Thursday, January 19, 2012

The antidote to our pride and sloth

"The more sinful you discover yourself to be, the more you realize the radical nature of God's grace. The more radical you see His grace, the more you are freed to recognize your weaknesses and shortcomings without fear. And the more you see those, the sweeter grace becomes and the more you want to boldly live and share it. Thus the gospel creates in you an increasingly intense humility and confidence in God. Without the gospel, humility and confidence only increase at each other's expense. But in the gospel, humility and confidence increase together."

- Tim Keller, Church Planter Training Manual, p. 189

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