Sermon Quotes: "The Test of Prosperity"

“Who can look to have a greater stock of inherent grace than those men had; to have more experience of God and the excellency of his ways, the sweetness of his love and communion with him, than they had?” John Owen

“…all of them fell out when they had newly received great and stupendous mercies from the hand of God, that ought to have been strong obligations unto diligence and watchfulness in close obedience.” John Owen

“…when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied…. Take care lest you forget the Lord your God….Beware lest you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.” Deuteronomy 8:11; 17

“God’s anger is like an overnight visitor but his favor is like a permanent resident.” Eric Lane

“The only way to flee from God is to flee to him. We must be careful not to let the frequency with which the Psalms teach this truth blunt our appreciation of the importance of what is being taught. In so many ways the single message of the Psalms as a whole is ‘take it to the Lord in prayer.’ The Psalms really believe that prayer changes things, solves problems, delivers beleaguered people, and brings whatever is needed. If the message is repeated it is because it needs to be repeated, and because we are slow to take it on board…Prayer made all the difference; prayer made everything different.” Alec Motyer

“Thankfulness is a soil in which pride does not easily grow.” Michael Ramsey