“You speak of Caesar, of Alexander, of their conquests and of the enthusiasm which they enkindled in the hearts of their soldiers; but can you conceive of a dead man making conquests, with an army faithful and entirely devoted to his memory? My armies have forgotten me even while living, as the Carthaginian army forgot Hannibal. Such is our power.”
“I know men and I tell you, Jesus Christ is no mere man. Between him and every other person in the world there is no possible term of comparison. Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded his empire upon love; and at this hour, millions would die for him.”
“I search in vain history to find similar to Jesus Christ, or anything which can approach the gospel. Neither history nor humanity, nor ages, nor nature, offer me anything with which I am able to compare it or to explain it. Here everything is extraordinary.”
Napoleon Bonaparte on Jesus
No one ever lived like him.
No one ever spoke like him.
No one was ever so compassionate to sinners as he was.
No one ever welcomed the outcast as he did.
He set the law on a higher plain, but his mercy was also in proportion keeping with it.
He knows how to humble us without humiliating us, and how to lift us up without flattering us.
He gives you the true essential nature of your worth.
Source: Ravi Zacharias on Jesus
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My close friend told me that going to heaven will be putting a face to the words and voice that has guided us whilst on earth. Imagine the day when you match the voice to the face ?! The created meets and dwells with the Creator for eternity. “Jesus I have known your sweet voice since the day i met you, I can’t wait for the day I put a face to it !”
Someone might ask, “Why would anyone become a Christian if what you could offer them was that things in this world would probably go worse for them and that their lives would be at risk?” The answer is that the greatest human needs are not to live long on the earth and be comfortable. The biggest human needs are how to have our sins forgiven and overcome our separation from God and live forever with happiness in his presence instead of living forever in misery in hell. That’s ten thousand times more important than living long on the earth and being comfortable for a zillionth percentage of your existence.
Grace and Peace are two of the loveliest words in the Christian vocabulary. J Phillip Arthur writes, Grace is the undeserved favour of God , His kindness to those who merit only his wrath and condemnation. Human sinfulness means that we are entitled to feel the weight of divine anger against sin. What a relief to know that God is merciful! Grace prompted him to send his son into the world to live and die in place of sinners.
Peace follows on naturally from grace. because God is gracious, it is gloriously possible for those who have offended him to be reconciled to him. Where once there was enmity and estrangement, now there is peace and friendship. And since God no longer has a quarrel against his people, they can be at peace within and among themselves. Moreover, the word peace involves more than the absence of hostility, it includes what Leon Morris calls a “flourishing state of Soul”.
John Kluit Sermon.