Sweet Quotes That Help Me Grow Closer To King Jesus 18…
“If we are not changed by grace, then we are not saved by grace.”
Both secularism and devout faith are growing.
What’s going away is the mushy middle of religiosity.
“Let no social reformer despise Christian work [evangelism with words].
While he is busy erecting clean houses,
the Christian is busy finding him clean tenants”
Archibald G. Brown, 1883.
“The true Christian
flees from it,
fights against it,
considers it his greatest plague,
resents the burden of its presence,
mourns when he falls under its influence,
and longs to be completely delivered from it.”
J.C. Ryle, late 1800s
Putting the weight
of all our deepest hopes and longings
on the person we “love”
will crush him or her with our expectations.
Marry in a desperate attempt to avoid loneliness,
and you might soon find yourself
married and more lonely than ever before.
“If you’re not worshiping God on Tuesday
the way you [did] on Sunday,
perhaps you’re not worshiping Him at all.”
Prosperity may cause us to rise in the world,
but affliction is needful to raise us above the world.
People do their country more service
by pleading for it in prayer
than by finding fault with things
they have no power to alter.
John Newton, late 1700s
No one is neutral.
People know instinctively
that if Christianity is true
they will lose control
and not be able to live any way they wish.
Religion is man searching for God;
Christianity is God seeking man,
manifesting Himself to him,
drawing Himself unto him.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
God chose a stable so that no innkeeper could boast.
He chose a manger so that no woodworker would brag.
And God freely chose you and me so that our only boast is him.
Jesus tells us this godliness comes not mainly by working harder–
but by having just one master.
That is: “the thing that makes progress so difficult
isn’t the path itself.
It is that we are trying to go in two directions.”
The fear: If I obey God, I will not be happy.
This is the same lie that Satan told in the garden.
“When your heart is far from God,
worship is vain and empty.
Draw near to him,
and he’ll draw near to you.”
“Do nothing that you would not like God to see.
Say nothing you would not like God to hear.
Write nothing you would not like God to read.
Go no place where you would not like God to find you.
Read no book of which you would not like God to say, “Show it to Me.” –
“Grace isn’t amazing if sin against God isn’t that bad.”
“Pulpits are not meant for preachers to draw attention to themselves,
but rather to direct our attention to the Lord Jesus Christ.”
“If Jesus hadn’t been willing to make earth his destination,
we would have no hope whatsoever
of the new heavens and the new earth
being our final destination.“
If anything becomes more fundamental than God
to your happiness,
meaning in life,
then it is an idol.
“Your sins can darken your awareness of God’s love,
but they cannot darken the reality of that love.”
ESV Bible Devotional Psalter on Psalm 130
These are the days
when the Christian is expected
to praise every creed
except his own.
G.K. Chesterton, writing in the early 1900s.
God may seem to have forgotten,
but right now he is in the process of arranging
all that will fulfill his great promises.
Read the Bible and see the promises to those who believe.
He is able to give us more than we dare ask or think.
Ephesians 3:20, Tim Keller
“If you feel that you have any right to forgiveness
you are not, as I understand it,
“Only when sin breaks our hearts
will the coming of the Messiah excite our hearts.”
“A spiritual man delights not to see himself honored,
but to see his Lord promoted.”
Do you ever try to do good to others?
If you do, remember to tell them about Christ.
Tell the young,
tell the poor,
tell the aged,
tell the ignorant,
tell the sick,
tell the dying –
tell them all about Christ.
Tell them of His power & tell them of His love!
“Holiness does not consist merely of inward sensations and impressions.
It is much more than tears, sighs and bodily excitement,
a quickened pulse, a passionate feeling.
It is something of the image of Christ,
which can be seen in our
If wealth is a dependable sign of God’s approval,
then Jesus was on God’s blacklist;
embezzlers and drug dealers are the apple of His eye.
Don’t be discouraged when your work seem unnoticed.
Man applauds for what’s in the spotlight,
but God applauds the faithfulness that people often overlook.
Heaven’s highlight reels will be full
of those selfless acts of faith and service
you thought nobody was noticing.