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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

From the Pastor...

Pure Devotion
"I am afraid that...your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ"  - 1 Corinthians 11:3

What True Devotion To God Is Not.
Devotion does not consist of reading the Bible, nor praying, nor attending meetings. These may or may not be specific instances of devotion, but are not to be regarded as devotion itself.
Devotion does not consist of individual acts or exercises of any kind. These may indeed be devotional acts, that is "acts of devotion," but let it be remembered that no acts or exercises in themselves constitute devotion.

What True Devotion To God Is.
Devotion is that state of heart in which everything - our whole life, being and possessions - are a continual offering to God, that is they are continually devoted to God. True devotion must be the supreme devotion of the will, extending out to all we have and are - to all times, places, employments, thought and feelings.
-  Charles G. Finney

"We are God's: let us therefore live for Him and die for Him. We are God's: let His wisdom and will therefore rule all our actions. We are God's: let all the parts of our life accordingly strive toward Him as our only lawful goal [Rom. 14:8; cf. 1 Cor. 6:19]. O, how much has that man profited who, having been taught that he is not his own, has taken away dominion and rule from his own reason that he may wield it to God!" (Institutes, 3.7.1)
-  Iain H. Murray

Jesus of Nazareth
Without money and arms, He conquered more millions that Alexander the Great, Caesar, Mohammed, and Napoleon;

Without science and learning, He shed more light on things human and divine than all philosophers and scholars combined;

Without the eloquence of schools, He spoke such words of life as were never spoken before or since, and produced effects which lie beyond the reach of orator or poet;

Without writing a single line, He set more pens in motion, and furnished themes for more sermons, orations, discussions, learned volumes, works of art, and songs of praise than the whole army of great men of ancient and modern times.
-  Philip Schaff

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