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
Craziest Church Buildings quotations
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end.
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.
Jesus was not sent here to teach the people to build magnificent churches and temples amidst the cold wretched huts and dismal hovels. He came to make the human heart a temple, and the soul an altar, and the mind a priest.
You can't build a reputation on what you are going to do.
If ever there were a true "just as I am" church, if ever there were a community where everybody could bring all their baggage and brokenness with them without neat and tidy happy endings quite yet, if ever there was a group where everyone was loved and no one pretended - we could not make enough room inside the building.
The best way to revive a church is to build a fire in the pulpit.
Why is it not possible to build a church in Saudi Arabia where as we in the Netherlands have almost 500 mosques being built; why is it not possible to buy or sell a Bible in any Muslim or most of the Muslim countries, whereas we can buy a Koran here on every street corner? This is the exact example of the fact that Islam is an intolerant society.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair and adult.
The Lord did not tell us to build beautiful churches, but to evangelize the world
T]he church is not a place. It's not a building. It's not a preaching point. It's not a spiritual service provider. It's a people - the new covenant, blood-bought people of God. That's why Paul said, 'Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her' (Eph. 5:25). He didn't give himself up for a place, but for a people.
Preaching is the primary means of growth for the local church.
There is a great deal of debate about this in our day, but it is the preaching of the Word that God most uses to build up a church, not only numerically but above all (and far more importantly) in spiritual depth and understanding of the people who make up the congregation.
If you are more fortunate than others, it is better to build a longer table than a taller fence.
An instinctive taste teaches men to build their churches with spire steeples which point as with a silent finger to the sky and stars.
We don't have a lot of churches in America;
we have a lot of really nice brick buildings on finely manicured lawns! Just because someone says they are of the Church or they are Christian, doesn't make it so.
I do not think the devil cares how many churches you build, if only you have lukewarm preachers and people in them.
When you build in silence, people don't know what to attack.
We all claim to worship the same God, so why don't we fellowship together? .
.. The only thing that keeps us from fellowshiping together are the church buildings, the organizations.
We go to church buildings that still have a mortgage.
Which means the bank owns God's house. Which means that we go and make love to God in a house that Satan owns!
The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God.
Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament.
If you don't build your dreams, someone will hire you to help build theirs.
... what I believe to be one of the major tragedies in the Church today. Namely, that evangelicals are biblical, but not contemporary, while liberals are contemporary but not biblical, and almost nobody is building bridges and relating the biblical text to the modern context
Going to a bar or pool hall doesn’t mean you’re a drunk, just like sitting in a henhouse doesn’t make you a chicken. It’s the same in the opposite setting. Sitting in a church building doesn’t make you a follower of Christ.
For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel.
It is easier to build up a child than it is to repair an adult.
Men build our churches but do not enter them, print our Bibles but do not read them, talk about God but do not believe Him, speak of Christ but do not trust Him for salvation, sing our hymns and then forget them.
The responsibility of building leadership in the Church belongs to the father and the mother. . . . As youth grow and mature through their teenage years and move toward adulthood, the Church picks up an important role in this process of giving youth an opportunity to lead, but it begins in the home.
We are not engaged in domestic politics, in church building or in social uplift work, but we are engaged in nation building.
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
... together we can build the people's Church, a true Church. Not just a hierarchy, or a building, but a real change inside people.
It would be as easy for the United States to build a tower to remove the sun, as to remove polygamy, or the Church and Kingdom of God.
In China I told pastors about how, in the West, we have these church buildings and how we go to services each week that last an hour or so. I told them how if we don't like the music or the message then we can go to different buildings and services... They all broke out into laughter. They thought I was the funniest guy they had ever seen.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Worship in truth is worship that arises out of an actual encounter with God, a response to the experience of knowing God's real presence and activity in our daily lives. This has nothing to do with sentiment, thinking religious thoughts or having aesthetic experiences in church buildings; any religion can give you that sort of thing.
Jesus is not directing the angelic choir, taking long naps, or doing crossword puzzles. He is completely focused on building his church, the hope of the world.
And when we go to church, read our Bibles, have our quiet times, and go to Christian conferences, we too can build some impressive spiritual muscles, but unless we use those spiritual muscles to change our lives, build the church, love our neighbors, and care for the sick and the poor, we...are just posers. Let us not take God's truth for granted.
When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.
Faith can be stirred within the walls of church buildings, but faith is formed and nourished in the waiting rooms of hospitals, helplessly witnessing a thirty-one-year-old sister suffer, holding kids affected by the AIDS epidemic, and being stretched outside of our own social makeup.
Storytelling has driven faith and religious practice, keeping them alive for millennia. Just as every hymn, icon, and stained-glass window in a church links to a story, brands have the potential to build holistic identities.
Bleak factory buildings and billboard-cluttered avenues look as beautiful, through the camera's eye, as churches and pastoral landscapes.
The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.
I never realised that the Edinburgh skyline was so interesting - it's gothic and very urban and there's a lot of church spires and old brownstone buildings.
I love church buildings, particularly cathedrals, and I like living in spaces that remind me of music or evoke that creative energy.
I would like that all of us, after these days of grace, might have the courage - the courage - to walk in the presence of the Lord, with the Cross of the Lord: to build the Church on the Blood of the Lord, which is shed on the Cross, and to profess the one glory, Christ Crucified. In this way, the Church will go forward.
The Bible does not say we should aim at numbers but rather urges us faithfully to proclaim God's message in the boldness of the Holy Spirit. This will build God's church God's way.
You don't decide to build a church because you have money in the bank.
You build because God says this is what I should do. Faith is the supplier of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.