of which have been better(?) some worse(?)
Christ is God's Forgiveness. It is the movement of the loved towards the unlovely.
Liberal Christianity can only offer an ineffectual response to increasing unbelief.
One should love according to need and not according to merit.