The Week In Words

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Welcome to The Week In Words, where we share quotes from the last week’s reading. If something you read this past week  inspired you, caused you to laugh, cry, think, dream, or just resonated with you in some way, please share it with us, attributing it to its source, which can be a book, newspaper, blog, Facebook — anything that you read. More information is here.

Here are a few that spoke to me:

From our youth pastor’s wife’s Twitter:

“Worship that is not based on God’s Word is but an emotional encounter with oneself” ~ Erwin Lutzer

And from a friend’s Facebook:

Any attempt to produce love, joy, peace, endurance, and so forth apart from the Spirit of God is reliance upon strategies that are in competition with God. – Jim Berg

They both are similar in theme: our worship and our spiritual lives must be based on God’s Word and enabled by His Holy Spirit, or else they’re just…emotionalism or worse.

From Nancy Leigh DeMoss’s Twitter, retweeted by John Piper:

“Sin has been pardoned at such a price that we cannot henceforth trifle with it.” ~ Spurgeon

If we could keep that perspective, that would keep us from many a misstep, I think.

You can share your family-friendly quotes in the comments below or write a post on your blog and then put the link to that post (not your general blog link) in Mr. Linky below.

I hope you’ll visit the other participants as well and glean some great thoughts to ponder. And I hope you’ll leave a comment here, even if you don’t have any quotes to share.

3 thoughts on “The Week In Words

  1. An emotional encounter with oneself. Ouch. But so true.

    The Berg quote goes right along with mine, which are about the necessity of repentance not just from sins but from dead works as well.

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