Posts Tagged ‘One liners’
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“People do not believe lies because they have to, but because
they want to.” – Malcolm Muggeridge
“I can say that I never knew what joy was like until I gave up
pursuing happiness, or cared to live until I chose to die. For
these two discoveries I am beholden to Jesus.”
- Malcolm Muggeridge
“Contrary to what might be expected, I look back on experience
that at the time seemed especially desolating and painful with
particular satisfaction. Indeed, I can say with complete truthfulness
that everything I have learned in my seventy-five years in this world,
everything that has truly enhanced and enlightened my experience,
has been through affliction and not through happiness, whether
pursued or attained. In other words, if it were ever possible to
eliminate affliction from our earthly existence by means of some
drug or other medical mumbo jumbo…the result would make it too
banal and trivial to be endurable. This, of course is what the cross
signifies. And it is the Cross that has called me inexorably to
Christ.” – Malcolm Muggeridge
“You cannot tell the truth about people you don’t like, and
therefore the first duty you owe them is silence.”
- Chadwick’s mother
“It is not the sty that makes the pig, but the pig that makes the
sty.” – Chadwick
“Unless we have WITHIN us that which is ABOVE us, we will
eventually yield to that which is AMONG us.” – Unknown
“A man being rich under the gospel, when it is known that his
money can be used for the glory of God and the conversion of
souls, is demonstration absolute, that he loves the world
supremely. To say that he is rich, but does not set his heart upon
riches–that he continues to retain his wealth, and yet does not set
his heart upon it, is manifestly absurd and false. For, certainly,
nothing but a supreme attachment to it could cause him to hold on
to the possession of it, when every wind is loaded down with cries
and beseechings to send the bread of life to those that are ready
to perish.” – Charles Finney
“A preacher who preaches the truth uncompromisingly will be
asked ‘Does your preaching always have to be so pointy? Does it
always have to be so sharp?’ And of course the answer is no. He
can blunt his message if he’d like, and become just as dull as the
average preacher.” – Jesse Morrell
“It is not our business to make the message acceptable, but to
make it available. We are not to see that they like it, but that they
get it.” -Dr. Vance Havner
“A man who spoke little English gave this description of a sermon
he had heard: he said ‘Big wind. Much lightning. Loud thunder. No
“A wooden key is not so beautiful as a golden one, but if it can
open the door when the golden one cannot, it is more useful.”
- Martin Luther
“That is the best cat which catches the most mice.” – Martin Luther
“No one can be a good preacher to the people who is not willing to
preach in a manner that seems childish and vulgar to some.”
- Martin Luther
“So preach that those who do not fall out with their sins may fall
out with thee.” – Martin Luther
Steve sent me these forever and a day ago:
Opportunity may knock once, but temptation
bangs on your front door forever.
Quit complaining about your
church; if it was perfect, you couldn’t belong.
Don’t let your worries get the
best of you; remember, Moses started
out as a basket case.
Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited
until you try to sit in their pews.
Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors.
It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.
The good Lord didn’t create anything
without a purpose, but mosquitoes come close.
When you get to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there.
People are funny; they want the
front of the bus, the middle of the road, and to back of the church.
If the church wants a
better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.
God Himself does not propose
to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?
Some minds are like concrete
thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
Peace starts with a smile.
I don’t know why some people
change churches; what difference does
it make which one you stay home from?!
A lot of church members who
are singing “Standing on the Promises” are just sitting on the premises.
We were called to be witnesses, not lawyers or judges.
Be ye fishers of men. You catch them – He’ll clean them.
Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.
Don’t put a question mark where God put a period.
Don’t wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.
Forbidden fruits create many jams.
God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
God grades on the cross, not the curve.
God loves everyone, but probably prefers
“fruits of the spirit” over “religious nuts!”
God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage.
He who angers you, controls you!
If God is your Co-pilot – swap seats!
Don’t give God instructions — just report for duty!
The task ahead of us is never as
great as the Power behind us.
The Will of God never takes you to
where the Grace of God will not protect you.
We don’t change the message, the message changes us.
You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them.
The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 cross + 3 nails= 4 given.