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Archive for April 12th, 2010

IOUS prayer

 

I — Incline my heart to His testimonies (Psalm 119:36),

O — Open my eyes that I might behold the wonderful things in His Word (Psalm 119:8),

U — Unite my heart to fear His name (Psalm 86:11), and

S — Satisfy me in His steadfast love (Psalm 90:14).

 

source: John Piper

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"Of himself, the fallen sinner can no more repent evangelically, believe in Christ savingly, come to Him effectually, than he can create a world. ‘With men it is impossible’ (Mk 10:27) rules out of court all special pleading for the power of man’s will. Nothing but a miracle of grace can lead to the saving of any sinner."

Source: A.W. Pink , Studies on Saving Faith, Part 2, Chapter 3 – Its Difficulty

 

"Whatever the details and steps of the work of redemption, all must be traced up to this original fountain, the sovereign grace and mercy of our God… The eternal, free, unchangeable, inexhaustible mercy of our God revealed through his dear Son Jesus Christ."

Source: Psalm LXVII, Edward Bickersteth

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