Truth be told, it’s because I’ve been collecting them for some time now, and have only just got around to putting them together somehow. Let them “provoke” your thinking also!
“Over time, the number of visitors in our church services is directly proportionate to the level of enthusiasm felt by those who regularly attend.”
“I deliberately kept it plain and simple; first Jesus and who he is; then Jesus and what he did – Jesus crucified.”
1 Corinthians 2:2 (Message)
“The question is asked, should we receive honor? Did Jesus give it? Yes. Did He command us to give it? Yes. The question is asked, should we receive honor for what God has done through us? Did Jesus honor the centurion for his great faith? Yes. Was God the source of that faith? Yes. Enjoy the privilege, but give Him ALL the glory!”
“May the favour of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.”
“Worship leadership is no more inherently spiritual than investment banking. Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart.”
“The problem with ‘putting your best goot forward’: If it’s not immediately followed by your worst foot, you wind up immobilized in an awkward power stance.”
“Apostles steer the boat. Pastors row the boat. Evangelists jump out of the boat. But prophets rock the boat.”
“It is not scientific doubt, not atheism, not pantheism, not agnosticism, that in our day and in this land is likely to quench the light of the gospel. It is a proud, sensuous, selfish, luxurious, church-going, hollow-hearted prosperity.”
Frederic D. Huntington
“Everyday I set myself on fire and people come to watch me burn!”
Apparently *wrongly* attributed to John Wesley.
“So much of worship is just not pretending.”
“No one on earth may even know your name, but Heaven records your victories.”
“Love the sinner, hate the sin.”
Sometimes attributed to Mahatma Ghandi, sometimes to Saint Augustine of Hippo.
“If you do not live in cosmic awe and mortal dread of your mysterious experience then you’re not doing it right…”
Anthony N Castle.
“I have always carried a penitent-form around in my heart, and whenever I feel the need I kneel there.”
Commissioner Samuel Logan Brengle
“Salvationists recognise that people can meet with God at any time and in any place. The mercy seat is a PLACE of grace, but is not the MEANS of grace. Flexibility and pragmatism are the keywords.”
(Major?) Nigel Bovey
“Maybe people can be divided into those who want to be asked what’s wrong by kind strangers, and those who don’t.”
“When I catch the first breath of the Spirit, I leave everything and everybody to be in His presence, to hear what He has to say to me.”
“Many Christians treat the Bible like a gun collector treats a gun. Holding it, studying it and admiring it, but never going to war and firing it!”