Category Archives: John Stott

Every Jekyll has his Hyde

Humans are beings of dignity (made in the image of the good Creator) and beings of depravity (fallen from that image). This explains a lot about the world and about our daily struggles.  Continue reading

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Don’t waste your ministry on dogs and pigs

“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces” (Matthew 7:6). These are strong and difficult words … Continue reading

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Worship & Witness

The zeal of the people of God should be that without exception (every knee and every tongue) should acknowledge the supreme honor given to Jesus. Continue reading

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A Great Statement of Faith

The essence of God’s action in wrath is to give men what they choose, in all its implications: nothing more, and equally nothing less. Continue reading

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Great quotes from a great teacher

Forgiveness without repentance? “If we can restore to full and intimate fellowship with ourselves a sinning and unrepentant brother, we reveal not the depth of our love, but its shallowness, for we are doing what is not for his highest … Continue reading

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Tim Keller at John Stott’s memorial service (US)

  Few teachers have influenced me more than the late John R. W. Stott. I wrote about this here upon his passing from earth to heaven at the age of 90. Listen as Dr. Timothy Keller offered a message for … Continue reading

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Judge not, lest you be judged.

What exactly did Jesus mean when he spoke these words?
Was he advocating a mind your own business policy?
Was he forbidding all judgments about the actions of others? Continue reading

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