Paul Tripp

“The grace you’ve been given is not just the grace of forgiveness and acceptance; it’s also the grace of empowerment.  So get up and follow…. So here’s how this works.  God has promised to supply and empower; your joy is to follow him by faith where you live every day.  You don’t wait for the provision before you move.  God has not promised that you will see it beforehand.  You don’t try to figure out what God is going to do next and how he will meet your needs; you move forward in the certainty that he is with you, for you, and in you”

Paul Tripp

Wisdom of the Ages – Anselm

Wisdom of the Ages

NPG D23949; St Anselm after Unknown artist

“Remove grace, and you have nothing whereby to be saved. Remove free will and you have nothing that could be saved”
Anselm

Wisdom of the Ages – Francis of Assisi

Wisdom of the Ages

Francis

“Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.” 
― Francis of Assisi

Wisdom of the Ages – Ichabod Spencer

Wisdom of the Ages

Ichabod Spencer

“To cut off the sinner from all reliance upon himself, his merits and his powers; and throw him, naked and helpless, into the hands of the Holy Spirit to lead him to Christ in faith; should be the one great aim of the ministry”
Ichabod Spencer

It is in Christ alone where the strength and the power of life reside; all other resources are miserable, fleeting and wretched. They that live in the flesh cannot please God. The woman at the well came to know that Jesus is the well from which flows the river of His life into the lost and barren of this world. It is in our coming to Him that He becomes the well within our very being…

“He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said,
out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water”
John 7:38