Sunday, September 11, 2011

Apples of Gold in Settings of Silver (09-11-2011)

  Before and after hearing the sermon
"Come to your knees to the sermon, and come from the sermon to your knees"   
~Joseph Alleine 
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 Preservation and Perseverance
"The reason true Christians do not fall from grace is that God graciously keeps them from falling. Perseverance is what we do. Preservation is what God does. We persevere because God preserves."  
~R.C. Sproul Sr.
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The man of God and his task
"God fits the man for the place, and the place for the man;there is an hour for the voice, and a voice for the hour." 
~Charles H. Spurgeon
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 Engaging in Controversies
"Controversy for the sake of controversy is sin. Controversy for the sake of the truth is a divine command." 
~Walter Martin
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 On Influences
"Some books and teachers leave their indelible fingerprints on our souls. And when those fingerprints are left, it's as if our DNA has been changed." 
~Ravi Zacharias
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Traditions
"All Christians are at once beneficiaries and victims of tradition-- beneficiaries, who receive nurturing truth and wisdom from God's faithfulness in the past generations; victims, who now take for granted things that need to be questioned, thus treating as divine absolutes patterns of belief and behavior that should be seen as human, provisional, and relative. We are all beneficiaries of good, wise, and sound tradition and victims of poor, unwise, and unsound traditions.." 
~J.I. Packer

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