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Setting Our Hearts on Heaven and Living for our True Home


It becomes us to spend this life only as a journey toward heaven... to which we should subordinate all other concerns of life. Why should we labor for or set our hearts on anything else, but that which is our proper end and true happiness? —Jonathan Edwards, The Christian Pilgrim

When the followers of Jesus Christ lose their interest in heaven they will no longer be happy Christians, and when they are no longer happy Christians they cannot be a powerful force in a sad and sinful world. It may be said with certainty that Christians who have lost their ...

Quote of the Week Archive

March 30, 2015

Being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.

- Philippians 2:8

March 23, 2015

"God doesn't bless us with more to raise our standard of living, but to raise our standard of giving."

--Randy Alcorn

March 16, 2015

"Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise physician prescribes because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust in his skill and thank him for his prescription."

John Newton

March 9, 2015 ...

Quotes for the Christian Life

Polycarp (c 69-155 A.D.), a leader of the early church in Smyrna, gave the memorable answer when commanded to [curse the name of Jesus Christ and] worship Caesar. “Eighty-six years I have served Him [Christ] and He has done me no wrong. How then can I blaspheme my King, who saved me?”

To the end Polycarp...disdained to defend himself before the mob. He was threatened with the wild beasts and then with the fire, but he did not flinch. Once again his answer was memorable, as well as moving: “You threaten me with fire that burns for an ...

Abortion Providers comment on whether abortion is the taking of a life

Many abortion providers cannot escape the fact that abortion is the taking of a life—the killing of a baby.

“I have the utmost respect for life; I appreciate that life starts early in the womb, but also believe that I’m ending it for good reasons.…So yes, I end life, but even when it’s hard, it’s for a good reason.” - Cheryl Alkon, “Confessions of an Abortion Doctor,” Boston Magazine

Eleven of Randy Alcorn’s Favorite Quotes

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose. (Jim Elliot)

We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us; we are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be. (C. S. Lewis)

If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world. (C. S. Lewis)

How sweet all at once it was for me to be rid of those fruitless joys which I had once feared to lose! You ...

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