Sermon Quotes: "Side by Side on the Emmaus Road"

Some quotes used in the sermon last Sunday, and some that didn't make it.

Martin Luther:

“Because he bears the sins of the world, His innocence is pressed down with the sins and guilt of the entire world. Whatever sins I, you, and all of us have committed, or may commit in the future, they are as much Christ’s own as if He Himself had committed them. In short, our sins must be Christ’s own sin, or we shall perish eternally … If the sins of the entire world are on that man, Jesus Christ, then they are not on the world. But if they are not on Him, then they are still on the world … if He is innocent and does not carry our sins, then we carry them and shall die and be damned in them.”

John Murray, Redemption Accomplished and Applied:

“The more we emphasize the inflexible demands of justice and holiness the more marvelous become the love of God and it’s provisions”

Kenneth Boa, Finding Jesus in Every Book of the Bible:

“Believe it or not, Christ permeates the Scriptures. He is the living Word (John 1:1) of whom the written Word speaks constantly. Everywhere we read, we find hints, glimpses, foreshadowings, veiled references, graphic pictures, whispered allusions, and prophetic mentions of Jesus. He moves through all the pages of the Bible... Look carefully, and you will see Him again and again."

C. S. Lewis, The Great Divorce:

“They say of some temporal suffering, ‘No future bliss can make up for it,’ not knowing that Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony into a glory.”

Tim Keller, The Reason for God:

“The Biblical view of things is resurrection--not a future that is a consolation for the life we never had but a restoration of the life you always wanted. This means that every horrible thing that ever happened will not only be undone and repaired but will in some way make the eventual glory and joy even greater.”

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