Sweet Quotes That Help Me Grow Closer To Jesus 2
“I am sure God chose me before I was born,
or else He never would have chosen me afterwards” – Charles Spurgeon
“Wonder of wonders: [Jesus] came below to raise me above,
He was born like me that I might become like Him” (Valley of Vision).
“If you’re not worshiping God on Monday the way you [did] the day before,
perhaps you’re not worshiping Him at all.” AW Tozer
“Christ has not conquered my affections
if He still has to compete for my attention” (Leonard Ravenhill).
“Unless you have an authoritative view of the Bible,
you’ve got a god you created and you’re going to be lonely” (Tim Keller).
“We must come to good works by faith,
and not to faith by good works.” (William Gurnall)
“I love to hold a nice Bible, but it was written to grip ME” (Jim Eliff).
“Being more horrified of your own sin than the sin of others
is one positive sign of true spiritual growth” (Caleb Suko).
“How utterly terrible is the current idea
that Christians can serve God at their own convenience.” (AW Tower)
“There is no sin in word and deed, which was not first in the heart.” (Andy Bannister)
“I hate sin, not because it damns me, but because it has done God wrong.
To have grieved my God is the worst grief to me” – Charles Spurgeon
“If you love anything in this world more than God,
you will crush that object under the weight of your expectations” (Tim Keller).
“The law [of God] is for the self-righteous, to humble their pride.
The gospel [of Jesus] is for the lost, to remove their despair” (Charles Spurgeon).
“If there are real moral absolutes and we don’t care to discover them,
it would be like closing our eyes while driving” (Tim Keller).
“Take care not to dedicate too much time to public [ministry/service],
and too little to private communion with God” (Henry Martyn-died 1833).
“A dog barks when his master is attacked.
I would be a coward if I saw that God’s Truth is attacked
and yet would remain silent” (John Calvin).
“Just because we have the right to believe whatever we choose
does not mean that everything we believe is right” (Andy Bannister).
“If I have the smile of God, all other frowns are inconsequential” (Tim Keller).
“Anxiety is the outcome of the perception
that something is happening
that God didn’t design for our good and His glory.” (Jim Eliff)
“The true god of your heart
is what your thoughts effortlessly go to
when nothing else is demanding your attention” (Tim Keller).
“God is awesome. He doesn’t need you to be awesome;
He [wants] you to be obedient” (Matt Chandler).
“The quickest route to spiritual stagnation
is to cease to be utterly broken and horrified
over your own sin
in light of God’s holiness” (Caleb Suko).
“The same fire causes straw to smoke and gold to gleam.
The same press [separates] the grain and crushes the stalk.
So, the same trouble worsens the wicked and improves the good.
Consequently, the difference between the wicked and the good
is not what they suffer but the way they suffer.
Therefore, the same evil
incites the wicked to deny God
and stirs the good to pray to Him” (Augustine).
“If Jesus didn’t think He could handle life
without knowing the Scripture inside and out,
what makes you think you can?” (Tim Keller).
“Jesus Christ knows the worst about you.
Nonetheless, He is the one who loves you most.” AW Tozer
“The two most easily recognisable hallmarks of secularisation in America
are the exaltation of numbers and technique.” —Os Guinness
“The fact is, we sometimes read Scripture,
thinking of what it ought to say,
rather than what it does say” – Charles Spurgeon.
“Having gifts for ministry is not the same thing as being ready to take up the ministry” (William Barcley).
“I claim the holy right to disappoint humans
in order to avoid disappointing God.” (AW Tozer)
“If we worship a ‘God’ who corresponds to us in every way,
we’re not worshiping God; we’re worshiping ourselves.” (David Swanson)
‘The hope of the hypocrite will perish.
But no disease, no pain can extinguish the faith of the true child of God” (William S. Plumer).
“God wants us to walk in obedience—not victory.
Obedience is oriented toward God; victory is oriented toward self.” – Jerry Bridges
“Better the defeat that makes you humble than the victory that makes you proud” (unknown).
“We don’t rise to the challenge. We sink to our level of training. That’s why we train so hard.” -Navy Seals
“Outside the will of God, there’s nothing I want.
Inside the will of God there’s nothing I fear.” AW Tozer
“Activity is not synonymous with spirituality” – Joel Beeke
“Remember, pastors: shepherds don’t make the grass; they find it” (Jared C. Wilson).
“Because of God’s limitless grace there is no limit to what He can ask of me” (Tim Keller).
“Marriage is all about the reflection of Christ’s love onto the person you love most.
If it isn’t an overflow of that, it isn’t true love” (Colethinks).
“When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest,
I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now” (C.S. Lewis).
‘I’ll be happy when . . . ‘ vs. ‘I am thankful because . . .'” (Scott Anderson).
“Mystery is not the absence of meaning,
but the presence of more meaning than we can comprehend” (Eugene Peterson).
“Encounters with God result in limps, not struts” (Matt Smethurst).
“Character is essential in a church planter.
Never be so impressed by charisma that you ignore character” -Steve Timmis.
“God became human & offered His life
in order to honor moral justice & merciful love
so someday he can destroy evil without destroying us” (Tim Keller).
“Every treasure on this earth says, ‘Give your life to purchase me.’
Jesus says, ‘I’m the One Treasure Who died to purchase you.'” (Tim Keller)
“The fish must honor its design.
It is designed for water, not for land.
Real freedom is finding the right restrictions.” (Tim Keller)
“When God gets us alone through
or by thwarted friendship–
when He gets us absolutely alone,
and we are totally speechless,
unable to ask even one question,
then He begins to teach us” (Oswald Chambers).
“If each spouse says to the other,
‘I will treat my selfishness as the main problem in the marriage,’
you have the prospect for great things” (Tim Keller).
“The Church is not only a redeemed people saved from the condemnation of sin,
but it is also a regenerate people saved from the power of sin” (Paul Washer).
“People don’t fall out of love. They fall out of repentance and forgiveness.” (Ligon Duncan)
“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy,
the most probable explanation is… we were made for another world” (C.S. Lewis).
“I fear that for the most part people are worshiping worship
rather than worshiping God and communing with Him.” AW Tozer
“Sometimes the only way to understand the Bible is to obey it” (Eugene Peterson).
“I’m not afraid of failure;
I’m afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” William Carey
“The fastest way to become a Pharisee
is to hate Pharisees” (Tim Keller).
“Obligatory apology is about wanting to get someone off your back;
a heartfelt apology is about wanting to repair a relationship.” -Pete Linnett