Christian Quotes

Browse a collection of my favorite quotes from Christian sources.

 

  • “God let me make a difference for you that is utterly disproportionate to who I am”. David Brainerd

  • “I don’t want my life to be explainable without the Holy Spirit. I want people to look at my life and know that I couldn’t be doing this by my own power. I want to live in such a way that I am desperate for Him to come through. That if He doesn’t come through, I am screwed”. Francis Chan

  • “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” Jim Elliot

 

  • “If you read history you will find out that the Christians who did most for the present world were precisely those who thought most of the next.” CS Lewis

  • “I’ve made a commitment to continually put myself in situations that scare me and require God to come through. When I survey my life, I realize that those times are the most meaningful and satisfying of my life. They are times when I truly experienced life and God.” Francis Chan

  • “The decision to grow always involves a choice between risk and comfort. This means that to be a follower of Jesus you must renounce comfort as the ultimate value of your life.” John Ortberg

 

  • “For many of us the great danger is not that we will renounce our faith. It is that we will become so distracted and rushed and preoccupied that we will settle for a mediocre version of it.” John Ortberg

 

  • “Life is not a problem to be solved; it is an adventure to be lived. That’s the nature of it and has been since the beginning when God set the dangerous stage for this high-stakes drama and called the whole wild enterprise good. He rigged the world in such a way that it only works when we embrace risk as the theme of our lives, which is to say, only when we live by faith. A man just won’t be happy until he’s got adventure in his work, in his love and in his spiritual life.” John Eldredge

 

  • “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who come alive.” John Eldredge

 

  • “Oh, how many lives are wasted by people who believe that the Christian life means simply avoiding badness and providing for the family.” John Piper

 

  • Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver

 

  • The greatest enemy of spiritual growth is busyness.

 

  • We only believe as much of the Bible as we put into practice.

 

  • “Materialism is for most of us God’s main rival.” John Ortberg

 

  • “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us”. A.W. Tozer

  • "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." C.S. Lewis

 

  • "Jesus promised his disciples three things—that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble." GK Chesterton

 

  • The danger is that you will lead a respectable, decent, non-scandalous, busy, tired human-powered life. That is unspeakably sad. We all want to pursue the kingdom of God. We just don’t have the time. John Ortberg

 

  • “True Christianity is something that grips your life, radically changes you and transforms you into a new person in Christ. It is a way of life, an all encompassing lifestyle that affects everything you are and everything you do.” David Hettinga

  • “The reason why many say they do not believe in God…they look at this collection of “saints” called the church and say that they cannot see anybody who looks much different from somebody who does not believe.” Stanley Hauerwas

 

  • “But God isn’t merely nice. God isn’t safe. God is a consuming fire. Though He cares about the sparrow, the embodiment of His care is rarely doting or pampering. God’s main business is not ensuring that you and I get parking spaces close to the mall entrance or that the bed sheets in the color we want are—miracle!—on sale this week. His main business is making you and me holy.” Mark Buchanan

 

  • “The scriptures say that we should not fear those things which can destroy the body, but we are to fear that which can destroy the soul (Matt.10:28). While the ghettos may have their share of violence and crime, the suburbs are the home of the more subtle demonic forces—numbness, complacency, comfort—and it is these that can eat away at our souls.” Shane Claiborne

 

  • “The level of our obedience is most often determined by the behavior standard of other Christians around us.” Jerry Bridges

 

  • “If someone travels far enough away from Christianity, he may be able to look back and see it in perspective. But if he drifts from the core creed while surrounded with nominal Christianity, he’ll remain blind to the true faith he no longer embraces. Infect them with a small dose of counterfeit Christianity, and it’ll immunize them to the real disease.” Randy Alcorn

 

  • “If you had permission to do what you really want to do, what would you do? Don’t ask how; that will cut your desire off at the knees. How is never the right question; how is a faithless question. It means “unless I can see my way clearly I won’t believe it, won’t venture forth.” John Eldredge

 

  • “The most dangerous man on earth is the man who has reckoned with his own death. All men die; few men ever really live. Sure, you can create a safe life for yourself…and end your days in a rest home babbling on about some forgotten misfortune. I’d rather go down swinging. Besides, the less we are trying to “save ourselves”, the more effective a warrior we will be.” John Eldredge

 

  • We all want God, but left to our own devices, we seek all the worldly things; possessions, money, looks, and power—because we think they will bring us fulfillment. But this turns out to be a joke, because they are just props, and when we check out of this life, we have to give them all back to the great prop master in the sky. They’re just on loan. They’re not ours. They all go back in the box. John Ortberg

 

  • “If we could understand everything God does, then He’d have to be a small god—small enough to fit into our little minds.” Randy Alcorn

 

  • Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has. Margaret Mead

 

  • A relationship with God does not promise supernatural deliverance from hardship, but rather a supernatural use of it. Philip Yancey

 

  • God seems to value character more than comfort, often using the very elements that cause us most discomfort as his tools in fashioning that character. Philip Yancey

 

  • The proof of spiritual maturity is not how pure you are but awareness of your impurity. That very awareness opens the door to grace. Philip Yancey

 

  • In all my prayers, whether I get the answers I want or not, I can count on this one fact: God can make use of whatever happens. Nothing is irredeemable. “Teach me, O God, so to use all the circumstances of my life today that they may bring forth in me the fruits of holiness rather than the fruits of sin.” Philip Yancey

 

  • "As Christian teachers & leaders we are to bring comfort to the afflicted and affliction to the comfortable." 

  • "Cheap grace replaces truth with tolerance, lowering the bar so everyone can jump over it and we can all feel good about ourselves."  Randy Alcorn

 

  • “Jesus reserved his hardest words for the hidden sins (inward) of hypocrisy, pride, greed, jealousy, impure motives, and legalism.” Philip Yancey

 

  • “Any concept of grace that makes us feel more comfortable sinning is not Biblical grace. God’s grace never encourages us to live in sin, on the contrary, it empowers us to say not to sin and yes to truth.” Randy Alcorn

 

  • “Napoleon once pointed to a map of China and said, “There lies a sleeping giant. If it ever wakes up, it will be unstoppable.” I believe the church is a sleeping giant. Each Sunday, church pews are filled with members who are doing nothing with their faith except “keeping” it.” Rick Warren

 

  • “Children will invariably talk, eat, walk, think, respond, and act like their parents. Give them a target to shoot at. Give them a goal to work toward. Give them a pattern that they can see clearly, and you give them something that gold and silver cannot buy.” Billy Graham

  • "Preach the gospel everyday--use words only when necessary."  St. Francis of Assissi

 

  • “The real joy of our walk with Christ comes when we begin to press against the edge of our comfort zone.” Bill Nix

  • "Lord, make me a crisis man.  Let me not be a mile-post on a single road, but make me a fork that men must turn one way or another in facing Christ in me."  prayer by Jim Elliot

 

 

 

 

2010 - present

2010 - present