Saturday, May 3, 2008

Spurgeon Quote

I read this in the Charles Spurgeon sermon that Brian linked me to. Thanks, brother.

Only by faith in Jesus can you be saved, but complaining of yourselves is not faith.


Only Look said...

Amen and here is another portion I liked from the message. A messege preached by a preacher who is actually calling people away from looking at him and to behold the lamb of God. That is a rare element in todays preaching. here is the quote:

"Do you remember when you were first of all convinced and awakened, what a great deal you thought of the preacher, and how much of the very style in which he spoke the gospel! But now, though you delight to listen to his voice, and find that God blesses you through him, yet you have sunk the thought of the preacher in the glory of the Master, you see no man save "Jesus only." And as you grow in grace you will find that many doctrines and points of church government which once appeared to you to be all important, though you will still value them, will seem but of small consequence compared with Christ himself. Like the traveller ascending the Alps to reach the summit of Mont Blanc; at first he observes that lord of the hills as one born among many, and often in the twistings of his upward path he sees other peaks which appear more elevated than that monarch of mountains; but when at last he is near the summit, he sees all the rest of the hills beneath his feet, and like a mighty wedge of alabaster Mount Blanc pierces the very clouds. So, as we grow in grace, other things sink and Jesus rises. They must decrease, but Christ must increase; until he alone fills the full horizon of your soul, and rises clear and bright and glorious up into the very heaven of God. O that we may thus see "Jesus only!"

Nicole said...

Hey Matt.

I am encouraged!

In Freedom, Nicole!