Monthly Archives: March 2015

Likeness to Jesus

Robert Murray M’Cheyne

It is not great talents God blesses so much as likeness to Jesus.

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True, Kind, & Necessary

Tim Challies posted this on his blog the other day, and I thought it was worth sharing:

“On my flight home yesterday I read Iain Murray’s short biography of Amy Carmichael, and he quoted one of her little sayings: “Let nothing be said about anyone unless it passes through the three sieves: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary?” (These questions sound like they come right out of Ephesians 4:29 and a whole collection of Proverbs.)

I’d like to more consistently live by these, why don’t you consider joining me. Ready… Set… Go!

Let nothing be said about anyone unless it is:

TRUE

KIND

NECESSARY

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Jesus, the Exegesis of God

D.A. Carson on John 1:18: “No one has ever seen God… He has made Him known”:

“This Word-made-flesh, himself God, is nevertheless differentiable from God, and as such is intimate with God; as man, as God’s incarnate Self-expression, he has made God known.… From this Greek term [Gk: exegesato, “to make known”], we derive ‘exegesis’: we might almost say that Jesus is the exegesis of God. Elsewhere in the New Testament the verb means to ‘tell a narrative’ or ‘to narrate’ (Lk. 24:35; Acts 10:8; 15:12, 14; 21:19). In that sense we might say that Jesus is the narration of God. ‘As Jesus gives life and is life, raises the dead and is the resurrection, gives bread and is bread, speaks truth and is the truth, so as he speaks the word he is the Word.'”

D.A. Carson, The Gospel According to John (PNTC) (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing, 1991), 135.

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