Sermon quotes on signs

John Calvin

A Sacrament is an external sign, by which the Lord seals on our consciences his promises of good-will toward us, in order to sustain the weakness of our faith, and we in turn testify our piety towards him, both before himself and before angels as well as men


Edmund Clowney

Worship is a meeting at the centre so that our lives are centered in God and not lived eccentrically. We worship so that we live in response to and from this centre, the living God. Failure to worship consigns us to a life of spasms and jerks, at the mercy of every advertisement, every seduction, every siren. Without worship we live manipulated and manipulating lives. We move in either frightened panic or deluded lethargy as we are, in turn, alarmed by specters and soothed by placebos. If there is no centre, there is no circumference.


Elisabeth Elliot

The clothes we wear are what people see. Only God can look on the heart. The outward signs are important. They reveal something of what is inside. If charity is there, it will become visible outwardly, but if you have no charitable feelings, you can still obey the command. Put it on as simply and consciously as you put on a coat. You choose it; you pick it up; you put it on. This is what you want to wear.

Patricia Ennis

One of the most evident signs of genuine godliness is a sincere display of appreciation towards your heavenly Father.

C.S. Lewis

It is when we notice the dirt that God is most present in us; it is the very sign of His presence.

C.S. Lewis

Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.


Max Lucado

Gratitude develops faith. The surest path out of a slump is marked by the road sign “thank you, God.”

Mignon McLaughlin

When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one.


Thomas Merton

The very contradictions in my life are in some ways signs of God’s mercy to me.

John Ruskin

In all things that live there are certain irregularities, and deficiencies which are not only signs of life, but sources of beauty. No human face is exactly the same in its lines on each side, no leaf perfect in its lobes, no branch in its symmetry.


Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God.

Lysa TerKeurst

We want big directional signs from God. God just wants us to pay attention.

Mark Twain

A clear conscience is the sure sign of a bad memory.


Philip Yancey

One who has been touched by grace will no longer look on those who stray as “those evil people” or “those poor people who need our help.” Nor must we search for signs of “loveworthiness.” Grace teaches us that God loves because of who God is, not because of who we are.


Mignon McLaughlin

When suffering comes, we yearn for some sign from God, forgetting we have just had one.

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