We live in a society that is consumed with self. The message “love yourself” seems to be everywhere in modern culture, even in the church. The plea to make time for practicing self-care is loud and unyielding, amongst secular circles and Christian circles alike.Read More
Every second of every minute, of every hour, of every day, of every week, of every month, of every year we are to be living actively by faith. What does it look like to live by faith in a season of waiting though?Read More
Images of what bold and fearless women are supposed to be and look like, flood our news feeds. They are typically loud and boisterous, women who are not afraid to “shout their abortion”.Read More
In my last post I shared the stories of truly bold and fearless women who we can all learn from. Though there are countless more stories that could be told, here are just a few more to encourage you in your faith.Read More
We cry out against the over-sexualization of our youth, and rightly so. We cry out against transgender activism of our youth, and rightly so. We cry out against the wickedness of pornography, and rightly so. But all that we see happening around us, hasn’t happened overnight. It was a slow steady drip, drip, drip.Read More
“Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?” Prov. 2:6Read More
"I have talked to many professing Christians who are unable to explain what the gospel is, which is why I am writing this."Read More
“Hear the wonder of the story of Sir Nameless. When he was a young knight he was eager-hearted as the youth should be, fired with the hope of youth and fortified by the courage of faith. He dreamed of high adventure, yet not for his own glory, but for the King’s."Read More
“Be not among winebibbers; among riotous eaters of the flesh: For the drunkard and the glutton shall come to poverty: and drowsiness shall clothe a man with rags.” Proverbs 23:20-21Read More
In America, nearly 85 million households have dogs while only 35 million have children. Americans spend $3.6 billion on their dogs every year. PetSmart continues to expand while Babies R Us has gone out of business.Read More
“What about Ectopic Pregnancy?“, “What about in the case of rape?“, “But the mother will go through emotional pain carrying that child.”, “What if the baby has a disability?“, “What if the mother can’t afford another child?"...Read More
Catherine was so others-focused, so tireless in her proclaiming of the gospel, so relentless in calling the church to triumphant Christianity that she forever changed millions of lives.Read More
Here are some stories of sharing the Gospel naturally, through a mere act of walking up to someone in a public area, offering a Gospel tract, and sitting or standing with someone and giving them the truth of Scripture.Read More
Hudson Taylor, a missionary to China and founder of the China Inland Mission, once said: “The Great Commission is not an option to be considered but a command to be obeyed.”Read More
“Yet she will be saved through childbearing if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.” -1 Timothy 2:15Read More
God didn’t create us women to sit still, with clasped hands, idle and useless.Read More
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law. And if they will learn anything, let them ask their husbands at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church. 1 Corinthians 14:33-35Read More
Proverbs 18:21 says that “life and death are in the power of the tongue.” Just as words have the ability to kill, they also have the ability to give life.Read More
I am not bound to win, but I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live by the light that I have. I must stand with anybody that stands right, and stand with him while he is right, and part with him when he goes wrong.Abraham Lincoln: 16th President of These United States
I'll just have to save him. Because, after all, A person's a person, no matter how small. From sun in the summer. From rain when it's fall-ish, I'm going to protect them, No matter how small-ish!Dr. Seuss: Horton Hears A Who!
And I sincerely believe with you, that banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies; and that the principle of spending money to be paid by posterity, under the name of funding, is but swindling futurity on a large scale.Thomas Jefferson: an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the 3rd president of the United States.
The truths that I know best I have learned on my knees. I never know a thing well, till it is burned into my heart by prayer.John Bunyan: English writer and Puritan preacher, "The Pilgrim's Progress"
If you send your kids to Caesar for their education, don't be surprised when they come back Romans.Voddie T. Baucham Jr.: Pastor and Church Planter, Dean of the School of Divinity at African Christian University in Lusaka, Zambia, Best selling Author of "Fault Lines-The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism's Looming Catstrophe"
To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.Thomas Jefferson: an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the 3rd president of the United States.
There is a proud heart in every natural man. There was much pride in Adam's sin–and there is much of it in all Adam's sons. Pride is a radical sin, and from hence arises this over-inflated opinion of a man's spiritual state and condition: "The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: God, I thank you that I am not like other men–robbers, evildoers, adulterers" (Luke 18:11). This is the unsaved man's motto. A proud man has an eye to see his beauty–but not his deformity. He sees his abilities–but not his spots. He sees his seeming righteousness–but not his real wretchedness. It must be a work of grace–which must show a man the lack of grace. The haughty eye looks upward–but the humble eye looks downward, and therefore this is the believer's motto, "I am the least of saints--and the greatest of sinners!Matthew Mead: Puritan preacher, author "The Almost Christian"
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe, we shall become as corrupt as Europe.Thomas Jefferson: an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the 3rd president of the United States.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust." Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence.Psalm 91: 1-3: Holy Scriptures
In his ignorance man searches for what he considers "mistakes" in the Bible to justify his godless beliefs. He is like a man with a magnifying glass who diligently searches for a tiny dirt speck on the Mona Lisa, so he can justify discarding the whole painting as junk.Ray Comfort: Founder & CEO- Living Waters Ministry, Minister & Evangelist, Best Selling Author- "The Evidence Study Bible"
I value all things only by the price they shall gain in eternity.John Wesley: British cleric, theologian, and evangelist, who was a leader of a revival movement within the Church of England
We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount...The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.General Omar Bradley: Senior officer of the United States Army during and after World War II, rising to the rank of General of the Army. Bradley was the first chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
That we may not complain of what is, let us see God's hand in all events; and, that we may not be afraid of what shall be, let us see all events in God's hands. I would think it a greater happiness to gain one soul to Christ than mountains of silver and gold to myself.Matthew Henry: Nonconformist minister and author, who was born in Wales but spent much of his life in England.
Be Americans. Let there be no sectionalism, no North, South, East or West. You are all dependent on one another and should be one in union. In one word, be a nation. Be Americans, and be true to yourselves.George Washington: First President of these United States
Pro-abortionists try to “dehumanize” unborn children by referring to them as merely “lumps of tissue” or “products of conception”; however, biblically, as well as biologically, you and I are unique human beings from the moment of conception. “I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” (Deuteronomy 30:19)Lynn Copeland: Editor & President, Genesis Publishing Group
No unrepentant sinner will ever get into heaven; unless they forsake their sin they cannot enter there. The Law of God is very plain on this point: 'Except a man repent.' That's the language of Scripture. And when this is so plainly set down, why is it that men fold their arms and say, 'God will take me into heaven anyway.'D.L. Moody: One of the most successful revival preachers of the late 19th-century and founder of the Moody Church and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.Abraham Lincoln: 16th President of These United States
Some men's ambition is art. Some men's ambition is fame. Some men's ambition is gold. My ambition is the souls of men. Your days at the most cannot be very long, so use them to the best of your ability for the glory of God and the benefit of your generation.General William Booth: British Methodist preacher who founded The Salvation Army and became its first General.
99% of failures come from people who make excuses.George Washington: First President of these United States
...When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government...Thomas Jefferson: an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the 3rd president of the United States.
Most people are bothered by those passages of Scriptures they don't understand, but for me I have always noticed that the passages that bother me are those I do understand.Mark Twain: Samuel Langhorne Clemens known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Greatest humorist the United States has produced.
We are called to do what Daniel did, to interpret the spiritual nature of God's Law for a sin-loving world. God has numbered our days and weighed us in the balance of His Law. Salvation is only through repentance and trust in the Savior.D.L. Moody: One of the most successful revival preachers of the late 19th-century and founder of the Moody Church and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago
When I enter that beautiful city and the saints all around me appear, I hope that someone will tell me: 'It was you who invited me here.'Corrie Ten Boom: Dutch watchmaker and later a Christian writer and public speaker, her family helped many Jewish people escape from the Nazis during the Holocaust in World War II by hiding them in her home.
...To preserve their independence, we must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt... if we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat and in our drink, in our necessaries and our comforts, in our labors and our amusements, for our callings and our creeds, as the people of England are, our people, like them, must come to labor 16 hours in the 24, give earnings of 15 of these to the government for their debts and daily expenses; and the 16th being insufficient to afford us bread, we must live, as they now do, on oatmeal and potatoes.Thomas Jefferson: an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the 3rd president of the United States.
If you see one hurrying on to destruction, use the utmost of your endeavor to stop him in his course.A.W. Tozer: an American Christian pastor, author, magazine editor, and spiritual mentor.
It is impossible to govern the world without God. It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the Providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be grateful for his benefits and humbly implore his protection and favor.George Washington: First President of these United States
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.Thomas Jefferson: an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the 3rd president of the United States.
Let us save men by all means under heaven; let us prevent men going down to hell. We are not half as earnest as we ought to be.Charles Spurgeon: an English Particular Baptist preacher. Known as the "Prince of Preachers".
It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great Nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths have been afforded freedom of worship here.Patrick Henry: an American attorney, planter, politician and orator known for declaring to the Second Virginia Convention (1775): "Give me liberty, or give me death!" A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786.
But if the laws are to be so trampled upon with impunity, and a minority is to dictate to the majority, there is an end put at one stroke to republican government, and nothing but anarchy and confusion is to be expected thereafter.George Washington: First President of these United States
The Bible in its totality ascribes only one intention to God: to save mankind. Every task of the Church makes sense and has a purpose only as it leads to the mission.Georg F. Vicedom: German Protestant missiologist
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.Thomas Jefferson: an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the 3rd president of the United States.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.G.K Chesteron: an English writer, philosopher, lay theologian, and literary and art critic. He has been referred to as the "prince of paradox".
A pack of jackasses led by a lion is superior to a pack of lions led by a jackass.George Washington: First President of these United States
Why had other Christians never asked me this question, 'If he knew Jesus?'. They did think I needed Jesus to go to heaven, right? Were they content with letting me go to hell, or did they not really believe their faith?Nabeel Qureshi: was a Pakistani-American Christian apologist, author, activist and speaker. Raised by a devout Muslim family from the Ahmadi sect, Qureshi converted to Christianity as a university student following several years of debate with a Christian friend.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: a Baptist minister, one of the pivotal leaders of the American civil rights movement.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.Thomas Jefferson: an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the 3rd president of the United States.
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.Inigo Montoya: The Princess Bride
Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.Mark Twain: Samuel Langhorne Clemens known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Greatest humorist the United States has produced.
If we can but prevent the government from wasting the labours of the people, under the pretence of taking care of them, they must become happy.Thomas Jefferson: an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the 3rd president of the United States.
Occupants of public offices love power and are prone to abuse it.George Washington: First President of these United States
There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right.Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: a Baptist minister, one of the pivotal leaders of the American civil rights movement.
We often miss opportunity because it's dressed in overalls and looks like workThomas A. Edison: an American inventor and businessman. He developed many devices in fields such as electric power generation, mass communication, sound recording, and motion pictures.
Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the accidental opinion of the day; but a series of oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, and pursued unalterably through every change of ministers (adminstrators) too plainly proves a deliberate, systematic plan of reducing us to slavery.Thomas Jefferson: an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the 3rd president of the United States.
As Christians we accept one foundational truth–God–and everything else makes sense. An atheist denies God and has to accept incredible explanations for everything else. It takes more faith to deny God than to believe in Him.John MacArthur: an American pastor and author known for his internationally syndicated Christian teaching radio and television program Grace to You.
When you speak of God or His attributes, let it be seriously and with reverence.George Washington: First President of these United States
The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year.Mark Twain: Samuel Langhorne Clemens known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Greatest humorist the United States has produced.
The only real argument against the Bible is an unholy life. When a man argues against the Word of God, follow him home, and see if you cannot discover the reason of his enmity to the Word of the Lord. It lies in some sort of sin.Charles Spurgeon: an English Particular Baptist preacher. Known as the "Prince of Preachers".
Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?Abraham Lincoln: 16th President of These United States
Having been a pastor for more than fifty years, I’ve been asked countless questions on countless topics. One question that is close to my heart and always needs asking is, What is the greatest threat to the church today? My answer has always been the same: a lack of discernment.John MacArthur: an American pastor and author known for his internationally syndicated Christian teaching radio and television program Grace to You.
I’ve always said that I don’t respect people who don’t proselytize. I don’t respect that at all. If you believe that there’s a heaven and a hell, and people could be going to hell or not getting eternal life, and you think that it’s not really worth telling them this because it would make it socially awkward—and atheists who think people shouldn’t proselytize and who say just leave me alone and keep your religion to yourself—how much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize? How much do you have to hate somebody to believe everlasting life is possible and not tell them that? I mean, if I believed, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that a truck was coming at you, and you didn’t believe that truck was bearing down on you, there is a certain point where I tackle you. And this is more important than that.Penn Jillette: an American magician, actor, musician, inventor, television presenter, and author, best known for his work with fellow magician Teller as half of the team Penn & Teller.
I have always said, and always will say, that the studious perusal of the Sacred Volume will make better citizens, better fathers, and better husbands.Thomas Jefferson: an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the 3rd president of the United States.
If you stop looking for a short cut...and find your discipline and your will. Then you will find your freedom. Discipline = FreedomJocko Willink: Genuine, authentic, hero. An American author, podcaster, and retired United States Navy officer who served in the Navy SEALs and is a former member of SEAL Team 3. Willink's military service includes combat actions in the Iraq War, where he commanded SEAL Team 3's Task Unit Bruiser, the unit that fought in the battle against the Iraqi insurgents in Ramadi.
“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, They shall be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They shall be as wool. If you are willing and obedient, You shall eat the good of the land; But if you refuse and rebel, You shall be devoured by the sword”; For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.Isaiah 1:18-20: Holy Scriptures
If their houses were on fire, thou wouldst run and help them; and wilt thou not help them when their souls are almost at the fire of hell?Richard Baxter: an English Puritan church leader, poet, hymnodist, theologian, and controversialist. Dean Stanley called him "the chief of English Protestant Schoolmen".
I believe that lack of efficient personal work is one of the failures of the Church today. The people of the Church are like squirrels in a cage. Lots of activity, but accomplishing nothing. It doesn't require a Christian life to sell oyster soup or run a bazaar or a rummage sale...Bill Sunday: an American outfielder in baseball's National League and widely considered the most influential American evangelist during the first two decades of the 20th century.
The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the sole legitimate object of good government.Thomas Jefferson: an American statesman, diplomat, lawyer, architect, philosopher, and Founding Father who served as the 3rd president of the United States.
Oh, to realize that souls, precious, never dying souls, are perishing all around us, going out into the blackness of darkness and despair, eternally lost, and yet to fell no anguish, shed no tears, know no travail! How little we know of the compassion of Jesus!Oswald J. Smith: a Canadian pastor, author, and missions advocate. He founded The Peoples Church in Toronto in 1928.
God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.D.L. Moody: One of the most successful revival preachers of the late 19th-century and founder of the Moody Church and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone. There is a just God that presides over the destinies of nations. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone. Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.Patrick Henry: an American attorney, planter, politician and orator known for declaring to the Second Virginia Convention (1775): "Give me liberty, or give me death!" A Founding Father, he served as the first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, from 1776 to 1779 and from 1784 to 1786.
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.Barry Goldwater: an American politician, statesman, businessman, United States Air Force officer, and author who was a five-term Senator from Arizona (1953–1965, 1969–1987) and the Republican Party nominee for president of the United States in 1964.
When it comes to handing our hard-earned money to a private enterprise that dismembers and murders children for profit, a little extremism is called for if you ask me.Steve Deace: BlazeTV host, best-selling author, movie producer, & former Cruz for President flack.
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: a British writer and lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963).
What should a man or woman feel in the transaction of the new birth? There ought to be that real and genuine cry of pain...There should be the terror of seeing ourselves in violent contrast to the holy, holy, holy God.A.W. Tozer: an American Christian pastor, author, magazine editor, and spiritual mentor.
He who kneels the most, stands best.D.L. Moody: One of the most successful revival preachers of the late 19th-century and founder of the Moody Church and Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.
My main ambition in life is to be on the devil's most wanted list.Leonard Ravenhill: an English Christian evangelist and author who focused on the subjects of prayer and revival. He is best known for challenging western evangelicalism to compare itself to the early Christian Church as chronicled in the Book of Acts. His most notable book is Why Revival Tarries which has sold over a million copies worldwide.
Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.Oswald Chambers: an early-twentieth-century Scottish Baptist evangelist and teacher who was aligned with the Holiness Movement. He is best known for the daily devotional 'My Utmost for His Highest.'
Go down swinging. Give every day everything you've got. And when you face a challenge–even something you don't believe you can win, or a situation where you know you cannot win–remember this: You have nothing to lose.Jocko Willink: Genuine, authentic, hero. An American author, podcaster, and retired United States Navy officer who served in the Navy SEALs and is a former member of SEAL Team 3. Willink's military service includes combat actions in the Iraq War, where he commanded SEAL Team 3's Task Unit Bruiser, the unit that fought in the battle against the Iraqi insurgents in Ramadi.
Preaching the Gospel is to us a matter of life and death; we throw our whole soul into it. We live and are happy if you believe in Jesus and are saved. But we are almost ready to die if you refuse the Gospel of Christ.Charles Spurgeon: an English Particular Baptist preacher. Known as the "Prince of Preachers".
The Church has developed a theology that doesn't require much repentance. We have a theology that is uncomfortable with the very term 'Jesus is Lord.'DR. PAUL A. CEDAR: CEO of the Mission America Coalition (MAC)
We ask you only one thing. Do not help our oppressors and do not praise them. You cannot be a Christian and praise the inquisitors of Christians. That is what I have to say.Rev. Richard Wurmbrand: an Romanian evangelical minister and a Jew who spent fourteen years in Communist imprisonment and torture in his homeland of Romania. He was one of Romania's most widely known Jewish Believer leaders, authors, and educators.