August 11, 2013

Great quotes from today’s sermon

Posted in Sunday school/service tagged , , at 7:12 pm by sanguinemare

We talked about Luke 17 today, where we were showed many examples of what it meant to live like a true disciple of Christ.  Once concept our pastor talked about was the principle of fighting sin, but being eager and quick to forgive when someone sins against us.  Here are some quotes/excepts from our notes page for today:

“We should be willing to rebuke the wayward:

Nothing can be more cruel than the leniency which abandons others to their sin.  Nothing can be more compassionate than the severe reprimand which calls another Christian in one’s community back from the path of sin (Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together)

We should be willing to forgive the repentant:

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32)

Disciples trust Jesus alone and thank Jesus openly (v. 11-19):

The best of us are far too like the nine lepers.  We are more ready to pray than to praise, and more disposed to ask God for what we have not, than to thank Him for what we have.  Murmurings, complainings, and discontent abound on every side of us.  Few indeed are to be found who are not continually hiding their mercies under a bushel, and setting their needs and trials on a hill.  These things ought not so to be. (J.C. Ryle)”