You can sacrifice and not love. But you cannot love and not sacrifice.
The normal Christian Life is not supposed to be an exhausting wrestling match with a dead man, but is an abundant, joy-filled life with God, salted with an occasional season of strong resistance from our archenemy.
We don't just honor people because they are honorable, we honor people because we are honorable. p.118
Honor doesn't mean we agree with the people we are honoring; it simply means we value them as people who have been created in the image and likeness of God. p.118
The nature of love is that it requires us to be able to choose. p.223
There is no circumstance that He can't change, no hand dealt to you with which He can't win, and no mistake so bad or sin so great that He can't fully restore you! p.61
Perseverance is the ability to hold our course over time in the face of opposition. p.213
The grace of God humbles a man without degrading him and exalts a man without inflating him! p.113
... slaves obey out of fear, friends obey the Father out of love. p.86
True humility is born out of an awareness of God's greatness, grows in a heart full of gratitude, and matures in the awe of His passionate love for us. p.113
... true love germinates in the soil of sacrifice, sprouts in the garden of surrender, and matures in a matrimony of servanthood. Love isn't love until it has cost you something to give it away. p.55
Honor is humility in action. p.119
Condemnation equates your bad actions with your person. p.183
Conviction separates your bad actions from your personhood and reminds you that you are better than you are behaving. p.184
... God has called us to be His answer to the world's troubles, not to run from them. p.180