Monday, December 13, 2010

sunday quotes

"And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.  He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end."  (Luke 1:31-33 ESV)

"This is a wonderful promise, because it means that Jesus is just as much King now as He was when He ascended into heaven; He is ruling His people today just as much as Barack Obama or David Cameron or Vladimir Putin or any other world leader are governing, and He will continue to reign long after they are in their graves, and until He returns to establish his kingdom." (David Kingston)

“If Gabriel has spoken the truth, the issue in 2010, no matter where you live on this planet, is: Will you bow before the kingship of Jesus and obey the rule of his kingdom?”  (John Piper)

And Mary said, "Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word."  And the angel departed from her.   (Luke 1:38 ESV)

“Every time I read Mary's response to the angel's announcement and explanation, I am awed: 'I am the Lord's servant. May it be to me as you have said.' Here is a teenager facing misunderstanding and rejection from her family, her betrothed, and her townspeople. And yet she agrees. Mary affirms the bedrock truth that under-girds our discipleship: 'I am the Lord's servant.' After all is said and done, after we have explored all the possibilities, we still must decide: am I a servant or a master? Is my allegiance to the Lord or to my own desires?”  (Ralph Wilson)

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