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Walking With God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit

"God always required something deeper than religious legalism." Eric Metaxas, author

"He knew that whatever befell him or the faithful brethren would open new opportunities in which God would operate, in which His provision would become clear." Eric Metaxas discussing Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Bonhoeffer Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

"I want to be so full of Jesus so that when a mosquito bites me it flies away singing, 'There's power in the blood!' " Shared in a sermon at Bahia Vista Mennonite Church in Sarasota, Florida, December 2, 2012

" . . . the "desire for earthly bliss is not something we steal from behind God's back but is something he has desired that we should desire." Dietrich Bonhoeffer inBonhoeffer Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

"There was only one reality, and Christ was Lord over all of it or none." Author Eric Metaxas referring to Dietrich Bonhoeffer's logic

"Until heaven and then forever!" Father Tim, a character in In This Mountain, a book in The Mitford Series by Jan Karon - Jan Karon is an American novelist who writes for both adults and young readers. She is the author of the New York Times-bestselling Mitford novels, featuring Father Timothy Kavanagh, an Episcopal priest, and the fictional village of Mitford.

"Who can comprehend how those whom God takes so early are chosen? Does not the early death of young Christians always appear to us as if God were plundering his own best instruments in a time in which they are most needed? Yet the Lord makes no mistakes. Might God need our brothers for some hidden service on our behalf in the heavenly world? We should put an end to our human thoughts, which always wish to know more than they can, and cling to that which is certain. Whomever God calls home is someone God has loved. “For their souls were pleasing to the Lord, therefore he took them quickly from the midst of wickedness.” (Wisdom of Solomon 4) Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Bonhoeffer Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxas

Writing about how Bonhoeffer thought, "Here was the rub: one must be more zealous to please God than to avoid sin." Eric Metaxas in Bonhoeffer Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

Writing about Bonhoeffer's thoughts . . . "Bonhoeffer had theologically redefined the Christian life as something active, not reactive. 'It was God's call to be fully human, to live as human beings obedient to the one who had made us, which was the fulfillment of our destiny. It was not a cramped, compromised, circumspect life, but a life lived in a kind of wild, joyful, full-throated freedom - that was what it was to obey God.' " Eric Metaxas in Bonhoeffer Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

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