February 25, 2018
preached by Abrm McQuarters
Time of Reflection Quotations
“Christ took the place of guilt we all deserved so that we could take the place of acceptance we all long for.”
~Wayne Grudem (1948- present), American Theologian
“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.”
~J.I. Packer (1926-present), Canadian Theologian
“To be rooted is perhaps the most important and least recognized need of the human soul.”
~Simone Weil (1909-1943), French philosopher and activist
“Intelligence is nothing without delight.”
~Paul Claudel (1868-1955), French Poet
“Many Christians have so busied themselves with programs and activities that they no longer know how to be silent and meditate on God’s word or recognize the mysteries that are in the Person of Christ.”
~Ravi Zacharias (1946-present), Christian Apologist
“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time.”
~David Allan Coe (1939-present), Singer-Song Writer
“God’s law is our pleasure when the God of the law is our God.”
~Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), British Pastor and Author
“Meditation is the activity of calling to mind, and thinking over, and dwelling on, and applying to oneself, the various things that one knows about the works and way and purposes and promises of God. It is an activity of holy thought, consciously performed in the presence of God, under the eye of God, by the help of God, as a means of communion with God.”
~J.I. Packer (1926- present), Canadian Theologian
“The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.”
~D.L. Moody (1837-1899), American Evangelist
Psalm 1 (ESV)
1 Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
2 but his delight is in the lawof the Lord,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
3 He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
4 The wicked are not so,
but are like chaff that the wind drives away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous;
6 for the Lord knows the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.