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Thoughtful Thursday by Travis Evans
August 7, 2008, 10:36 am
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“The most tremendous judgment of God in this world is the hardening of the hearts of men.”

John Owen

All I can say is…thoughts?

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Thoughtful Thursday by Travis Evans
March 27, 2008, 4:32 pm
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“We are reminded yet again that an understanding of sin is preliminary to understanding the Gospel. The magnitude of our sin explains the necessary magnitude of Christ’s atonement.

As John Bunyan observed: ‘No sin against God can be little, because it is against the great God of heaven and earth; but if the sinner can find out a little God, it may be easy to find out little sins.'”

Dr. Al Mohler, discussing Cathy Lynn Grossman’s article “Has the ‘Notion of Sin’ Been Lost?”

Read Dr. Mohler’s thoughts on the article here.



Thoughtful Thursday by Travis Evans
February 21, 2008, 4:29 pm
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“All the love and acceptance which perfect obedience could have obtained of God, belong to you because Christ was perfectly obedient on your behalf.”

Charles Spurgeon



Thoughtful Thursday by Travis Evans
January 10, 2008, 2:23 pm
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“There is a way by which any man, however sinful and unworthy, may draw near to God the Father. Jesus Christ has opened that way by the sacrifice he made for us upon the cross. The holiness and justice of God need not frighten sinners and keep them back. Only let them cry to God in the name of Jesus, only let them plead the atoning blood of Jesus, and they shall find God upon a throne of grace, willing and ready to hear. The name of Jesus is a never-failing passport for our prayers. In that name a man may draw near to God with boldness, and ask with confidence. God has engaged to hear him. Think of this. Is not this encouragement?”

A Call to Prayer, J.C. Ryle



Thoughtful Thursday by Travis Evans
November 1, 2007, 1:13 pm
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“For fifteen minutes we were impressed and delighted by the bigness, beauty, and power of man-made light. . . . It gave us a sense of wonder. About ten minutes into the display, . . . I suddenly noticed a white light behind the trees to the southwest. What’s that? I thought. A second later I could tell it was the moon. It was very large and looked full. It was politely waiting its turn.

The moon was in no hurry to be noticed. It had been there before (Adam, Abraham, and Jesus looked on this same moon); and it would be there again when all the glitz was gone. It was quietly rising at its own pace, irresistibly and without human help. Yet hardly anyone was noticing.

So it is with the glory of God and the glitz of sin. We are more amazed at sin, and we ignore the glory of God. This is truly amazing.

The moon rises about 240,000 miles above the earth, which means it soars about 500,000 times higher than the highest fireworks. . . . The moon is 2160 miles in diameter (from San Francisco to Cleveland). . . . It has mountain ranges with peaks as high as Mount Everest. . . .

The power of the moon is unimaginable. Nothing on earth that man has ever made can compare. Every day the moon takes the oceans of the earth and lifts them quietly – millions upon millions upon millions of tons of water quietly and irresistibly lifted into the air. . . .

But who sees the moon? Who stands in awe of the moon? Who looks at the moon on Independence Night when there are man-made fireworks to watch? Who notices the really great things in life? No wonder we are oblivious to the glory of God when there are such clear parables of our blindness built into everyday experience. . . .

Read your emotional barometer. Do the amazements and delights of your life correspond to God’s reality? Or do they rise and fall on the passing waves of human glitz?”

John Piper



Thoughtful Thursday by Travis Evans
October 18, 2007, 1:11 pm
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“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.”

Charles Spurgeon

Be inspired men. Carve your name on hearts!