Quotable Quotes

"You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body" C.S. Lewis

Character: Proverbs 12:4 Rom 5:1-5 
1 Corinthians 15:33 "Do not be misled: “Bad company corrupts good character.” Come back to your senses as you ought, and stop sinning; for there are some who are ignorant of God—I say this to your shame." 

Made Himself of no reputation:
A quote from a dear friend and reliable person, Pastor Tom Wanyama of Lugazi, Uganda via FaceBook "Reputation is perception, but Character is reality! It is what you are in the dark".
Witnesses Hebrews 12:1
In the arena...
‎"It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."

Reliability always wins:
"If you want something done, always ask a busy person to do it". Anonymous.

‎"Moses spent forty years in the king's palace thinking that he was somebody; then he lived forty years in the wilderness finding out that without God he was a nobody; finally he spent forty more years discovering how a nobody with God can be a somebody."
~Dwight L. Moody.

A whole lot of shakin'
"People will hate you, rate you, shake you, and try to break you. How strong you stand is what makes you. " Anonymous

Get your excuses ready!

"Jacob was a cheater, Peter had a temper, David had an affair, Noah got drunk, Jonah ran from God, Paul was a murderer, Gideon was insecure, Miriam was a gossiper, Martha was a worrier, Thomas was a doubter, Sara was impatient, Elijah was moody, Moses stuttered, Zaccheus was short, Abraham was old, and Lazarus was dead.. Now, what's YOUR excuse? Can God use you or not? - ~~~ God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the CALLED! " Anonymous

Do you care?
"People are not interested in how much you know; they are more impressed by how much you care!! "

Practice more than you preach:
"..."Guthrie practices MORE than he preaches" - comment in a Glasgow pub made about 19th Cent Free Church minister, Thomas Guthrie."


God Understands:
‎"God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them."
Who is worshipped?
Kierkegaard contended that, in worship, the worship leader is the prompter, the congregation is the performer and God is the audience. The danger is that sometimes God is relegated to prompter, the worship team are the performers and the congregation is the audience.

The Gospel:
"The gospel, in short, must be used to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." Tim Keller

The Cross:
"The cross tells you what the reason for your suffering isn't. It can't be that God doesn't love you...that he has no plan for you". Tim Keller

You are more wicked that you thought!
"In the gospel we discover that we are far more wicked than we ever dared believe, yet more loved than we ever dared hope." Tim Keller
"You know you're an addict when you're trying to deal with your distress with the very thing that caused your distress." Tim Keller

"Pride is that which claims to be the author of what is really a gift." Tim Keller

Religion's surrender!
“Religion today is not transforming people; rather it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society; it is descending to society’s own level, and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smilingly accepting its surrender.” - A. W. Tozer

Loving Confrontation required:
If the truth of the Christian faith is in fact truth, then it stands in antithesis to the ideas and the immorality of our age, and it must be practiced both in teaching and practical action. Truth demands confrontation. It must be loving confrontation, but there must be confrontation nonetheless. (Francis A. Schaeffer, The Great Evangelical Disaster, Ch. 1)

Do you have a song to sing?
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.--Maya Angelou

All or nothing?
"It's basically all or nothing, following Jesus. I don't believe in pick 'n' mix Christianity" Euan Murray Scotland International rugby player.

Look to the future:
Many people are very concerned and interested in the so called billions of years that are said to have gone by elapsed before they were born, but they never give a thought to the billions of years that will elapse after their death (eternity).

The designers purpose:
“There can be no reproach to pain unless we assume human dignity, there is no reason for restraints on pleasure unless we assume human worth, there is no legitimacy to monotony unless we assume a greater purpose to life, there is no purpose to life unless we assume design, death has no significance unless we seek what is everlasting.” Ravi Zacharias

Worry & Bitterness!
"Worry is not believing God will get it right, and bitterness is believing God got it wrong"  Timothy Keller

It's your choice!
‎"If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God; it will make in the end no difference what you have chosen instead" Thomas More.