Kind words produce their own image in men's souls; and a beautiful image it is. They soothe and quiet and comfort the hearer. They shame him out of his sour, morose, unkind feelings. We have not yet begun to use kind words in such abundance as they ought to be used. Blaise Pascal
Those who will not be governed by God will be ruled by tyrants." William Penn
No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. William Penn
Never believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary - and that God is listening while you tell it. William Penn
The nature of Christ's salvation is woefully misrepresented by the present-day evangelist. He announces a Saviour from Hell rather than a Saviour from sin. And that is why so many are fatally deceived, for there are multitudes who wish to escape the Lake of fire who have no desire to be delivered from their carnality and worldliness. Arthur W. Pink
Jesus, like any good fisherman, first catches the fish; then He cleans them. Mark Potter
A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers. Robert Quillen
If you can't pray a door open, don't pry it open. Lyell Rader
The world has lost the power to blush over its vice; the Church has lost her power to weep over it.
T - Is it true?
H - Is it helpful?
I - Is it inspiring?
N - Is it necessary?
K - Is it kind?
If what I am about to say does not pass those tests, I will keep my mouth shut! Alan Redpath
Prayer and sinning will never live together in the same heart. Prayer will consume sin, or sin will choke prayer. J. C. Ryle
We are at this moment as close to God as we really choose to be. True, there are times when we would like to know a deeper intimacy, but when it comes to the point, we are not prepared to pay the price involved. J. Oswald Saunders
This is a life of faith, for God will try the truth of our faith, so that the world may see that God has such servants as will depend upon His bare word. Richard Sibbes
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. Sadhu Sundar Singh
Salt, when dissolved in water, may disappear, but it does not cease to exist. We can be sure of its presence by tasting the water. Likewise, the indwelling Christ, though unseen, will be made evident to others from the love which he imparts to us. Sadhu Sundar Singh
“Everything that is selfish is limited by its selfishness.” A. B. Simpson
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
A man says to me, "Can you explain the seven trumpets of the Revelation?" No, but I can blow one in your ear, and warn you to escape from the wrath to come. Charles Haddon Spurgeon
“The day is coming when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats.”
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
We should not ask, "What is wrong with the world?" for that diagnosis has already been given. Rather, we should ask, "What has happened to the salt and light?" John R. W. Stott
Revival is the people of God living in the power of an ungrieved, unquenched Spirit. James A. Stewart
Most of the verses written about praise in God's Word were voiced by people faced with crushing heartaches, injustice, treachery, slander, and scores of other difficult situations. Joni Eareckson Tada
Revival is waiting for us on the streets. It is hiding from us in nursing homes and prisons. It is calling to us from foreign fields and obscure places. Crying, yearning for even one person that will rise from the confines of normality and pursue it. One person that will approach the throne of grace with boldness and expect a miracle. That will stand on a street corner and wait for its shadow to pass by. Knowing that at any minute the wind that blows where it listeth may touch down in that very spot. Exploding, expanding everything that it touches. revival is a fire. And souls are its kindling. Chad Taylor
I have watched over 100,000 families over my years of investment counseling. I always saw greater prosperity and happiness among those families who tithed than among those who didn't. John Templeton.
Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire? Corrie Ten Boom
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. Corrie Ten Boom
When a Christian shuns fellowship with other Christians, the devil smiles. When he stops studying the Bible, the devil laughs. When he stops praying, the devil shouts for joy. Corrie Ten Boom
The degree of blessing enjoyed by any man will correspond exactly with the completeness of God's victory over him. A. W. Tozer
If we yearned after God even as much as a cow yearns for her calf, we would be the worshiping and effective believers God wants us to be. If we longed for God as a bride looks forward to the return of her husband, we would be a far greater force for God than we are now. A. W. Tozer
Let a man set his heart only on doing the will of God and he is instantly free. No one can hinder him. A. W. Tozer
The old cross is a symbol of death. It stands for the abrupt, violent end of a human being. The man in Roman times who took up his cross and started down the road had already aid good-bye to his friends. He was not coming back. He was going out to have it ended. The cross make no compromise; t modified nothing; it spared nothing; it slew all of the man, completely and for good. It did not try to keep on good terms with its victim. I struck cruel and hard, and when it had finished its work, the man was no more. A.W. Tozer
The man that believes will obey; failure to obey is convincing proof that there is no true faith present. To attempt the impossible God must give faith or there will be none, and He gives faith to the obedient heart only. A. W. Tozer
Nobody ever got anything from God on the grounds that he deserved it. Haven fallen, man deserves only punishment and death. So if God answers prayer it's because God is good. From His goodness, His lovingkindness, His good-natured benevolence, God does it! That's the source of everything. A. W. Tozer
Breezy, self-confident Christians tell us how wonderful it is to accept Christ and then have a good time all the rest of your life; the Lord won't demand anything of you. Yes, He will, my friend! The Lord will demand everything of you. And when you give it all up to Him, He may bless it and hand it back, but on the other hand He may not.... A. W. Tozer
It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, but why he does it. A. W. Tozer
Those who are readiest to trust God without other evidence than His Word always receive the greatest number of visible evidences of His love. Charles C. G. Trumbull
Eternity with all its years,
Stands present in Thy view;
To Thee there's nothing old appears;
Great God, there's nothing new.
In what condition will such a spirit be after the sentence is executed, "Depart, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels!" Suppose him to be just now plunged into "the lake of fire burning with brimstone," where they have no rest, day or night, but the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever. Forever and ever! Why, if we were only to be chained down one day, yea, one hour, in the lake of fire, how amazingly long would one day or one hour appear! But after thousands of thousands, he has but just tasted of his bitter cup! After millions, it will be no nearer the end than it was the moment it began! How foolish of a man, who deliberately prefers temporal things to eternal. John Wesley
Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on earth... God does nothing but in answer to prayer. John Wesley
Most Christians are being crucified on a cross between two thieves: Yesterday's regret and tomorrow's worries.
Warren W. Wiersbe
A good witness isn't like a salesman, emphasis is on a person rather than a product. A good witness is like a signpost. It doesn't matter whether it is old, young, pretty, ugly; it has to point the right direction and be able to be understood. We are witnesses to Christ, we point to him. John White
Christianity can be condensed into four words: Admit, Submit, Commit and Transmit. Samuel Wilberforce
There is nothing we can do to make God love us more, there is nothing we can do to make God love us less.