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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Quotes 21 Nov 17

We know nothing of humility by nature--for we are all born proud!- J.C. Ryle

No one can stop a ticking clock, but the great ones always find a way to slow it down. --"Sonny Weaver, Jr." (Kevin Costner)(In the film _Draft Day_ [2014], written by Scott Rothman and Rajiv Joseph)
Video games are bad for you?  That's what they said about rock and roll. --Shigeru Miyamoto (1952-    )

There is plenty of room at the top because very few people care to travel beyond the average route.  And so most of us seem satisfied to remain within the confines of mediocrity. --Nnamdi Azikiwe (1904-1996)_My Odyssey_ [1971]

"A sanctified heart is better than a silver tongue... Prayer is a matter more of the heart than the head. In prayer it is not so much fluency that prevails, as fervency; nor is God so much taken with the elegance of speech, as the efficacy of the Spirit. Humility is better than volubility; here the mourner is the orator; sighs and groans are the best rhetoric." Thomas Watson (1620 - 1686), in 'The Art of Divine Contentment.'

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Quotes 18 Nov 17

The best of men--are men at best!- J.C. Ryle

We are those who confess, along with the Reformers, that when Scripture speaks, God speaks. —Albert Mohler

The knee-jerk bullying, victim-group sectarianism and repudiation of reason itself over transgenderism defy belief..... The reason for this existential collapse is that the relativist west has so heavily bought into the belief that reality is merely what we decide it to be. Ours has become a culture of radical subjectivity in which there is no such thing as objective truth. Everything is instead a matter of opinion and individual perception. Feelings trump facts every time. No-one’s lifestyle is to be considered wrong or inferior to anyone else’s. No judgment is to be permitted, except for the judgment that judgmentalism is wrong. What is right for me is what is right. What I declare something to be is what it is. I feel, therefore I am.-

Preaching is essentially the overflow of a man's life. No amount of intellectual ability or spiritual giftedness can substitute for a life that has been overwhelmed by a personal sense of God's glory,resulting in a personal, and deepening, sense of the sinfulness of sin.-Hamilton

Longed for the influences of the divine Spirit to descend on ministers, in a special manner. And oh, I longed to be with God, to behold his glory, and to bow in his presence!- David Brainerd‏ @BrainerdQuotes

Friday, 17 November 2017

Quotes 20 Nov 17

To be indifferent to doctrine is thus but another way of saying we are indifferent to Christianity. —B.B. Warfield

The love of Christ towards His people--is a deep well which has no bottom!- J.C. Ryle

"Through faith in Christ, therefore, Christ's righteousness becomes our righteousness and all that he has becomes ours..." - Martin Luther, A sermon "Two Righteousness" Probably given in 1519

The weakness of your faith will not destroy you.
A trembling hand may receive a golden gift.- Charles Spurgeon‏ @Spurgeon

Marriage does not so much bring you into confrontation with your spouse as confront you with yourself.- Tim Keller Wisdom‏ @DailyKeller

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Quotes 17 Nov 17

’By 2015 there were more British Muslims fighting for ISIS than for the British armed forces. ‘`Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe P313

Moms, even though we are far from perfect, we are God’s perfect mother for our children.- @desiringGod

“Unity among leaders is a special kind of gift to a church. It is a cause for great rejoicing.” -John Piper:  Yes. I used to think it was normal but now I know Corinth is normality and am thankful to be part of a local church where in 48 years we have been kept from division.(GJW)

"Why do we fear to preach the doctrine of predestination of saints, and of the genuine grace of God? Is there any cause to dread, lest man should be induced to despair of his condition, when his hope is demonstrated to be founded on God alone? Is there not much stronger reason for him to despair, if, in pride and unbelief, he founds his hope of salvation on himself?" - Thomas Bradwardine (d. 1349): (Webb Le Bas, Life of Wiclif, London (1832), 77).

When it comes to church membership, the line of exclusion means to provoke the desire for inclusion. It's a closed door, but it's a glass door that people can see through and open with the mere push of repentance and faith.- Jonathan Leeman (@JonathanDLeeman)

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Quotes 16 Nov 17

“Not only has Saudi Arabia not made one Syrian into a Saudi citizen, it has also refused to allow the use of 100,000 air-conditioned tents there are erected for only five days a year by pilgrims and the Hajj. At the height of the 2015 crisis the single offer the Saudis did make as to build 200 new mosques in Germany for the benefit of the country’s new arrivals”Douglas Murray – The Strange Death of Europe page 316

No country without an atom bomb could properly consider itself independent. -Charles de Gaulle (1890-1970) _New York Times_ [May 12, 1968]

I believe that love produces a certain flowering of the whole personality which nothing else can achieve. --Ivan Turgenev (1818-1883)(In Edmond and Jules de Goncourt's _Pages From The Goncourt Journals_ [1962];"Saturday, 2 March 1872)

Time, the subtle thief of youth.--John Milton (1608-1_On His Having Arrived at the Age
of Twenty-three_ [1631]

“The worst cloud of all is deep depression of spirit' and “to be forsaken of God.””
“The worst ill in the world is a depressed spirit.”
“Of all things in the world to be, dreaded despair is the chief.”
“Depression is . . . the shadow of death.”
“Depression is . . . my horror of great darkness.”
“depression of spirit” is “deep” when “accompanied with the loss of the light of God’s countenance.”- Charles Spurgeon

Quotes 14 Nov 17

"God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There’s no such thing." ~C. S. Lewis

The most illustrious lamps of nature burning in the universe cannot show forth the pure glory of their Author. - John Calvin‏ @JohnCalvinDaily

In disappointments and discouragements, we are tempted to forget that God is God and that God is good.  - Ligon Duncan‏@LigonDuncan

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.--Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892)  _Gleanings Among The Sheaves_ [1869], "Sorrow's Disciplin

Satan says, “Focus on your sin, and it will set you free.” God says, “Focus on my Son, and he will set you free.”- Desiring God‏@desiringGod

Quotes Nov 15

Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.-Marie Curie (1867-1934)(In Melvin A. Benarde's_Our Precarious Habitat_ [1970])

"I know of nothing which I would choose to have as the subject of my ambition for life than to be kept faithful to my God till death, still to be a soul winner, still to be a true herald of the cross, and testify the name of Jesus to the last hour.~Charles H. Spurgeon

If you can’t hear God’s voice, try turning off your phone, getting by yourself, and opening your Bible.- Desiring God @desiringGod

Social justice, it should be noted, isn't either one.- Wilson‏@douglaswils

"For Paul, reconciliation stats with God, who reaches out in grace; it does not begin with the offending party reaching out for peace and forgiveness." ~ @mbird12