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At the end of his life, Newton said to a friend, ‘My memory is nearly gone; but I remember two things: that I am a great sinner, and that Christ is a great Savior.'”

– taken from Respectable Sins


John Newton

John Newton

...if all things are in His hand, if the very hairs of our head are numbered; if every event, great and small, is under the direction of His providence and purpose; and if He has a wise, holy and gracious end in view, to which everything that happens is subordinate and subservient; – then we have nothing to do, but with patience and humility to follow as He leads, and cheerfully to expect a happy issue…. How happy are they who can resign all to Him, see His hand in every dispensation, and believe that He chooses better for them than they possibly could for themselves.”

– John Newton (taken from Jerry Bridges book Respectable Sins)


God’s providence may be simply defined as God’s orchestrating all circumstances and events in His universe for His glory and the good of His people.”

-Jerry Bridges (Respectable Sins pg. 64)

We, the children of the living God, are so blessed that He alone is Omnipotent and Omniscient. He sovereignly governs all things for His glory and our good! May we not murmur as we go through the fire that sanctifies us in His desire to be a people set apart for His glory.

bridges1God does not forgive us because He wants to be lenient with us. He forgives us because His justice has been satisfied”

-Jerry Bridges (Respectable Sins)

“For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” -2 Corinthians 5:21