Quotes used in Justin’s sermon

Quotes used in Justin’s sermon

“To be right with God the Judge is a great thing, but to be loved and cared for by God the Father is a greater… If you want to judge how well a person understands Christianity, find out how much he makes of the thought of being God’s child, and having God as his Father. If this is not the thought that prompts and controls his worship and prayers and his whole outlook on life, it means that he does not understand Christianity very well at all… Our understanding of Christianity cannot be better than our grasp of adoption” J. I. PACKER, KNOWING GOD
Ferguson, reflecting on the words of the apostle Paul in Romans 8.12-21, has this to say:
“What Paul is saying…is that even in the darkest hour there is a co-operative and affirmative testimony given by the Spirit. It is found in the very fact that, although he may be broken and bruised, tossed about with fears and doubts, the child of God nevertheless in his need cries out, ‘Father!’ as instinctively as a child who has fallen and been hurt calls out in similar language, ‘Daddy, help me!’ Assurance of sonship is not reserved for the highly sanctified Christian; it is the birthright of even the weakest and most oppressed believer. This is its glory.” SINCLAIR FERGUSON, THE HOLY SPIRIT