Articles:
Deacons: Sober and Content, Keep Hold of the Faith (Pure Church) This is a continuation of Thabiti Anyabwile’s Deacons series

Monergism Interview with Dr. Tim Keller (Monergism) A general interview about his new book “The Reason for God

Should We Really Call It a “Quiet” Time? (Between Two Worlds)

6 Reasons Pastors Should Blog (Desiring God)

Readings:

He who comes as partly righteous is sent empty away. He who comes acknowledging unrighteousness, but at the same time trying to neutralize it or to expiate it by feelings, and prayers, and tears, is equally rejected. But he who comes as an unrighteous man to a righteous yet gracious God, finds not only ready access, but plenteous blessing. The righteous God receives unrighteous man, if man present himself in his own true character as a sinner, and does not mock God by pretending to be something less or better than this.

– Horatius Bonar, The Everlasting Righteousness

Randoms:
Looking at all the stuff I needed to bring back to Irvine, I get my quote of the day:
(just for your information, ‘mmm’ in Cantonese means ‘not,’ or ‘is not’)

Me: Dude, I don’t have enough room to fit all this in.
Mom runs upstairs to get be a bigger bag.
She brings back this gigantic woman’s suitcase down.
Me: Dude, that’s humongous!
Mom: Noo, mmm mong!

Videos:
Sweet interview with Ben Stein by R.C. Sproul!

Verses:
Romans 2:6-8
He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

Do This and Live (Monergism)

God has not rescinded His law which says “Do this and Live”. We herald the law and the gospel to people (1) to let them know that they must obey the commandments of God perfectly to live. This is God’s requirement for mankind. But (2) when persons recognize they are morally impotent to obey, then the law serves its convicting purpose. They then, seeing their own inability and spiritual bankruptcy, can only flee to Christ for salvation.

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