Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category


Say vs Do

God wants us to make Jesus Christ the central figure in our church–not just say that we do, but actually do it.

A.W. Tozer

Posted July 11, 2012 by The Spillover



So long as we have breath in our bodies we must keep on our armour, and remember we are on an enemy’s ground.

JC Ryle, *Holiness*

Posted June 13, 2012 by The Spillover


Think About It

God will only give you what you would have asked for if you knew everything he knows.

Tim Keller

Posted June 6, 2012 by The Spillover


Greatest Hope

God’s reckless grace is our greatest hope.

Tim Keller

Posted June 1, 2012 by The Spillover


Cold Water

I would humbly suggest that we are apt to overlook the doctrine of growth in grace, and that we do not sufficiently consider how very far a person may go in a profession of religion, and yet have no grace, and be dead in God’s sight after all. I believe that Judas Iscariot seemed very like the other Apostles. When the Lord warned them that one would betray Him, no one said, “Is it Judas?” We had better think more about the Churches of Sardis and Laodicea than we do.

JC Ryle

Posted May 23, 2012 by The Spillover



Man’s mind is like a store of idolatry and superstition; so much so that if a man believes his own mind it is certain that he will forsake God and forge some idol in his own brain.

John Calvin

Posted May 18, 2012 by The Spillover


Something is Wrong

Something is wrong when our lives make sense to unbelievers.

Francis Chan

Posted May 17, 2012 by The Spillover


Good Reminder

The very one who argued you down, will sometimes be found, years later, to have been influenced by what you said.

CS Lewis

Posted May 12, 2012 by The Spillover


Another Cushion, Please

Could it be that many of our problems with prayer and much of our weakness in prayer come from the fact that we are not all on active duty, and yet we still try to use the transmitter? We have a wartime walkie-talkie and try to turn it into a civilian intercom to call the servant for another cushion in the den.

John Piper

Posted May 10, 2012 by The Spillover



We are free to embrace suffering once we realize that death is reward.

David Platt

Posted May 9, 2012 by The Spillover


One Hundred Men

Give me one hundred men who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergyman or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon the earth.

John Wesley

Posted May 4, 2012 by The Spillover



To stay away from Christianity because part of the Bible’s teaching is offensive to you assumes that if there is a God he wouldn’t have any views that upset you. Does that belief make sense?  If you don’t trust the Bible enough to let it challenge and correct your thinking, how could you ever have a personal relationship with God? In any truly personal relationship, the other person has to be able to contradict you.

Tim Keller

Posted May 3, 2012 by The Spillover


Enjoy Him

In commanding us to glorify Him, God is inviting us to enjoy Him.

C.S. Lewis

Posted April 25, 2012 by The Spillover


Terribly Possible

We must sit down humbly in the presence of God, look the whole subject in the face, examine clearly what the Lord Jesus calls sin, and what the Lord Jesus calls “doing His will.” We must then try to realize that it is terribly possible to live a careless, easy-going, half-worldly life, and yet at the same time to maintain Evangelical principles and call ourselves Evangelical people!

J.C. Ryle

Posted April 16, 2012 by The Spillover


A Better Life

Jesus Christ did not suffer so that you would not suffer. He suffered so that when you suffer, you’ll become more like him. The gospel does not promise you better life circumstances; it promises you a better life.

Tim Keller

Posted April 11, 2012 by The Spillover


More Than Beliefs

In the dark hours of suffering, Christians want more than the assurance that their beliefs are consistent. They draw comfort only from the living Lord himself, from the Spirit whom he has graciously given, from a renewed grasp, a felt experience, of the love of God in Christ Jesus (Eph. 3:14–21). That is not to say, however, that the set of beliefs is irrelevant. It is to say that, in addition to holding that Christian beliefs are true and consistent, the Christian, to find comfort in them, must learn how to use them. Christian beliefs are not to be stacked in the warehouse of the mind; they are to be handled and applied to the challenges of life and discipleship. Otherwise they are incapable of bringing comfort and stability, godliness and courage, humility and joy, holiness and faith.

D.A. Carson

Posted April 10, 2012 by The Spillover


Best Measure

The best measure of a spiritual life is not its ecstasies but its obedience.

Oswald Chambers

Posted April 2, 2012 by The Spillover


The Narrow Way

The price we are having to pay today in the shape of the collapse of the organised church is only the inevitable consequence of our policy of making grace available to all at too low a cost. We gave away the word and sacraments wholesale, we baptised, confirmed, and absolved a whole nation without condition. Our humanitarian sentiment made us give that which was holy to the scornful and unbelieving… But the call to follow Jesus in the narrow way was hardly ever heard.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

Posted March 26, 2012 by The Spillover


Whoever They Are

We are to pray for whoever is in power. Remember that the man who was in power in Rome when Paul wrote was bloody Nero, yet he says we are to pray for kings, whoever they are.

J. Vernon McGee

Posted March 20, 2012 by The Spillover


Satisfaction and Merit

By Christ purchasing redemption, two things are intended, his satisfaction, and his merit. All is done by the price that Christ lays down, which does two things: it pays our debt, and so it satisfies; it procures our title to happiness, and so it merits. The satisfaction of Christ is to free us from misery, and the merit of Christ is to purchase happiness for us.

Jonathan Edwards

Posted March 13, 2012 by The Spillover

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