For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

2 Timothy 1:7 

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A Little Faith Strengthened by Christ

| Jun 15, 2012

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Richard Sibbes

[I]f the wicked spirit is never idle in those whom God has delivered up to him, we cannot think that the Holy Spirit will be idle in those leading and government is committed to him. No, as he dwells in them, so he will drive out all that rise up against him, until he is all in all.

What is spiritual is eternal. Truth is a beam of Christ’s Spirit, both in itself and as it is engrafted into the soul. Therefore it, and the grace wrought by it, though little, will prevail. A little thing in the hand of a giant will do great things. A little faith strengthened by Christ will work wonders.

The Bruised Reed, 1630, (Carlisle, PA: Banner of Truth, 2008), 92.

 

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A Faith Not for the Faint of Heart

| Jun 11, 2012

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2 Timothy 1:7, For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. Believing the gospel is not for the faint of heart. This morning you and I rolled out of bed to find ourselves in a difficult world (2 Timothy 3:1), one that is madly in love with […]

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