220 Church Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of church quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about hypocrites in the church.

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The Most Famous Church Quotes (Best in 2024)

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The church is not a religious community of worshippers of Christ but is Christ himself who has taken form among people. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christian proclamation might make the gospel audible, but Christians living together in local congregations make the gospel visible (see John 13:34-35). The church is the gospel made visible. — Mark Dever

Church is what you do. Church is who you are. Church is the human outworking of the person of Jesus Christ. Let's not go to Church, let's be the Church. — Bill Hybels

Churches are not museums that display perfect people. They are hospitals where the wounded, hurt, injured and broken find healing. — Nicky Gumbel

People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy. — Mikhail Bakunin

I believe a visible church to be a congregation of those who make a credible profession of their faith in Christ, and obedience to him, joined by the bond of the covenant. — Roger Sherman

Churches are good for prayer, but so are garages and cars and mountains and showers and dance floors. — Anne Lamott

I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security. — Pope Francis

A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints. — L. L. Nash

A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints. — Abigail Van Buren

Short Church Quotes

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  • You want mercy? Take your ass to church! — Stone Cold Steve Austin
  • The less Holy Spirit we have, the more cake and coffee we need to keep the church going. — Reinhard Bonnke
  • It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport. — Fridtjof Nansen
  • It is a tragedy when the church saves money instead of saving souls. We MUST spend to save. — Reinhard Bonnke
  • Worshipers never leave church...we carry our sanctuary with us wherever we go. — Aiden Wilson Tozer
  • The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet. — David Livingstone
  • The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. — Tertullian
  • Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced. — Marquis De Sade
  • Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! — John the Baptist
  • Thank God, under our Constitution there was no connection between church and state. — James K. Polk

Top 10 Church Quotes

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There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be. — Fulton J. Sheen

You want mercy? Take your ass to church! — Stone Cold Steve Austin

The Bible is not the light of the world, it is the light of the Church. But the world does not read the Bible, the world reads Christians! “You are the light of the world.” — Charles Spurgeon

The less Holy Spirit we have, the more cake and coffee we need to keep the church going. — Reinhard Bonnke

When the church hears the cry of the oppressed it cannot but denounce the social structures that give rise to and perpetuate the misery from which the cry arises. — Oscar Romero

It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport. — Fridtjof Nansen

I am in love with every church And mosque And temple And any kind of shrine Because I know it is there That people say the different names Of the One God. — Hafez

If the presence of God is in the church, the church will draw the world in. If the presence of God is not in the church, the world will draw the church out. — Charles Grandison Finney

To be spiritual is not by praying and going to church. Spiritualism is the understanding of the universe so that it can be a better place to live in. — Fela Kuti

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile. — Billy Sunday

Church Image Quotes

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Church quote by Tertullian

The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. — Tertullian

Church quote by Marquis De Sade

Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced. — Marquis De Sade

Church quote by Pope Pius IX

Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world. — Pope Pius IX

Church quote by Billy Sunday

Christianity means a lot more than church membership. — Billy Sunday

Church quote by Kathie Lee Gifford

I sang with Anita Bryant in the Southern Baptist churches. — Kathie Lee Gifford

Church quote by Roger Williams

That cannot be a true religion which needs carnal weapons to uphold it. — Roger Williams

Church quote by Stanley Hauerwas

The church doesn’t have a social strategy, the church is a social strategy. — Stanley Hauerwas

Church quote by Buenaventura Durruti

The only church that illuminates is a burning church. — Buenaventura Durruti

Church quote by Leonard Ravenhill

The true church lives and moves and has its being in prayer. — Leonard Ravenhill

Church quote by Lenny Bruce

Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God. — Lenny Bruce

Church quote by Alanus de Rupe

The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessings. — Alanus de Rupe

Church quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday Church Quotes

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Most people can't bear to sit in church for an hour on Sundays. How are they supposed to live somewhere very similar to it for eternity? — Mark Twain

Worship is more than singing beautiful songs in church on a Sunday. It is more than instruments and music. As a true worshipper, your heart will long to worship Him at all times, in all ways and with all your life. — Darlene Zschech

The Sunday morning service shows how popular your church is. The evening services show how popular your pastor is. Your private prayer time shows you how popular God is! — Leonard Ravenhill

Do what your momma tells you to do, go to sunday school, go to church, and when you die, you'll go to Statesboro. — Erk Russell

I take the kids to church and Sunday school. They love it. I really think it's important for a child to feel that there are things that are bigger than your life out there. — Reese Witherspoon

The Foxy character and Inga Marchand are two different people. My fiance calls me Inga. No one around me calls me Foxy. I go to church every Sunday. I go to Bible study every Friday night. I'm saved. — Foxy Brown

One of my favorite fantasies is that next Sunday not one single woman, in any country of the world, will go to church. If women simply stop giving our time and energy to the institutions that oppress, they would have to cease to do so. — Sonia Johnson

I lost my faith in God when I lost my daughter to Cancer, the beast. I begged, I cried, I offered my life for hers, and day by day, I watched that beautiful little Angel slip off. So, excuse me for not taking my seat next to you on Sunday in Church, I feel too cheated to worship. — Vince Neil

I’m in a band. I don’t go to church every Sunday. I love punk rock music. Sometimes I use swear words a lot. I respect and admire gay men and women. I’m obsessed with horror films. I know what shame feels like. And guess what old man? Jesus is still my Savior. — Hayley Williams

I had a dream that my dad passed away and that Jesus came into the room and he was basically knocking on my door, saying, 'Hey, you need to find out more about me.' So that Sunday morning I ended up going to church, and that's when I got saved. — Russell Wilson

Hypocrites In The Church Quotes

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Hypocrites in the Church? Yes, and in the lodge and at the home. Don't hunt through the Church for a hypocrite. Go home and look in the mirror. Hypocrites? Yes. See that you make the number one less. — Billy Sunday

Some hypocrites and seeming mortified men, that held down their heads, were like the little images that they place in the very bowing of the vaults of churches, that look as if they held up the church, but are but puppets. — William Laud

In our ecclesiastical region there are priests who don't baptize the children of single mothers because they weren't conceived in the sanctity of marriage. These are today's hypocrites. Those who clericalize the church. Those who separate the people of God from salvation. — Pope Francis

Formed on the good old plan, A true and brave and downright honest man! He blew no trumpet in the market-place, Nor in the church with hypocritic face Supplied with cant the lack of Christian grace; Loathing pretence, he did with cheerful will What others talked of while their hands were still. — John Greenleaf Whittier

If the Church has no the authority to tell its members that they may not engage in homosexual practices, then it has no authority at all. And if we accept the argument of the hypocrites of homosexuality that their sin is not a sin, we have destroyed ourselves. — Orson Scott Card

Missing Church Quotes

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Norfolk would not be Norfolk without a church tower on the horizon or round a corner up a lane. We cannot spare a single Norfolk church. When a church has been pulled down the country seems empty or is like a necklace with a jewel missing. — John Betjeman

If you leave the church service thinking about how good the pastor was, he has missed the mark. If you leave consumed with Christ, the pastor has been used by the Lord. — Howard G. Hendricks

Embedded in the larger story of redemption is a principle we must not miss: God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things in the lives of others. — Paul David Tripp

Jeremiah Wright is one of the greatest prophetic preachers that black America has produced. What I find striking is that many white brothers and sisters miss the fact that there would be no black church if the white church wasn't political and racist in refusing to worship with us. — Michael Eric Dyson

"Peggotty!" repeated Miss Betsey, with some indignation. "Do you mean to say, child, that any human being has gone into a Christian church, and got herself named Peggotty?" — Charles Dickens

What I miss today more than anything else - I don't go to church as much anymore - but that old-time religion, that old singing, that old praying which I love so much. That is the great strength of my being, of my writing. — Ernest Gaines

I've never missed anything I've given away. — Johnny Hunt

What I miss [about church] is being forced to be in community with people that aren't the same as me. — Win Butler

What a blessing to live to be missed. — Johnny Hunt

I was immersed in comfortable Christianity. Years ago, I found myself living what seemed like the American church dream - pastoring a large church, living in a large house, and surrounded by all the comforts this world has to offer. But inside I had a sinking feeling that I was missing the point. — David Platt

Christian Church Quotes

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You cannot pray at home, like you can at church, where there is a great multitude; where exclamations are cried out to God as from one great heart, and where there is something more: the unions of minds, the accord of souls, the bond of charity, the prayers of priests. — Saint John Chrysostom

[A]ll churches, whether Jewish, Christian or Muslim, are simply human inventions. They use fear to enslave us. They are a monopoly for power and profit. — Thomas Paine

Church is not an organization you join; it is a family where you belong, a home where you are loved and a hospital where you find healing. — Nicky Gumbel

The Church must take right ground in regard to politics... Politics are a part of a religion in such a country as this, and Christians must do their duty to the country as part of their duty to God... God will bless or curse this nation, according to the course Christians take in politics. — Charles Grandison Finney

Socialism is precisely the religion that must overwhelm Christianity. … In the new order, Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media by transforming the consciousness of society. — Antonio Gramsci

Christianity is being concerned about [others], not building a million-dollar church while people are starving right around the corner. Christ was a revolutionary person, out there where it was happening. That's what God is all about, and that's where I get my strength. — Fannie Lou Hamer

Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist. — Oswald J. Smith

The Church is like a great ship being pounded by the waves of life's different stresses. Our duty is not to abandon ship, but to keep her on her course. — Saint Boniface

Probably the greatest tragedy of the church throughout its long and checkered history has been its constant tendency to conform to the prevailing culture instead of developing a Christian counter-culture . — John Stott

The Christian that is bound by his own horizon, the church that lives simply for itself, is bound to die a spiritual death and sink into stagnancy and corruption. We never can thank God enough for giving us not only a whole Gospel to believe, but a whole world to give it to. — A. B. Simpson

Going To Church Quotes

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It's crazy, if you think about it. The God of the universe - the creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor - loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. — Francis Chan

I will go peaceably and firmly to the Catholic Church: for if Faith is so important to our salvation, I will seek it where true Faith first began, seek it among those who received it from God Himself. — Elizabeth Ann Seton

I believe that a great number of people are going to die and go to hell because they’re counting on their religiosity in the church instead of their relationship with Jesus to get them to heaven. They give lip service to repentance and faith, but they’ve never been born again. — Adrian Rogers

Take a walk down the street and see where this is going. You no longer feel like you are living in your own country. There is a battle going on and we have to defend ourselves. Before you know it there will be more mosques than churches! — Geert Wilders

The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to church...is almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her. — Dwight L. Moody

When I go to Rome, I fast on Saturday, but in Milan I do not. Do you also follow the custom of whatever church you attend, if you do not want to give or receive scandal. — Ambrose

The Southern Baptist Church is a specific culture in itself. So, I had to study, talk to people, watch tape and go to performances to see how Gospel artists move compared to secular artists. — Boris Kodjoe

I am a person that believes in different emotions with music. Music can bring about different vibes on the field, off the field, urban life, going to church, leaving church. Everything the world may bring, there's a song for it to put you in the right frame of mind. — Cam Newton

Christians don't tell lies, they just go to church and sing them. How many times have you stood and sang, “Take my life and let it be” when you haven't given Him one ounce? — Leonard Ravenhill

The Gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. — Benjamin Rush

Church And State Quotes

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Without God, there is no virtue because there is no prompting of the conscience... without God, there is a coarsening of the society; without God, democracy will not and cannot long endure. — Ronald Reagan

A man of abilities and character, of any sect whatever, may be admitted to any office of public trust under the United States. — Edmund Randolph

Those who live by mystery & charlatanerie, fearing you would render them useless by simplifying the Christian philosophy - the most sublime and benevolent, but most perverted system that ever shone on man - endeavored to crush your well-earned & well-deserved fame. — Thomas Jefferson

I am a conservative Republican, but I believe in democracy and the separation of church and state. The conservative movement is founded on the simple tenet that people have the right to live life as they please as long as they don't hurt anyone else in the process. — Barry Goldwater

The government of the United States of America has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Muslims. — John Adams

Let us by wise and constitutional measures promote intelligence among the people as the best means of preserving our liberties. — James Monroe

Religious and racial persecution is moronic at all times, perhaps the most idiotic of human stupidities. — Harry S. Truman

Lighthouses are more helpful than churches. — Benjamin Franklin

An enforced uniformity of religion throughout a nation or civil state, confounds the civil and religious, denies the principles of Christianity and civility, and that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh. — Roger Williams

Church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact - religion and politics should not be mingled. — Millard Fillmore

Church Of Christ Quotes

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The church today is riddled with fad doctrines and new sounds that distract from the clear message of the Great commission in the New Testament. Any message that attracts you which does not bring glory to Christ is the message of a seducing spirit and the man giving it is in deception. — John Hagee

There is no regularly constituted church of Christ on earth, nor any person qualified to administer any church ordinances; nor can there be until new apostles are sent by the Great Head of the Church for whose coming I am seeking. — Roger Williams

The vow of celibacy is a matter of keeping one's word to Christ and the Church. a duty and a proof of the priest's inner maturity; it is the expression of his personal dignity. — Pope John Paul II

Old-fashioned, Spirit-filled, Christ-honoring, sin-hating, soul-winning, Bible-preaching. It is the hope of the church. It is the hope of the nation. It is the hope of the world. — Jack Hyles

My ordination in the Church of God in Christ was at age 9, and I later became a Baptist minister, which I am today. — Al Sharpton

The Kingdom of God is Within You. — Leo Tolstoy

The Church in the Philippines is called to acknowledge and combat the causes of the deeply rooted inequality and injustice which mar the face of Filipino society, plainly contradicting the teaching of Christ. — Pope Francis

When a person becomes a Christian, he doesn’t just join a local church because it’s a good habit for growing in spiritual maturity. He joins a local church because it’s the expression of what Christ has made him—a member of the body of Christ. — Mark Dever

The power of the Church is not a parade of flawless people, but of a flawless Christ who embraces our flaws. The Church is not made up of whole people, rather of the broken people who find wholeness in a Christ who was broken for us. — Mike Yaconelli

The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose. — C. S. Lewis

Church Life Quotes

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You could remove the powerful preaching from our church and it would still continue. You could remove the administration of pastoral care through the cell group system and the church would still continue. But if you remove the prayer life of our church it would collapse. — David Yonggi Cho

I looked in temples churches and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart. — Rumi

When one loses the deep intimate relationship with nature, then temples, mosques and churches become important. — Jiddu Krishnamurti

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The true church lives and moves and has its being in prayer. — Leonard Ravenhill

The Christian churches and Christianity have nothing in common save in name: they are utterly hostile opposites. The churches are arrogance, violence, usurpation, rigidity, death; Christianity is humility, penitence, submissiveness, progress, life. — Leo Tolstoy

We're not at a point in time to be taking chances with children and young people in the church. The Holy Father himself said... there is no room in the priesthood or religious life for someone who has abused a child. I think he's right. — Roger Mahony

The mission of the church is missions. — Oswald J. Smith

Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't. — John Piper

Friend, the church finds its life as it listens to the Word of God. It finds its purpose as it lives out and displays the Word of God. The church’s job is to listen and then to echo. — Mark Dever

One should not seek among others the truth that can be easily gotten from the Church. For in her, as in a rich treasury, the apostles have placed all that pertains to truth, so that everyone can drink this beverage of life. She is the door of life. — Irenaeus of Lyons

Catholic Church Quotes

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The greatest obstacle in the apostolate of the Church is the timidity or rather the cowardice of the faithful. — Pope Pius X

Liberal Catholics are the worst enemies of the Church. — Pope Pius IX

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Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world. — Pope Pius IX

Before everything else, fidelity to the Church: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic. Jesus did not found several churches, but one single Church. — Pope John XXIII

Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude also be; even as, wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church. — Ignatius of Antioch

Catholicism is more than a religion, it is a political power. Therefore I'm led to believe there will be no peace in Ireland until the Catholic Church is crushed — Oliver Cromwell

Better that only a few Catholics should be left, staunch and sincere in their religion, than that they should, remaining many, desire as it were, to be in collusion with the Church's enemies and in conformity with the open foes of our faith. — Peter Canisius

Vatican II was a force that seized the mind of the Roman Catholic Church and carried it across centuries from the 13th to the 20th. — Lance Morrow

The Catholic Church is an institution I am bound to hold divine - but for unbelievers a proof of its divinity might be found in the fact that no merely human institution conducted with such knavish imbecility would have lasted a fortnight. — Hilaire Belloc

I'm free of an abusive cult, based on money and power that worships a fictional deity and safely back with the Catholic Church. — Katie Holmes

Separation Of Church And State Quotes

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What has been the effect of [religious] coercion? To make one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites. To support roguery and error all over the earth. — Thomas Jefferson

The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries. — James Madison

The day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the Supreme Being as his father, in the womb of a virgin, will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerva in the brain of Jupiter. — Thomas Jefferson

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate. — Ulysses S. Grant

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. — James Madison

...It would be more consistent that we call [the Bible] the work of a demon than the word of God. It is a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalize mankind. — Thomas Paine

Christmas: It's the only religious holiday that's also a federal holiday. That way, Christians can go to their services, and everyone else can sit at home and reflect on the true meaning of the separation of church and state. — Samantha Bee

I am tolerant of all creeds. Yet if any sect suffered itself to be used for political objects I would meet it by political opposition. In my view church and state should be separate, not only in form, but fact. Religion and politics should not be mingled. — Millard Fillmore

The 'wall of separation between church and state' is a metaphor based on bad history, a metaphor which has proved useless as a guide to judging. It should be frankly and explicitly abandoned. — William Rehnquist

I believe in the separation of church and planet. — Eric Idle

Church History Quotes

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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. — John Stott

C. S. Lewis observed that almost all crimes of Christian history have come about when religion is confused with politics. Politics, which always runs by the rules of ungrace, allures us to trade away grace for power, a temptation the church has often been unable to resist. — Philip Yancey

The church would betray its own love for God and its fidelity to the gospel if it stopped being . . . a defender of the rights of the poor . . . a humanizer of every legitimate struggle to achieve a more just society . . . that prepares the way for the true reign of God in history. — Oscar Romero

The early church didn’t say, ‘Look what the world is coming to!’ They said, ‘Look what has come into the world’! — Carl F. H. Henry

Food history is as important as a baroque church. Governments should recognize cultural heritage and protect traditional foods. A cheese is as worthy of preserving as a sixteenth-century building. — Carlo Petrini

You have to get past the idea that music has to be one thing. To be alive in America is to hear all kinds of music constantly: radio, records, churches, cats on the street, everywhere music. And with records, the whole history of music is open to everyone who wants to hear it. — Jerry Garcia

The history of the Church of Rome is a constant leakage of members into such breakaway cults, which go on splitting. — Mary Douglas

And we find from Church history that the primitive Christians thus understood it; for that women did actually speak and preach amongst them we have indisputable proof. — Catherine Booth

The Bible: a history of wickedness that has served to corrupt and brutalise mankind. — Thomas Paine

America wasn't founded as a theocracy. America was founded by people trying to escape theocracies. Never in history have we had a Christian theocracy where it wasn't bloody and barbaric. That's why our Constitution wisely put in a separation of church and state. — Gregory A. Boyd

Church's Quotes

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A church that doesn't provoke any crises, a gospel that doesn't unsettle, a word of God that doesn't get under anyone’s skin, a word of God that doesn't touch the real sin of the society in which it is being proclaimed — ​what gospel is that? — Oscar Romero

Men will surrender to the spirit of the age. They will say that if they had lived in our day, faith would be simple and easy. But in their day, they will say, things are complex; the Church must be brought up to date and made meaningful to the day's problems. — Anthony of Padua

If you’re a church person and not a Jesus person, my heart hurts for you. It’s like being engaged and never getting married. It’s miserable. — Matt Chandler

A good local pub has much in common with a church, except that a pub is warmer, and there's more conversation. — William Blake

When you decide to be something, you can be it. That's what they don't tell you in the church. When I was your age, they would say we can become cops or criminals. Today, what I'm saying to you is this: when you're facing a loaded gun, what's the difference? — Frank Costello

Sometimes I need to reject the music proposed for my songs because the musicians misunderstand that the Fanny Crosby who once wrote for the people in the saloons has merely changed the lyrics. Oh my no. The church must never sing it's songs to the melodies of the world. — Fanny Crosby

I wanna tell you, ladies and gentlemen, that there's not enough troops in the army to force the Southern people to break down segregation and admit the nigra race into our theaters, into our swimming pools, into our homes, and into our churches. — Strom Thurmond

The Church is not a museum to display perfect people, but a hospital for the hurting. — John Osteen

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. — Leonard Ravenhill

But words are water in Amsterdam, they flood your ears and set the rot, and the church's east corner is crowded. — Jessie Burton

Church Community Quotes

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When the devil sees a man or woman who really believes in prayer, who knows how to pray, and who really does pray, and, above all, when he sees a whole church on its face before God in prayer, he trembles as much as he ever did, for he knows that his day in that church or community is at an end. — R. A. Torrey

A religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden-beliefs and practices which unite into one single moral community called a Church, all those who adhere to them. — Emile Durkheim

I am also actively involved in my church and its community activities. We have programs to improve the lives of our congregation and programs of outreach in the community. — Samuel Wilson

The church is not an institution forcing us to follow rules but a community inviting us to still our hunger and thirst at its table. — Henri Nouwen

I'm absolutely, utterly, and completely certain that God wouldn't be homophobic. I'd much rather go to hell - I really would much rather go to hell - than go to a homophobic heaven. — Desmond Tutu

You know, who tells the stories of a culture really governs human behavior. It used to be the parent, the school, the church, the community. Now it's a handful of global conglomerates that have nothing to tell, but a great deal to sell. — George Gerbner

The church has an unconditional obligation to the victims of any ordering society, even if they do not belong to the Christian community. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

And a third thing is the understanding of the Church as a community, a communion which is just a hierarchy but the people of God, whose servants are the priests and bishops. — Hans Kung

No matter what the realm of leadership – the home, the workplace, the church, or the community – the vision is crucial. Leaders must funnel their faith into action so that life-changing results. — Phil Pringle

The secret of every discord in Christian homes and communities and churches is that we seek our own way and our own glory. — Alan Redpath

Church Service Quotes

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The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of. Our attention would have been on God. — C. S. Lewis

You don't have to be in church service to worship, you can be in your own home. You enhance your spirituality, through the instrument of worship, when you really connect with the invisible, almighty God. — T. D. Jakes

I have devoted my energies to the study of the scriptures, observing monastic discipline, and singing the daily services in church; study, teaching, and writing have always been my delight. — Venerable Bede

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I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

New rule: If churches don't have to pay taxes, they also can't call the fire department when they catch fire. Sorry reverend, that's one of those services that goes along with paying in. I'll use the fire department I pay for. You can pray for rain. — Bill Maher

You are as much serving God in looking after your own children, & training them up in God’s fear, & minding the house, & making your household a church for God, as you would be if you had been called to lead an army to battle for the Lord of hosts. — Charles Spurgeon

Love never ends or fails. Love never ends. Everything must be based on love - the relation between two friends, my ministry, my service; the church services in every field must be based on love. Why? Because God is Love. — Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria

Remove the centrality-of-Jesus-Christ message from ministry and meetings, and you can forget church life or organic meetings. He must be the center of everything...not in lip service, but in the dynamic experiential whole. — Gene Edwards

Homosexuals want to come into churches and disrupt church services and throw blood all around and try to give people AIDS and spit in the face of ministers. — Pat Robertson

Worship is not a twenty minute period during a church service, but a lifestyle of relating to God in a particular way. — Mike Bickle

Church Today Quotes

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The reason why men do not look to the Church today is that she has destroyed her own influence by compromise. — G. Campbell Morgan

The early Church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity. — Leonard Ravenhill

The greatest weakness in the church today is that the servants of God keep looking over their shoulder for the approval of men. — R. C. Sproul

Much of today’s church relies more on a book the early church didn't have, than the Holy Spirit they did. — Bill Johnson

Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our church. We are fighting today for costly grace. — Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Women today leave the house in animal prints and six inch stilettos, what does that say? I'm going to church? They're saying I want you to hang me by my tits from your ceiling and bite my ass. You know what I mean? That's what it says to me anyway. — Andrew Dice Clay

In this context, the church supports and favors every effort today to seek the full development of the personality of all human beings, and to promote their fundamental rights, their dignity and liberty. — Claudio Hummes

In some Churches today and on some religious television programs, we see the attempt to make Christianity popular and pleasant. We have taken the cross away and substituted cushions. — Billy Graham

Since strict obedience is demanded and harshly enforced, only the least talented, least articulate, least nuanced thinkers, least likely to take a stand against abuse, and the least courageous people thrive in the Church today. — Kate Kelly

A revival does two things. First, it returns the Church from her backsliding and second, it causes the conversion of men and women; and it always includes the conviction of sin on the part of the Church. What a spell the devil seems to cast over the Church today! — Billy Sunday

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The true man of God is heartsick, grieved at the worldliness of the Church, grieved at the toleration of sin in the Church, grieved at the prayerlessness in the Church. He is disturbed that the corporate prayer of the Church no longer pulls down the strongholds of the devil. — Leonard Ravenhill

You can tell the people that if they succeed in killing me, that I forgive and bless those who do it. Hopefully, they will realize they are wasting their time. A bishop will die, but the church of God, which is the people, will never perish. — Oscar Romero

A time will come when instead of shepherds feeding the sheep, the church will have clowns entertaining the goats — Charles Spurgeon

Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power. America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great. — Alexis de Tocqueville

Sportsmanship... what a load of crap, don't preach your morality to me. Steve Austin doesn't have any mercy... you want mercy? Take your *ss to church! — Stone Cold Steve Austin

Help me, Lord, to remember that religion is not to be confined to the church... nor exercised only in prayer and meditation, but that every where I am in Thy Presence — Susanna Wesley

The church of Jesus needs to wake up from the exile of passivity and embrace liminality and adventure or continue to remain a religious ghetto for culturally co-opted, fearful, middle-class folk. — Alan Hirsch

If you look around, you can find a face of God in each thing, because He is not hidden in a church, in a mosque, or a synagogue, but everywhere. As there is no one who lives after seeing him, there is also no one dying after seeing him. Who finds Him, stays forever with him. — Shams Tabrizi

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