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Sermon Quotes

Inspiration

Maya Angelou

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The future of modern society depends much more on the quiet heroism of the very few who are inspired by God. These few will greatly enjoy the divine inspiration and will be prepared to stand for the dignity of Man and true freedom and to keep the Law of God, even of it means martyrdom or death.

 

George Washington Carver

There is literally nothing that I ever asked to do, that I asked the blessed Creator to help me to do, that I have not been able to accomplish.

 

G.K. Chesterton

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

 

Francis of Assisi

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

 

Elisabeth Elliot

Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.

A Chance to Die: The Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael

 

Helen Keller

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.

 

Helen Keller

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.

 

John Piper

God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him

 

David Platt

Radical obedience to Christ is not easy… It’s not comfort, not health, not wealth, and not prosperity in this world. Radical obedience to Christ risks losing all these things. But in the end, such risk finds its reward in Christ. And he is more than enough for us.” 

Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

 

Colin Powell

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.

 

Andy Stanley

Direction, not intention determines your destination.

 

Corrie Ten Boom

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

 

A.W. Tozer

We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts”

The Pursuit of God: The Human Thirst for the Divine

 

Hans Urs von Balthasar

What you are is God’s gift to you, what you become is your gift to God.” 

Prayer

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.

 

Charles Wesley

The Bible must be the invention either of good men or angels, bad men or devils, or of God. However, it was not written by good men, because good men would not tell lies by saying ‘Thus saith the Lord;’ it was not written by bad men because they would not write about doing good duty, while condemning sin, and themselves to hell; thus, it must be written by divine inspiration. 

 

John Wesley

Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.

 

Albert Schweitzer

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

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