Posted by Steve Vos

Much of the time it seems that we’re in a rush (even when we have no particular reason to be in a rush). We like fast. But the Scriptures were never meant to be read in a hurry. Spiritually speaking, we’re far ahead when we slow down and allow these inspired words to soak in and settle into all the nooks and crannies of our hearts (a little bit like when butter melts into a hot English muffin).

In her book, What’s In a Phrase?, which inspired this sermon series, author Marilyn Chandler McEntyre encourages her readers to pause at their favorite phrases in the Bible, to see them as invitations, to go ‘in’ them before going ‘on’, and to discover that “the little phrases are places of divine encounter, epiphany, or unexpected guidance.”

So let’s re-explore some famous biblical phrases so we hear more and see more of the inexhaustible glory and wisdom of the Lord.

Sermon Schedule:

  1. “In remembrance of Me”

1 Corinthians 11:24-25

  1. “Fearfully and wonderfully made”

Psalm 139:14

  1. “Make His face shine on you”

Numbers 6:25

  1. “You prepare a table before me”

Psalm 23:5

  1. “In the beauty of holiness”

Psalm 29:2

  1. “Yet he did not open His mouth”

Isaiah 53:7

  1. “In the beginning”

Genesis 1:1, John 1:1

  1. “Because You say so”

Luke 5:5

  1. “Who touched me?”

Luke 8:45

  1. “We live and move and have our being”

Acts 17:28

  1. “It is hard… to kick against the goads”

Acts 26:14

  1. “In the twinkling of an eye”

1 Corinthians 15:52