If you've been forgiven much, you'll love much.
Why do we come to church?
Don't be surprised when people reject God, his Word, and his people.
When you ask someone what "Reformed" means, you could get a whole host of responses. Some think that it is a defined liturgy (prayers, readings, saying, etc.), others think it's simply a name on the church, still others might simply tell you they have no idea. While there are several distinctive themes of Reformed theology, the first one which stands out is the centrality of the Word of God. In all matters of faith and life, we are to subject our thoughts and beliefs to Scripture. Yes, our experiences, traditions, and reason all play a part in interpretation.
Blessed are you if you can embrace God for whom he is, and not who you want him to be.
Amazing faith entails humility, dependency, and trust.
Also see: http://adam4d.com/humility/
Jesus calls us to a radical love for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Even our best intentions can be marred by our sin. It is imperative, then, that we always check our hearts and our "fruits" before we address conflict, confrontation, or discipline. Once we have seen the 'beam of wood' in our own eyes will we be able to help a brother or sister see the speck in their own. If we are still blind to our sins, then we will only lead someone else who is blind into a pit.
Follow: go after (someone) in order to observe or monitor; treat as a teacher or guide
Luke 5:27-28: After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. "Follow me," Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him.
This is from Carson's opening chapter in Worship by the Book. I'll let his words speak for themselves:
SALE: the exchange of a commodity for money; the action of selling something