Sunday Sermon Quotes: "A Christian's Response to Difficulty"

“The characteristic feature of our position is not the obliteration of our past offenses, but the withdrawal of divine wrath.” E.J. Forrester

“The Bible leaves us in no doubt that suffering is a normal part of the Christian life.” John Murray

“Affliction is a pill, which being wrapt up in patience and quiet submission, may be easily swallowed… “To be free from affliction would be no benefit to believers, who receive so many benefits by it… If afflictions be the way through which you must come to God, then never be discouraged at affliction, troubles and afflictions are of excellent use.” John Flavel

“I had a million questions to ask God; but when I met him they all fled my mind and it didn’t seem to matter.” Christopher Morley

“Man’s dislike at God’s sovereignty arises from his suspicion of God’s heart.” He adds, “We are not always comfortable with the idea of being wholly at the disposal of God.” To be angry at (or about) the events of life is to mistrust a loving God. How can we be suspicious of His heart when we remember His love for us in the gospel? But does God remember us? Is He beyond the reach of pain? Horatius Bonor

“For Christians, this present life is the closest they will come to Hell. For unbelievers, it is the closest they will come to Heaven.” Randy Alcorn

“The degree of a Christian’s peace of mind depends upon his spiritual ability to interpose the thought of God between himself and his anxiety.” Maurice Roberts