Sayings of the wise“It is not simply to be taken for granted that the Christian has the privilege of living among other Christians. Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies.
So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work.”
by Dietrich Bonhoeffer Life Together, Chapter 1, p17
`We’d have gotten down under those paving stones somehow or other. Aslan’s instructions always work: there are no exceptions. But how to do it now — that’s another matter’— C.S. Lewis, Puddleglum, in The Silver Chair, Chapter 11 “The House of Harfang”
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… But God’s grace speedily shatters such dreams. Just as surely as God desires to lead us to a knowledge of genuine Christian fellowship, so surely must we be overwhelmed by a great disillusionment with others, with Christians in general, … Continue reading
by Charles Spurgeon, from Morning and Evening, Morning, November 1st “The church in thy house.” — Philemon 2 Is there a Church in this house? Are parents, children, friends, servants, all members of it? or are some still unconverted? Let … Continue reading
See also in print: in The Complete Works of Matthew Henry—Treatises, Sermons, and Tracts, 2 vols. Edinburgh, London, and Dublin: A. Fullarton, 1855. Reprinted, Grand Rapids: Baker, 1979, 1:248-67 A CHURCH IN THE HOUSE, A SERMON CONCERNING FAMILY RELIGION Preached … Continue reading