Pastors: “We represent [Christ]. Therefore we must consider how He would speak were He to address our listeners with the truths committed to our care. If the words we are saying come from Christ’s mouth, how would He say them? Our words must reflect His character as well as His truth if our preaching is to remain true to Him.”
Brian Chapell, Christ-centered Preaching, p. 99
The cross of Christ does not make God love us. It is the outcome of His love to us.
Andrew Murray, With Christ in the School of Prayer, p. 51
There is no prayer that God is so swift to answer as the prayer that He might break us.
Roy Hession, The Calvary Road, p. 49
Unquestioningly, the paramount reason why we get, as a rule, so little out of God’s Word, is because of the appalling lack of self-judgment and brokenness before its Author, so prevalent on every hand.
H. A. Ironside, Notes on the Minor Prophets, pp. 273-274
It should be understood that there is no shortcut to an influential ministry for God…. There may be shortcuts to ecclesiastical eminence or administrative authority, but not to a spiritual ministry.
J. Oswald Sanders, Enjoying Intimacy with God (Chicago: Moody Press, 1980), 119.
It is possible for God to take a second best (or a sixty-fourth best!) and make it into something very wonderful when it is accepted as being the present condition in which a man finds himself, and when he moves toward God to develop it to the fullness of its possibilities in blessing and submission to His will, there cannot fail to be a great blessing. One of the glories of God in Christ is that He is able to make music from bruised reeds, and set smoking flax on fire (Matthew 12.20).
Donald Grey Barnhouse, The Invisible War, p. 192
The Bible is not such a book a man would write if he could, or could write if he would.
Lewis Sperry Chafer (1871 – 1952)