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I like good quotes … short, sweet, succinct, simple, straight-forward.  Each week in church I look for one or two good quotes from the pastor, because I have just enough memory left to remember short and sweet.  This week I want to share some of my favorite quotes from my favorite pastors, authors and evangelists (though my list is definitely not limited to these alone), and are listed in no particular order.

Kay Arthur:  Sin will take you farther than you ever expected to go; it will keep you longer than you ever intended to stay, and it will cost you more than you ever expected to pay.

Francis Chan:  “If everyone was like you, what would the church be like?”

Chuck Colson:  “Loving God – really loving Him – means living out His commands no matter what the cost.”

Nancy Leigh DeMoss
:  “Don’t wait for God to break you. You can choose to be broken or you can wait for God to crush your pride.”

Tony Evans:  Peace doesn’t mean that you will not have problems. Peace means that your problems will not have you.

Billy Graham:  “Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion – it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.”

Jack Graham:  Sometimes God has to put us flat on our back before we are looking up to Him.

David Jeremiah:  “Don’t let obstacles along the road to eternity shake your confidence in God’s promise. The Holy Spirit is God’s seal that you will arrive.”

Alex KendrickYour attitude is like the aroma of your heart. If your attitude stinks, it means your heart’s not right.

Greg Laurie:  Don’t look at God in the light of your problem. Look at your problem in the light of God. God is bigger!

Anne Graham Lotz:  It’s sobering to contemplate how much time, effort, sacrifice, compromise, and attention we give to acquiring and increasing our supply of something that is totally insignificant in eternity.

Max Lucado:  Stay strong! Your test will become your test-imony, your mess will become your mess-age.

John MacArthur:  Nothing in the Christian life is more important than forgiveness-our forgiveness of others and God’s forgiveness of us.

James MacDonald:  The biggest obstacle to making Christ magnificent is the refusal to make yourself small.

Beth Moore:  Dirt is dirt, and we’ve all got it no matter where we come from. I’m not sure Christ sees one kind of dirt as dirtier than another. One thing is for sure: His blood is able to bleach any stain left by any kind of dirt.

Stormie Omartian:  “I’ve often thought, I’m nobody. Why would God answer my prayer? But God’s not impressed by eloquence; he’s impressed by our longing for him.”

Priscilla Shirer:  Whatever you are holding onto in this life, hold it loosely so it won’t hurt when the Lord has to pry your fingers open to take it away.

Chuck Swindoll:  “The beautiful thing about this adventure called faith is that we can count on Him never to lead us astray.”

Joni Eareckson Tada:  I’d rather be in this wheelchair knowing God than on my feet without him.

Nick Vujicic:  “The greater the struggle the more glorious the triumph” 

Rick Warren:  “Your greatest ministry will most likely come out of your greatest hurt.”

Ravi Zacharias
:  “I thank the Lord that, even though things were so wrong in my life here, I finally was brought to the realization of what all those struggles were about. There are some wonderful things from your painful past, things with a beauty you may not have realized at the time.”


Pretty impressive!  Now here’s your homework assignment.  Search and learn about each person on this list you’re unfamiliar with … learn their story/struggles/strengths.  Let me hear from you!


James 1:15                 But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”

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