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THIS & THAT: A Roundup of Favorite Articles and Quotes

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– More interesting article links
– Favorite Quotes of the Week

  • The Holiness of God and the Sinfulness of Man.C. Sproul writes “Two things that every human being absolutely must come to understand are the holiness of God and the sinfulness of man. These topics are difficult for people to face.”
  • John Piper on the Essential Achievement of Christ. John Piper preached a message at The Gospel Coalition’s 2021 National Conference on “The Essential Achievement of Christ” from Hebrews 9:1–10:18. Through this text, Piper expounded on six manifestations of Christ’s greatness, magnifying the central achievement—the removal of guilt—and the averting of God’s wrath from those who are in Christ Jesus.

Other Links of Interest

  • Grace means your life will end in victory, no matter how many defeats you’ve had along the way. Paul Tripp
  • No man can do me a truer kindness in this world than pray for me. Charles Spurgeon
  • Grace means that when God asks you to wait, waiting is not just about what you will get at the end of the wait, but what you will become as you wait. Paul Tripp
  • No man was ever sorry that he served the Lord. No man ever said at the end of his days, “I have read my Bible too much, I have thought of God too much, I have prayed too much, I have been too concerned about my soul.” Oh, no! C. Ryle
  • Many of our idols are good things that have become dangerous things because they have become ruling things. Paul Tripp
  • When you offer critique, do so gently. When you offer encouragement, do so fiercely. Scott Sauls
  • As a result of grace, your identity is rooted in the achievements of another. Your hope is not based on how well you are doing, but on what Jesus has done for you. Paul Tripp
  • Joy isn’t the absence of sadness, it’s the presence of the Holy Spirit. Burk Parsons
  • When Satan tells me I am a sinner he comforts me immeasurably, since Christ died for sinners. Martin Luther

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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