The honest minister does not merely condemn sin in the mass, he singles out separate sins in his hearers; and without drawing the bow at a venture, he puts an arrow on the string, and the Holy Spirit sends it right home to the individual conscience.

Charles H. Spurgeon

The fulfillment of irksome duties is the test of sincere obedience.

Charles H. Spurgeon

Parents, beware of any ministry that convinces children they love Jesus before they are converted to Christ. The reality is that no one who is dead in trespasses and sins really and truly loves Jesus Christ, and any ministry that teaches unsaved children that they love God and that they love the Savior before they are saved from their sins is a ministry to run from as being dangerous to your child's soul.

John S. Waldrip

Some writer has said, 'Every hour that a Christian remains a Christian, is an hour of miracle.' It is true; and every year that the church is kept a united church, is a year of miracle.

Charles H. Spurgeon

There is a sense in which you cannot have from God what you need from God apart from publicly worshiping God with other believers.

John S. Waldrip

From my very soul, I detest everything that in the least savours of the Antinomianism which leads people to prate about being secure in Christ while they are living in sin.

Charles H. Spurgeon

Christ never will save any of His people in their sins; He saves His people from their sins.

Charles H. Spurgeon

Solid learning is never an encumbrance, and is often a great means of usefulness.

Charles H. Spurgeon

I do not see how our sense of oneness to Christ could ever have been perfected if we had not been permitted to work for Him.

Charles H. Spurgeon

Baptism is the mark of distinction between the Church and the world. It very beautifully sets forth the death of the baptized person to the world. Professedly, he is no longer of the world; he is buried to it he rises again to a new life. No symbol could be more significant. In the immersion of a believer, there seems to me to be a wondrous setting forth of the burial of the Christian to all the world in the burial of Christ Jesus. It is the crossing of the Rubicon. If Caesar crosses the Rubicon, there will never be peace between him and the Senate again. He draws his sword, and he throws away his scabbard. Such is the act of baptism to the believer. It is the hurtling of the boats: it is as much as to say, 'I cannot come back again to you, I am dead to you; and to prove that I am, I am absolutely buried to you, I have nothing more to do with the world; I am Christ's, and Christ's forever.'

C. H. Spurgeon

If you have no disciples you are not a leader.

Samuel Rai

Scripture cannot be understood theologically, unless it is first understood grammatically.


There is nothing like faith in the sinners' Friend: it overcomes all evil.

Charles H. Spurgeon

Do not pray so that God will be useful to you, but so that you will be useful to God.

John S. Waldrip

Culture is religion made visible.

J. H. Bavinck

Consciousness of self-importance is a hateful delusion, but one into which we fall as naturally as weeds grow on a dunghill.

Charles H. Spurgeon

The worst moment for an atheist is when he is really thankful and has no one to thank.

G. K. Chesterton

I have this cancer that will take my life. I don't get mad at God - I get mad at sin.

Francis Schaeffer

If I profess, with the loudest voice and the clearest exposition, every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christianity. Where the battle rages the loyalty of the soldier is proved; and to be steady on all the battle-field besides is mere flight and disgrace to him if he flinches at that one point.

Elizabeth Rundle Charles (often erroneously attributed to Martin Luther)

You have a factor that is absolutely infinite, and what does it matter as to what other factors may be. 'I will do as much as I can,' says one. Any fool can do that. He that believes in Christ does what he can not do, attempts the impossible and performs it.

Charles H. Spurgeon

Faith has the genius of transforming the barely possible into actuality.

Samuel Zwemer (18671952)

C.S. Lewis on Reasoning to Atheism - Supposing there was no intelligence behind the universe, no creative mind. In that case, nobody designed my brain for the purpose of thinking. It is merely that when the atoms inside my skull happen, for physical or chemical reasons, to arrange themselves in a certain way, this gives me, as a by-product, the sensation I call thought. But, if so, how can I trust my own thinking to be true? It's like upsetting a milk jug and hoping that the way it splashes itself will give you a map of London. But if I can't trust my own thinking, of course I can't trust the arguments leading to Atheism, and therefore have no reason to be an Atheist, or anything else. Unless I believe in God, I cannot believe in thought: so I can never use thought to disbelieve in God.

C.S. Lewis The Case for Christianity. p. 32

Christians are different from unbelievers in other ways than destiny. By no means sinless, Christians are observed to actually gather with other believers to worship God on Sundays, Hebrews 10.25.

John S. Waldrip

Christianity is essentially a social religion, to turn it into a solitary religion is indeed to destroy it.

John Wesley

There are many passages of Scripture that you will never understand until some trying experience shall interpret them to you!

Charles H. Spurgeon

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