More GREAT QUOTES "There is a great deal of worldliness, and earthly-mindedness, and covetousness among the professing Christians of our day. They are worshipers of the golden calf! O sirs! the world is all shadow and vanity. The world is like Jonah's gourd--a man may sit under its shadow for a time, but it soon decays and dies. The main reason why many professors dote upon the world, is because they are not acquainted with a greater glory. If the heart of man is not filled with God--it will be filled with the world, the flesh and the devil." - Thomas Brooks, 1670. "By affliction, the Lord teaches His people to sit loose from this world, and to be prepared for eternity. By affliction, God shows His people the vanity, vexation, emptiness, weakness, and nothingness of all created things; and the choiceness, preciousness and sweetness of communion with Himself." - Unknown. "The average Christian is so cold and contented with his wretched condition that there is no vacuum of desire into which the blessed Spirit can rush in satisfying fullness." - A.W. Tozer "The spiritual man habitually makes eternity-judgments instead of time-judgments. By faith he rises above the tug of earth and the flow of time and learns to think and feel as one who has already left the world and gone to join the innumerable company of angels and the general assembly and Church of the First-born which are written in heaven. Such a man would rather be useful than famous and would rather serve than be served. And all this must be by the operation of the Holy Spirit within him. No man can become spiritual by himself. Only the free Spirit can make a man spiritual." - A.W.Tozer Preach the word purely and fully; mix nothing with it that does not belong to it... The gospel is not suited, and cannot be made to suit, the corrupt dispositions and inclinations of the carnal mind; but the faithful preaching of it is calculated to oppose and to overcome those evil prejudices so far as to excite men to attend to the doctrines it contains and the blessings it proposes. It is your duty, not to bring down the gospel into a conformity with them, but to change them into a conformity with the gospel. - Robert Hall. "Oh the secret of the Lord is with them that fear Him!!!" -Duncan Campbell "We stink more of the world than we stink of of sack cloth and ashes. Alot of contemporary churches today would feel more at home in a movie house rather than in a house of prayer, more afraid of holy living than of sinning, know more about money than magnifying Christ in our bodies. It is so compromised that holiness and living a sin-free life is heresy to the modern church. The modern church is, quite simply, just the world with a Christian T-shirt on!" - N. Cruz. "Preaching is God's great institution for the planting and maturing of spiritual life. When properly executed, its benefits are untold. When wrongly executed, no evil can exceed its damaging results." -E.M. Bounds "Despite the atrociousness of it, Satan really does have "little cause to fear most preaching." Most preaching in the modern church is completely devoid of unction. Pastors are too busy playing golf or racquetball to bother spending time on their knees. No wonder some pastors I've heard can more readily quote Dr. Laura then bible passages pertaining to prayer. It's disastrous. Satan need not fear under those conditions." - A. Reavis "The Lord has shown me that I can do anything, but that He has said, "apart from Me ye can do nothing." So it comes to this, that everything I have done, and can still do apart from Him is nothing!" - 'The Normal Christian Life' - Watchman Nee "How do we worship our God wholeheartedly? To answer the question we must respond to the command... "If you love me, you will obey what I command." John 14:15. True Love is complete obedience ... If you love Jesus, you will obey what He commands. This is true love and true worship." - Unknown "A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God." - Leonard Ravenhill "Resolved: that all men should live for the glory of God. Resolved second: That whether others do or not, I will." - Jonathan Edwards "Let us not glide through this world and then slip quietly into heaven, without having blown the trumpet loud and long for our Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Let us see to it that the devil will hold a thanksgiving service in hell, when he gets the news of our departure from the field of battle." - C. T. Studd "Make sure you are praising God on the right side of the sea." - A former pastor, Speaking of the Israelites. "May the Lamb who was slain, receive the reward for His suffering!" - Cry of Moravian Missionaries "I believed also that nobody is more a Christian. I had read in the Bible that there will be in the last time the great apostasy, that people will leave the faith and I believed that I lived now this time. But I said to myself if Christianity is dead, I will sit at its tomb and will weep until it arises again, just as Mary Magdalene sat at the tomb of Jesus and wept until Jesus showed Himself. Then when I came out of prison I saw Christianity is not dead. The number of practicing Christians in Rumania according to the figures given by the Communists themselves in 20 years of Communist dictatorship has grown 300 percent." - Richard Wurmbrand. "There is nothing little in God." - C.H. Spurgeon "I love to live on the brink of eternity." - David Brainerd "Oh! one hour with God infinitely exceeds all the pleasures and delights of this lower world." - David Brainerd ------------------------------------------ ~SOURCE: www.sermonindex.net - a great site!