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Christian Quotation Of The Day

Discussion in 'Friendship Court' started by FineLinen, Feb 8, 2005.

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    " I believe that it is impossible to set limits to the grace of God. I believe that not only in this world, but in any other world there may be, the grace of God is still effective, still operative, still at work. I do not believe that the operation of the grace of God is limited to this world. I believe that the grace of God is as wide as the universe." -Dr. Wm. Barclay-
     
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    "Christianity has from its beginning portrayed itself as a gospel of peace, a way of reconciliation (with God, with other creatures), and a new model of human community, offering the 'peace which passes understanding' to a world enmeshed in sin and violence." -David Bentley Hart-
     
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    “When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.” -Peter Marshall-
     
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    “This much is certain, that we have no theological right to set any sort of limits to the loving-kindness of God which has appeared in Jesus Christ. Our theological duty is to see and understand it as being still greater than we had seen before.” - Karl Barth-
     
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    "The secret of the mystery is: God is always greater.

    No matter how great we think Him to be, His love is always greater." -Brennan Manning-
     
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    "Unto You, O Lord, belongs mercy; for You render to every man according to his work."

    Some of the translators make it kindness and goodness; but I presume there is no real difference among them as to the character of the word which here, in the English Bible, is translated mercy.

    The religious mind, however, educated upon the theories yet prevailing in the so-called religious world, must here recognize a departure from the presentation to which they have been accustomed: to make the psalm speak according to prevalent theoretic modes, the verse would have to be changed thus:--

    'To You, O Lord, belongs justice, for You render to every man according to his work.' -George MacDonald-
     
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    "The path of descent is the path of transformation. Darkness, failure, relapse, death, and woundedness are our primary teachers, rather than ideas or doctrines." -Richard Rohr-
     
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    "When we sin and mess up our lives, we find that God doesn't go off and leave us- he enters into our trouble and saves us." -Eugene H. Peterson-

    "The life of faith isn't meant for tourists. It's meant for pilgrims." -Eugene H. Peterson-
     
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    The following story by the great Sufi teacher, Nasrudin, illustrates a common experience for those along the Way.

    His friend, Mansour, comes to visit him and sees Nasruddin on his hands and knees, crawling on the sidewalk under the street lamp, obviously searching for something, appearing frustrated.

    Concerned for his friend, Mansour asks, "Nasruddin, what are you looking for? Did you lose something?"

    "Yes, Mansour. I lost the key to my house, and I’m trying to find it, but I can’t."

    "Let me help you," responds Mansour. Mansour joins his friend, kneels down on his hands and knees, and begins to crawl on the sidewalk under the street lamp, searching.
     
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    "All I have learned through trial and error is to stay alert and aware, especially God smiling @ our silliness." -Brennan Manning

    "One of my realizations in such an earthy atmosphere was that many of the burning theological issues in the church were neither burning nor theological." -Brennan Manning-
     
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    "What I believe is so magnificent, so glorious, that it is beyond finite comprehension. To believe that the universe was created by a purposeful, benign Creator is one thing. To believe that this Creator took on human vesture, accepted death and mortality, was tempted, betrayed, broken, and all for love of us, defies reason. It is so wild that it terrifies some Christians who try to dogmatize their fear by lashing out at other Christians, because tidy Christianity with all answers given is easier than one which reaches out to the wild wonder of God's love, a love we don't even have to earn." -Madeleine L'Engle-
     
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    "Sometimes when we get overwhelmed we forget how big God is." -A.W. Tozer-
     
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    "The Bible is not a script for a funeral service, but it is the record of God always bringing life where we expected to find death. Everywhere it is the story of resurrection." -Eugene H. Peterson-
     
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    “God’s grace always precedes his call.” -Brennan Manning-

    “In philosophy, the opposite of truth is error; in Scripture, the opposite of truth is a lie.” -B. Manning-

    The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out
     
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    "I know God has big stuff planned that ultimately doesn't have anything to do with me." -Michael W. Smith-
     
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    "Friends are friends forever. If the Lord's the Lord of them, a friend will not say never 'cause the welcome will not end. Although it's hard to let you go, in the Father's hands we know, a lifetime's not too long to live as friends." -Michael W. Smith-
     
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    "The kingdom of heaven is not come even when God's will is our law; it is fully come when God's will is our will." -George MacDonald-

    "The world...is full of resurrections... Every night that folds us up in darkness is a death; and those of you that have been out early, and have seen the first of the dawn, will know it - the day rises out of the night like a being that has burst its tomb and escaped into life."
     
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    "To clasp the hands in prayer is the beginning of an uprising against the disorder of the world." -Karl Barth-
     
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