"The conversion of a soul is the miracle of a moment, but the manufacture of a saint is the task of a lifetime."- Alan Redpath
"We are not called to be defenders of the Truth but to live the Truth, which is Truth's best defense."
~Mabel Boggs Sweet
If we want to face ISIS, "our love needs to be more powerful than our sermons." - Johnnie Moore, March 1, 2016, Greater Toronto East Prayer Breakfast
"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine." ~ D. L. Moody
"I really only love God as much as I love the person I love the least."
"The more we pray, the more we shall want to pray. The more we pray, the more we can pray. The more we pray, the more we shall pray. He who prays little will pray less, but he who prays much will pray more. And he who prays more, will desire to pray more abundantly."
- Charles Spurgeon
"If you follow Jesus long enough and far enough, you will trespass on the fields of the impossible."
- Mark Batterson
"At the end of the day, God's power is not primarily about victory over your particular situation. It's about the glory of His name on earth. Sometimes He does that by giving you victory over an obstacle; other times He does that by letting you suffer, to show a watching world that He is better than anything else on earth."
- J.D. Greear
"The glory of God is a human being made fully alive."
"When you are going through something hard and wonder where God is, remember the teacher is always quiet during a test."
"God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with Him."
- Jim Elliot
"When the voice of the church is but an echoing of the culture’s voices and not a voice from beyond, it may not be the right voice."
– Leonard Sweet
"God is looking for people through whom He can do the impossible. What a pity we plan to do only the things that we can do by ourselves."
- A.W. Tozer
"Some burn up in the fire. Others are refined by it."
"God is glorified in his people by the way we experience him, not merely by the way we think about him."
- John Piper
"Life is ten percent what happens to us and ninety percent how we respond to it."
- Charles Swindoll
"We will speak thankful words consistently, when we are thankful people."
"Live every day as if it were your last, because one of these days, it will be."
– Jeremy Schwartz
"Think it through to its logical conclusion, and if the outcome is something that God would condemn, put a stop to it immediately."
- Oswald Chambers
"The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity."
- Leonard Ravenhill
Jesus did not say “Come to my seminar.” Or “Come to my conference.” Jesus said “Come to my table;” “Come and dine;” “Come and see” and "Come to me."
- Leonard Sweet
"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind."
- C.S. Lewis
"The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes."
- Martin Luther
Pope Francis revealed recently he daily prays a meditation from St. Thomas More that includes the line:
“Grant me, O Lord, a sense of good humor. Allow me the grace to be able to take a joke.”
"I’m not afraid of failure; I’m afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter."
- William Carey
"I may not know where to go next, but I can count on the One who sends me."
- Katy McCown
"Most Christians don't hear God's voice because we've already decided we aren't going to do what He says."
"Often, the problem we have in loving others and in freeing ourselves from bitterness we may have towards them is really a problem of not knowing who God is and trusting Him to be who He says He is."
– David Guzik
"Faith and repentance are not static, the decision of a moment; they are the lifelong realities of a new heart."
- Sinclair B. Ferguson
"Do not think that you can show your love for Christ by hating those who seem to be His enemies on earth. Suppose they really do hate Him: nevertheless He loves them, and you cannot be united with Him unless you love them too."
- Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation
"Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions."
- Henri Nouwen
Discipline says, "I need to."
Duty says, "I ought to."
Devotion says, "I want to."
- Adrian Rogers
“When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people.”
- Abraham Joshua Heschel
"Disciples are producers not consumers."
- Mike Breen
"Forgiveness doesn't excuse their behavior. Forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying your heart."
Regarding prayer: "What Christ needed, we cannot afford to neglect."
- Alexander MacLaren
"Worry is a misuse of imagination."
"Don't bother to give God instructions; just report for duty."
- Corrie Ten Boom
"God is in the business of growing Abram into a man of great faith, and this requites circumstances where Abram must trust God."
- David Guzik
Prosperity knits a man to the World. He feels that he is ‘finding his place in it’, while really it is finding its place in him.
"Undeniable guilt, plus undeserved grace, should equal unbridled gratitude."
- Nancy Leigh DeMoss
"As followers of Christ we do not have the freedom to say anything we want, to blurt out whatever is on our mind."
- Tim Cameron
"Choose to live generously and watch your life change."
- Brad Formsma
"Engaging unengaged people groups is essential to fulfilling the Great Commission."
- Issachar Initiative
"A small leak will sink a great ship. A small spark will kindle a great fire. A little allowed sin will ruin an immortal soul."
- J.C. Ryle
Want to keep Christ in Christmas?
Feed the hungry, cloth the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the stranger and the unwanted child, care for the ill, love your enemies.
- Steve Maraboli
"To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you."
"I heard your prayer. Trust my timing."
- TobyMac #SpeakLife
"What wings are to a bird and sails to a ship, so is prayer to the soul."
"The cost of non-discipleship is the irrelevance of the church."
- Ray Altman
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