121 Quotes About Church

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The Church is the only society that exists for the benefit of those who are not its members.
- William Temple
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The glory of the gospel is that when the church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it.
- Martyn Lloyd-Jones
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The church is not a select circle of the immaculate, but a home where the outcast may come in. It is not a palace with gate attendants and challenging sentinels along the entrance-ways holding off at arm's-length the stranger, but rather a hospital where the broken-hearted may be healed, and where all the weary and troubled may find rest and take counsel together.
- James H. Aughey
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We do not want a church that will move with the world. We want a church that will move the world.
- G.K. Chesterton
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Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
- Billy Sunday
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The church is a hospital for sinners, and not a museum for saints.
- Vance Havner
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You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there's a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.
- Leonard Ravenhill
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It is scarcely possible in most places to get anyone to attend a meeting where the only attraction is God.
- A. W. Tozer
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Jesus is the Head of the church. He expects His body to cooperate.
- Jack Wellman
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You (Millennials) are the generation most afraid of real community because it inevitably limits freedom and choice. Get over your fear.
- Tim Keller
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Some women will spend thirty minutes to an hour preparing for church externally (putting on special clothes and makeup, etc.). What would happen if we all spent the same amount of time preparing internally for church - with prayer and meditation?
- Leonard Ravenhill
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The Church used to be a lifeboat rescuing the perishing. Now she is a cruise ship recruiting the promising.
- Leonard Ravenhill
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When there's something in the Bible that churches don't like, they call it 'legalism.'
- Leonard Ravenhill
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Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.
- Dwight L. Moody
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The church is in Christ as Eve was in Adam.
- Assorted Authors
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The local church is espoused to Christ, but there is always the danger of that love growing cold. Like Martha, we can be so busy working for Christ that we have no time to love Him. Christ is more concerned about what we do with Him than for Him. Labor is no substitute for love. To the public, the Ephesian church was successful; to Christ, it had fallen.
- Warren Wiersbe
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It takes more than a busy church, a friendly church, or even an evangelical church to impact a community for Christ. It must be a church ablaze, led by leaders who are ablaze for God.
- Wesley L. Duewel
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In proportion as a church is holy, in that proportion will its testimony for Christ be powerful.
- Charles Spurgeon
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Christians don't tell lies they just go to church and sing them.
- A. W. Tozer
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We do not want, as the newspapers say, a church that will move with the world. We want a church that will move the world.
- G.K. Chesterton
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The church that is not jealously protected by mighty intercession and sacrificial labors will before long become the abode of every evil bird and the hiding place for unsuspected corruption. The creeping wilderness will soon take over that church that trusts in its own strength and forgets to watch and pray.
- A. W. Tozer
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Men are God's method. The church is looking for better methods; God is looking for better men.
- E.M. Bounds
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The church does not draw people in; it sends them out.
- Chuck Colson
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Christ holds that prayer is a tremendous power which achieves what, without it, was a sheer impossibility. And this amazing thing you can set into operation. And the fact that you are not so using it, and simply don't believe in it and its efficiency and efficacy as our fathers did, and that so many nowadays agree with you, is certainly a major reason why the churches are so cold, and the promises seem so tardy of fulfillment.
- A. J. Gossip
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Christianity means a lot more than church membership.
- Billy Sunday
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The Christian that is bound by his own horizon, the church that lives simply for itself, is bound to die a spiritual death and sink into stagnancy and corruption. We never can thank God enough for giving us not only a whole Gospel to believe, but a whole world to give it to.
- A. B. Simpson
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Every believer is commanded to be plugged in to a local church.
- David Jeremiah
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The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the first tokens of His absence will be slothfulness in prayer.
- Charles Spurgeon
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This much is sure in all churches, forgetting party labels; the smallest meeting numerically is the prayer-meeting. If weak in prayer we are weak everywhere.
- Leonard Ravenhill
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The Church is the one institution that exists for those outside it.
- William Tyndale
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The Kingdom of God is not going to be advanced by our churches becoming filled with men, but by men in our churches becoming filled with God.
- Duncan Campbell
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Too many churches are little more than four walls and a roof.
- Billy Sunday
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A man who covers up the cross though he may be an intellectual man, and draw large crowds will have no ilk there, and his church will be but a gilded sepulcher.
- Dwight L. Moody
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The church which is not a missionary church will be a missing church when Jesus comes.
- F.B. Meyer
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A church debt is the devil's salary.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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As we witness our religious freedoms being lost and our congregations getting itchy, it is time for our churches to again become relevant within our culture.
- Jonathan Falwell
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I want to assist churches and to assist pastors in training pastors. But, after fourteen years of service in this capacity, I am absolutely certain that the finest theological seminary on earth is absolutely incompetent at replicating the actual life of a Gospel congregation. I want to train a generation of pastors who will train pastors, and I want to help them in that task.
- Albert Mohler
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Churches become poor if they become rich and care not for the poor.
- Lester Roloff
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We cannot believe that the church of God is already possessed of all that light which God intends to give it; nor that all Satan's lurking places have already been found out.
- Jonathan Edwards
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No church, including the one I pastor, should be measured by its attendance.
- Jim Cymbala
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A church can be unified in one of two ways. You can freeze together, as the Church of the Frozen Chosen; or you can melt together with the fire of the Holy Spirit.
- John Hagee
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Trying to run a church without revivals can be done when you can run a gasoline engine on buttermilk.
- Billy Sunday
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I don't think the job of the church is to make people happy. I think it's to make them holy.
- Chuck Colson
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The most useful members of a church are usually those who would be doing harm if they were not doing good.
- Charles Spurgeon
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It is a shame when the church itself is a cemetery, where the living sleep above the ground, as the dead do beneath.
- Thomas Fuller
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The church's job is to equip the saints for works of service in the world.
- Chuck Colson
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The first century money changers were in the temple, but they didn't have the spirit of the temple... They were out of sync with the whole purpose of the Lord's house. "The atmosphere of my Father's house," Jesus seemed to say, "is to be prayer. The aroma around my Father must be that of people opening their hearts in worship and supplication. This is not a place to make a buck. This is a house for calling on the Lord.
- Jim Cymbala
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Divisions in the church always breed atheism in the world.
- Thomas Manton
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Scripture speaks very clearly to the fact that identification with God's people in a formal, public way was considered essential in...New Testament times... A careful study of the New Testament doesn't reveal even a hint of any believer who was truly saved, but not part of a local church.
- Wayne Mack
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Bible-believing churches and pastors could well apply this principle of pointing out faults without offending. We need to be careful that we do not let a carnal spirit divide us and hurt us so the Lord finds it difficult to use us.
- Theodore Epp
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