Sermon Quotes: "A New Year's Expectation"

“No man needs better company than the psalms; therein he may read and commune with friends human and divine; friends who know the heart of man towards God, and the heart of God towards man; friends who perfectly sympathize with us and our sorrows, friends who never betray or forsake. Oh, to be shut up in a cave with David, with no other occupation but to hear him sing, and to sing with him!” Charles Spurgeon

“True prayer is never a presumptuous approach to God but rather a response to his gracious initiative.” John Stott

“He will not ask for our love and withhold his own.” Derek Kidner

“These dear relations will be the last to desert me, but if the milk of human kindness should dry up even from their breasts, there is a Father who never forgets…Some of the greatest saints have been cast out by their families.” Charles Spurgeon

“Appreciate the goodness of God. Count your blessings. Learn not to take natural benefits, endowments and pleasures for granted; learn to thank God for them all…every meal, every pleasure, every possession, every bit of sun, every night’s sleep, every moment of health and safety, everything else that sustains and enriches life, is a divine gift. And how abundant these gifts are!” J.I. Packer

“The psalms raise the eyes of believing people to this bigger picture into which all their little stories fit.” John Collins