Sunday Sermon Quotes: "Christ Our Mediator"
"How blest the congregation
Who the gospel know and prize
Joyful tidings of salvation
Brought by Jesus from the skies
He is near them
Knows their wants and hears their cries
In his name rejoicing ever,
Walking in his light and love,
And foretasting in his favor
Something here of bliss above
What shall harm them? What shall move?
In his righteousness exalted
On from strength to strength they go
By ten thousand ills assaulted
Yet preserved from every foe
On to glory
Safe they speed through all below"
Henry Francis Lyte
“Men are opposed to God in their sin and God is opposed to men in his holiness.” J.I. Packer
“There is not only a wicked opposition of the sinner to God, but a holy opposition of God to the sinner.” Charles Hodge
“It is not too much to describe these passages as the key, not merely to the New Testament but to the whole Bible, for they crystallize into a phrase the sum and substance of its message.” J.I. Packer
“The glory of gospel is this, the one from whom we need to be saved is the one who has saved us.” R.C. Sproul
“The debt was so great that, while man alone owed it, only God could pay it.” Anselm
“The One who had give the commandments died for those who had broken them.” Peter Lewis
“Before the atonement could ever have an effect on our subjective consciousness, it first had an effect on God and his relation to the sinners he planned to redeem. Apart from this central truth the death of Christ really cannot adequately be understood.” Wayne Grudem
‘The evangelical orientation is inward and subjective. We are far better at looking inward than we are looking outward. We need to expend our energies admiring, exploring, expositing and extolling Jesus Christ.” Sinclair Ferguson
“Avoid the mistake of concentrating overmuch upon your feelings. Above all, avoid the terrible error of making them central. Now I am never tired of repeating this because I find so frequently that this is the cause of stumbling. Feelings are never meant to take the first place, they are never meant to be central. If you put them there you are of necessity doomed to be unhappy, because you are not following the order that God himself has ordained. I must never ask myself in the first instance: What do I feel about this? The first question is, Do I believe it?” Martyn Lloyd Jones
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