The Treasure Worth Leaving Everything For

Jesus is the treasure worth leaving everything for.  Knowing Him will turn sacrifice into sweetness and duty into delight.  Even when your commitment to Him leads you to a cross, He will be a treasure that shrouds that cross in joy.

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page

We Must Not Interpret How God Feels About Us Based on Our Circumstances

We must not reinterpret how God feels about us based on our circumstances.  The cross settles forever how God feel about us, and the resurrection shows us how much power is using to bring about His good plan for our lives.

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 184

Christ Did First, We Should Now

We make our wives beautiful by extending to them the grace of the cross.  This “washes them with the word” and helps form in them Christ-like character.  Christ did it for us, first; we do it for our wives second.

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 118

The Cross Should Blow Our Minds

The grace of God extended to us at the cross should blow our minds.  We “stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene, and wonder how He could love me, a sinner condemned unclean.”

There is no way to understand what Jesus did for you, on a heart level, and not be radically changed.  Grace changes wee-little-stingy sinners into saints of magnificent generosity.

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 68

The Gospel Prayer

In Christ, there is nothing I can do that would make You love me more, and nothing I have done that makes You love me less.

Your presence and approval are all I need for everlasting joy.

As you have been to me, so I will be to others.

As I pray, I’ll measure Your compassion by the cross and Your power by the resurrection.

 

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 44

God’s Love Revealed in the Mystery of the Cross

The one-way love of God is restorative and reconciling because in the mystery of His cross, God has neutralized the effects of sin, forgiven its offense, blotted out its stain, expiated its guilt and created a new beginning (Psalms 103:12)

– Tchividian, Tullian; One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World; David Cook Publishers; copyright 2013; Kindle Edition; Location 1252