Short pithy gems from Adoniram Gordon

(1836 1895)

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There is more you can do after you pray but there is nothing you can do until you pray.

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This is what is needed a mightier love for the Son of God, to overpower and subdue and lead captive these wayward and truant affections of the natural heart.

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Sorrow is only one of the lower notes in the oratorio of our blessedness.

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It is the great work of nature to transmute sunlight into life. Just so, it is the great end of Christian living to transmute the light of truth into the fruits of holy living.

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Doctrine is the frame-work of life; it is the skeleton of truth, to be clothed and rounded out by the living graces of a holy life.

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The Holy Spirit, not the pope is the vicar of Christ on earth.