Pictures From Colonel Douglas Wheelock who commands the International Space Station and Expedition 25! You will oooh and aaaah over this breath-taking shots.
Archive for January 3rd, 2011
J. C. Ryle wrote, “I feel that we all need more and more of the presence of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, to guide, to teach and to keep us sound in the faith. There are certain great truths, which, in a day like this [1874!], we are especially bound to keep in mind. I believe there are times and seasons in the Church of Christ when we are bound to tighten our hold upon certain great leading truths, to grasp them with more than ordinary firmness in our hands, to press them to our hearts and not let them go.”
He then goes on to urge us always to hold onto the following doctrines: the total corruption of man, the inspiration and authority of the Bible, the atonement and priestly work of Jesus Christ, and the ministry of the Holy Spirit.
He explains more here.
“A gospel which is only about the moment of conversion but does not extend to every moment of life in Christ is too small.
A gospel that gets your sins forgiven but offers no power for transformation is too small.
A gospel that isolates one of the benefits of union with Christ and ignores all the others is too small.
A gospel that must be measured by your own moral conduct, social conscience, or religious experience is too small.
A gospel that rearranges the components of your life but does not put you personally in the presence of God is too small.”
Fred Sanders – The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything. (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2010), 106
(HT Of First Importance)