Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Great Transforming Power of Christ's Love!

"What the exhortations of my father and all my resolutions could not accomplish, the constraining love of Jesus did."  George Mueller

"God does not employ compulsory measures; love is the agent which He uses to expel sin from the heart."  MB 77.

"That love is a fortress impregnable to all the delusions and assaults of Satan."  MB 11.

"It is because selfishness exists in our hearts that temptation has power over us.  But when we behold the great love of God, selfishness appears to us in its hideous and repulsive character, and we desire to have it expelled from the soul."  MB 118.

"Only by partaking of that love, through faith, can we be instruments for His work."  CH 31.

"The contemplation of this love will cleanse the soul from all selfishness."  CH 223.

"A thorough going Christian draws his motives of action from his deep heart-love for his Master."  MYP 421.

"If they could be brought to comprehend the amazing sacrifice made by the Majesty of heaven, all selfishness would be banished from their lives...In every true disciple this love, like sacred fire, burns on the altar of the heart."  AP 334.

"The contemplation of the love of God manifested in His Son will stir the heart and arouse the powers lf the soul as nothing else can."  DA 478.

"Let the love of Jesus be presented, and it will work like leaven for the transformation of character."  8T 60.

"[John 3:16 quoted].  This is the remedy for sin...But no compulsion shall be exercised.  Man's depravity is to be met by the love, the patience, the longsuffering of God."  6T 237.

"The very best way to reform the character and regulate the conduct of your family is through the principle of love."  4T 256.

The apostle Paul:  "The love of the Savior was the undying motive that upheld him in his conflicts with self."  AP 507.

"The means [Christ] employed with which to overcome evil were the wisdom and strength of love."  2T 136.

"There must be in the experience that faith that works by love and purifies the soul.  The love of Christ will subdue the carnal propensities."  5T 648.

"We love Him because He first loved us."  1 John 4:19.

"I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love."  Hosea 11:4.

"The goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance."  Romans 2:4.

"For the love of Christ constraineth us."  2 Corinthians 5:14.

"Therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee."  Jeremiah 31:3.

"Love must be the principle of action.  Love is the underlying principle of God's government in heaven and earth, and it must be the foundation of the Christian's character.  This alone can make and keep him steadfast.  This alone can enable him to withstand trial and temptation."  COL 49.

"Let us turn from the dusty, heated throughfares of live to rest in the shadow of Christ's love.  Here we gain strength for conflict."  7T 69.