Sweet Quotes That Help Me Grow Closer To King Jesus 25…


“Modern religion focuses upon filling churches with people.
The true gospel emphasizes filling people with God.” A.W. Tozer

“God has done astonishing and costly things to draw us near.” – John Piper

Where you went to college for 4 years
is not more valuable than
the home you were trained in for 18 years. Michael Welchert

“My will be done.”
Sounds like freedom, leads to slavery.

“Thy will be done.”
Sounds like slavery, leads to freedom. Matt Smethurst

“He who runs from God in the morning
will scarcely find him the rest of the day.” (John Bunyan)

 A contemplative life is not an alternative to the active life,
but its root and foundation. Under the Unpredictable Plant-Eugene Peterson

Discontentment has a way of causing us
to lose what we already have
in an effort to gain
what often does not even exist. Tony Evans

“Being always in the presence of God,
angels have no time
to contemplate their own excellencies”. Mike Leake modified from Rev. J. Clayton

Let the fire of Your love consume in me
all sinful desires of the flesh and of the mind,
so that I may more fully live in Jesus Christ my Lord.
May I seek the things that are above where Christ is,
seated at the right hand of God. F.B. Meyer

“Every millisecond of your misery in the path of obedience
is producing a peculiar glory
you will get because of that suffering.” John Piper

The pressure is off for all of us to make a name for ourselves.
Jesus has made a name for us already. Tim Keller

The single best strategy for fighting sin
is knowing and enjoying God.
The allure of temptation fades
as we become more joyful in Jesus. desiringGod.org 

God didn’t give us a flipbook of pictures.
He gave us a message
and it’s through that message
that actually we can encounter him. Michael Horton

Everything is necessary that God sends our way;
nothing can be necessary that he withholds. John Newton

Do you realize that God’s agenda
is much greater
than saving the American dream? Erwin Lutzer

Sound doctrine is never an end in itself.
It should always lead us on to a deeper experience
of the Father, in the Son, through the Spirit,
together with the communion of saints.
Doctrine is inherently practical that way
or it isn’t right doctrine. Michael Horton

If any man will preach as he should preach,
his work will take more out of him
than any other labor under heaven. Charles Spurgeon

Whatever it takes, Lord, keep me desperate for you,
because I tend to wander when I stop feeling my need for you. desiringGod.org

If you truly care about the truth, you will want people to believe it.
Say it, then, in a way that makes it as hearable as possible.
Words take craftsmanship.
You need truthful words. You need kind and gentle words.
And you need apt, appropriate, beautiful words. Tim Keller

“His authority on earth
allows us to dare to go to all the nations.
His authority in heaven
gives us our only hope of success.
And His presence with us
leaves us with no other choice.” John R. W. Stott

“When we embrace more afflictions for the worth of Christ,
there will be more fruit in the worship of Christ.
Faith-filled suffering is essential in this world
for the most intense/authentic worship.
When we’re most satisfied with God in suffering,
He will be most glorified in us in worship.
Our problem isnt styles of music.
Our problem is styles of life” John Piper.

“We may be truly said to worship God,
though we lack perfection;
but we cannot be said to worship Him
if we lack sincerity”-Charnock.

“My memory is nearly gone, but I remember two things:
I am a great sinner.
Christ is a great Savior.” John Newton

“The glad news of the gospel can only be printed on wet paper.” Charles Spurgeon
[i.e. we can only understand the Gospel when we see how sinful we are]

The closer we come to knowing what salvation really means,
the further away we’ll stay from the sin
that made us need saving in the first place. Nancy Wolgemuth

That prayer is most likely to pierce Heaven
which first pierces one’s own heart.
Prayer without fervency is no prayer.
Lifeless prayer is no more prayer,
than the picture of a man is a man. Thomas Watson

Dear person who reads theology:
If your reading is causing you to look down on other believers,
you’re doing it wrong.
It is the goal of good theology
to humble us before the triune God of majesty and grace.” Michael Horton

It is blessed to eat into the very soul of the Bible until, at last,
you come to talk in Scriptural language,
and your spirit is flavoured with the words of the Lord,
so that your blood is Bibline
and the very essence of the Bible flows from you. Charles Spurgeon

God often calls us to trust him through tears.
But he also promises that one day
he will wipe them all away. desiringGod.org

God does many things to teach us that He is God,
and to make us wait upon him. Robert Murray McCheyne

No matter how discouraged and alone you feel,
God has not abandoned you. desiringGod.org

Since in Christ I have a great high priest who’s gone through the heavens,
Jesus the Son of God, I’ll hold firmly to the faith I profess.
For I have a high priest who is able to sympathize with my weaknesses,
one who’s been tempted in every way, just as I am,
yet was without sin. John Brangenberg

What we need is God’s law—his interpretation of the situation and of us—
to tell us the truth and then His gospel. Michael Horton

God does not begin to save us because we repent.
We repent because he’s begun his saving work in us. Tim Keller

“Let your Christianity be so unmistakable,
your eye so single, your heart so whole, your walk so straightforward
that all who see you may have no doubt
whose you are and whom you serve.” -J.C. Ryle

Thy thoughts are vocal to God. John Flavel

Worry is not believing God will get it right,
and bitterness is believing God got it wrong. Tim Keller

“A Christian is not merely one who is a little less miserable than he was.
He is one who rejoices.” – Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Some young Calvinists could use a second TULIP:
Total Humility
Unconditional Kindness
Limited Criticism
Irresistible Graciousness
Perseverance in Patience. desiringGod.org

If another healthy ministry starts up in your city or has been in the city,
that is something to be celebrated, not jealous of.
Saying there are no solid churches (but yours) in a city
is an issue of insecurity!
No one church can save a city! (Luke 9:50) Dr. Eric Mason

There is one political maxim which comforts me: ‘The Lord reigns.’ John Newton

The nearer to heaven in hopes, the further from earth in desires. —William Gurnall

“I spend half my time telling Christians to study doctrine
and the other half telling them that doctrine is not enough.” – Martyn Lloyd-Jones