Seek the Truth from the Church
1 Timothy 6:20–21; 2 Timothy 1:13–14
It is not necessary to seek the truth among others which it is easy to obtain from the Church; since the apostles, like a rich man [depositing his money] in a bank, lodged in her hands most copiously all things pertaining to the truth: so that every man, everyone who will, can draw from her the water of life. For she is the entrance to life; all others are thieves and robbers.
IRENAEUS OF LYONS
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Early Church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Grief over Sin Distinguishes Children of God
Psalm 51:3–5; Proverbs 14:9; John 15:22–25
Oh, my reader, do you know what it is to be melted before God, for you to be heart-broken with anguish over sinning against and grieving such a Savior? Ah, it is not the absence of sin but the grieving over it which distinguishes the child of God from empty professors.
A. W. PINK
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Modern church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.