Sermon Quotes: "New Year, New Mercies"

“It should be the subject of grateful admiration that the great God allows himself to be compared to anything which will set forth his great love and care for his own people.” Charles Spurgeon

“It is precisely in the commonplace and familiar scenes of life where we see our Savior’s constant provision. We love him because He does not just meet us in the critical times but in the common times. We know He will be at work for us on Tuesday and on the day after that, though there may be nothing dramatic about them. Psalm 68:19 captures it so nicely when it calls him “the Lord, who daily bears us up.” Dale Ralph Davis

“We wander away when we express the anger we feel toward our spouse or children. We wander away when we covet the blessing of a friend. We wander away when we compromise biblical conviction for acceptance, for possessions, or for position. We wander away when we surrender to a moment of lust. We wander away when we doubt God and his goodness. We wander away when we have opportunity to be salt and light, but remain silent and inactive, when the cares of this world squeeze out a diligent pursuit of God. Wandering does not only refer to rank apostasy. Much of our wandering is subtle and unnoticed.” Paul Tripp

“This is our security and confidence; his leadership does not arise from or correspond to anything in us or that we have done; it arises only from what is in his heart and nature.” Alec Motyer

“It is not that Christ is closer in the valley but that we realize in the valley how close He has always been.” Dale Ralph Davis

“My enemies are forced to witness my enjoyment without being able to disturb it.” Dale Ralph Davis

“However the last year has been for you, God could not have been more good to you than he has been.” Sam Allberry

“With new years, new mercies.” John Newton

“God himself is the great good which they are brought to the possession and enjoyment of by redemption. He is the highest good, and the sum of all that good which Christ purchased…The glorious excellencies and beauty of God will be what will forever entertain the minds of the saints, and the love of God will be their everlasting feast.” Jonathan Edwards