Sermon Quotes: "In the Presence of Your Enemies"

“The instruction and practice of Jesus and the apostles goes beyond a friendly disposition to active prayer and intercession. The great desire of Christians must not be revenge but for God to grant the gift of repentance to those who do not know him.” Edwin Blum

“Christians are free from vindictiveness because they trust God’s justice; but they are free for blessing because they know God’s goodness.” Ed Clowney

“Through the blessings of grace, walking with Jesus is no longer a forced march of merit…but a willing response of love, gratitude and thanksgiving.” Bryan Chapell

“With God in control, even persecution cannot make good days bad. There are not many writers ancient or modern who would think of having ‘good days’ under the threat of persecution.” Edmond Hiebert