Here are some quotes from Twitter that I like. Most of these were Retweeted by people I follow (not a lot) and were originally Tweeted by the author except the book quote. I’ve filled out words that were truncated. I hope you don’t mind some commentary.
Comments always welcome.
Jesus Christ is greater than the Bible. But diminishing the Bible for the sake of Christ always loses Christ.
Why does it take so much stuff (lights, instruments, good singers) for us to be excited about Christ?
Our willingness to make others a success is a great measure of the purity of our ambitions.
–Dave Harvey, Rescuing Ambition – Looks like a good book; interview with author at link. I have a friend who has this attitude towards me. When he first expressed it I was at a loss. This is a good model for our marriages.
We know it’s wrong to worship immorality—but it’s also wrong to worship morality.
Resting on God’s grace does not relieve us of our holy obligations; rather it should enable us to fulfill them.
So many pastors guilt their congregation into doing good (like “tithing” 10% to the church they attend, which I just heard Charles Stanley say), which only makes for a temporary commitment, and always making the right decisions (which he also said, but it is part of being obedient) but leave out the grace part which is the work of the Holy Spirit helping us to want to do good in the first place (Phil 2:13) whether it’s serving or spiritual disciplines, and then enabling us to do it (2 Cor 9:8). It’s our job to pray for this (John 16:24) and to be obedient (1 Pet 1:15-16). (I’m sure there’s a better one than John 16:24 for this application.)
The pursuit of holiness must be anchored in, and motivated by, the grace of God; otherwise it is doomed to failure.
–Tullian Tchividjian, quoting Jerry Bridges?
To say something good about Charles Stanley–I heard him explain the Gospel in a very straightforward, Biblical way and was mesmerized. It was great.