“Biblical orthodoxy without compassion is surely the ugliest thing in the world.” Francis Schaeffer
“Of all the acts of man, repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults . . . is to be conscious of none." Thomas Carlyle
“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” Charles Schultz
"Souls are expensive." Peter Odanga
"Though the waves and billows rise, there is at the helm a pilot who can guide our vessel in safety to the desired haven." Charles Simeon
Crucified people 1) face in only one direction, 2) can never turn back, 3) no longer have plans of their own. (based on A. W. Tozer)
A little thing is a little thing, but faithfulness in the little things is a big thing." Hudson Taylor
“Don't bother to give God instructions; just report for duty.” Corrie Ten Boom
"And now, O Lord, this man of God, Who breaks the bread of life this morning -- Shadow him in the hollow of thy hand, And keep him out of the gunshot of the devil." James Weldon Johnson
"The Bible is the greatest of all books; to study it is the noblest of all pursuits; to understand it, the highest of all goals." Charles Ryrie
You were not made to live in sin. You were made for better things.
Lord Jesus, I pray to be a load-lifter for a weary pilgrim today. Amen.
"No one ever cared for me like Jesus, There's no other friend so kind as He; No one else could take the sin and darkness from me, O how much He cared for me." Charles Weigle
"The highest form of repentance is not doing it again." Christopher Esget
"Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers." Garth Brooks
"How many of our churches today are sound, respectable--and lukewarm? What, then, must Christ's word be to them? What have we to hope for?--unless, by the mercy of God who in wrath remembers mercy, we find zeal to repent? Revive us, O Lord, before Judgment falls!" J. I. Packer
“A dead Christ I must do everything for; a living Christ does everything for me.” Andrew Murray
“A materialistic world will not be won to Christ by a materialistic church.” David Platt
Lord, thank you for friends who care enough to tell me the hard truth. I pray for grace to hear your voice through their words. Amen.
“Love says: I’ve seen the ugly parts of you, and I’m staying.” Matt Chandler
Clothe yourself with Jesus early in the morning and you'll be well dressed all day long.
“Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.” Hannah More
"He loved me ere I knew Him And all my love is due Him, He plunged me to victory, Beneath the cleansing flood." Eugene Bartlett 1939
Let God be God in your life. That means adjusting your hopes, your dreams, your agenda, and even your prayers to his will for your life.
Al Capone once put it this way, “When I sell whiskey, they call it bootlegging; when my patrons serve it on Lake Shore Drive, they call it hospitality.” How true. It all depends on who’s doing the buying and the selling and the serving. We’re all quick to condemn in others what we excuse in ourselves.
“Everybody who’s for abortion has already been born." Ronald Reagan
"The greatest honor for any Christian is to be like Jesus. When we suffer unjustly, we share in a tiny portion of what happened to him." Robert Jeffress
"Jesus is calling the weary to rest, Calling today, calling today, Bring Him your burden and you shall be blest; He will not turn you away." Fanny Crosby, 1883
"Good people don’t go to Heaven, forgiven people do." Lecrae
“If you are always looking for an impact, a legacy, and success, you will not take the time to care for the things that matter.” Michael Horton
“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
“This too shall pass.” Remember that this applies equally to blessings and sorrows, laughter and tears, victories and defeats.
“Pray the largest prayers. You cannot think a prayer so large that God, in answering it, will not wish you had made it larger. Pray not for crutches but for wings.” Phillips Brooks
"God’s time is not our time. His clock is not our clock. God runs on Eternity Standard Time." Angel Martinez
"If you learn from defeat, you haven't really lost." Zig Ziglar
"Forgive and give as if it were your last opportunity. Love like there's no tomorrow, and if tomorrow comes, love again." Max Lucado
“The pastor ought to have two voices: one, for gathering the sheep; and another, for driving away wolves.” John Calvin
Lord, teach me to trust you even when I cannot see around the next bend in the road. Amen.
"If I'd never had a problem I wouldn't know that He could solve them, I'd never know what faith in God could do." Andrae Crouch
Salvation! O salvation! The joyful sound proclaim, Till each remotest nation Has learned Messiah’s Name. Reginald Heber, 1819. (Wrote many hymns, including "Holy, Holy, Holy")