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Sermon Quotes: "Forgiven Much"

"Luke's depiction of the wiping, kissing and anointing with imperfect tenses, which he often uses, allows the narrative to run in progression from one act to the next: 'She was wiping, kissing and was anointing.' The impression is that each step took some time. One can imagine the impression it made at the meal." Darrell Bock Our friend Mark Dever writes of a conversation...

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Sermon Quotes: "Now That the Election Is Over"

"To catch the argument one has almost to pretend that Yahweh is firing questions at the prophet's hearers. 'Was liberation boring? Does release from years of servitude make you yawn? Is the Exodus wearisome? Yahweh makes a point of taking them through this review of grace so that they 'may know the righteous acts of the Lord.'" Dale Ralph Davis "Outwardly the worshipper a...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Flawless Election Prediction"

"Secular writers force us to read the world from within a framework in which God's moral will and saving intentions, his truth and his Christ, are never the criteria of meaning or importance. The biblical authors see everything from a theocentric viewpoint. The biblical writers compel us to read the world from this perspective, to see it in relation to the moral character ...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Scandalous Mercy"

"For all its orthodoxy and beauty this prayer reveals some of the great defects in Jonah's character." Kevin Youngblood "How perverse Jonah was. Living in a favored nation where spiritual light had been shone only because of the great mercy of God, he had come to assume that Israel deserved grace, whereas others had ill-deserved it. What a perversion! Yet it lies like a h...

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Sermon Quotes: "From Tears to Shouts of Joy"

"It is to be feared that the Psalms are by no means prized as in earlier ages of the Church." Charles Spurgeon "Apart from biblical illiteracy, there are special reasons for neglect of the psalms. The language of poetry doesn't easily connect in a sound-byte culture. The psalms call for time, not tweets-time to read, ponder, pray, digest. It's easy to be too busy for the ...

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Sermon Quotes: "Sports"

"Our personal life is a finite thing: it is limited in every direction, in space, in time, in knowledge, in power. But God is not limited. He is eternal, infinite and almighty. He has us in his hands; we never have him in ours. Like us, he is personal; but unlike us he is great. The Bible never lets us lose sight of God's majesty and his unlimited dominion over all his cre...

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Sermon Quotes: "Laughter"

"The Bible is predominantly a serious rather than a funny book. Yet it would distort the Bible to suppress the humor that is presentEither to underemphasize its humor or overemphasize it distorts the Bible. Although the Bible is predominantly serious book, one of its points of humanity is its humor. The humor of the Bible is not the rollicking type but the subtle and intel...

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Sermon Quotes: "Sleep"

"I am convinced that we have drifted from the true focus of God's activity in this world. It is not to be found in the extraordinary, but in the ordinary, the everyday." Michael Horton "Many Christians have an inadequate theology of ordinary life. God conceals Himself, often in things we would least expect--a crucified criminal, a book, water, bread, wineThere is another ...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Rescue Mission"

"We cannot but be struck by the fact that James speaks of the concerned believer as 'bringing back', 'saving' and 'covering' the sins of the one in error. Surely these are things only God can do? Only God forgives sins, saves us from them and gives us the gift of repentance by which we return from our personal far country. How can we do these things? The answer is we canno...

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Sermon Quotes: "Prayer"

"When James says, 'Do not swear', it is not coarse or vulgar speech he prohibits but invoking God's name to guarantee the reliability of what a person says." Douglas Moo "Heaven's great harbor of refuge is prayer, thousands of weather beaten vessels have found a haven there, and the moment a storm comes on, it is wise for us to make for it with all sail." Charles Spurgeon...

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