Monday, October 4, 2010

More Gospel Tweets


More Gospel Tweets from Tullian Tchividjian
  • The gospel tells us that what God has done for us in Christ is infinitely more important than anything we do for him.
  • The world says the more independent you become, the freer you’ll be; the gospel says the more dependent you become, the freer you’ll be
  • The Gospel frees us from trying to impress people, prove ourselves to people, and make people think we’re something that we’re not.
  • Isn’t it ironic that while God’s treatment of us depends on Christ’s performance, our treatment of others depends on their performance?
  • We need God’s gospel rescue every day and in every way because we are, in the words of John Calvin, “partly unbelievers until we die.”
  • Believing fully the truth that “salvation belongs to the Lord” means that you place ultimate trust in Christ’s efforts, not your own.
  • Daily sin requires a daily distribution of God’s grace
  • The hard work of sanctification is the hard work of constantly reorienting ourselves back to our justification.
  • Grace can be defined as unconditional acceptance granted to an undeserving person by an unobligated giver.
  • The law tells us what God demands from us; the gospel tells us what God in Christ has done for us because we could not meet his demands.
  • Being justified by God and made acceptable on the basis of Christ’s righteousness not only pardons us for the past but empowers us for the present
  • Paul never uses the law as a way to motivate obedience; He always uses the gospel.
  • The gospel teaches us that being a slave to Christ is the essence of freedom, while being free to myself is the essence of slavery.
  • When you understand God’s grace, pain leads to freedom because deep suffering leads to deep surrender!
  • When we depend on things smaller than Jesus to provide us with the security and meaning we long for, God will love us enough to take them away.
  • The gospel is the good news that God rescues sinners. And since both non-Christians & Christians are sinners, we both need the gospel.
  • The gospel grants Christians one strength over non-Christians: the strength to admit they’re weak.
  • The gospel frees us to realize that while we matter, we’re not the point.
  • The Gospel alone can turn us into people who give everything we have because we understand that in Christ we already have everything we need
  • The gospel isn’t just the power of God to save us, it’s the power of God to grow us once we’re saved.
  • When we transfer trust from ourselves to Christ, we experience the abundant freedoms that come from not having to measure up.
  • The gospel makes wise those who know they’re foolish and makes fools out of those who think they’re wise.
  • It never ceases to amaze me that God’s love to those who are in Christ isn’t conditioned on how we behave but on how Christ behaved for us.
  • Sin turns you inward; the gospel turns you outward. Sin enslaves you by making you big. The gospel frees you by making you small.
  • In the gospel, God comes after us because we need him not because he needs us. Only the gospel can free us to revel in our insignificance.
  • Mt. Sinai says, “You must do.” Mt. Calvary says, “Because you couldn’t, Jesus did.” Don’t run to the wrong mountain for your hiding place.