Thought Provokers

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Thought Provokers (more or less) related to this Sunday’s Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23
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He comes to us as One unknown, without a name,
as of old, by the lake-side, he came to those men who knew him not.
He speaks to us the same word “Follow thou me!”
and sets us to the tasks which he has to fulfill for our time.
He commands.
And to those who obey him, whether they be wise or simple,
he will reveal himself in the toils, the conflicts,
the sufferings which they shall pass through in his fellowship,
and as an ineffable mystery,
they shall learn in their own experience Who he is.
Albert Schweitzer, The Quest of the Historical Jesus
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I have a great need for Christ;
I have a great Christ for my need.
Charles Spurgeon
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Jesus Christ, the holiest among the mighty,
the mightiest among the holy,
lifted with his pierced hand empires off their hinges,
and the stream of centuries out of its channel,
and still governs the ages.
Jean Paul Richter
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The common response to the divine command
is not, “Here I am, send me,”
but “Here is my check, Lord, send some one else,”
and many forget to offer the check as a substitute.
Josiah Strong
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To this day the fact remains
that when a man is brought face to face with Jesus Christ,
he must either hate him or love him;
he must either submit to him, or desire to destroy him.
No man who realizes what Jesus Christ demands can possibly be neutral.
He must either be his lover or his foe.
William Barclay
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About Daniel Mochamps

Church Planter, Anglican Diocese in New England (Anglican Church in North America).
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