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July 5, 2014

Part 5 Idolizing The Past from Accidental Pharisees by Larry Osborne

Filed under: Uncategorized — dannywahlquist @ 6:26 am

Some favorite quoted from Part 5 Idolizing The Past

“all of these men were powerfully used by God. They accomplished great things. But they were also deeply flawed — sinners saved by grace. And the same is true of the current crop of leaders whom God is using today. They are broken. They are sinners. They make mistakes — sometimes big mistakes. Yet God continues to use them in his grace. He’s still drawing straight lines with crooked sticks. Odds are that he’ll continue to do so until Jesus comes back.”

“All of this puts a new perspective on our current crop of leaders. Maybe they aren’t so bad after all. Maybe God will continue to draw straight lines with crooked sticks, just like he did in the first century.”

“I always ask people who deride the present-day church and long for a return to the New Testament church, “Have you actually read the New Testament?””

“one of the most important things we can learn from the failings of the early church is the danger of idolizing the past to the point of losing hope and perspective in the present.”

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