“For Jesus, we are merely stewards of Mother Earth, nonviolent people living in and tending the Creator’s glorious vineyard. We are not to destroy it or one another, but live and work in peace in this glorious creation. it’s time we learn the lesson, Jesus tells us, and do our part to car for the vineyard of creation.”
“O Calm Christ, come into my heart and take out all useless fear and worry and let your calm and adequacy reign. For where you are, there is peace and power and poise. Where you are not, there is worry and disintegration. Come in, calm Christ; I consent. Amen.”
“There are vast areas of stubbornness and ignorance the Holy Spirit has to reveal in each of us, but it can only be done when Jesus gets us alone. Are we alone with Him now? Or are we more concerned with our own ideas, friendships, and cares for our bodies? Jesus cannot teach us anything until we quiet all our intellectual questions and get alone with Him.”
I had read E Stanley Jones but I had never listened to him speak until I came upon this sermon. He is surprisingly hilarious and actually makes you feel like transformation can be easily done. Have a listen when you have some time.
“There are audacious and revolutionary people who live outside the boundaries because there are no boundaries when it comes to grace. They think new thoughts, embrace the now, and live on the cutting edge of the immeasurable, non-calculated depth of the river of grace which is always overflowing its banks.”
“Cease from struggling. Don’t try to do this yourself; let God do it. After having consented to surrender, you will be tempted to struggle and try instead of relax and trust and receive….For as long as you are trying, you are on the basis of yourself; but the moment you begin to trust, you are on the basis of Christ; he becomes the center, not you.”