We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Faith vs Hope

Faith involves trusting God in the present.
Hope is future faith; trusting in God for what is to come. 
Hope is trusting God for the future.
Hope is to look for the Lord to eventually do something later.

Jay Jentink, pastor, Calvary Baptist Church, Cedar Rapids, IA, in sermon on 1/29/17

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