“The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.”
(William A. Ward)
“Men may spurn our appeals, reject our message, oppose our arguments, despise our person, but they are helpless against our prayers.”
(J. Sidlow Baxter)
“Silence in the face of evil is evil.”
The Lord’s Prayer includes the expression of a desire for God’s name to be hallowed. This comment by Martin Luther may help us to better understand that petition.
“How is God’s name hallowed among us? It is when both our doctrine and living are truly Christian.”
“The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.”
(G. K. Chesterton)
“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And what I can do, I ought to do. And what I ought to do, by the grace of God, I will do.”
(Edward Everett Hale)
This is how Charles Haddon Spurgeon explained what it means to die with Christ:
I suppose that, if you were to meet your old self, he would hardly know you, for you are so greatly altered. I dare say he would say to you, “Come, old fellow, let us go to the theater, or turn into this beer-shop, or let us go home, and find out some way of amusing ourselves.”
You would reply, “No, sir; I cut your acquaintance a long time ago, and I do not mean to have anything further to do with you, so you may go about your business as soon as you like. I am not what I was, for I have been crucified with Christ, and I am dead, and my life is hid with Christ in God.