The below three quotations remind us of the only real, lasting cure for resisting temptation. To respond to the distorting nature of temptation and sin you must set your affections on the beauty and glory of God, the loveliness of Christ, and the wonder of the gospel: Were our affections filled, taken up, and possessed … Continue reading Temptation & the Loveliness of Jesus
Can anything equal the breath-taking tenderness of Jesus’ final request - “Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world” (John 17:24). - Adapted from William … Continue reading Reflections on Jesus’ Ultimate Desire for You from John 17:24
I've been studying over the past several days for our Spring Sermon series entitled "Final Words" from John 13-17 which is Jesus' Upper Room Discourse. John 13:1 says: Now before the Feast of the Passover, Jesus knowing that His hour had come that He would depart out of this world to the Father, having loved … Continue reading To What End Does God Love You?