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All Quotes by author - Tullian Tchividjian
" An identity based in the one-way love of God does not take into account public opinion or, thankfully, even personal opinion. "
" A religious approach to marriage is the idea that if we work hard enough at something, we can earn the acceptance, approval, and life we think we deserve because of our obedient performance. "
" As Luke 24 shows, it's possible to read the Bible, study the Bible, and memorize large portions of the Bible, while missing the whole point of the Bible. "
" Assurance never comes from looking at ourselves. It only comes as a consequence of looking to Christ. "
" At some level, every relationship is assaulted by an aroma of judgment - this sense that we will never measure up to the expectations and demands of another. "
" Because Jesus came to secure for us what we could never secure for ourselves, life doesn't have to be a tireless effort to establish ourselves, justify ourselves, validate ourselves. "
" Because of total depravity, you and I were desperate for God's grace before we were saved. Because of total depravity, you and I remain desperate for God's grace even after we're saved. "
" Believe it or not, Christianity is not about good people getting better. If anything, it is good news for bad people coping with their failure to be good. "
" Christianity affirms that Jesus severed the link between suffering and deserving once for all on Calvary. God put the ledgers away and settled the accounts. "
" Contrary to popular assumptions, the Bible is not a record of the blessed good, but rather the blessed bad. That's not a typo. The Bible is a record of the blessed bad. The Bible is not a witness to the best people making it up to God; it's a witness to God making it down to the worst people. "
" Contrary to what we conclude naturally, the gospel is not too good to be true. It is true! It's the truest truth in the entire universe. No strings attached! No fine print to read. No buts. No conditions. No qualifications. No footnotes. And especially, no need for balance. "
" Death is the operative device that sets us free in Christ - when we die, we truly live. "
" Don't get me wrong - what we do is important. But it is infinitely less important than what Jesus has done for us. "
" Even political insiders recognize that years of political effort on behalf of Evangelical Christians have generated little cultural gain. "
" Even those of us who have tasted the radical saving grace of God find it intuitively difficult not to put conditions on grace. "
" For the life of the believer, one thing is beautifully and abundantly true: God's chief concern in your suffering is to be with you and be Himself for you. And in the end, what we discover is that this really is enough. "
" For years and years, Christians have been singing about their wandering hearts. Our hearts need to be recalibrated and realigned and reoriented by God. "
" From the time God saved me at 21 years old, I've always been fascinated by the parables of Jesus. "
" God has hardwired me to thoroughly enjoy and be sharpened by good and friendly theological discussion about the gospel. "
" God loves us too much to leave us in the hell of unhappiness that comes from trying to do his job. Into the slavish misery of our ladder-defined lives, God condescends. "
" God wants to free us from ourselves, and there's nothing like suffering to show us that we need something bigger than our abilities and our strength and our explanations. "
" Grace is thickly counter-intuitive. It feels risky and unfair. It's dangerous and disorderly. It wrestles control out of our hands. It is wild and unsettling. It turns everything that makes sense to us upside-down and inside-out. "
" Grace is upside-down, to-do-list wrecking, scandalous and way-too free. It's one-way love. "
" Hollywood is not known as a culture of grace. Dog-eat-dog is more like it. People love you one day and hate you the next. Personal value is very much attached to box office revenues and the unpredictable and often cruel winds of fashion. "
" I ended up dropping out of high school at 16 and getting kicked out of my home. My parents told me, sadly, that because I was so disruptive to the rest of the household, that I could no longer live under their roof. "
" I enjoy receiving love from my wife. I'm ecstatic when Kim loves me and expresses affection toward me. Something in me comes alive when she does that. But I've learned this freeing truth: I don't need that love, because in Jesus, I receive all the love I need. "
" If we read the Bible asking first, 'What would Jesus do?' instead of asking 'What has Jesus done,' we'll miss the good news that alone can set us free. "
" I got my first tennis racket on my seventh birthday. And because we had a tennis court in our backyard, I played every day. By ten I was playing competitively. "
" I'm not sure I'll ever fully understand why some Christians get mad when we say that the ultimate hero in the Bible is not Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, Paul, etc... but Jesus. "
" Indeed, there is nothing like suffering to remind us how much we need God. What good news that His purpose and plan for our lives moves in a different direction from ours! "
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