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Colin S. Smith Quotes

Lord, make me less like Jonah and more like Jesus. Save me from being the kind of person who cares more about my comfort, my reputation, and my success than I do about the people You are calling me to serve. Help me to keep all of my dreams on Your altar and be ready at all times to respond with faith and obedience to Your call.
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Human life is created in God's image, and that makes it sacred.

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Saint Augustine defined idolatry as worshiping what should be used or using what should be worshiped

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God did not love you because of your background, your intelligence, your good looks, your prayers, your ministry, your commitment, your faith, or your good life. God loves you ... because He loves you. Let that lead you to worship.

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Colin S. Smith Quotes: Grace is more than god opening the door
Grace is more than God opening the door to salvation; it's God bringing people in.

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If you can grasp those two truths-you are made in His image and dependent on Him-you will discover a great dignity and at the same time a profound humility.

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Grace means that God steps into the lives of particular individuals with the purpose and effect of saving them. He needs no permission to do this, nor is He under any obligation to do so.

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Sin is a power; wherever it is given room, it will grow in strength, and it will take you where you do not want to go.

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Colin S. Smith Quotes: Authentic gospel preaching always
Authentic gospel preaching always engages people with eternal issues.

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God's Word is the living seed that brings new birth. It is the milk that nurtures the new life of a young Christian and the meat that builds the muscle of a mature believer.

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Idolatry involves putting the things we love in the place of God or seeing God as a means of getting the things that we want, and that's the second great struggle of our lives.

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Living communion with God in which He is real, alive, fresh, and present to your soul energizes a God-centered life.

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Colin S. Smith Quotes: There will be times in your life when
There will be times in your life when you want to pray but feel so far from God that prayer seems impossible. The flesh will tell you that God is against you, that you have gone too far and that He is no longer interested in you. But faith defies the flesh. It contradicts Satan's lies. It rises up against defeat, gloom, and despair and finds hope in God.

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Repentance means change: Change in what you think, change in what you desire, change in what you do and say. It is the evidence of authentic faith.

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Repentance is possible only when faith is present and where there is faith, repentance will also be found. Faith gives birth to repentance, and repentance is the evidence of faith.

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The heart of the gospel is that Christ has come to save us from the judgment of God.

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Colin S. Smith Quotes: Early on in the bible story we will
Early on in the Bible story, we will discover the devil taking on the form of an animal. At the center of the Bible story, we will find God taking on the form of a man. The Son of God is the image of God, and so when He took flesh, it was in the form of a man, because man was made in the image of God.

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Faith does not rest on your ability to feel God's love, it rests on His ability to keep His promise.

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The person who learns to number his or her days gains a heart of wisdom (Ps. 90:12).

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Explaining temptation by saying "God is testing me" or "Satan is attacking me" positions "me" either as the victim, if I am defeated, or the hero, if I prevail. But confessing that "My heart is desperately wicked" provides no such comforts. It heads off all attempts to shift blame, and cuts down all the pretensions of spiritual pride.

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Colin S. Smith Quotes: The god you worship will shape the
The God you worship will shape the values you hold, and the values you hold will shape the lifestyle that you choose.

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Lord, make me less like Jonah and more like Jesus. Save me from being the kind of person who cares more about my comfort, my reputation, and my success than I do about the people You are calling me to serve. Help me to keep all of my dreams on Your altar and be ready at all times to respond with faith and obedience to Your call.

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Has what you do for God become more important to you than the Lord Himself?

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He endured all that hell is on the cross, so that you would never know what hell is like.

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Colin S. Smith Quotes: He is the creator and the sustainer of
He is the Creator and the sustainer of all things. He is the unchanging, self-existent God, and that means that He depends on nobody. He is neither helped by our faith nor hindered by our unbelief.

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When your heart is gripped by the love of God poured out in the cross, and when you see the extent of that love in the propitiation by which Christ became the sacrifice for your sin, bearing wrath and entering hell for you, and when you are convinced that this Christ offers Himself in redeeming love to others who do not yet know Him, a passion will be lit in your heart to pursue a God-centered life.

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God had spoken to His people through His Word. It had humbled them in their sins, but it had lifted them up to see the grace and mercy of God, and then had directed them into a new life of obedience. In all our desperate searching for ways to find joy, God is telling us that we will never find joy like the joy of knowing God, being humbled in our sins, experiencing His grace, and walking in a life of obedience.

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In serving as a pastor for over thirty years, I have seen some remarkable transformations and I've seen some big disappointments. I have two observations. First, where there has been lasting change, the common factor, in every case, is that the Word of God has had a significant entrance into the person's life. Second, where godly change has failed to get started, or has slowly unraveled, the common factor, in every case, is that change has been attempted without significant engagement in the Scriptures.

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Colin S. Smith Quotes: The law of god was never a ladder for
The Law of God was never a ladder for unsaved people to climb up to heaven. It was always a pattern of life for God's people who had been saved from judgment by the blood of the Lamb.

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Jonah's anger was not marked by outbursts of rage but by a quiet withdrawal from the company of others and a growing preoccupation with the events in his own life.

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Colin S. Smith Quotes: If you feel that without a certain
If you feel that without a certain person, or position, or achievement, your life would be not worth living, you may be deeper into idolatry than you think.

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I am so glad that Jesus does not say, "Practice more spiritual disciplines." He says, "Come to me ... and I will give you rest.

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The message of Easter is not that Jesus is alive, it is so much more. The message of Easter is that Jesus has risen!

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Our sin reached its full horror and found its most awful expression in the cross.

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And if any of you want some tips on running, don't be in a hurry, and never let any of the other runners know you are in a hurry even if you are. You can always overtake on long-distance running without letting others smell the hurry in you.

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Colin S. Smith Quotes: Redeeming sinners from all nations
Redeeming sinners from all nations through Jesus Christ was God's plan from the beginning.

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