If Christ is not all to you He is nothing to you. He will never go into partnership as a part Saviour of men. If He be something He must be everything, and if He be not everything He is nothing to you.
Beware of people who make usefulness their ground of appeal. If you make usefulness the test then Jesus Christ was the greatest failure who ever lived...It is the work that God does through us that counts, not what we do for Him. ~ Oswald Chambers
Whose definition of beauty do we live by, the world's or the Father's? The Church has been impressed with what has attracted men. If our goal is to attract men to the Church, then what they think will govern our actions. Do we yearn to be attractive in Jesus' sight? ~ Donald Rumble
When fellowships are formed and controlled by our hands, we can only expect shakings. When they are fashioned by His Life, we can expect glory, and the manifestation of His wisdom. When He shakes, we have the ability to repent, and build correctly.
Let's be honest. If the rich young ruler came to many of our churches today, he would have been 'saved' and before long he would be considered a prized member and perhaps asked to join the church board. ~ John Bevere
As living stones, do our lives expose an empty tomb and a living, thriving, personal God? Are we proof that Christ lives? Do people walk into our churches and see us as living stones gathered in a spiritual house? If so, we'll never have to beg for visitors. ~ Beth Moore
The difference between vital Christianity, which is being alive in Christ, and Christianity as a religious system is that the latter is a dead burden that we must carry, and the former is a dynamic power that carries us. ~ Maxie Dunnam
Keep your life so constant in its contact with God that His surprising power may break out on the right hand and on the left. Always be in a state of expectancy, and see that you leave room for God to come in as He likes. ~ Oswald Chambers
Practically everyone has known the taste of Palm Sunday, the sweetness of success and popularity, and nearly all of us have tasted the bitterness of Good Friday, of failure and rejection. What saves us from an endless round of ups and downs, what frees us from the tyranny of events over which we have no control is our commitment to press forward in obedience to God - it is trust in God's love to bring about Easter morning, - knowing that the meaning of life is to be found in the knowledge and love of God,- and in sharing that knowledge and love with those who accompany us on the way. ~ Rev. Richard J. Fairchild
The principal hindrance to the advancement of the kingdom of God is greed… It seems that when
the back of greed is broken, the human spirit soars into regions of unselfishness. I believe that it is
safe to say there can be no continuous revival without ‘hilarious’ giving. And I fear no contradiction:
wherever there is ‘hilarious’ giving there will soon be revival! ~ O.S. Hawkins
The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” ~ Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)