Summit, tonight is the night! The culmination of a month of focused prayer. All campuses meet at the Brier Creek campus, 6:30, for an intense time of worship and prayer, in which we cast ourselves on the mercy of God. Be there!
Here are a few of the quotes, thoughts, from the message this weekend.
“Prayer is the natural result of humility (knowing you need God’s help) and faith (knowing that God is willing to help). The Gospel alone produces those things in us. When the Gospel has cultivated humility and faith in us, we will “pray continuously” instinctively.”
“Does God know the day you’ll die? Yes. Has he appointed that day? Yes. Can you do anything to change that day? No. Then why do you eat? To live. What happens if you don’t eat? You die. Then if you don’t eat, and die, then would that be the day that God had appointed for you to die?…Quit asking stupid questions and just eat. Eating is the pre-ordained way God has appointed for living.” (A. A. Hodge)
No technique, no skill is sufficient for us to lean our weight upon. Not even skills learned from the Bible. Our intelligence, our godliness, our diligence and our piety are not enough to ensure we develop right theology. We must hope in God’s mercy. You can’t guarantee your dating life will be solid no matter how many accountability partners you have, how many Josh Harris books you read or how many people you have speaking into it. You can’t guarantee a good marriage no matter how well suited you are for each other or how many marriage books you have read. You can’t guarantee your kids will grow up to love God no matter how many books on Christian parenting you master. No skill, not even biblical skill, is sufficient. We must throw ourselves on the mercy of God, and we do that in prayer. The good news is that the mercy of God knows no limits (1 Peter 5:6–10)
God sometimes answers our prayers by giving to us what we would have asked for had we known what He knows. (Tim Keller)