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Sermon Quotes: "The Difference Meekness Makes"

"Another reason for a book on the new birth is to help followers of Christ to know what really happened to us when we were converted. It is far more glorious than many think it is. It is also more glorious than I think it is. It is wonderful beyond all human comprehension. The new birth is not a work of man. No human being makes the new birth happen. No preacher and no wri...

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Sermon Quotes: "Trials, Temptations, and Good Gifts"

"Every trial is also a temptation." Alec Motyer "The stakes are high here. Suffering will either leave you a much better person or a much worse one that you were before. Trials and troubles in life, which are inevitable, will either make you or break you. But either way, you will not remain the same." Tim Keller "The trouble lies in the combustible material that each man...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Generous God for a Difficult Trial"

"Not till we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God's holiness and sovereignty, acknowledging our littleness, distrusting our own thoughts and willing to have our minds turned upside down, can divine wisdom become ours." J.I. Packer "Wisdom is the means by which the godly can both discern and carry out the will of God." Douglas Moo "The effect of the gi...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Radical Proposal"

"To count testing as a joy is a truly radical proposal. How can a trial be regarded as a joy? And can it be regarded as 'altogether' or 'all' joy?" Don McCartney "Frankly, many of us would prefer that this passage were not in the Bible. But it may also be one of the most profound and crucial for truly mature Christian living." Craig Blomberg "James is nothing if not real...

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Sermon Quotes: "Numbering Our Days in 2016"

"This community lament has some unspecified disaster as its background." ESV Study Bible "It was composed on one of the occasions when the people of God were being struck dead as a judgment on their sin." Eric Lane "He alone is self-existent. God is the only one who can say, 'I am who I am.' The grand difference between a human being and a Supreme being is precisely this...

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Sermon Quotes: "James' Take on Job"

"About 95 percent of the book of Job is poetry. Chapters 1,2 and part of chapter 42 are prose. Almost all the rest is poetry. But so what? Well, poetry does not speak to us in the same way as prose. Poems 'are always a personal take on something, communicating not just from the head to head but from heart to heart' (J.I. Packer). A poet can often touch us, move us, and uns...

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Sermon Quotes: "A Happy Ending"

"After nearly 40 chapters of tempestuous poetry, the return to the simplicity of prose and the idyllic setting in which the book had opened rounds off this masterpiece, one may feel, to perfection." Derek Kidner "In some deep way it is necessary for it to be publicly seen by the whole universe that God is worthy of the worship of a man and that God's worth is in no way de...

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Sermon Quotes: " The Offense of Christmas"

"Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as is this truth of the Incarnation." J.I. Packer "When God chose a human father for his Son, he chose a man who would be righteous and kind, qualities that reflect God the Father himself." Ligon Duncan "He was saddened and perplexed when he learned that she would become a mother before they had been actually married. Many would have t...

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Sermon Quotes: "Out of the Whirlwind, God Speaks"

"'Had I been present at creation I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.' Those words are attributed to King Alphonso the Tenth, King of Spain in the thirteenth century, nicknamed 'Alphonso the Learned.' Alphonso was not the first human being to think he could run the universe better than God. The learned and wise Job has come to the c...

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Sermon Quotes: "Meet Elihu"

"The artistic skill of the author of these chapters in sustaining the tension in Job, and also in preparing us carefully for the final word from the Lord, is unsurpassed." David Atkinson "We have heard Job's passionate last stand. We are waiting for the Lord. These chapters give us space between Job and Yahweh. They illustrate, just by being there, that Yahweh is not forc...

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