Jesus is precious

Jesus is precious.

He has done eternally sweet things in us.

He will continue to powerfully work in and through us.

This illustrates these truths well:

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The ongoing affects of the gospel

Jonathan Edwards:

I have loved the doctrines of the gospel; they have been to my soul like green pastures. The gospel has seemed to me the richest treasure; the treasure that I have most desired, and longed that it might dwell richly in me. The way of salvation by Christ has appeared, in a general way, glorious and excellent, most pleasant and most beautiful. It has often seemed to me, that it would in a great measure spoil heaven, to receive it in any other way. That text has often been affecting and delightful to me, Isa. 32:2, A man shall be an hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest, etc.

This man knew the joys of meditating on Scripture with a regenerate heart.

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What Would You Do If You Knew You Would Die On Friday?

Today is Monday in Passion Week. Here’s what Jesus did when He knew he would die on Friday:

– Speak honestly about what angers you (Matthew 23:1-36).

– Provide perspective to those around you (Matthew 24).

– Reflect on what really matters (Matthew 25).

– Have dinner with friends (Matthew 26:26-30).

– Let those around know how much you love them (John 13:1-20).

– Comfort your friends with hope (John 14).

– Pray (Matthew 26:36-46).

HT: Michael Kelley

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Do we REALLY believe what we’re saying?

(HT: Justin Taylor)

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A very moving, edifying video

This video stirred me deeply. It humbled me. It made me grateful. It’s a ten minute investment of your time that is well worth it!

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I cling to my Jesus

From Tony Reinke:

The following 4-minute video captures the moving testimony of one family faithfully enduring pain and suffering. Says the father John Knight: “I have a little boy who is blind and has Autism and growth hormone deficiency. He doesn’t eat well or sleep well. My wife lives with stage four cancer in her body. I have a hope and I have a future. I have a Rock. I cling to my Jesus.” Simply amazing. Watch their story here:

<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/11560198″>This was grace – short film</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/andrewlaparra”>Andrew Laparra</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

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Our ONLY comfort

Question: What is our ONLY comfort in life and death?

Answer: That I with body and soul, both in life and death,  am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ; who, with his precious blood, has fully satisfied for all my sins, and delivered me from all the power of the devil; and so preserves me that without the will of my heavenly Father, not a hair can fall from my head; (g) yea, that all things must be subservient to my salvation, and therefore, by his Holy Spirit, He also assures me of eternal life, and makes me sincerely willing and ready, henceforth, to live unto him.

This comes from the Heidelberg Catechism. This catechism is a way to teach our children (and ourselves!) rich and wonderful theology.

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