“If anyone would tell you the shortest, surest way to all happiness and all perfection, he must tell you to make a rule to yourself to thank and praise God for everything that happens to you.”
“I will exalt you, my God, O king,
and I will bless your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless you and praise your name forever and ever.
Great is Yahweh, and very worthy of praise,
and his greatness is unsearchable.”
(Psalm 145:1–3, LEB)
“The desire for safety stands against every great and noble enterprise.”
THE TRUE SIGNS BY WHICH THE CHURCH OF CHRIST MAY BE KNOWN
As Stated by Menno Simons
I. By an unadulterated, pure doctrine, Deut. 4:6; 5:12; Isaiah 8:5; Matt. 28:20; Mark 16:15; John 8:52; Gal. 1.
II. By a scriptural use of the sacramental signs, Matt. 28:19; Mark 16; Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:12; 1 Cor. 12:13; Tit. 3:5; 1 Pet. 3; Matt. 26:25; Mark 14:22; Luke 22:19; 1 Cor. 11:22, 23.
III. By obedience to the word, Matt. 7; Luke 11:28; John 7:18; 15:10; Jas. 1:22.
IV. By unfeigned, brotherly love, John 13:34; Rom. 13:8; 1 Cor. 13:1; 1 John 3:18; 4:7, 8.
V. An unreserved confession of God and Christ, Matt. 10:32; Mark 8:29; Rom. 10:9; 1 Tim. 6:13.
VI. By oppression and tribulation for the sake of the Lord’s word, Matt. 5:10; 10:39; 16:24; 24:9; Luke 6:28; John 15:20; 2 Tim. 2:9; 3:12; 1 Pet. 1:6; 3:14; 4:13; 5:10; 1 John 3:13.
“The longer you read the Bible, the more you will like it; it will grow sweeter and sweeter.”(William Romaine)
“Wherever you are, be all there!
Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God.”
One of my favorite websites is Biblical Training. This site includes audio lectures on a wide variety of biblical and theological topics from a broadly evangelical perspective. Much of the material is available for free.
The content of the lectures ranges from material suitable for new believers to seminary-level instruction. The lecturers include Bill Mounce, Bryan Chapell, Craig Blomberg, and Mark Strauss. Personally, I would not agree with all the theological positions found on this site, but I do think there is much that is worthwhile. A good place to begin is with the complete class list.