Sunday Quotes

[Here are the quotes from Joe’s message]

“The world becomes a strange, mad, painful place, and life in it a disappointing an unpleasant business, for those who do not know about God.  Disregard the study of God and you sentence yourself to stumble and blunder through life blindfolded, as it were, with no sense of direction and no understanding of what surrounds you.  This way you can waste your life and lose your soul.” – J.I. Packer

 “Look at it this way: of all the things you might ever study or reflect on, nothing could possibly be greater than God.  So your view of Him automatically has more far-reaching ramifications than anything else in your belief system.  What you think of God will automatically color how you think about everything else… what a person believes about God is basic to everything else.” – John MacArthur

 “Perhaps even more scary than a God who pursues you to the ends of the earth is one who is already there when you arrive!” – Michael Wilcock

 “You are the result of the attentive, careful, thoughtful, intimate, detailed, creative work of God.  Your personality, your sex, your height, your features, are what they are because God made them precisely that way.  He made you the way he did because that is the way he wants you to be… If God had wanted you to be basically and creatively different he would have made you differently.  Your genes and chromosomes and creaturely distinctives – even the shape of your nose and ears – are what they are by God’s design.” – James Hufstetler

 “I would rather be what God chose to make me than the most glorious creature that I could think; for to have been thought about, born in God’s thought, and then made by God, is the dearest, grandest and most precious thing in all thinking.” – George MacDonald