Notes on the Greek New Testament
Thursday 26 November
Today's Reading - 1 Peter 4:7-5:14
These daily readings will take you through the New Testament in a year -
see the Reading Plan.
Quote for the Week
"The Reformation was a time when men went blind, staggering drunk because they had discovered, in the dusty basement of late medievalism, a whole cellarful of fifteen-hundred-year-old, two-hundred-proof grace — of bottle after bottle of pure distillate of Scripture, one sip of which would convince anyone that God saves us single-handedly. The word of the gospel — after all those centuries of trying to lift yourself into heaven by worrying about the perfection of your bootstraps — suddenly turned out to be a flat announcement that the saved were home before they started… Grace has to be drunk straight: no water, no ice, and certainly no ginger ale; neither goodness, nor badness, nor the flowers that bloom in the spring of super spirituality could be allowed to enter into the case."
Robert Farrar Capon, Between Noon and Three (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1982), pp. 114–115, quoted in Donald W. McCullough, Waking from the American Dream (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1988), p. 205