Sermon Quotes: "Worth Dying For"

“The pulpit is the setting for drama. The gospel itself is dramatic. We are not speaking of the sense of drama as a contrived performance or as a make-believe world of play-acting…The preacher doesn’t make the gospel dramatic-it already is…I urge students, when they read a biblical text, to look for the drama.” R.C. Sproul

“Keep in mind that the divide between Jews and Gentiles was not small or simple or shallow. It was huge and complex and deep. It was as intractable as any ethnic hostilities we experience today.” John Piper

“What we see here is Paul being asked to act with cultural sensitivity to the Jewish context he now finds himself in, without compromising the gospel. He is quite willing to do so for the sake of the unity it may create…Paul is willing to do this provided nothing central to salvation is compromised. This means that Jewish believers can continue to live by Jewish practice provided it does not compromise either salvation or association and outreach to the Gentiles.” Darrell Bock

“At the end of the day we need to remember that ‘Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her’ (Eph. 5:25) applies not only to the entire church but our congregation as well. If Jesus Christ is your Savior, and if he loved the church and died for the church are you prepared to live in and for that church for which he died? That is a core value. And it is church membership in a nutshell.” Sinclair Ferguson

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