Sermon Quotes: "Anticipating Atonement"

These quotes were cited in “Anticipating Atonement,” the August 11, 2019 sermon from John 11:55-12:11.

The reason our affections grow cold to heavenly things is because we do not warm them at the fire of holy meditation.
— Thomas Watson
Are you content to follow Jesus from a distance? Oh let me affectionately warn you, for it is a grievous thing when we can live contentedly without a present enjoyment of the Savior’s nearness. Let us work to feel what an evil thing this is. Little love to our Savior. Little joy in our precious Jesus. Little fellowship with the beloved. Sorrow over this. But do not stop at sorrow. Remember where you first received salvation. Go at once to the cross. There and there only can you get your spirit aroused. No matter how hard, how insensible we may have become, let us go again, in all the rags and poverty of our condition. This will bring us back to our first love. This will restore the simplicity of our faith. This will restore the tenderness of our heart toward Christ. Let us go to the cross. Let us remember what has been done for us by Christ.
— C. H. Spurgeon
Ryan Chase