Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Thomas Schriener on Christian's Good Works

"The emphasis on good works is seriously misunderstood if such works are conceived as the basis of justification. Believers are justified by grace alone but faith always produces good works and such good works are necessary for eternal life. They function as evidence that one has new life in Christ".
Thomas Schriener - "40 Questions on Christians and Biblical Law" - Kregel Books - 2010 - p146.

Thomas Schriener and Christian Tithing

"Even though tithing is not mandated, there is no call in the New Testament to hoard one's possessions or to live selfishly ... The tithe itself is not mandated by Scripture and Scripture is our rule and authority rather than a tradition that requires believers to tithe".
Thomas Schriener - "40 Questions on Christians and Biblical Law" - Kregel Books - 2010 - pp221.

Thomas Schriener on the Purpose of the Law

"The purpose of the law is to reveal human sin so that it will be clear that there is no hope in human beings".
Thomas Schriener - "40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law" - Kregel Books - 2010 - p84.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Rick Warren on the "Day of Small Things"

"When you're down to nothing,God's up to something. "Stand firm &see the deliverance the Lord will give you!" 2Chron.20:17".
Rick Warren Twitter Account - Accessed Saturday 14th August 2010.

Friday, 13 August 2010

C H Spurgeon on Sin and the Cross of Christ

"Sin virtually committed suicide when it slew the Saviour, for his death became its death."

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Joseph Prince on "Falling from Grace"

"The rejection of God's grace is to fall from grace back into works. Contrary to popular belief, falling from grace does not mean falling into sin. According to the Bible, falling from grace is to fall back into works and into the old covenant of law".

Joseph Prince - "Unmerited Favour" - Charisma House Publications Florida (2010) - (p223).

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

C Peter Wagner on Mistaken Teaching on Pastors

"We taught in the 1990's that church pastors were the spiritual gatekeepers of the city ... and we were mistaken. It is in my books and you should tear those pages out. Church pastors are very low on the influence scale in most societies ... My friend Che Ahn is seeing high influence actors coming from Hollywood to his church in Pasadena because he is equipping his people to move in arts and entertainment".

C Peter Wagner - "The Seven 'M' Mandate" - Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship Church - accessed from God T.V - Wednesday 14th April 2010 17:00.

Sunday, 11 April 2010

C Peter Wagner on Modern Dissatisfaction

"Many modern Christians are not satisfied with Christianity as usual. They are fed up with playing church. The status quo has little appeal. Their desire is to look back at the end of the day and say; "Praise God! His Kingdom has advanced and He has allowed me to be a part of it!". They don't want to be spectators; they want to be participants in the great work that God is doing today".

C Peter Wagner - "The Book of Acts - A Commentary" - Regal Books, California (2008) - (p11).

Saturday, 10 April 2010

John G Lake on Praying for Revival

"Then the LORD said to Moses, “Why are you crying out to me? Tell the Israelites to move on. Raise your staff and stretch out your hand over the sea to divide the water so that the Israelites can go through the sea on dry ground.” - Exodus 14:15-16

God did not even say, you stretch out your hand, and I will divide the sea. But God said to Moses: “Stretch out your hand over the sea, and divide it.” It was not an act for God to perform,but it was an act for Moses to believe for. The responsibility was not with God, it was with Moses. A weak Christianity is ever inclined to whine in prayer, while God waits for the believer to command it. In my judgment, that is the place of extreme weakness in Christian character. I feel that very frequently prayer is made a refuge, to dodge the action of faith".

John G Lake (HT: Cornel Marais) "Stop Praying for Revival!" - Charisma Ministries - April 10th 2010.

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Terry Virgo on Sinner or Saint?

"The Cross amazes me and fills me with wonder and worship, praise and thanksgiving! To insist on still calling myself a sinner could not add value to the Cross for me. Indeed, to call myself essentially a sinner actually dishonours the wonder of the gospel".

Terry Virgo - "Firstline" - Newfrontiers Magazine - January/March 2010 edition.

Friday, 5 February 2010

Adrian Warnock on Christian Hedonism

"The message of Christian hedonism is intoxicating!".

Adrian Warnock - "Pastors Conference - Day One" - Adrian Warnock dot com - February 2nd 2010.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

Larry Tomczak on the Book of Acts

"Remove the pages from the book of Acts where supernatural activity is recorded and there's hardly anything left!".

Larry Tomczak - "Beyond the Ordinary - A Supernatural Lifestyle" - Restoration Magazine - July/August 1990 - Harvestime Publications, Leicester.

Saturday, 16 January 2010

Arthur Wallis on the Church as Bride

"This is the most intimate and sacred and precious figure of the Church’s relationship to Christ ... Christ loved the church, and gave Himself up for it; that He might sanctify it, having cleansed it by the washing of water with the word, that He might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.” (Eph.5:25-27)

We see how this great truth is emphasised in the Song of Solomon, as the Bridegroom addresses the Bride, “Thou art all fair, my love; and there is no spot in thee.” (4:7.) and again, “My sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled.” That is the sort of bride He expects. The church as a bride must be pure".

Arthur Wallis - "The Purity of the Church" - "The Church of Jesus Christ - It's Purity, Power, Pattern And Programme in the context of Today" - Conference at Exmouth, UK - May 1958

Friday, 1 January 2010

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones on Christian Experience

"The essence of the Christian position is experience - experience of God! It is not a mere intellectual awareness or apprehension of truth. That can be of the devil ... If the experience is not an experience of the living God through His Son who has come to live and to die again in order to give it; if it is not through the Holy Spirit, it is not a true Christian experience".

Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones - "Ephesians Chapter 6:10-13 - The Christian Warfare" - Banner of Truth, Edinburgh (1976) - (p197).

Terry Virgo on Apostolic Teams

"What we mustn’t do is encourage a group of pastors to say ‘we are an apostolic team’. No you are not. You are a group of pastors. It’s very important that we don’t muddle the gifts or we come unstuck".

Terry Virgo - "The Future of Newfrontiers - Part 6" - Terry Virgo's Blog - 24th December 2009.