Sermon Quotes: The Sabbath and Mercy

“I am drawn to people who suffer without murmuring. Especially when they believe in God but never get angry with him or criticize him. It seems to me that not murmuring is one of the rarest traits in the world. And when it is combined with a deep faith in God-who could alter our painful circumstances, but doesn’t-it has a beautiful God-trusting, God honoring quality that makes it all the more attractive. Paul was like that.” John Piper

“Few Israelites ever had the luxury of making wafers (in effect, thin cookies) instead of bread, and honey was rare enough (since it had to be found in the wild rather than cultivated as today) that describing the manna as ‘like wafers made with honey’ was tantamount to saying that it was ‘the most delicious food imaginable.’” Douglas Stuart

“…day of all the week the best, emblem of eternal rest.” John Newton

“At home in my house there is no warmth or vigor in me, but in the church when the multitude is gathered together, a fire is kindled in my heart and it breaks its way through.” Martin Luther