Sunday Sermon Quotes: "Wisdom from Above for 2015"

“It is interesting to remark how large a portion of Sacred Writ is occupied with the subject of prayer, either in furnishing examples, enforcing precepts, or pronouncing promises. What does this teach us, but the sacred importance and necessity of prayer? We may be certain that whatsoever God has made prominent in His Word, he intended to be conspicuous in our lives. If He has said much about prayer, it is because He knows we have much need of it.” Charles Spurgeon

“Heaven’s great harbor of refuge is prayer, thousands of weather beaten vessels have found a haven there, and the moment a storm comes on, it is wise for us to make for it with all sail.” Charles Spurgeon

“Prayer is how God gives us so many of the unimaginable things he has for us. Indeed, prayer makes it safe for God to give us many of the things we most desire. It is the way we know God, the way we finally treat God as God. Prayer is simply the key to everything we need to do and be in life. We must learn to pray. We have to.” Tim Keller

“Neither suffering nor ease should find us without a suitable Christian response in prayer and song. Our religion should cover all experience finding expression in prayer or praise as the occasion may demand. Calvin puts it well when he comments that James means, ‘that there is no time in which God does not invite us to himself.’” Alec Motyer