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THIS & THAT: A Weekly Roundup of Favorite Articles and Quotes

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  • Favorite Quotes of the Week



  • The Role of Prayer in Missions and Salvation. John Piper writes “Prayer is one of the great wonders that God has given to the world. That God would plan for his own sovereign hand to be moved by the prayers of his creatures is amazing.”
  • Our Most Destructive Assumption About Heaven. Randy Alcorn writes “If I could eliminate one belief about heaven, it would be the heresy that the physical world is an enemy of God’s redemptive plan rather than a central part of it.”
  • Let Go of Lies About Heaven: Eight Myths Many Believe. Randy Alcorn writes “In an age when people try to make doctrines more appealing by ignoring or twisting biblical truth, here’s the irony—the true biblical doctrine of Heaven is far more attractivethan the dull, inhuman view of the afterlife that has long prevailed in evangelicalism.”
  • 6 Questions about the Fear of God. Michael Reeves addresses these questions in this article adapted from his book Rejoice and Tremble: The Surprising Good News of the Fear of the Lord.


  • The opposite of joy is not sadness. It’s hopelessness. Tim Keller
  • Following Christ does not mean the subtraction of all trials, but the addition of His strength to go through them triumphantly. Steven Lawson
  • We’re not saved by the sinner’s prayer, but by the praying Savior. Scotty Smith
  • No one simply denies the glory of God; we always exchange the glory of God for the glory of something else. Tim Keller
  • The Gospel never was, isn’t, and never will be about the “victorious Christian life.” It’s about the victorious Christ. Scotty Smith
  • Jesus was forsaken by God so that we would never have to be. His death means no death for us. His resurrection means our resurrection. Tim Keller
  • We do not retire from the Christian life. As we age, we should become more intentional about discipling and encouraging the next generation, neither stepping out of the way nor standing in it. Let’s run alongside those coming up until the baton is passed and our race is finally run. Jared Wilson
  • God sovereignty is on every page of Scripture, it’s true, and so is God’s love, God’s redemption, and God’s mission. Burk Parsons
  • Revival occurs when those who think they already know the gospel discover they do not really or fully know it. Tim Keller

Author: Bill Pence

I’m Bill Pence ~ married to my best friend for more than 40 years and a St. Louis Cardinals fan. Before retiring I served as a manager at a Fortune 50 company; I'm a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary and in leadership at my local church. I enjoy speaking about calling, vocation and work. I am a life-long learner and have a passion to help people develop to their fullest potential and to utilize their strengths more fully. I am an INTJ on Myers-Briggs, 3 on the Enneagram, my top five Strengthsfinders themes are: Belief, Responsibility, Learner, Harmony and Achiever, and my two StandOut strengths roles are Creator and Equalizer. My favorite book is the Bible, with Romans my favorite book and 2 Corinthians 5:21 my favorite verse. Some of my other favorite books are Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper, The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul, The Prodigal Son (originally titled A Tale of Two Sons) by John MacArthur and Crazy Love by Francis Chan. I enjoy Christian hip-hop/rap music, with Lecrae, Trip Lee and Andy Mineo being some of favorite artists.

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