“Christ’s resurrection is not only the meritorious and efficient cause, but it is also the exemplary cause or pattern of our resurrection. ‘He being the first and best, is therefore the pattern and measure of all the rest.’ So you read, Phil. 3: 21. ‘Who shall change our vile body that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body.'” -John Flavel, The Fountain of Life Opened
“Christ rose as a public or common person. “As the first fruits of them that slept,” 1 Cor. 15: 20. I desire this may be well understood; for upon this account it is that our resurrection is secured to us by the resurrection of Christ; and not a resurrection only, but a blessed and happy one, for the first-fruits both assured and sanctified the whole crop or harvest.” -John Flavel, The Fountain of Life Opened
“There are some men and women who have lived forty or fifty years in the world and have had scarcely one hour’s discourse with their hearts all the while.” -John Flavel
Your very dust is the Lord’s, and the grave rots not the bond of the covenant. -John Flavel, paraphrase from sermon 37 in Fountain of Life.
“By the fear of the Lord men depart from evil, by the fear of man they run themselves into evil.” -John Flavel
“It is a poor comfort to have an increasing estate, and a dead and declining soul.” -John Flavel
“They that know God will be humble, and they that know themselves cannot be proud.” -John Flavel