Sunday Sermon Quotes [The Only Assessment that Matters]

"The path of true wisdom, as Paul has already explained in detail in the first two chapters of this epistle, is to side with God. There one discovers that the Almighty utterly reverses so many of the values cherished by the world. What the world judges wise, God dismisses as folly; what the world rejects as foolishness is nothing less than God's wisdom. The world loves power and prestige; God displays himself most tellingly on the cross, in sublime and wretched weakness yet that weakness effects God's utterly breathtaking redemptive plan, and thus proves stronger than all the world's strength. That is the kind of great reversal that anyone who understands the cross must come to grips with." D.A. Carson

"Those who are truly wise in God's sight are those who deliberately reject worldly wisdom and adopt an attitude to people and things which everyone else will call foolish." David Prior

"In light of such expansive realities, how can the Corinthians say, 'I am of Paul, or Apollos'? That is too narrow, too constricted a view. Apollos and Paul, and Peter, and the whole universe is yours. You do not belong to them; they belong to you, as your servants, because you and they are Christ's, and Christ is God's." Gordon Fee

"What is means to be a servant of Christ is to be obligated to promote the gospel by word and example, the gospel of the crucified Messiah. That is absolutely fundamental. There is no valid Christian leadership that does not throb with this mandate." D.A. Carson

"I received some years ago orders from my Master to stand at the foot of the Cross until he comes. He has not come yet, but I mean to stand there until he does." Charles Spurgeon