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Tag Archives: Tim Keller
Spiritual gifts “are abilities God gives us to meet the needs of others in Christ’s name: speaking, encouraging, serving, evangelizing, teaching, leading, administering, counseling, discipling, organizing….Spiritual fruit are beauties of character: love, joy, peace, humility, gentleness, self-control. Spiritual gifts are … Continue reading
“The love and hope of God…has to be rubbed into our grief, the way you have to rub salt into meat in warm climates…Your grief is going to make you bleaker and weaker or it could make you far more … Continue reading
“Why is it that we’re so skilled at remembering the other’s weakness, failure, and sin and so adept at forgetting our own? Why are we so good at seeing all the ways that another needs to be forgiven but forget … Continue reading
Below-the-surface bitterness will eat you up, boil over from within you, burn you. Like fissures in the ground; like volcanoes. You must not harbor it. But if we’re not to harbor it, what are we to do? We’re to forgive. … Continue reading
“Christian humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less… It is to be no longer always noticing yourself and how you are doing and how you are being treated… Humility is a byproduct of belief … Continue reading
“Christianity does not provide the reason for each experience of pain, but it does provide deep resources for actually facing suffering with hope and courage rather than bitterness and despair.” (Tim Keller) Remember His words to you, dear Christian. Words … Continue reading
We modern people think of miracles as the suspension of the natural order, but Jesus meant them to be the restoration of the natural order. The Bible tells us that God did not originally make the world to have disease, … Continue reading
We were made for companionship. For tender togetherness. For moments of sweet contentment, created by and enfolded in deep relationship. We yearn to be known, to be seen through, to be accepted for who we fear we really are: To … Continue reading
One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: “Teacher, what should I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus replied, “What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?” … Continue reading
Pithy, precise, profound — those are the kinds of quotes God often uses to quicken and soften our hearts. A wise, couple-sentence summation of God’s truth often stills my anxious heart, or alerts me to lies I’m believing in the … Continue reading
She burst through the door that early-summer evening and sat herself on the kitchen counter next to my dish-filled sink, bubbling over with vivid details of the hydrangeas she’d seen. Effervescent with excitement, she tried to describe the deep greens … Continue reading