November 11, 2018
preached by Abrm McQuarters
Time of Reflection Quotations
“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.”
~Abraham Lincoln 16th President of the United States
“As you walk through the valley of the unknown, you will find the footprints of Jesus both in front of you and beside you.”
~Charles Stanley Pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
“Anything big enough to occupy our minds is big enough to hang a prayer on.”
~George MacDonald Scottish author, poet, and minister
“It is in the field of prayer that life’s critical battles are lost or won… In prayer we bring our spiritual enemies into the Presence of God and we fight them there.”
~John Jowett, Brittish preacher
“The meek man is not a human mouse afflicted with a sense of his own inferiority. Rather he may be in his moral life as bold as a lion and as strong as Samson; but he has stopped being fooled about himself. He has accepted God’s estimate of his own life. He knows he is as weak and helpless as God declared him to be, but paradoxically, he knows at the same time that he is in the sight of God of more importance than the angels. In himself, nothing; in God, everything. That is his motto.”
~A.W. Tozer American pastor, author, and editor
“We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.”
~Thomas Merton French writer, poet, and social activist
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”
Philippians 3:20-4:9 (ESV)
20 But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself.
1 Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.
2 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord. 3 Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.