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What I Read Online – 09/02/2012 (a.m.)

02 Sep
    • What we need,” he said, “is not sermons on the person and work of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit is not pleased to bless such. What we need is sermons on the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Then the Spirit of Christ will come, for he delights to glorify Christ, to take of what is his and declare it to men.
    • However, when we begin to use the language of jealousy for the Holy Spirit, it may be better to remember the jealousy of the Holy Spirit. We honour the Spirit by declaring the Son. Christ was not operating apart from or against the Spirit when he cried out, “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all to myself” (Jn 12.32). When we in our turn exalt the Son as the one who was crucified, we most honour and cooperate with the Spirit whom he sent.
    • To be ready to accept any kind of message from a magnetic man is to lose the Gospel in mere impressionism. It is to sacrifice the moral in religion to the aesthetic. And it is fatal to the authority either of the pulpit or the Gospel. The Church does not live by its preachers, but by its Word.
    • The offer of forgiveness is unconditional (for God, and it should be for us), but forgiveness itself is conditioned upon repentance.
    • Overcoming anger and resentment is important, but forgiveness is something more, something different, something that involves two parties instead of one

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