Sermon Quotes: "The Presence of Wonder"

“Restore to me the joy of your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors your ways and sinners will return to you.” Psalm 51:12-13

“David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the Lord.’ And Nathan said to David, ‘The Lord also has put away your sin; you shall not die.’” 2 Samuel 12:13

“Evil tastes good, but evil always leads to nausea and vomiting.” Christopher Ash

“What a choice! One can be stubborn like a mule and refuse to acknowledge sin, and so endure divine discipline that will increase guilty fears and spiritual depression. Or, one can confess sin and immediately find relief and joy in divine forgiveness through the loyal love of God.” Allen Ross

“The milling throngs, overcome with the wonder of God’s love parade about leaping and dancing, shrieking and singing in a marvelous cacophony of uninhibited and infectious praise.” Gerald Wilson

“Recalling and confessing our sin is like taking out the garbage: once is not enough.”  Cornelius Plantinga