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A W Pink

"Afflictions are light when compared with what we really deserve."

"The Christian life is a life that consists of following Jesus."

"We must not forget that the issues of Eternity are settled in Time."

"Instead of complaining at his lot, a contented man is thankful that his condition and circumstances are no worse than they are."

A W Tozer

"Faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God."

"The resurrection and the judgment will demonstrate before all worlds who won and who lost."

"The man who would truly know God must give time to Him."

"We are saved to worship God. All that Christ has done in the past and all that He is doing now leads to this one end"

"The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still."

"What comes to our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us."

"An honest man with an open Bible and a pad and pencil is sure to find out what is wrong with him very quickly."

"Salvation is from our side a choice; from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our accepting and willing are reactions rather than actions."

"The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still."

"We must meet the uncertainties of this world with the certainty of the world to come."

"God is not silent. It is the nature of God to speak. The second person of the Holy Trinity is called "The Word."

"The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian."

"Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ."

"For not only does sound reason direct us to refuse the guidance of those who do or teach anything wrong, but it is by all means vital for the lover of truth, regardless of the threat of death, to choose to do and say what is right even before saving his own life."

"A pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and hard on himself."

Adoniram Judson

"If I had not felt certain that every additional trial was ordered by infinite love and mercy, I could not have survived my accumulated sufferings"

Adrian Rogers

"A faith that hasn't been tested can't be trusted."

Alexander Hamilton

"Without religion morality falters. When morality falters the Pandora's box of corruption, crime and decay set in to be followed by the demise of the nation."

Andrew Murray

"We have a God who delights in impossibilities."


"If you are not as close to God as you used to be, who moved?"

"You can tell the size of your God by looking at the size of your worry list. The longer your list, the smaller your God."

"No two Christians will ever meet for the last time."

Apostle Paul

"I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ"

"For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord."

"If you declare with your mouth, 'Jesus is Lord,' and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."

"And thus I aspire to preach the gospel, not where Christ was already named so that I would not build on another man's foundation." 

"Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners"

"Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God"

Apostle Peter

"Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”

"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God"

Benjamin Warfield

"Grace is free sovereign favor to the ill-deserving."

"Christ himself deliberately staked his whole claim to the credit of men upon his resurrection."

Billy Graham

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened."

"The entire plan for the future has its key in the resurrection."

Blaise Pascal

"All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone"

"We can only know God well when we know our own sin. And those who have known God without knowing their wretchedness have not glorified Him but have glorified themselves.”

"There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus."

"Not only do we know God through Jesus Christ, we only know ourselves through Jesus Christ."

Book of Hebrews

"Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."

"And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment"

Brother Andrew

"I am a fool for Christ...whose fool are you?"

C. S. Lewis

"A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell."

"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."

"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world."

"Indeed the safest road to Hell is the gradual one"

"The doors of hell are locked on the inside"

"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."

"In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him."

"A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading."

"God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart for Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing."

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important."

"Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind."

"There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, 'Thy will be done,' and those to whom God says, 'All right, then, have it your way.'"

C. T. Studd

"Cannibals Need Missionaries."

Missionary to Africa

"Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell."

"If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him."

"Had I cared for the comments of people, I should never have been a missionary."

"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.H. Mackintosh

"The man who will present Christ to others must be occupied with Christ for Himself."

Charles Spurgeon

"Scripture is like a lion. Who ever heard of defending a lion? Just turn it loose; it will defend itself."

"There are no crown bearers in heaven that were not cross bearers on earth"

"By perseverance the snail reached the ark"

"Nobody ever outgrows Scripture; the book widens and deepens with our years."

"The Lord's mercy often rides to the door of our heart upon the black horse of affliction"

"Visit many good books, but live in the Bible."

"A sheep in the midst of wolves is safe compared with the Christian in the midst of ungodly men."

"When God accepts a sinner, He is, in fact, only accepting Christ."

"God helps those who cannot help themselves."

"Six feet of dirt make all men equal."

"Newspapers are the Bibles of worldlings.
How diligently they read them!
Here they find their law and profits,
their judges and chronicles,
their epistles and revelations."

"We are not responsible to God for the souls that are saved, but we are responsible for the Gospel that is preached, and for the way in which we preach it"

"You will never glory in God till first of all God has killed your glorying in yourself."

"As sure as ever God puts His children in the furnace, He will be in the furnace with them."

"if God spared not His own Son, how much less will He spare you!"

God's Righteous Judgement

"A Jesus who never wept could never wipe away my tears."

"There is hardship in everything except eating pancakes."

"Groanings which cannot be uttered are often prayers which cannot be refused."

"If Christ is not all to you He is nothing to you."

"The Lord gets His best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction."

"The only reason why anything virtuous or lively survives in us is this, 'the LORD is there'"

"Nothing teaches us about the preciousness of the Creator as much as when we learn the emptiness of everything else."

"All the devils in hell and tempters on earth could do us no injury if there were no corruption in our own natures."

"A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; a great faith will bring heaven to your soul."

"Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement."

"The Word of God is a lamp by night, a light by day, and a delight at all times."

"Fiery trials make golden Christians"

"If God has fit you to be a missionary, I would not have you shrivel down to be a king."

"If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for."

"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.'"

"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.'"

"when they do come in, we must preach interestingly. The people will not be converted while they are asleep"

"The kind of sermon which is likely to break the hearer's heart is that which has first broken the preacher's heart"

"the living Christ .. is the incarnation of the good news"

"Alas! and did my Savior bleed? And did my Sovereign die? Did He devote that sacred head For such a worm as I? Well might the sun in darkness hide, And shut his glories in. When God the Almighty Maker died, For my, the creature's sin. Well might I hide my blushing face, While His dear cross appears; Dissolve my heart in thankfulness, And melt my eyes to tears."

"it was the real shame of sin that was laid upon the Savior. He had never sinned, but He stood in our place, the place of shame, the place of dishonor"

"Think again - here is another reason for weeping - that sin has reigned in this world and still reigns in it, that this very Savior, whose precious death is the source of our salvation, is still rejected."

"I believe the doctrine of election, because I am quite certain that, if God had not chosen me, I should never have chosen Him; and I am sure He chose me before I was born, or else He never would have chosen me afterwards; and He must have elected me for reasons unknown to me, for I never could find any reason in myself why He should have looked upon me with special love. So I am forced to accept that great Biblical doctrine."

"A lying doctrine will soon beget a lying practice. A man cannot have an erroneous belief without by and by having an erroneous life. I believe the one thing naturally begets the other."

Charles Wesley

"You have nothing to do but to save souls; therefore spend and be spent in this work."

Charles West

"We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking ony to learn that it is God shaking them."


"What are we here for, to have a good time with Christians or to save sinners?" - Malla Moe

"The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue. It needs no furlough and is never considered a foreigner." - William Cameron Townsend

"Two distinguishing marks of the early church were: 1) Poverty 2) Power." - T.J. Bach

"All roads lead to the judgment seat of Christ." - Keith Green

"Today Christians spend more money on dog food then missions" - Leonard Ravenhill

"We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first."  - Oswald J. Smith

"I am ready to burn out for God. I am ready to endure any hardship, if by any means I might save some. The longing of my heart is to make known my glorious Redeemer to those who have never heard." -William Burns

"The mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity." - Mike Stachura

"I love to live on the brink of eternity."  - David Brainerd

"Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you are alive, it isn't."  - Richard Bach

"I am willing to go anywhere, at anytime, to do anything for Jesus." - Luther Wishard

"The 3.5 billion unreached people on earth would form a single file line that would stretch around the equator 25 times! Can you picture 25 lines of Christless people, trampling endlessly toward hell? Let that vision stay with you day and night." - Larry Stockstill

"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 provides the men and women needed for each generation." - Mildred Cable

"Today five out of six non-Christians in our world have no hope unless missionaries come to them and plant the church among them." - David Bryant 

"Tell the students to give up their small ambitions and come eastward to preach the gospel of Christ." - Francis Xavier

"Why doesn't your God speak my language?"  - Guatemalan Indian to Cam Townsend, founder Wycliffe Bible Translators 

"The church that does not evangelise will fossilise." - Oswald J. Smith

"Why do you need a voice when you have a verse?" - Jim Elliot

"Christianity is the the religion of done. It is what God has done in Christ." - Mark Denver

"My religious views are not very popular but they are the views that have sustained and comforted me all though my life. I think a man's religion, if it is worth anything, should enter into every sphere of life, and rule his conduct in every relation. I have always been - and, please God, always shall be, an Evangelical."

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury.  He campaigned for leglisation to protect the poor. His funeral was attended by over 400 000 people.


"he [Dawkins] dumbs down God and soups up nothing"
Cardinal George Pell in ABC Q & A debate.

"I think it’s a much greater problem for the atheist to explain why there is goodness and truth and beauty."

Cardinal George Pell debating Richard Dawkins, ABC Q & A

Clement of Alexandria

"Explain the Scriptures by the Scriptures."

Corrie ten Boom

"Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God."

"If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest."

"What wings are to a bird, and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul."

"Worry is a cycle of inefficient thoughts whirling around a center of fear."

"You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have."

"There is no pit so deep, that God's love is not deeper still."

"In darkness God's truth shines most clear."

"Faith is like radar that sees through the fog -- the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see."

"When I try, I fail.
When I trust,
He succeeds."

"Your love in me is stronger than the hatred."

"Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?"

D A Carson

"If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, he would have sent an economist."

"The Christian's whole desire, at its best and highest, is that Jesus Christ be praised. It is always a wretched bastardization of our goals when we want to win glory for ourselves instead of for him."

John 3:16 God's love in sending the Lord Jesus is to be admired not because it is extended to so big a thing as the world, but to so bad a thing; not to so many people, as to such wicked people. Nevertheless elsewhere John can speak of "the whole world" (1 John 2:2), thus bringing bigness and badness together.

D. L. Moody

"Out of 100 men, 1 will read the Bible, but 99 will read the Christian."

"If a man is stealing nuts and bolts from a railway track, and, in order to change him, you send him to college, at the end of his education, he will steal the whole railway track."

"Character is what you are in the dark."

"So few grow, because so few study."

"God has given me a lifeboat and said... 'Moody save all you can"

Dallas Willard

"We live in a culture that has, for centuries now, cultivated the idea that the skeptical person is always smarter than one who believes. You can almost be as stupid as a cabbage as long as you doubt."

David Livingstone

“Without Christ, not one step; with Him, anywhere!”

"All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ, revealed to me in His divine Book."

"God, send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. And sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to Yours."

"Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is, just humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give."

David Platt

"We are settling for a Christianity that revolves around catering to ourselves when the central message of Christianity is actually about abandoning ourselves."

"Radical obedience to Christ is not easy... It's not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us."

"The price is certainly high for people who don’t know Christ and who live in a world where Christians shrink back from self-denying faith and settle into self-indulging faith"

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die."

Dr. H. A. Ironside

"All self-effort is but sinking sand. Christ alone is the Rock of our salvation."

Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

"If we only spent more of our time in looking at Him we should soon forget ourselves."

"It is not the works that are wrong, it is the faith in your works, trusting in your works."

"Circumstances are constantly affecting us and their purpose is to produce our sanctification. Pleasant circumstances and unpleasant circumstances. We should therefore be observant and always watching for lessons, seeking and asking questions."

"Indeed I can put it, finally like this; the ultimate cause of all spiritual depression is unbelief. For if it were not for unbelief even the devil could do nothing. It is because we listen to the devil instead of listening to God that we go down before him and fall before his attacks."

"The Christian life starts with grace , it must continue with grace, it ends with grace."

"It is grace at the beginning, and grace at the end. So that when you and I come to lie upon our death beds, the one thing that should comfort and help and strengthen us there is the thing that helped us in the beginning."

E.C. Olsen

"You cannot starve a man who is feeding on God's promises."

Eric Liddell

"We are all missionaries. Wherever we go we either bring people nearer to Christ or we repel them from Christ."

Erling C. Olsen

"Salvation is a personal matter. It can never be enjoyed or experienced by proxy."

F. E. Marsh

"The will of God - nothing less, nothing more, nothing else."

"We have no inherent holiness. We are holy as we are possessed by the Holy Presence. We are holy in His holiness"

F. F. Bruce

"The historicity of Christ is as axiomatic for an unbiased historian as the historicity of Julius Caesar."

Francis A. Schaeffer

"the dignity of human life is unbreakably linked to the existence of the personal-infinite God"

"Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world."

"Christianity is the greatest intellectual system the mind of man has ever touched."

"Christianity provides a unified answer for the whole of life."

"Doctrinal rightness and rightness of ecclesiastical position are important, but only as a starting point to go on into a living relationship - and not as ends in themselves. "

"Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting."

"I believe that pluralistic secularism, in the long run, is a more deadly poison than straightforward persecution."

"I have come to the conclusion that none of us in our generation feels as guilty about sin as we should or as our forefathers did."

"In passing, we should note this curious mark of our own age: the only absolute allowed is the absolute insistence that there is no absolute."

"The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result."

Francis Chan

"The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time."

"Has your relationship with God changed the way you live your life?"

"He wants all or nothing. The thought of a person calling himself a 'Christian' without being a devoted follower of Christ is absurd."

"Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers."

"Can you worship a God who isn't obligated to explain His actions to you?"

G. K. Chesterton

"Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car"

"If there were no God, there would be no atheists"

"Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable"

"Love means to love that which is unlovable; or it is no virtue at all."

"Do not be so open-minded that your brains fall out."

"The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen."

"Once abolish the God and the government becomes the God"

"There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions."

"The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because generally they are the same people."

"Without education, we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously."

"There are two ways to get enough. One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less."

"The word 'good' has many meanings. For example, if a man were to shoot his grandmother at a range of five hundred yards, I should call him a good shot, but not necessarily a good man."

"All we know of the Missing Link is that he is missing - and he won't be missed either."

"Unless a man becomes the enemy of an evil, he will not even become its slave but rather its champion."

"To an atheist the universe is the most exquisite masterpiece ever constructed by nobody."

"Science must not impose any philosophy, any more than the telephone must tell us what to say."

"The simplification of anything is always sensational."

"It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged."

"A man came into my world more than eighteen hundred years ago[Jesus Christ] and since he has come I can't look at a tree without thinking of him"

"It is not that Christianity has been tried and found wanting; it is that Christianity has been found difficult and left untried."  

"Tolerance is the virtue of a man without convictions."

Gary Habermas

"We find that God gives us plenty of evidence to believe, but not enough to force us to believe. In other words, the evidence is there for anyone who wants to check it out, but not enough to make it so obvious that God is virtually twisting arms. He wants those who want or desire to come to him."

George Mueller

"The less we read the Word of God, the less we desire to read it, and the less we pray, the less we desire to pray."

"If the Holy Spirit guides us, He will do it according to the Scriptures and never contrary to them."

"The vigor of our spiritual life will be in exact proportion to the place held by the bible in our life and thoughts."

George Whitefield

"Whole days and weeks have I spent prostrate on the ground in silent or vocal prayer."

"It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher."

"How sweet is rest after fatigue! How sweet will heaven be when our journey is ended."

Harry Emerson Fosdick

"God is not a cosmic bellboy for whom we can press a button to get things done."

Hudson Taylor


"God wants you to have something far better than riches and gold, and that is helpless dependence upon Him."

"God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him."

"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."

"When I get to China, I will have no claim on any one for anything. My claim will be alone in God and I must learn before I leave England to move men through God by prayer alone."

"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."

"God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supplies."

"Brother, if you would enter that Province, you must go forward on your knees."

Isaac Newton

"I have a fundamental belief in the Bible as the Word of God, written by men who were inspired. I study the Bible daily."

"Trials are medicines which our gracious and wise Physician prescribes because we need them; and he proportions the frequency and weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust his skill and thank him for his prescription."


"Here am I. Send me." 

J. C. Ryle

"Happiness does not depend on outward circumstances, but on the state of the heart"

"No one ever said at the end of his days; 'I have read my Bible too much, I have thought of God too much, I have prayed too much, I have been too careful with my soul'"

J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings

"the gospel is the True Story; it’s the real fairy tale that crashed into the time line of history"

Jesus Christ

"I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die"

"And he said, “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.”

John Blanchard

"Satan has no difficulty in making sin look innocent."

John Bunyan

"I will stay in prison till the moss grows on my eye lids rather than disobey God."

"The road of denial leads to the precipice of destruction"

"He who runs from God in the morning will scarcely find Him the rest of the day."

"I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience."

"What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it."

"I have given Him my faith, and sworn my allegiance to Him; how, then, can I go back from this, and not be hanged as a traitor?"

"Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer."

"Prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan."

"Temptations, when we meet them at first, are as the lion that reared upon Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them."

John Calvin

"The human heart is an idol factory"

"A perfect faith is nowhere to be found, so it follows that all of us are partly unbelievers."

"Augustine hestitates not to call the will a slave."

"Without the fear of God, men do not even observe justice and charity among themselves."

"There is not one blade of grass, there is no colour in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice."

John Chapman

"Jesus' resurrection means that He is the judge of all people."

"Jesus' resurrection means He alone can take us through death to life eternal"

"Jesus' resurrection removes our fear of death"

"Jesus' resurrection means His sacrifice was full, perfect and sufficient"

"Jesus' resurrection means He is God's king forever"

"Jesus' death turns away God's anger"

"In Jesus' death, the just God justifies sinners freely"

"Jesus' death brings forgiveness and cleansing"

"Jesus' death brings salvation. His death is both a substitute and a ransom"

John Knox

"A man with God is always in the majority."

"Live in Christ, live in Christ, and the flesh need not fear death."

John MacArthur

"The true gospel is a call to self-denial. It is not a call to self-fulfillment."

"If Christ was not raised, His death was in vain, your faith in Him would be pointless, and your sins would still be counted against you with no hope of spiritual life."

"True Christianity is not about adding Jesus to my life. Instead, it is about devoting myself completely to Him"

John Newton

Amazing Grace

"Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Saviour"

John Owen

"the more I see of the glory of Christ, the more the painted beauties of this world will wither in my eyes and I will be more and more crucified to this world"

"Before the work of grace the heart is ‘stony.’ It can do no more than a stone can do to please God"

"To suppose that whatever God requireth of us that we have power of ourselves to do, is to make the cross and grace of Jesus Christ of none effect"

"The most tremendous judgment of God in this world is the hardening of the hearts of men."

John Piper

"One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time."

"I've never heard anyone say the really deep lessons of life have come in times of ease and comfort."

"He is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him"

"The greatest joy is joy in God"

"The blood of Christ is the only cleansing agent in the universe that can give the conscience relief in life and peace in death"

"The wisdom of God devised a way for the love of God to deliver sinners from the wrath of God while not compromising the righteousness of God."

"The supremacy of God in all things is the great reward we long for in fasting. His supremacy in our own affections and in all our life-choices."

"If you alter or obscure the Biblical portrait of God in order to attract converts, you don't get converts to God, you get converts to an illusion. This is not evangelism, but deception"

"Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't."

"If by faith you are in Christ, God is as much for you in Christ as He will ever be or could ever be"

"What will it mean to live those final years for the glory of Christ? How will we live them in such a way as to show that Christ is our highest Treasure?"

"Promise: We Are As Secure As Christ Is Righteous and God is Just"

"Only one life, "Twill soon be past; Only what's done for Christ will last."

"If we cut loose from the anchor of God's word, we wil not be free. We will be slaves of personal passions and popular trends."

"In the name of marketing savvy or sensitive communication, cowardice capitulates to the world, and we surrender the offensive truth of Christ's uniqueness and supremacy."

John Stott

"Until you see the cross as that which is done by you, you will never appreciate that it is done for you."

"His authority on earth allows us to dare to go to all the nations. His authority in heaven gives us our only hope of success. And His presence with us leaves us no other choice."

"We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God."

John Wesley

"Beware you be not swallowed up in books! An ounce of love is worth a pound of knowledge."

"The neglect of prayer is a grand hindrance to holiness."

"I desire to have both heaven and hell ever in my eye, while I stand on this isthmus of life, between two boundless oceans."

"The world is my parish."

“Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on Earth.”

"the late Mr. Reynolds: the year 1759, having eaten, and drunk, and forgotten God for eighty-four years, he went himself to give an account of his stewardship."

"the late Mr. Reynolds. The house is, I think, the best contrived and the most beautiful I ever saw. It has four fronts, and five rooms on a floor, elegantly, though not sumptuously, furnished. At a small distance stands a delightful grove. On every side of this, the poor rich man, who had no hope beyond the grave, placed seats, to enjoy life as long as he could."

John Wycliffe

"I believe that in the end truth will conquer"

First to translate the Bible into English

Jonathan Edwards

"God’s Word is for all of us and each of us; He does not need to give particular messages to particular people."

"Unconverted men walk over the pit of hell on a rotten covering."

"The deceitfulness of the heart of man appears in no one thing so much as this of spiritual pride and self-righteousness"

"Lord, stamp eternity on my eyeballs."

"While God wants to reach the heart with truth, he does not bypass the mind."

"'God’s purpose for my life was that I have a passion for God’s glory and that I have a passion for my joy in that glory, and that these two are one passion."

"The honour of the greatness, excellency and majesty of God's being, requires that sin be punished with an infinte punishment."

"Sin casts contempt on the majesty and greatness of God."

"Sin is of such a nature, that it wishes ill, and aims at ill to God and man; but to God especially. It strikes at God; it would, if it could, procure his misery and death"

Joni Eareckson Tada

"Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves."

King David

Forgiveness of the Wicked

"Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered."

Lester Roloff

"The world's greatest need is preaching preachers. The Gospel is our emancipation proclamation: let's take it to the slaves of sin."

Martin Luther

"We are saved by faith alone, but the faith that saves is never alone"

"I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer"

"Feelings come and feelings go, And feelings are deceiving; My warrant is the Word of God-- Naught else is worth believing."

"It is better to think of church in the ale-house than to think of the ale-house in church."

Michael Horton

"If the focus of our testimony is our changed life, we as well as our hearers are bound to be disappointed."

Mother Teresa

"If you can't feed a hundred people, feed just one"

N T Wright

"Arguments about God are like pointing a flashlight toward the sky to see if the sun is shining."

Os Guinness

"Christianity is the only religion whose God bears the scars of evil"


"Eighty-six years I have served Him. He has never done me wrong. How then can I blaspheme my King who has saved me?"

R C Sproul

"Sin cosmic treason... It is an act of supreme ingratitude toward the One to whom we owe everything."

"Prayer does change things, all kinds of things. But the most important thing it changes is us."

"Men and women who refuse to acknowledge God's existence do so, in the final analysis, because it is contrary to their manner of living. They do not want to bow to the moral claims of a holy God on their lives."

Ravi Zacharias

"We have a right to believe whatever we want, but not everything we believe is right"

"There is no greater discovery than seeing God as the author of your destiny."

"If you are an atheist it is not for intellectual reasons, but for moral reasons."

Richard Baxter

The Reformed Pastor

"Study hard, for the well is deep, and our brains are shallow"

"Prayer is the breath of the new creature."

Richard Sibbes

"The winter prepares the earth for the spring, so do afflictions sanctified prepare the soul for glory."

"Poverty and affliction take away the fuel that feeds pride."

Rick Warren

"You were made by God and for God and until you understand that, life will never make sense."

Robert Moffat

"In the vast plain to the north I have sometimes seen, in the morning sun, the smoke of a thousand villages where no missionary has ever been."

"Oh, that I had a thousand lives, and a thousand bodies! All of them should be devoted to no other employment but to preach Christ to these degraded, despised, yet beloved mortals." .

Robert Murray Mc'Cheyne

"I tell you, brethren, if mercies and if judgments do not convert you, God has no other arrows in His quiver."

Rochunga Pudaite

"My grandfather was a headhunter. But by God's grace, today I am a heart-hunter.”

Samuel Rutherford

"Build your nest upon no tree here; for you see God has sold the forest to death."

"Believe God's word and power more than you believe your own feelings and experiences. Your Rock is Christ, and it is not the Rock which ebbs and flows, but your sea."

Sinclair Ferguson

"How can we live for that which Christ died for?"

"We are as righteous as Jesus Christ because the only righteousness we have is Jesus Christ's rightneousness."

"Therefore since God counts us as righteous in Jesus Christ be righteous."

Soren Kierkegaard

"Prayer doesn't change God, but changes him who prays"

St. Augustine of Hippo

"Because God has made us for Himself, our hearts are restless until they rest in Him."

St. Francis of Assisi

"The deeds you do may be the only sermon some persons will hear today"

Stephen Charnock

"Since nothing but God is eternal, nothing but God is worth the loving"

Theodore Epp

"Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave, and is coming back tomorrow."

Thomas à Kempis

"Jesus has now many lovers of the heavenly kingdom but few bearers of His cross."

"There is no salvation of soul, nor hope of eternal life, save in the Cross"

Thomas Watson

"The more we enjoy of God, the more we are ravished with delight."

"A man's greatest care should be for that place where he lives longest; therefore eternity should be his scope."

"God sweetens outward pain with inward peace."

"Knowledge is the eye that must direct the foot of obedience."

Tim Keller

"True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less."

"Any person who only sticks with Christianity as long as things are going his or her way, is a stranger to the cross."

"we are more wicked than we ever dared believe, but more loved and accepted in Christ than we ever dared hope"

"A faith without some doubts is like a human body with no antobodies in it"

Warren W. Wiersbe

"Do you need help today? Lift up your hands to the Lord in supplication and in expectation, and soon you will lift up your hands in jubilation and celebration."

William Carey

"All my friends are but one, but He is all sufficient."

William Cowper (1731-1800)

"And Satan trembles when he sees, The weakest saint upon his knees."

William Lane Craig

"If there is no God, then man and the universe are doomed."

William R. Newell

"When Adam sinned, he fled from God; when a sinner believes, he comes back!"

William Wilberforce

Abolition of Slavery

"You may choose to look the other way but you can never say again that you did not know."

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"If there were no God, there would be no atheists"

G. K. Chesterton

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