Some Favorite Quotes


compiled by Pastor Barry Black

(We do not necessarily completely agree with, nor endorse all the doctrinal views of the authors):

“Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast.” Hebrews 6.19

Abortion:
“These children, over tenfold the number of Americans lost in our nation’s wars, will never laugh, never sing, never experience the joy of human love; nor will they strive to heal the sick, or feed the poor, or make peace among the nations. Abortion has denied them the first and most basic of human rights, and we are infinitely poorer for their loss.” – President Ronald Reagan

The Bible:
“The vigor of your spiritual life will be in exact proportion to the place held by the word in our life and thoughts.” - George Mueller

Christian Growth:
“Beware of harking back to what you were once when God wants you to be something you have never been.” – Oswald Chambers
“Maturity involves two elements: 1) immediate obedience in specific situations and 2) long-range character growth.” – Larry Crabb
“The Christian life is never static. One must either grow in grace, or there will be backsliding and deterioration.” – Henry A. Ironside

The Church:
“Anyone can love the ideal church. The challenge is to love the real church.” – Joseph McKinney
“The church is the only cooperative society in the world that exists for the benefit of its non-members.” – William Temple

Conscience:
“Conscience is God’s built in warning system – be very happy when it hurts you, be very worried when it doesn’t.” – Unknown Author
“There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience” – French Proverb

Convictions:
“Borrowed beliefs have no power.” – James Black
“Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong even if everyone is for it.” – William Penn
“Convictions are a matter of choice, not force.” – Charles R. Swindoll

Decisions:
“We make our decisions, and then our decisions turn around and make us.” – Frank Boreham

Discipleship:
“Our Lord never lays down the conditions of discipleship as the conditions of salvation.” – Oswald Chambers
“Attempt great things for God, expect great things from God.” – William Carey
“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot

Doctrine:
“Saved people need clear bible teaching in order to be saved from falling prey to false teaching.” – Bob Wilkin

Evangelism:
“Every person is a soul whom God created and loves, and for whom Christ died.” – Pastor Barry
Black
“There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God the Creator, made known through Jesus Christ.” - Blaise Pascal, 17th century mathematician and philosopher

Grace:
“I am not what I ought to be; I am not what I wish to be; I am not what I hope to be; but by the grace of God I am what I am.” – John Newton

“If the people do not like the doctrine of grace, give them all the more of it.” – C. H. Spurgeon

History:
“The only thing that men learn from history is that men never learn from history.” – Author Unknown
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana

The Holy Spirit:
“God commands us to be filled with the Holy Spirit, and if we aren’t filled, it’s because we’re living beneath our privileges.” – D.L. Moody

Hypocrites:
“Don’t stay away from church because there are too many hypocrites, there is always room for one more.” – Unknown Author

Justification:
“An act of God whereby he declares the believing sinner righteous, even while in a sinning state.”

Obedience:
“When we choose deliberately to obey Him, then He will tax the remotest star and the last grain of sand to assist us with His Almighty power.” – Oswald Chambers
“If a man will go as far as he can see, he will be able to see further when he gets there.” – Author Unknown
“The secret of true obedience is a close and unmistakable relationship with God.” – Andrew Murray

Opinions:
“Anyone who loves his opinions more than he does his brethren will defend his opinions and destroy his brethren.” – Unknown Author
“The cross stands high above the opinions of men and to that cross all opinions must come at last for judgments.” – A.W. Tozer

Patience:
“God will not delay one moment longer than is absolutely necessary, learn to give God time.” – Andrew Murray

Perspective:
“We judge things by their present appearances, but the Lord sees them in their consequences.” – John Newton

Prayer:
“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.” – Samuel Chadwick
“Prayer does not fit us for the greater work, prayer is the greater work.” – Oswald Chambers
“What a man is, he is on his knees alone before God, nothing more.” – Robert Murray McCheyene
“If we are honest, we must admit that much of our time is spent pretending. But when we turn to God in prayer, we must present our real selves, candidly acknowledging our strengths and weaknesses and our total dependence upon Him.” – Author Unknown

Reading:
“You are the same person you will be five years from now, except for the people you meet, and the books you read.” – Charles “Tremendous” Jones, Motivational Speaker

Relationships:
“’Tis better to be alone than in bad company.” – President George Washington

Solutions:
“Remember, it is only exposed problems that can be resolved.” – Selwyn Hughes
“A well defined problem is a half- solved problem.” – Elmer Towns

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