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  • K. shared from Jingo: A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett
    ‘Give a man a fire and he’s warm for a day, but set fire to him and he’s warm for the rest of his life.’
    Note: hehe.
  • K. shared from The Creedal Imperative by Carl R. Trueman
    It is of the nature of us as fallen human beings to forget who God is, to remake him in our own image, and to domesticate him in such a way that he conforms to the limited dimensions of our own imaginations. We go to church each week in part to be reminded by that Word which comes from outside of us who God is, what he has done, and what he will do.
  • K. shared from The Creedal Imperative by Carl R. Trueman
    It has a significance at the congregational level whereby all the members remind each other of the identity of God. It has a significance at the level of the congregation’s relationship to the broader culture in that, like Paul’s doxology in 1 Timothy 1, the church as a gathered body is explicitly, publicly, and defiantly denying the claims of all other pretenders to the divine throne. And it has a significance in terms of God in that it represents the ascribing to him of that glory and honor which is his alone. Further, we might conclude by saying that this one action—reciting the creed—is...
    Note: Significance of congregational recitation of the creed:
  • K. shared from Hogfather: A Novel of Discworld by Terry Pratchett
    In fact the Guild, he liked to think, practiced the ultimate democracy. You didn’t need intelligence, social position, beauty or charm to hire it. You just needed money which, unlike the other stuff, was available to everyone. Except for the poor, of course, but there was no helping some people.
    Note: Haha.
  • K. shared from Mystery of the Lord's Supper: Sermons by Robert Bruce by Robert Bruce
    No picture of the King will deliver the King to you; there is no other image that will exhibit the reality of which it is the image; therefore no image can be a Sacrament. Thus it is chiefly because the Lord has appointed the Sacraments as hands to deliver and exhibit the things signified, that they are called signs. As the Word of the Gospel is a mighty and potent instrument for our everlasting salvation, so the Sacrament is a potent instrument appointed by God to deliver to us Christ Jesus for our everlasting salvation.
    Note: Robert Bruce on the sacramental sign—more than a picture.
K. H. Acton