The exclusion of the weak and insignificant, the seemingly useless people, from a Christian community may actually mean the exclusion of Christ; in the poor brother Christ is knocking at the door.— Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Thrilling Christian Community quotations
To be a christian means to forgive the inexcusable because god has forgiven the inexcusable in you.
Our relationship with each other is the criterion the world uses to judge whether our message is truthful - Christian community is the final apologetic.
I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God's creational intentions.
An impatient Christian is out of step with God.
An unchurched christian is a grotesque anomaly.
The New Testament knows nothing of such a person. For the church lies at the very center of the eternal purpose of God. It is not a divine afterthought. It is not an accident of history. On the contrary, the church is God's new community.
You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there's a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.
I go to Chinese Christian community. Jesus looks Chinese. I go to Japanese Christian community. Jesus looks Japanese. I go to Brazilian Christian community. Jesus looks Brazilian. How come in America Jesus looks white?
I am a Muslim and and a Hindu, and a Christian and a Jew, and so are, all of you.
Order your soul; reduce your wants; live in charity; associate in Christian community; obey the laws; trust in Providence.
Christian ethics is not primarily an individualistic, one-on-one-with-God brand of personal holiness; rather it has to do with living the life of the Spirit in Christian community and in the world.
The only way you can serve God is by serving other people.
The best advice I can give you on building community online is... 'Be the community you want to have'.
Later, a large band of Christians mounted an attack on this native lord, butchering him along with vast numbers of his people and taking all the survivors into slavery, where they duly perished, so that today not a trace remains of what was previously a community with dominion over an area of some thirty leagues.
A Christian fellowship lives and exists by the intercession of its members for one another, or it collapses.
I can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom I pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me.
Before becoming a Muslim, a Hindu, a Sikh or a Christian. Lets become a human first.
A Christian community should do as Jesus did: propose and not impose.
Its attraction must lie in the radiance cast by the love of brothers.
Christianity means community through Jesus Christ and in Jesus Christ.
No Christian community is more or less than this.
Christian life is not realized in developing the personality or in shaping human community and somehow changing the world but in turning away from the world and becoming free of it.
The best advice I can give on building community online is... "Be the community you want to have".
The church has an unconditional obligation to the victims of any ordering society, even if they do not belong to the Christian community.
It is absolutely necessary that the Christian community be subject in all things to the Sovereign Pontiff if it wishes to be a part of the divinely-established society founded by our Redeemer.
Christine and I haven't raised our children.
A whole community of selfless Christians has contributed to helping them become faithful, competent adults.
If you don't want your tax dollars to help the poor, then stop saying you want a country based on Christian values, because you don't
When absolute control and rigid obedience pose as love within the family and the local faith-community , we produce trained cowards rather than Christian persons.
The most important thing to the Christian community is not the environment but evangelism.
The secret of every discord in Christian homes and communities and churches is that we seek our own way and our own glory.
Social media creates communities, not markets.
The Christian community has a golden opportunity to train an army of dedicated teachers who can invade the public school classrooms and use them to influence the nation for Christ.
Each individual Christian and every community is called to be an instrument of God for the liberation and promotion of the poor.
I hope that this form of Adoration, with permanent exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, will continue into the future. Specifically, I hope that the fruit of this Congress results in the establishment of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration in all parishes and Christian communities throughout the world
God is love, and that love works through men-especially through the whole community of Christians.
It is evident from their writings that the Founding Fathers would never have tolerated the separation that we have embraced today. They knew that religious principles provided morality and self-control - the lifeblood for the survival of any self-governing community.
America has been the best country on earth for black folks.
It was here that 600,000 black people, brought from Africa in slave ships, grew into a community of 40 million, were introduced to Christian salvation, and reached the greatest levels of freedom and prosperity blacks have ever known.
What we, the Christian community, have to do is to refuse men the right to ravish our land, just as we refuse them the right to ravish our women; to insist that somebody accepts a little less profit by not exploiting nature.
May every Church and Christian community be a place of mercy amid so much indifference.
The Christian community is a community of the cross, for it has been brought into being by the cross, and the focus of its worship is the Lamb once slain, now glorified.
we will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities
The Christian faith is a singing faith, and a good way to express it and share it with others is in community singing.
Christian community is the place where we keep the flame of hope alive among us and take it seriously so that it can grow and become stronger in us.
With each passing year, people of faith grow increasingly distressed by the hostility of public institutions toward religious expression. We have witnessed the steady erosion of the time-honored rights of religious Americans - both as individuals and as communities - to practice what they believe in the public square.
To believe in Jesus, is to believe that the historic person who lived on this earth more than 2000 years ago was the image of the invisible God. That's a huge leap of faith, but it is my leap of faith, it's the act of faith of the Christian community.