smorgasbord of quotes from tgc

• For the sake of brevity I’ve decided to list some highlighted quotes from this year's gospel coalition conference holus bolus.

We must remember who God is and what He has done for us, in us, and ultimately for Himself. God has been faithful to Himself. – Matt Chandler

The unrighteousness in the leadership seeps through and becomes the unrighteousness of the people. They drink in sin and pour it out for God’s people to drink. – Conrad Mbewe

The more you understand holiness and love, the more you understand how the Bible is put together. – Don Carson

Rob Bell is saying that a sinful and rebellious world is worth of God’s love and He is obligated to show favor to sinful humanity. – Stephen Um

Spiritual leaders should be the destination for others to arrive at. – Crawford Loritts

The very nature of human rebellion is that we would be the judge of God. – Kevin DeYoung

Ministry is not what we do for God, it is what God does through us, and sometimes in spite of us. – Mark Driscoll

Our thoughts, preaching, and personal treasuring of the gospel should always include the consummation of the redeeming work of God in Christ. The vision of God’s joy over His people is the end to which it is all moving. – Mike Bullmoore

Worshipping God and something else is not worshiping God at all. – Mike Bullmoore

When we use what God gave us to glorify, without giving Him any of the glory, we blaspheme.  – Matt Chandler

A holy God does not need to be justified, it is sinners who need justification from a holy God. – Stephen Um

Let us not a la carte God’s attributes, to elevate one of God’s attributes over others is to prostitute God. – Crawford Loritts

There are two ways to build a church. You can build a church around the strengths and gifts of one personality, or you can build it around multiplication and New Testament discipleship where you raise up new leaders. – Crawford Loritts

Remembering rightly redeems our rejoicing. – Matt Chandler

The greatest gift I can give my church is my personal holiness. – Tim Keller

Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit. We don’t need to always be suffering to be sanctified. Your fun is not juxtaposed to your holiness. – Mark Driscoll

Because of Christ, God’s heart is completely for us; and His heart is large. – Mike Bullmoore

You must not think that hell is comprised of people who are screaming out, I get it now. It is filled with people who for all of eternity are so self focused that even there, for all of eternity, they will still not realize what Christ has done for them. – Don Carson

We must see God’s love and His wrath as an ecosystem. If we make little of God’s wrath, we make little of His love. – Tim Keller

A sin against an infinite being is a sin that has infinite consequences. – Tim Keller

Paul is continually proclaiming the Gospel to those who already know because we are prone to wander, prone to forget, or worst of all, to assume it. – Matt Chandler

The Bible is not powerful because it is inerrant. The Bible is true, but so is the phone book. The difference is, the Bible was penned by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit; it is God revealing Himself to us. – Mark Driscoll

Everyone wants Pauline theology but not Pauline pain; his depth and breadth was paid for in suffering. – Matt Chandler

The glory of the gospel is this, the one from whom we need to be saved is the one who saved us. – Mike Bullmoore

God takes the leadership of His flock seriously; if you do not, resign. – Conrad Mbewe

We must love theology, but theology is to get the gospel straight so that we may take it to the ends of the earth. – Mark Driscoll

Many have not been converted, but have only conformed their life around religion. – Matt Chandler

Yes I have seen some people healed. All the time? No, but that’s why we call it a miracle and not Wednesday. – Mark Driscoll

If God would have only sent us human leaders sin would always reign supreme, that is why He sent Another. – Conrad Mbewe

At the cross all the attribute of God win. – Tim Keller

Do not assume the Gospel, it has to be constantly explicit. When you assume the Gospel all people will hear is moralistic therapeutic deism. – Matt Chandler