Sermon Quotes: "Prepared to Suffer"

“The memory of their sinful past was to serve as a sharp goad against any tendency to relapse into that kind of living. The memory of the ignominy of their own past conduct was to undergird the readers present suffering for righteousness. A good sober backward look at the consequences of their past self-gratification should motivate them now to orient their lives around a new view of life, a new authority and dynamic available to them in Christ.” Edmond Hiebert

“Our culture makes sin look normal and righteousness seem strange.” David Wells

“Those who have been given new life through Christ will look with fear and revulsion at the lifestyle that once swept them along with the crowd.” Ed Clowney