Category Archives: trials

Extraordinary Treasures

“The highest honor that God can confer upon his children is the blood-red crown of martyrdom. The jewels of a Christian are his afflictions. The regalia of the kings that God has made, are their troubles, their sorrows, and their … Continue reading

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Quotes on Being a Disciple

Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer Take the words of Jesus and let them become the Supreme Court of the Gospel to you. –John G. Lake Some wish to hear the word of God, others wish … Continue reading

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Spiritual Promotions

“Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Sanctified afflictions are spiritual promotions.”  —Matthew Henry “God’s way of answering the Christian’s prayer for more patience, experience, hope and love often is … Continue reading

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Adversity Has Meaning

“For the believer all pain has meaning; all adversity is profitable. There is no question that adversity is difficult. It usually takes us by surprise and seems to strike where we are most vulnerable. To us it often appears completely … Continue reading

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Adversity- Our Choice

“The conflict will always be beyond your strength. The enemy always pushes us beyond our personal, inbred, preset limits concerning how far we will go for God. The test kills the limits of our humanity, until we are like Christ … Continue reading

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He Knows Where I’m Going

“I go east, but he is not there.     I go west, but I cannot find him. 9 I do not see him in the north, for he is hidden.     I look to the south, but he is concealed. 10 “But he knows … Continue reading

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Meandering Intensely Through Grace

“For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.” Romans 8:29, NLT “Just as we are now like the earthly man, … Continue reading

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