Favorite Quotes

"For the legalist, the cross destroys the illusion that we can do something apart from God thus rendering God less than almighty. For the person bent on lawlessness, the cross says, "Look how awful all lawlessness is that the holy Son of God must suffer so for the sin of mankind!"
(Peter Kurowski)

"It is certain that we must utterly despair of our own ability if we are to be properly prepared for grace."
(G. O. Forde)

"The proof of spiritual maturity is not how 'pure' you are but your awareness of your impurity. That very awareness opens the door to God's grace."
(Philip Yancey)

cross of Christ, at the same time, helps us fight two spiritual seductresses. Each seductress leads to self-worship. Each is an opposite in one way but a clone in another. Both are hollow, hellish hookers the devil uses to pull people away from God's most dramatic display of love in the history--the cross. The first seductress is Lady Legalism and her lethal sister is Lady Lawlessness. Legalism is the belief that human beings earn our way to heaven in some measure by fulfilling the law of God. On the opposite side of the spectrum Lawlessness is the absence of the law which teaches human beings that we are not separated or have fallen short of God's perfection. A Gospel centered disposition (the cross) will eschew and shun both of these extremes. The cross frees people from the curse of the law from death, from the tyranny of the Devil and frees us to live lives in step with freedom."
(Peter Kurowski)

"When Law and Gospel are improperly distinguished, both are undermined. Separated from the Law, the Gospel gets absorbed into an ideology of tolerance in which indiscriminateness is equated with grace (Lawlessness). Separated from the Gospel, the Law becomes an insatiable demand hammering away at the conscience until it destroys a person."
(James Nestingen)

"I don't think it bothers the world that we sin; it bothers the world that we act like we don't..."
(Mark Hall)

"We really can't love rightly until we have 1st been loved by God in Christ."
(Brad Soenksen)

"God spoke the world into existence but He reserved His first breath for the creation of mankind."