Short pithy gems from John Newton

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(John Newton)

The more vile we are in our own eyes — the more precious Christ will be to us!

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How unspeakably wonderful it is — to know that all our concerns are held in those hands which bled for us!

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Our sea may sometimes be stormy — but we have an infallible Pilot, and shall infallibly gain our port.

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Our work is great — our time is short — and the consequences of our labors are infinite.
"Hold me up — and I will be safe!" Psalm 119:117

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My grand point in preaching — is to break the hard heart, and to heal the broken heart.

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I am persuaded that love and humility are the highest attainments in the school of Christ — and the brightest evidences that He is indeed our Master.

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We serve a gracious Master — who will overrule even our mistakes to His glory and our own advantage.

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Can we wish, if it were possible, to walk in a path strewed with flowers — when His path was strewed with thorns?

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May we sit at the foot of the cross — and there learn . . .
  what sin has done,
  what justice has done,
  what love has done.

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Healing and wounding are equally from His hand — and equally tokens of His love and care over us.