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"...if anyone makes the assistance of grace depend on the humility or obedience of man and does not agree that it is a gift of grace itself that we are obedient and humble, he contradicts the Apostle who says, "What have you that you did not receive?" (1 Cor. 4:7), and, "But by the grace of God I am what I am" (1 Cor. 15:10). (Council of Orange: Canon 6)

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    The Greatness of the Love of Christ

    Just a quick note to let everyone know that my new book, The Greatness of the Love of Christ, the chapters of which I've been posting here regularly for the past few months, is now complete. Never before have I written upon a more wonderful theme, and never has my study and meditation had profounder effects for good in my everyday life, in the face of any kind of doubt or discouragement – I hope the book may serve to remind others, also, of the one illimitable source of every good thing we could ever need or desire, the love of Christ for his Church! The electronic version may be downloaded for free, and copies may also be purchased in print, for the screen-reluctant, at my storefront here. If you find it useful, please tell others, whether by blog post, e-mail, word-of-mouth, etc. Here's the back-cover blurb, and then I'll be done:

    "What is the most important thing you could pray for a Christian? Good health? Patience in trials? Success in the ministry? While all these are good requests, the apostle Paul has something else in mind when he lifts the Ephesian church up in prayer, at the end of one of the richest doctrinal passages in all the bible. To Paul, the one thing that these believers needed more than anything else was the strength to understand with all the saints what is the length and breadth and height and depth of the love of Christ, which exceeds all expectations and surpasses all knowledge.

    The Greatness of the Love of Christ, a book-length meditation inspired by this prayer in Ephesians 3, seeks to explore the boundless dimensions of the all-surpassing love of Christ for his Church. Come, join the author as he journeys through the pages of the bible, tracing out the length and breadth and height and depth of the infinite love of Christ. “This delightful labor belongs to all the saints for eternity,” he reminds us; and there is nothing more soul-stirring, worship-inducing, and practical for daily life than making a start on this heavenly occupation even while we continue here below."

    Posted by Nathan on April 14, 2010 01:10 PM

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