Friday, April 03, 2020

Speak of preaching Christ, and other quotes

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“[Charles H.] Spurgeon preferred to speak of preaching ‘Christ’ than preaching ‘the gospel,’ ‘the truth,’ or anything else, because of how easily we reduce ‘the gospel’ or ‘the truth’ to an impersonal system.” -- Michael Reeves

“When we tie our value as preachers to the number of people we’re preaching to, we devalue the Christ we preach.” -- Tim Counts

“A man does not look behind the door unless he has stood there himself.” -- W. E. B. Du Bois

“One does not join a community by loudly and obnoxiously demanding entrance.  One joins by sharing the community’s goals and working with others to achieve them.” -- Jay Maynard

“How wise should we be if, with joyful certainty, we accepted each unfolding of His will as a proof of His faithfulness and love!” -- Susannah Spurgeon

“Cavil, if it do not find a hole, will make one.” -- King James Bible translators

“I put my trust in the Lord Jesus Christ. When all the rest of it fails and crumbles and shatters, he’ll be there.” -- Billy Graham

“Biblical example is a strong argument in setting forth the ways of God, and it should never be dismissed as insignificant.” -- Royce Smith

“Shallow theology breeds shallow ecclesiology, weak doctrine produces weak churches, weak churches produce weak Christians, if Christians at all.” -- Hal Brunson

“As the wind rises, the nuts begin to fall.” -- Unknown

“People are offended, people are offended by people who are offended, people are offended by people who aren’t offended, but how often do we consider if and at what God might be offended?” -- Andrew Albers

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