29 Aug Words of Grace – A New Affection
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.”
– 1 John 2:15
“The love of the world cannot be expunged by a mere demonstration of the world’s worthlessness. But may it not be supplanted by the love of that which is more worthy than itself? The heart cannot be prevailed upon to part with the world by a simple act of resignation. But may not the heart be prevailed upon to admit into its preference another, who shall subordinate the world, and bring it down from its wonted ascendancy? The only way to dispossess the heart of an old affection is by the expulsive power of a new one.”
– Thomas Chalmers, The Expulsive Power of a New Affection
Join us Sunday as we see how the gospel creates a new affection for Christ that becomes the power by which we experience change deep in our hearts.