It is in our forgiveness of other people’s sins against us that we reveal the fact that we have been truly forgiven by God.— Alistair Begg
The most fascinating Alistair Begg quotes that are glad to read
When grace begins to rule, then our preoccupation with ourselves begins to leave.
What kind of wonderful God is this who reaches down into the lives of people, picks them up, grants them faith, and changes them!
Faith is not a soft option offered to people who need a crutch to get through the rest of their lives. Faith is the supernatural activity of God whereby He opens blind eyes, unstops deaf ears, and a man or a woman says- “I see it now. I get it now. I am going to trust in God. I am going to trust in Jesus.
There is an old joke that went around- it goes, in the beginning God made man in His own image, and since the fall, man has been seeking to return the compliment.
It is impossible to serve God without serving one another.
A Christian way of thinking is not just thinking Christian thoughts, singing Christian songs, reading Christian books, going to Christian schools; it is learning to think about the whole spectrum of life from the perspective of a mind that has been trained in truth.
You need to be in a church where the pastors are urging you, not so much to listen to what they say as to turn to the Bible from which they teach.
Many of us are tempted to find the key in doing, but the answer is actually found in being. It is vital that we are routinely humbled by the reminder that Christian life is grounded, not in what we can do, but what has been done for us and what we need done to us.
At best we are but clay, animated dust;
but viewed as sinners, we are monsters indeed. Let it be published in heaven as a miracle that the Lord Jesus should set His heart's love upon people like us.
Sincere love is not as a result of emotional surges - it’s a result of obedience to the Truth.
When a man or woman is born again by the Spirit of God they will give evidence of it in part by striving to live a holy life.
Hold material goods and wealth on a flat palm and not in a clenched fist.
Father, write Your Word in our heart; make us men and women who understand Your truth.
Prayer is an acknowledgment that our need of God's help is not partial but total.
If we are to say no to covetousness, we must learn to say yes to contentment.
This involves learning to be content with what we have (Hebrews 13:5). Much of our discontentment may be traced to expectations that are essentially selfish and more often than not completely unrealistic.
We're to love our children for who they are, not for what we want them to become.
As I am humbled by my difficulties, so I am strengthened by God's grace.
Jesus did not come to live as an example of how to die as a martyr, but as a substitute, taking the place that we deserve in order that we might enjoy what we don't deserve. This is good news. Let us tell all our friends!
Our relationship with God will never be right as long as our relationship with others is wrong.
The fact that we have to discuss reality as though there were no reality is an indication of the confusion of our times.
Refusal to forgive reveals we have minimized our offense against God and we have maximized a brother's offense against us.
Father, we long for the clarity of Your truth to dawn upon our minds and for the immensity of Your love to grip our hearts.
The Church is where it is today because it has decided that the advertising agents know better than the Holy Spirit of God.
If you live in such a manner as to stand the test of the last judgment, you can depend upon it that the world will not speak well of you.
Father, help us to rest our heads on the soft pillow of Your providence.
The glory does not lie in our inadequacy, but lies in the adequacy of Christ discovered in our weakness and in our insufficiency.
When we become captive to the Word of God, then we discover true freedom.
There is no intellectual road to God...No, we need God to wake us up to our need of a Savior.
When we turn luxuries into necessities, we jeopardize our ability for contentedness.
I only need a mirror to see a sinner.
If you want to be a wise person, you need a Bible.
We may be confident in this: that in the pain of our suffering is the presence of a faithful God.
The story line of the Bible is the story line of God taking the initiative in seeking out a people who are His very own.
The Bible is one book, written by one Author, with one subject: Jesus Christ and the salvation God...provides through Him.
Singleness and marriage are both evidences of God’s grace that are to be experienced and sustained purely by the strength which God supplies.
Let us remember the loving-kindness of the Lord and rehearse His deeds of grace.
Let us open the volume of recollection, which is so richly illuminated with memories of His mercy, and we will soon be happy.
When my children hear godliness out of my mouth and they see wickedness in my life, then I point them to heaven and I lead them to hell.
May the spirit of Christ so fill us afresh that we might in turn be a refreshment and an encouragement to one another.
The mercy of God is an all-embracing mercy and it breaks down the barriers that man erects.
The preacher's task is to declare what God has said, explain the meaning, and establish the implications so that no one will mistake its relevance.
Children should be able to see the Gospel modeled in the way their father loves their mother with a sacrificial love.
There is no one insignificant in the purposes of God.
Endurance is a key indicator of spiritual fitness.
Our words and our works are evidence that our profession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is true.
The grace of God reaches to the furthest extent to those who are prepared to acknowledge their need.
Even the most casual events are connected to God's purpose for His people from all eternity.
The Bible comes both to warn and to encourage and always to turn us again to the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is imperative that those who name the name of Christ would be instructed in the truth of Scripture.
Ladies, [motherhood] is a full-time job.
Do not kid yourself that you can be a dental receptionist and a mother; that you can be a typist and a mom; that you can be a Vice President and a mom. One of the two things will win. Now look at your Bible and ask what you have to do.