Christian Quotes: Jonathan Edwards

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“Hath any man hope that he is converted, and sanctified, and that his mind is endowed with that true excellency and spiritual beauty? That his sins are forgiven, and he received into God’s favour, and exalted to the honour and blessedness of being his child, and an heir of eternal life? Let him give God all the glory; who alone makes him to differ from the worst of men in this world, or the most miserable of the damned in hell. “

Jonathan Edwards

“Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion…”

Psalm 103:1-4

Christian Quotes: Ken Sande

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“What are you really living for? It’s crucial to realize that you either glorify God, or you glorify something or someone else. You’re always making something look big.”

Ken Sande

“Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise you, O Lord, among the nations; I will sing of you among the peoples. For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens; let your glory be over all the earth.”

Psalm 57:8-11

Christian Quotes: J. I. Packer

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“We need to discover all over again that worship is natural to the Christian, as it was to the godly Israelites who wrote the psalms, and that the habit of celebrating the greatness and graciousness of God yields an endless flow of thankfulness, joy, and zeal.”

J.I. Packer

“Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song…Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for he is our God…”

Psalm 95:1-2, 6-7

Christian Quotes: Albert Schweitzer

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“A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.”

Albert Schweitzer

“Trust in the Lord and do good…”

Psalm 37:3

“What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have faith but has no deeds? Can such faith save them? Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.”

James 2:14-17

Study: Being ‘Slow to Speak’

Note: Click here to read the Crosswalk article: “How Can Being Slow To Speak Heal Us?”

  1. In James 1:9, the author writes about two actions:

“Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak…”

What is the connection between them? How does one effect the other?

2. The Apostle Paul wrote that believers need to show spiritual ‘fruit’ in their lives:

”But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.” (Galatians 5:22-23)

Think about how being slow to speak demonstrates each of these traits.

3. Do you find it easy or hard to “wait your turn” in a conversation?
If you struggle in this area, ask God to heal any hurts or to adjust any attitudes that might make it challenging for you.

Christian Quotes: Martin Luther King Jr.

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“God made the world from nothing, and if we can be nothing, God can make something of us.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

“All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, ‘God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.’ Humble yourselves, therefore, under God‘s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.“

1 Peter 5:5-6

Christian Quotes: T.B. Joshua

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“Don’t misinterpret God‘s silence as rejection.”

T.B. Joshua

”Oh my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest. Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises. In you are ancestors put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. To you they cried out and were saved; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.”

Psalm 22:2-5

Study: Jealousy

Note: Click here to read the Crosswalk article: Is Jealousy A Sin?

  1. Think of a time you felt jealousy. How would you describe the feeling?

2. Has jealousy ever led you to say or do something you’ve regretted?

3. Being closely connected to God offers us a way to let go of negative jealousy. Psalm 143:8-9 says this:

“Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love,
    for I have put my trust in you.
Show me the way I should go,
    for to you I entrust my life.
Rescue me from my enemies, Lord,
    for I hide myself in you.”

Take a moment to consider the three actions the Psalmist writes about. Honestly answer for yourself:

Am I putting my faith in God to know what I truly need and to provide it?

Am I seeking God’s guiding of my steps and my desires each day?

Am I running to Him when I feel envy or am tempted to compare?

Christian Quotes: David Jeremiah

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“The Lord Jesus Christ is in a class all by Himself; there are no competitors, no rivals; He is unique. He is Lord of all. He is King of kings, Lord of lords, the image of the invisible God. He is Alpha and Omega, the First and the Last, the Preeminent One.”

David Jeremiah

“Then He placed his right hand on me and said: ‘I am the Living One; I was dead, and now look, I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and Hades.’ “

Revelation 1:17-18

Study: Alpha and Omega

Note: This study corresponds to my Crosswalk article : Why It Is So Incredible That God Is Alpha And Omega.

  1. Read Psalm 90:1-2. Think about these truths Moses points out about God. What adjectives come to your mind when you think about God this way? Write them down. (Example: trustworthy, strong)

2. Look at the list of descriptions you made, and consider how you have seen that in your own life. (Example: Feeling God’s steady presence with you all through a trial.)

3. Ecclesiastes 3:11 says that God has “set eternity in the human heart.” What do you think that phrase means?

Have a blessed day!

Heather