Sermon Quotes: "Trials, Temptations, and Good Gifts"
“Every trial is also a temptation.” Alec Motyer
“The stakes are high here. Suffering will either leave you a much better person or a much worse one that you were before. Trials and troubles in life, which are inevitable, will either make you or break you. But either way, you will not remain the same.” Tim Keller
“The trouble lies in the combustible material that each man carries within himself.” Edmond Hiebert
“Temptation involves the innate desire toward evil as it is enticed by the superficial attractiveness of sin. If a person should welcome rather than resist that temptation, desire conceives; and if not turned away immediately, it produces sin.” Doug Moo
“Evil tastes good, but evil always leads to nausea and vomiting.” Christopher Ash
“This is one of the most glorious truths in the whole Bible. It teaches us that salvation is truly all of God; for until new life is imparted we are dead in our trespasses and sins, and as totally unable as anything that is dead to respond to God in repentance and faith. If anything is to be done, he must do it; if any blessing or change is to come to us, it must come from outside; if any agency is to be at work, it must be other than ours, for we are dead, and our only activity is to increase in corruption. Here is the greatness of divine mercy, the sufficiency of divine strength, and the depth of divine condescension. All the work, from initial choice to completed deed, is his-and so is all the glory.” Alec Motyer
“Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your blessings, see what God hath done;
Count your blessings, name them one by one;
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.” Johnson Oatman
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