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Quotes to Ponder
« on: August 10, 2013, 06:46:59 PM »
from Tentmaker Forum: Did Jesus really say to hate my family  Aug 10,2013

thank you Sheila for your entire reply ... I chose this portion as it really spoke/speaks  to me of things that I have been pondering

"Now the whole creation GROANS...
Good and evil...there is a clear distinction to be made one from another.  We taste both in this realm socially, physically, emotionally and spiritually.  Taste and see that God is good... you cannot serve two Masters, either you would hate the one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other."

and this morning I found a hymn based on Ps 34:8  Taste and see that the Lord is good.    see Ponderable Hymns


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Re: Quotes to Ponder
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2013, 10:25:51 PM »
from Tentmaker Forum:  Gen 4   Aug 10, 2013 

Thank you Rosered -- I am paraphrasing a bit...I hope that's okay??

"Reminded of Peter and Jesus telling him that flesh and  blood did not reveal this to him, but by hearing what the Spirit is saying, lets Peter know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God!  Peter's measure of faith would be increased by God!" 

Also, thank you, for a verse that I can add to my list of Peter's Journey of Faith. 

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Re: Quotes to Ponder
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2014, 05:09:26 PM »
from Forum Guidelines -- adapted from Gary Amirault

"We believe that all men and women will eventually be saved ONLY because of the finished work of Jesus Christ on the Cross, as He draws each one and gives them faith to believe on Jesus as Savior, not because of any other way."

from Tentmaker Forum -- eaglesway on ...daily Bread thread

"Where were the principalities disarmed?  At the cross (Colossians).  Where was the law contained in ordinances annulled?  Nailed to a tree in the body of Christ.  What is the bread of our communion?  The body of Christ, broken for the salvation of the world.  How do we enter in?  A broken and a contrite heart oh God you will never reject.  What are the sacrifices of God?  A broken heart and a contrite spirit.  Before whom?  Before God and EVERYONE ELSE."

from Austin-Sparks -- The Cross and the Person of Christ

"Let Christians also realize that all enmity; lack of love, divisions, and strife; all prejudice, suspicion, and spiritual blindness;  with all spiritual death, is because the Cross has not been apprehended aright.  Somewhere uncrucified flesh is holding the ground.  It is impossible to be a truly crucified man or woman and at the same time either have personal interests or be at variance with other children of God, i.e., without love for them.  The essential basis of life, light, and love --which is Christ in full manifestation - is the Cross as a working reality in the realm of the old creation, and the Risen Power of Christ in the new.

All this is but saying in other words that the Cross of Christ brings us into living union and oneness with God, and if we will but live in the full meaning and value of that union we shall be living epistles of Christ--in terms of life, light, and love. Failure in these means failure somewhere, and for some reason, in our fellowship with God in Christ.  The measure of our walk with Him will be the measure of these three features of Christ."

from  Thomas a Kempis --The Inner Life

In the Cross is salvation;
in the Cross is life;
in the Cross is protection;
in the Cross is infusion of heavenly sweetness;
in the Cross is strength of mind;
in the Cross is joy of spirit;
in the Cross is excellence of virtue.

There is no salvation, nor hope of eternal life, save in the Cross.

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Re: Quotes to Ponder
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2014, 04:01:00 PM »
from My Utmost for His Highest  Oswald Chambers  for April 6

"The Cross of Christ is the revealed truth of God's judgment on sin.   ...There is nothing in time or eternity more absolutely certain and irrefutable than what Jesus Christ accomplished on the Cross -- the entire human race brought back into a right-standing relationship with God.  He made redemption the foundation of human life...

The Cross was not something that happened to Jesus -- He came to die; the Cross was His purpose in coming.  He is "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" Rev 13:8.  The incarnation of Christ would have no meaning without the Cross.  Beware of separating "God was manifested in the flesh..." from " ...He made be sin for us..."  1 Tim 3:16' 2 Cor 5:21.

The heart of salvation is the Cross of Christ.  ...The Cross was the place where God and sinful man merged with a tremendous collision and where the way to life was opened.  But all the cost and pain of the collision was absorbed by the heart of God."

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Re: Quotes to Ponder
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 10:16:09 PM »
John 15

14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.
16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.
17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.

Linked in Christ to the Great Giver, the friendship cloud of Spiritual Communion descends upon His servants and their fruit remains. What inexplicable joy to be linked to the Friend of friends!

Oh Father, enable us Thy children to always see beyond the clouds that obscure the sunshine of Thy imperishable Love.
"A few drops of blood renew the whole world, and become for all men that which rennet is for milk, uniting and drawing us into one". "Christ is like leaven for the entire mass, and having made that which was damned one with himself, frees the whole from damnation".

Gregory of Nazianzu