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Just Listening

A few quotes from the day’s sessions to consider and reflect upon:

“”For the sake of Christ, we Christians care about all suffering, especially eternal suffering.”  If you feel a resistance to the second half of this statement, then you have a defective view of hell.  If you feel a resistance to the first half of this statement, then you have a defective heart.”  John Piper

I have sometimes called this “double listening”.  Listening to the voice of God in Scripture, and listening to the voices of the modern world, with all their cries of anger, pain and despair.”  Fritz Kling quoting John Stott

“”You didn’t give the Bible to the man with the gun back there, watching us while he leaned on the wall?” his wife asked.  “No, I prayed about it,” said the husband, “and it didn’t feel right.”  Finally though, the husband turned the car around and went back to give the man a Bible.  When he handed it to the man, he took it, and said, “Three days ago I had a dream where I was told to come here and wait for someone to give me the book of life.”  This man gave his life to Christ after reading this Bible, and was martyred five years later.” Michael Ramsden, relating a story told to him by a friend from the Middle East.

One Response

  1. Wish I was there.

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