Category: Thoughtful Quotes

"If you're a Christian, it is futile and pointless to confront any moral/social issue by laying aside Jesus and the biblical standard. I hear many fellow believers claim that they have to do this in order to use science, logic, and philosophy in an argument. The problem with this thinking is that Jesus Himself is the basis for all of those things...if you put Jesus aside, you lose the foundation for everything."
~ Jeff Durbin
“Worship is a natural response to an appropriate understanding of who God is...not an act of reluctant humility before an attention-seeking Creator.”
~ Natasha Crain
"What the church needs today is not more machinery, better organizations, or clever methods, but people whom the Holy Ghost can use. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through people. He does not come on machinery, but on people. He does not anoint plans, but people." ~ E.M. Bounds
"If you only focus on and talk about the love of God, then you only have half of the story. Yes, God is love, but He is also holy and hates sin. And when you take half of the truth, and try to make it all of the truth, that half of the truth becomes an untruth." ~ Adrian Rogers
"When the eternal mystery of God took on flesh and became incarnate in our world, it happened in the messiest way possible. God is not afraid of our mess. He does not wait for us to get our morals and values in order...He meets us right where we are. Ironically, it is God's acceptance of our moral imperfections that mysteriously gives us the power to live transformed lives. The apostle Paul said it like this in his letter to the Romans: 'God's kindness leads to repentance' ". ~ Tori Amos
  "You never hear Jesus say in Pilate's judgement hall one word that would let you imagine that He was sorry that He had undertaken so costly a sacrifice for us. When His hands are pierced, when He is parched with fever, His tongue dried up like a shard of pottery, when His whole body is dissolved into the dust of death, you never hear a groan or a shriek that looks like Jesus is going back on His commitment." ~ Charles Spurgeon