Ray Pritchard’s Blog (404)
“God doesn’t call us to be comfortable. He calls us to trust Him so completely that we are unafraid to put ourselves in situations where we will be in trouble if He doesn’t come through.” Francis Chan
“The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people.” G. K. Chesterton
The truth is, our potential is very limited and the only untapped resources are the ones we discover when we come to the end and admit that we are limited but God is not.
Jesus’ appeal is always personal. He never says, “Come and join the church” or “Come and give money.” He simply says, “Come to me.”
In my 27 years as a pastor, I am fairly sure that I never came up with any distinctively new approaches to sermonizing. However, somewhere along the way I developed one practice that, as often as I used it, always served me well. Before I describe it, I should say that it rests upon two assumptions.1) You don’t know a ...
“The national anthem of Hell is ‘I did it my way.’” Peter Kreeft
“Nothing can for sin atone, Nothing but the blood of Jesus; Naught of good that I have done, Nothing but the blood of Jesus.” Robert Lowry
“Keep in mind that when sin is viewed superficially, it is dealt with superficially.” Erwin Lutzer
Dear Praying Friends, We’re in the middle of a busy travel season. Last week while Ray was in Florida teaching James at Word of Life Bible Institute, Marlene was in California visiting Mark and Vanessa and getting some special time with Eli and Penny. On Wednesday Ray flies to Jacksonville, Florida to speak at […]
“No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.” George Jean Nathan
We are all only one stupid decision away from destroying our legacy.
Loving Father, teach us to trust you. We want clear direction, and you say, “Give me your heart.” We want precise answers, and you say, “Trust me to do right.” We want to know about tomorrow, and you say, “Follow me today.” Lord, make us willing to be made willing to do your will in […]
Circumstances are the fingerprints of God.
“It is therefore far better, and more desirable, to have but a little of the world and to have it with a good conscience, to keep up communion with God, and enjoy him in it, and live by faith, than to have the greatest plenty and live without God in the world.” Matthew Henry
“Do your best and let God do the rest.” Dr. Ben Carson
“Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.” Joni Eareckson Tada
Resentment is like drinking poison and hoping the other guy dies.
“Don’t pray ‘Lord, use me.’ What you should pray is “Lord, make me usable.'” Vance Havner
God specializes in impossible situations, and he loves to prove that hopeless cases aren’t hopeless after all.
Your prayers are part of heaven’s plan to reach out to the prodigals in your life and bring them back to God. If you are heavily burdened for a loved one, you may be sure that that burden does not come simply from yourself. The burden is a gift from God, a token of his […]
“No man can give at once the impression that he himself is clever and that Jesus Christ is mighty to save.” James Denney
God never wastes anything. Not even the tiniest tear falls without a purpose.
“If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.” Charles Spurgeon
“A real Christian is the one who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.” Billy Graham
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