110+ John Bunyan Quotes On Prayer, Grace And Death

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  1. You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
  2. In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.
  3. If my life is fruitless, it doesn't matter who praises me, and if my life is fruitful, it doesn't matter who criticizes me.
  4. What God says is best, is best, though all the men in the world are against it.
  5. You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge to Satan.
  6. No man, without trials and temptations, can attain a true understanding of the Holy Scriptures.
  7. If people really see that Christ has removed the fear of punishment from them by taking it into Himself, they won't do whatever they want, they'll do whatever He wants.
  8. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.
  9. Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin will entice a man to cease from prayer.
  10. The difference between true and false repentance lies in this: the man who truly repents cries out against his heart; but the other, as Eve, against the serpent, or something else.

John Bunyan Short Quotes

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  • But pleasures are like poppies spread: You seize the flower
  • One leak will sink a ship: and one sin will destroy a sinner.
  • No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.
  • The road of denial leads to the precipice of destruction
  • The more he cast away the more he had.
  • I will stay in jail to the end of my days before I make a butchery of my conscience.
  • Then I saw that there was a way to hell, even from the gates of heaven.
  • An idle man's brain is the devil's workshop.
  • Temptation provokes me to look upward to God.
  • I am content with what I have, little be it, or much.
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You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.

John Bunyan Quotes On Prayer

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Prayer is a sincere, sensible, affectionate pouring out of the soul to God, through Christ, in the strength and assistance of the Spirit, for such things as God has promised. — John Bunyan

The best prayers have often more groans than words. — John Bunyan

The best prayer I ever prayed had enough sin to damn the whole world. — John Bunyan

It is the opener of the heart of God, and a means by which the soul, though empty, is filled. — John Bunyan

The spirit of prayer is more precious than treasures of gold and silver. — John Bunyan

Knock, and it shall be opened unto you. — John Bunyan

Prayer is a shield to the soul — John Bunyan

There is enough sin in my best prayer to send the whole world to Hell. — John Bunyan

We know not the matter of the things for which we should pray, neither the object to whom we pray, nor the medium by or through whom we pray; none of these things know we, but by the help and assistance of the Spirit. — John Bunyan

A sensible thanksgiving for mercies received is a mighty prayer in the Spirit of God. It prevails with Him unspeakably. — John Bunyan

John Bunyan Quotes On Grace

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Grace can pardon our ungodliness and justify us with Christ's righteousness; it can put the Spirit of Jesus Christ within us; it can help us when we are down; it can heal us when we are wounded; it can multiply pardons, as we through frailty multiply transgressions. — John Bunyan

It could be a sign of pride in your life if a word of reproof or admonition is not able to be received with the same grace, whether it be given by the poorest of saints or the most educated person. — John Bunyan

Great sins do draw out great grace; and where guilt is most terrible and fierce, there the mercy of God in Christ, when showed to the soul, appears most high and mighty. — John Bunyan

Great grace and small gifts are better than great gifts and no grace. — John Bunyan

There can be but one will the master in our salvation, but that shall never be the will of man, but of God; therefore man must be saved by grace. — John Bunyan

Afflictions make the heart more deep, more experimental, more knowing and profound, and so, more able to hold, to contain, and beat more. — John Bunyan

Fear, lest, by forgetting what you are by nature, you also forget the need that you have of continual pardon, support, and supplies from the Spirit of grace, and so grow proud of your own abilities, or of what you have received from God. — John Bunyan

It is profitable for Christians to be often calling to mind the very beginnings of grace with their souls. — John Bunyan

In times of affliction we commonly meet with the sweetest experiences of the love of God. — John Bunyan

Though there is not always grace where there is the fear of hell, yet, to be sure, there is no grace where there is no fear of God. — John Bunyan

John Bunyan Quotes On Words

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Whatever contradicts the Word of God should be instantly resisted as diabolical. — John Bunyan

If you do not put a difference between justification wrought by the Man Christ without, and sanctification wrought by the Spirit of Christ within, you are not able to divide the word aright; but contrariwise, you corrupt the word of God. — John Bunyan

Beware of resting in the word of the kingdom, without the spirit and power of the kingdom of that gospel, for the gospel coming in word only saves nobody, for the kingdom of God or the gospel, where it comes to salvation, is not in word but in power. — John Bunyan

Our heart oft times wakes when we sleep, and God can speak to that, either by words, by proverbs, by signs and similitudes, as well as if one was awake. — John Bunyan

Words easy to be understood do often hit the mark, when high and learned ones do only pierce the air. — John Bunyan

When you pray, rather let your heart be without words than your words without heart. — John Bunyan

John Bunyan Quotes On Heart

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I saw, moreover, that it was not my good frame of heart that made my righteousness better, nor my bad frame that made my righteousness worse; for my righteousness was Jesus Christ himself, the same yesterday and today and forever. — John Bunyan

If thou hast sinned, lie not down without repentance; for the want of repentance, after one has sinned, makes the heart yet harder and harder. — John Bunyan

The Author's Way of sending forth his Second Part of the Pilgrim. Some things are of that nature as to make One's fancy chuckle, while his heart doth ache. — John Bunyan

This hill though high I covent ascend; The difficulty will not me offend; For I perceive the way of life lies here. Come, pluck up, heart; let's neither faint nor fear. — John Bunyan

Now, Mr. Great-heart was a strong man, so he was not afraid of a lion. — John Bunyan

A tender heart is a wakeful, watchful heart. It watches against sin in the soul, sin in the family, sin in the calling, sin in spiritual duties and performances. — John Bunyan

I seek a place that can never be destroyed, one that is pure, and that fadeth not away, and it is laid up in heaven, and safe there, to be given, at the time appointed, to them that seek it with all their heart. Read it so, if you will, in my book. — John Bunyan

The law, instead of cleansing the heart from sin, doth revive it, put strength into, and increase it in the soul, even as it doth discover and forbid it, for it doth not give power to subdue. — John Bunyan

The heart, when broken, is like sweet gums and spices when beaten; for as such cast their fragrant scent into the nostrils of men, so the heart, when broken, casts its sweet smell into the nostrils of God. — John Bunyan

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

John Bunyan Quotes On Christianity

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Christians are like the several flowers in a garden that have each of them the dew of heaven, which, being shaken with the wind, they let fall at each other's roots, whereby they are jointly nourished, and become nourishers of each other. — John Bunyan

Therefore, I bind these lies and slanderous accusations to my person as an ornament; it belongs to my Christian profession to be vilified, slandered, reproached and reviled, and since all this is nothing but that, as God and my conscience testify, I rejoice in being reproached for Christ's sake. — John Bunyan

I love to hear my Lord spoken of, and wherever I have seen the print of His shoe in the earth, there have I coveted to put mine also. — John Bunyan

Thou art beaten that thou mayest be better. — John Bunyan

Wherefore, though the Christian, as a Christian, is the only man at liberty, as called thereunto of God; yet his liberty is limited to things that are good: he is not licensed thereby to indulge the flesh. — John Bunyan

I have often thought that the best Christians are found in the worst of times. — John Bunyan

The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom, and they that lack the beginning have neither middle nor end — John Bunyan

To pray rightly, you must make God your hope, stay, and all. Right prayer sees nothing substantial or worth being concerned about except God. — John Bunyan

Pray and read, read and pray; for a little from God is better than a great deal from men. — John Bunyan

…just as Christian came up to the Cross, his burden loosed from off his shoulders, fell from off his back, and began to tumble down the hill, and so it continued to do till it came to the mouth of the sepulchre. There it fell in, and I saw it no more! — John Bunyan

John Bunyan Famous Quotes And Sayings

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In prayer, it is better to have heart without words, than words without heart. Prayer will make a man cease from sin, or sin entice a man to cease from prayer. The spirit of prayer is more precious than treasures of gold and silver. Pray often, for prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan. — John Bunyan

And, indeed, this is one of the greatest mysteries in the world; namely, that a righteousness that resides in heaven should justify me, a sinner on earth! — John Bunyan

If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot. — John Bunyan

Take heed of driving so hard after this world, as to hinder thyself and family from those duties towards God, which thou art by grace obliged to; as private prayer, reading the scriptures, and Christian conference. It is a base thing for men so to spend themselves and families after this world, as that they disengage their heart to God's worship. — John Bunyan

It is possible to learn all about the mysteries of the Bible and never be affected by it in one's soul. Great knowledge is not enough. — John Bunyan

He that is down needs fear no fall. He that is low, no pride; He that is humble, ever shall have God to be his Guide. — John Bunyan

Hope has a thick skin and will endure many a blow; it will put on patience as a vestment and will endure all things (if they be of the right kind) for the joy that is set before it. Hence patience is called patience of hope,' because it is hope that makes the soul exercise long-suffering under the cross until the time comes to enjoy the crown! — John Bunyan

His love is what makes us live, love, sing, and praise forever. — John Bunyan

What a fool, quoth he, am I, thus to lie in a stinking dungeon, when I may as well walk at liberty! I have a key in my bosom, called Promise, that will, I am persuaded, open any lock in Doubting Castle. — John Bunyan

The greatness of God, of the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, is that, if rightly considered, which will support the spirits of those of his people that are frighted with the greatness of their adversaries. — John Bunyan

a man there was, though some did count him mad, the more he cast away the more he had. — John Bunyan

The man that takes up religion for the world will throw away religion for the world. — John Bunyan

He that forgets his friend is ungrateful to him; but he that forgets his Saviour is unmerciful to himself. — John Bunyan

Dark clouds bring waters, when the bright bring none. — John Bunyan

Though the world disregard the society of God's children now, yet there is a time coming in which they would be glad to have the least company with them. — John Bunyan

He that is down needs fear no fall. — John Bunyan

I preach deliverance to others, I tell them there is freedom, while I hear my own chains clang. — John Bunyan

A comely sight indeed it is to see, a world of blossoms on an apple tree. — John Bunyan

Let dissolution come when it will, it can do the Christian no harm, for it will be but a passage out of a prison into a palace; out of a sea of troubles into a haven of rest; out of a crowd of enemies, to an innumerable company of true, loving, and faithful friends; out of shame, reproach, and contempt, into exceeding great and eternal glory. — John Bunyan

He that lives in sin and looks for happiness hereafter is likehimthat soweth cockleand thinkstofill hisbarnwith wheat or barley. — John Bunyan

I would say to my soul, O my soul, this is not the place of despair; this is not the time to despair in. As long as mine eyes can find a promise in the Bible, as long as there is a moment left me of breath or life in this world, so long will I wait or look for mercy, so long will I fight against unbelief and despair. — John Bunyan

For to speak the truth, there are but few that care thus to spend their time, but choose rather to be speaking of things to no profit. — John Bunyan

Every time you have with your mouth said well of godliness, and yet gone on in wickedness; or every time you have condemned sin in others, and yet have not refrained it yourselves; I say, every such word and conclusion that hath passed out of thy mouth, sinner, it shall be as a witness against thee in the day of God, and the Lord Jesus Christ. — John Bunyan

Riches and power, what is there more in the world? For money answereth all things-that is, all but soul concerns. It can neither be a price for souls while here, nor can that, with all the forces of strength, recover one out of hell fire. — John Bunyan

To seek yourself in this world is to be lost; and to be humble is to be exalted. — John Bunyan

Sleep is sweet to the labouring man. — John Bunyan

It beareth the name of Vanity Fair, because the town where 't is kept is lighter than vanity. — John Bunyan

I found it hard work now to pray to God, because despair was swallowing me up — John Bunyan

To go back is nothing but death; but to go forward is fear of death and life everlasting beyond. — John Bunyan

The kingdom of heaven is for the heirs - and if children, then heirs; if born again, then heirs. Wherefore it is said expressly, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. By this one word, down goes all carnal privilege of being born of flesh and blood, and of the will of man. Canst thou produce the birthright? — John Bunyan

I have given Him my faith, and sworn my allegiance to Him; how, then, can I go back from this, and not be hanged as a traitor? — John Bunyan

Here is the life of prayer, when in or with the Spirit, a man being made sensible of sin, and how to come to the Lord for mercy; he comes, I say, in the strength of the Spirit, and crieth Father. That one word spoken in faith is better than a thousand prayers, as men call them, written and read, in a formal, cold, lukewarm way. — John Bunyan

The name of the Slough was Despond. — John Bunyan

Be of good cheer, Jesus Christ maketh thee whole. — John Bunyan

A saint abroad, and a devil at home. — John Bunyan

Men, even the elect, have too many infirmities to come to Christ without help from heaven; inviting will not do. — John Bunyan

Man indeed is the most noble, by creation, of all the creatures in the visible World; but by sin he has made himself the most ignoble. — John Bunyan

He who bestows his goods upon the poor shall have as much again, and ten times more. — John Bunyan

My sword I give to him that shall succeed me in my pilgrimage, and my courage and skill to him that can get it. — John Bunyan

Every fat (vat) must stand upon its bottom. — John Bunyan

Farewell, I wish our souls may meet with comfort at the journey's end.- The Heavenly Footman: A Puritan's View of How to Get to Heaven. — John Bunyan

All that the Father giveth me SHALL COME... Here, therefore, the Lord Jesus positively determineth to put forth such a sufficiency of all grace as shall effectually perform this promise. They shall come; that is, he will CAUSE them to come, by infusing of an effectual blessing into all the means that shall be used to that end. — John Bunyan

Yet my great-grandfather was but a water-man, looking one way and rowing another: and I got most of my estate by the same occupation. — John Bunyan

I saw a man clothed with rags . . . a book in his hand, and a great burden upon his back. — John Bunyan

Who would true valour see, Let him come hither; One here will constant be, Come wind, come weather There’s no discouragement Shall make him once relent His first avowed intent To be a pilgrim. — John Bunyan

Temptations, when we first meet them, are like a lion that roared at Samson; but if we overcome them, the next time we see them we shall find a nest of honey within them. — John Bunyan

There was a castle called Doubting Castle, the owner whereof was Giant Despair. — John Bunyan

Doth Jesus Christ stand up to plead for us with God, to plead with him for us against the devil? Let this teach us to stand up to plead for him before men, to plead for him against the enemies of his person and gospel. — John Bunyan

To-despise the world is the way to enjoy heaven; and blessed are they who delight to converse with God by prayer. — John Bunyan

Hope is never ill when faith is well. — John Bunyan

At the day of Doom men shall be judged according to their fruits. It will not be said then, did you believe? But, were you doers or talkers only? — John Bunyan

Hanging is too good for him said Mr. Cruelty. — John Bunyan

Life Lessons by John Bunyan

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  1. John Bunyan taught that life is a spiritual journey, and that faith and perseverance are essential for finding true meaning and joy.
  2. He also taught that we must strive to be honest and humble in our lives and to be mindful of our actions and their consequences.
  3. Finally, Bunyan believed that true faith and spiritual growth come from a deep understanding of scripture and a willingness to accept God's grace and mercy.

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