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Eugene H. Peterson Quotes: Pastors need to know what's going on in the world and what has been going on for 4,000 years. We need a way to read Scripture which is imaginative, interpretive.
         

Pastors need to know what's going on in the world and what has been going on for 4,000 years. We need a way to read Scripture which is imaginative, interpretive.


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When we sin and mess up our lives, we find that God doesn't go off and leave us- he enters into our trouble and saves us.



All the persons of faith I know are sinners, doubters, uneven performers. We are secure not because we are sure of ourselves but because we trust that God is sure of us.

All the persons of faith I know are sinners, doubters, uneven performers. We are secure not because we are sure of ourselves but because we trust that God is sure of us.



One way to define spiritual life is getting so tired and fed up with yourself you go on to something better, which is following Jesus.

One way to define spiritual life is getting so tired and fed up with yourself you go on to something better, which is following Jesus.



Wisdom is the art of living skillfully in whatever actual conditions we find ourselves.

Wisdom is the art of living skillfully in whatever actual conditions we find ourselves.



Worship is an act that develops feelings for God, not a feeling for God that is expressed in an act of worship.

Worship is an act that develops feelings for God, not a feeling for God that is expressed in an act of worship.



Prayer is the disciplined refusal to act before God acts.

Prayer is the disciplined refusal to act before God acts.



No life of faith can be lived privately. There must be overflow into the lives of others.

No life of faith can be lived privately. There must be overflow into the lives of others.



Worship does not satisfy our hunger for God; it whets our appetite.

Worship does not satisfy our hunger for God; it whets our appetite.



I will not try to run my own life or the lives of others; that is God's business.

I will not try to run my own life or the lives of others; that is God's business.



Waiting means going about our assigned tasks, confident that God will provide the meaning and the conclusions.

Waiting means going about our assigned tasks, confident that God will provide the meaning and the conclusions.





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I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea. And the silence of the city when it pauses, And the silence of a man and a maid, And the silence for which music alone finds the word.

I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea. And the silence of the city when it pauses, And the silence of a man and a maid, And the silence for which music alone finds the word.



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