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Jesus didn't come to make bad men do good things. He came to make dead men live.
~ Leonard Ravenhill
Only Christ could build a bridge to God with only two pieces of wood.
The Christian life is a life of paradoxes. We must give to receive, realize we are blind to see, become simple to be wise, suffer for gain, and die to live.
If I might be the means of saving one soul I should prefer it to all the riches and honor in the world
~ Asahel Nettleton
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.
~ C.S. Lewis
If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one GO there UNWARNED and UNPRAYED for.
~ Charles Spurgeon
There are only two days on my calender... today and the day of judgement
~ Martin Luther
Every selfish man, strangely enough, becomes a self slayer
~ Sundar Singh
Everyone recognizes that Stephen was Spirit-filled when he was performing wonders. Yet, he was just as Spirit-filled when he was being stoned to death.
~ Leonard Ravenhill


I did not go through the Book. The Book went through me.
~ A. W. Tozer
In every generation the number of the righteous is small. Be sure you are among them.
~ A. W. Tozer
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
God will not hold us responsible to understand the mysteries of election, predestination and the divine sovereignty. The best and safest way to deal with these truths is to raise our eyes to God and in deepest reverence say, "Oh Lord Thou knowest." Those things belong to the deep and mysterious Profound of God's omniscience. Prying into them may make theologians, but it will never make saints.
~ A.W. Tozer
It is no sin to doubt some things but it may be fatal to believe everything.
~ A.W. Tozer
There has been grave error. I do not mean so much error of doctrine as error of emphasis.
~ A.W. Tozer
Very few things in life matter.
~ A.W. Tozer
You knew one thing about a man who was carrying a cross out of the city... you knew he wasn't coming back.
~ A.W. Tozer
The greatest and best talent that God gives to any man or woman in this world is the talent of prayer.
~ Alexander Whyte
People talk about the curse of sin, but they do not understand that the whole nature has been infected by sin, and that the curse is on everything. My intellect, has that been defiled by sin? Terribly, and the curse of sin is on it, and therefore my intellect must go down into the death. Ah, I believe that the Church of Christ suffers more today from trusting in intellect, in sagacity, in culture, and in mental refinement, than from almost anything else. The Spirit of the world comes in, and men seek by their wisdom, and by their knowledge, to help the Gospel, and they rob it of its crucifixion mark. Christ directed Paul to go and preach the Gospel of the cross, but to do it not with wisdom of words. The curse of sin is on all that is of nature.
~ Andrew Murray
Do you not find yourselves forgetful of Jesus? Some creature steals away your heart, and you are unmindful of him upon whom your affection ought to be set. Some earthly business engrosses your attention when you should have your eye steadily fixed upon the cross. It is the incessant round of world, world, world; the constant din of earth, earth, earth, that takes away the soul from Christ. Oh! my friends, is it not too sadly true that we can recollect anything but Christ, and forget nothing so easy as him whom we ought to remember? While memory will preserve a poisoned weed, it suffereth the Rose of Sharon to wither.
~ C.H. Spurgeon
When filled with holy truth the mind rests.
~ C.H. Spurgeon
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.
~ 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 only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
~ C.S. Lewis
If you read history you will find out that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next.
~ C.S. Lewis
How little chance the Holy Ghost has nowadays. The churches and missionary societies have so bound Him in red tape that they practically ask Him to sit in a corner while they do the work themselves.
~ C.T. Studd
Revival is a renewed conviction of sin and repentance, followed by an intense desire to live in obedience to God. It is giving up one's will to God in deep humility.
~ Charles Finney
Pray hardest when it is hardest to pray.
~ Charles H. Brent
Some temptations come to the industrious, but all temptations attack the idle.
~ Charles Spurgeon
Answering a student's question, 'Will the heathen who have not heard the Gospel be saved?' thus, 'It is more a question with me whether we, who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not, can be saved.
~ Charles Spurgeon
If God has fit you to be a missionary, I would not have you shrivel down to be a king.
~ Charles Spurgeon
Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.
~ Charles Wesley
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
~ Charles Wesley
Growth is not more of knowledge or increase of years, it is simply more of Him and less of me.
~ Chip Brogden
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
~ Corrie Ten Boom
(speaking of Jesus) "He produced mainly three results: Hatred, Terror, Adoration.
~ CS Lewis
'Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God' (Rom. 10:17). That is whence faith comes. It is not for me to sit down and wait for faith to come stealing over me with a strong sensation, but is for me to take God at His Word.
~ D. L. Moody
Our Faith must be tested. God builds no ships but what He sends to sea.
~ D.L. Moody
The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe.
~ D.L. Moody
Work as if everything depended on you and pray as if everything depended on God.
~ D.L. Moody
I love to live on the brink of eternity.
~ David Brainerd
The greatest blow sent Satan-ward is made by weeping warriors of prayer
~ Dick Eastman
The greatest hindrance to effective prayer is sin. Satan's greatest goal is to keep us from our knees.
~ Dick Eastman
(speaking of the Holy Spirit coming upon him) "I went to preaching again. The sermons were not different; I did not present any new truths, and yet hundreds were converted. I would not now be placed back where I was before that blessed experience if you should give me all the world - it would be as dust in the balance.
~ DL MOODY
Jesus taught that perseverance is the essential element in prayer.
~ E. M. Bounds
The conditions of praying are the conditions of righteousness, holiness, and salvation.
~ E. M. Bounds
The story of every great Christian achievement is the history of answered prayer.
~ E. M. Bounds
He who would pray, must obey.
~ E.M. Bounds
We can never expect to grow in the likeness of our Lord unless we follow His example and give more time to communion with the Father. A revival of real praying would produce a spiritual revolution.
~ E.M. Bounds
You will find out that in the measure you have allowed yourself to look back you have missed that which God has for you.
~ E.M. Bounds
Is what you're living for worth Christ dying for?
~ Epitaph of Leonard Ravenhill
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.
~ G.K. Chesterton
It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to emplore His protection and favor.
~ George Washington
It is an undoubted truth that every doctrine that comes from God, leads to God; and that which doth not tend to promote holiness is not of God.
~ George Whitefield
though they have a Christ in their heads, they have no Christ in their hearts.
~ George Whitefield
Works? Works? A man get to heaven by works? I would as soon think of climbing to the moon on a rope of sand!
~ George Whitefield
We need people that just know God these days. God can gift people, but its something else when a man is in favour with God. When God can say for this man's sake I will not judge this city or will show favour to this church.
~ Greg Gordon
Upon a life I did not live, upon a death I did not die; another's life, another's death, I stake my whole eternity.
~ Horatius Bonar
The gospel is a declaration, not a debate.
~ James S. Stewart
The Holy Ghost is certainly the best preacher in the world, and the words of Scripture the best sermons.
~ Jeremy Taylor
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.
~ Jim Elliot
When thou prayest, rather let thy heart be without words, than thy words without a heart.
~ John Bunyan
Oh sirs, deal with sin as sin, and speak of heaven and hell as they are, and not as if you were in jest.
~ John Flavel
Tell me, you vain professor, when did you shed a tear for the deadness, hardness, unbelief, or earthliness of your heart? Do you think that such an easy religion can save you? If so, we may invert Christ's words and say, 'Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to life, and may there be that go in there.'
~ John Flavel
Turn in upon yourselves, get into your closets, and now resolve to dwell there. You have been strangers to this work too long; you have kept other vineyards too long; you have trifled about the borders of religion too long. Will you now resolve to look better to your hearts? Will you hate and come out of the crowds of business and clamors of the world and retire yourselves more than you have done? Oh, that this day you would resolve upon it!
~ John Flavel
You ask me, How much time? I do not know. I know it means time enough to forget time.
~ John Mott
It is necessary that our sharpest trials should sometimes spring from our dearest comforts, else we should be in danger of forgetting ourselves and setting up our rest here.
~ John Newton
a minister may fill his pews, his communion roll, the mouths of the public, but what that minister is on his knees in secret before God Almighty, that he is and no more.
~ John Owen
He who prays as he ought will endeavour to live as he prays.
~ John Owen
If we would talk less and pray more about them, things would be better than they are in the world; at least, we should be better enabled to bear them.
~ John Owen
It is not the glorious battlements, the painted windows, the crouching gargoyles that support a building, but the stones that lie unseen in or upon the earth. It is often those who are despised and trampled on that bear up the weight of a whole nation.
~ John Owen
It is truth alone that capacitates any soul to glorify God.
~ John Owen
Let no man think to kill sin with few, easy, or gentle strokes. He who hath once smitten a serpent, if he follow not on his blow until it be slain, may repent that ever he began the quarrel. And so he who undertakes to deal with sin, and pursues it not constantly to the death.
~ John Owen
The most tremendous judgment of God in this world is the hardening of the hearts of men.
~ John Owen
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
The bible knows nothing of solitary religion.
~ John Wesley
Christ is not only a remedy for your weariness and trouble, but he will give you an abundance of the contrary, joy and delight. They who come to Christ, do no only come to a resting-place after they have been wandering in a wilderness, but they come to a banqueting-house where they may rest, and where they may feast. They may cease from their former troubles and toils, and they may enter upon a course of delights and spiritual joys.
~ Jonathan Edwards
Don't presume upon the mercy of God and so encourage yourself in sin.
~ Jonathan Edwards
Seek not to grow in knowledge chiefly for the sake of applause, and to enable you to dispute with others; but seek it for the benefit of your souls, and in order to practice....Practice according to what knowledge you have. This will be the way to know more...[According to Ps. 119:100] 'I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.'
~ Jonathan Edwards
The enjoyment of [God] is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows; but God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. These are but streams. But God is the ocean.
~ Jonathan Edwards
The mind never has any satiety, but Christ's excellency is always fresh and new, and tends as much to delight, after it has been seen a thousand or ten thousand years, as when it was seen the first moment.
~ Jonathan Edwards
Yea, God is a great deal more angry with great numbers that are now on earth: yea, doubtless, with many that are now in this congregation, who it may be are at ease, than he is with many of those who are now in the flames of hell.
~ Jonathan Edwards
Preach abroad?. It is the cooping yourselves up in rooms that has dampened the work of God, which never was and never will be carried out to any purpose without going into the highways and hedges and compelling men and women to come in.
~ Jonathon Edwards
If you don't plan to live the Christian life totally committed to knowing your God and to walking in obedience to Him, then don't begin; for this is what Christianity is all about. It is a change of citizenship, a change of governments, a change of allegience. If you have no intention of letting Christ rule your life, then forget Christianity; it's not for you.
~ K. Authur
I'd rather have people hate me with the knowledge that I tried to save them.
~ Keith Green
Calamity clarifies and comfort confuses,Persecution purifies and prosperity pollutes!
~ Kevin Turner
An experience of God that costs nothing does nothing
~ Leonard Ravenhill
Could a mariner sit idle if he heard the drowning cry? Could a doctor sit in comfort and just let his patients die? Could a fireman sit idle, let men burn and give no hand? Can you sit at ease in Zion with the world around you DAMNED?
~ Leonard Ravenhill
Your doctrine can be as straight as a gun barrel and just as empty!
~ Leonard Ravenhill
Everyone wants to be clothed but no one wants to be stripped.
~ Leonard Ravenhill
Finney preached and sometimes the whole congregation would get up and leave! thats good preaching.
~ Leonard Ravenhill
Many pastors criticize me for taking the Gospel so seriously. But do they really think that on Judgment Day, Christ will chastise me, saying, 'Leonard, you took Me too seriously'?
~ Leonard Ravenhill
Five minutes after you die you'll know how you should have lived.
~ Leonard Ravenhill
If you have the smile of God what does it matter if you have the frown of men.
~ Leonard Ravenhill
No man is greater than his prayer life.
~ Leonard Ravenhill
Praying Christians know nothing of their friends
~ Leonard Ravenhill
Praying men stop sinning and sinning men stop praying.
~ Leonard Ravenhill
The Sunday morning service shows how popular your church is. The evening services show how popular your pastor is. Your private prayer time shows you how popular God is!
~ Leonard Ravenhill
Today Christians spend more money on dog food then missions
~ Leonard Ravenhill
I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.
~ Martin Luther
I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.
~ Martin Luther
The first thing I ask is that people should not make use of my name, and should not call themselves Lutherans but Christians. What is Luther? The teaching is not mine. Nor was I crucified for anyone...How did I, poor stinking bag of maggots that I am, come to the point where people call the children of Christ by my evil name?
~ Martin Luther
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
~ Martin Luther
Unless I am convicted by Scripture and plain reason-I do not accept the authority of popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other-my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise. God help me. Amen.
~ Martin Luther
Some people do not like to hear much of repentance; but I think it is so necessary that if I should die in the pulpit, I would desire to die preaching repentance, and if out of the pulpit I would desire to die practicing it.
~ Matthew Henry
Wherever the fear of God rules in the heart, it will appear both in works of charity and piety, and neither will excuse us from the other.
~ Matthew Henry
People in close communion with God are the only realists. Often worldly men are considered realistic, and Christians are put up on a cloud somewhere, we dont know what's going on, but real earthy men, they're the one's who are very realistic... Nonsense. Only ones who are in touch with their maker see things realistically.
~ Michael Phillips
People in close communion with God are the only realists. Often worldly men are considered realistic, and Christians are put up on a cloud somewhere... we dont know what's going on. But real earthy men, they're the one's who are very realistic... Nonsense. Only ones who are in touch with their maker see things realistically.
~ Michael Phillips
The power of the gospel is in the gospel... not in the presenter of the gospel
~ Michael Phillips
When it comes to thinking, remember the letters J-O-Y. Jesus-Others-Yourself. Think of Jesus first, then others, then yourself, and you'll be alright.
~ Michael Phillips
Spiritual rest maketh no man idle, spiritual walking maketh no man weary.
~ Nathaniel Hardy
Beware of reasoning about God's Word - obey It.
~ Oswald Chambers
Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.
~ Oswald Chambers
Jesus Christ carries on intercession for us in heaven; the Holy Ghost carries on intercession in us on earth; and we the saints have to carry on intercession for all men.
~ Oswald Chambers
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.
~ Oswald Chambers
The blood of Christ stands not simply for the sting of sin on God but the scourge of God on sin, not simply for God's sorrow over sin, but for God's wrath on sin.
~ P.T. Forsyth
Turn to God from idols. For the sword of His wrath that had been aimed at you has been sheathed into the heart of His Son. And the arrows of His anger that had been put against your breast were loosed into the Lord Jesus Christ. Because He has died for you, you were forgiven.
~ Paris Reidhead
There once was in man a true happiness of which now remain to him only the mark and empty trace, which he in vain tries to fill from all his surroundings, seeking from things absent the help he does not obtain in things present. But these are all inadequate, because the infinite abyss can only be filled by an infinite and immutable object, that is to say, only by God Himself.
~ Pascal
The reason why many fail in battle is because they wait until the hour of battle. The reason why others succeed is because they have gained their victory on their knees long before the battle came...Anticipate your battles; fight them on your knees before temptation comes, and you will always have victory.
~ R.A. Torrey
I preached as never sure to preach again, and as a dying man to dying men.
~ Richard Baxter
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
In all their jollity in this world, the wicked are but as a book fairly bound, which when it is opened is full of nothing but tragedies. So when the book of their consciences shall be once opened, there is nothing to be read but lamentations and woes.
~ Richard Sibbes
It is a destructive addition to add anything to Christ
~ Richard Sibbes
Whatsoever is good for God's children they shall have it; for all is theirs to help them towards heaven; therefore if poverty be good they shall have it; if disgrace or crosses be good they shall have them; for all is ours to promote our greatest prosperity.
~ Richard Sibbes
What I have seen in the past 10 years of traveling- performing at a church one day and a casino the next- is that a lot of people in the church want to be entertained, and people in casinos want to be ministered to. That's hard to understand, but I see a hunger in the world that I don't see in the church.
~ Ricky Shaggs (muscian)
God's choice acquaintances are humble men.
~ Robert Leighton
We shall have all eternity in which to celebrate our victories, but we have only one swift hour before the sunset in which to win them.
~ Robert Moffat
For every look at self take ten looks at Christ.
~ Robert Murray McCheyne
Most of God's people are contented to be saved from the hell that is without; they are not so anxious to be saved from the hell that is within.
~ Robert Murray McCheyne
If you find yourself so anxious to do something that it can't wait, it's probably not of God
~ Robert Thompson
Brains can argue, but It takes heart to comfort.
~ Samuel Chadwick
Spirit filled souls are ablaze for God. They love with a love that glows. They serve with a faith that kindles. They serve with a devotion that consumes. They hate sin with fierceness that burns. They rejoice with a joy that radiates. Love is perfected in the fire of God.
~ Samuel Chadwick
The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.
~ Samuel Chadwick
Truth without enthusiasm, morality without emotion, ritual without soul, are things Christ unsparingly condemned. Destitute of fire, they are nothing more than a godless philosophy, an ethical system, and a superstition.
~ Samuel Chadwick
I exhort you and beseech you in the bowels of Christ, faint not, weary not. There is a great necessity of heaven; you must have it. All other things, as houses, lands, children, husband, friends, country, credit, health, wealth, honour, may be let go; but heaven is your one thing necessary, the good part that shall not be taken from you. See that you buy the field where the pearl is. Sell all, and make a purchase of salvation. Think it not easy; for it is a steep ascent to eternal glory; many are lying dead by the way, that were slain with security.
~ Samuel Rutherford
I will tell you what rule I observed when I was young, and too much addicted to childish diversions-never to spend more time in mere recreation in one day than I spent in private religious devotions.
~ Susanna Wesley
Truly, at the day of judgment we shall not be examined by what we have read, but what we have done; not how well we have spoken, but how religiously we have lived.
~ Thomas A Kempis
Our mind is where our pleasure is, our heart is where our treasure is, our love is where our life is, but all these, our pleasure, treasure, and life, are reposed in Jesus Christ.
~ Thomas Adams
Actors speak of things imaginary as if they were real, while you preachers too often speak of things real as if they were imaginary.
~ Thomas Betterton
A man full of hope will be full of action.
~ Thomas Brooks
Better to bear than to swear, and to die than to lie.
~ Thomas Brooks
Till men have faith in Christ, their best services are but glorious sins.
~ Thomas Brooks
All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been: it is as in magic preservation in the pages of books.
~ Thomas Carlyle
'The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God,....neither can he know them' (1 Cor. 2:14). He may have more insight into the things of the world than a believer, but he does not see the deep things of God. A swine may see an acorn under a tree, but he cannot see a star.
~ Thomas Watson
Afflictions add to the saints' glory. The more the diamond is cut, the more it sparkles; the heavier the saints' cross is, the heavier will be their crown.
~ Thomas Watson
Christ heals with more ease than any other. Christ makes the devil go out with a word (Mark 9:25). Nay, he can cure with a look: Christ's look melted Peter into repentance; it was a healing look. If Christ doth but cast a look upon the soul he can recover it. Therefore David prays to have a look from God, 'Look Thou upon me, and be merciful unto me' (Psalm 119:132).
~ Thomas Watson
Eternity to the godly is a day that has no sunset; eternity to the wicked is a night that has no sunrise.
~ Thomas Watson
First we practice sin, then defend it, then boast of it.
~ Thomas Watson
How soon are we broken on the soft pillow of ease! Adam in paradise was overcome, when Job on the dunghill was a conqueror.
~ Thomas Watson
If a wicked man seems to have peace at death, it is not from the knowledge of his happiness, but from the ignorance of his danger.
~ Thomas Watson
Knowledge without repentance will be but a torch to light men to hell.
~ Thomas Watson
None so empty of grace as he that thinks he is full.
~ Thomas Watson
None so empty of grace as he that thinks he is full.
~ Thomas Watson
Our murmuring is the devil's music.
~ Thomas Watson
Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like men; in praise we act like angels.
~ Thomas Watson
The right manner of growth is to grow less in one's own eyes.
~ Thomas Watson
The world rings changes, it is never constant but in its disappointments. The world is but a great inn, where we are to stay a night or two, and be gone; what madness is it so to set our heart upon our inn, as to forget our home?
~ Thomas Watson
What if we have more of the rough file, if we have less rust! Afflictions carry away nothing but the dross of sin.
~ Thomas Watson
Where reason cannot wade there faith may swim.
~ Thomas Watson
We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.
~ Torrey, R.A.
God gave us music that we might be able to pray without using words.
~ unknown
I don't know what the future holds; but I do know who holds the future.
~ Unknown
By the time the average Christian gets his temperature up to normal, everybody thinks he has a fever!
~ Watchman Nee
With complete consecration comes perfect peace.
~ Watchman Nee
One verse in every six in the first three Gospels relates either directly or indirectly to money. Sixteen of our Lords forty-four parables deal with the use of misuse of money. A loving, joyful, liberal giving to the Lord's work is an acid test of a spiritual heart, pleasing to God.
~ William Allen
No sort of defense is needed for preaching outdoors, but it would take a very strong argument to prove that a man who has never preached beyond the walls of his meetinghouse has done his duty. A defense is required for services within buildings rather than for worship outside of them.
~ William Booth
All my friends are but one, but He is all sufficient.
~ William Carey
Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.
~ William Carey
God loves the saints as the purchase of his Son's blood. They cost him dear, and that which is so hardly got shall not be easily lost. He that was willing to expend his Son's blood to gain them, will not deny his power to keep them.
~ William Gurnall
Nothing is more contrary to a heavenly hope than an earthly heart.
~ William Gurnall
One Almighty is more than all mighties
~ William Gurnall
Paul was Nero's prisoner, but Nero was much more God's.
~ William Gurnall
The Christian must trust in a withdrawing God.
~ William Gurnall
We fear men so much, because we fear God so little.
~ William Gurnall
The Church is the one institution that exists for those outside it.
~ William Tyndale
A cowardly believer is an unbeliever.
A popular evangelist reaches your emotions. A true prophet reaches your conscience.
A true shepherd leads the way. He does not merely point the way.
About willfull sin: "The scariest thing for a man on judgment day is when he's accounting for his sin and the Lord asks him if he knew what he was doing, and then has to say 'Yes'.
Am I zealous for zeal or zealous for God? One has his mind on living right, one has his mind on God.
Angels are more glorious than men, more wise than men, and greater than men in general. But we are still able to fellowship with God and praise God with the angels and in the same manner, look up to one infinitely greater.
Any method of evangelism will work if God is in it.
Beware of prayerless tears and beware of tearless prayers.
Can't have what you like? Try liking what you have.
Children can tell you what Channel 7 says, but not what Matthew 7 says.
Church unity comes from corporate humility.
Despondency is not a virtue; I believe it is a vice. I am heartily ashamed of myself for falling into it, but I am sure there is no remedy for it like a holy faith in God.
Doctrine's important... yours may be different than mine, but if you've gotten closer to God than I am... tell me how you got there. If you've given more glory to God than I have... tell me how you did it.
Don't confuse every warm fuzzy feeling with love for God. God says "the one who loves me is the one who keeps my commandments."
Eternal life doesn't just mean immortality (John 17:3).
Feelings are notoriously unreliable.
God can't be explained... He can be experienced.
God discovers Himself to 'babes,'" wrote Tozer, "and hides Himself in thick darkness from the wise and the prudent. We must simplify our approach to Him. We must strip down to essentials and they will be found to be blessedly few.
God is going to weigh the motives. Don't ask "what did I get out of this meeting", ask "what did God get out of it".
God never requests. He commands. You're either living in obedience to God, or disobedience.
God's awesome love is shown in the salvation of sinners by the death of His Son. God's abhorrence of sin is sufficiently shown in the suffering of His Son. God's holiness is shown in the walk of His Son. All of God's works are manifestations of His perfect attributes.
He who is content with little possesses much.
How can you pull down strongholds of Satan if you don't even have the strength to turn off your TV?
I doubt that more than two percent of professing Christians in the United States are truly born again.
If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there's something wrong!
If God could pay 10,000 heavens to buy 1 man's soul back, He would have done so instead of giving His Son. But the blood of Christ is worth more than we'll ever comprehend, and the only thing that can reconcile a fallen man to a perfect God.
If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified.
If the whole church goes off into deception, that will in no way excuse us for not following Christ.
If you can find it in the scripture plainly you're on solid ground. If you can't, you may just be going on a good idea.
If you knew you were going to go to Hell, would you still serve God simply because He's worthy of your servitude?
If you're too busy to remember God all day, don't ask Him to remember you at night.
If your faith can't be tested, it can't be trusted.
In revival God is not concerned about filling empty churches, He is concerned about filling empty hearts.
It is not want of numbers, but want of holiness that hinders the church.
It's better to die for God than live for nothing.
John the Baptist never performed any miracles. Yet, he was greater than any of the Old Testament prophets.
Leonard Ravenhill once said of Tozer, "I fear that we shall never see another Tozer. Men like him are not college bred but Spirit taught.
Lukewarm teaching makes for lukewarm students
Many people want spiritual maturity but few want the ashes and sackcloth.
Maturity comes from obedience, not necessarily from age.
Men cure sick people... Christ cures dead people.
My main ambition in life is to be on the Devil's most wanted list.
NEVER neglect so great a salvation which was given us freely through Christ Jesus our Lord. Never believe in yourself to keep up the walk.
One kind act today may be cherished forever.
Only God is glorious enough to save a soul by simply having that soul gaze upon Him
Our God is a consuming fire. He consumes pride, lust, materialism, and other sin.
Our seminaries today are turning out dead men.
People often ask 'Why do bad things happen to good men?', when the real question is 'Why do good things happen to bad men?'
satan is mighty, but God is ALMIGHTY.
Say to someone "Shall I stop praying for you just because you don't believe?
See that you don't take pride in your spiritual position. Can one man be the bride of Christ? No, it is the church as a whole that is the bride of the lamb. If you believe yourself to be separate from the church, so you will dwell that way for eternity. If not, be sure to build the brothers and sisters up in faith that you may all be one in Christ.
Some of your worst decisions are made because you care too much about what people think of you.
Some people complain that God placed thorns on roses, while others praise him for putting roses among thorns.
Some women will spend thirty minutes to an hour preparing for church externally (putting on special clothes and makeup, etc.). What would happen if we all spent the same amount of time preparing internally for church with prayer and meditation?
Someone asked Luther, "Do you feel that you've been forgiven?" He answered, "No, but I'm as sure As there's a God in Heaven!
Study scripture with the intent to live it, not preach it
Suffering equips us to be used by God. It burns away the selfish side of us that often demands attention and position. God calls each of us to a firm commitment to Jesus Christ through faith. When we do, the frustrations, the fears, the pain, the times of resentment, and feelings of isolation lose their power; and Christ can truly be Lord of all. We, like Charles Haddon Spurgeon, enter a far deeper depth of spiritual maturity than we ever imagined possible.
Testimonies are wonderful. But, so often our lives don't fit our testimonies.
The Bible is either absolute, or it's obsolete.
The degree to which you press into Christ today determines the degree of your fellowship with Him for eternity.
The devil has done a quite a work in convincing Christians of today that by giving up their main sins (and pass on the little things), they have denied themselves, taken up their cross and are following Jesus.
The greatest man who ever lived needed to borrow a penny to illustrate a lesson (Matthew 22:19).
The last words of Jesus to the church (in Revelation) were 'Repent!'
The Lord can do great things with people who don't care who gets the credit.
The moon is the light of the world in the midst of darkness because of the sun. The church is the light of the world in the midst of darkness because of God's Son.
The more spiritually you grow, the more you realize just how much your thoughts are actually focused on yourself. Even the thoughts that formerly seemed good and acceptable all of the sudden look selfish. Only then do the words "look to Jesus" finally take on real experiential meaning.
The only free people in this world are slaves to God.
The only time you can really say that 'Christ is all I need,' is when Christ is all you have.
The person looking to give glory to God is closer to salvation than the person simply looking to get saved.
The problem isn't with us accepting Jesus, it's with Jesus accepting us. We have every reason to receive Him. But "what is man that thou art mindful of him?"
The secret of Christianity is not asking Jesus into your heart; it is Jesus asking us into His.
The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.
The Titanic was built by professionals. The ark was built by amateurs.
The tongue weighs practically nothing, but few people can hold it.
The true nature of a heart is shown by it's response to the unattractive.
There are only two kinds of persons: those dead in sin and those dead to sin.
There's a difference between changing your opinion, and changing your lifestyle.
There's a difference between knowledge and wisdom.
To hear correctly prepares one to obey.
Today God's word is more accessible to us than anyone before us. This makes us far more accountable.
Today's church wants to be raptured from responsibility.
WARNING: In the case of nuclear war, the ban on prayer in schools is lifted".
We don't have to know all the answers to remain faithful.
We must do what we can do for God, before He will give us the power to do what we can't do.
What are you going to say on judgment day?
What good does it do to speak in tongues on Sunday if you have been using your tongue during the week to curse and gossip?
When are people finally going to get serious about getting serious?
When the Father looks for our righteousness He doesn't look at us for one second. He turns to Christ and says "This is my Son, in whom I am well pleased.
When you pick up a cross, you have to drop everything else.
Why do we expect to be better treated in this world than Jesus was?
William Booth, the leader of the Salvation Army, wished he could suspend each one of his Salvation Army officers over hell for 24 hours. "If they could see the flames and smell the smoke and feel the heat and hear the cries of the damned, they would go out to preach what they had seen and heard. They would then preach like dying men to dying people.
You can have all of your doctrines right yet still not have the presence of God.
You can know a lot about the atonement, and yet receive no benefit from it.
You can know the word of God, and still not know the God of the word.
You can't develop character by reading books. You develop it from conflict.
You know you're on the right track when you're getting grief because of your faith.
You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there's a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.
Your character is who you are when no one but God is watching you.
Your true desires are shown by your persistence in prayer for them as the Holy Spirit constantly puts something on your heart.
[Concerning one of the new "movements" in the church that was causing a stir among Christians:] "There's also a stir when the circus comes to town.
[Concerning the darkness that has enveloped most of Christendom:] "When you're sitting in a dark room, you can either sit and curse the darkness or you can light a candle.
[Concerning the fixation that today's church has with numbers, with growth at any price:] "The church has paid a terrible price for statistics!


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How did this get buried? Thanks Greg! Man, the treasures to be unearthed here...

A small contribution from this mornings emails;

Quotation:
God of pity and love, return to this earth.
Go not so far away, leaving us to evil.
Darkness is loose upon the world, the Devil
Walks in the land, and there is nothing worth.
Death like a dog runs howling from his lair;
His bite has made men mad, they follow after
All howling too, and their demoniac laughter
Drowns like a sea our solitary prayer.
Return, O Lord, return. Come with the day,
Come with the light, that men may see once more
Across this earth's uncomfortable floor
The kindly paths, the old and loving way.
Let us not die of evil in the night.
Let there be God again. Let there be light.
... Robert Nathan (b.1894) [1935]

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  He Prayed.. prayer quotes

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The Lord can do great things with people who don't care who gets the credit.



Jewels in here ...


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Amen Mike.

[b]In every generation the number of the righteous is small. Be sure you are among them.
~ A. W. Tozer[/b]


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I love to live on the brink of eternity.




Very convicting & challenging qoutes!


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I was ponedering over this quote recently and I found it very true:

The best prayer comes from a strong inward necessity. We have all proved this to be true. When our lives are serent and placid, our prayers are apt to be dull and listless. When we reach a crisis, a moment of danger, a serious illness, or a heavy bereavement, the our prayers are fervent and vital. Someone has said that "the arrow that is to enter heaven must me launched from a bow fully bent." A sence of urgency, of helplessness, of conscious need is the womb from which the best prayers are born.
Unfortunately, we spend most of our lives trying to cushion ourselves from necessities. By the use of clever business methods, we provide comfortable reserves against every imaginable contingecy. Through sheer human cleverness, we reach the stage where we are rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing. [b]Then we wonder why our prayer life is shallow and lifeless and why no fire falls from heaven.[/b] If we truly walked by faith instead of by sight, then our prayer life would be revolutionized.
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Some women will spend thirty minutes to an hour preparing for church externally (putting on special clothes and makeup, etc.). What would happen if we all spent the same amount of time preparing internally for church with prayer and meditation?



I couldnt resist to post this one....Boy, do we see this alot in churches!
I see people dressing in a way today to draw away worship from God to themselves!


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[b][i]There has been grave error. I do not mean so much error of doctrine as error of emphasis[/i].

~ A.W. Tozer[/b]

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