Thursday, January 22, 2009

More Puritan Quotes

Some more great quotes from Joel Beeke's chapters in "Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry".

"Evangelism must rather be conceived as a long-term enterprise of patient teaching and instruction, in which God's servants seek simply to be faithful in delivering the gospel message and applying it to human lives, and leave it to God's Spirit to draw men to faith through this message in his own way and at his own speed." - JI Packer

"Like the Puritans, live in terms of the settled judgement that the joy of heaven will make amends of any losses and crosses, strains and pains that we must endure on earth if we are going to follow Christ faithfully. Regard preparedness to die as the first step in learning to live. " - Joel Beeke

"Puritan preaching revolved around 'Christ, and him crucified' - for this is the hub of the Bible. The preachers' commission is to declare the whole counsel of God; but the cross is the center of that counsel, and the Puritans knew that the traveler through the Bible landscape misses the way as soon as he loses sight of the hill called Calvary." - JI Packer

"Heaven would be hell to me without Christ." - Thomas Goodwin

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