Friday, January 30, 2015

Good quotes (Discovered in The Bible Study Handbook by Lindsay Olesberg)

It isn't easy to let a text read you. Your thirst for knowledge and information often makes you desire to own the word, instead of letting the word own you"--Henri Nouwen

When you or I open the Bible, we are beholding the very words of God--words that have a supernatural power to redeem, renew, refresh, and restore our lives to what he created them to be.--David Platt

Scripture is not in and of itself divine, but we should respect, even reverence, Scripture as the divinely appointed medium by which God chooses to reveal himself to us--Donald Bloesch

Every word in the book (the Bible) is intended to do something in us, give health and wholeness, vitality and holiness to our souls and our body--Eugene Peterson

One cannot simply read the Bible, like other books. One must be prepared to really enquire of it. Only thus will it reveal itself. Only if we expect from it the ultimate answer will we receive it.--Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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