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You get up and you preach a sermon and people walk away thinking what a great guy - and that's a failure as a pastor. Our job is to proclaim Christ.
Behold how Christ is the foundation of the church and the apostles are the foundations! Christ is by a figure of speech - antonomastice - the foundation because the edifice of the church begins from him and is finished in him and through him. But the prophets and apostles are the foundations because their authority bears up our weakness.
There's a verse in the Bible says, 'In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.' And what brings me peace is the scripture.
Tammy Faye Bakker
You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church.
We were old sinners - but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore.
The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ came to do three things. He came to have my past forgiven, you get a purpose for living and a home in Heaven.
Salvation and Christ's love is a gift. You don't earn it. You've got to receive that gift.
My belief as a Christian is when we receive Christ as salvation, that that gives us a guarantee for Heaven.
Mormonism is a little different, but I still see them as brothers in Christ.
I believe that I have received Jesus Christ into my heart. I believe that he has covered all of my sins.
To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
I do know this... I seem to reach a lot of previously unchurched people. So many people have told me they never went to church until they heard our message of hope that God is a good God who desires to bless those who are faithful and obedient to Him through Jesus Christ.
When I hear Mitt Romney say that he believes that Jesus is the Son of God, that He's the Christ, raised from the dead, that He's his savior - that's good enough for me.
When my dad founded our church, he used either a globe or a map of the world behind him. It was symbolic of what Christ said: to go forth and preach hope to the world. We believe in the cross, but we just continued with the globe.
Only when Christ comes again will the little white children of Alabama walk hand in hand with little black children.
A Christian is nothing but a sinful man who has put himself to school for Christ for the honest purpose of becoming better.
Henry Ward Beecher
Archbishop - A Christian ecclesiastic of a rank superior to that attained by Christ.
H. L. Mencken
Those outside the church expect followers of Christ to live differently, yet today many in church are chasing after the world - not to win them, but to be like them.
Success is always dangerous, and we need to be alert and avoid becoming the victims of our own success. Will we influence the world for Christ, or will the world influence us?
Forgiveness is not a one-time thing that happened the day you received Christ. It is an everyday thing, for the rest of your life.
We must not sit still and look for miracles; up and doing, and the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ Jesus, will do anything.
I have no further use for America. I wouldn't go back there if Jesus Christ was President.
To be a Christian who is willing to travel with Christ on his downward road requires being willing to detach oneself constantly from any need to be relevant, and to trust ever more deeply the Word of God.
Whatever we have of this world in our hands, our care must be to keep it out of our hearts, lest it come between us and Christ.
Of all the things Christ wants for us, loving Him and focusing our attention on Him are the most important.
John F. Kennedy
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