Thursday, June 29, 2006

CQOD: 06/26/06 -- Kraemer: the deep-freeze of the Church

Christian Quotation of the Day

June 26, 2006
    Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it. Every athlete exercises self-control in all things. They do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable. So I do not run aimlessly; I do not box as one beating the air. But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified.
    -- 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 (ESV)

    In all our criticism and near-despair of the institutional Church, it should never be forgotten that many powers and possibilities really exist in it, but often in captivity; they exist as frozen credits and dead capital.
    ... Hendrik Kraemer (1888-1965)

Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, liberate Your Church with Your life-giving word.

See Believer's Desktop Companion 2004

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