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Except a man be born again, he will wish one day he had never been born at all.
Never does a person see any beauty in Christ as a Savior, until they discover that they are a lost and ruined sinner.
True Christianity is not merely believing a certain set of dry abstract propositions: it is to live in daily personal communication with an actual living person - Jesus Christ.
No one ever said at the end of his days; 'I have read my bible too much, I have thought of God too much, I have prayed too much, I have been too careful with my soul'
Our prayers may be weak, stammering, and poor in our eyes. But if they come from a right heart, God understands them. Such prayers are His delight.
If you love Christ, never be ashamed to let others see it and know it. Speak for Him. Witness for Him. Live for Him.
Backsliding, generally first begins with neglect of private prayer.
A religion that costs nothing is worth nothing. A cheap Christianity, without a cross, will prove in the end a useless Christianity, without a crown.
There is only one door, one bridge, one ladder, between earth and heaven - the crucified Son of God.
According to the men of the world, few are going to hell; According to the Bible, few are going to heaven.
I fear we are in danger of forgetting that to HAVE the Bible is one thing, and to READ it quite another.
The highest form of selfishness is that of the man who is content to go to heaven alone.
A Christian is a walking sermon. They preach far more than a minister does, for they preach all week long.
Wealth is no mark of God’s favor. Poverty is no mark of God’s displeasure.
It costs something to be a true Christian. It will cost us our sins, our self-righteousn ess, our ease and our worldliness.
No time is so well spent in every day as that which we spend upon our knees.
Let us cleave to Christ more closely, love Him more heartily, live to Him more thoroughly, copy Him more exactly, confess Him more boldly, and follow Him more fully.
Let us receive nothing, believe nothing, follow nothing which is not in the Bible, nor can be proved by the Bible.
Do not glory in your own faith, your own feelings, your own knowledge, or your own diligence. Glory in nothing but Christ.
It is neglect of the Bible which makes so many a prey to the first false teacher whom they hear.
Beware of manufacturing a God of your own: a God who is all mercy, but not just. Such a God is an idol of your own.
It must not content us to take our bodies to church if we leave our hearts at home.
The only way to be really happy in such a world as this, is to be ever casting all our cares on God.
And I believe it to be a signal evidence of the Spirit's presence when the Word is really precious to a man 's soul.
The 'means of grace' are such as Bible reading, private prayer, and regularly worshiping God in Church, wherein one hears the Word taught and participates in the Lord's Supper.
How is it that many who profess and call themselves Christians, do so little for the Savior whose name they bear?
"A humble and prayerful person will find a thousand things in the Bible, which the proud student will utterly fail to discern." ~ J.C. Ryle
We must read our Bibles like men digging for hidden treasure.
Whatever you read, read the Bible first. Beware of bad books: there are plenty in this day. Take heed what you read.
God knew what we were before conversion - wicked, guilty, and defiled; yet He loved us. He knows what we will be after conversion - weak, erring, and frail; yet He loves us.
It is not hard to deceive ministers, relatives and friends. But it is impossible to deceive Christ.
Wherever we may be, or whatever our circumstances, the Lord Jesus sees them. We are never beyond the reach of His care.
To say that we are sorry for our sins is mere hypocrisy, unless we show that we are really sorry for them, by giving them up. Doing is the very life of repentance.
The Gospel which we possess was not given to us only to be admired, talked of, and professed - but to be practiced.
Let your Christianity be so unmistakable, your eye so single, your heart so whole, your walk so straightforward, that all who see you may have no doubt whose you are, and whom you serve.
If God has given His Son to die for us, let us beware of doubting His kindness and love in any painful providence of our daily life.
HATE SIN! Instead of loving it, cleaving to it, excusing it, playing with it, we ought to hate it with a deadly hatred.
Trials are intended to make us think, to wean us from the world, to send us to the Bible, to drive us to our knees.
We know but little of true Christianity, if we don't feel a deep concern about the souls of unconverted people.
Since Satan can't destroy the gospel, he has too often neutralized its usefulness by addition, subtraction or substitution.
I maintain that to tell a person they are born again, while they are living in carelessness or sin, is a dangerous delusion.
Let it never surprise true Christians if they are slandered and misrepresented in this world. They must not expect to fare better than their Lord.
O Christian, look up and take comfort. Jesus has prepared a place for you, and those who follow Him shall never perish, neither shall anyone pluck them out of His hands.
Pride is the oldest and most common of sins. Humility is the rarest and most beautiful of graces.
Conversion is not putting a man in an armchair and taking him easily to heaven. It is the beginning of a mighty conflict, in which it costs much to win the victory.
If you want to find out how much someone loves you, find out how much they pray for you.
The blood of Christ can cleanse away all sin. But we must 'plead guilty' before God can declare us innocent.
God does not look at riches, titles, education, or beauty. There is only one thing that God does look at, and that is the soul.
Knowledge of the Bible never comes by intuition. It can only be obtained by diligent, regular, daily, attentive reading.
There will be no universal peace until the Prince of Peace appears.