Short Devotions

Short Christian Quotes

In answer to your inquiry, I consider that the chief dangers which confront the coming century will be religion without the Holy Ghost, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.

Author: William Booth Category: Modern Church Rating: 
It shall greatly help you to understand Scripture if thou mark not only what is spoken or written
- but of whom
- and to whom
- with what words
- at what time
- where
- to what intent
- with what circumstances
- considering what goeth before
- and what followeth

Author: John Wycliff Category: Bible, Study Rating: 
I can seldom read scripture now without tears of joy and gratitude

Author: Hudson Taylor Category: Prayer, Gratitude Rating: 
(After losing his beloved wife, Hudson Taylor wrote in his journal) Love gave the blow that for a little while makes the desert more dreary, but Heaven more homelike

Author: Hudson Taylor Category: Love, Heaven, Affliction Rating: 
Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance. The only thing it cannot be is moderately important.

Author: C.S. Lewis Category: Christianity Rating: 
Five minutes after you die you'll know how you should have lived.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Judgment, Eternity Rating: 
If I might be the means of saving one soul I should prefer it to all the riches and honor in the world

Author: Asahel Nettleton Category: Evangelism, Perspective Rating: 
In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Author: Jesus Christ Category: Affliction Rating: 
What is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

Author: Jesus Christ Category: Perspective Rating: 
If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.

Author: Jesus Christ Category: Salvation Rating: 
There are only two days on my calendar... today and the day of judgment

Author: Martin Luther Category: Judgment, Eternity Rating: 
Some people do not like to hear much of repentance; but I think it is so necessary that if I should die in the pulpit, I would desire to die preaching repentance, and if out of the pulpit I would desire to die practicing it.

Author: Matthew Henry Category: Repentance Rating: 
A woman rushed up to famed violinist Fritz Kreisler after a concert and cried: "I'd give my life to play as beautifully as you do." Kreisler replied, "I did." Even nature teaches us that results require long, hard, patient, careful work. The Christian life is no different.

Author: Anonymous Category: Christian Life, Maturity, Perseverance, Labor Rating: 
No one can come to me unless the Father draws him.

Author: Jesus Christ Category: Predestination Rating: 
Only Christ could build a bridge to God with only two pieces of wood.

Author: Anonymous Category: Salvation, Christ Rating: 
Very few people have the grace of being special without also being aware of that specialness. But in Heaven the lowest Christian will be a king, and he can enjoy all the honors of royalty without vanity or pride.

Author: Michael Phillips Category: Humility Rating: 
Unless I am convicted by Scripture and plain reason-I do not accept the authority of popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other-my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise. God help me. Amen.

Author: Martin Luther Category: Scripture Rating: 
Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.

Author: Jesus Christ Category: Sin, Obedience Rating: 
Upon a life I did not live, upon a death I did not die; another's life, another's death, I stake my whole eternity.

Author: Horatius Bonar Category: Eternity Rating: 
Oh! how amazing it is that people can talk so much about men's power and goodness, when if God did not hold us back every moment, we should be devils incarnate!

Author: David Brainerd Category: Grace Rating: 
Is what you're living for worth Christ dying for?

Author: Epitaph of Leonard Ravenhill Category: Perspective Rating: 
Though He Slay Me, Yet Will I Trust in Him

Author: Job Category: Faith Rating: 
I love to live on the brink of eternity.

Author: David Brainerd Category: Eternity Rating: 
Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee.

Author: Asaph Category: God, Zeal Rating: 
You know they boasted about the Titanic, that it was the one ship that could not be sunk. Somebody said ‘God Almighty can’t sink this ship’ You can be pretty sure when somebody says something like that it’s going to sink on it’s first voyage. But there is one ship that isn’t going to sink.. and that’s the church

Author: Zac Poonen Category: Pride, The Church Rating: 
If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our bodies. If they will perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees. Let no one GO there UNWARNED and UNPRAYED for.

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Prayer, Preaching Rating: 
He must increase, but I must decrease.

Author: John the Baptist Category: Humility Rating: 
Labor not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life

Author: Jesus Christ Category: Labor Rating: 
If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink

Author: Jesus Christ Category: Christian Life Rating: 
I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your sins: for if ye believe not that I AM, ye shall die in your sins.

Author: Jesus Christ Category: Faith, Salvation, Trinity Rating: 
Before Abraham was... I AM

Author: Jesus Christ Category: Jesus Christ Rating: 
He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.

Author: Jesus Christ Category: Selfishness, Obedience, Emotions, Temptation Rating: 
Father, glorify thy name.

Author: Jesus Christ Category: Praise Rating: 
'Farewell, vain world; my soul can bid Adieu. My Savior taught me to abandon you. Your charms may gratify a sensual mind. But cannot please a soul for God Designed.

Author: David Brainerd Category: Zeal, The World Rating: 
The desire is thy prayers; and if thy desire is without ceasing, thy prayer will also be without ceasing. The continuance of your longing is the continuance of your prayer.

Author: Augustine Category: Prayer, Zeal Rating: 
The Christian life is a life of paradox's. We must give to receive, realize we are blind to see, become simple to be wise, suffer for gain, and die to live.

Author: Anonymous Category: Christian Life Rating: 
At any point in all of eternity, we can say "this is just the beginning."

Author: Anonymous Category: Eternity Rating: 
It is a sad state indeed when we are more grieved by the afternoon traffic than by our own sin against the God of the universe.

Author: Anonymous Category: Sin Rating: 
Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves getting it.

Author: Don Herold Category: Contentment Rating: 
Humility is not thinking less of yourself but thinking of yourself less.

Author: C.S. Lewis Category: Humility Rating: 
The words printed here are concepts. You must go through the experiences.

Author: Augustine Category: Wisdom, Experience Rating: 
Every selfish man, strangely enough, becomes a self slayer

Author: Sundar Singh Category: Selfishness Rating: 
Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.

Author: Earl of Chesterfield Category: Wisdom Rating: 
Jesus didn't come to make bad men do good things. He came to make dead men live.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Salvation Rating: 
There are two principles of atheism: one - there is no God, and two - I hate Him.

Author: Anonymous Category: Atheism Rating: 
Love is the beauty of the soul.

Author: Augustine Category: Love Rating: 
If you can find it in the scripture plainly you're on solid ground. If you can't, you may just be going on a good idea.

Author: Anonymous Category: Doctrine Rating: 
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.

Author: Corrie Ten Boom Category: Service Rating: 
It is good for me that I have been afflicted, that I might learn thy statutes

Author: David Category: Affliction Rating: 
Someone asked Luther, "Do you feel that you've been forgiven?" He answered, "No, but I'm as sure As there's a God in Heaven!"

Author: Martin Luther Category: Faith, Emotions Rating: 
Only one life, twill soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last

Author: C.T. Studd Category: Death, Perspective, Labor Rating: 
We wept when we were born though all around us smiled; so shall we smile when we die while all around us weep.

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Death Rating: 
Many pastors criticize me for taking the Gospel so seriously. But do they really think that on Judgment Day, Christ will chastise me, saying, 'Leonard, you took Me too seriously'?

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Judgment Rating: 
Everyone recognizes that Stephen was Spirit-filled when he was performing wonders. Yet, he was just as Spirit-filled when he was being stoned to death.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Preaching, Holy Spirit Rating: 
If you read history you will find out that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next.

Author: C.S. Lewis Category: Perspective Rating: 
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.

Author: Augustine Category: Love Rating: 
If you find yourself so anxious to do something that it can't wait, it's probably not of God

Author: Robert Thompson Category: Patience Rating: 
99% of the time we can find God's will for our specific situation directly in scripture. But since we desire our own will so much, we deceive ourselves and say 'God's will is so hard to know, and scripture is so hard to understand.' Our problem is not understanding God's word, our problem is obeying it.

Author: Anonymous Category: Sin, Obedience, Scripture Rating: 
Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you are not saved yourself, be sure of that.

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Evangelism Rating: 
Better have men reproach you for being good, than have God damn you for being wicked. Be not laughed out of your religion. If a lame man laugh at you for walking upright, will you therefore limp?

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Persecution Rating: 
... my soul was grieved for the congregation, that they should sit there to hear such a dead dog as I preach, I thought myself infinitely indebted to the people, and longed that God would reward them with the rewards of his grace.

Author: David Brainerd Category: Preaching Rating: 
In the morning was again distressed as soon as I waked, hearing much talk about the world and the things of it. I perceived the men were in some measure afraid of me; and I discoursed something about sanctifying the sabbath, if possible to solemnize their minds: but when they were at a little distance, they again talked freely about secular affairs. Oh, I thought what a hell it would be, to live with such men to eternity!

Author: David Brainerd Category: Speech, The World Rating: 
Oh! one hour with God infinitely exceeds all the pleasures and delights of this lower world.

Author: David Brainerd Category: Prayer Rating: 
I think my soul never was in such an agony before. I felt no restraint, for the treasures of divine grace were opened to me. I wrestled for absent friends, for the ingathering of souls, for multitudes of poor souls, and for many that I thought were the children of God, in many distant places. I was in such an agony, for half an hour before sunset, till near dark, that I was all over wet with sweat: but yet is seemed to me that I had wasted away the day, and had done nothing. Oh!, my dear Savior did sweat blood for poor souls!

Author: David Brainerd Category: Prayer Rating: 
We Christians must simplify our lives or lose untold treasures on earth and in eternity. Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible. The need for solitude and quietness was never greater than it is today.

Author: A. W. Tozer Category: Devotion Rating: 
A minister of God's word needs a deep love and longing for his people that dwindles his bible knowledge.

Author: Anonymous Category: Preaching Rating: 
O then if desperate souls might but return, and once more be tried with the means of life, what joyful tidings would it be! How welcome would the messenger be that brings it! Had hell but such an offer as this, and would any cries procure it from their righteous judge, O what a change would be among them! How importunately would they cry to God, 'O send us once again unto the earth! ... O try us once more with such a life, and see whether we will not contemn the world, close with Christ, live as strictly, and pray as earnestly as those that we hated and abused for so doing!

Author: Richard Baxter Category: Urgency Rating: 
Give me the love that leads the way, the faith that nothing can dismay. The hope no disappointments tire, the passion that will burn like fire. Let me not sink to be a clod: make me Thy fuel, Flame of God.

Author: Amy Carmichael Category: Zeal Rating: 
'The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God,....neither can he know them' (1 Cor. 2:14). He may have more insight into the things of the world than a believer, but he does not see the deep things of God. A swine may see an acorn under a tree, but he cannot see a star.

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Perspective Rating: 
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.

Author: G.K. Chesterton Category: Christianity Rating: 
What was Jesus' main goal while He was on earth? To be crucified? No! It was to do the will of His Father. And that must be our goal also.

Author: Anonymous Category: Obedience Rating: 
Many people might have attained wisdom had they not assumed they had it.

Author: Anonymous Category: Wisdom, Pride Rating: 
Paul was Nero's prisoner, but Nero was much more God's.

Author: William Gurnall Category: God Rating: 
Captain Levy, a believer from Philadelphia, was once asked how he could give so much to the Lord's work and still possess great wealth. The Captain replied, "Oh, as I shovel it out, He shovels it in, and the Lord has a bigger shovel."

Author: Captain Levy Category: Giving Rating: 
The closest in this life you can get to what Heaven will be like is in prayer.

Author: Anonymous Category: Prayer, Heaven Rating: 
Prosperity is the blessing of the Old Testament; adversity is the blessing of the New.

Author: Sr Francis Bacon Category: Affliction, Prosperity Rating: 
(speaking of Jesus) "He produced mainly three results: Hatred, Terror, Adoration."

Author: C.S. Lewis Category: Jesus Christ Rating: 
Death isn't going from beggar to dead beggar, but beggar to king.

Author: Michael Phillips Category: Death Rating: 
William Booth, the leader of the Salvation Army, wished he could suspend each one of his Salvation Army officers over hell for 24 hours. "If they could see the flames and smell the smoke and feel the heat and hear the cries of the damned, they would go out to preach what they had seen and heard. They would then preach like dying men to dying people."

Author: William Booth Category: Preaching Rating: 
Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Wisdom Rating: 
The Pilgrim and the Puritan whom we honor tonight were men who did a great deal of work in the world. They had their faults and their - shortcomings, but they were not slothful in business and they were most fervent in spirit.

Author: Henry Cabot Lodge Category: Puritans, Labor Rating: 
Whoever would preach must also beseech

Author: Anonymous Category: Evangelism, Preaching, Zeal Rating: 
(speaking of what self denial means) "To refuse what we know to be deadly poison, though agreeable to the taste"

Author: John Wesley Category: Self Denial Rating: 
Somerset Maughan's mother was an extraordinarily beautiful woman married to an extraordinarily ugly man. When a family friend once asked how such a beautiful woman could have married such an ugly man, she replied, "He has never once hurt my feelings."

Author: Anonymous Category: Kindness Rating: 
Epitaph on Tombstone: Reader, stop and think; I'm in eternity. You're on the brink.

Author: Anonymous Category: Eternity, Death Rating: 
Wisdom is practical knowledge

Author: Anonymous Category: Wisdom Rating: 
'For there is no work nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom in the grave, whither thou goest,' that is, it must be now or never: the grave, where thy work cannot be done, will quickly end thy opportunities.

Author: Richard Baxter Category: Death, Zeal Rating: 
If we look carefully within ourselves, we shall find that there are certain limits beyond which we refuse to go in offering ourselves to God. We hover around these reservations, making believe not to see them, for fear of self-reproach.
The more we shrink from giving up any such reserved point, the more certain it is that it needs to be given up. If we were not fast bound by it, we should not make so many efforts to persuade ourselves that we are free.

Author: Francois Fenelon Category: Obedience Rating: 
Worldly pleasures, such as flow from greatness, riches, honours, and sensual gratifications, are infinitely worse than none

Author: David Brainerd Category: Prosperity Rating: 
People in close communion with God are the only realists. Often worldly men are considered realistic, and Christians are put up on a cloud somewhere... we dont know what's going on. But real earthy men, they're the one's who are very realistic... Nonsense. Only ones who are in touch with their maker see things realistically.

Author: Michael Phillips Category: The World, Perspective Rating: 
What has always made a Hell on earth has been that man has tried to make it his Heaven.

Author: Friedrich Holderlin Category: Heaven, The World Rating: 
I have learned to move man by prayer alone

Author: Hudson Taylor Category: Prayer Rating: 
It doesn't take an extraordinary person - just devotion to our extraordinary God - to live an extraordinary life.

Author: Anonymous Category: Devotion, Service Rating: 
The Lord help me to press after God forever

Author: David Brainerd Category: Diligence Rating: 
God loves the saints as the purchase of his Son's blood. They cost him dear, and that which is so hardly got shall not be easily lost. He that was willing to expend his Son's blood to gain them, will not deny his power to keep them.

Author: William Gurnall Category: Atonement Rating: 
All my friends are but one, but He is all sufficient.

Author: William Carey Category: God Rating: 
We fear men so much, because we fear God so little.

Author: William Gurnall Category: Fear of God Rating: 
...it is better to be alone than encumbered with noise and tumult. I find it very difficult maintaining any sense of divine things while removing from place to place diverted with new objects, and filled with care and business. A settled steady business is best adapted to a life of strict religion.

Author: David Brainerd Category: The World Rating: 
Every Christian's happiness adds to my own.

Author: Michael Phillips Category: Love Rating: 
Our Lord didn''t preach much on what makes us feel better, but on what makes us live better

Author: Anonymous Category: Emotions Rating: 
I longed that those who, I have reason to think, owe me ill will, might be eternally happy. It seemed refreshing to think of meeting them in heaven, how much soever they had injured me on earth: had no disposition to insist upon any confession from them, in order to reconciliation, and the exercise of love and kindness to them. Oh! it is an emblem of heaven itself, to love all the world with a love of kindness, forgiveness, and benevolence…

Author: David Brainerd Category: Love Rating: 
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.

Author: Jim Elliot Category: Perspective Rating: 
None so empty of grace as he that thinks he is full.

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Pride Rating: 
The Holy Ghost is certainly the best preacher in the world, and the words of Scripture the best sermons.

Author: Jeremy Taylor Category: Preaching, Scripture Rating: 
Toward night, I felt my soul rejoice, that God is unchangeable happy and glorious and that He will be glorified, whatever becomes of His creatures.

Author: David Brainerd Category: God Rating: 
The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

Author: Anonymous Category: Work Rating: 
How soon are we broken on the soft pillow of ease! Adam in paradise was overcome, when Job on the dunghill was a conqueror.

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Prosperity Rating: 
I preached as never sure to preach again, and as a dying man to dying men.

Author: Richard Baxter Category: Preaching Rating: 
Praying Christians know nothing of their friends

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Prayer Rating: 
Calamity clarifies and comfort confuses,Persecution purifies and prosperity pollutes!

Author: Kevin Turner Category: Prosperity, Persecution Rating: 
I have held many things in my hands, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still possess.

Author: Martin Luther Category: Faith, Giving Rating: 
The enjoyment of [God] is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven, fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accommodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, or children, or the company of earthly friends, are but shadows; but God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. These are but streams. But God is the ocean.

Author: Jonathan Edwards Category: Perspective Rating: 
A great variety of reading confuses and does not teach. It makes the student like a man who dwells everywhere and, therefore, nowhere in particular.

Author: Martin Luther Category: Study Rating: 
We should die relying on grace alone

Author: Martin Luther Category: Death Rating: 
The world rings changes, it is never constant but in its disappointments. The world is but a great inn, where we are to stay a night or two, and be gone; what madness is it so to set our heart upon our inn, as to forget our home?

Author: Thomas Watson Category: The World Rating: 
Getting on your knees keeps you from falling.

Author: Anonymous Category: Prayer Rating: 
The one concern of the devil is to keep Christians from praying. He fears nothing from prayerless studies, prayerless work and prayerless religion. He laughs at our toil, mocks at our wisdom, but trembles when we pray.

Author: Samuel Chadwick Category: Prayer Rating: 
If a wicked man seems to have peace at death, it is not from the knowledge of his happiness, but from the ignorance of his danger.

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Death, The World Rating: 
One verse in every six in the first three Gospels relates either directly or indirectly to money. Sixteen of our Lords forty-four parables deal with the use and misuse of money. A loving, joyful, liberal giving to the Lord's work is an acid test of a spiritual heart, pleasing to God.

Author: William Allen Category: Money Rating: 
We know that death never skips or spares anybody and that no one ever returns. And yet we go on like the blind, who see as little at midday as in the pitch-dark night. We do not take these examples to heart; we do not realize that today or tomorrow our turn will come.

Author: Martin Luther Category: Death Rating: 
Man will believe anything, as long as it's not in the bible.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte Category: The World Rating: 
The greatest trick the devil ever played was convincing the world he didn't exist

Author: Anonymous Category: Satan Rating: 
Nothing is more unbecoming to a teacher of the Word than flippancy. He must be serious and should not act like a clown.

Author: Martin Luther Category: Preaching Rating: 
Judas heard all Christ's sermons.

Author: Thomas Goodwin Category: Obedience Rating: 
If I find in myself desires which nothing in this world can satisfy, the only logical explanation is that I was made for another world.

Author: C.S. Lewis Category: Desires Rating: 
One of the best tests of whether a person is a mature Christian is what he does with his leisure time.

Author: Anonymous Category: Christian Life, Sluggishness Rating: 
Kindness makes a person attractive. If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it.

Author: Alexander Maclaren Category: Evangelism, Kindness Rating: 
Ask not for gifts but for the Giver of Gifts: not for life but for the Giver of Life -- then life and the things needed for life will be added unto you.

Author: Sundar Singh Category: Prayer, Devotion Rating: 
Some temptations come to the industrious, but all temptations attack the idle.

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Temptation Rating: 
In the morning rest your elbows on the windowsills of Heaven, and gaze upon thy Lord. Then, with that vision in your heart, go forth to meet the day.

Author: Anonymous Category: Christian Life Rating: 
Means must be neither trusted nor neglected

Author: John Trapp Category: Work Rating: 
What about people that have never heard the gospel? Does God send them to Hell? I'll say this: nobody will be there that doesn’t deserve to be.

Author: Anonymous Category: Hell Rating: 
The greatest need we have is not to do things, but to believe things.

Author: Oswald Chambers Category: Faith Rating: 
Many people despise those who spend their health, strength and money for the salvation of others, and call them mad. And yet it is they who will save many and be saved themselves.

Author: Sundar Singh Category: Salvation, Evangelism Rating: 
Faith is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted in spite of your changing moods.

Author: C.S. Lewis Category: Faith Rating: 
Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.

Author: Augustine Category: Giving Rating: 
Our heart toward the Lord cannot always be expressed with words. Use groans and tears often.

Author: Anonymous Category: Prayer Rating: 
A moment of carelessness can make a thousand miles of difference

Author: Anonymous Category: Christian Life, Seriousness Rating: 
God is never in a hurry, but God is never late

Author: Adrian Rodgers Category: God, Patience Rating: 
Satan doesn't have to make bow down to him; he just has to keep you from Jesus.

Author: Anonymous Category: Satan Rating: 
There are times when I draw near enough to touch Him, then I know that He has been there all the time

Author: Gloria Gaither Category: Prayer Rating: 
Prayer cheers the heart and clears the brain.

Author: Anonymous Category: Prayer Rating: 
The gospel is a declaration, not a debate.

Author: James S. Stewart Category: The Gospel Rating: 
Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes a necessity.

Author: Augustine Category: Covetousness, Addiction Rating: 
Idolatry is the use of that which should be worshiped and the worship of that which should be used.

Author: Anonymous Category: Worship, Money Rating: 
Very few things in life matter.

Author: A. W. Tozer Category: Perspective Rating: 
The sheep that stick closest to the Lord get the extra nuggets that fall out of his pocket

Author: Anonymous Category: Devotion Rating: 
The old puritan pastors used to say 'I live in eternity 6 days a week. On the 7th I come down to earth and share my revelations.'

Author: Anonymous Category: Eternity, Prayer, Preaching Rating: 
Earth: its joys and its griefs should never occupy a moment of my thoughts for these are but the affairs of a portion of eternity so small that no language can express it's comparatively infinite littleness.

Author: Anonymous Category: Eternity, Perspective Rating: 
After gazing a crowd who didn't really believe his message, George Whitefield threw his head back and said "I'm willing to go to the ends of the earth for you, but I'm not willing to go to Heaven without you."

Author: George Whitefield Category: Love, Preaching Rating: 
How many souls have been blown into hell with the wind of popular applause?

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Hell Rating: 
God has made enough in this world for every man’s need, but not enough in this world for even one man’s greed

Author: Anonymous Category: Greed Rating: 
Let us think often that our only business in this life is to please God. Perhaps all besides is but folly and vanity.

Author: Brother Lawrence Category: Labor, Perspective Rating: 
It is past all question, and agreed on by all sides, that no religion will save a man who is not serious, sincere, and diligent in it. If thou be of the truest religion in the world, and are not true thyself to that religion, the religion is good, but it is none of thine.

Author: Richard Baxter Category: Diligence Rating: 
That which once was, will be no more. Yesterday will never come again. To-day is passing, and will not return. You may work while it is day; but when you have lost that day, it will not return for you to work in. While your candle burns, you may make use of its light, but when it is done, it is too late to use it.

Author: Richard Baxter Category: Urgency Rating: 
God is an inexhaustible source of all we need. Our unbelief is discovered in how little we avail ourselves of this infinite fountain

Author: Paul Washer Category: Faith Rating: 
The wicked of today hate to hear the word 'repent!'. The wicked of the past wish they could hear it just once more.

Author: Anonymous Category: Repentance Rating: 
Work as if everything depended on you and pray as if everything depended on God.

Author: D.L. Moody Category: Prayer, Labor Rating: 
Do your giving while you're living so you're knowing where it's going.

Author: Anonymous Category: Giving Rating: 
Knowing God without knowing our wretchedness leads to pride. Knowing our wretchedness without knowing God leads to despair. Knowing Christ gives the balance.

Author: Blaise Pascal Category: Pride, Christ Rating: 
Pray hardest when it is hardest to pray.

Author: Charles H. Brent Category: Prayer Rating: 
Zeal is like fire: it shines brightly, burns hot, spreads quickly, and is hard to stop when enough is kindled. Lord, ignite me!

Author: Anonymous Category: Zeal Rating: 
The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe.

Author: D.L. Moody Category: Perspective Rating: 
I will tell you what rule I observed when I was young, and too much addicted to childish diversions-never to spend more time in mere recreation in one day than I spent in private religious devotions.

Author: Susanna Wesley Category: Perspective Rating: 
Saints are sinners who kept on going.

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson Category: Perseverance Rating: 
The only thing we''re not to be content with is our spiritual life.

Author: Anonymous Category: Contentment Rating: 
We are ignorant of things necessary, because we learn things superfluous and unnecessary

Author: Richard Baxter quoting Seneca Category: Knowledge, Wisdom Rating: 
In Heaven there is a song – ‘thou alone art worthy’

Author: Zac Poonen Category: Praise Rating: 
Grace is when God gives you something you don''t deserve. Mercy is when God doesn''t give you something that you do deserve.

Author: Anonymous Category: Grace Rating: 
It''s not possible for a Christian to lose salvation, but it is possible for people to be deceived into thinking they''re Christian

Author: Anonymous Category: Salvation Rating: 
When it comes to thinking, remember the letters J-O-Y. Jesus-Others-Yourself. Think of Jesus first, then others, then yourself, and you'll be alright.

Author: Michael Phillips Category: Love Rating: 
The hardest working Christian doesn't make the Lord more wonderful than He is. And the worst blasphemer in the world, doesn't dirty God in the least. His glory is beyond the reach of men and angels.

Author: Michael Phillips Category: God Rating: 
The reason why many fail in battle is because they wait until the hour of battle. The reason why others succeed is because they have gained their victory on their knees long before the battle came...Anticipate your battles; fight them on your knees before temptation comes, and you will always have victory.

Author: R.A. Torrey Category: Prayer Rating: 
We must feel toward our people as a father toward his children; yea, the most tender love of a mother must not surpass ours. We must even travail in birth, till Christ be formed in them. They should see that we care for no outward thing, neither liberty, nor honor, nor life, in comparison to their salvation... When the people see that you truly love them, they will hear anything from you...Oh therefore, see that you feel a tender love for your people in your hearts, and let them perceive it in your speech and conduct. Let them see that you spend and are spent for their sakes.

Author: Richard Baxter Category: Love Rating: 
Some people complain that God placed thorns on roses, while others praise him for putting roses among thorns.

Author: Anonymous Category: Grace, Contentment Rating: 
What I have seen in the past 10 years of traveling- performing at a church one day and a casino the next- is that a lot of people in the church want to be entertained, and people in casinos want to be ministered to. That's hard to understand, but I see a hunger in the world that I don't see in the church.

Author: Ricky Shaggs (musician) Category: Modern Church Rating: 
The Lord can do great things through those who don't care who gets the credit.

Author: Anonymous Category: Humility Rating: 
Truth without enthusiasm, morality without emotion, ritual without soul, are things Christ unsparingly condemned. Destitute of fire, they are nothing more than a godless philosophy, an ethical system, and a superstition.

Author: Samuel Chadwick Category: Zeal Rating: 
Actors speak of things imaginary as if they were real, while you preachers too often speak of things real as if they were imaginary.

Author: Thomas Betterton Category: Modern Church Rating: 
Some people put in 10 hours a day or more to train for their skill - world class olympians and physical athletes.... FOR A CORRUPTIBLE CROWN! Yet oddly enough, it is very rare when a Christian is found who puts that much effort into laboring for incorruptible treasures in Heaven.

Author: Anonymous Category: Zeal, The World Rating: 
What are you going to say on judgment day?

Author: Anonymous Category: Judgment Rating: 
A man full of hope will be full of action.

Author: Thomas Brooks Category: Labor, Faith Rating: 
Till men have faith in Christ, their best services are but glorious sins.

Author: Thomas Brooks Category: Work Rating: 
Whatsoever is good for God's children they shall have it; for all is theirs to help them towards heaven; therefore if poverty be good they shall have it; if disgrace or crosses be good they shall have them; for all is ours to promote our greatest prosperity.

Author: Richard Sibbes Category: Prosperity, Trials Rating: 
Don't presume upon the mercy of God and so encourage yourself in sin.

Author: Jonathan Edwards Category: Presumption Rating: 
The story of every great Christian achievement is the history of answered prayer.

Author: E. M. Bounds Category: Prayer Rating: 
When thou prayest, rather let thy heart be without words, than thy words without a heart.

Author: John Bunyan Category: Prayer Rating: 
All that mankind has done, thought, gained, or been: it is as in magic preservation in the pages of books.

Author: Thomas Carlyle Category: Judgment Rating: 
Oh sirs, deal with sin as sin, and speak of heaven and hell as they are, and not as if you were in jest.

Author: John Flavel Category: Preaching Rating: 
You ask me, How much time? I do not know. I know it means time enough to forget time.

Author: John Mott Category: Patience Rating: 
Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.

Author: Charles Wesley Category: Zeal Rating: 
Answering a student's question, 'Will the heathen who have not heard the Gospel be saved?' thus, 'It is more a question with me whether we, who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not, can be saved.

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Evangelism Rating: 
If God has fit you to be a missionary, I would not have you shrivel down to be a king.

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Evangelism, Missionaries Rating: 
It is necessary that our sharpest trials should sometimes spring from our dearest comforts, else we should be in danger of forgetting ourselves and setting up our rest here.

Author: John Newton Category: Trials Rating: 
It is not the glorious battlements, the painted windows, the crouching gargoyles that support a building, but the stones that lie unseen in or upon the earth. It is often those who are despised and trampled on that bear up the weight of a whole nation.

Author: John Owen Category: The Church Rating: 
The first thing I ask is that people should not make use of my name, and should not call themselves Lutherans but Christians. What is Luther? The teaching is not mine. Nor was I crucified for anyone...How did I, poor stinking bag of maggots that I am, come to the point where people call the children of Christ by my evil name?

Author: Martin Luther Category: Lutherans Rating: 
Seek not to grow in knowledge chiefly for the sake of applause, and to enable you to dispute with others; but seek it for the benefit of your souls, and in order to practice....Practice according to what knowledge you have. This will be the way to know more...[According to Ps. 119:100] 'I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.'

Author: Jonathan Edwards Category: Knowledge, Pride Rating: 
The greatest man who ever lived needed to borrow a penny to illustrate a lesson (Matthew 22:19).

Author: Anonymous Category: Prosperity Rating: 
If you don't plan to live the Christian life totally committed to knowing your God and to walking in obedience to Him, then don't begin; for this is what Christianity is all about. It is a change of citizenship, a change of governments, a change of allegience. If you have no intention of letting Christ rule your life, then forget Christianity; it's not for you.

Author: K. Authur Category: Repentance Rating: 
I'd rather have people hate me with the knowledge that I tried to save them.

Author: Keith Green Category: Preaching Rating: 
How little chance the Holy Ghost has nowadays. The churches and missionary societies have so bound Him in red tape that they practically ask Him to sit in a corner while they do the work themselves.

Author: C.T. Studd Category: Modern Church Rating: 
Everyone wants to be clothed but no one wants to be stripped.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Trials Rating: 
No man is greater than his prayer life.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Prayer Rating: 
People talk about the curse of sin, but they do not understand that the whole nature has been infected by sin, and that the curse is on everything. My intellect, has that been defiled by sin? Terribly, and the curse of sin is on it, and therefore my intellect must go down into the death. Ah, I believe that the Church of Christ suffers more today from trusting in intellect, in sagacity, in culture, and in mental refinement, than from almost anything else. The Spirit of the world comes in, and men seek by their wisdom, and by their knowledge, to help the Gospel, and they rob it of its crucifixion mark. Christ directed Paul to go and preach the Gospel of the cross, but to do it not with wisdom of words. The curse of sin is on all that is of nature.

Author: Andrew Murray Category: Preaching, Knowledge Rating: 
A pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and hard on himself.

Author: A. W. Tozer Category: Pride Rating: 
Growth is not more of knowledge or increase of years, it is simply more of Him and less of me.

Author: Chip Brogden Category: Growth Rating: 
I have so much to do that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer.

Author: Martin Luther Category: Prayer Rating: 
The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.

Author: A. W. Tozer Category: Hell, Judgment Rating: 
No man should desire to be happy who is not at the same time holy. He should spend his efforts in seeking to know and do the will of God, leaving to Christ the matter of how happy he should be.

Author: A. W. Tozer Category: Emotions Rating: 
If we would talk less and pray more about them, things would be better than they are in the world; at least, we should be better enabled to bear them.

Author: John Owen Category: Prayer Rating: 
Jesus was either a Liar, a Lunatic, or Lord

Author: CS Lewis Category: Jesus Christ Rating: 
"There's no need to evangelize" you say? God commands it. The value of a soul demands it.

Author: Anonymous Category: Evangelism Rating: 
A modern scientist will find an arrowhead in a field and conclude that it was designed and created by an ancient man. Then he will find a fossil right next to it, a billion times more complex and functional, and say it came from nothing.

Author: Anonymous Category: Atheism, Evolution Rating: 
A vigorous temper is not altogether an evil. Men who are easy as an old shoe are generally of little worth.

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Emotions Rating: 
I judge all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity

Author: John Wesley Category: Eternity, Rewards Rating: 
Oh what peace we often forfeit; oh what needless pains we bear all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer

Author: Joseph Scriven Category: Affliction, Prayer Rating: 
If you truly believe you need to repent less than everyone else, you'd better repent more than everyone else.

Author: Anonymous Category: Pride, Repentance Rating: 
When the Scripture speaks, God speaks

Author: Martin Luther Category: Scripture Rating: 
Who shall dare to talk of strength when David can fall?

Author: JC Ryle Category: Pride Rating: 
For what God gives I thank indeed; What He withholds I do not need

Author: Martin Luther Category: Contentment Rating: 
Preach the Gospel at all times; use words if necessary

Author: St. Francis of Assisi Category: Evangelism Rating: 
You can tell a persons faith by what it takes to discourage him

Author: Anonymous Category: Faith Rating: 
He that knows nothing will believe anything

Author: Thomas Fuller Category: Faith, Wisdom Rating: 
Nothing is more contrary to a heavenly hope than an earthly heart.

Author: William Gurnall Category: Faith Rating: 
One Almighty is more than all mighties

Author: William Gurnall Category: God Rating: 
Self-righteousness is the subtle killer of all 'religious' people. The Pharisees used to say "Lord thank you that I'm not like these publicans." Today we say "Lord thank you that I'm not like those Pharisees." Throughout all ages the Lord has demanded one thing: humility.

Author: Anonymous Category: Humility, Pride Rating: 
I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God; first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done.

Author: Hudson Taylor Category: Labor Rating: 
I hoped that my weary pilgrimage in the world would be short; and that it would not be long before I should be brought to my heavenly home and Father's house.

Author: David Brainerd Category: The World Rating: 
The true despisers of the world are the people who accept what God sends them, gratefully use all things when they have them, and gladly do without them if God takes them away

Author: Martin Luther Category: Contentment Rating: 
I have generally found, that the more I do in secret prayer, the more I have delighted to do, and have enjoyed more of a spirit of prayer: and frequently have found the contrary, when with journeying or otherwise I have been much deprived of retirement. A seasonable, steady performance of secret duties in their proper hours, and a careful improvement of all time, filling up every hour with some profitable labour, either of heart, head, or hands, are excellent means of spiritual peace... ‘Then (says the holy psalmist) shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to all thy commandments.’ Filling up our time with and for God, is the way to rise up and lie down in peace.

Author: David Brainerd Category: Prayer, Peace Rating: 
The Holy Spirit has a way of His own to say much in few words.

Author: Martin Luther Category: Scripture Rating: 
I love to live alone in my own little cottage, where I can spend much time in prayer, etc

Author: David Brainerd Category: Devotion, Prayer Rating: 
Tomorrow is always the sluggard’s working day; today is his holiday

Author: Richard Baxter Category: Sluggishness Rating: 
Whatever the mind sets itself on is what the man walks after.

Author: Watchman Nee Category: Christian Life, Devotion Rating: 
The longer I live, the more I find I don't know

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Wisdom Rating: 
If there are a million roads into hell, there's not one road out.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Hell Rating: 
Why do people deny God exists and then blame Him for the chaos that results?

Author: Anonymous Category: The World Rating: 
Society’s rejects have a special place in God’s heart

Author: Anonymous Category: The Poor Rating: 
I would rather believe a limited atonement that is efficacious for all men for whom it was intended, than a universal atonement that is not efficacious for anybody, except the will of men be added to it.

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Atonement, Free Will Rating: 
The success of a church meeting has little to do with the skill of the preacher. Instead it is determined by the heart and prayers of the people for God come down and meet them.

Author: Anonymous Category: Preaching Rating: 
We are in danger of forgetting that we cannot do what God does, and that God will not do what we can do.

Author: Oswald Chambers Category: Evangelism Rating: 
Resolved, never to give over, nor in the least to slacken, my fight with my corruptions, however unsuccessful I may be.

Author: Jonathan Edwards Category: Sin, Perseverance Rating: 
Prayer does not mean asking God for all kinds of things we want, it is rather the desire for God Himself, the only Giver of Life.

Author: Sundar Singh Category: Prayer Rating: 
If you in any way abate the doctrine of hell, it will abate your zeal.

Author: RA Torrey Category: Hell, Zeal Rating: 
Though we may now think some sins light and little, if the Lord awaken the conscience, we shall feel even the smallest sin heavy upon our souls.

Author: Matthew Henry Category: Sin Rating: 
Hypocrisy is when your external life is better than your internal life.

Author: Zac Poonen Category: Hypocrisy Rating: 
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.

Author: Augustine Category: Love Rating: 
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.

Author: R.A. Torrey Category: Prayer Rating: 
Men invent means and methods of coming at God''s love, they learn rules and set up devices to remind them of that love, and it seems like a world of trouble to bring oneself into the consciousness of God''s presence. Yet it might be so simple. Is it not quicker and easier just to do our common business wholly for the love of him?

Author: Brother Lawrence Category: Devotion Rating: 
Knowledge without repentance will be but a torch to light men to hell.

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Repentance Rating: 
Two distinguishing marks of the early church were: 1) Poverty 2) Power.

Author: T.J. Bach Category: Prosperity, The Church Rating: 
By the time the average Christian gets his temperature up to normal, everybody thinks he has a fever!

Author: Watchman Nee Category: Zeal Rating: 
Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like men; in praise we act like angels.

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Praise Rating: 
God's patience is infinite. Men, like small kettles, boil quickly with wrath at the least wrong. Not so God. If God were as wrathful, the world would have been a heap of ruins long ago.

Author: Sundar Singh Category: Patience, Anger Rating: 
The end we ought to propose to ourselves is to become, in this life, the most perfect worshippers of God we can possibly be, as we hope to be through all eternity.

Author: Brother Lawrence Category: Zeal, Work, Christian Life Rating: 
Eternity to the godly is a day that has no sunset; eternity to the wicked is a night that has no sunrise.

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Eternity Rating: 
Afflictions add to the saints' glory. The more the diamond is cut, the more it sparkles; the heavier the saints' cross is, the heavier will be their crown.

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Affliction Rating: 
The unbelieving mind would not be convinced by any proof, and the worshiping heart needs none.

Author: A. W. Tozer Category: Faith, Salvation Rating: 
The right manner of growth is to grow less in one's own eyes.

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Pride, Humility Rating: 
Most people are bothered by those passages in Scripture which they cannot understand. The Scripture which troubles me most is the Scripture I do understand.

Author: Mark Twain Category: Scripture Rating: 
We can never expect to grow in the likeness of our Lord unless we follow His example and give more time to communion with the Father. A revival of real praying would produce a spiritual revolution.

Author: E. M. Bounds Category: Prayer, Revival Rating: 
Wide is the gate that leads to death, yet people today still eagerly jump over each other with much haste to get there. If Hell had no door, the men of this world would dig for a million years to get in. The world works harder for their damnation than most Christians do to work out their salvation.

Author: Anonymous Category: Hell, The World, Zeal Rating: 
I pray that no missionary will ever be as lonely as I have been.

Author: Lottie Moon Category: Affliction, Missionaries Rating: 
Worldliness is what any particular culture does to make sin look normal and righteousness look strange

Author: Dave Wells Category: Sin, Righteousness Rating: 
Oh! it is sweet to be thus weaned from friends, and from myself, and dead to the present world, that so I may live wholly to and upon the blessed God!

Author: David Brainerd Category: The World, Zeal Rating: 
Works? Works? A man get to heaven by works? I would as soon think of climbing to the moon on a rope of sand!

Author: George Whitefield Category: Salvation Rating: 
See that you don't take pride in your spiritual position. Can one man be the bride of Christ? No, it is the church as a whole that is the bride of the lamb. If you believe yourself to be separate from the church, so you will dwell that way for eternity. If not, be sure to build the brothers and sisters up in faith that you may all be one in Christ.

Author: Anonymous Category: Pride, Body of Christ Rating: 
Why do you need a voice when you have a verse?

Author: Jim Elliot Category: Scripture Rating: 
The greatest blow sent Satan-ward is made by weeping warriors of prayer

Author: Dick Eastman Category: Prayer Rating: 
Your situation is not God''s FAULT, it''s His BLESSING.

Author: Anonymous Category: Trials Rating: 
Tell me, you vain professor, when did you shed a tear for the deadness, hardness, unbelief, or earthliness of your heart? Do you think that such an easy religion can save you? If so, we may invert Christ's words and say, 'Wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to life, and may there be that go in there.'

Author: John Flavel Category: Salvation Rating: 
It is not want of numbers, but want of holiness that hinders the church.

Author: Anonymous Category: Holiness, Modern Church Rating: 
In every generation the number of the righteous is small. Be sure you are among them.

Author: A. W. Tozer Category: Righteousness Rating: 
There has been grave error. I do not mean so much error of doctrine as error of emphasis.

Author: A. W. Tozer Category: Doctrine Rating: 
The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.

Author: Patti LaBelle Category: Work Rating: 
Lukewarm teaching makes for lukewarm students

Author: Anonymous Category: Zeal Rating: 
Do not lower your guard after successfully resisting Satan once. If there's one sin the devil cannot be accused of, it's laziness.

Author: Anonymous Category: Satan, Temptation Rating: 
Your spiritual gift is whatever you can do for someone else in the name of Jesus.

Author: Anonymous Category: Service, Spiritual Gifts Rating: 
The tongue weighs practically nothing, but few people can hold it.

Author: Anonymous Category: Speech Rating: 
A popular evangelist reaches your emotions. A true prophet reaches your conscience.

Author: Anonymous Category: Evangelism Rating: 
Even rewards are gifts of God's grace

Author: Anonymous Category: Rewards, Grace Rating: 
Only God is glorious enough to save a soul by simply having that soul gaze upon Him

Author: Anonymous Category: God Rating: 
The true nature of a heart is shown by it's response to the unattractive.

Author: Anonymous Category: Love Rating: 
The Titanic was built by professionals. The ark was built by amateurs.

Author: Anonymous Category: Work Rating: 
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.

Author: Charles Wesley Category: Diligence, Zeal Rating: 
Our Faith must be tested. God builds no ships but what He sends to sea.

Author: D.L. Moody Category: Faith Rating: 
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.

Author: C.S. Lewis Category: Prosperity Rating: 
What if we have more of the rough file, if we have less rust! Afflictions carry away nothing but the dross of sin.

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Affliction Rating: 
One kind act today may be cherished forever.

Author: Anonymous Category: Love Rating: 
There’s more hope for murderers than for the self-righteous

Author: Anonymous Category: Salvation Rating: 
When you pick up a cross, you have to drop everything else.

Author: Anonymous Category: Christians Cross Rating: 
No sort of defense is needed for preaching outdoors, but it would take a very strong argument to prove that a man who has never preached beyond the walls of his meetinghouse has done his duty. A defense is required for services within buildings rather than for worship outside of them.

Author: William Booth Category: Preaching Rating: 
God gave us music that we might be able to pray without using words.

Author: Anonymous Category: Prayer, Music Rating: 
If you have the smile of God what does it matter if you have the frown of men?

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Perspective Rating: 
First we practice sin, then defend it, then boast of it.

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Sin Rating: 
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.

Author: Martin Luther Category: Prayer Rating: 
Christ heals with more ease than any other. Christ makes the devil go out with a word (Mark 9:25). Nay, he can cure with a look: Christ's look melted Peter into repentance; it was a healing look. If Christ doth but cast a look upon the soul he can recover it. Therefore David prays to have a look from God, 'Look Thou upon me, and be merciful unto me' (Psalm 119:132).

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Jesus Christ Rating: 
An experience of God that costs nothing does nothing

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Trials Rating: 
I don't know what the future holds; but I do know who holds the future.

Author: Anonymous Category: Faith Rating: 
We shall have all eternity in which to celebrate our victories, but we have only one swift hour before the sunset in which to win them.

Author: Robert Moffat Category: Eternity Rating: 
What the Christian sees as important, the world looks at with contempt, and what the world considers important, the Christian considers utterly meaningless.

Author: Anonymous Category: Perspective Rating: 
With complete consecration comes perfect peace.

Author: Watchman Nee Category: Peace Rating: 
Spirit filled souls are ablaze for God. They love with a love that glows. They serve with a faith that kindles. They serve with a devotion that consumes. They hate sin with fierceness that burns. They rejoice with a joy that radiates. Love is perfected in the fire of God.

Author: Samuel Chadwick Category: Zeal Rating: 
In all their jollity in this world, the wicked are but as a book fairly bound, which when it is opened is full of nothing but tragedies. So when the book of their consciences shall be once opened, there is nothing to be read but lamentations and woes.

Author: Richard Sibbes Category: The World Rating: 
We are not called to proclaim philosophy and metaphysics, but the simple gospel.

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Preaching Rating: 
The Christian must trust in a withdrawing God.

Author: William Gurnall Category: Faith Rating: 
Where reason cannot wade there faith may swim.

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Faith Rating: 
Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.

Author: William Carey Category: Faith, Work Rating: 
Beware of reasoning about God's Word - obey It.

Author: Oswald Chambers Category: Obedience Rating: 
Brains can argue, but it takes heart to comfort.

Author: Samuel Chadwick Category: Love Rating: 
Jesus Christ carries on intercession for us in heaven; the Holy Ghost carries on intercession in us on earth; and we the saints have to carry on intercession for all men.

Author: Oswald Chambers Category: The Church Rating: 
I exhort you and beseech you in the bowels of Christ, faint not, weary not. There is a great necessity of heaven; you must have it. All other things, as houses, lands, children, husband, friends, country, credit, health, wealth, honour, may be let go; but heaven is your one thing necessary, the good part that shall not be taken from you. See that you buy the field where the pearl is. Sell all, and make a purchase of salvation. Think it not easy; for it is a steep ascent to eternal glory; many are lying dead by the way, that were slain with security.

Author: Samuel Rutherford Category: Salvation Rating: 
Turn to God from idols. For the sword of His wrath that had been aimed at you has been sheathed into the heart of His Son. And the arrows of His anger that had been put against your breast were loosed into the Lord Jesus Christ. Because He has died for you, you were forgiven.

Author: Paris Reidhead Category: Atonement Rating: 
The most tremendous judgment of God in this world is the hardening of the hearts of men.

Author: John Owen Category: Judgment Rating: 
Let no man think to kill sin with few, easy, or gentle strokes. He who hath once smitten a serpent, if he follow not on his blow until it be slain, may repent that ever he began the quarrel. And so he who undertakes to deal with sin, and pursues it not constantly to the death.

Author: John Owen Category: Sin Rating: 
The degree to which you press into Christ today determines the degree of your fellowship with Him for eternity.

Author: Anonymous Category: Eternity Rating: 
The Sunday morning service shows how popular your church is. The evening services show how popular your pastor is. Your private prayer time shows you how popular God is!

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Prayer Rating: 
Don't rely too much on labels, for too often they are fables

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Modern Church Rating: 
Say to someone "Shall I stop praying for you just because you don't believe?"

Author: Anonymous Category: Love Rating: 
Don't hate unbelievers. If it wasn't for God's grace, you would be one.

Author: Anonymous Category: Faith, The World Rating: 
Our murmuring is the devil's music.

Author: Thomas Watson Category: Contentment Rating: 
satan is mighty, but God is ALMIGHTY.

Author: Anonymous Category: God Rating: 
The power of the gospel is in the gospel... not in the presenter of the gospel

Author: Michael Phillips Category: Preaching, Gospel Rating: 
The things that last are the things you can see when you close your eyes.

Author: Anonymous Category: Faith Rating: 
Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.

Author: Oswald Chambers Category: Faith Rating: 
We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.

Author: Oswald Chambers Category: Prayer Rating: 
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.

Author: Corrie Ten Boom Category: Thoughts Rating: 
The blood of Christ stands not simply for the sting of sin on God but the scourge of God on sin, not simply for God's sorrow over sin, but for God's wrath on sin.

Author: P.T. Forsyth Category: Atonement Rating: 
He who would pray, must obey.

Author: E. M. Bounds Category: Prayer, Obedience Rating: 
Turn in upon yourselves, get into your closets, and now resolve to dwell there. You have been strangers to this work too long; you have kept other vineyards too long; you have trifled about the borders of religion too long. Will you now resolve to look better to your hearts? Will you hate and come out of the crowds of business and clamors of the world and retire yourselves more than you have done? Oh, that this day you would resolve upon it!

Author: John Flavel Category: Prayer Rating: 
A minister may fill his pews, his communion roll, the mouths of the public, but what that minister is on his knees in secret before God Almighty, that he is and no more.

Author: John Owen Category: Prayer, Preaching Rating: 
Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.

Author: John Stott Category: Christians Cross Rating: 
Yea, God is a great deal more angry with great numbers that are now on earth: yea, doubtless, with many that are now in this congregation, who it may be are at ease, than he is with many of those who are now in the flames of hell.

Author: Jonathan Edwards Category: Judgment Rating: 
Though they have a Christ in their heads, they have no Christ in their hearts.

Author: George Whitefield Category: Knowledge Rating: 
Some of your worst decisions are made because you care too much about what people think of you.

Author: Anonymous Category: Pride Rating: 
It is an undoubted truth that every doctrine that comes from God, leads to God; and that which doth not tend to promote holiness is not of God.

Author: George Whitefield Category: Doctrine Rating: 
It is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to emplore His protection and favor.

Author: George Washington Category: Obedience Rating: 
You can't develop character by reading books. You develop it from conflict.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Study Rating: 
Preach abroad?. It is the cooping yourselves up in rooms that has dampened the work of God, which never was and never will be carried out to any purpose without going into the highways and hedges and compelling men and women to come in.

Author: Jonathan Edwards Category: Evangelism Rating: 
Jesus taught that perseverance is the essential element in prayer.

Author: E. M. Bounds Category: Prayer, Perseverance Rating: 
Truly, at the day of judgment we shall not be examined by what we have read, but what we have done; not how well we have spoken, but how religiously we have lived.

Author: Thomas A Kempis Category: Judgment Rating: 
Entertainment is the devils substitute for joy, and when you get satisfaction out of that dumb thing, your joy will diminish.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Modern Church Rating: 
The Church is the one institution that exists for those outside it.

Author: William Tyndale Category: The Church Rating: 
(speaking of the Holy Spirit coming upon him) I went to preaching again. The sermons were not different; I did not present any new truths, and yet hundreds were converted. I would not now be placed back where I was before that blessed experience if you should give me all the world - it would be as dust in the balance.

Author: D.L. Moody Category: Preaching Rating: 
Only he is fit to preach who cannot avoid preaching, who feels that woe is upon him unless he preach the gospel

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Preaching Rating: 
It is a destructive addition to add anything to Christ

Author: Richard Sibbes Category: Jesus Christ Rating: 
Men cure sick people... Christ cures dead people.

Author: Anonymous Category: Salvation Rating: 
About willful sin: "The scariest thing for a man on judgment day is when he's accounting for his sin and the Lord asks him if he knew what he was doing, and then has to say 'Yes'.

Author: Anonymous Category: Sin, Judgment Rating: 
He who is content with little possesses much.

Author: Anonymous Category: Contentment Rating: 
Maturity comes from obedience, not necessarily from age.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Maturity Rating: 
God's choice acquaintances are humble men.

Author: Robert Leighton Category: Pride Rating: 
Our seminaries today are turning out dead men.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Modern Church Rating: 
You know you're on the right track when you're getting grief because of your faith.

Author: Anonymous Category: Christians Cross Rating: 
My main ambition in life is to be on the Devil's most wanted list.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Zeal Rating: 
We don't have to know all the answers to remain faithful.

Author: Anonymous Category: Obedience Rating: 
Don't confuse every warm fuzzy feeling with love for God. God says "the one who loves me is the one who keeps my commandments."

Author: Anonymous Category: Obedience, Emotions Rating: 
The only free people in this world are slaves to God.

Author: Anonymous Category: Christian Life Rating: 
It is truth alone that capacitates any soul to glorify God.

Author: John Owen Category: God Rating: 
Most of God's people are contented to be saved from the hell that is without; they are not so anxious to be saved from the hell that is within.

Author: Robert Murray McCheyne Category: Modern Church Rating: 
[Concerning the fixation that today's church has with numbers, with growth at any price:] "The church has paid a terrible price for statistics!"

Author: Anonymous Category: Modern Church Rating: 
It is no sin to doubt some things but it may be fatal to believe everything.

Author: A. W. Tozer Category: Doctrine Rating: 
The last words of Jesus to the church (in Revelation) were 'Repent!'

Author: Anonymous Category: Repentance Rating: 
Hell itself does not contain greater monsters of iniquity than you and I might become. Within the magazine of our hearts there is power enough to destroy us in an instant, if omnipotent grace did not prevent

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Grace Rating: 
Jesus poured out his soul in life before he poured it out unto death

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Christians Cross Rating: 
None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Pride Rating: 
Your doctrine can be as straight as a gun barrel and just as empty!

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Doctrine Rating: 
Praying men stop sinning and sinning men stop praying.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Prayer, Sin Rating: 
The conditions of praying are the conditions of righteousness, holiness, and salvation.

Author: E. M. Bounds Category: Prayer Rating: 
When filled with holy truth the mind rests.

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Thoughts Rating: 
I love a brave soldier who has undergone the baptism of fire.

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte Category: Perseverance Rating: 
It is the cause, not the death, that makes the martyr

Author: Napoleon Bonaparte Category: Death Rating: 
Not only the words (vocabula) which the Holy Spirit and Scripture use are divine, but also the phrasing

Author: Martin Luther Category: Scripture Rating: 
Christ is not only a remedy for your weariness and trouble, but he will give you an abundance of the contrary, joy and delight. They who come to Christ, do no only come to a resting-place after they have been wandering in a wilderness, but they come to a banqueting-house where they may rest, and where they may feast. They may cease from their former troubles and toils, and they may enter upon a course of delights and spiritual joys.

Author: Jonathan Edwards Category: Jesus Christ Rating: 
The bible knows nothing of solitary religion.

Author: John Wesley Category: The Church Rating: 
He who prays as he ought will endeavour to live as he prays.

Author: John Owen Category: Prayer Rating: 
The greatest hindrance to effective prayer is sin. Satan's greatest goal is to keep us from our knees.

Author: Dick Eastman Category: Prayer Rating: 
The person looking to give glory to God is closer to salvation than the person simply looking to get saved.

Author: Anonymous Category: Salvation Rating: 
Can't have what you like? Try liking what you have.

Author: Anonymous Category: Contentment Rating: 
Feelings are notoriously unreliable.

Author: Anonymous Category: Emotions Rating: 
In revival God is not concerned about filling empty churches, He is concerned about filling empty hearts.

Author: Anonymous Category: Revival Rating: 
Study scripture with the intent to live it, not preach it

Author: Anonymous Category: Scripture Rating: 
The greatest and best talent that God gives to any man or woman in this world is the talent of prayer.

Author: Alexander Whyte Category: Prayer Rating: 
Ah, if only my enemies knew I'd take a bullet for them. We wouldn't be enemies anymore.

Author: Anonymous Category: Love Rating: 
Wherever the fear of God rules in the heart, it will appear both in works of charity and piety, and neither will excuse us from the other.

Author: Matthew Henry Category: Work Rating: 
Leonard Ravenhill once said of Tozer, "I fear that we shall never see another Tozer. Men like him are not college bred but Spirit taught."

Author: Anonymous Category: Modern Church Rating: 
Small men never think they're small; great men never think they're great.

Author: Anonymous Category: Pride, Humility Rating: 
The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue. It needs no furlough and is never considered a foreigner.

Author: William Cameron Townsend Category: Scripture Rating: 
It will not do to say that you have no special call to go to China. With these facts before you and with the command of the Lord Jesus to go and preach the gospel to every creature, you need rather to ascertain whether you have a special call to stay at home.

Author: Hudson Taylor Category: Evangelism Rating: 
Everything is a trifle to a man who is a Christian except the glorifying of Christ

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Perspective Rating: 
If your faith can't be tested, it can't be trusted.

Author: Anonymous Category: Faith Rating: 
Even if you don't believe and aren't asking God for salvation, you may yet be saved. Someone else may be praying for you.

Author: Anonymous Category: Salvation, Prayer Rating: 
People often ask 'Why do bad things happen to good men?', when the real question is 'Why do good things happen to bad men?'

Author: Anonymous Category: Grace Rating: 
[Concerning one of the new "movements" in the church that was causing a stir among Christians:] "There's also a stir when the circus comes to town.

Author: Anonymous Category: Modern Church Rating: 
Many people want spiritual maturity but few want the ashes and sackcloth.

Author: Anonymous Category: Maturity Rating: 
If you're too busy to remember God all day, don't ask Him to remember you at night.

Author: Anonymous Category: Prayer Rating: 
Our God is a consuming fire. He consumes pride, lust, materialism, and other sin.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Sin Rating: 
Today's church wants to be raptured from responsibility.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Modern Church Rating: 
The only time you can really say that 'Christ is all I need,' is when Christ is all you have.

Author: Anonymous Category: Affliction Rating: 
Christian life consists of faith and charity.

Author: Martin Luther Category: Faith, Love Rating: 
The problem isn't with us accepting Jesus, it's with Jesus accepting us. We have every reason to receive Him. But "what is man that thou art mindful of him?"

Author: Anonymous Category: Salvation Rating: 
The more obstacles you have, the more opportunities there are for God to do something.

Author: Clarence W. Jones Category: Trials Rating: 
You can have all of your doctrines right yet still not have the presence of God.

Author: Anonymous Category: Doctrine Rating: 
It's better to die for God than live for nothing.

Author: Anonymous Category: Death Rating: 
The more spiritually you grow, the more you realize just how much your thoughts are actually focused on yourself. Even the thoughts that formerly seemed good and acceptable all of the sudden look selfish. Only then do the words "look to Jesus" finally take on real meaning.

Author: Anonymous Category: Maturity, Selfishness Rating: 
You can know the word of God, and still not know the God of the word.

Author: Anonymous Category: Knowledge Rating: 
'Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God' (Rom. 10:17). That is whence faith comes. It is not for me to sit down and wait for faith to come stealing over me with a strong sensation, but is for me to take God at His Word.

Author: D.L. Moody Category: Faith Rating: 
When are people finally going to get serious about being serious?

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Diligence, Zeal Rating: 
NEVER neglect so great a salvation which was given us freely through Christ Jesus our Lord. Never believe in yourself to keep up the walk.

Author: Anonymous Category: Salvation Rating: 
For every look at self take ten looks at Christ.

Author: Robert Murray McCheyne Category: Pride Rating: 
We must do what we can do for God, before He will give us the power to do what we can't do.

Author: Anonymous Category: Obedience Rating: 
The Lord gets His best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction

Author: Charles Spurgeon Category: Affliction Rating: 
The mind never has any satiety, but Christ's excellency is always fresh and new, and tends as much to delight, after it has been seen a thousand or ten thousand years, as when it was seen the first moment.

Author: Jonathan Edwards Category: Jesus Christ Rating: 
There are only two kinds of persons: those dead in sin and those dead to sin.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Sin Rating: 
You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there's a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Revival, Church Rating: 
A true shepherd leads the way. He does not merely point the way.

Author: Anonymous Category: Preaching Rating: 
Today Christians spend more money on dog food then missions

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Modern Church Rating: 
When the Father looks for our righteousness He doesn't look at us for one second. He turns to Christ and says "This is my Son, in whom I am well pleased."

Author: Anonymous Category: Atonement Rating: 
Any method of evangelism will work if God is in it.

Author: Anonymous Category: Evangelism Rating: 
John the Baptist never performed any miracles. Yet, he was greater than any of the Old Testament prophets.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Service Rating: 
Today God's word is more accessible to us than anyone before us. This makes us far more accountable.

Author: Anonymous Category: Modern Church Rating: 
If you knew you were going to go to Hell, would you still serve God? Your answer to this determines your motive.

Author: Anonymous Category: Integrity Rating: 
What good does it do to speak in tongues on Sunday if you have been using your tongue during the week to curse and gossip?

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Speech, Sin Rating: 
The Bible is either absolute, or it's obsolete.

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Scripture Rating: 
If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified.

Author: Anonymous Category: Modern Church Rating: 
If the whole church goes off into deception, that will in no way excuse us for not following Christ.

Author: Anonymous Category: Doctrine Rating: 
Your character is who you are when no one but God is watching you.

Author: Anonymous Category: Integrity Rating: 
[Concerning the darkness that has enveloped most of Christendom:] "When you're sitting in a dark room, you can either sit and curse the darkness or you can light a candle."

Author: Anonymous Category: Modern Church Rating: 
There's a difference between changing your opinion, and changing your lifestyle.

Author: Anonymous Category: Repentance Rating: 
There once was in man a true happiness of which now remain to him only the mark and empty trace, which he in vain tries to fill from all his surroundings, seeking from things absent the help he does not obtain in things present. But these are all inadequate, because the infinite abyss can only be filled by an infinite and immutable object, that is to say, only by God Himself.

Author: Pascal Category: Perspective Rating: 
Why do we expect to be better treated in this world than Jesus was?

Author: Leonard Ravenhill Category: Christians Cross Rating: 
If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there's something wrong!

Author: Anonymous Category: Christians Cross Rating: