I surrendered unto Him all there was of me; everything! Then for the first time I realized what it meant to have real power.— Kathryn Kuhlman
Staggering Discipleship quotations
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds
Being a Christan is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God's will.
Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating.
By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.
There is no success without sacrifice.
If you succeed without sacrifice it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success it is because someone will succeed after.
Discipleship is the process of becoming who Jesus would be if he were you.
Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.
You will know as much of God, and only as much of God, as you are willing to put into practice.
His voice leads us not into timid discipleship but into bold witness.
When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.
When God measures a man he puts the tape around the heart, not the head.
You teach what you know, but you reproduce what you are.
It is only by a total death to self we can be lost in God.
The only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us, and carry out, in our ordinary conduct; the insignficances of daily life are the importances and the tests of eternity, because they prove what really is the spirit that possesses us.
My yoke is easy, and my burden light.
It's a sin to bore people with the Bible.
You can impress from a distance, but you can only impact up close.
At the back of it there lies the central citadel of obstinacy: I will not give up my right to myself--the thing God intends you to give up if ever you are going to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.
At this time there was a wise man who was called Jesus.
And his conduct was good, and [he] was known to be virtuous. And many people from among the Jews and the other nations became his disciples. Pilate condemned him to be crucified and to die. And those who had become his disciples did not abandon his discipleship.
Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our church. We are fighting today for costly grace.
The decision to grow always involves a choice between risk and comfort.
This means that to be a follower of Jesus, you must renounce comfort as the ultimate value of your life.
Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves.
Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession.... Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.
Salvation is free, but discipleship will cost you your life
Nothing is really lost by a life of sacrifice; everything is lost by failure to obey God's call.
We should be more concerned with reaching the lost than pampering the saved.
Our problem is that we are in the Word but not under the Word.
Costly grace is the treasure hidden in the field;
for the sake of it a man will gladly go and sell all he has. It is the pearl of great price to by which the merchant will sell all his goods.
You cannot impart what you do not possess.
The invitation is not, "Give Me thine head." The invitation is, "My Son, give Me thine heart."
Childlike surrender and trust, I believe, is the defining spirit of authentic discipleship.
Jesus calls us to his rest, and meekness is His method.
The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort.
Take the words of Jesus and let them become the Supreme Court of the Gospel to you.
Those who teach by their doctrine must teach by their life, or else they pull down with one hand what they build up with the other.
The Bible parable says that while men slept, the enemy sowed tares among the wheat. A boy who rises at 4:30 to deliver papers is considered a go-getter, but to urge our young people to rise at 5:30 to pray is considered fanaticism. We must once again wear the harness of discipline. There is no other way.
Every church needs to grow warmer through fellowship, deeper through discipleship, stronger through through worship, and larger through evangelism.