60-plus-quotes-to-shake-up-your-walk-with-christ

“Hell is larger today than it was yesterday, because many of us have failed to pray.” – David Smithers

 


 

“You know, people say that today. “Oh, I am just a saved sinner.” That is like saying you are a married bachelor. That is like saying you are an honest thief, or a pure harlot. You can´t be a saved sinner. You are either saved or you are a sinner. He came. “Thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall save his people from their sins.” –Leonard Ravenhill

“He frequently emphasized the fact that anything which is not Christ in resurrection is not the church.”
-Watchman Nee

 


“You say to me; ‘Oh brother, we are “in the world” [and not of it]’ Sure you are, but you don’t have to pump it into your living room!! Garbage in, Garbage out !!!”

– Paul Washer

 


“Friend, you will never stumble as long as you are on your knees!”-Raymond Beasley

“You know, we live in a day when we are more afraid of holiness than we are of sinfulness.”-Leonard Ravenhill

Any manipulation of the Scriptures to make them speak peace to the natural man is evil and can only lead to ruin.” – A. W. Tozer


 

“At any point in all of Eternity, we can say, ‘This is just the beginning.’ How wonderful for those who are with Christ. How unimaginably dreadful for those who are not.” Leonard Ravenhill

 


“People take salvation today in such a cold, formal, matter-of-fact, business-like sort of way, that it appears as though they are doing God an honor in condescending to receive His offer of Redemption.
Their eyes are dry, their sense of sin absent; nor is there any sign of penitence and contrition… But oh, if there were conviction! if they came with hearts bowed down, yea! broken and contrite, came with the cry of the guilt-laden soul: “God be merciful to me a sinner!”–came trembling with the burning life and death question of the Philippian jailor: “What must I do to be saved ?”–what converts they would be!”
-Oswald J. Smith

“The Word of God is a looking glass, to show us our spots; and the blood of Christ is a fountain to wash them away.” -Thomas Watson

“It is easier to speak about revival than to set about it.” -Horatius Bonar

“Let me never become a slave to crowds.” – A.W. Tozer


 

“Let us not glide through this world and then slip quietly out of it without having blown the trumpet loud and long for our Blessed Redeemer. At the very least, let us see to it that when the Devil gets news of our departure from the battlefield, he throws a thanksgiving party in hell.” -C.T. Studd

 


I don’t know how your theology works, but if Jesus has a choice between stained glass windows and feeding starving kids in Haiti, I have a feeling he’d choose the starving kids in Haiti.-Tony Campolo

“I can get more out of God by believing Him for one minute than by shouting at Him all night.” – Smith Wigglesworth

“What is Christianity all about? It is about an intimate relationship with God. And I HATE a christendom, a churchianity that God is not big enough and glorious enough so that we have to give them other things.” -Paul Washer

“Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting, and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus just flows out
of you.” –Corrie ten Boom


 

“Such words as amen, hallelujah, glory and others of like sacred association are repeated endlessly and meaninglessly in the apparent belief that they have in them some strange power for good. This can be no more than high-grade magic. It will pay us to search our own hearts thoroughly to discover just why we use these words.” -A.W. Tozer

 


 

“The Church did the most when the Church was the least like the world.” – G. Campbell Morgan

“A hundred years ago they read less about the Bible and more out of the old Book itself!” – Charles L. Goodell

“It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher” –George Whitefield

 


 

Sympathy is no substitute for action.- David Livingstone

 


The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose. -C. S. Lewis

The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed – Hudson Taylor

If your Gospel isn’t touching others, it hasn’t touched you!-Curry R. Blake


 

I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light- John Keith Falconer

 


Use your ministry to build people, not people to build your ministry. –Jacquelyn K. Heasley

‘Not called!’ did you say? ‘Not heard the call,’ I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father’s house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there. Then look Christ in the face — whose mercy you have professed to obey — and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world. -William Booth

 


 

“People are so prone to lean upon gifted men. And if they cannot have such, they get discouraged and scattered, instead of getting lovingly together and helping one another by their mutual faith.” -C.H. Mackintosh

 


Unless we have invested a great deal of time in our secret ministry to the Lord then the shallowness of our public ministry will be very evident. Today it is abundantly clear that not enough time is spent ministering to the Lord, and way too much time is spent ministering to people; hence, most of what is done in the name of ministry is performed in a fleshly, human way which never bears any lasting fruit. -Chip Brogden


 

“It is a sad and shocking fact that many religious people are in Hell.”-John R. Rice

 


It takes spiritual authority to bless others. Many Christians say, “God bless you,” but one clearly senses that although the words express a kind wish, they lack real spiritual authority. -M. Basilea Schlink

“I prayed for Faith, and thought that some day Faith would come down and strike me like lightning. But Faith did not seem to come. One day I read in the tenth chapter of Romans, ‘Now Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God’. I had closed my Bible, and prayed for Faith. I now opened my Bible, and began to study, and Faith has been growing ever since. “-D.L. Moody

“I desire to have both heaven and hell ever in my eye, while I stand on this isthmus of life, between two boundless oceans.” -John Wesley

 


“Being an extrovert isn’t essential to evangelism—obedience and love are.” -Rebecca Manley Pippert


“We are profoundly convinced that…the primary need of the hour is a return to New Testament first principles and standards. Christian missions are no human undertaking, but a supernatural and divine enterprise for which God has provided supernatural power and leadership.” -Robert H. Glover

“Nobody ever outgrows Scriptures; the Book widens and deepens with our years” -Charles Haddon Spurgeon

[The Judgment of Revelation 20] “Includes all the wicked dead from the days of Cain down to the last apostate from millennial glory. There will not be one there who has not passed through the article of death– not one there whose name has been set down in life’s fair Book– not one there that shall not be judged according to his own very deeds– not one there who shall not pass from the dread of realities of the Great White Throne into everlasting horrors and ineffable torments of the Lake of Fire that burneth with fire and brimstone. How awful! How terrible! How perfectly dreadful!” –C.H. Mackintosh

“Are we as willing to go into debt for the work of God as we are for a vacation to Hawaii?”-Erwin W. Lutzer

“The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor” -Charles Stanley


“Mass communication can aid in personal evangelism and the development of Christians, but it cannot be a substitute for the world seeing the truth lived through us.” –Erwin W. Lutzer

 


“The church has many tasks but only one mission.” –Arthur Preston

“Care more for a grain of faith than a ton of excitement.” -Charles H. Spurgeon

“It ill becomes the servant to seek to be rich, and great, and honored in that world where his Lord was poor, and mean, and despised.” -George Muller


[Regarding Hearing From God]…”Retire from the world each day to some private spot. Stay in the secret place till the surrounding noises begin to fade out of your heart and a sense of God’s presence envelops you. Deliberately tune out the unpleasant sounds and come out of your closet determined not to hear them. Listen for the inward voice till you learn to recognize it.”

-A.W. Tozer

 


“A test of a Christian’s character is what he does after he comes to the blockade in the road and what his attitude is after everything has left him except Jesus. You will never know down here that Christ is all you need until Christ is all you have left. You will never be able to tell the world for sure that He will do in a crisis unless you learn how to live in a crisis.” -Lester Roloff

“We never grow closer to God when we just live life. It takes deliberate pursuit and attentiveness.” –Francis Chan

“If you have no joy, there’s a leak in your Christianity somewhere.” -Billy Sunday

“The way from God to a human heart is through a human heart.” –Samuel Dickey Gordon


“The first duty of the gospel preacher is to declare God’s law and to show the nature of sin.”

-Martin Luther


The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’ –Billy Graham

“The Jesus that men want to see is not the Jesus they really need to see.”-G. Campbell Morgan

“Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards. Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.” -Hudson Taylor


“I read my bible more after I decide to. I pray ‘better’ after reading my bible. I am moved to the actions of ministry and evangelism after I have prayed, and all of this began with a decision.” -David Medina


“The great reservoir of the power that belongs to God is His own Word – the Bible. If we wish to make it ours, we must go to that Book. Yet people abound in the Church who are praying for power and neglecting the Bible. Men are longing to have power for bearing fruit in their own lives and yet forget that Jesus has said: “The seed is the Word of God” (Luke 8:11). -R.A. Torrey

“The scriptures are given not to increase our knowledge, but to change our lives.” -Dwight L. Moody

“We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power. We have a great deal of activity, but we accomplish little; many services but few conversions; much machinery but few results.” -R.A. Torrey

“If the Holy Spirit guides us, He will do it according to the Scriptures and never contrary to them.” -George Muller


 

“The only reason some of us are not exiled or thrown into prison is simply because we do not preach as fervently and as sternly as did Paul, John, Peter and others. This modern “santa claus” religion that is sweeping country today is not the religion Jesus taught and John practiced.”

-Oliver B. Greene

 


“A poor believer [monetarily] certainly is looked down upon in certain churches, and yet he may be the richest man spiritually in that church.” -J. Vernon McGee

“…you cannot live by sight and by faith, neither can you live by fear and by faith. It either has to be by faith or by fear, by faith or by sight. Which way are you living? Faith takes out the anxiety It takes out the fear. Faith leans heavy on the Lord. It knows that the Bible is so and can be trusted and that we can live by it and all of our needs will be supplied.” -Lester Roloff

“I would rather win souls than be the greatest king or emperor on earth; I would rather win souls than be the greatest general that ever commanded an army; I would rather win souls than be the greatest poet, or novelist, or literary man who ever walked the earth. My one ambition in life is to win as many as possible.” -R. A. Torrey


 

“Beware you be not swallowed up in [worldly] books.” -John Wesley

 


“God is looking for broken men who have judged themselves in the light of the cross of Christ. When He wants anything done, He takes up men who have come to the end of themselves, whose confidence is not in themselves, but in God.” H.A. Ironside

“Faith is to rest, not in the best of God’s servants, but in His unchanging Word.”– H. A. Ironside

“We must face the fact that many today are notoriously careless in their living. This attitude finds its way into the church. We have liberty, we have money, we live in comparative luxury. As a result, discipline has disappeared. What would a violin solo sound like if the strings on the musician’s instrument were all hanging loose, not stretched tight, not ‘disciplined?’” -A.W. Tozer


 

“Out of one hundred men, one will read the Bible, the other ninety-nine will read the Christian.”

D. L. Moody