Sermon Quotes: "Like No Place on Earth"

“What was the point of such a demand for precise adherence to a revealed design? It was to create a longing for and hope of heaven in the hearts of God’s people—a desire to live in his presence forever.” Douglas Stuart

“The truly staggering answer which the Bible gives to this question is that God’s purpose in revelation is to make friends with us. It was to this end that He created us rational beings, bearing His image, able to think and hear and speak and love; He wanted there to be genuine personal affection and friendship, two-sided, between Himself and us . . . . He speaks to us simply to fulfil the purpose for which we were made; that is, to bring into being a relationship in which He is a friend to us, and we to Him, He finding His joy in giving us gifts and we finding ours in giving Him thanks.” J.I. Packer

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1 

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14