"If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled." Charles Spurgeon
“A real Christian is the one who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.” Billy Graham
If you want a new life, you can have one, but you’ve got to let go of everything that stands between you and Jesus Christ.
He’s not the God we think he is. He’s much better than that.
Truth demands a personal commitment. You can talk about it, discuss it, debate it, and dissect it, but eventually you’ve got to do something about it.
God will never contradict his Word.
"Believing in Jesus means trusting him so much that if he can't taken me to heaven, I'm not going to go there." Lewis Sperry Chafer
"All I have needed Thy hand hath provided— 'Great is Thy faithfulness,' Lord, unto me!" Thomas Chisholm
It is altogether good for a man to remember that he is a sinner. A healthy sense of our own sin is a positive thing. It is a mark of wisdom. If I know that I am a sinner, I am driven to my knees in repentance and forced to run to the cross of Jesus Christ. This is where humility begins.
"All things bright and beautiful, All creatures great and small, All things wise and wonderful: The Lord God made them all." "He gave us eyes to see them, And lips that we might tell How great is God Almighty, Who has made all things well." Cecil F. Alexander, 1848
"In the final analysis there are no great preachers. There’s only a great Christ who does startling things when we place ourselves and our preaching in his hands." Haddon Robinson
"Souls are perishing. Sailor, wilt thou sleep when the wreck is out at sea, and the lifeboat is waiting for hands to man it?" Charles Spurgeon
"We can always be thankful that a thing is not worse. If it were worse, it would be no more than our sins make us deserve." John Broadus
“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"Where in the Bible did God ever give anyone an easy job to do?" Perry Noble
Lord Jesus, forgive us for misguided ambition, small dreams, and selfish plans. Grant us steady hands and stout hearts to follow you even though the road you take always leads to a cross. Amen.
Time is the brush with which God paints his story on the canvas of human history. Eternity is the perspective from which we view the painting." Ravi Zacharias
"No man is too big for God." S. Lewis Johnson
"No one is so empty as the man who has stopped walking with God and doesn’t know it." Jerry White
A little boy sat through a Sunday School class and learned about the time Jesus went to a wedding and turned water into wine. “And what did you learn from that story?” asked his father. The boy thought for a moment and answered, “If you’re having a wedding, make sure Jesus is there.” That’s good advice for all of us.
Remember that two letter word that starts with N and ends with O. It can get you out of trouble and save you from enormous heartache.
The next time you are feeling a little puffed up about all the great things you have done, and you are about to break your arm patting yourself on the back, remember the turtle on the fence post. You didn’t crawl to the top by yourself. Somebody had to put you there.
If we are rich and successful, if we are famous and blessed with worldly acclaim, if we are regarded as the best and the brightest, if we are quoted and feted and praised by all men, it will all count for nothing if we fail to pass the baton of faith along to the next generation. What shall it profit a man if he should gain the whole world and yet lose his own family? And if we go to our grave knowing that our children and grandchildren believe in Jesus, we can die happy, knowing that our time on earth was not spent in vain.
"Collapse in the Christian life is seldom a blowout. It is usually a slow leak." Paul Little
"Stand up, stand up for Jesus, the strife will not be long; this day the noise of battle, the next the victor's song." George Duffield
"O Lord, change the world. Begin, I pray thee, with me." Chinese prayer
In 1839 two men from the London Missionary Society landed in the New Hebrides, a chain of eighty islands in the South Pacific. Those two missionaries were killed and eaten by cannibals in November of that year. Eventually other missionaries came and the gospel began to take root on some of the islands. Nineteen years later a young man named John Paton set sail for the New Hebrides. When he announced his desire to go, a Mr. Dickson exploded, “The cannibals! You will be eaten by cannibals!” But to this Paton responded: "Mr. Dickson, you are advanced in years now, and your own prospect is soon to be laid in the grave, there to be eaten by worms; I confess to you, that if I can but live and die serving and honoring the Lord Jesus, it will make no difference to me whether I am eaten by Cannibals or by worms; and in the Great Day my Resurrection body will rise as fair as yours in the likeness of our risen Redeemer."
"When we take sides with God, God takes sides with us." R. W. Dale
Let it be said of all of us that we only did what had to be done. That we did not go looking for trouble, but when forced to make a choice, we chose to obey God rather than man.
"I heard the voice of Jesus say, 'Come unto Me and rest; Lay down, thou weary one, lay down Thy head upon My breast.' I came to Jesus as I was, weary and worn and sad; I found in Him a resting place, and He has made me glad." Horatius Bonar, 1846
"A saint is a person who makes it easy to believe in Jesus." Ruth Bell Graham
I would rather be on the wrong side of history than on the wrong side of truth.
If you're going to be a Christian, be one!
"There is an urgent need for discernment among Christians. We are often too gullible, and exhibit a naive readiness to credit messages and teachings which purport to come from the spirit world. There is such a thing, however, as a misguided charity and tolerance towards false doctrine." John Stott
"There is no pit so deep that the love of God is not deeper still." Corrie Ten Boom
Who looks worse? Peter who sank because he took eyes off Jesus or the 11 other guys who never got out of the boat in the first place?
"I'm as sure of heaven as if I'd already been there 10,000 years." Jack Wyrtzen
If you can’t be thankful for what you have received, be thankful for what you have escaped.
"Give tongues of fire and hearts of love To preach the reconciling word; Give pow'r and unction from above, Whene'er the joyful sound is heard." James Montgomery, 1823
"Every one says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive." C. S. Lewis