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1. “Thou hast made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”

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Source : Confessions

2. “When we begin to reflect Christ, the Bible, when more understood as being centered around Christ, seems to be potentially every man's biography regarding God's promised experiences and truth for him - his individual, unique path of humbling oneself before the Lord and then being exalted by the Lord back into his true and righteous personhood. Many followers may speak of it merely to try to change other people (before changing themselves), but the prophets speak of it as a living word which miraculously tells their very own experiences.”

Tags : Accuracy Apologetics Bible Biography Christ Christianity Evangelism Experience God Jesus Life Prophet Salvation Scripture Theology Truth Vast Vastness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

3. “Some of the simplest of truths are also some of the most difficult of truths, but such is Christianity: 'If it's not about Christ, it's not about life.”

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Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

4. “Without Christ a people may always have the freedom to do, but never the power to complete.”

Tags : Activist Apologetics Bible Christianity Conscience Control Conversion Deed False Conversion False Salvation Free Will God Goodness Humanity Humanity And Society Incomplete Legalism Love Meaning Morality Peace Power Purpose Salvation Society Spirituality Struggle Work
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

5. “The reality of loving God is loving him like he's a Superhero who actually saved you from stuff rather than a Santa Claus who merely gave you some stuff.”

Tags : Apologetics Christ Christmas God Grace Jesus Love Materialism Mercy Peace Reality Salvation Santa Claus Sin Spirituality Stuff Superhero
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

6. “Dear Child, Sometimes on your travel through hell, you meet people that think they are in heaven because of their cleverness and ability to get away with things. Travel past them because they don't understand who they have become and never will. These type of people feel justified in revenge and will never learn mercy or forgiveness because they live by comparison. They are the people that don't care about anyone, other than who is making them feel confident. They don’t understand that their deity is not rejoicing with them because of their actions, rather he is trying to free them from their insecurities, by softening their heart. They rather put out your light than find their own. They don't have the ability to see beyond the false sense of happiness they get from destroying others. You know what happiness is and it isn’t this. Don’t see their success as their deliverance. It is a mask of vindication which has no audience, other than their own kind. They have joined countless others that call themselves “survivors”. They believe that they are entitled to win because life didn’t go as planned for them. You are not like them. You were not meant to stay in hell and follow their belief system. You were bound for greatness. You were born to help them by leading. Rise up and be the light home. You were given the gift to see the truth. They will have an army of people that are like them and you are going to feel alone. However, your family in heaven stands beside you now. They are your strength and as countless as the stars. It is time to let go!Love, Your Guardian Angel”

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7. “Where does your security lie? Is God your refuge, your hiding place, your stronghold, your shepherd, your counselor, your friend, your redeemer, your saviour, your guide? If He is, you don't need to search any further for security.”

Tags : Christ Counselor Friend God Guide Redeemer Refuge Security Stronghold

8. “Prayer is simply a constant communion with Christ.”

Tags : Christ Christian Living Communion Pray Prayer Prayer Life Prayers
Author : Jared Brock
Source : A Year of Living Prayerfully: How a Curious Traveler Met the Pope, Walked on Coals, Danced with Rabbis, and Revived His Prayer Life

9. “Offence is like muddy soil; when trapped underfoot, it resists rapid progress. Don't trap offences under your mind, else you resist change! Jesus said "Shake the soil off your sandals"! What are you waiting for? Shake it off!”

Tags : Christ Feet Foot Footwear Forgive And Forget Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Christ Leg Mind Muddy Muddy Soil Offences Offend Offended Progress Progressive Rapidly Resistance Sandals Shake Off The Dust Shake Off The Soil Soil Think Positively Trap Underfoot Waiting
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

10. “[2 Corinthians 1:21-22] says that God has anointed us, has sealed us, and has given us the pledge, the foretaste, of the Spirit. If we are going to minister something of Christ to others, we have to experience Christ by the working of the cross, and the working of the cross is for the anointing, the sealing, and the pledge of the Spirit.”

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Author : Witness Lee
Source : An Autobiography Of A Person In Spirit

11. “Some of the most beautiful things worth having in your life come wrapped in a crown of thorns.”

Tags : Angels Beautiful Person Beauty In Dark Places Broken People Christ Dark Angels Different Giving Humanity Imperfect Impossible People Inner Beauty Leaders Overcome Passionate Living Perfect Prodigal Daughters Queens Self Love Self Respect Spiritual Survivors Thistles Thorns

12. “When Pope Pius XII died, LIFE magazine carried a picture of him in his private study kneeling before a black Christ. What was the source of their information? All white people who have studied history and geography know that Christ was a black man. Only the poor, brainwashed American Negro has been made to believe that Christ was white, to maneuver him into worshiping the white man. After becoming a Muslim in prison, I read almost everything I could put my hands on in the prison library. I began to think back on everything I had read and especially with the histories, I realized that nearly all of them read by the general public have been made into white histories. I found out that the history-whitening process either had left out great things that black men had done, or some of the great black men had gotten whitened.”

Tags : American Black History Black Nationalism Christ Equality History Malcolm X Racism Truth White Supremacy
Author : Malcolm X

13. “We are fascinated by Ramses as Renaissance Christians were by the American Indians, those (human?) beings who had never known the word of Christ.”

Tags : America Christ God Indians Ramses Renaissance
Source : Simulacra and Simulation

14. “Modern Romans insisted that there was only one god, a notion that struck Alobar as comically simplistic. Worse, this Semitic deity was reputed to be jealous (what was there to be jealous of if there were no other gods?), vindictive, and altogether foul-tempered. If you didn't serve the nasty fellow, the Romans would burn your house down. If you did serve him, you were called a Christian and got to burn other people's houses down.”

Tags : Christ Christianity Gods Jealousy Religion Romans Vindication
Author : Tom Robbins
Source : Jitterbug Perfume

15. “I don't have what it takes to inspire someone to become a "worldly" musician or rapper! I can't use the power God gave me yesterday to work against the Kingdom God set up many years ago!”

Tags : Christ Food For Thought God God S Gift God S Power Godly Inspire Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Jesus Christ Kingdom Kingdom Of God Music Musician Power Of God Rapper Sin Sinful Sing Song Worldly Worldly Music Years Yesterday
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

16. “The all-victorious Christ is like a great rock in a weary land, to whose shelter we may flee in every time of sorrow or trial, finding quiet refuge and peace in him.”

Tags : Christ Peace Refuge Rock Sorrow Trial
Author : J.R. Miller

17. “Sometimes, it is how you shine in the darkness during other people's misery that is remembered more than anything you could have said or done when you have suffered just as much.”

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18. “They may call you "Stupid" because of what you've done in the past. Hey, you are going to be "Prominent" because of what the Lord has done. The stupid "S" in Saul was exchange to become the Prominent "P" in Paul... and you ask why? It's because of what the Lord has done, Give thanks!”

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Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

19. “A cannonball travels only two thousand miles an hour; light travels two hundred thousand miles a second. Such is the superiority of Jesus Christ over Napoleon.”

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Author : Victor Hugo

20. “And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins.”

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21. “The conscious attempt to be a good person without Christ is as legalistic as an attempt to make it into Heaven through empty religiosity.”

Tags : Apologetics Christ Christianity Conscious Emptiness Faith God Good Person Gospel Grace Heaven Kind Law Legalism Mercy Morality Nice Regulations Religion Rules Salvation Sin Sinless Spirituality Theology
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

22. “Our physical body knows it cannot function without physical water. So, too, our spiritual life should realize that it can't function without the "living water" of Gods Word.”

Tags : Body Boy Bread Christ Christian Father Function God Heart Life Living Man Men Physical Son Spiritual Water Young Youth
Author : Jim George
Source : A Young Man After God's Own Heart

23. “What lies behind us may be mighty. What lies before us may be mightier. But what lies within us is the mightiest of all! Christ within us is the hope of Glory!”

Tags : Christ Christ In You Food For Thought Glorious Glory Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Jesus Christ Jesus Christ Of Nazareth Might Mightier Mightiest Mighty Power Powerful The Hope Of Glory
Source : Daily Drive 365

24. “Wisdom is the remnant of being aware (being conscious)”

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25. “There is no other way to determine the difference between the will of God and the crafts of satan... Jesus is the way, the truth and the life... The Holy Spirit of God is the Comforter...”

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26. “A mature heart for Christ would much rather spend its time praising him than condemning his fanatics.”

Tags : Acceptance Apologetics Christ Christian Christianity Discernment Extremism Fanatics Followers Fundamentalism God Grace Heart Immature Insult Jesus Jesus Freak Love Mature Peace Praise Religion Spiritual Worship
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

27. “Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.”

Tags : Care Christ Christianity Christmas Clothe Enemies Feed Forgive Golden Rule Guilty Hungry Ill Inspirational Jesus Life Love Motivational Naked Service Unwanted Welcome
Source : Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

28. “our life does not belong to us any more, it is now the life of Jesus Christ that lives in us.”

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29. “Believe in the sacred word of God, the Holy Bible, with its treasury of inspiration and sacred truth; in the Book of Mormon as a testimony of the living Christ. Believe in the Church as the organization which the God of Heaven established for the blessing of His sons and daughters of all generations of time.”

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30. “Bring thy lust to the gospel, not for relief, but for further conviction of its guilt; look on Him whom thou hast pierced, and be in bitterness. Say to thy soul, “What have I done? What love, what mercy what blood, what grace have I despised and trampled on! Is this the return I make to the Father for his love, to the Son for his blood, to the Holy Ghost for his grace? Do I thus requite the Lord? Have I defiled the heart that Christ died to wash, that the blessed Spirit has chosen to dwell in? And can I keep myself out of the dust? What can I say to the dear Lord Jesus? How shall I hold up my head with any boldness before him? Do I account communion with him of so little value, that for this vile lust’s sake I have scarce left him any room in my heart? How shall I escape if I neglect so great a salvation? In the meantime, what shall I say to the Lord? Love, mercy, grace, goodness, peace, joy, consolation… I have despised them all and esteemed them as a thing of nought, that I might harbor a lust in my heart. Have I obtained a view of God’s fatherly countenance, that I might behold his face and provoke him to his face? Was my soul washed, that room might be made for new defilements? Shall I endeavor to disappoint the end of the death of Christ? Shall I daily grieve that Spirit whereby I am sealed to the day of redemption?” Entertain thy conscience daily with this treaty. See if it can stand before this aggravation of its guilt. If this make it not sink in some measure and melt, I fear thy case is dangerous.”

Tags : Christ Christianity Conviction God Gospel Lusts Sin
Author : John Owen

31. “We are like the moon. The moon shines anyway, but it does not produce its own light. It reflects the light illuminated onto its surface by the Sun and is never proud to say "I am the source of light". God shines through us, hence He deserves the glory; not us.”

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32. “I "love" reading.It makes me feel like I am swallowing up Christ, Homer, Confucius, Newton, Franklin, Socrates, Caesar, and the whole world into one gigantic invincible Sir Moffat. Mine is creative reading. I read building empires in mind. I pray I won't read and read and forget to marry.”

Tags : Books Christ Christianity Confucius Consume Creativity Diligence Eat Empire Feel Like Franklin Greatness Invincible Love Reading Mind Moffat Newton Read Reading Reading Habits Sir Moffat Socrates Swallow World

33. “Divinity is great enough to be divine; it is great enough to call itself divine. But as humanity grows greater, it grows less and less likely to do so. God is God, as the Moslems say; but a great man knows he is not God, and the greater he is the better he knows it. That is the paradox; everything that is merely approaching to that point is merely receding from it.”

Tags : Christ Divinity Humilty
Source : The Everlasting Man

34. “All individuals have moral deficiencies, and when introducing these to reality one not only strengthens himself but also the confidence of others in the human exigency for Christ due to a reflection throughout the body of Christ.”

Tags : Body Brokenness Christ Christianity Communication Confidence Confronting Problems Deficiencies Exigence Honesty Humble Humility Immoral Individuals Longing Moral Need Oneness Reality Reflection Sin Strengthen Unity
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

35. “I did it the hard way ( a poem)_________________________Many of the big dreams I dreamt,I dreamt, when I met a failed attempt.Life taught me to believe thatGreat ideas can start from a wretched hut.Many of the strongest steps I took,I took, when I was given the fiercest look.My passion pokes me to understandThat people’s mockeries, I can withstand.Many of the fastest speeds I gained,I gained when I was bitterly stained.I first thought the only way was to quitAs I tried again, I no longer have guilt.Many of the bravest decisions I made,I made, when my life was about to fade.I was frustrated and ripe to sink.But then I strive to release the ink.Many of the longest journeys I started,I started, having no resource; money partedI relied on God my creator all dawn longAnd at dusk He gave me a new song.Many of the hardest questions I tackled,I tackled, when I was heckled.They were very troublesome to settleBut I make it happen little by littleYet, it was not I, but the Lord JesusThe saviour who gives me success.In Him, through Him and by HimI have the liberty to do everything with vim.I don’t want to enjoy this liberty alone.You too must step out of your comfort zone.It’s not easy, but you can do it anyway.Jesus is the life, the truth and the way.___________________________Israelmore Ayivor”

Tags : Better You Bless Christ Comfort Creator Enjoy Fail Failure Food For Thought God Guilt Israelmore Ayivor Israelmore Ayivor Poems Jesus Jesus Christ Liberty Mock Passion Personal Development Poem Questions Quit Strong Success Successful The Truth True Truth
Source : Become a Better You

36. “I did it the hard way (a poem)___________________Many of the big dreams I dreamt,I dreamt, when I met a failed attempt.Life taught me to believe thatGreat ideas can start from a wretched hut.Many of the strongest steps I took,I took, when I was given the fiercest look.My passion pokes me to understandThat people’s mockeries, I can withstand.Many of the fastest speeds I gained,I gained when I was bitterly stained.I first thought the only way was to quitAs I tried again, I no longer have guilt.Many of the bravest decisions I made,I made, when my life was about to fade.I was frustrated and ripe to sink.But then I strive to release the ink.Many of the longest journeys I started,I started, having no resource; money partedI relied on God my creator all dawn longAnd at dusk He gave me a new song.Many of the hardest questions I tackled,I tackled, when I was heckled.They were very troublesome to settleBut I make it happen little by littleYet, it was not I, but the Lord JesusThe saviour who gives me success.In Him, through Him and by HimI have the liberty to do everything with vim.I don’t want to enjoy this liberty alone.You too must step out of your comfort zone.It’s not easy, but you can do it anyway.Jesus is the life, the truth and the way.”

Tags : Better You Blessing Christ Comfort Comfort Zone Creator Enjoy Fail Failure Food For Thought Israelmore Ayivor Israelmore Ayivor Poems Jesus Jesus Christ Liberty Mock Mockeries Passion Personal Development Quit Song Success Successful True Truth
Source : Become a Better You

37. “Christ delves far beyond the means of superficiality, not simply because of his immaculate love, but also because he considers the distinct cases of each individual rather than withholding a broadened perception by use of stereotypes.”

Tags : Broad Christ Compassion Consideration Discernment Distinction God Individual Individuality Love Perception Stereotypes Superficiality
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

38. “Leadership potential is in everyone; we all have it, but we all don't know it until we have a direct individual encounter with the Holy Spirit of God. The principal source of leadership influence is the Holy Spirit.”

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39. “As for those who state that it is thanks to a woman, the lady Eve, that man was expelled from paradise, my answer to them would be that man has gained far more through Mary than he ever lost through Eve.”

Tags : Christ Eve Feminist Jesus Mary Woman
Source : The Book of the City of Ladies

40. “Burning the witch Giordano Bruno is one more wound inflicted on Christ’s body.”

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Source : The Sun Watches the Sun

41. “They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.”

Tags : Christ Forgiving Good Inspirational
Author : Anonymous
Source : Holy Bible: King James Version

42. “Democracy; Everyone's opinion is required! Autocracy; Someone's opinion is the best! Christocracy; What Christ said is FINAL!”

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Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

43. “Ashlei was free to spout off how much she loved her savior because Jesus was not about to rear back and tell her He did not quite feel the same way, that He had died for the sins of the world just because it was fun and did not want things to be too serious. He was only thirty-three, after all, and might want to martyr himself for other people.”

Tags : Agape Christ Jesus Jesus Christ Love Martyr Romance Sacrifice Savior Sin
Source : Danse Macabre (Night's Dream, #2)

44. “Christians sometimes make themselves into elephants afraid of mice. You have the Creator of the universe on your side; not to mention, you've been given eternal life. 'Whom or what shall you fear?' To be afraid of anything other than God himself is like an insult to God.”

Tags : Anxiety Christ Jesus Courage Darkness Defensive Elephant Fear Funny But True Inspirational Jesus Life Light Motivational Mouse Negativity Obedience Offended Optimism Pessimism Positivity Trust Universe World Worry
Author : Criss Jami

45. “Don’t say you don’t have enough time or enough money to change the world. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Gandhi, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci and Jesus Christ.”

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46. “The Lord works from the inside out. The world works from the outside in. The world would take people out of the slums. Christ would take the slums out of people, and then they would take themselves out of the slums.The world would mold men by changing their environment. Christ changes men, who then change their environment. The world would shape human behavior, but Christ can change human nature.”

Tags : Christ Faith Self Improvement

47. “To show you know english , what you must know is English is not an accent but its the vocabulary.”

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48. “When you are posessed by evil spirits, it is crafty manipulations that you follow; but when you are posessed by the Holy Spirit of God, it is wise discretions you pursue!”

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49. “Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth 'thrown in': aim at Earth and you will get neither.”

Tags : Christ Christianity Religion
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : The Joyful Christian

50. “There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations - these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub and exploit - immortal horrors or everlasting splendors. This does not mean that we are to be perpetually solemn. We must play. But our merriment must be of that kind (and it is, in fact, the merriest kind) which exists between people who have, from the outset, taken each other seriously - no flippancy, no superiority, no presumption.”

Tags : Christ Neighbor Ordinary People Religion
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : The Weight of Glory

51. “If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn't help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we've got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition and then admit that we just don't want to do it.”

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52. “It takes the trust of God for things that exist, to wait on him for the evidence of things that do not exist. Faith and hope make you to thank God for the invisible things by looking at the visible things which were once invisible too.”

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53. “The husband is the head of the wife just in so far as he is to her what Christ is to the Church - read on - and give his life for her (Eph. V, 25). This headship, then, is most fully embodied not in the husband we should all wish to be but in him whose marriage is most like a crucifixion; whose wife receives most and gives least, is most unworthy of him, is - in her own mere nature - least lovable. For the Church has not beauty but what the Bride-groom gives her; he does not find, but makes her, lovely. The chrism of this terrible coronation is to be seen not in the joys of any man's marriage but in its sorrows, in the sickness and sufferings of a good wife or the faults of a bad one, in his unwearying (never paraded) care or his inexhaustible forgiveness: forgiveness, not acquiescence. As Christ sees in the flawed, proud, fanatical or lukewarm Church on earth that Bride who will one day be without spot or wrinkle, and labours to produce the latter, so the husband whose headship is Christ-like (and he is allowed no other sort) never despairs. He is a King Cophetua who after twenty years still hopes that the beggar-girl will one day learn to speak the truth and wash behind her ears.”

Tags : Christ Church Eros Husband Love Marriage Wife
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : The Four Loves

54. “The greatest cause in the world is joyfully rescuing people from hell, meeting their earthly needs, making them glad in God, and doing it with a kind, serious pleasure that makes Christ look like the Treasure he is.”

Tags : Causes Christ Christianity God Kindness Life Purpose Treasure
Author : John Piper
Source : Don't Waste Your Life

55. “Sometimes, you will go through awful trials in your life and then a miracle happens--God heals you. Don’t be disheartened when the people you love don’t see things like you do. There will be Pharisees in your life that will laugh it off, deny that it happened, or will mock your experience based on righteousness they think you don't possess. God won't deny you a spiritual experience because you are not a spiritual leader. He loves everyone equal. The only people that really matter in life are the people that can “see” your heart and rejoice with you.”

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56. “The time I was a Desktop Tech, Server, Network, Voice and Security Engineer. out of 100% of the problem I had. 99% of them were resolved through prayer. When some engineers said they had troubleshooted the problem and it cant be fixed. Then i start praying, Holding the equipment ,logging on to CLI, powershell, SecureCRT, Putty or Gui saying I can do all things through Christ who strengthen me.”

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57. “all believers should “submit to each other out of reverence for Christ.” In many ways, wives should submit to their husbands in the same way any believer should submit to other believers, specifically by living according to the lifestyle the apostle Paul lays out earlier in the chapter. This mutual submission is an accountability to be held to God’s standards, an accountability in which both husband and wife are called to participate.”

Tags : Accountability Believers Christ God S Standards Paul Submission Wife
Author : Janet Boynes

58. “Never REJECT yourself due to the sins you have committed. REGRET will do nothing; REPENT and do something!”

Tags : Believe In Yourself Christ Commit Committed Do Something Forgiveness Iniquity Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Jesus Christ Never Nothing Regret Reject Repent Sinful Sins Something You Yourself
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

59. “Jesus never expected us simply to turn the other cheek, go the second mile, bless those who persecute us, give unto them that ask, and so forth. These responses, generally and rightly understood to be characteristic of Christlikeness, were put forth by him as illustrative of what might be expected of a new kind of person – one who intelligently and steadfastly seeks, above all else, to live within the rule of God and be possessed by the kind of righteousness that God himself has, as Matthew 6:33 portrays. Instead, Jesus did invite people to follow him into that sort of life from which behavior such as loving one’s enemies will seem like the only sensible and happy thing to do. For a person living that life, the hard thing to do would be to hate the enemy, to turn the supplicant away, or to curse the curser… True Christlikeness, true companionship with Christ, comes at the point where it is hard not to respond as he would.”

Tags : Christ Christianity Christlikeness Faith God Jesus New Creation Righteousness Spirituality True Religion

60. “If your life is Christ, then your death will be only more of Christ, forever. If your life is only Christlessness, then your death will be only more Christlessness, forever. That's not fundamentalism, that's the law of non-contradiction.”

Tags : Catholicism Christ Christianity Christlessness Christology Fundamentalism Jesus Jesus Christ Jesus Shock Philosophy Spirituality Theology
Author : Peter Kreeft
Source : Jesus-Shock

61. “We sinned for no reason but an incomprehensible lack of love, and He saved us for no reason but an incomprehensible excess of love.”

Tags : Catholicism Christ Christianity Cross Excess Love God Inspirational Jesus Jesus Shock Love Philosophy Salvation Saved Saved Souls Sin Spirituality The Cross Theology
Author : Peter Kreeft
Source : Jesus-Shock

62. “The Self says ‘I AM’–as in the very grand sayings of Christ, especially in the Gospel of John, in which he says in the state of onenenss with Yahweh (which in Hebrew means ‘I AM’), I AM is the way and the truth and the life–but the ego says ‘I am this’ or ‘I am that,’ thus attaching itself only to a small portion of the Vastness. (62)”

Tags : Christ Ego Gospel Of John Oneness Self
Author : Ravi Ravindra
Source : The Wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra

63. “The world takes us to a silver screen on which flickering images of passion and romance play, and as we watch, the world says, “This is love.” God takes us to the foot of a tree on which a naked and bloodied man hangs and says, “This is love.”

Tags : Christ Christian Cross God Inspirational Jesus Love Passion Romance World
Author : Joshua Harris
Source : I Kissed Dating Goodbye: A New Attitude Toward Relationships and Romance

64. “For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes (Matthew 5). But, often with tears in their eyes, the demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course, that's Moses, not Jesus. I haven't heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere."Blessed are the merciful" in a courtroom? "Blessed are the peacemakers" in the Pentagon? Give me a break!”

Tags : Beatitudes Christ Christian Christianity Jesus
Author : Kurt Vonnegut
Source : A Man Without a Country


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Author : Ron Sanders

66. “It is to the Cross that the Christian is challenged to follow his Master: no path of redemption can make a detour around it.”

Tags : Catholicism Christ Christianity Cross Crucifixion Jesus Jesus Christ Redemption Suffering The Cross Theology
Source : Unless You Become Like This Child

67. “The aim is to love God because the pure heart loves loving God and because the true mind knows He deserves it. Unlike the accusations and beliefs of the critics and skeptics, it is neither an obligation of duty; nor a fear of damnation; nor a wish for power; nor a desire to appear more righteous than others; nor because God needs it; but because through all love, truth, reason, faith, honesty, and joy in and beyond oneself and the universe, He is worthy.”

Tags : Accusation Apologetics Beautiful Belief Christ Jesus Christianity Criticism Duty Glorification God Gratitude Heart Honesty Joy Mind Motives Praise Purity Reason Relationship Relationship With God Righteousness Sincerity Thankfulness Universe Wisdom Worthiness
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

68. “If you uproot the idol and fail to plant the love of Christ in its place, the idol will grow back.”

Tags : Christ Idolatry
Source : Jesus + Nothing = Everything

69. “If Christ were here there is one thing he would not be—a Christian.”

Tags : Christ Christian Christianity Humor Wisdom Wit
Author : Mark Twain
Source : Notebook

70. “The creation of man is evidence for the love of God, the preservation of man is evidence for the patience of God, and Christ is evidence for the forgiveness of God. It is when we are wrapped up in our own little peeves that we begin to displace His benevolence with malevolence.”

Tags : Apologetics Benevolence Christ Creation Evidence Faith Forgiveness God Goodness Holiness Holiness Of God Love Malevolence Patience Pet Peeve Pettiness Preservation Selfishness Sin
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

71. “In our worldly perceptions of Jesus, we tend to embrace the kindness of his love ('be encouraged') but not the discipline of his love ('and sin no more'). But with the whole scope of his love, or maturity in Christ, we begin relying on him for guidance where we would prefer him to walk beside us rather than behind us.”

Tags : Christ Discipline Encouragement God Grace Guidance Holiness Inspirational Jesus Kindness Love Maturity Motivational Obedience Relationship Religion Sin Spiritual Understanding Worldly
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

72. “God knew man would evolve. People think some of the Old Testament laws are absurd now because we live in a very different culture, a different time period. They had their problems and we have ours. God is constant but man is not, and he foreknew the ever-changing world his people would have to deal with; therefore, and if there is indeed an omniscient God, a Christ-like figure would be our only rational, possible connection to a constant, holy God throughout the evolution of culture and social law. The only answer that makes sense when it comes to relevance regarding religions and time periods is Christ, and the chances are slim that men could have invented it.”

Tags : Absurdity Apologetics Bible Change Christ Complexity Connection Constant Culture Evolution Fickle Foreknowledge Freedom God Holiness Of God Humanity Jesus Jesus Christ Law Love Morality New Testament Old Testament Profundity Rational Rules Scripture Social Law
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

73. “Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and mockers. For this cause he had come, to bring peace to the enemies of God. So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work. 'The kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing who would ever have been spared' (Luther).”

Tags : Christ Christianity Cross Enemies Inspirational Love Luther
Source : Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community

74. “When you take time to study and practice the word of God, you become like a barrel of great beauty, filled with the energy drink of love with which you inspire people to inspire other people!”

Tags : Barrel Beauty Christ Do Drink Energy Energy Drink Fill Food For Thought God S Word Great Beauty Holy Holy Spirit Inspiration Inspirational Inspirations Jesus Love Practice Study Study The Word Of God Take Time Time Word Of God

75. “As followers of Christ, we are to be careful not to remain victims of the many cultural presuppositions of who he is, and what he teaches, insofar as taking for granted our own caricatures of him. Let it boil in both mind and heart the question, 'If Jesus were to appear today, how many of us would actually recognize him and his teachings (or would it simply be a recount of his first visit)?”

Tags : Apologetics Caricature Christ Christianity Faith God Heart Jesus Mind Recognition Seek Teachings Truth Victim
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

76. “Christ didn't join in. He saw which direction the rocks were being thrown, and became a shield.”

Tags : Bible Christ Christian Forgiveness God Grace Jesus Law Legalism Mercy Persecution Pharisee Religion Repentance Rocks Salvation Sin
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

77. “When you suffer, you are being conformed to the image of Jesus. When you pray, you are being made holy in the image of Jesus. When you quietly serve a person in need, you are being shaped into the image of Jesus. When you generously give, your heart is being remade into the image of Jesus, our Lord and Savior.”

Tags : Catholicism Christ Christianity Giving God Image Of Jesus Inspirational Jesus Jesus Christ Lord Praying Savior Serving Others Suffering
Author : Allen R. Hunt
Source : Confessions of a Mega Church Pastor: How I Discovered the Hidden Treasures of the Catholic Church

78. “Jerusalem! My Love,My TownI wept until my tears were dryI prayed until the candles flickeredI knelt until the floor creakedI asked about Mohammed and ChristOh Jerusalem, the fragrance of prophetsThe shortest path between earth and skyOh Jerusalem, the citadel of lawsA beautiful child with fingers charredand downcast eyesYou are the shady oasis passed by the ProphetYour streets are melancholyYour minarets are mourningYou, the young maiden dressed in blackWho rings the bells at the Nativity Church, On sunday morning?Who brings toys for the childrenOn Christmas eve?Oh Jerusalem, the city of sorrowA big tear wandering in the eyeWho will halt the aggressionOn you, the pearl of religions?Who will wash your bloody walls?Who will safeguard the Bible?Who will rescue the Quran?Who will save Christ, From those who have killed Christ?Who will save man?Oh Jerusalem my townOh Jerusalem my loveTomorrow the lemon trees will blossomAnd the olive trees will rejoiceYour eyes will danceThe migrant pigeons will returnTo your sacred roofsAnd your children will play againAnd fathers and sons will meetOn your rosy hillsMy townThe town of peace and olives”

Tags : Aggression Bible Christ Jerusalem Muhammad Olives Peace Prophets Quran Religions Sepulchre
Author : Nizar Qabbani

79. “Oh Jerusalem, the city of sorrowA big tear wandering in the eyeWho will halt the aggression?On you, the pearl of religions?Who will wash your bloody walls?Who will safeguard the Bible?Who will rescue the Quran?Who will save Christ, From those who have killed Christ?Who will save man?يا قدسُ، يا مدينةَ الأحزانيا دمعةً كبيرةً تجولُ في الأجفانمن يوقفُ العدوان؟عليكِ، يا لؤلؤةَ الأديانمن يغسل الدماءَ عن حجارةِ الجدران؟من ينقذُ الإنجيل؟من ينقذُ القرآن؟من ينقذُ المسيحَ ممن قتلوا المسيح؟من ينقذُ الإنسان؟”

Tags : Aggression Bible Christ Jerusalem Quran
Author : Nizar Qabbani

80. “Why did you come in to-night with your heads in the air? 'Make way, we are coming! Give us every right and don't you dare breathe a word before us. Pay us every sort of respect, such as no one's ever heard of, and we shall treat you worse than the lowest lackey!' They strive for justice, they stand on their rights, and yet they've slandered him like infidels in their article. We demand, we don't ask, and you will get no gratitude from us, because you are acting for the satisfaction of your own conscience! Queer sort of reasoning!... He has not borrowed money from you, he doesn't owe you anything, so what are you reckoning on, if not his gratitude? So how can you repudiate it? Lunatics! They regard society as savage and inhuman, because it cries shame on the seduced girl; but if you think society inhuman, you must think that the girl suffers from the censure of society, and if she does, how is it you expose her to society in the newspapers and expect her not to suffer? Lunatics! Vain creatures! They don't believe in God, they don't believe in Christ! Why, you are so eaten up with pride and vanity that you'll end by eating up one another, that's what I prophesy. Isn't that topsy-turvydom, isn't it infamy?”

Tags : Christ Christianity Conceit God Liberal Nihilism Pride Russia Vanity
Source : The Idiot

81. “Dreher laments we now live in a “post-Christian” America, but he’s wrong. The Americans who are standing with their loved ones and neighbors are in fact doing exactly what Jesus asked them to do, when he said that we should love each other as we love ourselves. It’s possible, however, that we live in a post-accepting-bigotry-cloaking-itself-in-the-raiments-of-Christ America. And, you know. I can live in that America just fine.”

Tags : America Bigotry Christ Christianity Fellowship Gay Marriage Glbt Rights Jesus Love Love Thy Neighbor Social Justice
Author : John Scalzi

82. “God is the message owner; prophets and pastors are messengers. It's happens on no account when the messenger becomes greater than the message owner! Let's us avoid these "human worships", confining our source of hope in prophets, kings, presidents, lawyers, etc. God deserves the greatest honour!”

Tags : Account Avoid Bible Bishop Bishops Deserves God Great Greater Greatest Honor Honour Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Jesus Christ Kings Lawyer Lawyers Messenger Owner Pastor Pastors Prophet Worship
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

83. “Nous sommes des chrétiens faibles simplement parce que nous avons refusé d'être des serviteurs de Christ”

Tags : Apostles Bishops Christ Christian Quotes Churches Pastors Servant Leader Servant Leadership

84. “Impamvu turi abakristo b'intege nke ni uko tutari imbata nyazo za Kristo”

Tags : Bishops Christ Christianity Church Evangelistic God Inspirational Quotes Jesus Christ Pastors Servant Leaders Servant Leadershipe Servants

85. “No one, on his deathbed, ever regretted having been a Catholic.”

Tags : Catholic Catholicism Christ Christian Christianity Death Deathbed Regret
Author : Thomas More

86. “The gift of the Sabbath must be treasured. Blessed are you who honour this day.”

Tags : Blessings In Disguise Choice And Attitude Disease Prevention Gifts For Christmas Gifts From God Healing The Past Health Care Healthy Relationships Holy Bible Holy In Christ Jesus Myth Jesus The Christ Religion Christianity Religion Spirituality Renewal Quotes Sabbath Sabbath Rest Spiritual Spiritual Insights Spiritual Life Wisdom You Can Do It
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

87. “In the modern Christian attempt to take a stand as Christ did, and maybe for others, win the approval of the world, the Christian will often think that it consists of targeting and demoralizing fellow Christians and only fellow Christians. It is one thing to stand against religious hypocrisy when one sees it, but it is another to go on snorting at anything or anyone who might seem 'too Christian' to us. The irony is that by doing this we are further advocating hypocrisy and 'half-hearted Christians'.”

Tags : Apologetics Christ Christian Christianity Demoralize Envy Genuine Heart Hypocrisy Judgmental Love Modern Moral Passion Progressive Religion Scrutiny Sincere Spiritual Take A Stand World
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

88. “Christ is my model of leadership because he faced similar challenges we also face on earth today, but through it all He was victorious. To leaders are not overcome by challenges!”

Tags : Challenges Christ Christ Is King Christ Jesus Earth Food For Thought Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Lead Leaders Leadership Model Model Of Leadership Overcome Overcomer Overcomers Saviour Take The Lead True Leaders True Leadership Victorious Victory
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

89. “To me, many of what seemed to be Bible contradictions only pointed to the grace of Christ. It is not so much a rule book on how to be holy as it is a prophecy of the One who can make you holy. In this, I see God as the least bigoted of all in existence: While men always, in their hearts, delight in vengeance for being wronged, God is the only Being who wants to free you from the penalty of His own laws.”

Tags : Apologetics Bigotry Book Christ Damnation Existence Faith Freedom God Gospel Holiness Holiness Of God Jesus Jesus Christ Legalism Morality New Testament Old Testament Penalty Philosophy Profundity Rules Salvation Saved Scripture Sin Vengeance
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

90. “Aside your dreams to improve your community, country and continent, dare to save a soul for God. Show compassion, show love... Feed hungry souls and let God be glorified!”

Tags : Bible Christ Compassion Continent Country Dare Daring Dreams Feed Food For Thought Glory God God Of Israel Good News Gospel Hungry Israelmore Ayivor Jehovah Jesus Jesus Christ Save A Soul Show Compassion Win A Soul
Source : Daily Drive 365

91. “To my shame, my nation and the church of the lord Jesus Christ in my continent is covered head to toe in this ignorance.”

Tags : Christ Church Continent Covered Head Jesus Lord My Nation Shame Toe

92. “Some things are too good to be true and truly are good and true.”

Tags : Abundant Life Christ Christianity Faith Everlasting Life Free Freedom Good News Goodness Gospel Peace Salvation Soteria True Truth

93. “It was then that she realized she still had God. He was the only one who hadn't left her. He knew who she was, even if he didn't. A single tear formed in the corner of her eye as she thanked God for not abandoning her - especially when she needed Him most.”

Tags : Abandon Abandoned Amnesia Christ God God S Love Jesus Jesus Christ Love Unknown
Source : Amish by Accident

94. “The most wonderful thing of all about the cross is that it reveals the love of God to us. It is not surprising that Paul should say to the Romans, "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." How do we see the love of God in the cross? Ah, says the modern man, I see it in this way, that though man rejected and murdered the Son of God, God in His love still says, "All right, I still forgive you. Though you have done that to My Son, I still forgive you." Yes, that is part of it, but it is the smallest part of it. That is not the real love of God. God was not a passive spectator of the death of His Son. That is how the moderns put it - that God in heaven looked down upon it all, saw men killing His own Son, and said, "All right, I will still forgive you." But it was not we who brought God's Son to the cross. It was God. It was the predeterminate counsel and foreknowledge of God.If you really want to know what the love of God means, read what Paul wrote to the Romans: "For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh." God condemned sin in the flesh of His own Son. This is the love of God. Read again Isaiah 53, that wonderful prophecy of what happened on Calvary's hill. You notice how he goes on repeating it: "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows... it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief." These are the terms. And they are nothing but a plain, factual description of what happened on the cross.”

Tags : Calvary Christ Christianity God Grace Holiness Love Scripture Sin The Bible The Cross Truth

95. “Christ asks for a home in your soul, where he can be at rest with you, where he can talk easily to you, where you and he, alone together, can laugh and be silent and be delighted with one another.”

Tags : Author Catholic Christ Home Soul
Source : This War Is the Passion

96. “There is an absolute power that truly empowers without corrupting”

Tags : Absolute Power Christ Corrupt Corruption Empower God Jesus Christ Political Power Politics Power Real Life True Truly

97. “Conquerors fight their own battles. You are more than a conqueror, that's why the battle was fought on your behalf by Christ. However, it does not mean you should stay idle... Dress up and go to work!”

Tags : Battle Behalf Christ Conquer Conqueror Do Something Do Your Work Dress Up Fight Food For Thought Go To Work Idle In Jesus Name Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Jesus Christ More Than A Conqueror Salvation Sin Work Work Hard
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

98. “The grace and mercy by which you are not arrested for not paying your daily oxygen bills, is the grace that is sufficient to take you through successfully. It's the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Enjoy it!”

Tags : Arrest Christ Daily Daily Motivation Food For Thought God Grace Grace And Mercy Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Jesus Christ Mercy Success Successful Sufficient Under Arrest
Source : Daily Drive 365

99. “It is no coincidence that Christian fundamentalist movements worldwide seek a return to Old Testament laws - because they fundamentally reject Christ as the New Covenant - which replaced all that.They are not Christians - they are Leviticans.”

Tags : Christ Christian Christians Coincidence Fundamentalist Fundamentally Laws Leviticans Movements New Covenant Old Testament Reject Return Worldwide
Source : For Love of Leelah

100. “There is one hour in his life when we see a flash of utter physical action on Christ's part, an hour when this most curious of men must have experienced the sheer joyous exuberance of a young mammal in full flight: when he lets himself go and flings over the first money changer's table in the Temple at Jerusalem, coins flying, doves thrashing into the air, oxen bellowing, sheep yowling, the money changer going head-over-teakettle, all heads turning, what the...? You don't think Christ got a shot of utter childlike physical glee at that moment? Too late to stop now, his rage rushing to his head, his veiny carpenter's-son wiry arms and hard feet milling as he whizzes through the Temple overturning tables, smashing birdcages, probably popping a furious money-changer here and there with a quick left jab or a well-placed Divine Right Elbow to the money-lending teeth, whipping his scourge of cords against the billboard-size flank of an ox, men scrambling to get out of the way, to grab some of the flying coins, to get a punch in on this nutty rube causing all the ruckus...In all this holy rage and chaos, don't you think there was a little absolute boyish mindless physical jittery joy in the guy?”

Tags : Catholic Catholicism Christ Christian Christianity God Hilarious Jerusalem Jesus Jesus Christ Joy Money Changers Physical Rage Ruckus
Author : Brian Doyle
Source : Credo: Essays on Grace, Altar Boys, Bees, Kneeling, Saints, the Mass, Priests, Strong Women, Epiphanies, a Wake, and the Haun

101. “Whenever Christ calls us, his call leads us to death.”

Tags : Christ Christianity Death Discipleship Martyrdom
Source : The Cost of Discipleship

102. “Christ did not descend from the cross except into the grave. And why not otherwise? Wouldn’t it have put fine comical expressions on the faces of the scribes and chief priests and the soldiers if at that moment He had come down in power and glory? Why didn’t He do it? Why hasn’t He done it at any one of a thousand good times between then and now?I knew the answer. I knew it a long time before I could admit it, for all the suffering of the world is in it. He didn’t, He hasn’t, because from the moment He did, He would be the absolute tyrant of the world and we would be His slaves. Even those who hated Him and hated one another and hated their own souls would have to believe in Him then. From that moment the possibility that we might be bound to Him and He to us and us to one another by love forever would be ended.And so, I thought, He must forebear to reveal His power and glory by presenting Himself as Himself, and must be present only in the ordinary miracle of the existence of His creatures. Those who wish to see Him must see Him in the poor, the hungry, the hurt, the wordless creatures, the groaning and travailing beautiful world.”

Tags : Christ Problem Of Pain Theodicy
Author : Wendell Berry
Source : Jayber Crow

103. “Our vision is so limited we can hardly imagine a love that does not show itself in protection from suffering.... The love of God did not protect His own Son.... He will not necessarily protect us - not from anything it takes to make us like His Son. A lot of hammering and chiseling and purifying by fire will have to go into the process.”

Tags : Christ Christian God Hard Times Jesus Love Purification Trials Will Of God

104. “Whatever you dream, you can achieve it provided it is the will of God for you. Once the Lord Jehovah is in approval of it, just dream it; He placed the power in you to do it abundantly!”

Tags : Abundantly Achieve Approval Big Dreams Christ Creator Dream Dream Big Dream It Dunamis Dunamis Power Food For Thought God God S Will Israelmore Ayivor Jehovah Jesus Jesus Christ Lord Power Will Of God
Source : Shaping the dream

105. “To be in Christ -- that is redemption; but for Christ to be in you -- that is sanctification!”

Tags : Christ Redemption Sanctification
Author : W. Ian Thomas

106. “When you feel like you're at the end, Christ is just beginning.”

Tags : Christ Goals Inspriational Quotes Motivational Quotes Power Strength
Author : Todd Stocker

107. “O, weary angels, don’t look at me with those eyes.If that is your state then what of our cries?What can I tell you of goodness that you don’t already know?What can I tell you of faith,of hope and lovethat you yourselves bestow?O, angels, don’t pluck another feather,this isn’t the sky, it’s just the weather.Please, angels, try.We are one all together.Look up and listen, I’ll say it once and then put down my pen:We are sorry for our ignoranceand even though we are worldly,it might happen again.We are sorry for your wearinessand even though you aren’t worldly,we are no more than human.”

Tags : Believe Believer Enlightenment Faith Forgiveness Give Up Harmony Heaven Humanity Humankind Ignorant Light Love Mistake Poem Poetry Religious Spirit Together Unity

108. “If you are a Buddhist, inspire yourself by thinking of the bodhisattva. If you are a Christian, think of the Christ, who came not to be served by others but to serve them in joy, in peace, and in generosity. For these things, these are not mere words, but acts, which go all the way, right up to their last breath. Even their death is a gift, and resurrection is born from this kind of death. (157)”

Tags : Actions Bodhisattva Buddhism Buddhist Christ Christianity Death Generosity Inspiration Joy Meditation Peace Resurrection Service Words
Source : Compassion and Meditation: The Spiritual Dynamic between Buddhism and Christianity

109. “His crucifixion is the key; His resurrection is the door... it is only by his death that we have the mandate to enter into the gates of eternal life. His doors are open always. Christ is king!”

Tags : Christ Christ Is King Crucifixion Death Death Defeated Door Easter Eternal Eternal Life Everlasting Life Food For Thought Gates Happy Easter Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Jesus Christ Key King Life Mandate Open Repent Repentance Resurrect Resurrection Resurrection Of Jesus Salvation
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

110. “Desires may dry off, bodies may decay, friendship may vanish and positions may be dissolved. One thing will remain; the word of God! In the word is life!”

Tags : Almighty Bible Christ Companions Companionship Death Decay Desire Desires Dissolve Dry Off Food For Thought Friends Friendship Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Christ Life Positions Remain Success The Word Of God Vanish Word Word Of God
Source : Daily Drive 365

111. “When you are happy for other people's dreams, your dreams start jumping up with joy. Elizabeth was happy with Mary and her dream baby was jumping in her womb crazily for joy!”

Tags : Baby Bible Big Dreams Care Caring Christ Crazily Crazy Dream Big Dreams Excited Food For Thought Happy Help Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Jesus Christ John The Baptist Joy Jump Kind Mary People Selfish Sing For Joy Womb
Source : The Great Hand Book of Quotes

112. “We may propose many plans, let's but remember that God can dispose our plans, propose a new and better ones and impose them on us!”

Tags : Almighty Father Christ Creator Disposal Dispose Goal Goal Getting Goal Setting God Impose Israelmore Ayivor Jehovah King Of Kings Lord Of Lords Make A Plan Plan Planning Plans Proposal Propose Set A Goal Set Goals Unltimate Choice Visionary Visions

113. “It is not great faith, but true faith, that saves; and the salvation lies not in the faith, but in the Christ in whom faith trusts...It is not the measure of faith, but the sincerity of faith, which is the point to be considered.”

Tags : Christ Faith Jesus Salvation
Source : All of Grace

114. “I am a fool for Christ...whose fool are you?”

Tags : Christ Fools Living For Christ
Source : The Narrow Road: Stories of Those Who Walk This Road Together

115. “and the creation, in the world and above the world, that once was at variance with itself, is knit together in friendship: and we ... are made to join in the angels' song, offering the worship of their praise.”

Tags : Angels Christ Friendship

116. “We are not as some people like to assume nowadays 'just being real' by embracing passively the sinful, fallen versions of ourselves. Quite the opposite really: our true selves were, from the beginning, intended to resemble the example which was then set by Christ Jesus; hence God wants to restore us to how we would have been had original sin never once befell.”

Tags : Apologetics Be Yourself Befall Being Real Christ Christ Jesus Christianity Disobedience Fake Fallen God Holiness Jesus Jesus Christ Obedience Original Original Sin Purity Realness Restoration Salvation Sin Unique
Author : Criss Jami

117. “One's suffering, one's melancholy is, in itself, really only looked upon as failure or as punishment, as detestable or sinful or socially unacceptable in the eyes of man; but this is not so in the eyes of God: for He is close to the broken-hearted.”

Tags : Adversity Affliction Anxiety Christ Crushed Crying Empathy Feelings Gloom God Grief Guilt Heart Losing Loss Love Man Sadness Sickness Socially Acceptable Suffering Unconditional Love
Author : Criss Jami

118. “People think that fun in Christ is non-existent, but there is fun wherever your heart lives.”

Tags : Apologetics Belief Christ Delight Enjoyment Existence Fellowship Friendship Fun Good Times Heart Love Will
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

119. “The Child Christ lives on from generation to generation in the poets, very often the frailest of men but men whose frailty is redeemed by a child's unworldliness, by a child's delight in loveliness, by the spirit of wonder.Christ was a poet, and all through His life the Child remains perfect in Him. It was the poet, the unworldly poet, who was King of the invisible kingdom; the priests and rulers could not understand that. The poets understand it, and they, too, are kings of the invisible kingdom, vassal kings of the Lord of Love, and their crowns are crowns of thorns indeed.”

Tags : Catholic Catholicism Child Children Christ Christ The King Christian Christianity Delight God Jesus Jesus Christ King Poet Poets Unworldly Wonder
Source : The Reed of God

120. “Our worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace.”

Tags : Bad Days Christ Good Days Grace
Author : Jerry Bridges
Source : The Discipline of Grace: God's Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness

121. “I think it is safe to say that while the South is hardly Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted.”

Tags : Christ Religion South

122. “Lukewarm living and claiming Christ's name simultaneously is utterly disgusting to God.”

Tags : Christ
Author : Francis Chan
Source : Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God

123. “If God were our one and only desire we would not be so easily upset when our opinions do not find outside acceptance.”

Tags : Acceptance Christ Christian Opinions
Source : The Imitation of Christ

124. “All heroes are shadows of Christ”

Tags : Christ Heroes
Author : John Piper
Source : Don't Waste Your Life

125. “The moment you have a self at all, there is a possibility of putting yourself first - wanting to be the centre - wanting to be God, in fact. That was the sin of Satan: and that was the sin he taught the human race. Some people think the fall of man had something to do with sex, but that is a mistake...what Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they 'could be like Gods' - could set up on their own as if they had created themselves - be their own masters - invent some sort of happiness for themselves outside God, apart from God. And out of that hopeless attempt has come...the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”

Tags : Christ Human Nature
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : Mere Christianity

126. “God, who needs nothing, loves into existence wholly superfluous creatures in order that He may love and perfect them. He creates the universe, already foreseeing - or should we say "seeing"? there are no tenses in God - the buzzing cloud of flies about the cross, the flayed back pressed against the uneven stake, the nails driven through the mesial nerves, the repeated incipient suffocation as the body droops, the repeated torture of back and arms as it is time after time, for breath's sake, hitched up. If I may dare the biological image, God is a "host" who deliberately creates His own parasites; causes us to be that we may exploit and "take advantage of" Him. Herein is love. This is the diagram of Love Himself, the inventor of all loves.”

Tags : Charity Christ Cross God Love
Author : C.S. Lewis
Source : The Four Loves

127. “I held my heart back from positively accepting anything, since I was afraid of another fall, and in this condition of suspense I was being all the more killed.”

Tags : Christ Christianity Inspirational Religion
Source : Confessions

128. “Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Tags : Bible Christ Faith God Jesus Religion Religious
Author : Anonymous
Source : Holy Bible: King James Version

129. “He is your friend who pushes you nearer to God.”

Tags : Christ Friendship Relationships Religious

130. “Christ went more willingly to the cross than we do to the throne of grace.”

Tags : Christ Christianity Grace
Author : Thomas Watson

131. “If someone proved to me that Christ is outside the truth and that in reality the truth were outside of Christ, then I should prefer to remain with Christ rather than with the truth.”

Tags : Christ Truth
Source : Complete Letters, 1868-1871

132. “Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us.”

Tags : Christ Cross Sin

133. “I thought I am kissing pain and pain belongs to You as happiness never does. I love You in Your pain. I could almost taste metal and salt in the skin, and I thought, How good you are. You might have killed us with happiness, but You let us be with You in pain.”

Tags : Christ Pain
Author : Graham Greene

134. “Don’t feed your body and keep your spirit starving. Butter bread for your body and living bread for your spirit. Read the Bible every day and keep your spirit away from hunger.”

Tags : Bible Body Soul Bread Butter Butter Bread Church Food For Thouught God Israelmore Ayivor Jehovah Jesus Jesus Christ Living Bread Prayer Preach Read Salvation Save Spiritual Hunger Starvation Starve Word Word Became Flesh Word Of God
Source : Daily Drive 365

135. “I am ready. I have repented my sins and soon I will be in heaven with Christ my savior. Now I must die like a man.”

Tags : Christ Diet Heaven Repent Sins
Source : True Grit

136. “All unbelievers in Jesus Christ is a House Divided Against Itself; it cannot stand against Jesus Christ.”

Tags : Christ Divided House Jesus Unbelievers
Author : Felix Wantang
Source : Spiritual Wisdom from Jesus Christ: Volume One

137. “Let go and let God. Don’t dwell on your past mistakes. When you do that, your past keeps you from moving forward. The wonder of the Atonement is that you don’t have to be the same person you were yesterday, last year or even a minute ago. Through Christ, and through the power of repentance, you are continually being reborn.”

Tags : Atonement Change Christ Faith Hope Inspiration Life Reborn Repentance
Author : Toni Sorenson
Source : Aligned By Christ

138. “Mungu hutumia watu 'wajinga' na 'wapumbavu' kufanya mambo makubwa katika maisha yao na ya watu wengine. Katika Biblia, Musa aliitwa mjinga alipokiuka amri ya Farao ya kuendelea kuwafanya watumwa wana wa Israeli nchini Misri; Nuhu aliitwa mpumbavu alipohubiri kwa miaka mia kuhusu gharika, katika kipindi ambacho watu hawakujua mvua ni nini; Daudi aliitwa mjinga alipojitolea kupambana na Goliati bonge la mtu, shujaa wa Gathi; Yusufu aliitwa mjinga alipokataa kulala na mke wa bosi wake, baada ya kuwa ameuzwa na nduguze kama mtumwa nchini Misri; Abrahamu aliitwa mjinga alipoamua kuhama nchi aliyoipenda na kwenda katika nchi ya ahadi, eti kwa sababu Mungu alimwambia kufanya hivyo; Yesu aliitwa mjinga mpaka akasulubiwa aliposema yeye ni Mfalme na Mwana wa Mungu. LAKINI, Musa alitenganisha Bahari ya Shamu na kuwapeleka Waisraeli katika nchi ya ahadi, ambako aliwakomboa kutoka utumwani. Nuhu aliokoa dunia. Daudi alimshinda Goliati. Yusufu aliokoa familia yake kutokana na njaa. Abrahamu alikuwa baba wa imani. Yesu aliyashinda mauti. Wakati mwingine tunatakiwa kufanya mambo makubwa kulingana na jinsi Roho Mtakatifu anavyotutuma, bila kujali watu au dunia itasemaje.”

Tags : Bible Christ David Death Egypt Enock Fool Gath Goriath Hero Holy Spirit Idiot Life Moses Noah Peace Slaves Starvation Stupid People

139. “If Christ is God, He cannot sin, and if suffering was a sin in and by itself, He could not have suffered and died for us. However, since He took the most horrific death to redeem us, He showed us in fact that suffering and pain have great power.”

Tags : Catholic Catholic Author Christian Cross Death And Dying Gadfly God Good Friday Inspirational Jesus Pain Philosophical Power Purpose Of Pain Purpose Of Suffering Reason For Suffering Reason Of Pain Redemption Salvation Sin Suffering Suffering Jesus Theological Thought Provoking
Source : Brushstrokes of a Gadfly

140. “Christ awareness is imperative."~R. Alan Woods [2013]”

Tags : Awareness Christ Imperative For Life R Alan Woods
Author : R. Alan Woods
Source : The Journey Is the Destination: A Book of Quotes With Commentaries

141. “When you are aligned with the truth of who you truly are, then you experience bliss.”

Tags : Better Bliss Car Christ Depression Enlightenment Ex God Happiness I Am Joy Life Love Manifestation Manifesting Money Nirvana Partner Peace Self Spiritual Wealth Wellbeing You
Author : Vivian Amis
Source : I AM - The Key to Manifesting

142. “The merciful precepts of Christ will at last suffuse the Code and it will glow with their radiance. Crime will be considered an illness with its own doctors to replace your judges and its hospitals to replace your prisons. Liberty shall be equated with health. Ointments and oil shall be applied to limbs that were once shackled and branded. Infirmities that once were scourged with anger shall now be bathed with love. The cross in place of the gallows: sublime and yet so simple.”

Tags : Christ Crime Cross Gallows Hospitals Illness Judges Love Prisons The Last Day Of A Condemned Man Victor Hugo
Author : Victor Hugo
Source : The Last Day of a Condemned Man

143. “I would rather my descendants have greater abilities and a greater knowledge of the love of Christ than I do, much like standing on one's shoulders in order to get a clearer view of the valley.”

Tags : Children Christ Descendants Hope Kids Knowledge Learning Parenting Preaching Progression Teaching Understanding Wisdom
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Salomé: In Every Inch In Every Mile

144. “Not by discussions nor by argument, but by lifting up Christ shall we draw men unto Him.”

Tags : Christ Christianity Thoughts For The Quiet Hour Understanding

145. “One of the greatest lies is to believe that we don’t have value. One of the greatest mistakes is to act on that belief. And the greatest liberation is found in looking at the cross of Christ and realizing the enormity of the lie.”

Tags : Christ Christian Christianity Cross Enormity Freed Freedom God Liberation Lies Misled Mistaken Mistakes Self Concept Self Esteem Self Worth Value Worth

146. “The world is a busy place filled with many busy businesses, both the Godly and the ungodly. It means before you go on to accept any activity or event that comes into the world, you must weigh its Values, examine the Virtues, listen to Views and then you give your Verdict. Satan is not wise; he is just crafty!”

Tags : Action Activity Buy Carnality Christ Craft Craftiness Crafty Food For Thought God God Loves You God S Work Godly Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Jesus Christ Listen Satan Satanic Trickish Ungodly Verdict Views Virtue Weigh Wise World Worldiness

147. “Sometimes we can't see the relevance of Jesus Christ until we become dissatisfied with the world and realise that there must be more to life than working 9 to 5, buying and accumulating expensive 'things'and being attractive to members of the opposite sex.”

Tags : Attractive Buying Christ Dissatisfaction Dissatisfied Jesus Life Materialism Materialistic Members More Of Opposite Realise Relevance Sex Society World
Author : Tim Crawshaw
Source : So, You Want to Be Rich... But Jesus Doesn't.

148. “Atheism, true 'existential' atheism burning with hatred of a seemingly unjust or unmerciful God, is a spiritual state; it is a real attempt to grapple with the true God.… Nietzsche, in calling himself Antichrist, proved thereby his intense hunger for Christ.”

Tags : Athiesm Christ Nihilism Orthodoxy Religion
Author : Seraphim Rose
Source : Nihilism: The Root of the Revolution of the Modern Age

149. “To be honest, one can only feel glad that so many modern iconoclasts consider Christianity to be full of exceptionally hypocritical, religious zealots - it's biblically accurate and a prophecy fulfilled. The old smoke screen is one of Satan's favorite tricks. He conceals the authentic. He has a persistent strategy of targeting those who remind him of Christianity because he fears those who remind him of Christ.”

Tags : Apologetics Bigotry Christ Christianity Fear Hypocrisy Iconoclasm Religion Satan Spiritual Strategy Trickery Zealot
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

150. “Rejecting Jesus Christ is like a fugitive who spends all day running but has nowhere to hide; you will face him after death. He is the only judge and jury.”

Tags : Christ Fugitive Jesus Judge Jury Reject
Author : Felix Wantang
Source : Face to Face Meetings with Jesus Christ Revised Edition: Biblical Mysteries Revealed in His Own Words Like Never Before in Human History.

151. “Christianity is more than just a belief; it is a life of discipline, a firm determination to live a life of prayer and contemplation, a life of self-denial and Christlikeness.”

Tags : Belief Christ Christian Christianity Contemplation Discipline Prayer Self Denial

152. “The world is kept alive only by heretics: the heretic Christ, the heretic Copernicus, the heretic Tolstoy. Our symbol of faith is heresy. (“Tomorrow”)”

Tags : Christ Heresy Heretics Tolstoy

153. “How often the priest had heard the same confession--Man was so limited: he hadn't even the ingenuity to invent a new vice: the animals knew as much. It was for this world that Christ had died: the more evil you saw and heard about you, the greater the glory lay around the death; it was too easy to die for what was good or beautiful, for home or children or civilization--it needed a God to die for the half-hearted and the corrupt.”

Tags : Christ Corruption Death Evil Glory God Sacrifice Sin Vice
Author : Graham Greene
Source : The Power and the Glory

154. “Stop expecting the world to affirm you as a person. Half of the world will like you and the other half will hate you, despite what you say or do. Christ knew this truth, but he did his life mission anyways.”

Tags : Belief Christ Confidence Courage Critics Faith Flock Following Happiness Joy Peers Perspective Self Esteem Stayingpositiveu Com Your Audience

155. “They have a special confidence in Christ, plus thoughtfulness plus faithfulness plus humility: for there are no things, in all creation, more beautiful, more rare than the so very disciplined and free, joyful and principled daughters of God.”

Tags : Attractive Beauty Christ Christianity Courting Creation Dating Discipline Faithfulness Freedom Girlfriend God Imagination Joy Love Principle Rarity Relationship Self Control Spouse Thoughtfulness Wife Woman Women
Author : Criss Jami

156. “Of course, if one does not fully trust the promise of God's Kingdom, he will have a hard time taking risks and making sacrifices in this life. A gospel centered around the temporal self - fleeting happiness, earthly success, vain prosperity, things such as these - is the primary ambition of the half-hearted Christian; the one who somewhat believes he is subject to an eternal death; the one who just might believe in men before God, who morbidly fears seeming less than anyone else. The man of this school feels deeply that he has but one life to live, that this must be his only chance, and therefore must have it all in his favor - from glory to comfort to riches - and have it right this instant. He is but hinting that he is overcome because he insists always that he must overcome, that his judgment comes now and by the persons around him. The point is, however, in this sense, that by grace the Christian is indeed free, but only for as long as he wants to be free - the practicality of true freedom: that of God which offers not so much freedom to be like the world as it does freedom from the pressures of having to be like the world. For Divine Law is based solely on love and freedom; whereas secular law, pressure and imitation.”

Tags : Ambition Christ Christian Faith Fear Freedom God Happiness Heaven Humility Imitation Life Lukewarm Peer Pressure Pride Prosperity Responsibility Risk Sacrifice Selfishness Suffering Theology
Author : Criss Jami

157. “Thou has heard the words of Christ. . . . Dost thou weep, when I have thee, Poor soul, what aileth thee? Dost thou weep, when I have wept so much? Be of good cheer ; thy wounds are saving, and not deadly. It is I that have made them, who mean thee no hurt : though I let out thy blood, I will not let out thy life (628).”

Tags : Assurance Christ Redemption
Source : The Saints' Everlasting Rest

158. “To be the salt, you also need to be the shaker. To shake the world. Shake the truth. Shake the people. Shake the word. Have it sprinkle, melt and preserve humanity.”

Tags : Bible Bring Fear Bring Taste Christianity Cross Empower Give Strength Good News Grace Heal Humanity Jesus Life Lives Preserve Salt Of The Earth Salvation Save Season Shaker Sprinkle Truth World

159. “The Lord is your shepherd; don’t ever say “I am lost”. He leads you to green pastures; don’t ever say “I am broke”. Let the weak shout; “ I am very very very strong”!”

Tags : Be Positive Broke Christ Food For Thought God Gree Pastures Green Green Pastures Israelmore Ayivor Jehovah Jesus Jesus Christ Lord Lost Positive Psalm 23 Shepherd Strong The Lord The Lord Is My Shepherd Weak
Source : Daily Drive 365

160. “God's high freedom in Jesus Christ is His freedom for LOVE. The divine capacity which operates and exhibits itself in that superiority and subordination is manifestly also God's capacity to bend downwards, to attach Himself to another and this other to Himself, to be together with him. This takes place in that irreversible sequence, but in it is completely real. In that sequence there arises and continues in Jesus Christ the highest communion of God with man. God's deity is thus no prison in which He can exist only in and for Himself. It is rather His freedom to be in and for Himself but also with and for us, to assert but also to sacrifice Himself, to be wholly exalted but also completely humble, not only almighty but also almighty mercy, not only Lord but also servant, not only judge but also Himself the judged, not only man's eternal king but also his brother in time. And all that without in the slightest forfeiting His deity! All that, rather, in the highest proof and proclamation of His deity! He who DOES and manifestly CAN do all that, He and no other is the living God.”

Tags : Christ God Jesus Man The Cross The Trinity
Author : Karl Barth
Source : The Humanity of God

161. “But simple as the Sign of the Cross is, it carries a brave weight: it names the Trinity, celebrates the Creator, and brings home all the power of faith to the brush of fingers on skin and bone and belly. So do we, sometimes well and sometimes ill, labor to bring home our belief in God's love to the stuff of our daily lives, the skin and bone of this world — and the Sign of the Cross helps us to remember that we have a Companion on the road.”

Tags : Belief Catholic Catholicism Christ Christian Christianity Creator Cross Faith God God S Love Holy Trinity Jesus Jesus Christ Love Prayer Religion Sacramental Sign Of The Cross Trinity
Author : Brian Doyle
Source : Credo: Essays on Grace, Altar Boys, Bees, Kneeling, Saints, the Mass, Priests, Strong Women, Epiphanies, a Wake, and the Haun

162. “God can allow you to pass through storms and get to your success. But what the devil loves to do is to make you not to realize it that the storm is over. He wishes to keep you in condemnation even at the time you have to feel liberated.”

Tags : Arcbishop Bishop Christ Condemn Condemnation Endurance Endure Evil Feel Garden Of Eden Jesus Liberation Liberty Low Self Esteem Pastor Persevere Redemption Reverend Self Condemnation Self Unworthiness Sin Success Win

163. “God wanted us to do something, and we went the bad way. Then he said "No!, I am not going to lose what I want done!, So I'm gonna save this people and restore their dreams back to them"!”

Tags : Back To Life Bad Bad Way Dentiny Destined Don T Give Up Don T Quit Dreams Food For Thought Garden Of Eden Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Jesus Christ Life Live Again Living Never Give Up Predestination Predestined Restoration Restore Revival Revive Revive Us Again Salvation Save Sin Something

164. “The mountain of superstition has to be leveled for our people to taste a fresh breath of life in Christ Jesus.”

Tags : Breath Christ Jesus Leveled Mountain People Superstition

165. “All religions worthy of the name are now making great efforts to purify their doctrines and return to their original standpoint, — all except Christianity! You surely know that the nineteenth century Christianity is not the religion taught by Christ. Christ's religion has been changed and corrupted. But Christian clergymen are well aware that if they were to attempt to purify Christianity and bring it back to the religion of Christ, the result would be to reform it out of existence. Christianity stands to-day completely explained. Every step in its development is laid bare and shown to be due to purely natural causes, and it is easy to see how much Christianity adopted from other and older religions.”

Tags : Christ Christianity Clergymen Copy Corruption Jainism Jesus Jesus Christ Natural Causes Pagan Influence Plagiarism Purify Reform Religion Superstition
Source : The Monist

166. “Every action is a losing, a letting go, a passing away from oneself of some bit of one’s own reality into the existence of others and of the world. In Jesus Christ, this character of action is not resisted, by trying to use our action to assert ourselves, extend ourselves, to impose our will and being upon situations. In Jesus Christ, this self-expending character of action is joyfully affirmed. I receive myself constantly from God’s Parenting love. But so far as some aspects of myself are at my disposal, these I receive to give away. Those who would live as Jesus did—who would act and purpose themselves as Jesus did—mean to love, i.e., they mean to expend themselves for others unto death. Their being is meant to pass away from them to others, and they make that meaning the conscious direction of their existence. Too often the love which is proclaimed in the churches suppresses this element of loss and need and death in activity. As a Christian, I often speak of love as helping others, but I ignore what this does to the person who loves. I ignore the fact that love is self-expenditure, a real expending and losing and deterioration of the self. I speak of love as if the person loving had no problems, no needs, no limits. In other words, I speak of love as if the affluent dream were true. This kind of proclamation is heard everywhere. We hear it said: 'Since you have no unanswered needs, why don’t you go out and help those other people who are in need?' But we never hear people go on and add: 'If you do this, you too will be driven into need.' And by not stating this conclusion, people give the childish impression that Christian love is some kind of cornucopia, where we can reach to everybody’s needs and problems and still have everything we need for ourselves. Believe me, there are grown-up persons who speak this kind of nonsense. And when people try to live out this illusory love, they become terrified when the self-expending begins to take its toll. Terror of relationship is [that] we eat each other. But note this very carefully: like Jesus, we too can only live to give our received selves away freely because we know our being is not thereby ended, but still and always lies in the Parenting of our God....Those who love in the name of Jesus Christ... serve the needs of others willingly, even to the point of being exposed in their own neediness.... They do not cope with their own needs. They do not anguish over how their own needs may be met by the twists and turns of their circumstances, by the whims of their society, or by the strategies of their own egos. At the center of their life—the very innermost center—they are grateful to God, because... they do not fear neediness. That is what frees them to serve the needy, to companion the needy, to become and be one of the needy.”

Tags : Action Agape Christ Crucifixion Jesus Love Need Neediness Passion Selflessness
Source : Dying Unto Life

167. “Reflect carefully on this, for it is so important that I can hardly lay too much stress on it. Fix your eyes on the Crucified and nothing else will be of much importance to you.”

Tags : Catholic Catholic Author Catholicism Christ Crucified Crucifixion Doctor Of The Church God Jesus Jesus Christ Prayer Religion Saints Spirituality

168. “The specific sufferings of Jesus do not amount to redemption: rather, redemption is wrought through the uniqueness of the person who suffered and the perfect charity for which, in which and by which he suffered. The uniqueness of the suffering of Christ, then, lies in the pro knobs, which is bound to the freedom through which the Son endures “every human suffering” on account of love. To say that Jesus endured “every human suffering” does not mean that he specifically suffered every thing that every person ever did or could suffer, but the he “sums up” in this Passion the suffering so fate world, mystically including them in his own suffering and recapitulating them in the form of perfect love. The whole weight of this psychological and physical dereliction of humanity is, in Christ, suffered and sorrowed now within God himself, in the sense that the human sufferings of Christ are “one” with the divine filial relation that constitutes his unity with the Father.”

Tags : Christ Christology Crucifixion Inspirational Jesus Jesus Christ Redemption Religion Religious Studies Spirituality The Cross Of Christ Theology Theology And Philosophy
Author : Aaron Riches
Source : Ecce Homo: On the Divine Unity of Christ

169. “Growing up I sometimes imagined that for Christ's return perhaps He would appear as 'Black Jesus' to white people and 'White Jesus' to black people just to screw with the racists.”

Tags : Arrogance Black People Christ Jesus Christianity Christianity Faith Color Culture Funny Funny But True God Hatred Humility Humor Jesus Christ Love Peace Race Racism And Culture Skin Spirit Theory White White People
Author : Criss Jami

170. “Fame comes and goes; knowledge comes and stays. But none of them safeguard us against danger; it’s only the GRACE of God that keeps us in safety!”

Tags : Against Be Saved Christ Danger Eternal Life Eternity Fame Famous Food For Thought God Grace Grace Of God Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Know Knowledge Popular Popularity Safe Safeguard Safety Salvation Well Known
Source : Daily Drive 365

171. “Honour comes and goes, influence comes and stays, but none of them safeguards us against danger than the mentor of true leadership; Jesus Christ!”

Tags : Christ Food For Thought Guard Honor Honour Influence Israelmore Ayivor Jesus Jesus Christ Lead Lead People Leader Leaders Leadership Mentor Obedience Obey Respect Safeguard Salvation Save
Source : Leaders' Watchwords

172. “You think that your laws correct evil - they only increase it. There is but one way to end evil - by rendering good for evil to all men without distinction.”

Tags : Christ Christianity Good And Evil Jesus Jesus Christ Laws
Author : Leo Tolstoy
Source : Christians and the Law-Courts

173. “The two of us in that room. No past, no future. All intense deep that-time-only. A feeling that everything must end, the music, ourselves, the moon, everything. That if you get to the heart of things you find sadness for ever and ever, everywhere; but a beautiful silver sadness, like a Christ face.”

Tags : Beautiful Beauty Christ Deep End Ending Ever Everywhere Feeling Future Heart Intense Moon Music Ourselves Past Sad Sadness Silver
Author : John Fowles
Source : The Collector

174. “The East is unfamiliar with those confessions, memoirs, and autobiographies so beloved in the West. There is a clear difference in tonality. One's gaze never lingers on the suffering humanity of Christ, but penetrates behind the kenotic veil. To the West's mysticism of the Cross and its veneration of the Sacred Heart corresponds the eastern mysticism of the sealed tomb, from which eternal life eternal wells up.”

Tags : Christ Eastern Orthodoxy Eternal Life Life Orthodox Orthodoxy Resurrection
Source : Orthodoxy

175. “Those who meet Jesus always experience either joy or its opposites, either foretastes of Heaven or foretastes of Hell. Not everyone who meets Jesus is pleased, and not everyone is happy, but everyone is shocked.”

Tags : Catholicism Christ Christianity Heaven Hell Jesus Jesus Christ Jesus Shock Meeting Jesus Philosophy Shock Spirituality Theology
Author : Peter Kreeft
Source : Jesus-Shock

176. “A utopian system, when established by men, is likely to be synonymous with a dystopian depression. The only way for perfect peace by man is absolute control of all wrongs. Bully-cultures find this: with each and every mistake, another village idiot is shamed into nothingness and mindlessly shut down by the herd. This is a superficial peace made by force and by fear, one in which there is no freedom to breathe; and the reason it is impossible for man to maintain freedom and peace for everyone at the same time. Christ, on the other hand, transforms, instead of controls, by instilling his certain inner peace. This is the place where one realizes that only his holiness is and feels like true freedom, rather than like imprisonment, and, too, why Hell, I imagine, a magnified version of man's never-ending conflict between freedom and peace, would be the flesh's ultimate utopia - yet its ultimate regret.”

Tags : Apologetics Artificiality Bully Chaos Christ Conflict Confusion Devil Fear Freedom God Grace Hell Holiness Imprisonment Inner Peace Mercy Oppression Peace Philosophy Political Reality Satan Society Superficiality Theology Transformation Tyranny Unity Utopia
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

177. “We are his temple. We do not turn in a certain directlon to pray. We are not bound by having to go into a building so that we can commune with God. There are no unique postures and times and limitations that restrict our access to God. My relationship with God is intimate and personal. The Christian does not go to the temple to worship. The Christian takes the temple with him or her. Jesus lifts us beyond the building and pays the human body the highest compliment by making it His dwelling place, the place where He meets with us. Even today He would overturn the tables of those who make it a marketplace for their own lust, greed, and wealth.”

Tags : Christ Relationship Temple
Source : Jesus Among Other Gods: The Absolute Claims of the Christian Message

178. “We don’t find Godin temples and cathedrals.We don’t find Himby standing on a prayer rug or sitting in a pew.God appears when welove someone other than ourselves.And we continue to feel His presence when we do good for others.Because God is not foundin mosques and synagogues.He resides in ourhearts.”

Tags : Awareness Beloved Creed Devotion Divinity Faith Good Heart Kamand Kamand Kojouri Kojouri Meditation Pew Poem Pray Prayer Rug Presence Quote Religion Shul Spiritual Spirituality Synagogue Temple Theology

179. “Because of the value placed on individual materialistic success in our society, we are surrounded by people primarily interested in getting something from others. Their attitudes are characterised by selfishness and a lack of empathy for others.”

Tags : Agenda Agendas Christ Empathy Hidden Individual Jesus Lack Living Materialistic Success Not Not Caring Of Others People Placed Selfish Selfishness Successful Value
Author : Tim Crawshaw
Source : So, You Want to Be Rich... But Jesus Doesn't.

180. “Is it not by learning to read the book of nature with the eyes of faith that we come to recognize the drop of divinity that resides in our own souls though hidden, master? In the end is this not faith; to seek the light that takes us further, the light of Christ that brings that to which reason and knowledge alone can never raise itself? This is truth!”

Tags : Christ Faith Grail Knowledge Wisdom Light Love Seek Seeker Of Fate Truth Wisdom
Source : Temple of the Grail

181. “We must overturn so many idols, the idol of self first of all, so that we can be humble, and only from our humility can learn to be redeemers, can learn to work together in the way the world really needs. Liberation that raises a cry against others is no true liberation. Liberation that means revolutions of hate and violence and takes away lives of others or abases the dignity of others cannot be true liberty. True liberty does violence to self and, like Christ, who disregarded that he was sovereign becomes a slave to serve others.”

Tags : Christ Idols Liberation Revolution Violence
Source : The Violence of Love

182. “I want to be a woman who lives totally abandoned to the first commandment: to love my Lord, my God, with all my heart. I don’t want the reputation that I love God, I don’t want to write songs about loving God, I don’t want to talk about loving God. I want to actually love God. When I close my eyes, I want my heart to move. When I close my eyes and I look at Him, I want to feel alive on the inside. I want to look at Him with a fire in my heart and it’s real.”

Tags : Atheism Beauty Belief Charity Christ Christian Christianity Faith God Happiness Heart Hope Jesus Lord Love Prayer Religion Religious Soul Spirit Spiritual Spirituality Woman Women
Author : Misty Edwards

183. “God is not a God of confusion, although at times one's judgment, for a period, may become clouded in the mi(d)st of one's growth process. I stopped fooling myself into thinking that Christ is always for the cool kids and never for those upright and uptight religious people everybody hates.”

Tags : Acceptance Apologetics Bigotry Christianity Close Mindedness Compassion Confusion Doubt Faith Hate Holiness Legalism Love Morality Open Mindedness Righteous Judgment Salvation Sin Sinless Skepticism Solemnity Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Healology

184. “New dreams are like new wines; they grow sweeter over time. With patience, you will be able to climb your spiritual, financial, academic, marital and social ladders in Jesus' name!”

Tags : Academic Appetite Be Patient Big Dreams Christ Dream Finance Grow Innovate Innovation Jesus Christ Marital Marriage Matrimony New Things New Wines Nice Patience Patient Spirit Spiritual
Source : Daily Drive 365

185. “What you can do, has nothing to do with your parents' last name! What you can do has nothing to do with the colour of your skin! What you can do is fully determined by God! It’s simple!”

Tags : Christ Color Color Of Your Skin Colour Colour Of Your Skin Do It Father S Name First Name Food For Thought God God Loves You Israelmore Ayivor Jehovah Last Name Mother S Name Name Parent Parents Skin Skin Color Skin Colour Surname You Can Do It Your Name
Source : Daily Drive 365

186. “Arise! Arise! Arise and shine!May Christ message of eternal life fill your heart with everlasting love, hope, happiness and new dreams.”

Tags : Arise And Shine Arise My Soul Christian Life Christianity Faith Destiny Quotes Dreams Quotes Fulfilling Purpose Fulfilling Your Potential Happiness Quotes Happy Life Happy Positivity Quotes Healing Health And Fitness Hope And Despair Hope And Healing Hope Quotes Hopeful Quotes Joyful Living Quotes Joyful Quotes Thankful Life And Living Life Quotes Love Quotes Positive Quotes Religion Spirituality Resurrect Life Self Motivation Quotes Shine Shine Your Star
Source : Think Great: Be Great!

187. “May we celebrate the sacredness of Christmas with joy, faith and hope.”

Tags : Celebrate Christ Christianity Christmas Faith Happy Soul Holiness Hope Inspirational Joy Joyful Lailah Gifty Akita Affirmations Life Love Motivation Wise Words
Source : Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

188. “When we look for success, it should be for the sole purpose of boasting sincerely in Christ. There's no other reason for it. Success is only worth it when the more intense it gets for you, the more you find yourself bragging for his glory rather than your own.”

Tags : Apologetics Arrogance Boast Brag Christ Faith Gloat Glorification Glorification Of God Glorifying God Glory God Humility Praise Success Worship
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

189. “The love of Christ is always there and unchanging, no matter what we do, but it is when we are obedient that we actually begin to feel it.”

Tags : Christ Discipline Faith God Gods Will Grace Law Love Obedience Salvation Sin Transformation Unconditional Love Understanding
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

190. “To understand remotely the omnipotence of God is to understand wholly the beauty of Christ.”

Tags : Beauty Christ God Holiness Omnipotence Sovereignty Understanding
Author : Criss Jami

191. “We tend to think that refusing to exalt Christ is staying true to our self-will and personal freedom when really we are condemning ourselves. Sure, we can pretend to stay true to ourselves, but if you want to talk about reality, all of that is completely trivial if this life is an island and He's the only pilot with a plane and a flight plan.”

Tags : Agnosticism Apologetics Atheism Christ Christianity Condemnation Faith Freedom God Grace Mercy Reality Salvation Self Will Theism Worship
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

192. “He embraces all things that are lovely: he seals up the sum of all loveliness. Things that shine as single stars with a particular glory, all meet in Christ as a glorious constellation. Col. 1:19, "It pleased the Father that in him should all fullness dwell." Cast your eyes among all created beings, survey the universe: you will observe strength in one, beauty in a second, faithfulness in a third, wisdom in a fourth; but you shall find none excelling in them all as Christ does. Bread has one quality, water another, raiment another, medicine another; but none has them all in itself as Christ does. He is bread to the hungry, water to the thirsty, a garment to the naked, healing to the wounded; and whatever a soul can desire is found in him, 1 Cor. 1:30”

Tags : Beauty Christ Excellency Fullness Gospel Truth Loveliness Sufficiency Supremacy Supremacy Of Christ
Author : John Flavel

193. “God is not interested in your art but, your heart.”

Tags : Christ Christian Christianity Easter God Heart Inspiration Interest Jesus Lent Religion Truth

194. “To see what God is like, we must look at Jesus. He perfectly represents God to men in a form which they can see and know and understand.”

Tags : Bible Christ Deity God Image Jesus What God Is Like
Source : The Letters to the Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians

195. “I do not know you, my friends, not individually, most of you, but this is the wonderful thing about the work of a preacher, he does not need to know his congregation. Do you know why? Because I know the most important thing about every single one of you, and that is that each of you is a vile sinner. I do not care who you are, because all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. I do not care what particular form your sin takes. There is a great deal of attention paid to that today. The preacher is not interested in that. I do not want a catalogue of your sins. I do not care what your sins are. They can be very respectable or they can be heinous, vile, foul, filthy. It does not matter, thank God. But what I have authority to tell you is this. Though you may be the vilest man or woman ever known, and though you may until this moment have lived your life in the gutters and the brothels of sin in every shape and form, I say this to you: be it known unto you that through this man, this Lord Jesus Christ, is preached unto you the forgiveness of sin. And by him all who believe, you included, are at this very moment justified entirely and completely from everything you have ever done— if you believe that this is the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and that he died there on the cross, for your sins and to bear your punishment. If you believe that, and thank him for it, and rely utterly only upon him and what he has done, I tell you, in the name of God, all your sins are blotted out completely, as if you had never sinned in your life, and his righteousness is put on you and God sees you perfect in his Son. That is the message of the cross, that is Christian preaching, that it is our Lord who saves us, by dying on the cross, and that nothing else can save us, but that that can save whosoever believeth in him.”

Tags : Christ Christianity God Godliness Grace Holiness Jesus Jesus Christ Salvation Sin The Bible The Cross

196. “If we are taught by God in affliction we are blessed. When God teaches, he applies his instruction to the heart. He commands light to shine out of darkness (2 Corinthians 4:6). The Holy Spirit brings divine truths in such a clear and convincing light that the soul sits down fully satisfied. The soul both sweetly and freely acquiesces in the revealed truths. When God teaches, the soul experiences truth as David (Psalm 119:71). Some only know notionally, but David knew by experience; he became more acquainted with the Word. He knew it more, loved it better, and was more transformed in the nature of it. Thus, Paul, “I know who I have believed” (2 Timothy 1:12) – “I have experienced his faithfulness and his all-sufficiency; I can trust my all with him. I am sure he will keep it safe to that day.” Those taught of God in affliction can speak experimentally, in one degree or another. They can speak of their communion with God (Psalm 23:4). The sweet singer of Israel had comfortable presence. Those taught of God can say: “As we have heard, so we have seen. I have experienced this word upon mine heart, and can set my seal that God is true.” God’s teaching is a powerful teaching. It conveys strength as well as light. Truth only understood needs to be put into action and practice. God’s teachings are sweet to the taste. David rolled them as sugar under his tongue, and received more sweetness than Samson from his honeycomb. Luther said he would not live in paradise without the Word, but with the Word he could live in hell itself. Teaching is sweet because it is suitable to the renewed man (Jeremiah 15:16).”

Tags : Affliction Christ Christianity God Godliness Holiness Hope Suffering The Bible The Gospel
Author : Thomas Case

197. “To deny the existence of God would be to close your eyes to the beauty around you, to close your ears to the symphony of nature, to close your nostrils to the scents wafting on the breeze, to close your mouth to the delicacies of nourishment, to close your hands to the feel of luxury, to close your mind to the ability to think, and to close your heart to the only love that can penetrate the depths of the soul. For in Him all things consist, in Him we live, and move, and have our being, and without Him we cannot help but be fools.”

Tags : Atheism Beauty Christ Christian Creation Creationism Creationist Existence Fool Foolishness Fools God Jesus Jesus Christ Nature Senses Soul
Source : A Secret of the Heart

198. “I will place no value on anything I have or may possess except in relation to the kingdom of Christ. ”

Tags : Christ Kingdom Value

199. “When we forgive we are telling God that we have faith in him to fight our injustices. It might not seem possible when you are standing in a storm, but when you take the high road you can see farther than you can now.”

Tags : Christ Faith Forgive Others Forgiveness Future Love Others Perspective

200. “God would have us cherish even the smallest of blessings, for in taking a blessing for granted we are well on our way to taking it to its grave.”

Tags : Blessing Blessings Christ Entitlement Vs Gratitude Free Freedom God Granted Jesus Liberation Liberty
Source : Flecks of Gold on a Path of Stone: Simple Truths for Profound Living