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Thoughts on faith and the Gospel

I run across different quotes throughout my week as I prepare for messages. Every once in a while I like them so much I cut and paste them into a Word document. Unfortunately, they often get lost amidst the plethora of files on my computer. However, here are two I’ve had stored in the dark recesses of my hard drive that , in resurfacing, have arrested me once again as I, a self-confessed recovering Westerner consumer-junkie, seek to follow Jesus and trust in his Good News of the Cross.

We must not exploit our faith by advertising it as a technique for achieving earthly satisfactions. The Faith is not a recipe and not a program. It is a Way. Recipes and programs are made to help you carry out earthly jobs successfully. But a way is something you walk in.
– Harry Blamires

If you believe what you like in the Gospels, it is not the Gospel that you believe but yourself.
– Augustine

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Dr. Yancey C. Arrington is an eighth generation Texan, Acts 29 Network and Houston Church Planting Network fan, and Teaching Pastor at Clear Creek Community Church in the Bay Area of Houston. He is also author of Preaching That Moves People and TAP: Defeating the Sins That Defeat You, and periodically writes for Acts 29 and The Gospel Coalition.

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