Sermon Quotes: "The Last Word"

“The chapter is one of the most remarkable in the New Testament. For grandeur and simplicity, for pathos and solemnity, nothing was ever written like it.” J.C. Ryle

“Those who Jesus has revealed himself to view themselves first and foremost as loved by him not as those who love him. This is a common feature of those he has loved. They think of themselves as loved by him, not first and foremost as those who imperfectly love him.” Don Carson

“The life he gives is nothing less than the indestructible life of the resurrection, the very life of the deathless God himself. Resurrection life which triumphs over death is not confined to the distant future, but is present here and now in him who is the Resurrection, the embodiment of the promised life and salvation of God.” Bruce Milne

“But biological death doesn’t disturb the continuity of the living, personal existence for God’s people in the slightest. Once a person believes in Christ, the life of Christ is poured into the soul of that person, and that life is eternal life. Everyone who is in Christ has already begun to experience eternal life. We’re never going to die. We may go through the transition of physical death, but that death cannot destroy the life that Christ has given us.” R.C. Sproul

“It shows us him who is able to feel as he is to save. The Maker of all things, entering into human sorrow, and shedding human tears.” J.C. Ryle

“What John tells us in point of fact, is that Jesus approached the grave of Lazarus in a state not of uncontrollable grief but of inexpressible anger.” B.B. Warfield

“A Jesus who never wept could never wipe away my tears.” Charles Spurgeon

“Comfortable, not least, is the thought that when we ourselves lie down in the grave, we may lie down in full assurance that we shall rise again. The voice that called Lazarus forth will one day pierce our tombs.” J.C. Ryle