Psalm 16:5

The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou maintainest my lot.

God's Warth is Coming... Are You Ready?

You had better listen to the words of Jesus, “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord, shall enter, but he that does the will of my father in heaven.” If ye by the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the flesh, ye shall live. If you live after the flesh, you’ll die! The cross does not give us a minor shift or two with regard to a few of our ethical and religious values. The cross radically disrupts the very center and citadel of your life from self to Christ. And if the cross has not done that, YOU’RE NOT A CHRISTIAN! My Friend face it, young rogue, you’re not a Christian until the cross has radically disrupted the very center and citadel of your life! And brought you from a life of commitment to serve self…What are the focal points of the reign of your self? If you’ve gone to the cross in union with Christ, it’s been shattered!"
- Al Martin

Monday, January 2, 2012

Luther on Prayer

"You are to look closely at this command and stress it that you do not consider prayer an optional work and act as if it were not a sin for you not to pray. You should know that praying is earnestly enjoined, with the threat of God's supreme displeasure and punishment if neglected. It is enjoined just as well as the command that you should have no other gods and should not blaspheme and abuse God's name but should confess and preach, laud and praise it...He who does not do this [i.e., pray] should know that he is no Christian and does not belong in the kingdom of God." Ewald M. Plass, ed., What Luther Says: A Practical In-Home Anthology for the Active Christian, 1705.

1 comment:

  1. "... as if i were not a sin for you not to pray." AMEN!