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Imitating Christ – Francis Chan

Imitating Christ – Francis Chan

It’s impossible to be a disciple or a follower of someone and not end up like that person. Jesus said, “A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher” (Luke 6:40). That’s the whole point of being a disciple of Jesus: we imitate Him, carry on His ministry, and become like Him in the process.

– Francis Chan –

God’s Holy Love – Thomas Oden

God’s Holy Love – Thomas Oden

God’s holiness is not an unloving holiness, and God’s love is not an unholy love. It is only by keeping these two primary moral qualities of the divine being closely related that we may rightly behold the character of God.

– Thomas Oden –

Moral Freedom – AW Tozer

Moral Freedom – AW Tozer

A God less than sovereign could not bestow moral freedom upon His creatures. He would be afraid to do so.

– AW Tozer –

A Baptism of Pure Love – Samuel Logan Brengle

A Baptism of Pure Love – Samuel Logan Brengle

Do you want to know what holiness is? It is pure love. Do you want to know what the baptism of the Holy Spirit is? It is not a mere sentiment. It is not a happy sensation that passes away in a night. It is a baptism of love that brings every thought into captivity to the Lord Jesus (see 2 Cor. 10:5); casts out all fear (see 1 John 4:18); burns up doubt and unbelief as fire burns flax; makes you ‘meek and lowly in heart’ (Matt. 11:29); makes you hate uncleanness, lying and deceit, a flattering tongue, and every evil way with a perfect hatred;  makes heaven and hell eternal realities; makes you patient and gentle with the disobedient and sinful; makes you ‘pure … peaceable … open to reason, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere’ (James 3:17), and brings you into perfect and unbroken sympathy with the Lord Jesus Christ in His toil and travail to bring a lost and rebellious world back to God.

– Samuel Logan Brengle –