Blog entries tagged Quotes


1. Head Down, Feet Moving

June 2, 2014

That’s how you make it to the end zone.

2. What Matters When We Pray

June 4, 2013

Here’s some encouragement regarding prayer, from a sermon by Spurgeon in which he quotes an unnamed “old preacher” (HT Justin Taylor): “Remember, the Lord will not hear you, because of the arithmetic of your prayers; he does not count their numbers. “He will not hear you because of the rhetoric of your prayers; he do...

3. Preparation

January 21, 2011

God never seems to be in a hurry in preparing an instrument. He submitted His Son to a thirty-year training, in obscurity, for a ministry of three years. He so ordered events that two-thirds of Moses’ life-span was spent in preparation. We are in a desperate hurry to get on with the job, and would like to eliminate some of the tra...

4. Unlovely Orthodoxy

December 31, 2010

“I think unlovely orthodoxy, unbeautiful Christianity is a tragedy. We have pugilistic Christians; we have acrobatic Christians; we have athletic Christians; we have big-domed, learned Christians. We have all kinds of Christians, but where are the beautiful ones, those who shine with inner beauty? I am looking for them, and I pray that God wi...

5. Tell Your Monsters

May 20, 2009

“Don’t tell God how big your monsters are; tell your monsters how big your God is.”...

6. Three Quotes

May 11, 2009

Yesterday I happened across these three quotes that stuck in my mind  . . .“If God used only perfect people, nothing would ever get done.” Rick Warren“When the tide goes out you find out who has been swimming naked.” Warren Buffet“I am trying to be a super hero. Thank God He already sent us a Savior so that I can …

7. Mark Driscoll on the Cross

October 4, 2008

Mark Driscoll has a powerful word about the “curious paradox” of the cross:The curious paradox of the atoning death of a bloody Jesus rising above the plane of human history with a mocking crown of thorns is that he is offensive in an attractive way.It is the utter horror of the cross that cuts through the chatter, noise, and nonsense o…

8. How Warren Wiersbe Defines Ministry

September 19, 2008

During my trip to Virginia this week, Damaris Carbaugh shared with me Warren Wiersbe’s definition of ministry:Ministry takes place when divine resources meet human needs through loving channels to the glory of God. Memorize that—and then pray God makes it a reality in your life.  …

9. Bump a Man and See What Spills Out

May 25, 2008

“You never really find out what is inside a man until he is bumped and you see what spills out.” Carl Lundquist

10. Sheep Stumble, Swine Wallow

December 14, 2007

“Sheep stumble, but swine wallow. What we are may be difficult to discern when we are covered in mud. But our reaction to it, over a period of time, will tell us if we are part of God’s flock or the Devil’s herd.” John Ensor, The Great Work of the Gospel, p. 128.

11. Never Repeat What Someone Said Someone Said

October 11, 2007

I first heard this piece of advice about five years ago from a gifted Christian leader. He was speaking at a Bible conference and in the course of his message advised us to “never repeat what someone said someone said.” It only gets you in trouble.This is especially important advice when you are angry and in the midst of so ...

12. Corrie Ten Boom and Martin Luther

June 25, 2007

Here are two follow-up quotes to my sermon Hold Lightly What You Value Greatly."I have learned to hold all things loosely, so God will not have to pry them out of my hands.” Corrie ten Boom (Thanks to Duane Follman)"I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands ...

13. Dr. Falwell’s Final Quote

May 16, 2007

A few days ago Jerry Falwell penned his final “Falwell Confidential” column called Bible History, Prophecy, and World War III. The closing paragraph serves as a good summary of his life:With the world on the brink of pandemonium, it is our responsibility to point people -no matter their heritage, ethnicity or religion - to ...

14. Thought for the Day

May 16, 2007

“You can be right about everything all the time or you can have friends. But you can’t do both."That thought comes from this column by John Armstrong.

15. Just Do It

December 3, 2006

“Nothing would be done at all if a man waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.” Cardinal John Henry Newman

16. The Sin Underneath All Our Sins

November 26, 2006

“The sin underneath all our sins is the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and that we must take matters into our own hands.” Martin Luther

17. Thanksgiving Morning

November 23, 2006

I’m sitting at my desk looking out the window at the lake next to our cabin. The rising sun fills the tops of the trees, chasing away the darkness. The sky is clear-blue with not a cloud in sight. And there is no wind to speak of. A clear, calm, cool morning in northeast Mississippi. A little while ago I drove down t ...

18. The Best Time to Plant a Tree

August 15, 2006

“The best time to plant a tree is twenty years ago. The second best time is today.” Chinese proverb

19. Sunday, May 16, 2004

May 16, 2004

6:49 AM Sunday shout-out to Ken Dawson, Randy Wilson, George Cominos, Jim Boult, Norma Britt, Marilyn Garapolo, Helen Schultz, Tom Perrault, and to all the brand-new graduates of Moody Bible Institute. We welcome friends and family members of those graduates who worship with us this morning. 6:44 AM Big news from the sports...

20. Monday, May 3, 2004

May 3, 2004

10:24 AM Robert P. George & Gerard V. Bradley explain why the Catholic Church is justified in withholding communion from Catholic politicians who advocate abortion. By the way, in referencing articles about the Catholic position on communion, I don't mean to gloss over the profound differences between the Catholic doctrine ...

21. Friday, April 30, 2004

April 30, 2004

10:38 PM Notes from the Faithful Men Conference, Word of Life Inn, opening service … 300 men gathered from all over New England for the conference … Lots of laughter and chatter before the service … My favorite moment: When Mike Bush asked who had come the farthest, one man pointed a man on his left and...

22. Monday, December 1, 2003

December 1, 2003

7:00 PM Marlene and I just got back from buying a Christmas tree. We couldn't find anything we liked at one store so we were on our way to another store when we saw Christmas trees for sale behind the Portillo's at the corner of Des Plaines and Roosevelt Road in Forest Park. So on impulse we pulled in to the Christmas tree ...

23. Thursday, June 26, 2003

June 26, 2003

Only 3 more days till Groundbreaking Sunday! 9:45 PM And to end the day on a happy note, this quote from Winston Churchill: “When I look back on all these worries, I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.” 5:14 PM George ...

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