Tag Archives: sinners

Scripture at Sunrise 12.31.2014

“For I could wish that I myself were accursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, my kinsmen according to the flesh.” -Romans 9:3

“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies.”  -Charles Spurgeon

Scripture at Sunrise 4.12.2012

Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners. -Matthew 9:13

“Sinners are not loved because they are attractive; they are attractive because they are loved.” -Martin Luther via LiberateNet’s Twitter

Scripture at Sunrise 11.3.2010

“But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness.”  -Romans 6:17-18

“For God is not gracious and merciful to sinners to the end that they might not keep his Law, nor that they should remain as they were before they received grace and mercy; but he condones and forgives both sin and death for the sake of Christ, who has fulfilled the whole Law in order thereby to make the heart sweet and through the Holy Spirit to kindle and move the heart to begin to love from day to day more and more.”

– Martin Luther, Complete Sermons of Martin Luther, vol. 3, p. 188 [via Of First Importance]


Scripture at Sunrise 3.11.2010

“Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”  -Mark 2:17

“The world picks up its skirt and passes by.  It leaves you alone, it does not want to associate with you, you have gone down, you belong to the refuse and the gutters, and the world is too respectable to have any interest in you.  Here is One who is ready to receive you and to accept you. . . . ‘Just as you are, I am ready to receive you.  In your rags, in your filth, in your vileness.  Rest.’”

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Cross (Westchester, 1986), page 170.

[The world is too respectable is a post from: Ray Ortlund]