Justifying faith implies, not only a divine evidence or conviction that ''God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself',' but a sure trust and confidence that Christ died for my sins, that He loved me and gave Himself for me.
I speak to the congregation at the end of every Mass, and I mentioned that we need to follow the teaching on Jesus Christ like the members of the choir follow Molly. They never take their eyes off her. They are a community within a community.
The Christian is not one who has gone all the way with Christ. None of us has. The Christian is one who has found the right road.
For there is a sound reasoning upon all flowers. For flowers are peculiarly the poetry of Christ.
The very deep did rot: O Christ!
She was a personal friend of God. He was in the house all the time. She'd say, 'Father, we've got to go cook now.' Jesus was a regular part of the family, too.
If you read back in the Bible, Paul said that in the latter days before the apocalypse that the Earth would be caught up in what he called the birth pangs of a new order. Well, what was called the blessed hope of the Bible is that one day Jesus Christ would come back again, start a whole new era, that this world order that we know it would change into something that would be wonderful that we'd call the millennium.
I'm elated for these guys, the way they came out and fought. Christ the King is one heck of a basketball program. They've got some great athletes out there.
I knew I was going from the flock of Christ and had no resolution to return, hence serious reflections were uneasy to me, and youthful vanities and diversions were my greatest pleasure.
I ain't here to argue about his facial features. Or here to convert atheists into believers. I'm just trying to say the way school need teachers the way Kathie Lee needed Regis that's the way yall need Jesus.
People have described me as a management bishop but I say to my critics, Jesus was a management expert too.
Now, there are people that are Christian artists, because they have a purpose to be evangelical for Christ. I don't feel I've been called to that yet. Now, that could change. There's no telling what kind of call God will put on my life.
Blessed are you, my Lord Jesus Christ. Fearing your passion and death, you poured forth blood from your innocent body like sweat, and still you accomplished your redemption as you desired and gave us the clearest proof of your love for all men. Eternal blessing be yours, my Lord Jesus Christ, because in your last agony you held out to sinners the hope of pardon, when in your mercy you promised the glory of paradise to the penitent thief. Blessed may you be, my Lord Jesus Christ. You redeemed our souls with your precious blood and most holy death, and in your mercy you led them from exile back to eternal life.
I owe it all to Jesus.
Most of my songs are about Jesus. Most of my songs are about the idea that there is salvation, and that there is a Savior. But I won't mention his name in a song just to get a cheap play.
All history is incomprehensible without Christ.
Ah dearest Jesus, Holy Child,Make thee a bed, soft, undefiled,Within my heart, that it may beA quiet chamber kept for thee.
I have faith that if we caught hold of God's living candle on that truth and went out into the world I don't care what vocation just out in the world being true to the vision, we would not need to defend the cause of Jesus Christ. People would come and ask 'Where have you found the radiance that I sense in your eyes and in your face How come you don't get carried away with the world' And we would answer that the work of salvation is the glorious work of Jesus Christ. But it is also the glorious work of the uncovering and recovering of your own latent divinity.
Jesus Christ was God's revenue officer.
Christ does not save us by acting a parable of divine love; he acts the parable of divine love by saving us. That is the Christian faith.
I have to go on being a priest and bishop, that is, to celebrate God and what God has done in Jesus, and to offer in God's name whatever I can discern of God's perspective on the world around - something which involves both challenge and comfort.
No kingdom has shed more blood than the kingdom of Christ.
The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become - because He made us. He invented us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be. . . It is when I turn to Christ, when I give up myself to His personality, that I first begin to have a real personality of my own.
With the birth of the Babe in Bethlehem, there emerged a great endowment, a power stronger than weapons, a wealth more lasting than the coins of Caesar. This child was to be the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, the promised Messiah even Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
O Christ, and what's the good?
The role of Mary the Mother of Jesus is to reflect the woman and the love of God.
The organized charity, scrimped and iced, In the name of a cautious, statistical Christ.
That the Jews are connected with God in a special way and that God does not allow that bond to fail is entirely obvious. We wait for the instant in which Israel will say yes to Christ, but we know that it has a special mission in history now... which is significant for the world.
This is all the inheritance I give to my dear family. The religion of Christ will give them one which will make them rich indeed.
You try to get the feel of any role, but it's much more difficult in the case of Christ because everyone has their own personal image of Him. It's a role you take on, knowing that no matter how you play it, you are going to disappoint many.