A.W. Tozerc

"No one can know truth except those who obey truth."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

B.J. Miller

It is a great deal easier to do that which God gives us to do, no matter how hard it is, than to face the responsibilities of not doing it.
- B J Miller

Henry Blackaby

God's commands are designed to guide you to life's very best. You will not obey Him, if you do not believe Him and trust Him. You cannot believe Him if you do not love Him. You cannot love Him unless you know Him.
- Henry Blackaby

A.W. Tozer

"A Christian is no Christian until he is all Christian, until he has reached the point of no return."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Catherine Marshall

One can believe in the divinity of Jesus Christ and feel no personal loyalty to Him at all - indeed, pay no attention whatever to His commandments and His will for one's life. One can believe intellectually in the efficacy of prayer and never do any praying.
- Catherine Marshall

A.W. Tozer

"I believe in Christian charity, but I don't believe in Christian tolerance... When we become so tolerate that we lead people into mental fog and spiritual darkness, we are not acting like Christians; we are acting like cowards!"
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

A.W. Tozer

"Jesus will never qualify or compromise anything he has said."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

A.W. Tozer

"I think the difference is in the emphasis of the major miracle which we ought to expect in genuine Christian conversion. Those old-timers would not have believed if a major miracle had not taken place. They would never have been willing to accept a pale and apologetic kind of believing on the Son of God. They insisted on a miracle taking place within the human breast. They knew what Peter meant when he said that the Lord God has begotten us unto a living hope."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II

A.W. Tozer

"Let me solemnly tell you that the Holy Ghost never works with mere talent... much that passes for the gospel in our day is very little more than a mild case of orthodox religion grafted onto a heart that is sold out to the world in its pleasures and tastes and ambitions."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II

A.W. Tozer

"strength to resist evil is best gained by aggressive service"
- AW Tozer, The Acts of the Apostles

A.W. Tozer

"I hear people testify that they give their tithe because God makes their nine-tenths go farther than the ten-tenths. That is not spirituality; that is just plain business. I insist that it is a dangerous thing to associate the working of God with our prosperity and success down here."
- AW Tozer, I Talk Back To The Devil

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

Leighton Ford

"God loves us the way we are, but he loves us too much to leave us that way."
- Leighton Ford

Lisa Barry

It's easy to follow when we want to go where the leader is taking us, but what about when He takes a turn we're not in favour of?
- Lisa Barry

A.W. Tozer

"The Bible has very few kind things to say about money and earthly possessions and it is most frank in its expressions against the heaping up of treasures."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II

Henry Heintz

"During his 1960 presidential campaign, John F. Kennedy often closed his speeches with the story of Colonel Davenport, the Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives. One day in 1789, the sky of Hartford darkened ominously, and some of the representatives, glancing out the windows, feared the end was at hand. Quelling a clamor for immediate adjournment, Davenport rose and said, "The Day of Judgement is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. Therefore, I wish that candles be brought." Rather than fearing what is to come, we are to be faithful till Christ returns. Instead of fearing the dark, we're to be lights as we watch and wait."
- Henry Heintz

A.W. Tozer

"If the blood of Jesus Christ cannot cure a man of dishonesty, it cannot guarantee his entrance into the kingdom of heaven."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Croft M. Pentz

"Trim your lamp often so that it will give more light and less smoke."
- Croft M. Pentz

A.W. Tozer

"Some people in reading the Bible say they cannot understand why Elijah and other men had such active power with the living God. It is quite simple. God heard Elijah because Elijah had heard God. God did according the word of Elijah because Elijah had done according to the word of God. You cannot separate the two."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Billy Graham

"A compass is narrow-minded-it always points to the magnetic north. It seems that is a very narrow view, but a compass is not broad-minded. If it were, all the ships at sea and all the planes in the air would be in danger. We must discipline ourselves, personally, to fight any deviation from the course Jesus set for us. We cannot be tolerant of any other course. To deviate is to sin."
- Billy Graham

A.W. Tozer

"If you are going to heaven, you had better begin to live like it now, and if you are going to die like a Christian, you had better live like a Christian now."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Maltbie Davenport Babcock

Christianity is not a voice in the wilderness, but a life in the world. It is not an idea in the air but feet on the ground going God's way. It is not an exotic to be kept under glass, but a hardy plant to bear twelve months of fruits in all kinds of weather. Fidelity to duty is its root and branch. Nothing we can say to the Lord, no calling Him by great or dear names, can take the place of the plain doing of His will. We may cry out about the beauty of eating bread with Him in His kingdom, but it is wasted breath and a rootless hope unless we plow and plant in His kingdom here and now. To remember Him at His table and to forget Him at ours, is to have invested in bad securities. There is no substitute for plain, every-day goodness.
- Maltbie Davenport (Mattie D) Babcock

John Bevere

No mortal man or devil can supersede the will of God for your life. If you lay hold of this truth, it will set you free. But there is only one person who can get you out of the will of God and that person is you.
- John Bevere

A.W. Tozer

"All of the Christians I meet who are amounting to anything for God are Christians who are very much out of key with their age - very, very much out of tune with their generation... If you can fit into it too comfortably, I am forced to wonder whether the miracle has ever been wrought in your life."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Robert Murry M'Cheyne

"I am concerned for the poor but more for you. I know not what Christ will say to you in the great day... I fear there are many hearing me who may know well that they are not Christians because they do not love to give. To give largely and liberally, not grudgingly at all, requires a new heart; an old heart would rather part with its life-blood than its money. Oh my friends! Enjoy your money: make the most of it; give none away; enjoy it quickly for I can tell you, you will be beggars throughout eternity"
- Robert Murry M'Cheyne, as quoted in John Piper, Don't Waste Your Life (Wheaton, Il: Crossway, 2003) p105.

Billy Sunday

"If you have no joy in your religion, there’s a leak in your Christianity."
- Billy Sunday

C.J. Mahaney

Today, the greatest challenge facing American evangelicals is not persecution from the world, but seduction by the world.
- C. J. Mahaney

A.W. Tozer

"No oriental monarch ever ruled his cowering subjects with any more cruel tyranny than things, visible things, audible things, tangible things, rule mankind... It seems incredible that we who were made for many worlds should accept this one world as our ultimate home."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Richard Baxter

“Oh if you have the hearts of Christians or of men in you, let them yearn toward your poor ignorant, ungodly neighbors. Alas, there is but a step betwixt them and death and hell; many hundred diseases are waiting ready to seize on them, and if they die unregenerate, they are lost forever. Have you hearts of rock, that cannot pity men in such a case as this? If you believe not the Word of God, and the danger of sinners, why are you Christians yourselves? If you do believe it, why do you not bestir yourself to the helping of others? Do you not care who is damned, so you be saved? If so, you have sufficient cause to pity yourselves, for it is a frame of spirit utterly inconsistent with grace. . . . Dost thou live close by them, or meet them in the streets, or labour with them, or travel with them, or sit and talk with them, and say nothing to them of their souls or life to come? If their houses were on fire, thou wouldst run and help them; and wilt thou not help them when their souls are almost at the fire of hell?"
- Richard Baxter

Paul Tripp

If Christ does not reign over the mundane events in our lives, He does not reign at all.
- Paul Tripp

Jim Elliot

Rest in this-it is His business to lead, command, impel, send, call, or whatever you want to call it. It is your business to obey, follow, move, respond, or what have you... The sound of "gentle stillness" after all the thunder and wind have passed will be the ultimate Word from God.
- Jim Elliot

A.W. Tozerc

"The Bible links faith to expression and faith that never gets expression is not a Bible faith... You say, 'Well, I worship God in my heart.' I wonder if you do. I wonder if you are simply just excusing the fact that you haven't generated enough spiritual heat to get your mouth open."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

Frederic D. Huntington

"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, Forum magazine, 1890

Billy Sunday

“The backslider likes the preaching that wouldn't hit the side of a house, while the real disciple is delighted when the truth brings him to his knees.”
- Billy Sunday

A.W. Tozer

"Faith in God is to be demonstrated, not defined."
- AW Tozer, Jesus, Author Of Our Faith

Elizabeth Eliot

I really don't think ... you are in a bargaining position with God. He is the Master. He is the Commanding Officer. It is not for you to have input. It is simply for you to accept the orders as the orders are given.
- Elisabeth Elliot

Tom Marshall

If we want the Word of God to have authority in our life, there is only one way - obey it. If we want the Holy Spirit to have authority in our life, there is only one way - Obey Him. If we always obey impulses of fear or doubt or resentment, what will have authority over our minds? Fear, and doubt and resentment.
- Tom Marshall

A.W. Tozer

"We have religion without guilt, and religion without guilt just tries to make God a big pal of man. But religion without guilt is a religion that cannot escape hell for it deceives and finally destroys all who are a part of it."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol II

Martin Luther

"For as soon as God's Word becomes known through you, the devil will afflict you will make a real doctor of you, and will teach you by his temptations to seek and to love God's Word. For I myself ... owe my papists many thanks for so beating, pressing, and frightening me through the devil's raging that they have turned me into a fairly good theologian, driving me to a goal I should never have reached"
- Martin Luther

C.S. Lewis

"If you read history, you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next. It is since Christians have largely ceased to think of they other world that they ahve become so ineffective in this"
- C.S. Lewis

Billy Sunday

“Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.”
- Billy Sunday

A.W. Tozer

"There is so little filling of our vessels these days because there is so very little of emptying."
- AW Tozer, The Tozer Pulpit, Vol I

David Platt

"It’s not possible to become a Christian, deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow Him and your life look the same as your affluent atheistic neighbor."
- David Platt

Hannah Whitall Smith

If the Lord sets you to guard a lonely post in perfect stillness from all active work, you ought to be just as content as to be in the midst of the active warfare. It is no virtue to love the Master's work better than the Master's will.
- Hannah Whitall Smith

Charles Spurgeon

"When we are tender of heart and careful in thought, lip, and life to honor our Lord Jesus, then we receive tokens of His love without number. If we desire to perpetuate such bliss we must perpetuate holiness."
- Charles Spurgeon

A.W. Tozer

"If those who call themselves the people of God would give up their carnality and worldly-mindedness, if they would live with the reality that Jesus is victor at the heavenly controls, they could be the kind of New Testament church that makes glad the heart of God. There would be such an overflow of the Holy Spirit's gifts and graces that their spirituality would be effective in every contact and activity, just as it was in New Testament times."
- AW Tozer, Jesus, Author Of Our Faith

David Platt

"Over 2,300 verses on money in the Bible. God's Word talks more about money than faith and prayer, more than Heaven and hell. Not one of us is going to be able to stand before God one day and give account for how we used the wealth He entrusted to us and say, 'Well you really didn't give me much in Your Word'. Maybe the problem isn't that the Word is not clear enough; maybe the problem is that it's too clear"
- David Platt

Francis Bacon

“It is not what men eat but what they digest that makes them strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; not what we preach but what we practice that makes us Christians.”
- Francis Bacon

A.W. Tozer

The true follower of Christ will not ask, "If I embrace this truth, what will it cost me?" Rather he will say, "This is truth. God help me to walk in it, let come what may!"
- A. W. Tozer

Billy Sunday

“The only way to keep a broken vessel full is to keep it always under the tap.”
- Billy Sunday

George Mueller

"Nine-tenths of the difficulty is overcome when our hearts are ready to do the Lord's will, whatever it may be. The difficulty arises when we ask God to reveal His will before we are ready to do it unreservedly"
- George Mueller

Ian Thomas

“Beware lest even as a Christian, you fall into Satan’s trap! You may have found and come to know God in the Lord Jesus Christ, receiving Him sincerely as your Redeemer, yet if you do not enter into the mystery of godliness and allow God to be in you the origin of His own image, you will seek to be godly by submitting yourself to external rules and regulations and by conforming to behavior patterns imposed upon you by the particular Christian society that you have chosen and in which you hope to be found ‘acceptable.’ You will in this way perpetuate the pagan habit of practicing religion in the energy of the flesh, and in the very pursuit of righteousness commit idolatry in honoring ‘Christianity’ more than Christ!”
- Ian Thomas