Category Archives: Quotes

QOTD: Spurgeon on Humility

I came across this quote while preparing for my sermon tonight on Micah 6:1-8. Do you now account yourself to be a very experienced Christian, quite a useful member of the church, an ornament to society, a person considerably looked … Continue reading

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QOTD: Chrysostom on Pity

Βασκαίνεις, ὅτι ὁ δεῖνα πλουτεῖ; Καὶ μὴν ἐλέους καὶ δακρύων ἄξιος, ὁ τοιοῦτος. Ἀλλ᾽ ἐρεῖς εὐθέως γελῶν· Ἐγὼ δακρύων ἄξιος, οὐκ ἐκεῖνος. Δακρύων ἄξιος καὶ σύ, οὐχ ὅτι πένῃ ἀλλὰ διὰ τὸ σεαυτὸν ἐλεεινὸν εἶναι νομίζειν. Are you bewitched (envious) because someone is rich? No, You should not … Continue reading

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QOTD: Theodore of Mopsuestia

There are therefore two things that contribute to a person’s attaining beatitude: correct views on doctrine, for the purpose of having a dutiful and upright attitude toward God, and a disciplined moral upbringing, for living in an honorable and sound … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Spiritual Love

I thought I might torture you all with some more from Chyrsostom. This quote is a comment on Philippians 1:7. Καὶ τί θαυμαστὸν, εἰ ἐν τῳ δεσμωτηρίῳ εἶχεν αὐτούς; Οὐδὲ γὰρ κατ᾽ ἐκεῖνον τὸν καιρὸν, φησὶ, καθ᾽ ὃν εἰσῄειν εἰς … Continue reading

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QOTD: Chrysostom

Οὐ γὰρ τὸ δεσμεῖσθαι λυπηρὸν τοῖς διδασκάλοις ὑμῶν, ἀλλὰ τὸ μὴ ὁμονοεῖν τοὺς μαθητάς. Τοῦτο μὲν γὰρ καὶ ἐπίδοσιν τῷ Εὐαγγελίῳ δίδωσιν, ἐκεῖνο δὲ διασπᾷ. For it does not grieve your teachers to be imprisoned, but it grieves them that … Continue reading

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Zwingli on Learning Greek

I have firmly decided to study Greek. Nobody except God can prevent it. It is not a matter of personal ambition, but one of understanding the most Sacred Writings. –Ulrich Zwingli via Rodney Decker’s Koine Greek Reader

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QOTD: Neal Windham

On the one hand, it is easy to appreciate the New Testament in its various English renderings. We have grown up with its favored words. Its message seems clear. Commentaries based on the English text and designed to help us … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Theophilus on the Nature of God

You will say, then, to me, “Do you, who see God, explain to me the appearance of God.” Hear, O man. The appearance of God is ineffable and indescribable, and cannot be seen by eyes of flesh. For in glory … Continue reading

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Dogmatics as an Act of Prayer

I pray that you will indulge me as I quote Barth again. I think that this might be a become a bit of a habit. I told Mary Beth this evening that there are some authors that you just can’t … Continue reading

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Dogmatics as an Act of Faith

Here is a sobering quote of the evening/morning. Barth writes, Our comment is that, so long as we understand by Christianity the creaturely and cultural reality of a view of life and the world alongside Platonism, Aristotelianism, etc., and so … Continue reading

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