Short pithy gems from Adrian Rogers

 

Our sins were the nails that nailed Him to that tree and our hard hearts were the hammers that drove those nails!

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Have you ever wondered what a church full of Pharisees would be like?

  1. They would all attend every service.

  2. They would all tithe.

  3. They would all work in the church.

  4. They would all go to Hell!

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Reputation is what others think about you.
Character is what God knows about you.

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If you live for this world then you are in the junk business. It's all just premature junk!

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Some people go to to Hell with a chest full of Sunday school attendance pins!

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Anything you love more, fear more, serve more, or value more than God is your idol!

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The man molds the idol and then the idol molds the man!

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If I put things between me and Christ it is idolatry.
If I put Christ between me and things it is victory!

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Justice is God giving us what we deserve.

Mercy is God not giving us what we deserve.

Grace is God giving us what we don't deserve.

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God only wants for us, what we would want for ourselves if we were smart enough to know what is best for us.

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To be almost saved is to be totally lost!

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Mercy is sympathy with legs.

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Character is what we are in the dark.

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The grace of God . . .
  will exalt a person without inflating him;
  and will humble a person without debasing him.

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We are not in a race. We are on a pilgrimage.

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The devil would just as soon send you to Hell from the pew as from the gutter!

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Evangelism is one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.

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Serenity is not freedom from the storm but peace amid the storm.

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Holiness is not the way to Christ.

Christ is the way to holiness.

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Your character is the harvest of your habits.

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Is what I'm living for worth Christ's dying for?

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Humility is . . .
  knowing what I am,
  acknowledging that God made me that way,
  and giving Him glory for it.

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The reason why we have so much so-called "Hell" in our world is because we have so little of it in our pulpits!

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To ridicule a preacher who warns of Hell would be the same as to ridicule a doctor who warns of cancer!

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You can live with victory over the desires of your flesh. Habits, attitudes, desires, worries, and dissipation must yield as you exercise authority over your mind, emotions, and will.

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It is better to be frightened into Heaven than lulled into Hell!

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You can't just tip your hat to Jesus you must bow your knee.

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It is more important to influence people than to impress them.

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Without a knowledge of Jesus all education is but splendid ignorance.
If you educate people without a knowledge of our Lord you make them clever devils.

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Wisdom is having a mind that is stayed on God, full of the Word of God, and led by the Spirit of God.

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Calvary: Earth's greatest tragedy! Heaven's greatest triumph!

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God did not spare His own Son from the cross.

What makes you think He will spare you from rejecting the cross?

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You have a date with Deity!

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You take care of your character and God will take care of your reputation.

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You can laugh your way into Hell but not out it!
"The Lord laughs at the wicked for He knows their day is coming!" Psalm 37:13

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Life is too short,
eternity is too long,
souls are too precious,
the Gospel is too wonderful
for us to sleep through it all!

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God's plan is to take ordinary people with ordinary talents, do extraordinary things through them and then give all the glory to Himself.

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I can preach truth but only the Holy Spirit can impart truth.

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God is sovereign so live confidently.

God is holy so live reverently.

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Pride is #1 on God's hate parade.

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Heaven is not a reward for the righteous it's a gift for the guilty.

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Most people today are only interested in making the world a better place to go to Hell from.

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Preachers need to stop trying to win the popularity contest and just preach about Jesus!

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I'm firmly convinced that if we would clean up the pulpits of America we'd go a long way to cleaning up America!

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Knowledge is proud that it knows so much.

Wisdom is humble that it knows so little!

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God promises a safe landing not a calm passage!

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Signs of the end times:
  secular society,
  scientific progress,
  social plagues,
  selfish prosperity,
  sexual perversion!

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Where God leads He feeds.

Where God directs He protects.

Where God guides He provides.

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Where we cannot trace God's hand we can trust His heart!

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The test of my preaching is, "Are others becoming more like Jesus?"

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Happiness depends on what happens.
Joy depends on the Lord.

Happiness is like a thermometer it registers conditions.
Joy is like a thermostat it controls conditions.

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He who angers you, controls you!

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Obedience is the greatest proof of devotion. 

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Faith is not so much receiving from God what we want but accepting from God what He gives.

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There are those who can preach the Gospel better than I can but there is nobody who can preach a better Gospel than I can!

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There is no one so bad that he cannot be saved.

There is no one so good that he need not be saved.

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Sorrow looks back; worry looks around; but faith looks up.

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The reason that God honors faith is that faith honors God.

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We are closer now than ever to the return of Christ!

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Let go of the world and take hold of God with both hands!

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When you die, you are going to . . .
  leave behind all that you have,
  and take with you all that you are.

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On false prophets: When you look for the devil never fail to look in the pulpit!

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You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom.
What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving.
The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.
When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation!

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Men throw broken things away but God never uses anything until He first breaks it!

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You cannot legislate morality you can only legislate against immorality!

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God isn't your Father just because He is your Creator.

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Guilt imprisons us.

Bitterness poisons us.

Forgiveness is the only answer!

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To know Him is to love Him.

To love Him is to trust Him.

To trust Him is to obey Him.

To obey Him is to be blessed by Him.

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Jesus came the first time to die.

He is coming again to raise the dead!

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Tell it to them like it is in the Bible, and if they want to argue about it tell them to argue with God!

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God can bring . . .
  peace to your past,
  purpose to your present,
  and hope to your future.

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When someone becomes a Christian it is a supernatural transformation.

It is not like a tadpole becoming a frog.

It is a frog becoming a prince, by the kiss of grace.

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Don't get the idea that Jesus died to save you from Hell.

He died to save you from sin!

If He doesn't save you from sin then He won't save you from Hell!

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Everything we truly believe we obey. Everything else is just religious talk!

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Too often, our churches are sacred societies for the snubbing of sinners.

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The Church is a society of sinners, who finally admitted it.

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This building is not the church. It's just a sheep shed.

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The Scriptures are shallow enough for a babe to come and drink without fear of drowning and deep enough for theologians to swim in without ever reaching the bottom.

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If we only prune the limbs of bad habits we just strengthen the roots!

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The groans we endure are temporary the glory we expect is eternal!

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Sorrow is a clean wound. Guilt is a dirty wound.
Time and the grace of God will heal sorrow.

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Trouble can become a seminary to teach us the provision of God.

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Home is the university of life with . . .
  parents as the professors,
  children as students,
  and life as the lab.

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Sin will . . .
  take you farther than you want to go,
  keep you longer than you want to stay,
  and cost you more than you want to pay!

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We don't change the gospel message the gospel message changes us!

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The only thing between sinning man and judgment is time!

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There are only two kinds of people the saved and the lost. Which are you?

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What you do not freely give God neither needs nor wants!

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We ought to be living as if Jesus died yesterday, rose this morning, and is coming back this afternoon!

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When God says "no" it's because He has something better in store for you!

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If you are saved, you will have . . .
  a desire to be holy,
  a hunger for the Word,
  the inner witness of the Spirit,
  and a desire to share Jesus.

These are the birthmarks of the believer.

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There are three heavens.

The first heaven is where the birds fly;
the second heaven is where the stars are;
and the third heaven is the abode of God.

The first heaven we see by day;
the second heaven we see by night;
and the third heaven we see by faith.

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God is not interested so much in making you happy and healthy as He is in making you holy.

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The Bible is:
  saving to the sinner,
  sweet to the saint,
  sufficient to the sufferer,
  satisfying to the scholar.

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We become like what we worship.
True worship will make us more like God.

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The prayer offered to God in the morning during your quiet time is the key that unlocks the door of the day.

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What you are when you are alone is what you really are.

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God loves us just the way we are but He loves us too much to leave us that way!

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We have "In God We Trust" engraved on our money, but we have "Me First" written on our hearts!

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On acting religious: It's like a pig. You can scrub him clean, brush his teeth, and dress him in a pink ribbon but he will go right back into the mire. A scrubbing on the outside doesn't change his inner nature.

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Meekness is strength under control.

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God's will for me is not a roadmap it is a relationship.

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Forgiveness is not an emotion it's a choice.

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Peace is not the subtraction of problems.
It is the addition of grace to meet those problems.

The joy of the Lord isn't there to remove the pain.
The joy of the Lord is there to help me bear it.

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A "joyless Christian" is an oxymoron.
Joy is proof that what we have is real, and that it satisfies.

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Jesus didn't die to make bad people good but to make dead people live!

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Jesus didn't come to make you a nicer person.
He came to radically, dramatically, and eternally transform you!

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It's not a good heart we need but a new heart!

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Salvation may be free to you and me but it cost the Lord Jesus everything!

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I don't have a need that prayer won't resolve.

There is not a temptation or a sin that prayer won't resolve.

There is nothing that is outside the realm of prayer.

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Jesus did not bathe this planet with His blood only to have you serve the world, the flesh, and the devil. He died to make you holy. "You are not your own you were bought at a price!" 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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Our great need is to discover that Jesus is all that we need.

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Jesus being infinite, suffered in a finite period of time what we being finite, would have suffered in an infinite period of time!

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The Bible is to judge us we are not to judge the Bible!

As Christians, we are to be newsboys and not editors of the gospel.

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Sow a thought reap a deed.

Sow a deed reap a character.

Sow a character reap a destiny.

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Temptation is trying to get us to fulfill a legitimate desire in an illegitimate way.

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The devil would rather start a church fuss than sell a barrel of whiskey!

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The devil is too smart to go fishing without any bait.

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There has never been an argument, a war, a divorce, or a church split which was not caused by pride! "Pride only breeds quarrels!" Proverbs 13:10

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The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart. "The human heart is the most deceitful of all things and desperately wicked!" Jeremiah 17:9

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Some people have enough dust on their bibles to write damnation on it!

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I am no better than my devotional life!

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Wisdom has two parts:

  1. Having a lot to say.

  2. Not saying it.

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The truest thing about me is what God says about me.

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Many things are opened by mistake and none more frequently than the mouth!

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People say that the church is full of hypocrites. I'd rather spend some of the time here on earth with some of the hypocrites than eternity in Hell with all of them!

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There are two classes of people in this world:
  those who take things for granted;
  those who take things with gratitude.

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If you can't be a Christian at home then you can't be a Christian.

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It will do you little good to come to church and act pious around the Lord's Table if you've been bickering around the breakfast table!

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The world is the external foe.

The flesh is the internal foe.

The devil is the infernal foe.

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Nothing is more destructive than sin.

Sin fascinates and then it assassinates!

Sin thrills and then it kills!

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Jesus is all you need.
You should seek nothing more and settle for nothing less.

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Prophecy is not given primarily to tell you what the future holds.
It is given to tell you Who holds the future Jesus.

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Jesus is what makes it Heaven; not gold streets with jewels but Jesus.

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Marriage is . . .
  divine in establishment,
  supreme in relationship, and
  unconditional in commitment.

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Love is blind but marriage is an eye opener.

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Parents' responsibility: To create an atmosphere in my home where my children can with ease choose to follow God.

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Some parents say that their kids are angels.
You'll find that as their legs grow longer, their wings get shorter.

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On political correctness: The only sin today is to call sin, sin.

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Unbelief is the supreme evil and the source of all other sin.

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We are sinners because of who we are not because of what we do.

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To think that Washington is going to be the answer to the world's problems is like rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

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Watch your words. Make them warm and sweet because you may have to eat them!

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When God develops inner character He is never in a hurry.

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There are no natural laws.
They are God's laws nature obeys them.

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Worry is pulling tomorrow's clouds over today's sunshine.

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Where my mind is my feet will follow!

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The day of judgment will be a day when the skeletons come out of the closets! And each of us will be standing there to face the Judge. God knows it all, and is keeping a record even of those secrets which we have repressed or forgotten.

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Wisdom is seeing life from God's point of view!

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Evolution is not science it's science fiction!

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If you please God then it doesn't matter whom you displease.

If you displease God then it doesn't matter whom you please.

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It is better to be divided by truth than to be united in error.

It is better to speak the truth that hurts, and then heals than falsehood that comforts, and then damns.

It is better to be hated for telling the truth than to be loved for telling a lie.

It is better to stand alone with the truth than to be wrong with a multitude.

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Scriptural hope is not wishful thinking.
It is rock-solid assurance!

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There is no cheap, easy, or lazy way to serve God.

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Christianity is not a code, a cause, or a creed but Christ.

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Christian! Even when you don't feel loved God loves you.

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Jesus is our way to God and God's way to us.

It's not Jesus and or Jesus or. It's Jesus ONLY!

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You will see how rich you are, when you add up everything you have which money can't buy and death can't take away!

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When you get to where you are going where will you be?

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If Jesus Christ is still in that grave then nothing really matters.

But if He came out of that grave then nothing but that really matters.

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There was a time, when you were not.

There never will be a time, when you will not be.

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The sin of immorality is not one we are instructed to fight it is one we have been told to flee. Run from that compromising situation. Saturate that place with your absence.

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To get to Hell we must climb over . . .
  every prayer,
  every sermon,
  the Word of God, and
  the love of God shown on Calvary.

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Saving faith comes out of the heart not the head. "If you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved." Romans 10:9-10

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I am a nobody, telling everybody about Somebody, who can save anybody!

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God is never in a hurry and He is never late!

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Much of God's will for your life is already found in the Bible!

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You will never learn that God is all you need until He is all you have.

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You don't have to know why when you know Who.

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The worst form of badness, is human goodness when human goodness becomes a substitute for the new birth!

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Christianity is a love relationship between a child of God and his Maker, through the Son Jesus Christ, and in the power of the Holy Spirit.

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Satan has leveled all of the artillery of hell at the home.

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There are two books in the Bible that would be good for you to visit every morning. One is Proverbs and one is Psalms.
One teaches you how to live.
The other teaches you how to worship.

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To worship is your greatest need.

To worship is your ultimate privilege.

To worship is your supreme duty.

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Never let the things money can buy rob you of the things money can't buy!

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When you read the Bible read for quality not quantity.

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Don't ask God to cram His sovereign plan into your puny little mind because then God would be limited by your understanding.

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There is no promise God cannot keep,
no prayer God will not answer, and
no problem too hard for Him to solve.

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Cut the Bible anywhere and it will bleed.
The blood of Jesus stains every page!

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If your religion has not changed your life you had better change your religion!

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Jesus came the first time to die He is coming again to raise the dead.

When He came the first time, they questioned whether He was King the next time the world will know that He is King of kings and Lord of lords.

The first time He wore a crown of thorns the next time He will be wearing a crown of glory.

The first time He came in poverty the next time He is coming in power.

The first time He had an escort of angels the next time He will come with ten thousands of His saints.

The first time He came in meekness He is coming again in majesty!

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Jesus is all you need.
You should seek nothing more and settle for nothing less.

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Prophecy is not given primarily to tell you what the future holds.
It is given to tell you Who holds the future Jesus.

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Jesus did not practice what He preached He preached what He practiced.

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When Jesus did miracles they were not publicity stunts.

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Jesus came to reveal the character of God not to display the grandeur of God.

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When we see Jesus, I believe we will say, "What questions?"

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There's enough time in every day to do gracefully everything God wants you to do.

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Time is what God allows, so everything doesn't happen to us all at once.

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A faith that fizzles before the finish had a flaw from the first.

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May . . .
  the presence of Jesus guide you,
  the promises of Jesus gladden you,
  and the power of Jesus guard you.

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It doesn't matter what you are right about if you are wrong about Jesus.

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Faith believes in spite of the circumstances and acts in spite of the consequences.

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Without the Word of God, we only have a holy hunch and that simply will not do!

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Study the Bible to know about God.

Obey the Bible to really know God.

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Receive the Word of God with a reflective spirit:

Is there a promise to claim?

Is there a lesson to learn?

Is there a blessing to enjoy?

Is there a command to obey?

Is there a sin to avoid?

Is there a helpful thought to carry with me?

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False religion is characterized by force true religion is characterized by faith.

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Growing churches love and loving churches grow.

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Most religion in America is man-centered religion rather than God-centered. People are looking for religion to serve them.

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We don't come to church to worship.
We bring our worship to church.

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A church will either evangelize, or it will fossilize but it will not stand still.

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Some people come to church with a sign around their neck that says, "Do not disturb."

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It's easier to cool down a zealot than it is to warm up a corpse.

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The Bible is God's love letter to His children.
If you don't understand it it's because you're reading someone else's mail.

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The Bible addresses one problem sin.

The Bible has one villain Satan.

The Bible has one hero Jesus.

The Bible has one purpose to glorify God.

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The Word of God is to your spirit what blood is to your body.

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Everything that is not nailed down with a nail of grace and the hammer of God's Word is going to be shaken out of place by His judgment.

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These has God married and no man shall part:
dust on the Bible and drought in the heart!

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Knowledge comes from looking around.

Wisdom comes from looking up.

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Faith believes in spite of the circumstances and acts in spite of the consequences!

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I want to remind you girls that what you are depending on to catch a man, is what you will have to do to keep him. If he loves you because of your beauty then what are you going to do when your beauty is no longer there?

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On raising children:
  Be fair.
  Be firm.
  Be fun.

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The seven last words of churches: "We never did it that way before!"

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The Church is not a museum for saints it's a hospital for sinners.

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The Church is the only organization that a person has to confess that he's been bad before he can join.

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We are to love people, and use things not love things, and use people.

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The Church is not a showboat it's a battleship!

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When you have His joy in your heart, it doesn't necessarily mean your pain or hurt will be taken away. It means you'll be able to bear it.

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If Christ is not Lord of all then He's not Lord at all.

If He is not your Lord then He is not your Savior.

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Why should God give you more light when you've not lived up to the light you have?

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The best way to know God's will for the rest of your life is to do His will right now.
It's hard to steer a ship that's not moving.

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Faith is taking God at His Word.

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Faith . . .
  sees the invisible,
  believes the incredible,
  knows the unknowable,
  and receives the impossible.

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It is only the life that is lived with the approval of Jesus and in the authority of Jesus which will bring acclaim to Jesus.

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God doesn't want a place in your life.
He demands and deserves preeminence.
God's throne is not a duplex.

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If Christ is worth anything He's worth everything.

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Faith is the response of the heart to the character of God.

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It's the object of your faith which matters not the strength of it.

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We need to stop treating the Bible like a math book and start reading it as a love story.

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If you pray Scripture you can be sure you are praying the will of God.

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A scar is a wound that has healed. We need to bring our wounds to Jesus, let Him heal them and then use our scars for Jesus. Our scars may be our greatest ministry!

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The heart of the human problem is the problem of the human heart.

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You will never be a solid Christian until you come to the unshakable conviction that the Bible is the Word of God.

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Death is just a comma to a Christian not a period.

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Most people want to serve God but only in an advisory capacity.

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Christianity is not a legal relationship it is a love relationship.

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A mans religion will rise no higher than his concept of God.

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One of these days the dam of Gods mercy will give way to His justice.

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A thorn in the flesh is nothing compared to a thorn in the conscience.

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Discipline says, 'I need to.'

Duty says, 'I ought to.'

Devotion says, 'I want to.'

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Lukewarm Christians are the alibi of sinners.

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Sometimes we don't feel like praying. But if there were ever a time that we need to pray it's when we don't feel like it. We need to pray until we do feel like it.

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We should pray as if it all depends on God and then work as if it all depends on us.

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We are responsible for the effort not the outcome.

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That which has been decreed by Heaven   cannot be annulled by Hell.

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We don't live by explanations we live by promises.

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There are too many spiritual forgers signing Jesus' name to their prayer checks!

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The greatest problem we face is not unanswered prayer but unoffered prayer.

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Tragically, many of our prayers are so vague that if God were to answer them, we wouldn't even know it.

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It's about time we stopped buying things we don't need, with money we don't have, to impress people we don't like!

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Paul spoke about the root of faith (Ephesians 2:8).

James spoke about the fruit of faith (James 2:17-18).

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Satan can't keep God from answering our prayers but he will keep us from asking.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The same Jesus Who turned water into wine can transform your home, your life, your family, and your future. He is still in the miracle-working business -and His business is the business of transformation.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Pastors cannot lead, teach, or preach with anointing and supernatural power without being fully broken and surrendered to the lordship of Christ, the authority of the Word, and the commands of the Spirit.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Is Jesus Christ the absolute Lord over everything in your life?

    ~ ~ ~ ~

I read other books but the Bible reads me!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Christianity is not a cafeteria line where you say, "I'll have a little salvation but no Lordship right now."

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God put a cross between you and Hell.

If you want to go to Hell you will have to crawl over the cross of Jesus!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Rivers and men both become crooked by following the path of least resistance.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Satan wants to turn the Ten Commandments into the Ten Suggestions since a law without penalty is merely advice.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Some people are so arrogant that they can strut sitting down!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Foolish people spend time and money poring over horoscopes and consulting so-called psychics trying to see the dark unknown. How much better to walk through life holding the hand of One who knows the way and cares for us!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

You can sing all you want about how you love Jesus, you can have crocodile tears in your eyes but the consecration that doesn't reach your purse, has not reached your heart!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God grades on the Cross not on the curve.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Conceit is a disease that makes everyone sick except the one who has it!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Conscience is that thing that feels bad when everything else feels good.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Fear is a dark room where negatives are developed.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Give Satan an inch and he'll be a ruler.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

An excuse is just the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Pain is inevitable but misery is optional.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Be humbly grateful not grumbly hateful.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Silence isn't always golden.
Sometimes, it's just plain yellow.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Some people can't find Christ for the same reason a thief can't find a policeman!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The stone wasn't rolled away to let Jesus out.
It was rolled away to let the disciples in.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If you live as if there is no God you had better be right!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

I feel sorry for people who do not have a Bible to lean on.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The Bible is a supernatural, spiritual, sovereign, sustaining book about my Savior.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The Bible is God's road map.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

He who would not fall down ought not to walk in slippery places.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The more of the Word of God you give away the more of it will stick to you.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

When you know that your future is secure you can concentrate on your present.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Yesterday and tomorrow both need to be taken out of my calendar of concern.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

When you look at the Bible and try to understand the Bible, you have to ask three questions:

  What did it mean then?

  How does it apply now?

  How does it apply to me personally?

You haven't gotten into the Bible until you ask that third question.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Want more faith?
Get into God's Word.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

On why he preached the Word of God: I'm not smart enough to preach anything else and I'm too smart to preach anything else.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

When you are in a storm, what seems to be a problem to you is not a problem to God.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

You and I are just like a blade of grass we are going to wither and die.
"But the word of the Lord endures forever."

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If I had a thousand lives to live I'd give every one to Jesus.

I love Jesus with every nerve, every fiber, and every sinew of my being!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

We live by promises not by explanations.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

It is not enough to confess sin without forsaking it.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Worry is an insult to God.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

No matter how wise or capable you are before you leave the harbor, you had better make certain the Captain is on board.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The first mark of a converted man is that he is under new management.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Whatever master a man chooses will master that man.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

No man can serve two masters but he must serve one.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The one who fears God the most loves God the best.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The Christ-filled life is a self-emptied life.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

I'm not against education, but you don't come to God head first you come heart first.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Life is short and death is sure.

Sin is the curse and Christ is the cure.

Hell is hot and Heaven is sweet.

Sin is black and Judgment is pure.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Nobody is saved by keeping the Ten Commandments.
If he could be then Jesus Christ need never have died.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Nature forms us;
sin deforms us;
school informs us;
and prison reforms us.
But only Christ transforms us.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Jesus doesn't show us the way to Heaven He is the way to Heaven.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

On the uniqueness of men and women:
A woman is infinitely superior to a man at being a woman.
A man is infinitely superior to a woman at being a man.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Today, our children are becoming roadkill on the information superhighway!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The way to find the right person is to be the right person.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Stress is the gap between the demands placed on us and our ability to meet those demands.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Exercise daily walk with the Lord!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If you need encouragement give it.

If you need love give it.

Whatever you need give it away

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Sin that used to slink down the back alley now struts down Main Street!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

To dwell there above with those that we love, will be glory.
To dwell here below with those that we know well, that's another story.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

To be completely known and still be loved is the goal of marriage.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

What we surrender, God takes.

What He takes, He cleanses.

What He cleanses, He fills.

What He fills, He uses.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Being baptized with the Holy Spirit means He is now Resident in your heart.

Being filled with the Holy Spirit means He is now President there.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Faith is God's cure for fretting.

Delight is God's cure for depression.

Commitment is God's cure for concern.

Rest is God's cure for resentment.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God's omnipotence plus our obedience equals victorious living.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Man is saved by faith alone but the faith that saves, is never alone.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God's will is not something you have to do it is something you get to do.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

True Worship: All that I am, responding to all that He is in gratitude and praise.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

A Christian with a glowing witness is worth a library full of arguments.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If there is no opposition there is no victory.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Exalt the Savior, edify the saint, and evangelize the sinner that's what we're here for!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

We do not fight for victory we fight from victory.
The victory was won at Calvary!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If Satan can't make you bad he'll make you busy.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Be warned! From Satan's viewpoint you are simply a pawn in his game of cosmic chess.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Satan wants to cripple me and then blame me for limping.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The devils are more orthodox than some theologians I know!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Surely the devil says to his demons, "Boys, keep them from prayer! If we can keep them from praying, we can beat them every time. But if they pray, they will beat us every time!"

    ~ ~ ~ ~

There are over 7,000 promises in God's Word and He keeps them all!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Some people try to drown their problems they don't know that problems can swim!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

A parable is an earthly story with a heavenly meaning.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Man isn't a sinner because he sins he sins because he is a sinner.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God will test us but God will not tempt us.

God tests us to make us stand.

Satan tempts us to make us fall.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

We don't have to agree you have the right to be wrong if you want to.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

I have been saved from the penalty of sin.

I am being saved from the power of sin.

I will be saved from the possibility of sin.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Better to die with conviction than to live with compromise.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

It's never right, to do wrong and it's never wrong, to do right.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

You cannot confess to God what you will not admit to yourself.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If the devil never bothers you it's because you're both going in the same direction!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If the greatest commandment is to love God with all of your heart the greatest sin is not to do it.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Every now and then, science may disagree with the Bible.
Just give the scientists time and perhaps they will catch up.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

To look for scientific proof of God would be like taking a piano apart to look for a song!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Our churches ought to run on the engine of prayer.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Religion without repentance is repugnant to God.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The biggest cult is the cult of the comfortable.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

We live in a day where . . .
  a hero is a sandwich,
  Life
is a magazine,
  Power
is a candy bar,
  Joy
is a detergent,
  Sin
is a perfume,
  a star is an actress who's been married three times,
  and the "Real Thing" is a soft drink.

We need to wake up!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

When a man jumps out of a ten-story building, he doesn't break the law of gravity he demonstrates it.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The Word of God is more sure than anything we see, hear, feel, or think!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The best argument for Christianity and the best argument against Christianity is the life of a Christian.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The Bible is a window in this prison-world through which we may look into eternity.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The freedom that Jesus gives is not freedom to do what we want but the freedom to do as you ought.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If there were ever a time you loved Jesus more than you do at this moment, you're backslidden.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God's work, done in God's way will never ever lack for God's provision or God's protection.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Repentance and faith are heads and tails of the same coin.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The Holy Spirit never leaves a surrendered vessel unfilled or unused.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Flattery is a lot like perfume sniff it but don't swallow it.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If a person is concerned about committing the unpardonable sin he hasn't committed it.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Definition of drugs: instant Heaven, that leads to everlasting Hell.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Gambling is one person's profit and pleasure, at another's pain and loss.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

We don't do anything perfectly, but sin.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

When you're saved, God doesn't fix you to where you can't sin anymore but where you can't sin and enjoy it.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Peace looks at circumstances through God.

Worry looks at God through the circumstances.

Worry is an admission that I'm putting something before God.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

When a person gets sick in the stomach from drinking his stomach has more sense than his head.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Hypocrites and flatterers are first cousins.

The hypocrite will say behind your back what he will not say to your face.

The flatterer will say to your face what he won't say behind your back.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Don't put your faith in your faith. That would be like looking at the telescope and not through it.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Our Lord wants us to have three homes:
  a family home,
  a church home,
  and a heavenly home!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

When it comes to giving some people stop at nothing.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

You can give without loving but you can't love without giving.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Lack of wealth cannot take away genuine contentment.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Don't cling to things so tightly that it will hurt when God has to pry open your fingers to take them.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The Bible is not primarily a science book. It is not written to tell us how the heavens go it is written to tell us how to go to Heaven. But when it speaks on science, it is accurate.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Science is always changing God's Word never changes!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Some people have made a god of wealth.

They worship at the shrine of money.

Their god is their gold.

Their creed is their greed.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

We spend the first half of our lives wasting our health, to get wealth and the second half of our lives we spend our wealth, to get back our health.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The things of this world will never satisfy the longings of your heart.

A round world cannot fit into a three-cornered heart.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If I can talk you into salvation then someone else can talk you out of it.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

We aren't saved by our good lives but by Christ's sin-atoning death.

Salvation is not rooted in the merit of man but in the mercy of God.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Give God what's right not what's left!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God will meet our need not our greed.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The devil gives the best first, and the worst last but the Lord saves the best for last.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Some people go to church three times in their lives:
  when they're born,
  when they're married,
  and when they die.
Hatched, matched, and dispatched!

The first time they throw water,
the second time they throw rice,
and the third time they throw dirt!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The Bible is not primarily a book of history. It is "His story" the story of God.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

You are not saved by the plan of salvation you are saved by the Man of salvation.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Don't make decisions by majority vote the majority is almost always wrong!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If Jesus doesn't excite you maybe you have calluses on your soul.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Do you want to live a supernatural life of victory?
The Victory Express runs on two tracks: trust and obey.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Faith is like a roll of film it develops best in the dark.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Praise is faith turned inside out.
Faith says please. Praise says thank you.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Our God is a God of second chances.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

What we need is not great faith but faith in a great God.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Work is no substitute for worship.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Advice to children: "Love God, hate sin and watch for trucks!"

    ~ ~ ~ ~

It's a terrible thing for a man to think he has the gift of preaching when nobody has the gift of listening!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If you find a reluctance to go into the presence of God, there may be unconfessed, unrepented sin in your life. Part of your quiet time is to get your heart clean and pure. Each of us needs to take ourselves by the back of our necks and confess and repent before we come into God's holy presence to fellowship.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The persecuted church is the pure church and the pure church is the powerful church.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Americans by and large have been cursed with blessings and perhaps before long we'll be blessed with cursings.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If you take part of the truth, and try to make that part of the truth, all of the truth then that part of the truth becomes a whole untruth.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

No one has ever sinned themselves beyond the love of God!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Bitterness is like an acid that destroys its own container.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Sin is not just breaking God's laws it is breaking His heart!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If you have a Bible that's falling apart you'll have a life that's not.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

I believe that a great number of people are going to die and go to Hell because they are counting on their religiosity in the church, instead of their relationship with Jesus to get them to Heaven.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

I wouldn't trust the best fifteen minutes I have ever lived, to get me into Heaven.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Good things become bad things when they keep you from the best things.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Nothing is politically right that is morally wrong.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

It's not the amount of sin it's the fact of sin that damns us.

More people are killed in nine feet of water than in ninety feet.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

I've never found anywhere in the Bible that says smoking would send you to Hell but it does make you smell like you've been there.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If you were sinking in quicksand, the devil would pat you on the head.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Most of the people in America are egomaniacs who are strutting their way to Hell thinking they're too good to be damned.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

On overcoming temptation: If you want to take a bone from a dog give him a steak, and he'll drop the bone.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

You are free to choose but you are not free to choose the consequences of that choice.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

I have never known a time when God was not totally sufficient.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God will never do for us what we could and should do for ourselves.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

It has been wisely said that you can take a child of God, put him in a dungeon with a Bible and a candle and lock him away and he will know more about what's going on in today's world with the Word of God, than all the pundits in Washington.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The Holy Spirit is to a Christian what instinct is to an animal.

The Holy Spirit leads you but He never drives you.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The great God of the universe Who heaped up the mountains, scooped out the oceans, and flung out the stars wants to have a relationship with you!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

We can never really go where God is not and where He is, all is well.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

When we start to take credit for what God does then He stops doing it.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God's delays are not God's denials.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Prayer is the greatest Christian privilege.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Prayer is the Holy Spirit finding a desire in the heart of the Father, putting that desire in our hearts to return it in the form of a request to Him.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God always answers prayer in a way that will give Himself glory.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Prayer is never an excuse for laziness.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Prayer is not talking God into doing something that He ordinarily would not want to do.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Prayer is the medium of exchange in Heaven.
If you need an answer to prayer spend a little faith.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

It's better to ultimately succeed with the truth than to temporarily succeed with a lie.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

It's not the length of the prayer but the depth of the prayer that counts.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God gave you His unlisted telephone number and invites you to get in touch with Him anytime.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God's promises are not mottos to hang on the wall.

They are checks to take to the bank!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

It's always too soon to quit but never too late to start!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

When trouble comes to you and doesn't lead you to worship God you sure have wasted a lot of trouble!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Doubt is to my spirit what pain is to my body.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If you woke up this morning, and you're still here God still has a plan for your life!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Glance at your problems and gaze at your Lord.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God doesn't want to give you the wings of a dove to fly away. He wants to give you the wings of an eagle to soar over your problems right where you are.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

We're too blessed, to be stressed.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Anything that distracts from vital prayer in our lives is a treacherous thing. It steals from us the blessings the Father longs to bestow and it takes from the Father the glory He so richly deserves.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

You can save a lot of time by waiting on God.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

I have been . . .
  selected by the Father,
  saved by the Son, and
  sealed by the Spirit!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

On Creation: The closer you look the more you see God.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If you are not growing in grace then you are living in disgrace.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The definition of failure, is succeeding at the wrong thing.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God has a purpose and plan for me that no one else can fulfill.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If you bargain with God you cheat yourself.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God doesn't love us because we are valuable.

We are valuable because God loves us!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Bethlehem God with us.

Calvary God for us.

Pentecost God in us.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Christian! God is going to turn your every tear into a pearl and string them for a diadem for you.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Prayerlessness is a spirit of independence from God.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Heaven is all that . . .
  the loving heart of God would desire,
  the omniscient mind of God can conceive,
  and the omnipotent hand of God can perform.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The Bible is not the book of the year it is the book of the ages! It is settled in Heaven and on Earth. We can depend upon the Word of God. It is not up for a vote. But it does have its enemies. There is . . .
  the liberal who will try to water it down,
  the atheist who will deny it,
  and the cultist who will twist it.
But the greatest enemy of the Bible today is the Christian who does not love it, study it, practice it, and obey it.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

A Christian with a testimony is never at the mercy of an unbeliever with an argument.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God did not call us to sit, soak, and sour but to serve.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

You have all of God you want. If you don't have any more it is because you are satisfied like you are.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

We are all to bring all men, by all means, to Jesus at any cost.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

When the child of God,
loves the Word of God,
and sees the Son of God
He is changed by the Spirit of God,
into the image of God,
for the glory of God.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God is willing to accept the responsibility for a life dedicated to Him.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Everything God does is wonderful until we get used to it.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God has no draftees only volunteers.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If you feel far away from God guess who moved?

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God is searching our hearts, in order to supply our deepest need.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God is the Master Inventor.
Man only discovers God's many wonderful inventions!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If God wanted to prove Himself, He could roll back the heavens and make Himself known with a display of His grandeur, might, and glory. However, such displays would render faith unnecessary.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God is America's biggest threat and our only hope.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God does not change us in order to love us He loves us in order to change us.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Some people brighten up a room just by leaving it.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

I'm not always what I think I am but I am what I think!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

You don't make Him Lord. He is Lord already. You just recognize it.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Light refused increases darkness.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If you please Jesus it doesn't matter whom you displease.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The weakest ink is better than the best memory study with pen in hand.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

You can be too big for God to use but you can never be too small for God to use.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

You are not saved by your works you work because you are saved.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The most dangerous drug in America is beverage alcohol.

Number one, because of it's acceptance.

Number two, because of it's availability.

Number three, because of the effect that it has upon our hearts and our lives, and the misery that it brings.

Time magazine reported that alcohol is involved in half of all murders.

Liquor and immorality go together. Liquor removes the inhibitions.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Job is perhaps the oldest piece of literature known to man.
How did Job know that the Earth is suspended in space?
Job could only know, through divine inspiration.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Try to define the Trinity and you'll lose your mind.

Deny the Trinity and you'll lose your soul.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

To take Jesus Christ out of Christianity is like taking . . .
  water out of the ocean,
  blue out of the sky,
  notes out of music, and
  numbers out of mathematics.

I'm telling you, folks, Christianity is Christ!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

God is not some cosmic kill-joy.

Every time He says, "Thou shalt not" He's simply saying, "Don't hurt yourself."

And every time He says, "Thou shalt" He's saying, "Help yourself to happiness."

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Having truth decay? Brush up on your Bible!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Prophecy is history pre-written.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

How to understand a Bible passage:

  Read it through.

  Think it clear.

  Write it down.

  Pray it in.

  Live it out.

  Pass it on.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

In all spiritual things e should be natural.

And in all natural things we should be spiritual.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Being baptized doesn't make me a Christian any more than my ring makes me married.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Baptism, whether a spoonful or a tankful will never save anyone.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Sometimes the most spiritual thing we can do, is rest.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Prayer can do anything God can do and God can do anything!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The Christian life is like riding a bicycle; you are either moving ahead or falling off.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

How can we develop faith?

Be saturated in the Word,
be separated from sin,
be dedicated to the Son,
be filled by the Spirit.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

When you believe the Bible, it is not a leap into the dark it is a step into the light.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

I walked a mile with pleasure.
She chatted all the way.
But left me none the wiser for all she had to say.
I walked a mile with sorrow and not a word said she.
But oh the things I learned from sorrow
when sorrow walked with me! William Barclay

    ~ ~ ~ ~

When you take a stand for truth you're going to have a head-on collision with error!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

With grace there is nothing to earn but much to learn.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

You can't say, "Lord, show me Your will for my life and then I'll make up my mind whether I want to do it." You just simply hand God a blank sheet of paper, sign your name at the bottom, and say, "Lord, You fill in the details."

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The Lord never said, "I'll show you and then you'll believe."
He said, "Believe and then I'll show you."

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If you marry a child of the devil you'll get the devil for a daddy-in-law.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The same sun that melts ice hardens clay.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Jesus takes nobodies and turns them into nobilities.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Everyone has a right to his own opinion but no one has a right to be wrong about the facts.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

If you wrestle with a pig, you'll both get dirty; but the pig will love it.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Birthdays are good for you.
The more you have, the longer you live!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

On gossips: Don't let them use your ears for garbage cans.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Youth looks forward;
old age looks backwards; and
middle age just looks frustrated.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

I traced my family. We go all the way back to a crooked farmer and a drunken sailor.
The farmer was Adam and the sailor was Noah.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

You have to watch a man that says he understands women he'll lie about anything!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

I can't get too mad when somebody says something bad about me.

I'm just thankful that he doesn't know anything else about me.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

When my time to die comes, don't be sorry for me.
I'll be kicking up gold dust on the streets of glory!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

When you learn that Jesus is all you have you will learn that Jesus is enough.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

The Bible is not a rule book the Bible is a guidebook.

The Bible is not a book of minute laws it's a book of great principles.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Plastic preachers, produce counterfeit Christians.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

On the donkey that carried Jesus: People hardly noticed the donkey they looked at Jesus. So they cheered for Christ and not the donkey. The preacher needs to be like a donkey but what a privilege!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Christ is my inheritance Heaven is the safe-deposit box.

    ~ ~ ~ ~

Preaching the Word as it is for men as they are!

    ~ ~ ~ ~

I would be a sheer, unmitigated fool to stand up here and try to preach with a heart that is not clean and not pure.

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Eternity is only a breath away!

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I'm looking forward to eternity I made reservations in the non-smoking section!

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There are only two places where there's no hope.
One is in Hell because when you go to Hell, you've lost hope.
The other is in Heaven because when you're in Heaven, you don't need hope.

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A rich man is poor if he has no treasure in Heaven.

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On Prophecy: I've stopped looking for the signs and started listening for the shout.

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If you are not sealed by the Spirit you will be branded by the beast!

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Alka Seltzer Christians fizzle for a little while and then disappear.

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It seems to me that at this point in time we should be more concerned with the destiny of the species rather than the origin of the species.

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We have a lot of soothsayers, prognosticators, and astrologers today a lot of so-called prophets. But they're not prophetic they're pathetic.