Have courage to carry on when it seems that all is lost, and if ill health strikes a blow, faith is never gone. Preacher Greg Norris

Let God be your steering wheel, not your spare Tyre. From: The Snakebite Survivors Club : travels among Serpents by Jeremy Seal 

Investigations can serve to clear our minds, but only Gods truth can heal our souls. William Van Meter

The angel of the Lord camps around those who trust in Him, and defends them. Bible 

No man is a Christian who cheats his fellows, perverts the truth, or speaks of a "clean bomb" yet he will be the first to make public his faith in God. Source: Marya Mannes, More in anger (1958) 4.6

Jesus, a man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was the perfect act. Mohandas K. Gandhi. Non violence in peace and war (1948) 2.166

I have no objections to churches so long as they do not interfere with Gods work. Brooks Atkinson

The secret of contentment is the realization that life is a gift, not a right. Next to faith this is the highest art -- to be content with the calling in which God has placed you. Martin Luther

Is it not wonderful news to believe that salvation lies outside ourselves? Martin Luther

Enthusiasm is as good a thing in the Church as fire is in a cook stove. Billy Sunday

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. Thomas A Kempis

For God does not want to save us by our own but by an extraneous righteousness, one that does not originate in ourselves but comes to us from beyond ourselves, which does not arise on earth but comes from heaven. Martin Luther

Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altar of conformity and popularity. Charles Spurgeon

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. Samuel Johnson

As the sun can be seen only by its own light, so Christ can be known only by His own Spirit. Robert Leighton

Sweet shall be your rest if your heart does not reproach you. Thomas A Kempis 

If we are not governed by God, then we will be ruled by tyrants. William Penn

The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil, and rush here to seek for sunshine, and there to find rain. No; it rests in union and communion with the vine; and at the right time, and in the right way, is the right fruit found on it. Let us so abide in the Lord Jesus. Hudson Taylor 

He who cannot forgive others destroys the bridge over which he himself must pass. George Herbert

If you don't want anyone to know, don't do it. Unknown

You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it. Samuel Butler

As he that fears God fears nothing else, so he that sees God sees everything else. John Donne

Proofs are the last thing looked for by a truly religious mind which feels the imaginary fitness of its faith. Santayana

When a man is getting better he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse he understands his own badness less and less. C S Lewis

Knowing Jesus is exhilarating, awe-inspiring, breathtaking and joyful. Quoted by David Kerrigan (B.M.S director for Mission)

The LORD is my light and my salvation- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life- of whom shall I be afraid? Bible quotes Psalm 27.1

Put your backbone where your wishbone is. Vikram Seth

We look for God as though he were not already here. Merrit Malloy

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.  The Serenity Prayer  by Reinhold Niebuhr.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them. Psalm 127 verses 4-5.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight.  verses 5-6.

Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.  Psalm 37 verse 4.

The poor will only forgive the bread we give them if it is given in love. St. Vincent de Paul, Sister Genevieve by John Rae.

Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. Hamlet by William Shakespeare

God weeps with us so we may one day laugh with him. Jurgen Moltmann

Joy is the infallible proof of the presence of God. Madeleine L'engle

One and one make 2. But if you bring 1 and 1 close together they make 11.  Sidney Webb

Surely there are, in everyone's life, certain connections, twists and turns which pass awhile under the category of chance, but at the last, well-examined, prove to be the very hand of God. Sir Thomas Brown

To descent into hell is easy, but to return-what work, what labor it is. Virgil

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. William Blake

Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor. Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier. Be the living expression of God's kindness; kindness in your face, kindness in your eyes, kindness in your smile, kindness in your warm greeting. Quotes by Mother Teresa 

Church magazine.
I am thankful
For the teenager who is not doing the dishes but is watching TV, because that means he is at home and not on the streets.
For the taxes I pay, because it means I have an income.
For the mess to clean up after a party, because it means I have been surrounded by friends.
For the clothes that fit a little to snug, because it means I have enough to eat.
For the lawn that needs mowing, windows that need cleaning and gutters that need fixing, because it means that I have a home.
For all the complaining I hear about the Government, because it means that I have freedom of speech.
For my huge heating bill, because it means that I am warm.
For the lady behind me in Church who sings off key, because it means that I can hear.
For the pile of laundry and ironing, because it means that I have clothes to wear.
For the weariness and aching muscles at the end of the day, because it means that I am capable of working hard.
For the alarm that goes off in the early morning hours, because it means that I am alive.

It has been said that every cloud has a silver lining and this may be almost true. However, it is certainly true that counting our blessings is at the heart of Christian spirituality. It can be hard looking for the blessings in difficulties, but I am sure that it helps our peace of mind and our willingness to serve others, if we can do so.

God will never have his work made manifest by cowards. Ralph Waldo Emerson

God does not bestow his spirit on his people in order to set aside the use of his word, but rather to render it fruitful. John Calvin

Day by day, we are becoming what we shall be eternally. The spirit who convicts us is also the spirit who consoles. C H Spurgeon

God is an ever-present spirit guiding all that happens to a wise and holy end. David Hume

Life can become once more a grand adventure if we will surrender it to god. He brings one adventure to an end, only to open another to us. With him we must be ready for anything. Paul Tournier

Humility is the beginning of true intelligence. John Calvin

A Christian is never in a state of completion but always in a process of becoming. Martin Luther

God never put anyone in a place too small to grow in. Henrietta Mears

The relation of faith between subject and object is unique in every case. Hundreds may believe, but each has to believe by himself. W. H. Auden

Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of not seen. Quote: Hebrews 11.1

A happy marriage is a union of two good forgivers. Robert Quillen

Where there is discord, may we bring harmony, Where there is error, may we bring truth, Where there is doubt, may we bring faith, Where there is despair, may we bring hope. St. Francis of Assisi, Quoted amended by Margaret Thatcher 

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven. Henry Ward Beecher

Prayers are always on hand. Prayers and action go hand in hand. Milton Church

Man is at his tallest when he bows. G K Chesterton.

He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. 19.17

Anecdote: I asked for strength and God gave me difficulties to make me strong. I asked for wisdom and God gave me problems to solve. I asked for prosperity and God gave me a brain and brawn to work. I asked for courage and God gave me danger to overcome. I asked for love and God gave me troubled people to help. I asked for favors and God gave me opportunities. I received nothing I wanted, but everything I needed.

Call on God but row away from the rocks. Hunter S Thompson

Some new trees will blossom, others will perish. Planting trees is much like prayer, we may not actually live to see the results of our efforts, but it’s a great investment for the future. Michele Guinness

Man is born broken. He lives by mending. The Grace of God is glue. Eugene O'Neill

I had a lifelong quarrel with God, but in the end we made up. Thomas Carlyle

God will give to science what science seeks to understand. Unknown

I, Catherine, turn to and lean to and lean upon the tree of the most holy cross of Christ crucified, and there I wish to be nailed , and do not doubt that I will be pierced through him with love and deep humility. Quoted from St.Catherine of Siena.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Bible quotes, Psalms 119:105

God looks at the clean hands not the full ones.  Syrus

There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear. Bible John 4:18

Expect to have hope rekindled. Expect your prayers to be answered in wondrous ways. The dry seasons in life do not last. The spring rains will come again. Sarah Ban Breathnach.

How glad I am to be able to roam in the wood and thicket, among trees and flowers and rocks ... in the country, every tree seems to speak to me, saying, “Holy! Holy”, in the woods, there is enchantment which expresses all things. Amended quote by Ludwig Van Beethoven

Now, To Him who is immeasurably able to do more than we dare ask or imagine according to His power which is at work within us. Bible quotes Ephesians Chapter 3 verse 20. 

To me it seems our duty towards the Bible is to obey its teaching in faith. I do not think we are bound to understand or account for all its utterances. Christina Rossetti

My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Bible 2nd Corinthians chapter 12 verse 9.

Faith without works is dead. Anon

That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil-this is the gift of God. Ecclesiastes 3:13

There’s an old Christian saying about miracles. For those who believe, no explanation is necessary; for those who don't believe, no explanation is possible. Quotes from Maria

They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.  Psalm 34:5

Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.  Psalms 34:14

Prayer is when you talk to God; meditation is when you listen to God. Diana Robinson

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. St. Augustine

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you; surely I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Give and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return. Luke 6.38

Definition and Meaning
Christianity reflects the basic principles of Jesus Christ: kindness, mercy, compassion, understanding and forgiveness towards others. These precepts underlie all major belief systems, transcending human interpretations and dogmas.

Christians make enlightened decisions, for they talk with God. Mark Ryan
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life. John, Bible: 8.12
In his life, Christ is an example, showing us how to live; in his death, he is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins; in his resurrection, a conqueror; in his ascension, a king; in his intercession, a high priest. Martin Luther
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 
The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. Billy Graham 
The Bible is the one supreme source of revelation of the meaning of life, the nature of God and spiritual nature and need of men. It is the only guide of life which really leads the spirit in the way of peace and salvation. Woodrow Wilson
Christ has no body now on earth but yours, no hands, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes with which Christ looks out his compassion to the world. Yours are the feet with which he is to go about doing good. Yours are the hands with which he is to bless us now. St. Theresa of Avilla
The first and almost the only Book deserving of universal attention is the Bible. John Quincy Adams
Confess your sins to the Lord and you will be forgiven; confess them to man and you will be laughed at. Josh Billings
Had the doctrines of Jesus been preached always as pure as they came from his lips, the whole civilized world would now have been Christians. Thomas Jefferson
I believe because I am told to believe ... My faith is faith; it is not evolved out of argumentation, nor does it seek the aid of that. Christina Rossetti
We forgive to the extent that we love. Rochefoucauld
Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teaches, but which the Holy Spirit teaches. Corinthians 2:13
God's greatness flows around our incompleteness; round our restlessness, his rest. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon. Jimmy Carter
He that loves not knoweth not God; for God is love. John 4:8
Faith is a living and unshakable confidence, a belief in God so assured that a man would die a thousand deaths for its sake. Martin Luther
As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy; and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. Corinthians 15:48
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9
Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way: it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing but rejoices in truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. And now faith, hope, and love abide, and the greatest of these is love. Quoted from (Corinthians 13)
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:5
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, which both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God. Corinthians 4:5
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:1
God is so great that He communicates greatness to the least thing that is done for His service. John Wesley
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Quote from Romans 10:9
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile. Billy Sunday 

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