Saturday, November 12, 2016

the quotable parsons

Burk & Amber Parsons
Twitter is my main social media venue because I can receive short (140 characters short) insights from a variety of people.  I have enjoyed reading the tweets of Burk Parsons, who is editor of Tabletalk magazine and serves as co-pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida. He also has the distinction of being one of the founding members of the Backstreet Boys.  See Challies' interview with Parsons here.  

Here are a few recent tweets from the quotable @BurkParsons... 

"Theology is not simply the pursuit of knowledge about God, it's the pursuit of God himself."  

"Beware of those who teach theology without using the Bible."  

"We can't do theology without doing careful exegesis."  

"Pastors, if we focus on our sermon, our people get a sermon, but if we focus on Christ, our people get Christ."  

"Seeking first God's kingdom is the antidote to worrying about tomorrow because it means we're seeking his kingdom, not control over our own."  

"If you don't believe God is sovereign, you have every reason to worry about today."

"The Christian is one who lives in a constant state of sorrow and joy. Sorrow over sin and suffering.  Joy in God's gospel and grace."  

"I want to hate my sins more than I hate the sins of others who sin differently than I do."  

"We're living in a day when it seems many Christians are hating their enemies rather than praying for their enemies."  

"The question isn't whether you and your spouse ever argue in front of your kids but whether you repent and forgive in front of them as well."  

"Are we justified by works? Yes. Jesus' works, not ours."  

"If we live each day bearing the guilt and shame of yesterday and the anxieties of tomorrow we will never experience the joys of today."  

"Our hope isn't built on the constantly changing strength of our faith but on the eternal strength of the object of our faith, Jesus Christ."  


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