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Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus through the Spiritual Disciplines

David Mathis

Top 10 Best Quotes

“This is the heart of prayer—not getting things from God, but getting God.”

“…A good instinct to develop on the threshold of significant purchases is to ask what this expenditure reveals about our heart. What desire am I trying to fulfill?”

“When our life in him is healthy and vibrant, we do not only ache to keep sinking our roots down deep in him, but we also want to stretch out our branches and extend his goodness to others.”

“Chosen before time. Called with effect. United to Jesus in faith and repentance. Adopted and forgiven. Justified. Sanctified. Glorified. And satisfied forever. This is grace gone wonderfully wild. This is the flood of God’s favor in which we discover the power and practice of the means of grace. Put”

“…Take every word as spoken to yourself, with this essential anchor in place: Seek to understand first how God’s words fell on the original hearers, and how they relate to Jesus’ person and work, and then bring them home to yourself.”

“The waters of good preaching are always running downhill to the stream of Christ, who he is, and how he has loved us.”

“The grace of God cannot be quarantined to individuals.”

“The battleground is between our ears. What is it that is capturing your idle thoughts? What fear or frustration is filling your spare moments? Will you just listen to yourself, or will you start talking? No, preaching—not letting your concerns shape you, but forming your concerns by the power of the gospel.”

“The Bible is gloriously for us, but it is not mainly about us.”

“Nothing shows our hearts like sacrifice. When we are willing not only to give from our excess, but to embrace some personal loss or disadvantage for the sake of showing generosity toward others, we say loudly and clearly…that we have a greater love than ourselves and our comforts.”

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Book Keywords:

coommunity, grace, sacrifice, ministry, prayer, preaching, bible, service-to-others, spending, giving

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