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True discernment means not only distinguishing the right from the wrong; it means distinguishing the primary from the secondary, the essential from the indifferent, and the permanent from the transient. And, yes, it means distinguishing between the good and the better, and even between the better and the best.
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We best defend the Lord's glory by speaking first TO Him about unbelieving men rather than speaking first ABOUT Him to unbelieving men.

— Sinclair B. Ferguson

If you are justified, you can no more be unjustified than Christ can be pulled down from heaven.

— Sinclair B. Ferguson

We [should not] make the mistake of thinking that marriage will provide the ultimate satisfaction for which we all hunger. To assume so would be to be guilty of blasphemy. Only God satisfies the hungry heart. Marriage is but one of the channels He uses to enable us to taste how deeply satisfying His thirst-quenching grace can be.

— Sinclair B. Ferguson

Thinking that I deserve heaven is a sure sign I have no understanding of the gospel.

— Sinclair B. Ferguson

The Father did not require the death of Christ to persuade Him to love us. Christ died because the Father loves us.

— Sinclair B. Ferguson

If you desire anything less for yourself than absolute obedience to God, a life of total devotion to the Lord, a life of absolute sin-less-ness - if you desire anything less, you are fighting against God's desire for you.

— Sinclair B. Ferguson

Every day we need our gaze redirected from ourselves to God.

— Sinclair B. Ferguson

Probably no theologian in English language has ever rivaled Owen stressing the absolute centrality of Christ's penal substitution and therefore his as Priest ... For that reason alone The Priesthood of Christ is worth all the time it takes to read it with humility, care, and reflection.

— Sinclair B. Ferguson

The determining factor of my existence is no longer my past.

— Sinclair B. Ferguson

When the New Testament speaks about the fullness of grace which we find in Christ, it does not mean only forgiveness, pardon and justification. Christ has done much more for us. He died for us, but he also lived for us. Now he has sent his own Spirit to us so that we might draw on his strength. He grew in grace, and when we draw on his power we shall likewise grow in grace.

— Sinclair B. Ferguson

When man became the measure of all things what was lost was man.

— Sinclair B. Ferguson

Don't tell me that you have a Reformed Church in the tradition of Calvin until you have the preaching of the Word every day of the week, devote Wednesday's to prayer and have the church gather together for prayer.

— Sinclair B. Ferguson

I began to read for myself and realised that here was somebody who could teach me profound biblical theology, get inside my heart with his spiritual analysis, and help me to become a minister of the gospel, which is what I wanted to be.

— Sinclair B. Ferguson

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