sharing about Jesus.
What is yours?
|God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things that should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish one from the other.|
| Who are we?
Do you agree that we are only the elongated index finger, denoting Jesus as the Lamb of God? The portrayal of John the Baptist on Grunewald's Isenheim altarpiece is a graphic symbol of the function of witness.
We must decrease as Christ increase (John 3:30)
|Jesus walks on the earth is greater than man walk on the moon|
in Christ astonishes me. His spirit overawes me, and his will confounds
me. Between him and whoever else in the world, there is no possible
term of comparison. He is truly a being by himself...I search in vain
in history to find the similar to Jesus Christ, or anything which
can approach the gospel. Neither history, nor humanity, nor the ages,
nor nature, offer me anything with which I am able to compare it or
to expalin it. Here everything is extraordinary.
| The other
gods were strong; but Thou wast weak;|
They rode, but Thou didst stumble to a throne;
But to our wounds only God's wounds can speak,
And not a god has wounds but Thou alone.
| If we have
not died with Christ, we cannot possibly live with him.
| Take Jesus
out of the perfumed cloisters of pious sentment, and let him walk
the streets of the city
| Jesus had
no organization, no headed notepaper, no funds, no registered premises,
no distinguished patrons or officers, except only a treasurer - the
ill famed Judas Iscariot.
the doctrine of Plato, Socrates, or Aristole, we feel that the specifice
difference between their words and Christ's is the difference between
an inquiry and a revelation.
|He is not
the Great - he is the Only!
|No man ever
thought too much of Christ
| I can more
easily see our Lord sweeping the streets of London than issuing edicts
from its cathedral.
Christ makes poor men rich.|
Not knowing Christ makes the richest poor.
|I feel that,
if I could live a thousand lives, I would like to live them all for
Christ, and I should even then feel that they were all too little
a return for His great love to me.
~Spurgeon cited in "The Forgotten Spurgeon"
Caesar, Charlemagne and I myself have founded empires; but upon what
do these creations of our genius depend ? Upon force. Jesus alone
founded His empire upon love; and to this very day millions would
die for Him.
a man who was born in an obscure country, the child of a peasant woman.
He grew up in a remote village. He worked in a carpenter's shop until
he was thirty, and then for three years he was an itinerant preacher.
He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never went to college.
He never travelled two hundred miles from the place where he was born.
He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He
had no credentials but himself. While still a young man the tide of
popular opinion turned against him. His friends ran away. One of them
betrayed him. He was turned over to his enemies. He went through a
mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves.
While he was dying, his executioners gambled for the only piece of
property he had on earth - his coat. When he was dead, he was taken
down and laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend. Twenty
wide centuries have come and gone. Today he is the centrepiece of
the human race and the leader of the column of progress. I am far
within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched,
and all the navies that ever were built, and all the parliaments that
ever sat, and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have
not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has
this one solitary life - the life of Jesus Christ.
| The sages
and heroes of history are receding from us, and history contracts
the story of their deeds into a narrower and narrower page. But time
has no power over the name and deeds of Jesus Christ.
no revolution that has ever taken place in society can be compared
to that which has been produced by the words of Jesus Christ.
| A man who
was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not
be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic - on a level
with the man who says he is a poached egg - or else he would be the
Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and
is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut
Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or
you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not
come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher.
He has not left that open to us.
~C. S. Lewis, "Mere Christianity"
do the crowds say I am?