Quoting Other's Quotes

A lot of the other blogs I read have been posting some really good quotes lately. In fact one blog I read is a quote a day, sometimes beneficial for me that day and sometimes not, but lately...
Anyways I thought I'd share a few with you, actually more than a few. Here you go...enjoy:

J. I. Packer's book Knowing God:
"What matters supremely, therefore, is not, in the last analysis, the fact that I know God, but the larger fact which underlies it--the fact that he knows me. I am graven on the palms of his hands. I am never out of his mind. All my knowledge of him depends on his sustained initiative in knowing me. I know him because he first knew me, and continues to know me. He knows me as a friend, one who loves me; and there is not moment when his eye is off me, or his attention distracted from me, and no moment, therefore, when his care falters.
This is momentous knowledge. There is unspeakable comfort--the sort of comfort that energizes, be it said, not enervates--in knowing that God is constantly taking knowledge of me in love and watching over me for my good. There is tremendous relief in knowing that his love to me is utterly realistic, based at every point on prior knowledge of the worst about me, so that no discovery now can disillusion him about me, in the way I am so often disillusioned about myself, and quench his determination to bless me."--Knowing God, pages 41-42

"God did not teach us the reality of His rule in order to give us an excuse for neglecting His orders." - J. I. Packer, Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God, page 34
"The great weapon with which the disciples of Jesus set out to conquer the world was not a mere comprehension of eternal principles; it was an historical message, an account of something that had recently happened, it was the message, 'He is risen.'" -- J. Gresham Machen, Christianity & Liberalism, page 28

"The physical resurrection of Jesus Christ is the cornerstone of redemption--both for mankind and for the earth. Indeed, without Christ's resurrection and what it means--an eternal future for fully restored human beings dwelling on a fully restored Earth--there is no Christianity." -- Randy Alcorn, Heaven, page 109

"Someday you will read or hear that Bill Graham is dead. Don't you believe a word of it! I shall be more alive then than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God." -- Billy Graham
"When we engage with art, whether it be a piece of literature, a painting, or a movie, we have every right, and even an obligation, to read into it truths and insights that go beyond anything that the artist intended." by Gareth Higgins, How Movies Helped Saved My Soul: Finding Spiritual Fingerprints in Culturally Significant Films
“It is a proud spirit, that will not let grace be exalted, but puts self, in the throne of Christ, and his righteousness. It is a filthy and abominable spirit, and pollutes the man more and more: and God abhors it, as that which contradicts his most glorious plot.” - Ralph Erskine, “Law-Death, Gospel-Life”

“To those to whom Christ is the hope of future glory, he is also the life of present grace.” -John Owen, The Glory of Christ (Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1994), 34.
“The more we dwell where the cries of Calvary can be heard the more noble our lives become. Nothing puts life into men like a dying Savior.” - Charles Spurgeon

“We are never at peace with God till we resolve to be loved in Jesus Christ.” - John Calvin, The French Confession of Faith (1559), Article XVIII

“The gospel of Jesus Christ is as wide as human diversity and as deep as human complexity.”- David Powlison, Seeing With New Eyes (Phillipsburg, PA: P & R Publishing, 2003) 162.

“There are differences in the ways the New Testament writers present the facts, but there can be no doubt that for the New Testament writers as a whole it was the cross that was at the heart of the faith. In the literal sense of the term it was ‘crucial’.
We are saved, not by some fine theory and not by some blinding revelation and certainly not by our own best effort, but by Christ’s atoning death.
Therefore, any really serious attempt to understand the Christian way must begin with the cross. Unless we come to see what the cross means we do not understand Christianity.” - Leon Morris, The Atonement

“Fellowship with Christ is so honorable that the sorest sorrow is a light price by which to procure it.” - Charles Spurgeon, Morning and Evening (Hendrickson Publishers, 1991), 255.

“So completely was Jesus bent upon saving sinners by the sacrifice of Himself, He created the tree upon which He was to die, and nurtured from infancy the men who were to nail Him to the accursed wood.” - Octavius Winslow, The Foot of the Cross
From J.R. Briggs' blog
"We do not want, as the newspapers say, a church that will move with the world. We want a church that will move the world." -G.K. Chesterton

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