Quotes

These are a few of my favourite quotes in no particular order.  Some are from books I have read, others are from sermons or speeches I have listened to, and some are from the Word of God.  The author of the quote and the source from which it is taken is recorded as known. 

Regarding posting on the internet:
“Assume that everyone, everywhere will read what you write and see what you post.”
-Kevin DeYoung (The One Indispensable Rule for Using Social Media)

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
-2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NKJV)

“Grace, simply stated, is God’s goodness and generosity offered to those who do not deserve it.”
-Duane Elmer (Cross Cultural Servanthood)

“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church.  Worship is.  
Missions exists because worship doesn’t.” 
-John Piper (The Supremacy of God in Missions)

“Your worst days are never so bad that you’re beyond the reach of God’s grace.  
And your best days are never so good that you’re beyond the need of God’s grace.”
-Jerry Bridges (The Discipline of Grace)

“Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget”

“ ‘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

“Acting in faith sometimes means looking stupid to others.” 

“Lord, I give up all my plans and purposes, all my own desires and hopes, and accept Thy will for my life.  I give myself, my time, my all, utterly to Thee to be Thine forever.  Fill me and seal me with Thy Holy Spirit.  Use me as Thou wilt, work out Thy whole will in my life at any cost, now and forever.”
-Betty Stam

Greece said, “Be wise, know yourself.”
Rome said, “Be strong, discipline yourself.”
Religion says, “Be good, conform yourself.”
Epicureanism says, “Be sensuous, satisfy yourself.”
Education says, “Be resourceful, expand yourself.”
Psychology says, “Be confident, assert yourself.”
Materialism says, “Be possessive, please yourself.”
Ascetism says, “Be lowly, suppress yourself.”
Humanism says, “Be capable, believe in yourself.”
Pride says, “Be superior, promote yourself.”
Christ says, “Be unselfish, humble yourself.”

“Don’t get too busy doing things for the Lord to spend time with Him.”
-Elizabeth George

“Eternity to the godly is a day that has no sunset; 
eternity to the wicked is a night that has no sunrise.”
-Thomas Watson

“I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me."
-Jesus in John 17:20-21 (NKJV)

“The relationship between God and a man is more private and intimate 
than any possible relation between two fellow creatures.”
-C.S. Lewis

“Where [the Lord] led she would follow, what He fed she would swallow.”
-Elisabeth Elliot describing Amy Carmichael’s time in Japan.

“There never was a goose so grey but sometime soon or late
Some honest gander came her way and took her for his mate.”
-L.M. Montgomery (Anne’s House of Dreams)

“If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
-Thomas Edison

“It is not what we say or feel that makes us who we are, but what we do or fail to do.”
-Marianne Dashwood in the 2008 Sense & Sensibility movie

“It takes just as much grace to keep me from a life of sin as it would to get me out of one.”

“We must not think of God as composed of parts working harmoniously.  We must think of God as one… God is all one God, and everything else that God does harmonizes with everything else that God does perfectly because there are no parts to get out of joint and no attributes to face each other and fight it out.  All God’s attributes are one, and together.”
-A.W. Tozer (The Attributes of God: Vol. 1)

“The power is in the message [the gospel] not the messenger.”

“God’s Word is primary while experience is secondary.”
-Dr. Ajith Fernando

“Prayer makes us conscience of other’s needs.”
-Wayne Heikkinen

“It is hard for us to do something new, but God remoulds as He wills – He is the Potter.  
Be mouldable.”
-Wayne Heikkinen 

Thus says the Lord:
“Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
Let not the mighty man glory in his might,
Nor let the rich man glory in his riches; 
But let him who glories glory in this,
That he understands and knows Me,
That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, [justice], and righteousness in the earth.
For in these I delight,” says the Lord.
-Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NKJV)

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