Digging Deeper

Unearthing the surpassing riches of Christ

“As there is the most heat nearest the s

“As there is the most heat nearest the sun, so there is the most happiness nearest to Christ.” – Charles Spurgeon

August 26, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Have you renewed your “passport” recen

Have you renewed your “passport” recently? Your relationships are like passports http://ow.ly/dEVC303zweK

August 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Accepting Jesus” is not just adding Jes

“Accepting Jesus” is not just adding Jesus. It is also subtracting the idols. – Ray Ortland

August 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“I know some muddleheaded Christians hav

“I know some muddleheaded Christians have talked as if Christianity thought that sex, or the body, or pleasure, were bad in themselves. But they were wrong. Christianity is almost the only one of the great religions which thoroughly approves of the body—which believes that matter is good, that God Himself once took on a human body, that some kind of body is going to be given to us even in Heaven and is going to be an essential part of our happiness, our beauty and our energy.” – CS Lewis

August 25, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“The faint, far-off result of those ener

“The faint, far-off result of those energies which God’s creative rapture implanted in matter when he made the worlds are what we now call physical pleasures. . . . What would it be to taste at the fountainhead that stream of which even those lower reaches prove so intoxicating? Yet that, I believe, is what lies before us. The whole man is to drink joy from the fountain of joy.” – CS Lewis

August 24, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“I feel greater pit for someone who take

“I feel greater pit for someone who takes delight in a sinful deed than for someone else who seems to suffer grievously at the loss of pernicious pleasure and the passing of a bliss that was in fact nothing but misery.” – Augustine

August 23, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“If I should ask you why you believe in

“If I should ask you why you believe in Christ, and why you have become Christians, every man will answer truthfully by saying: for the sake of a happy life. The pursuit of a happy life is common to philosophers and to Christians.” – Augustine

August 23, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Could [Satan] give you the whole world,

“Could [Satan] give you the whole world, yea, that could not make you happy without God. It is God alone . . . that can give solid lasting happiness to your souls; and he for this reason only desires your hears, because without him you must be miserable.” – George Whitefield

August 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Certainly by sinning we lost both piety

“Certainly by sinning we lost both piety and happiness; but when we lost happiness, we did not lose the love of it.” – Augustine

August 22, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“If there lurks in most modern mind. the

“If there lurks in most modern mind. the notion that to desire our own good and earnestly to hope for the enjoyment of it is a bad thing, I submit that this notion has crept in from Kant and the Stoics and is no part of the Christian faith. Indeed, if we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” – CS Lewis

August 21, 2016 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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