Thought Provokers about Sunday’s Gospel

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This Sunday’s Gospel (3/15/15), John 3:14-21, is about Moses’ symbol of the serpent and its relationship with the cross of Jesus.

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The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved;
loved for ourselves,
or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.

Victor Hugo
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I came to Christ as a country boy.
I did not understand all about the plan of salvation.
One does not have to understand it; one has only to stand on it.
I do not understand all about electricity,
but I do not intend to sit around in the dark until I do!
One thing I did understand even as a lad:
I understood that I was under new management.
I belonged to Christ, and he was Lord.

Vance Havner
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In other religions, one must be purified before he can knock at the door;
in Christianity, one knocks on the door as a sinner,
and He Who answers to us heals.

Fulton J. Sheen
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Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our church.
We are fighting today for costly grace..
Grace is represented as the church’s inexhaustible treasure,
from which she showers blessings with generous hands.
Grace without price; grace without cost!
.Cheap grace is grace without discipleship,
grace without the cross,
grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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In reading the Scriptures I find a great moral power.
Therein am I am de aware of two great forces for good in human experience:
the fear of God and the grace of God.
Without the fear of God I should not stop at doing evil;
the fear of God restrains from evil.
Without the grace of God I should have no desire to approach positive goodness.
The one is a deterrent from evil;
the other an encouragement to good.

Jim Elliot
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About Daniel Mochamps

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