The Joshua Project Progress scale.
Put down your keyboard and think before you comment. Think before you speak. Choose your words carefully.
Ephesians 6:15and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.
“…not readiness for conflict created by the gospel, but readiness to propagate [the gospel].” - William Hendrickson, Ephesians
““Thus, on the printer’s behalf and mine, your ease and commodity (good readers) provided for. Now resteth your own diligence, for your own profit, in studying it.”
Christ alone, therefore, is the mirror in which we can contemplate that which the weakness of the cross hinders from being clearly seen in ourselves. When our minds rise to a confident anticipation of righteousness, salvation, and glory, let us learn to turn them to Christ. We still lie under the power of death; but he, raised from the dead by heavenly power, has the dominion of life. We labor under the bondage of sin, and, surrounded by endless vexations, are engaged in a hard warfare, (1 Timothy 1:18;) but he, sitting at the right hand of the Father, exercises the highest government in heaven and earth, and triumphs gloriously over the enemies whom he has subdued and vanquished. We lie here mean and despised; but to him has been “given a name” (Philippians 2:9,) which angels and men regard with reverence, and devils and wicked men with dread. We are pressed down here by the scantiness of all our comforts: but he has been appointed by the Father to be the sole dispenser of all blessings. For these reasons, we shall find our advantage in directing our views to Christ, that in him, as in a mirror, we may see the glorious treasures of Divine grace, and the unmeasurable greatness of that power, which has not yet been manifested in ourselves.
John Calvin, commentary on ephesians
Fit the task to the time.
Dr. William J. Larkin
Snow Day sermon #2. Piper on living by Faith, not by Works.
One of the sermons we listened to in the Myer house when we were snowed in this past Sunday.