CHURCH IS THE BODY OF CHRIST
"The Church is the Body of Christ, and the Spirit is the Spirit of Christ. He fills the Body, directs its movements, controls its members, inspires its wisdom, supplies it's strength. He guides into truth, sanctifies its agents, and empowers for witnessing. The Spirit has never abdicated His authority nor relegated His power."
- Samuel Chadwick (1860-1932) Wesleyan Methodist Minister
KINGDOM OF GOD
"The Kingdom of God is not going to be advanced by our churches becoming filled with men, but by men in our churches becoming filled with God."
- Duncan Campbell (1898-1972) Scottish Evangelist
CHURCH IS FOR WORLD EVANGELISM
"We need, men so possessed by the Spirit of God that God can think His thoughts through our minds, that He can plan His will through our actions, that He can direct His strategy of world evangelization His Church."
- Alan Redpath (1907-1989) American Minister
EXISTS TO DRAW MEN
"The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christ. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose."
- C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) Irish Writer and Scholar
CONDITION OF THE CHURCH
"The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the first tokens of His absence will be slothfulness in prayer."
- Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) English Baptist Preacher and Author
YOU NEVER HAVE TO ADVERTISE A FIRE
"You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there's a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it."
- Leonard Ravenhill (1907-1994) English Christian evangelist
IF WE HAVE A PRAISE CHURCH
"I don't care where it is, what part of the world it's in, if we have a praise church we'll have successful Christianity."
- D. L. Moody (1837-1899) American Evangelist, Teacher and Preacher
THREE LESSONS WHICH A MINSTER HAS TO LEARN
"Another observation, in a former letter of yours, has not escaped my remembrance – the three lessons which a minister has to learn: 1. Humility. 2. Humility. 3. Humility. How long are we learning the true nature of Christianity!"
- Charles Simeon (1759-1836) English Evangelical Anglican Cleric
"O what a blessing is Sunday, interposed between the waves of worldly business like the divine path of the Israelites through the sea! There is nothing in which I would advise you to be more strictly conscientious than in keeping the Sabbath day holy. I can truly declare that to me the Sabbath has been invaluable."
- William Wilberforce (1759-1833) British Philanthropist
CHURCH DIFFERENT FROM THE WORLD
"The glory of the gospel is that when the church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it."
- Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1891) British War Hero, Minister
THE CHURCH IS FOR THE SICK
"Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him."
- James 5:14-15
GLORY IN THE CHURCH
"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen."
- Ephesians 3:20-21
THE CHURCH IS ONE BODY
"For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ." For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit."
- 1 Corinthians 12:12-13
WHERE TWO OR THREE ARE GATHERED
"For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."
- Matthew 18:20
EVERY WEEK I PREACH JUSTIFICATION
"Every week I preach justification by faith to my people, because every week they forget it."
- Martin Luther (1483-1546) German Priest, Theologian
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