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“Only those who are truly aware of their sin can truly cherish grace.”
C.J. Mahaney, The Cross-Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing
“To grow in your passion for what Jesus has done, increase your understanding of what He has done.

Never be content with your grasp of the gospel. The gospel is life-permeating, world-altering, universe-changing truth. It has more facets than any diamond. Its depths man will never exhaust.”
C.J. Mahaney, The Cross-Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing
“We make time for what we truly value. We build habits and routines around the things that really matter to us. This is an important principle to understand as we seek to build our lives around the gospel. Do you want a cross centered life? A cross centered life is made up of cross centered days.”
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“Reminding ourselves of the gospel is the most important daily habit we can establish.”
C.J. Mahaney, The Cross-Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing
“The biblical purpose of every conversation you have, in every personal interaction, is that they person who hears you will receive grace.”
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“Read, but not to remember everything. Read because that 1% that you remember has the potential to change your life.”
C.J. Mahaney
“Never be content with your current grasp of the gospel. The gospel is the life-permeating, world-altering, universe-changing truth. It has more facets than a diamond. It's depths man will never exhaust.”
C.J. Mahaney
“Encourage others each and every day–nothing’s more important than our words.

Did you know that, on average, each of us speaks about twenty-five thousand words daily? My last book didn’t have that many words. A lot of language is flowing out of our mouths every day and having an impact on those around us. But how much of that flow is fulfilling God’s intended purpose for our speech? How much of it reflects pride, rather than a gospel-motivated humility?”
C.J. Mahaney, Humility: True Greatness
“The weakest believer and the strongest saint are alike equally justified. Justification admits no degrees. A man is either wholly justified or wholly condemned in the sight of God.”
C.J. Mahaney, The Cross-Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing
“Every one of us can honestly claim that "worst of sinners" title. No, it isn't specially reserved for the Adolf Hitlers, Timothy McVeighs, and Osama bin Ladens of the world. William Law writes, "We may justly condemn ourselves as the greatest sinners we know because we know more of the folly of our own heart than we do of other people's."
So admit you're the worst sinner you know. Admit you're unworthy and deserve to be condemned. But don't stop there! Move on to rejoicing in the Savior who came to save the worst of sinners. Lay down the luggage of condemnation and kneel down in worship at the feet of Him who bore your sins. Cry tears of amazement.
And confess with Paul: "I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life" (1 Timothy 1:16)”
C.J. Mahaney, The Cross-Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing
“The personal desolation Christ is experiencing on the cross is what you and I should be experiencing--but instead, Jesus is bearing it, and bearing it all alone.
Why alone?
He's alone so that we might never be alone.”
C.J. Mahaney, Living the Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing
“Humility is honestly assessing ourselves in light of God’s holiness and our sinfulness.”
C.J. Mahaney, Humility: True Greatness
“Pride is when sinful human beings aspire to the status and position of God and refuse to acknowledge their dependence upon Him.”
C.J. Mahaney, Humility: True Greatness
“First importance. The Bible tells us that, while there are many different callings and many possible areas of service in the kingdom of God, one transcendent truth should define our lives. One simple truth should motivate our work and affect every part of who we are.
Christ died for our sins.
If there's anything in life that we should be passionate about, it's the gospel. And I don't mean passionate only about sharing it with others. I mean passionate in thinking about it, dwelling on it, rejoicing in it, allowing it to color the way we look at the world. Only one thing can be of first importance to each of us. And only the gospel ought to be.”
C.J. Mahaney, The Cross-Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing
“Unless you see yourself standing there with the shrieking crowd, full of hostility and hatred for the holy and innocent Lamb of God, you don’t really understand the nature and depth of your sin or the necessity of the cross.”
C.J. Mahaney, Living the Cross Centered Life: Keeping the Gospel the Main Thing
“Legalism is seeking to achieve forgiveness from GOD and acceptance by GOD through my obedience to GOD”
C.J. Mahaney


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