Faith is a deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.
Oswald Chambers (1874 – 1917)
A blazing bush drew Moses; a blazing Church will attract the world, so that from its midst they will hear the voice of the living God.
Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994)
The gospel is the good news that because God did not spare Christ, He will not spare any omnipotent effort to give us everything that is good for us.
John Piper, God Is the Gospel (Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2005), 36.
The evidence that we know God is not so much our ability to define the divine attributes, as it is our response to people.
Gary Inrig, The Parables: Understanding What Jesus Meant (Grand Rapids: Discovery House, 1991), 10
The cross was the crowning climax of Jesus’ commitment to do the will of God. It forever showed that obedience could not be compromised — it was always a commitment unto death.
Robert E. Coleman, The Master Plan of Evangelism (Grand Rapids: Baker Publishing Group, 2010), 56.
To do nothing is often more difficult than to do the greatest things, and to submit requires more faith than to achieve.
James Stalker, The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1966), 153-154.
If the Church was worth his [Christ's] blood, is it not worth our labor? The privilege of serving it is established by the preciousness of the price paid for its purchase.
John R. W. Stott, The Cross of Christ (Downer’s Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2006), 178.
O the excellency of the knowledge of Christ! It will be growing upon us through time, yea, I believe through eternity.
John Newton (1725 – 1807)
People who live close to God are more God-conscious than self conscious, and if you call them godly to their face they are likely to smile, shake their heads, and say how they wish it was true. What they know about themselves has more to do with their weaknesses and sins than with any real or fancied spiritual attainments, and they are reluctant to talk about themselves save as tools in Gods hands, servants whose story only merits notice because it is part of the greater story of how God has exalted himself in this world that denies him honor.
J. I. Packer, A Passion for Faithfulness (Wheaton, IL: Crossway Books, 1995), 44.