Preparation for Worship on 2.17.2019
“The lifestyle of the kingdom is not proud but poor in spirit,
not self-confident but meek and sensitive to conviction of sin,
not self-righteous but repentant, not praise-seeking
but God-obeying even to the point of suffering persecution,
not vengeful but forgiving…not anxious or acquisitive but content in serving God, not judgmental but merciful.”
—Richard Lovelace, Renewal as a Way of Life
"Unless I am convinced by Scripture and plain reason -
I do not accept the authority of the popes and councils,
for they have contradicted each other -
my conscience is captive to the Word of God.
I cannot and I will not recant anything for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. God help me. Amen."
—Martin Luther, at the Imperial Diet of Worms (1521)