"When a person becomes a Christian, he doesn't just join a local church because it's a good habit for growing in spiritual maturity. He joins a lcoal church because it's the expression of what Christ has made him--a member of the body of Christ."
- Mark Dever
"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another."
“If your face is now covered with sorrow, the time will come when you will bless God for that sorrow. The day will come when you will see great gain from your losses, your crosses, your troubles and your affliction. From your affliction this glory shall spring, and the deeper your sorrow the louder you’ll sing.”
"Chosen by the Father's mercy,
Set apart to serve his Son,
Sanctified by his own Spirit,
Praise the holy Three-in-one!
Saved by resurrection power,
Shielded in his faithful love,
Now no enemy can tarnish
My inheritance above."
“If chance exists, God cannot exist. If one molecule flies wild by chance, then God is not sovereign. If God is not sovereign, then God is not God. God and chance simply cannot coexist.” --R. C. Sproul
“While You wait in gracious wisdom and my doubts begin to rise,
I recall Your lovingkindness and lift my hopeful eyes.
While Your hand withholds the answer, I will not withhold my heart.
I will love You in Your silence, I will trust You in the dark."
“My sweet husband, I will continue to go on loving you and caring for you—not because you know me or remember our life, but because I remember you. I will remember the man who proposed to me and told me he loved me, the look on his face when his children were born, the kind of father he was, the way he loved our extended family. I’ll recall his love for riding, hiking, and reading; his tears at sentimental movies; and how he held my hand while he prayed. I cherish the pleasure, obligation, commitment, and opportunity to care for you because I remember you.”
--Becky Zerbe to her husband with Alzheimer's