Foundational Quotes for Creekstone Church

“I became a Christian once for all upon the basis of the finished work of Christ through faith; that is justification. The Christian life, sanctification, operates on the same basis, but moment by moment. There is the same base (Christ’s work) and the same instrument (faith); the only difference is that one is once for all and the other is moment by moment…If we try to live the Christian life in our own strength we will have sorrow, but if we live in this way, we will not only serve the Lord, but in place of sorrow, He will be our song. That is the difference. The ‘how’ of the Christian life is the power of the crucified and risen Lord, through the agency of the indwelling Holy Spirit, by faith moment by moment.”
~ Francis Schaeffer

“The key to continual and deeper spiritual renewal and revival is the continual re-discovery of the gospel.” ~ Dr. Tim Keller

“It is by simple, close, and searching views of the cross of Christ that the Spirit most effectually sanctifies the believer. This is the true and great method of gospel sanctification… The Spirit especially and effectually sanctifies by unfolding the cross of Jesus.”
~ Octavius Winslow

“Self-trust, self-complacency, self-boasting all must be crucified… Our wisdom is to go in our weakness and folly to Jesus. In this lies the great secret of our victory: ‘When I am weak, then I am strong.’”
~ Octavius Winslow

“Does anyone truly understand the message of the cross apart from brokenness…?”
– D. A. Carson

“Belief in the gospel is not just the way to enter the kingdom of God; it is the way to address every obstacle and grow in every aspect. The gospel is not just the “ABCs” but the “A-to-Z” of the Christian life.
– Tim Keller

“To grow in your passion for what Jesus has done, increase your understanding of what He has done.”
– C.J. Mahaney

“Look more at justification than sanctification. In the highest commands consider Christ, not as an exacter to require, but as a debtor, an undertaker, to work in you and for you. If you have looked at your resolutions, endeavors, workings, duties, qualifications, etc., more than at the merits of Christ, it will cost you dear.”
– Thomas Wilcox

“Our entire confidence in our acceptance before God is based solely upon the fact that Jesus was our legal representative in His sinless life and obedient death.”
– Jerry Bridges

“I will not listen to radical grace until I realize that I am a radical sinner.”
– Steve Brown

“Freedom will make you dangerous.”
-Steve Brown

“Religion is the invention of the devil.” -Larry Crabb

“The ground is level at the foot of the cross.”


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