Sermon Quotes: "A Flawless Election Prediction"

“Secular writers force us to read the world from within a framework in which God’s moral will and saving intentions, his truth and his Christ, are never the criteria of meaning or importance. The biblical authors see everything from a theocentric viewpoint. The biblical writers compel us to read the world from this perspective, to see it in relation to the moral character of God and the ways in which he has disclosed his saving intentions in human history.” David Wells

“There is no better way for them to be employed; indeed they have so benefitted from his boundless goodness that it would be disgraceful for them to be silent.” John Calvin

“The psalmist envisages creativity in music, consummate skill on the instruments, and fervor-a combination fairly rare in evangelical corporate worship.” Don Carson

“When men think about God, they tend to get themselves confused. Assuming that God is exactly like human beings, only bigger and older, they think that God reacts to events rather than causes them. Sometimes men conceive of God as actually being uninformed about the future or the details of the universe, and they imagine that He is surprised by events just as we sometimes are. God neither reacts to nor is surprised by events. He knows all things because He planned all things and carries out all His plans. God always acts for a purpose. And from the beginning He intended to display His glory by redeeming a people for Himself. History is the execution of God’s plan. History makes sense only if one assumes God is sovereign. If there were events in history outside God’s plan and control, then it would become an irrational affair. It would be a ‘tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.’” John Robbins

“The kings of the earth are continually disturbing the world with their schemes of ambition. They expect to carry every thing before them, and have seldom any higher end in view, than the gratification of their own passions. But in all they do they are but servants of the great King and Lord, and fulfill his purposes, as the instruments he employs to inflict prescribed punishment upon transgressors against him, or to open a way for the spread of his Gospel. They had one thing in view, he had another.” John Newton