Thursday, April 29, 2010

The Gospel Empowering its Own Implications Is Poetry

"Run, John, run
The law commands
But gives neither feet nor hands
Better news the gospel brings
It bids us fly and gives us wings."

-- John Bunyan

5 comments: said...

A good quote from Bunyan:
“Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer”

Ryan Wentzel said...

Jared, excellent Bunyan quote. Where did you find it?

Jared said...

Ryan, I saw it at Of First Importance -- -- but they found it quoted in Jerry Bridges's "The Discipline of Grace."

Hainesy said...

In Tim Chester's book "You can Change" he quotes this wonderful verse too... but the footnote states:

"This verse is often attributed to John Bunyan, but Charles H. Spurgeon attributes it to John Berridge, a preacher during the Great Awakening, in The Salt Cellars, Passmore & Alabaster, London, 1889, p. 200."

churchoutreach said...

Such a beautiful verse!