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Sam Storms Sayings: God's creative design was that your ravenous appetite for pleasure find fulfillment in Him, for God's creative design was that your ravenous appetite for pleasure find fulfillment in Him, for nothing more wonderfully reveals His glory than the joy the creature has in its Creator.
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Sam Storms Sayings: Enjoy the joy of being enjoyed by God. Enjoy the joy of being enjoyed by God.
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Sam Storms Sayings: The inspiration and authority of the Bible is the bedrock upon which our faith is The inspiration and authority of the Bible is the bedrock upon which our faith is built. Without it, we are doomed to uncertainty, doubt, and a hopeless groping in the darkness of human speculation.
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Sam Storms Sayings: The ultimate goal of theology isn't knowledge, but worship. If our learning and knowledge of The ultimate goal of theology isn't knowledge, but worship. If our learning and knowledge of God do not lead to the joyful praise of God, we have failed. We learn only that we might laud, which is to say that theology without doxology is idolatry. The only theology worth studying is a theology that can be sung!
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Sam Storms Sayings: When it comes to satisfying our spiritual appetites, there is no such thing as excess. When it comes to satisfying our spiritual appetites, there is no such thing as excess. There are no restraints placed on us by God. There are no rules of temperance or laws requiring moderation or boundaries beyond which we cannot go in seeking to enjoy Him. We need never pause to inquire whether we've crossed a line or become overindulgent. You need never fear feeling too good about God.
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Sam Storms Sayings: I simply define glory as the beauty of God unveiled. Glory is the resplendent radiance I simply define glory as the beauty of God unveiled. Glory is the resplendent radiance of His power and His personality. Glory is all of God that makes God God, and shows Him to be worthy of our praise and our boasting and our trust and our hope and our confidence and our joy.
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Sam Storms Sayings: Many Christians are either woefully deficient in their knowledge of Scripture or noticeably devoid of Many Christians are either woefully deficient in their knowledge of Scripture or noticeably devoid of any experience of God's power. The Lord never intended this for His people. We have all seen firsthand the joyless intellectual arrogance the absence of spiritual power can produce, as well as the fanatical emotional excess that comes from the lack of theological integrity.
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Sam Storms Sayings: We say we want revival . . . but on our terms. We don't pray We say we want revival . . . but on our terms. We don't pray this way, but this is what our hearts are saying to God: "Come Holy Spirit . . . but only if you promise in advance to do things the way we have always done them in our church." "Come Holy Spirit . . . but only if I have some sort of prior guarantee that when you show up you won't embarrass me." "Come Holy Spirit . . . but only if your work of revival is one that I can still control, one that preserves intact the traditions with which I am comfortable." "Come Holy Spirit . . . but only if your work of revival is neat and tidy and dignified and understandable and above all else socially acceptable." "Come Holy Spirit . . . but only if you plan to change others; only if you make them to be like me; only if you convict their hearts so they will live and dress and talk like I do." "Come Holy Spirit . . . but only if you let us preserve our distinctives and retain our differences from others whom we find offensive.
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Sam Storms Sayings: What elevates the human soul and empowers it to live in the fullness of its What elevates the human soul and empowers it to live in the fullness of its created purpose is not religious intimidation or new rules or an anxiety induced by spiritual scoldings. It is faith in the promise that the enjoyment sin brings is fleeting and futile, but at God's right hand, and in the presence of His radiant glory, are pleasures evermore (Ps. 16:11).
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Sam Storms Sayings: The ordinances do not impart eternal life to the believer, but they do confirm, strengthen, The ordinances do not impart eternal life to the believer, but they do confirm, strengthen, and heighten our awareness and enjoyment of that life. The bread and wine are means or instruments by which God quickens us to apprehend, understand, visualize, and experience the sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit and his unique ministry of shining the light of illumination and glory on Jesus.
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Sam Storms Sayings: ...the Spirit comes to us as a fire, either to be fanned into full flame ...the Spirit comes to us as a fire, either to be fanned into full flame and given the freedom to accomplish his will or to be doused and extinguished by the water of human fear, control, and flawed theology.
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Sam Storms Sayings: If you come to worship for any reason other that the joy and pleasure and If you come to worship for any reason other that the joy and pleasure and satisfaction that are to be found in God, you dishonor Him ... God's greatest delight is your delight in Him.
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Sam Storms Sayings: There are no term limits on His reign. He has always been King and He There are no term limits on His reign. He has always been King and He always will be King. There is no death that threatens the perpetuity of His sovereign authority. There is no usurping of power by a lesser rival to His throne. There are no coups, no revolutions (at least, none that succeed). There is no threat of impeachment. He is a King who rules eternally.
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Sam Storms Sayings: Just as a husband cannot be indulgent of adultery in his wife, so also God Just as a husband cannot be indulgent of adultery in his wife, so also God cannot and will not endure infidelity in us. What would we think of a man or woman who does not experience jealous feelings when another person approaches his or her spouse and threatens to win his or her affection? We would regard such a person as deficient in moral character and lacking in true love.
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Sam Storms Sayings: God is able to cause all things people do to us, even the bad things, God is able to cause all things people do to us, even the bad things, to work together for our good (Rom. 8:28). That isn't to say that all things are good, but that God can orchestrate the evil into a symphony of glory.
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Sam Storms Sayings: Worship is first and foremost a feasting on all that God is for us in Worship is first and foremost a feasting on all that God is for us in Jesus ... [One] in which God is the host, the cook, the waiter, and the meal itself.
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Sam Storms Sayings: Grace does not demonize our desires nor destroy them nor lead us to deny them. Grace does not demonize our desires nor destroy them nor lead us to deny them. Grace is the work of the Holy Spirit in transforming our desires so that knowing Jesus becomes sweeter than illicit sex, sweeter than money and what it can buy, sweeter than every fruitless joy. Grace is God satisfying our souls with His Son so that we're ruined for anything else!
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Sam Storms Sayings: Adultery is an obvious violation of the rights of another. You are stealing what doesn't Adultery is an obvious violation of the rights of another. You are stealing what doesn't belong to you.
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Sam Storms Sayings: ...we must be careful to avoid the error of reductionism, as if the whole of ...we must be careful to avoid the error of reductionism, as if the whole of the Spirit's ministry can be reduced to Christology, as if the Spirit does nothing but glorify Christ. It's the mistake of arguing that the primary purpose of the Spirit's coming is the sole purpose of his coming. The principal aim of the Spirit in what he does is to awaken us to the glory, splendor, and centrality of the work of Christ Jesus. But this does not mean that it is less than the Spirit at work when he awakens us also to his own glory and power and abiding presence.
Sam Storms Sayings: God has sovereignly pulled back the curtain on His glory. He has disclosed Himself on God has sovereignly pulled back the curtain on His glory. He has disclosed Himself on the platform of both creation and redemption that we might stand awestruck in His presence, beholding the sweet symmetry of His attributes, pondering the unfathomable depths of His greatness, baffled by the wisdom of His deeds and the limitless extent of His goodness. This is His beauty.
Sam Storms Sayings: If your reason for worshipping God is merely from a sense of moral duty, God If your reason for worshipping God is merely from a sense of moral duty, God would rather you not worship Him at all. To say that God is pleased with worship that lacks passion is to say God endorses hypocrisy.
Sam Storms Sayings: Sin turns ugly and is subject to defeat only when seen in the light of Sin turns ugly and is subject to defeat only when seen in the light of Christ's beauty.
Sam Storms Sayings: God created you for the first and greatest commandment, to be a lover of God. God created you for the first and greatest commandment, to be a lover of God.
Sam Storms Sayings: To say that worship is either about glorifying God or finding personal satisfaction is to To say that worship is either about glorifying God or finding personal satisfaction is to put asunder what God has joined together. His glory and your gladness are not separate tracks moving in opposite directions. Rather His glory is in your gladness in Him.
Sam Storms Sayings: Integrity ... does not mean sinless, but it does describe a person who by God's Integrity ... does not mean sinless, but it does describe a person who by God's grace "sin less."
Sam Storms Sayings: Tolerate nothing in your life that might diminish your hunger for Gods word. Apply it Tolerate nothing in your life that might diminish your hunger for Gods word. Apply it w vigor & spiritual energy!
Sam Storms Sayings: A hypocrite [is the one who] wants to impress others with an external facade of A hypocrite [is the one who] wants to impress others with an external facade of religious piety that he knows is devoid of internal spiritual substance.
Sam Storms Sayings: The focus of Satan's efforts is always the same: to deceive us into believing that The focus of Satan's efforts is always the same: to deceive us into believing that the passing pleasures of sin are more satisfying than obedience.
Sam Storms Sayings: Everything without God is pathetically inferior to God without everything. Everything without God is pathetically inferior to God without everything.
Sam Storms Sayings: Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God. Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God.
Sam Storms Sayings: Worship is not about my enjoyment. It is about my enjoyment of God. It is Worship is not about my enjoyment. It is about my enjoyment of God. It is not about my pleasure or my delight or my satisfaction. It is about my pleasure, delight, and satisfaction in God. Worship is not simply about glorifying God. It is about glorifying God by enjoying Him forever.
Sam Storms Sayings: God limits the happiness and pleasure we have now precisely so we might not become God limits the happiness and pleasure we have now precisely so we might not become attached to this world or dependent upon it or fearful of leaving it (dying), as well as to stir in our hearts a longing and yearning and holy anticipation for what is yet to come.
Sam Storms Sayings: The essence of loving living as a follower of Jesus isn't in trying harder but The essence of loving living as a follower of Jesus isn't in trying harder but in enjoying more. I'm not saying you can change without trying. I'm saying that enjoyment empowers effort. Pleasure in God is the power for purity.
Sam Storms Sayings: Worship without wonder is lifeless and boring. Many have lost their sense of awe and Worship without wonder is lifeless and boring. Many have lost their sense of awe and amazement when it comes to God. Having begun with the arrogant presumption of knowing about God all that one can, they reduce Him to manageable terms and confine Him to a tidy theological box, the dimensions of which conform to their predilections of what a god ought to be and do.
Sam Storms Sayings: Whatever and whenever God blesses, Satan curses. What God creates, Satan counterfeits. Whatever and whenever God blesses, Satan curses. What God creates, Satan counterfeits.
Sam Storms Sayings: God is most glorified in us when our knowledge and experience of Him ignite a God is most glorified in us when our knowledge and experience of Him ignite a forest fire of joy that consumes all competing pleasures and He alone becomes the treasure that we prize.
Sam Storms Sayings: It cannot be from any worthiness in our prayers, which are in themselves polluted things. It cannot be from any worthiness in our prayers, which are in themselves polluted things. But it is because God delights in mercy and condescension. He is herein infinitely distinguished from all other Gods. He is the great fountain of all good, from whom goodness flows as light from the sun.2 - JonaThan edwards
Sam Storms Sayings: Self-image, the concept we have of ourselves, must begin not by looking in the mirror Self-image, the concept we have of ourselves, must begin not by looking in the mirror but by looking into the face of God.
Sam Storms Sayings: The single most important principle I ever discovered is this: the goal or purpose of The single most important principle I ever discovered is this: the goal or purpose of the Christian is precisely the pursuit of happiness - in God. The reason for this is that there is no greater way to glorify God than to find in Him the happiness that my soul so desperately craves.
Sam Storms Sayings: God created us so that the joy He has in Himself might be ours. God God created us so that the joy He has in Himself might be ours. God doesn't simply think about Himself or talk to Himself. He enjoys Himself! He celebrates with infinite and eternal intensity the beauty of who He is as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. And we've been created to join the party!
Sam Storms Sayings: The only reason integrity should be a burden to you is if you enjoy being The only reason integrity should be a burden to you is if you enjoy being dishonest.
Sam Storms Sayings: Our giving is but a reflex of God's giving. Our giving is but a reflex of God's giving.
Sam Storms Sayings: Grace ceases to be grace if God is compelled to bestow it in the presence Grace ceases to be grace if God is compelled to bestow it in the presence of human merit.
Sam Storms Sayings: Where there is no fruit, there may be no root. Where there is no fruit, there may be no root.
Sam Storms Sayings: This is the glory and miracle of grace, that God, through the Holy Spirit, is This is the glory and miracle of grace, that God, through the Holy Spirit, is able to transform a stubborn, rebellious, and unbelieving will into a passionate, obedient, believing will without violating the integrity of the individual or diminishing the voluntary nature of one's decision to trust Christ for salvation.
Sam Storms Sayings: God does not reveal information by communication: He reveals Himself by communion. Revelation is a God does not reveal information by communication: He reveals Himself by communion. Revelation is a personal meeting of God with man. It is a meeting of mind with mind or person with person.
Sam Storms Sayings: The Christian is not free to do what the Bible forbids. Christian freedom does not The Christian is not free to do what the Bible forbids. Christian freedom does not entail the right to fornicate or to steal or to lie or to persist in an unforgiving attitude or to do anything else the Scriptures explicitly prohibit. And a person who lovingly points this out to you is not a legalist for having done so!