Saturday, December 28, 2019

Scripture is the manger, and other quotes

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“Scripture is the manger in which the Christ lies. As a parent goes to a cot to find their baby, so the Christian goes to the Bible to find Jesus. Don’t inspect the cot and forget to worship the baby.” -- Martin Luther

“Out of the deepest waters and the hottest fires have come the deepest things I know about God.” -- Elisabeth Elliot

“I am concerned about lowering impeachment standards to fit a paucity of evidence and an abundance of anger.” -- Jonathan Turley

“The paradox is indeed that new life is born out of the pains of the old.” -- Henri Nouwen

“The need for simple, radical, embodied love is as acute today as it ever was.” -- Denny Burk

“There is a God we want, and a God who is, and the two are not the same.” -- Ligon Duncan

“Common sense is a flower that does not grow in everyone’s garden.” -- Unknown

“Immanuel, God with us, means God is truly among all classes of people, not simply the connected or well-resourced.” -- Daniel Darling

“The Spirit is absent in the event of the cross in most theologies.” -- Rustin Umstattd

“Satan loves to fish in the troubled waters of a discontented heart.” -- Thomas Watson

“The Lord is all power. I am nothing but his instrument. The Lord tunes the instrument.” -- Heard

“If you use carnal means to attract men, you’re going to attract carnal men.  And you’re going to have to keep using greater carnal means to keep them in the church.” -- Paul Washer

“A person who can’t worship God in his church, because it uses carnal worship and doesn’t preach a true gospel or have a true God, should leave that church and go to one that does.” -- Kent Brandenburg

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