Saturday, December 31, 2011

2011 Recap

When God hears our prayers, he explodes into action. – John Piper

It is hard to take the role of a servant in a world of power. – John Piper

The unplanned, inefficient detours of our lives are planned by God. God’s ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:8–9). They are frequently bewildering to us, but they are always better because God is orchestrating far more than we see or know in every unexpected event and delay. – John Piper

There are only two days on my calendar: today and that day. – Martin Luther

Setbacks and stressors are bridges to be crossed to our goals... not barricades to keep us from them. – Stephen Pierce

The great obstacle to seeking the Lord is pride. – John Piper 
"In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him." – Psalm 10:4.

He is the rich man who has no wants, and requires no more. Contentment is one of the rarest graces. – J.C. Ryle

That sin will never stand firm which is heartily prayed against. – J. C. Ryle

When joy and prayer are married their first born child is gratitude. – Charles Spurgeon

Jesus Christ, God's inexpressible gift to you this Thanksgiving season. – John Piper

Shall man be proud after God has been humble? – Richard Sibbes

If we are able to humble ourselves before God, we will be humble before men as well. – John Frame

Christians are people who move toward need and truth and justice, not toward comfort and security. – John Piper

A proud faith is as much a contradiction as a humble devil. – Stephen Charnock

The gospel of Jesus cuts the nerve of hatred and anger and the bent of being a blaming person. – John Piper

Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer. – John Bunyan

A principle in the story of redemption: God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things in the lives of others. – Paul Tripp

Let the man who would hear God speak read Holy Scripture. – Martin Luther

Since rich store of every kind of good abounds in God, let us drink our fill from this fountain, and from no other. – John Calvin

The doctrines of grace humble a man without degrading him and exalt a man without inflating him. – Charles Hodge

God's word is a hammer that crushes the hardness of our insubordination, and the medicine that heals the broken-hearted. – John Piper

Swiss churchgoers on why they attend:
62%: I'm just always there 
28%: I enjoy the services. 
7%: Because I'm afraid about the afterlife. 
5%: Because I believe in God.

If I have any will to make war on my sin, that's a gift from God. – John Piper

I urge you to consider and actually live as though each person you come into contact with is Christ. – Francis Chan

You can't praise what you don't prize. – John Piper

To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you. – C. S. Lewis

There is not one blade of grass, no color in this world, that is not intended to make us rejoice. – John Calvin

I have been benefited by praying for others; by making an errand to God for them I have gotten something for myself. – Samuel Rutherford

Prayer humbles us as needy and exalts God as wealthy. – John Piper

Evangelicalism has tended to present an appearance of moral one-upmanship rather than the tear-stained face of repentance. – S. Ferguson

Humor 2011

All quotes found on the internet are completely accurate. – Mark Twain

Demographic breakdown of folks entering bars:
53% ducks, 
26% ethnic caricatures, 
19% clergymen, 
2% alcoholics. – FakePewResearch 
(0.1% faster-than-light neutrinos)

Turkey is most glorified in you when you are most stuffed with it. – fakejohnpiper

Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it. – Richard Lamm

"We don't allow faster-than-light neutrinos in here," said the bartender. A neutrino walks into a bar.

San Francisco's proposed ban on circumcisions may be on the chopping block. Opponents hope to nip it in the bud. – 27 July 2011 KCBS

Midwives. They help people out. – David Pogue and absinthetozest

Friday, December 30, 2011


On BART returning from a fun day at Alcatraz and Pier 39 with Brenda and Bob Boston.