concept

gospel Quotes

40 of the best book quotes about gospel
01
″ A negative term has been substituted for a positive, and this is of more than philological importance. The negative ideal of Unselfishness carries with it the suggestion not primarily of securing good things for others, but of going without them ourselves, as if our abstinence and not their happiness was the important point.”
02
“Just in proportion as the desire grows, our fear lest it should be a mercenary desire will die away and finally be recognized as an absurdity. But probably this will not, for most of us, happen in a day; poetry replaces grammar, gospel replaces law, longing transforms obedience, as gradually as the tide lifts a grounded ship.”
03
“God will not protect you from anything that will make you more like Jesus.”
04
“We can well afford to make God our All, to concentrate, to sacrifice the many for the One.”
05
“It is important that we get still to wait on God. And it is best that we get alone, preferably with out Bible outspread before us. Then if we will we may draw near to Gd and begin to hear Him speak to us in our hearts.”
06
“Like a good chess player, Satan is always trying to maneuver you into a position where you can save your castle only by losing your bishop.”
07
“Those who have attained everlasting life in the vision of God doubtless know very well that it is no mere bribe, but the very consummation of their earthly discipleship; but we who have not yet attained it cannot know this in the same way, and cannot even begin to know it at all except by continuing to obey and finding the first reward of our obedience in our increasing power to desire the ultimate reward.”
08
“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which, if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare.”
09
“The promises of Scripture may very roughly be reduced to five heads. It is promised, firstly, that we shall be with Christ; secondly, that we shall be like Him; .... The first question I ask about these promises is: “Why any of them except the first?” Can anything be added to the conception of being with Christ? For it must be true, as an old writer says, that he who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.”
10
“Now, if we are made for heaven, the desire for our proper place will be already in us, but not yet attached to the true object, and will even appear as the rival of that object.”
11
“If you asked twenty good men today what they thought the highest of the virtues, nineteen of them would reply, Unselfishness. But if you asked almost any of the great Christians of old he would have replied, Love. You see what has happened?”
12
“Early Christian...Willingly they sacrificed fame, fortune and life itself on behalf of the cause they knew to be right. Quantitatively small, they were qualitatively giants. Their powerful gospel put an end to such barbaric evils as infanticide and bloody gladiatorial contests.”
13
“We need to recapture the gospel glow of the early Christians, who were nonconformists in the truest sense of the word and refused to shape their witness according to the mundane patterns of the world.”
14
“The central reality for Christians is the personal, unalterable, persevering commitment God makes to us. Perseverance is not the result of our determination, it is the result of God’s faithfulness.”
15
“A Christian with a good memory avoids repeating old sins, knows the easiest way through complex situations, and instead of starting over each day continues what was begun in Adam.”
16
“It is difficult to recognize pride as a sin when it is held up on every side as a virtue, urged as profitable, and rewarded as an achievement.”
17
“Joy is not a requirement of Christian discipleship, it is a consequence. It is not what we have to acquire to experience life in Christ; it is what comes to us when we are walking in the way of faith and obedience.”
18
“Our work goes wrong when we lose touch with the God who works “his salvation in the midst of the earth.” It goes wrong both when we work anxiously and when we don’t work at all, when we become frantic and compulsive in our work (Babel) and when we become indolent and lethargic in our work.”
19
“All cultures throw certain stumbling blocks in the way of those who pursue gospel realities.”
20
“You need not cry very loud: He is nearer to us than we think.”
21
“There is not in the world a kind of life more sweet and delightful, than that of a continual conversation with God; those only can comprehend it who practice and experience it.”
22
“That there needed neither art nor science for going to GOD, but only a heart resolutely determined to apply itself to nothing but Him, or for His sake, and to love Him only.”
23
“The more we know Him, the more we will desire to know Him. As love increases with knowledge, the more we know God, the more we will truly love Him. We will learn to love Him equally in times of distress or in times of great joy.”
24
“The difficulties of life do not have to be unbearable. It is the way we look at them - through faith or unbelief - that makes them seem so. We must be convinced that our Father is full of love for us and that He only permits trials to come our way for our own good.”
25
“How happy we would be if we could find the treasure of which the Gospel speaks; all else would be as nothing. As it is boundless, the more you search for it the greater the riches you will find; let us search unceasingly and let us not stop until we have found it.”
26
“When we recognize it is impossible for us to perform a duty in our own strength, we will discover the secret of its accomplishment.”
27
“Try us for thirty days and if you don’t like us, your God will most likely take you back. This is an important detail in spreading His Word. If it works for infomercials, it will definitely work for religion. The God-back guarantee should always be offered up front.”
28
“I do not understand how a man can be a true believer, in whom sin is not the greatest burden, sorrow and trouble.”
29
“Christ did not die for any upon condition, if they do believe; but He died for all God’s elect, that they should believe.”
30
“The duties God requires of us are not in proportion to the strength we possess in ourselves. Rather, they are proportional to the resources available to us in Christ.”
31
“The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.”
32
″[Marriage is] about portraying something true about Jesus Christ and the way he relates to his people. It is about showing in real life the glory of the gospel.”
33
“Lord, we need a generation of believers who are not ashamed of the gospel. We need an army of believers who hate to be lukewarm and will stand on Your Word above all else. Raise ’em up, Lord. Raise them up.”
34
“The truly gospel-humble person is a self-forgetful person whose ego is just like his or her toes. It just works. It does not draw attention to itself. The toes just work; the ego just works. Neither draws attention to itself.”
35
“...the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.”
36
“The thing we would remember from meeting a truly gospel-humble person is how much they seemed to be totally interested in us. Because the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking”
37
“The thing we would remember from meeting a truly gospel-humble person is how much they seemed to be totally interested in us. Because the essence of gospel-humility is not thinking more of myself or thinking less of myself, it is thinking of myself less.”
38
“And there sat a certain man at Lystra, impotent in his feet, being a cripple from his mother’s womb, who never had walked: the same heard Paul speak: who steadfastly beholding him, and perceiving that he had faith to be healed, said with a loud voice, Stand upright on your feet. And he leaped and walked. Acts 14:8-10 Paul must have preached the gospel of healing, because the lame man received faith to be healed while listening to Paul’s message.”
39
“The message taught in the Gospels is one of complete healing for spirit and body, for all who will come to Him. Many today say, “I believe in healing, but I do not believe it is for everyone.” If it is not for everyone, then how could we ever pray the prayer of faith?”
40
“To be faithful, to be creative, we need to be able to change. To change! And why must I change? So that I can adapt to the situations in which I must proclaim the Gospel. To stay close to God, we need to know how to set out; we must not be afraid to set out.”

Recommended quote pages

on selfishunselfishgood thingsabstinencehappinessChristianitylifelawtruthdie awaymercenary desirefeardesiresobedienceprotectiongod's planbeliefssacrificescripturesfaithpatienceponderingchess playerSatanto maneuverchesslosingmere briveearthself-disciplinetheologyrewardsincreasing powerrewardgradual sanctificationeverlasting lifesocietyfriendshipnightmaresworshipordinary peoplegodstrue lovepromises of Scripturebeing with Christwho has God onlyheavenrivalsman vs the natural worldsatisfactionhighest of the virtueslovechristianChristianwillingnessfortunerightQuantitatively smallqualitatively giantsgospel glownonconformistsrefusewitnessmundane patternsworldFaithfulcentralizationcommitmentdeterminationmemorysinsituationstarting overevery day lifeachievementsprofitablepridedifficultiesvirtueconsequencesjoyworklose touchfranticcompulsiveindolentlethargicstumbling blockgospel realitiespursueculturecryingloudnear to usthinkingpreachingkind of lifepracticeconstant prayerlove Himspiritualityneeding loveneeding helpheartknowingto know Godincreasing lovetruly lovetimes of distressgreat joyenjoying the journeycome our wayunbearablelookingfailingunbelieffull of lovetrialschallengesfind the treasurenothingboundlessrichessearchingrich lifeservicesperformanceown strengthdiscoveringaccomplishmentrecognitionimpossiblereligionguaranteehumorinfomercialssorrowcommandmentstruebelieverburdenstroublediebelievedevotionGod's electlivingstrengthourselvespeopleproportionalmarriageto be lovedacceptancereal lifeglorymarital lifeMiss Clara Williamsarmyto raisehumblehumilityegoselfishhealingprayercreative
View All Quotes