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Church Quotes

  • sheep3"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

  • philip yancey"We can’t expect the nation to operate by Christian principles… but we can expect this of the church."
    - Philip Yancey

  • bored in church"There is a thin line between a long church service and a hostage situation."

  • heart clockwork"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

  • quote 1473

    "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

  • quote 1496

    "The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity."

    - Leonard Ravenhill

  • quote 1511

    "The Christian shoemaker does his duty not by putting little crosses on the shoes, but by making good shoes."

    - Martin Luther

  • quote 1541

    Discipline says, "I need to."

    Duty says, "I ought to."

    Devotion says, "I want to."

    - Adrian Rogers

  •  quote 1547

    “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

  • quote 1548

    "Everywhere else in the world, loveliness precedes love. Only in the Gospel does love precede loveliness." 

    - Tullian Tchividjian

  • quote 1552

    "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

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    quote 1556

    "Disciples are producers not consumers."

    - Mike Breen

  • quote 1581

    “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

  • quote 1582

    "Our society strives to avoid any possibility of offending anyone - except God."

    - Billy Graham

  • quote 1609

    "Worship isn't an event to attend and watch. It's a lifestyle to be lived."

    - unknown

  • quote 1616

    "The cost of non-discipleship is the irrelevance of the church."

    - Ray Altman

  • quote 1635

    "Humanity's particular beauty is only possible because of its brave fragility. Look to your vulnerable God."

    - Ann Voskamp

  • quote 1640

    "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

  • CS Lewis quote

    "It would seem that our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased."

    - C. S. Lewis

  • Biblical Faith

    Biblical Faith: It's not a leap into the dark; rather it is a step into the light. 

  • A quote about how the gospel spreads.

    "The gospel spreads as a seed, not a potted plant."

    - Unknown

  • Palm Sunday quote

    When they brought the colt to Jesus and threw their cloaks over it, he sat on it. Many people spread their cloaks on the road, while others spread branches they had cut in the fields. Those who went ahead and those who followed shouted,
    “Hosanna!”
    “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”

    - Mark 11:7-9

  • C.S.Lewis quote

    "To know God is to know that our obedience is due to Him."

    - C. S. Lewis

  • quote 1735

    "To love to preach is one thing, to love those to whom we preach quite another."

    - D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

  • David Platt quote

    "A materialistic world will not be won to Christ by a materialistic church."

    - David Platt

  • quote 1739

    "If we do not humbly accept the Word of God planted in us, which can save us...we will be hardened by it."

    - Alistair Begg

  • quote 1763

    "Arguing about God's existence, I hold, is like arguing about air. You may affirm that air exists, and I that it does not. But as we debate the point, we are both breathing air all the time."

    - Cornelius Van Til