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Modern “santa claus” Religion – Oliver B. Greene

The only reason some of us are not exiled or thrown into prison is simply because we do not preach as fervently and as sternly as did Paul, John, Peter and others. This modern “santa claus” religion that is sweeping country today is not the religion Jesus taught and John practiced.

– Oliver B. Greene –

Becoming Like the Lord – George Müller

It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich, and great, and honoured in that world where his Lord was poor, and mean, and despised.

– George Müller –

Prayer and Praise – Charles Spurgeon

Prayer, like the root of a tree, seeks for and finds nutriment; praise, like the fruit, renders a revenue to the owner of the vineyard.   Prayer is for ourselves; praise is for God. Let us never be so selfish as to abound in the one and fail in the other.

– Charles Spurgeon –
from Spurgeon on Praise

Joy Lies in Obedience – John Newton

If two angels were to receive at the same moment a commission from God, one to go down and rule earth’s grandest empire, the other to go and sweep the streets of its meanest village, it would be a matter of entire indifference to each which service fell to his lot, the post of ruler or the post of scavenger; for the joy of angels lies in obedience to God’s will.

– John Newton –
1725-1807

The Childlike Privilege – Andrew Murray

Scripture says, “Those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God” (Romans 8:14). The childlike privilege of asking for anything is inseparable from the childlike life under the leading of the Spirit. The one who yields himself to be led by the Spirit in his everyday life will be led by Him also in his prayers. He will find that father-like giving is the divine response to childlike living.

– Andrew Murray –
from Teach Me to Pray

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