Sermon Quotes: "Because He Cares For You"

“The temptation of the younger is impatience with the elders not perceiving the wisdom of the elders.” Peter Davids

“With such power and status at his disposal, we might have expected him to defeat the devil in an immediate and flashly confrontation, and to devastate Judas with an unstoppable blast of divine wrath. Instead, he washes his disciples feet, including the feet of the betrayer. His act of humility is as unnecessary as it is stunning, and is simultaneously a display of his love (v1), a symbol of saving cleansing (v6-9), and a model of Christian conduct (v12-17).” Don Carson

“I find it fascinating that, throughout the New Testament, the use of garments portrays our redemption.” R.C. Sproul

“Part of humility is willingness to patiently wait for things according to God’s timetable.” Edmond Hiebert

“Worry is a stealth sin. It doesn’t feel like sin.” Ed Welch

“Worry is a form of pride because when believers are filled with anxiety, they are convinced that they solve all the problems in their lives in their own strength. The only god they trust in is themselves. When believers throw their worries upon God, they express their trust in his mighty hand, acknowledging that he is Lord and Sovereign over all of life.” Thomas Schreiner

“Worry puts the focus on me. Worry allows me to indulge in self pity.” Ed Welch

“He handed over His own Son to bear the condemnation due to sinners. Here is the heart of the plan of God and the wonder of the gospel. The best of all men dies as though he was the worst of all criminals. Behind the handing over of the Lord Jesus-by Judas Iscariot, by Herod, by the priests, by Pontius Pilate-stood the purposes of His heavenly Father handing him over to the cross in order to die in the place of sinners. He bore God’s judgment and wrath against our sin. What inexpressible love this is. God can point us to the cross and say: Do you see how much I love you?” Sinclair Ferguson