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Sermon Quotes: "The End of the World"

“The end of all things is not a veiled phrase that means ‘the last moment of each of your lives.’ It is the end-the climax of human history that reveals the goal and purpose of the entire sequence of events from Adam to the return of Christ.” Robert Mounce

“But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” 2 Peter 3:8

“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

“Faced by the imminent end of all things the community must not give way to eschatological frenzy.” Ed Clowney

“The nearness of the end has led some believers to lose their heads and act irrationally. On the contrary, believers should think sensibly as they contemplate the brevity of life in this world. Those who know the contours of history are able to assess the significance of the present. Their sensible and alert thinking is to be used for prayer, for entreating God to act and move in the time that still remains. The realization that God is bringing history to a close should provoke believers to depend on him, and this dependence is manifested in prayer, for in prayer believers recognize that any good that occurs in the world is due to God’s grace.” Thomas Schreiner

“To fail to pray is not to merely break some religious rule-it is a failure to treat God as God.” Tim Keller

“When believers lavish love on others, the sins and offenses of others are overlooked.” Thomas Schreiner

“By simply ignoring the unkind act or the insulting word he brings the evil thing to an end; it dies and leaves no seed. This consideration gives dignity and worth inestimable to the feeble efforts of the most insignificant of us to make love the controlling principle in our daily lives.” N.J.D. White

“Mature Christians know their own hearts well enough to realize that they need such love and need to display it.” Don Carson