Shocking Grace

“God just doesn’t throw a life preserver to a drowning person. He goes to the bottom of the sea and he pulls a corpse from the bottom of the sea, takes him up on the bank and breathes into him the breath of life and makes him alive.” R.C. Sproul

“Men will never worship God with a sincere heart, or be roused to fear and obey him with sufficient zeal, until they properly understand how indebted they are to his mercy.”  John Calvin

“We shall never be clothed with the righteousness of Christ, except we first know assuredly that we have no righteousness of our own.”  John Calvin

“You contribute nothing to your Salvation except the sin that made it necessary.”   Jonathan Edwards

“The ultimate test of our spirituality, Is the measure of our amazement at the grace of God.” Martin Lloyd Jones

“Faith, repentance and holiness are no less the free gifts of God than eternal life.” Augustus Toplady

“We do not have the ability within us to accomplish the least of God’s tasks. This is the law of grace.   When we recognize it is impossible for us to perform a duty in our own strength, we will discover the secret of its accomplishment. John Owen

“Sleep is a daily reminder from God that we are not God. Once a day God sends us to bed like patients with a sickness. The sickness is a chronic tendency to think we are in control and that our work is indispensable. To cure us of this disease God turns us into helpless sacks of sand once a day.” John Piper

“Grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned . Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power not just pardon.”  John Piper

“There is nothing more important to learn about Christian growth than this: growing in grace means becoming like Christ.” Sinclair Ferguson

“Religion is: if you obey, then you will be accepted, but, the gospel is: If you are absolutely accepted, and sure you are accepted, only then will you begin to obey.” Tim Keller

” 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.” J. I. Packer

“Moses spent 40 years thinking he was somebody; 40 years learning he was nobody ; And forty years discovering what God can do with a nobody.” D.L. Moody

“There is more mercy In Christ Than sin in us.” Richard Sibbes

“Regenerating grace sets the affections so firmly on God, that the man is disposed, at God’s command to quit his hold of everything else In order to keep his hold of Christ.”  Thomas Boston

“It is the nature of God to make something out of nothing. Therefore, God cannot make anything out of him who is not yet nothing.” Martin Luther

“Did Christ finish His work for us? Then there can be no doubt that he will also finish his work in us.” John Flavel

“Let us look upon a crucified Christ, The remedy of all our misery, His cross has procured a crown, His passion has expiated our transgression. His death has disarmed the law, His blood has washed a believer’s soul. This death is the destruction of our enemies, the spring of our happiness, and the eternal testimony of divine love.” Stephen Charnock

“Grace is the most marvelous thing in all the world. There’s nothing like it under heaven. It is unfathomable, incomprehensible, and overwhelming to the human mind. Grace is God’s nature—it is who He is. It is God acting through Christ, on behalf of all sinners, at Calvary.” Dr. Carl H. Stevens

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3 Comments

  1. Bonnie said:

    Noteworthy quotes. Reminded me of one attributed to Luther:
    It is the nature of God to make something out of nothing. Therefore, God cannot make anything out of him who is not yet nothing.

    Luvu2

    February 7, 2019
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    • pt s said:

      Can I add it in?

      February 7, 2019
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  2. Bon. said:

    By all means

    February 10, 2019
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