Christian Quotes: John Newton

Whenever I hear the hymn “Amazing Grace” (including the wonderful Chris Tomlin arrangement) I can’t help but think about John Newton’s life. The transformation he went through, from a slave ship worker to humble servant of God, always stirs my heart up. (You can read more about him here.) After all, if God could do such a miracle in Newton’s life, there’s hope for me, too!

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“I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am.”

John Newton

“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press ontoward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 3:12-14

Christian Quotes: Thomas Kinkade

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“Rather than set aside daily time for prayer, I pray constantly and spontaneously about everything I encounter on a daily basis. When someone shares something with me, I’ll often simply say, ‘let’s pray about this right now.'”

Thomas Kinkade

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Christian Quotes: Oswald Chambers

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“Remember Whose you are and Whom you serve. Provoke yourself by recollection, and your affection for God will increase tenfold; your imagination will not be starved any longer, but will be quick and enthusiastic, and your hope will be inexpressibly bright.”

Oswald Chambers

“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.“

Ephesians 1:18-19

 

Christian Quotes: Reverend Billy Graham

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“The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’”

Billy Graham

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all…”

Psalm 34:17-19

Christian Quotes: Albert Ocran

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”God saw Israel’s unbelief as rebellion and rejection of His rule. He had proven Himself over the years. The blessing originally prepared for them was to be transferred to the next generation. May that not be your story.”

Albert Ocran

“But they put God to the test and rebelled against the Most High; they did not keep his statutes…When God heard them, he was furious; he rejected Israel completely…”

Psalm 78:56, 59

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: 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

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: William Temple

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“My worth is what I am worth to God; and that is a marvelous great deal, for Christ died for me. Thus, incidentally, what gives to each of us His highest worth gives the same worth to everyone; in all that matters most are we equal.”

William Temple

“Rich and poor have this in common:
    The Lord is the Maker of them all.”

Proverbs 22:2

“For God does not show favoritism.”

Romans 2:11

Christian Quotes:Henry Ward Beecher

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“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.”

1 Timothy 6:6-8