"It’s easy to love and serve a sexy church. But to love and serve a struggling one, that’s another level of Christ-likeness."- Whitney Capps
"We can’t expect the nation to operate by Christian principles… but we can expect this of the church." - Philip Yancey
"There is a thin line between a long church service and a hostage situation."
"It is absolutely vital to remember that a pastor's ministry is never just shaped by his knowledge, experience, and skill. It is always also shaped by the true condition of his heart." - Paul David Tripp
"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
"The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity."
- Leonard Ravenhill
"The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes."
- Martin Luther
Discipline says, "I need to."
Duty says, "I ought to."
Devotion says, "I want to."
- Adrian Rogers
“Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”
- Jeremiah 17:7-8
"Everywhere else in the world, loveliness precedes love. Only in the Gospel does love precede loveliness."
- Tullian Tchividjian
"St. Gregory wrote that every time the sacred text describes a fact, it reveals a mystery. Preachers, are you listening? We have for too long ruptured people's minds with facts rather than raptured their souls with mystery."
- Flannery O'Connor
"Disciples are producers not consumers."
- Mike Breen
“To create a band of brothers/sisters, Marine Corps boot camp bans the words “I” “me” and “mine” for 13 weeks. What if church did same for 13 worships?”
- Leonard Sweet
"Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone - except God."
- Billy Graham
"Worship isn't an event to attend and watch. It's a lifestyle to be lived."
"The cost of non-discipleship is the irrelevance of the church."
- Ray Altman
"Humanity's particular beauty is only possible because of its brave fragility. Look to your vulnerable God."
- Ann Voskamp
"A preacher should have the mind of a scholar, the heart of a child, and the hide of a rhinoceros. Our biggest problem is how to toughen our hides without hardening our hearts."
- Vance Havner