God Enters the Heart with a Master-Key
Psalm 105:37; John 3:3–8; Ephesians 4:22–24
God does not violate the human will when he saves men: they are not converted against their will, but their will itself is converted. The Lord has a way of entering the heart, not with a crowbar, like a burglar, but with a master-key, which he gently inserts in the lock, and the bolt flies back, the door opens, and he enters.
Ritzema, E. (Ed.). (2012). 300 Quotations for Preachers. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
God’s Existence Demonstrable from His Effects
Psalm 19:1–2; Romans 1:19–20
The existence of God, in so far as it is not self-evident to us, can be demonstrated from those of His effects which are known to us.
Ritzema, E., & Brant, R. (Eds.). (2013). 300 quotations for preachers from the Medieval church. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.