Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Beth Moore Quote

My wife and others at our church have just started Beth Moore's study, "Living Beyond Yourself: Exploring the Fruit of the Spirit."

Mrs. Ted read me this quote from the first lesson. I like the insight it offers into how God works:

God never points out sin for the purpose of instilling hopelessness, guilt, and poor self-esteem. God convicts of sin for two major reasons:
  • To convict the lost of sin and offer the gift of salvation.
  • To convict the saved of sin and offer the gift of restoration.
God's whole point in expending His endless energies on humans is to have a people for His name. All that He does is to that end.

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