The Complete Guide to Christian Quotations: An Indispensable Resource for Writers, Pastors, Teachers, Students--and Anyone Else Who Loves Books

The Complete Guide to Christian Quotations: An Indispensable Resource for Writers, Pastors, Teachers, Students--and Anyone Else Who Loves Books

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A great quotation can provoke thought, brighten a day, even change a life—and here are more than 6,000 great quotes from the wide world of Christianity.See more details below

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A great quotation can provoke thought, brighten a day, even change a life—and here are more than 6,000 great quotes from the wide world of Christianity.

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Church secretaries needing bulletin fillers will love this book, as will pastors needing "zingers" for sermons. Anyone responsible for a newsletters, website, or blog will cherish this treasure trove of truth, passion, and wit.

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ISBN-13:
9781602607675
Publisher:
Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/01/2011
Pages:
512
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6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.50(d)

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The Complete Guide to Christian Quotations

An Indispensable Resource for Writers, Pastors, Teachers, Studentsâ"and Those Who Loves Books


By Barbour Publishing

Barbour Publishing, Inc.

Copyright © 2011 Barbour Publishing, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-60742-290-7



CHAPTER 1

1 ABIDING

Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. John 15:4

1 To abide with Christ—to stay with Him and to learn from Him—is to continually receive eyes to see, ears to hear, and a heart to obey.

Angela Thomas McGuffey

Tender Mercy for a Mother's Soul (2001)

2 Let other things come and go as they may, let other people criticize as they will, but never allow anything to obscure the life that is hid with Christ in God. Never be hurried out of the relationship of abiding in Him. It is the one thing that is apt to fluctuate but it ought not to.

Oswald Chambers

My Utmost for His Highest (1935)

3 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

My Utmost for His Highest (1935)


2 ABILITY (see also POWER; STRENGTH; TALENT)

If any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth. 1 Peter 4:11

1 Praise Him for dreaming up such a fantastically innovative, glorious, gracious plan whereby you and I can face anything this world can throw at us, not due to our ability but to His ability through us.

Bill Gillham

Lifetime Guarantee (1993)

2 You abound in talents, abilities, and skills. Which gifts of yours enrich you and the lives of those around you?

Virginia Ann Froehle

Loving Yourself More (1993)

3 Your gifts and abilities are part of God's purpose for your life. Not using them can lead to frustration, disappointment, and fatigue. So when you've pinpointed your strengths, it's important to look for opportunities and environments where you can use them.

Steve Stephens and Alice Gray

The Worn Out Woman (2004)


3 ABORTION

Thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. Psalm 139:13

1 Aren't you glad your mother was pro-life? Bumper Sticker

2 The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.

Mother Teresa

Nobel Peace Prize Lecture (1979)

3 Abortion is a glaring example of the difference worldview makes. Are not all children—Chinese babies or inner-city African American babies—worthy of protection?

Chuck Colson

BreakPoint Commentaries (2009)


4 ABSTINENCE (see also DISCIPLINE; SELF-CONTROL; TEMPERANCE)

Abstain from all appearance of evil. 1 Thessalonians 5:22

1 The perfect victory is to triumph over ourselves. For he that keepeth himself subject in such sort that his sensual affections be obedient to reason, and his reason in all things obedient to Me; that person is truly conqueror of himself, and lord of the world.

Thomas à Kempis

The Imitation of Christ (15th century)


5 ABUNDANCE

I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10

1 If you stay connected to Him, if you draw spiritual nourishment from Him, if you allow the power that flows through Him to flow through you, nothing will hold you back from reaching the most abundant life possible.

Bruce Wilkinson

Secrets of the Vine (2001)

2 Nothing in this world can bring you the fullness of life that God wants you to know. You were created by God and for God, and your life cannot be full without Him.

Colin Smith

Ten Keys to Unlock the Christian Life (2005)

3 Christ can be trusted to keep His Word that He will exchange our drab existence for joyous living, abundant life! And while true love, total acceptance and complete security are rare in our frantic world, the biblical evidence that our desires in these areas will be fulfilled in Christ is abundant.

Josh McDowell and Dale Bellis

Evidence for Joy (1984)


6 ACCEPTANCE

Wherefore we labour, that, whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him. 2 Corinthians 5:9

1 Acceptance is an act of the heart. To accept someone is to affirm to them that you think it's a very good thing they are alive.

John Ortberg

Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them (2003)

2 God's opinion is the only one that matters, and His pleasure isn't necessarily measured in book sales, income generated, or pats on the back from others.

Robin Chaddock

Discovering Your Divine Assignment (2005)


7 ACCOUNTABILITY

Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Ephesians 5:21

1 Choosing to become accountable to others takes real courage.

Tom Eisenman

The Accountable Man (2004)

2 Accountability will not work unless there is real honesty and vulnerability between the men regarding their struggles and shortfalls.

Tom Eisenman

The Accountable Man (2004)

3 A boy who avoids accountability becomes a man who is answerable to no one—a recipe for disaster.

Rick Johnson

That's My Son (2005)


ACHIEVEMENT (see SUCCESS)


8 ADDICTION

All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any. 1 Corinthians 6:12

1 God created us with a need to be fed and filled, yet our desires seemingly go unmet. In striving to find fulfillment, our longings may swing wildly out of balance into realms of addiction. Left unchecked, our misplaced contentment crashes into our empty lives as we attempt to fill up on "treasures" that devastate not only our pocketbooks but also our souls.

Marsha Crockett

Dancing in the Desert (2003)

2 Someone has to come out of denial long enough to consider the possibility that we've all got addictive traits and symptoms.

David Hawkins

Breaking Everyday Addictions (2008)

3 We yearn for a free life.

David Hawkins

Breaking Everyday Addictions (2008)

4 This is our path out of denial and into freedom—through healing, accepting, and understanding the truth.

David Hawkins

Breaking Everyday Addictions (2008)

5 When any small adversity befalleth us, we are too quickly dejected, and turn ourselves to human comforts. If we would endeavor, like men of courage, to stand in the battle, surely we should feel the favorable assistance of God from heaven.

Thomas à Kempis

The Imitation of Christ (15th century)

6 Many seek to flee temptations, and fall more grievously into them. By flight alone we cannot overcome, but by patience and true humility we become stronger than all our enemies.

Thomas à Kempis

The Imitation of Christ (15th century)

7 None of us can afford addictions that kill pain for the moment but complicate our problems in the long run.

Mart DeHaan

"What Trust Looks Like" devotional (2009)

8 When men go into amusements that they cannot afford, they first borrow what they cannot earn, and then they steal what they cannot borrow. They go into embarrassment and then into theft; and when a man gets as far as that he does not stop short of the penitentiary. There is not a prison in the land where there are not victims of unsanctified amusements.

T. DeWitt Talmage

The Wisdom and Wit of T. DeWitt Talmage (19th century)


ADMONITION (see CORRECTION; REBUKE)


9 ADOLESCENCE (see also YOUTH)

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers. 1 Timothy 4:12

1 God designed us to go through developmental changes at all ages, and adolescence is simply one of them.

David Hawkins

When You're Living (2001)

2 The only bridge from childhood to adulthood is adolescence.

Lynn Anderson

If I Really Believe, Why Do I Have These Doubts? (1992)

3 Adolescence is a time of profound change and profound disappointment. Teenagers are learning their own limitations and the limitations of those around them.

Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff

The Back Door to Your Teen's Heart (2002)

4 Adolescents are living in a constant state of ambivalence. They long for intimacy but are afraid of it. They are trying to develop their own identity but still want to cling to their parents. They want freedom but within the confines of safety. They are continually saying, "Come close, get away." In many ways, teenagers are not that much different from toddlers. They want their independence but are always checking to make sure we are watching.

Melissa Trevathan and Sissy Goff

The Back Door to Your Teen's Heart (2002)


10 ADOPTION

Ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. Romans 8:15

1 Save heaven itself there is nought more blissful than to enjoy that spirit of adoption.

Charles Spurgeon

"The Fatherhood of God" sermon (1858)

2 If I am adopted, I have become a child; God is no longer my judge, but my Father.

D. L. Moody

"The Eighth Chapter of Romans" sermon (19th century)

3 Adoption is a family idea, conceived in terms of love, and viewing God as father.

J. I. Packer

Knowing God (1993)

4 When society places a human life and its destiny irrevocably in your hands, it must be as certain as it is possible to determine that you will be worthy of this high and sacred trust.

C. W. Scudder

The Family in Christian Perspective (1962)

5 An adopted parent should possess heaping amounts of flexibility and patience.

C.W. Scudder

The Family in Christian Perspective (1962)

6 Adoption is not a substitute for parenthood, for it is parenthood.

C. W. Scudder

The Family in Christian Perspective (1962)

7 Adoption as gospel tells us about our identity, inheritance, and our mission as sons of God.

Russell Moore

Adoption for Life (2009)

8 That's adoption. We're part of a brand-new family, a new tribe, with a new story, a new identity.

Russell Moore

Adoption for Life (2009)

9 Our adoption means that we find a different kind of unity. In Christ, we find Christ.

Russell Moore

Adoption for Life (2009)

10 Because genuine faith is orphan-protecting, a culture of adoption and a culture of evangelism coexist together.

Russell Moore

Adoption for Life (2009)

11 Adoption is truly a labor of the heart!

Jayne Schooler and Thomas Atwood

The Whole Life Adoption Book (2008)

12 An adoptive family of blended cultures is a family because of their love and commitment to one another, just like any other family.

Jayne Schooler and Thomas Atwood

The Whole Life Adoption Book (2008)

13 Creating a positive, nurturing family environment requires a knowledge of what all people, not just adopted children, need.

Jayne Schooler and Thomas Atwood

The Whole Life Adoption Book (2008)


11 ADULTERY

Thou shalt not commit adultery. Exodus 20:14

1 There is something destructive about an affair—destroying one's inner integrity, a partner's self-esteem, and the possibility of intimacy. And it reverberates through future generations, affecting our children and theirs.

J. Allan Petersen

The Myth of Greener Grass (1983)

2 What was once labeled adultery and carried a stigma of guilt and embarrassment now is an affair—a nice-sounding, almost inviting word wrapped in mystery, fascination, and excitement.

J. Allan Petersen

The Myth of the Greener Grass (1983)

3 Adultery is character assassination; it is the breaking of one's solemn promise; it is the treacherous betrayal of one's closest friend. Divorce involves the same kind of betrayal; it may be legal, but it is still nasty.

David Crabtree

Divorce: Is It the Answer? (2009)


ADVENT (see CHRISTMAS)

12 ADVERSITY (see also AFFLICTIONS; DIFFICULTIES; HARDSHIPS; TESTING; TRIALS; TROUBLES)

In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him. Ecclesiastes 7:14

1 It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.

A. W. Tozer

The Root of the Righteous (1955)

2 Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision, where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights.

Arthur Bennett (editor)

The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions (20th century)

3 Let me find thy light in my darkness, thy life in my death, thy joy in my sorrow, thy grace in my sin, thy riches in my poverty, thy glory in my valley.

Arthur Bennett (editor)

The Valley of Vision: A Collection of Puritan Prayers and Devotions (20th century)

4 Comfort and prosperity have never enriched the world as much as adversity has.

Billy Graham

The Leadership Secrets of Billy Graham (2005)

5 We must never limit God's ability to turn even the worst, most vile experience in our lives into something productive, beneficial and positive.

Charles Stanley

The Blessings of Brokenness (1997)

6 The things which hurt, instruct.

Benjamin Franklin

Poor Richard's Almanac (18th century)

7 The mature response to tough times is to affirm, by faith, that God has a purpose in everything he does or allows, even though that purpose might not be clear.

Jim Cymbala

You Were Made for More (2008)

8 Just as the faith of salvation comes through hearing a message of the gospel, so the faith to trust God in adversity comes through the Word of God alone.

Jerry Bridges

Trusting God: Even When Life Hurts (2008)

9 The reason so many of us struggle so intensely with adversity is that we have yet to adopt God's perspective and priorities.

Charles Stanley

How to Handle Adversity (1989)

10 There is nothing worse than a life filled with adversity from which nothing good ever comes.

Charles Stanley

How to Handle Adversity (1989)

11 Adversity removes the cloak of "what we are supposed to be" to reveal the truth of what we are.

Charles Stanley

How to Handle Adversity (1989)

12 If you are a child of God whose heart's desire is to see God glorified through you, adversity will not put you down for the count. There will be those initial moments of shock and confusion. But the man or woman who has God's perspective on this life and the life to come will always emerge victorious!

Charles Stanley

How to Handle Adversity (1989)

13 We simply can't trust God's power fully until we experience it in the midst of our crisis.

David Wilkerson

"Have Faith in God's Faithfulness" article (2009)

14 Whatever tragedy has befallen you—first, allow God to comfort your heart and then permit Him to use it as a way to point others to Christ.

Rebecca Lusignolo

Devotions for Difficult Days (2006)

15 We all come up against our own version of the Red Sea—Seas of Divorce, Debt, Death, Depression, Guilt, Fear, Loneliness or Hopelessness. And hey, if you're anything like me, you might look around for a boat when God wants to display His glory by parting the Sea instead.

Rebecca Lusignolo

Devotions for Difficult Days (2006)

16 There are certain things in this life that God can reveal to us only in the midst of adversity. There are hidden places deep in our souls He can reach only through our suffering.

Mary Nelson

Grace for Each Hour (2005)

17 Some needs and hurts are so deep they will respond only to a mentor's touch or a pastor's prayer.

George W. Bush

Inaugural Address (2001)

18 If our lives are easy, and if all we ever attempt for God is what we know we can handle, how will we ever experience His omnipotence in our lives?

Anne Graham Lotz

The Vision of His Glory (1996)

19 At the darkest moment in your life, you need to see that God is always in charge. He never loses control of the situation. He is always working behind the scene carrying out His plan.

Michael Youssef

Joseph: Portrait of a Winner (2008)

20 No matter how well we live our Christian life, circumstances will not always turn out the way we want.

Tullian Tchividjian

Do I Know God? (2007)

21 When we are in the midst of bewildering circumstance, that is not the time to make conclusions about what God is like.

Henry and Richard Blackaby

Hearing God's Voice (2002)


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