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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.