Category Archives: Saturday Sayings

Saturday Sayings: 5/26/18

It was a busy week, but I still had some time for Twitter. Here were some of my favorites quotes:

Some say, “Stop talking about justice. Preach the gospel only.” Problem: Galatians 2:11-21. Paul rebuked Peter for betraying justification by faith alone. Not that Peter preached heresy. But his *conduct* was not in step with the gospel. Peter denied Jesus a fourth time.


If you can live “the Christian life” without the Person and work of the Holy Spirit, it is unlikely you are living the Christian life.

If Christ thought we needed the Holy Spirit but we live as if we don’t, guess who got things wrong?


“When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.” – 1 Peter 2:23

I find this truth about my Lord difficult to emulate. I need the Holy Spirit in great measure. PTL He is in us!


Many of us pit joy and sadness against the other. But the soul has room for both joy and sadness. In fact, they often are necessary friends and companions in a healthy soul.


Men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself, but because it contradicts them.

— E. Paul Hovey

@MattSmethurstPreachers should read Thomas Watson not only for the content but also to learn how to illustrate truth with vivid word pictures. In this regard, I highly recommend Expository Preaching with Word Pictures: With Illustrations from the Sermons of Thomas Watson by Jack Hughes.


Saturday Sayings 5/19/17

I changed things up a bit. Rather than simply posting pictures of Twitter posts, I copied and pasted them all, giving credit to whom credit is due. These were some of my favorites from this past week. I hope they speak to you and that you enjoy them as much or more than I.

The first thing I plan to do on resurrected legs is to drop on grateful, glorified knees.

— Joni Eareckson Tada, paralyzed for over 50 years

T – @MattSmethurst

The struggle against abortion & the struggle against racism are directed toward the same enemy—dehumanization. Instead of picking which group of people needs more protection, Christians should present a robust pro-life position for ALL people.

T – @jdgreear

I’m very happy to say that I am officially an elder candidate @HVBCStCharles! If the congregation will have me at our annual business meeting next month, I will graciously serve as one of their pastors. Please be in prayer for me and for our church!

T – @BothSonAndSlave

Spurgeon: “The devil never reckons a man to be lost so long as he has a good mother alive. O woman, great is thy power!”

T – @TonyReinke

Believing Christianity to be true must mean believing all faiths that contradict it are false. That’s not bad-mouthing other religions; it’s caring for those deceived by them.

T – @rcsprouljr

No pastor lives up to what he preaches. If he does he is preaching too low. – John Piper

T – @micahfries

“To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you.” – C. S. Lewis

T – @jwarnerwallace

“I am concerned that sometimes we let principles of Americanism determine the way we read Scripture, rather than letting Scripture determine how we evaluate principles of Americanism.” How the Nations Rage

T – @JonathanDLeeman

It is the Father to appoint, the Son to accomplish, and the Holy Spirit to apply the one work of redemption.

T – @RevKevDeYoung

When we pray in the name of our Mediator, we pray boldly, with his authority, by the merit of his blood, submitted to his sovereign will, confident in his promises.

So, at the end of your prayers, don’t mumble “IN JESUS’ NAME.” Declare it loudly. That’s the climax of our faith.

T – @dukekwondc

Please keep SBC politics in perspective. Today when you go to lunch (not at Chick fil A) ask your waiter/waitress if he/she knows who @jdgreear is or @KenHemphill. The next SBC President is important but the truth is your city is more impacted by YOU/Local Church getting after it.

T – @BradLewter