Worthy Sayings of Great Christians
Do not we rest in our day too much on the arm of flesh? Cannot the same wonders be done now as of old? Do not the eyes of the Lord still run to and fro throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those who put their turst in Him? Oh, that God would give me more practical faith in Him! Where is not the Lord God of Elijah? He is waiting for Elijah to call on Him.
We know the utility of prayer from the efforts of the wicked spirits to distract us during the divine office; and we experience the fruit of prayer in the dedeat of our enemies.
When we go to God by prayer, the devil knows we go to fetch strength against him, and therefore he opposeth us all he can.
Revival and evangelism, although closely linked, are not to be confounded. Revivalis an experience in the Church; evangelish is an expression of the Church.
~Paul S. Rees~
God never intended His Church to be a refrigerator in which to preserve perishable piety. He intended it to be an incubator in which to hatch out converts.
Lord, is it I?
Got any rivers you think are uncrossable?
Got any mountains you can't tunnel through?
God specializes in things thought impossible,
And He can do what no other pow'r can do.
God helps us seek popularity where it counts -
at the court of God!
Power from on high is the supreme need of today.
If Christ waited to be anointed before He went to preach, no young man ought to preach until he, too, has been anointed by the Holy Spirit.
~F. B. Meyer~
Beware of reasoning about God's Word - obey it!
I cannot work my soul to save,
For that my Lord hath done;
But I will work like any slave,
For love of God's dear Son.
Tell me in the light of the Cross, isn't it a scandal that you and I live today as we do?
As soon as we cease to bleed, we cease to bless.
~Dr. J. H. Jowett~
The Gospel is not an old, old story, freshly told. It is a fire in the Spirit, fed by the flame of Immortal Love; and woe unto us, if, through our negligence to stir up the gift of God which is within us, that fire burns low.
~Dr. R. Moffat Gautrey~
The greatest miracleof that day (Pentecost) was the transformation wrought in those waiting disciples. Their fire-baptism transformed them.
The sign of Christianity is not a cross but a tongue of fire.
True preaching is the sweating of blood.
~Dr. Joseph Parker~
The Gospel is a fact; therefore tell it simply.
The Gospel is a joyful fact; therefore tell it cheerfully.
The Gospel is a fact of infinite moment; therefore tell it earnestly.
The Gospel is a fact of infinite love; therefore tell it feelingly.
The Gospel is a fact of difficult comprehension to many; therefore tell it with illustration.
The Gospel is a fact about a Person; therefore preach Christ.