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nor can it be denied the community,
even against the king himself.
There is a time when to avoid trouble is to store up trouble, and when to seek for a lazy and a cowardly peace is to court a still greater danger.
To repent means to realize that the kind of life we are living is wrong and that we must adopt a completely new set of values. To that end, it involves two things. It involves sorrow for what we have been and it involves the resolve that by the grace of God we will be changed.
Every discouraging sermon is a wicked sermon.
.. There could hardly be a more un-Christian way of living than to go about in such a way as to depress and to discourage other people.
The tragedy of life and of the world is not that men do not know God;
the tragedy is that, knowing Him, they still insist on going their own way.
Pride is the ground in which all the other sins grow, and the parent from which all the other sins come.
We are trying not so much to make God listen to us as to make ourselves listen to him; we are trying not to persuade God to do what we want, but to find out what he wants us to do. It so often happens that in prayer we are really saying, 'Thy will be changed,' when we ought to be saying, 'Thy will be done.' The first object of prayer is not so much to speak to God as to listen to him.
The Christian is called upon to be the partner of God in the work of the conversion of men.
When we believe that God is Father, we also believe that such a father's hand will never cause his child a needless tear. We may not understand life any better, but we will not resent life any longer.
Jesus was clear that He had come, not to make life easy, but to make men great.
The Christian is a [person] of joy... A gloomy Christian is a contradiction of terms, and nothing in all religious history has done Christianity more harm than its connection with black clothes and long faces.
The only victory love can enjoy is the day when its offer of love is answered by the return of love. The only possible final triumph is a universe loved by God and in love with God.
There is only one way to bring peace to the heart, joy to the mind, and beauty to the life; it is to accept and do the will of God.
A saint is someone whose life makes it easier to believe in God.
The Christian man must aim at that complete obedience to God in which life finds its highest happiness, its greatest good, its perfect consummation, its peace.
Prayer is not a way of making use of God;
prayer is a way of offering ourselves to God in order that He should be able to make use of us.
The only way to get our values right is to see, not the beginning, but the end of the way, to see things not only in the light of time but in the light of Eternity.
If a man fights his way through his doubts to the conviction that Jesus Christ is Lord, he has attained to a certainty that the man who unthinkingly accepts things can never reach.
In the way of Christ the reward of work well done is more work to do.
There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.
The best way to prepare for the coming of Christ is never to forget the presence of Christ.
Jesus is the yes to every promise of God.
Jesus’ coming is the final and unanswerable proof that God cares.
I thank you for my friends, for those who understand me better than I understand myself. For those who know me at my worst, and still like me. For those who have forgiven me when I had no right to expect to be forgiven. Help me to be as true to my friends as I would wish them to be to me.
True worship is when the spirit, the immortal and invisible part of man, speaks to and meets with God, who is immortal and invisible.
The danger of prosperity is that it encourages a false independence.
It may well be a sign of the decadence of the Church and the failure of Christianity that gifts have to be coaxed out of people, and that often they will not give at all unless they get something for their money in the way of entertainment or of goods. Giving which is real giving has a certain recklessness in it.
True prayer is asking God what He wants.
The awful importance of this life is that it determines eternity.
One of the highest of human duties is the duty of encouragement.
..It is easy to laugh at men's ideals; it is easy to pour cold water on their enthusiasm; it is easy to discourage others. The world is full of discouragers. We have a Christian duty to encourage one another. Many a time a word of praise or thanks or appreciation or cheer has kept a man on his feet. Blessed is the man who speaks such a word.
Instead of our petulant, fretful, irritable human hastiness we should cultivate in our souls the patience which has learned to wait on God.
God tested Abraham. Temptation is not meant to make us fail; it is meant to confront us with a situation out of which we emerge stronger than we were. Temptation is not the penalty of manhood; it is the glory of manhood.
If we are to accept the teaching of Jesus at all, then the only test of the reality of a man's religion is his attitude to his fellow men. The only possible proof that a man loves God is the demonstrated fact that he loves his fellow men.
We may not understand how the spirit works;
but the effect of the spirit on the lives of men is there for all to see; and the only unanswerable argument for Christianity is a Christian life. No man can disregard a religion and a faith and a power which is able to make bad men good. . .
Faith in God is the instrument which enables men and women to remove the hills of difficulty which block their path.
It may well be that the world is denied miracle after miracle and triumph after triumph because we will not bring to Christ what we have and what we are. If, just as we are, we would lay ourselves on the altar of service of Jesus Christ, there is no saying what Christ could do with us and through us.
God himself took this human flesh upon him.
Prayer is not flight, prayer is power.
Prayer does not deliver a man from some terrible situation; prayer enables a man to face and to master the situation.