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This & That and Favorite Quotes of the Week

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This and That

  • LPGA Tour Player Makes Eagle to Win Tournament. After chipping-in on the 18th hole to force a playoff with Inbee Park, Sei-Young Kim pulled an 8-iron from 154 yards on the first extra hole and knocked it in for an eagle.
  • Tim Tebow Signs with the Philadelphia Eagles. Tebow joins former teammate Mark Sanchez and fellow believer former St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford on the Eagles.
  • LeBron James Sinks Half-Court Shot. Watch him toss in a 94-foot shot like an NFL quarterback.
  • Prayers for Adam Wainright. As I write this it appears that St. Louis Cardinal ace Adam Wainright will be out for the remainder of the season with an Achilles Heel injury. Our prayers go out to Adam, a believer, who also missed the entire 2011 season due to injury.

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Just for Fun

  • The hardest part of the day is all the stuff after I open my eyes in the morning. Jim Gaffigan
  • Suddenly I’m considered lazy if I hire someone to buckle my seatbelt for me. I’m busy, people! Jim Gaffigan

    Beyond the Ark by Doug Michael

    Beyond the Ark by Doug Michael

Favorite QuotesFavorite Quotes of the Week ~ 4.26.2015

On our Culture and World…

If we are not deliberately thinking about our culture and our context, we will be conformed to it without ever knowing. Tim Keller

  • We are redefining terms and rewriting laws and removing fences everywhere you turn, and we seem to think we can do that with impunity. Ravi Zacharias
  •  Worldliness is that system of values, in any given age, which has at its center our fallen human perspective, which displaces God and his truth from the world, and which makes sin look normal and righteousness seem strange. It thus gives great plausibility to what is morally wrong and, for that reason, makes what is wrong seem normal. David Wells
  • As the culture war rages on, Lord give us wisdom to see the difference between defending our rights and protesting our slights. Kevin DeYoung
  • We have to be careful not to elevate our preferences to moral standards and judge others by them. We only do so to feel superior. Tim Keller
  • The drug of choice in the modern age is levity. We want everything to be light and bubbly. We just want to feel good. Matt Chandler
  • In America today, it is considered worse to judge evil than to do evil. Os Guinness
  • Faith only glances at problems, but gazes upon Jesus. Steven Lawson

Our Sin and Our Gracious God and Savior…

  • We have a generation of people who think they can stand before the judgment seat of God despite their sins. R.C. Sproul
  • I rest solely in His righteousness and in His atonement because I know there is nothing I can do to make up for my own iniquity. R.C. Sproul
  • The gospel is not for you who can save yourselves, but for those who are lost. Charles Spurgeon
  • God’s grace meets us in messy places because messy places are all that there are. Tullian Tchividjian
  • Jesus came to seek and to save the lost. He is the Seeker; we are the ones who are running. R.C. Sproul
  • You are more sinful than you could ever dare imagine and you are more loved and accepted than you could ever dare hope-at the same time. Tim Keller
  • What does it mean to be human? It means we are created in the image of God for the glorious reality of being in permanent fellowship with Him. Ravi Zacharias
  • True joy comes only from God and He shares this joy with those who walk in fellowship with Him. Jerry Bridges
  • A holy God is both just and merciful. He is never unjust. R.C. Sproul
  • The only thing that righteousness and sin have in common is that they were both imputed to the undeserving at the cross. Burk Parsons
  • We have no right to come before God at all, apart from the finished work of Christ. R.C. Sproul
  • Christ did not die for any upon condition, if they do believe; but He died for all God’s elect, that they should believe. John Owen
  • “Yes but-ing” the sufficiency of God’s grace for salvation is like “Yes but-ing” the sufficiency of water for wetness. Scotty Smith
  • There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!” Abraham Kuyper
  • God knows everything. So why not run to him and tell him all the things that he already knows? Kevin DeYoung
  • If prayer actually changed God’s mind, I would stop praying. Burk Parsons
  • We are all servants. The only question is whom we will serve. R.C. Sproul
  • If we love God’s fame and are committed to magnifying His name above all things, we cannot be indifferent to world missions. John Piper
  • We’re not called to perfection but to faithfulness. Sinlessness in this life isn’t possible, but obedience unto godliness is. Sanctification. Steve Camp


Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence – married to my best friend Tammy, a graduate of Covenant Seminary, St. Louis Cardinals fan, formerly a manager at a Fortune 50 organization, and in leadership at my local church. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop, and to use their strengths to their fullest potential. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinder themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony, and Achiever, and my two StandOut strength roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book of the Bible, and Colossians 3:23 and 2 Corinthians 5:21 being my favorite verses. Some of my other favorite books are The Holiness of God and Chosen by God by R.C. Sproul, and Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper. I enjoy music in a variety of genres, including modern hymns, Christian hip-hop and classic rock. My book Called to Lead: Living and Leading for Jesus in the Workplace and Tammy’s book Study, Savor and Share Scripture: Becoming What We Behold are available in paperback and Kindle editions on Amazon.

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