Belief Requires a Miracle
Luke 16:31; Acts 8:13
The Christian Religion not only was at first attended with miracles, but even at this day cannot be believed by any reasonable person without one.
Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
The Spirit Keeps Servants Humble
1 Corinthians 4:9; 15:8; Ephesians 3:8; 1 Timothy 1:15
Thus may the servant of God know if he has the Spirit of God: if when the Lord works some good through him, his body—since it is ever at variance with all that is good—is not therefore puffed up; but if he rather becomes viler in his own sight and if he esteems himself less than other men.
FRANCIS OF ASSISI
Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.