Quotes worth repeating

“The moment I consider Christ and myself as two, I am gone.”  Martin Luther

2 Samuel 6:21-22 (NLT)
21 David retorted to Michal, “I was dancing before the LORD, who chose me above your father and all his family! He appointed me as the leader of Israel, the people of the LORD, so I celebrate before the LORD.
22 Yes, and I am willing to look even more foolish than this, even to be humiliated in my own eyes! But those servant girls you mentioned will indeed think I am distinguished!”

“Can we follow the Savior far, who have no wound or scar?”   Amy Carmichael   

“The bridge of grace will bear your weight, brother. Thousands of big sinners have gone across that bridge, yea, tens of thousands have gone over it. I can hear their trampings now as they traverse the great arches of the bridge of salvation. They come by the thousands, by their myriads, e’er since that day when Christ first entered His glory. They come and yet never a stone has sprung in that mighty bridge. Some have been the chief of sinners and some have come at the very last of their days but the arch has never yielded beneath their weight. I will go with themtrusting to the same support. It will bear me over as it has for them.”    Charles H. Spurgeon

“Only when the Lord moves within you, and you move in accordance with His will, will you have food.  As you touch life, you get food;  as you touch the Lord, you are satisfied.”  Watchman Nee   

“Hurry is not just a disordered schedule.  Hurry is a disordered heart.”   John Ortberg

“When worship becomes empty, the problem lies with the subject(us),  not the object(God).”  unknown

“If you will not worship God seven days a week,  you do not worship Him on one day a week.”  A.W. Tozer

“Beware of reasoning about God’s Word – obey It.”  Oswald Chambers

People whose lives are oriented around Christ, don’t just study the Bible to be smarter.  They see that every single page of His Word is stained with the crimson blood of Christ Himself.  Suddenly, the Bible isn’t just a text to be studied but a source of life for a withering branch.”

Eric Sandras

Either sin is with you, lying on your shoulders, or it is lying on Christ, the Lamb of God. Now if it is lying on your back, you are lost; but if it is resting on Christ, you are free, and you will be saved. Now choose what you want.      Martin Luther

Relying on God has to begin all over again every day, as if nothing had yet been done.”  C.S. Lewis

See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him.
Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.                                           John the Apostle
1 John 3:1-2 (NASB95)

“The person who sows seeds of kindness enjoys a perpetual feast.”  Unknown Author

“Christianity asserts that every individual human being is going to live for ever, and this must be either true or false. Now there are a good many things which would not be worth bothering about if I were going to live only seventy years, but which I had better bother about very seriously if I am going to live for ever.”   C.S. Lewis

“I have pain; but I have peace, I have peace.” Richard Baxter

“Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificied on the altar of conformity and popularity.”

Charles Spurgeon

“His death was sufficient for all; it was efficient in the case of many.”

John Calvin

“When the author walks on the stage the play is over. God is going to invade, all right…something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left? For this time it will be God without disguise…it will be too late then to choose your side. There is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up.”  C.S. Lewis

“If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth…”   C.S. Lewis

“Where I found truth, there found I my God, who is the truth itself.”  Augustine

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”       Jesus                John 14:6 (NIV)

“If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”       Jesus   John 8:31-32 (NASB)

“I believe there are too many practitioners in the church who are not believers.”  C.S. Lewis

“Perhaps if there were more of that intense distress for souls that leads to tears, we should more frequently see the results we desire. Sometimes it may be that while we are complaining of the hardness of the hearts of those we are seeking to benefit, the hardness of our own hearts and our feeble apprehension of the solemn reality of ­eternal things may be the true cause of our want of success.”                                                                                                                                Hudson Taylor

“God loves with a great love the man whose heart is bursting with a passion for the IMPOSSIBLE.”      William Booth

“I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God: first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.”     Hudson Taylor

“Faith sees the invisible, believes the unbelievable, and receives the impossible.”      Corrie Ten Boom

“We Christians too often substitute prayer for playing the game. Prayer is good; but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is nothing but a blatant hypocrisy, a despicable Pharisaism…To your knees, man! and to your Bible! Decide at once! Don’t hedge! Time flies! Cease your insults to God, quit consulting flesh and blood. Stop your lame, lying, and cowardly excuses. Enlist!”

C.T. Studd


This one seemed to go along with the above quote:

“Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late – and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it simply will not work. To pray for revival while ignoring the plain precept laid down in Scripture is to waste a lot of words and get nothing for our trouble. Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience.”    A. W. Tozer

“God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises…leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself.”             Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.” –John Stott

“Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: if you are alive, it isn’t.”      Richard Bach

We must feel toward our people as a father toward his children; yea, the most tender love of a mother must not surpass ours. We must even travail in birth, till Christ be formed in them. They should see that we care for no outward thing, neither liberty, nor honor, nor life, in comparison to their salvation… When the people see that you truly love them, they will hear anything from you…Oh therefore, see that you feel a tender love for your people in your hearts, and let them perceive it in your speech and conduct. Let them see that you spend and are spent for their sakes.”   Richard Baxter


“The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“In the rush and noise of life, as you have intervals, step home within yourselves and be still. Wait upon God, and feel His good presence; this will carry you evenly through your day’s business.”- William Penn

“Beware of reasoning about God’s Word – obey It.”- Oswald Chambers

“Always seek peace between your heart and God, but in this world, always be careful to remain ever-restless, never satisfied, and always abounding in the work of the Lord.”- Jim Elliot

“Many do not recognize the fact as they ought, that Satan has got men fast asleep in sin and that it is his great device to keep them so. He does not care what we do if he can do that. We may sing songs about the sweet by and by, preach sermons and say prayers until doomsday, and he will never concern himself about us, if we don’t wake anybody up. But if we awake the sleeping sinner he will gnash on us with his teeth. This is our work – to wake people up.”-Catherine Booth

‘God is not silent.  It is the nature of God to speak.  The second person of the Holy Trinity is called “The Word.”‘    A. W. Tozer

“Ah! Dear friend, you little know the possibilities which are in you.”- Charles Spurgeon

“God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.”-D.L. Moody

“When Andrew went to find his brother, he little imagined how eminent Simon would become….You may be very deficient in talent yourself, and yet you may be the means of drawing to Christ one who shall become eminent in grace and service”- Charles Spurgeon

“The Scotch catechism says that man’s chief end is ‘to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.’ But we shall then know that these are the same thing. Fully to enjoy is to glorify. In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him.”

“A pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and hard on himself. – A.W. Tozer”

“The golden rule for understanding in spiritual matters is not intellect, but obedience.” –Oswald Chambers

”Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late – and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it simply will not work. To pray for revival while ignoring the plain precept laid down in Scripture is to waste a lot of words and get nothing for our trouble. Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience.” – A.W. Tozer

”We may be certain that whatever God has made prominent in His Word, He intended to be conspicuous in our lives.” -Charles Spurgeon

Character is what you are in the dark. – D.L. Moody

Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow. -Aesop

”To enter Heaven a man must take it with him.” -Henry Drummond

“Few are they who by faith touch Him; multitudes are they who throng about Him.” -Augustine

“One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.” A.W. Tozer


“Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.”- Hudson Taylor


All heaven is interested in the cross of Christ, all hell is terribly afraid of it, while men are the only beings who more or less ignore its meaning. – Oswald Chambers


“Resolved, that I will live so, as I shall wish I had done when I come to die.”  Jonathan Edwards

This book (the Bible) will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this book.”  D. L. Moody

Charles Spurgeon says: “Why is it that some people are often in a place of worship and yet they’re not holy? It is because they neglect their closets. They love the wheat but they do not grind it; they would have the corn but they will not go forth into the field to gather it; the fruit hangs on the tree but they will not pluck it; and the water flows at their feet but they’ll not stoop to drink it.”

“A man can no more diminish God’s glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling ‘darkness’ on the wall of his cell…” C.S. Lewis

“It will not do to say that you have no special call to go to China. With these facts before you and with the command of the Lord Jesus to go and preach the gospel to every creature, you need rather to ascertain whether you have a special call to stay at home.”

Hudson Taylor


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