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April 20, 2013

Chapters 3&4 of Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian

Filed under: Uncategorized — dannywahlquist @ 7:56 am

Some of my favorite quotes from today’s reading:

“Where exactly am I experiencing agitation, impatience, unease, anxiety? Why is it there? What’s that really all about? Identify where your restlessness is rooted—because that’s where a confrontation with the gospel is needed.”

“Maybe you recall how this “addition” concept is brought out in C. S. Lewis’s famous work The Screwtape Letters.”

“Martin Luther once said, “Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God”—your functional savior.”

“your pain right now could be God prying open your life and heart in order to remove a gift of his that you’ve been holding onto more dearly than him.”

Paul Tripp: “How is your present disappointment, discouragement, or grief a window on what has actually captured your heart?”

“The Bible makes it clear that the gospel’s premier enemy is the one we often call “legalism.”

“we find it harder to see that it’s just as wrong to worship morality, like everybody in the church seems to be doing.”

“most of us convince ourselves that we’re actually honoring Jesus with our rules and regulations,”

“a lot of preaching these days has been unwittingly, unconsciously seduced by moralism.”

“there is one primary enemy of the gospel—legalism”

“Progress in obedience happens only when our hearts realize that God’s love for us does not depend on our progress in obedience.”

“When we open our eyes, we’ll see the Bible’s confirmation that we’re a lot worse off than we think we are—much more self-centered, arrogant, and greedy than we would ever admit to ourselves, let alone to other people.”

“How to Become a Legalist,” adapted from a sermon preached there by Mark Driscoll. Here’s the procedure: 1) Make rules outside the Bible. 2) Push yourself to try and keep your rules. 3) Castigate yourself when you don’t keep your rules. 4) Become proud when you do keep your rules. 5) Appoint yourself as judge over other people. 6) Get angry with people who break your rules or have different rules. 7) “Beat” the losers.

“People I’ve met who are turned off to Christianity will most often say it’s because of the self-righteousness of professing Christians.”

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2 Comments »

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