The Quotable Richard D. Phillips

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With just his two books “Masculine Mandate” and “What so Great About the Doctrine of Grace?” I was completely overwhelmed by the writing of Richard D. Phillips. You can learn more about him on this link and please check out my Tumblr blog, Delighting Grace for more Christian quotes. Meanwhile, enjoy the following quotes from two of his books I have mentioned:

“He calls us to do this by being leaders and servants in the ultimate cause of displaying God’s glory and bearing the fruit of God’s love in real relationships.”

—Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“For it is in obedience to Scripture that the adventure of a man’s life truly begins.”

–Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“Our calling in life really is this simple (although not therefore easy): We are to devote ourselves to working/building and keeping/protecting everything placed into our charge.”–Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“A faithful man, then, is one who has devoted himself to cultivating, building, and growing.”–Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“Christian men should also desire to cultivate something worthwhile for the glory of God and the well-being of their fellow men.”–Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“We have been taught that women are the main nurturers, while men are to be “strong and silent.” But the Bible calls men to be cultivators, and that includes a significant emphasis on tending the hearts of those given into our charge.”–Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“His calling to Christian men is similar: we are to watch over and keep safe all that the Lord has put under our care.”–Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“To be a man is to stand up and be counted when there is danger or other evil.” –Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“Men like to work and they feel really good when they work hard. The life of a man is a life of work. This is good and it pleases God.” –Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“The Lord made us and redeemed us that we might bear His image and serve the cause of His glory.” –Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“Christians also should seek to earn their living by making or doing something that benefits other people.” –Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“…Christian men should use their God-given abilities to the uttermost, seeking to give God pleasure through the labors we offer up to Him.” –Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“In all our work as Christian men, whatever season we may be in and wherever we happen to find ourselves on the ladder of our chosen pursuit, the best way for us to honor God in our work is to offer up everything we do directly to the Lord Himself. In all things, our goal should be to please Him.” –Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“Whether student or employee, we do not honor the Lord if we neglect the work obligations that we have accepted and which others are counting on us to perform.” –Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“The doctrines of grace offer a perspective on salvation in which God truly is God, so that everything depends on His will and works to His glory.”

—Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“The real God is a God who really is sovereign over all reality.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Holiness is the sum of who and what God is. His is a holy love, a holy goodness, a holy wrath, and a holy faithfulness.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Holiness is God’s exalted singularity, the separation between God and His creatures, between the holy God and all evil.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“So it must be for us all: true service to God flows from the application of Christ’s redeeming work to our lives.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Since God is the true sovereign, there is no greater privilege than to serve Him. Awe before His glory makes other pursuits diminish.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Not all are called to the prophetic office. God calls people to be carpenters, lawyers, doctors, sound engineers, and garbage men. But those who have seen the sovereignty of God see all of their labor as an opportunity to extend His reign and serve His kingdom.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“It is when we realize how great is the God we serve, how total is His sovereignty over all, and how glorious is His kingdom that we want to serve Him in all we do.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Those who see the Lord in His sovereign glory have an inward compulsion to serve this God. Serving God is the glory of their lives.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“A consciousness of God’s sovereignty bestows in us a holy boldness before the world and its powers.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Awareness of the sovereignty of God, especially as it brings us to our knees in supplication before His throne of grace, gives us the holy boldness so desperately needed in our time.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“People have all kinds of needs: companionship, employment, and even training in life skills. But a far more profound need stands behind all these, and it is for this need that the gospel is preached-our need to gain righteousness before God.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“In his quest for meaning, truth, and salvation, fallen mankind will turn everywhere except to God.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Depraved man is always glad for God’s gifts, so long as he doesn’t have to deal with God Himself.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Perhaps the greatest tragedy of today’s hyper-affluent yet terminally unsatisfied Western society is that the only One capable of satisfying our souls is also the One whom depraved sinners will not seek.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Our depravity pours out of our mouths like sewage from a pipe.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Man’s bondage in sin results not from the lack of opportunity to do good and love God, but from the bondage of his heart that causes him to love evil and hate God.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“The only way to see the greatness of the gospel is to see how bad is our plight. Or to put it differently, unless we know what we are being saved from, we really don’t grasp the glory of our salvation.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“The salvation of the elect does not depend on their own willingness, but is accomplished as a sovereign act of God in conformity to the sovereign plan of God. “—Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“This is the highest freedom: to have our souls brought to life so as to desire for ourselves that which is our greatest blessing and which brings the greatest glory to God through faith in Christ.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“God’s Spirit continues from our conversion to enlighten our minds with God’s ways and to make our hearts tablets for His perfect law.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“The grace of the Spirit empowers us to know the love of Christ and experience the fullness of God.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

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