92 Great Christian Quotes

Great Christian Quotes

Over the years I’ve collected great Christian quotes from across the Internet. I love to read the thoughts of my Christian brothers and sisters who have come before me. I draw inspiration from them. I’m convicted by them. I’m drawn closer to the Lord through them.

Quotes from Christians can be used to emphasize a sermon point. They can inspire your congregations. Other Christians can say the hard things you may not be able to say. For the pastor, quotes are a goldmine.

Several years ago I shared a new quote on Twitter every day for several months. Below you will find my collection I accumulated over those months.

Take some time to read them. You might find you can slip them into your sermons. I hope you enjoy the voices of the great Christian quotes.

“It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless our walking is our preaching.” – Francis of Assisi

“The shortest distance between a problem and a solution is the distance between your knees and the floor” – Charles Stanley

“If the Holy Spirit guides us, He will do it according to the Scriptures and never contrary to them.” – George Muller

“We must all have the spirit of martyrdom, though we may not all die martyrs.” – George Whitefield

“In our prayers, we talk to God, in our Bible study, God talks to us, and we had better let God do most of the talking.” – D.L. Moody

“I desire to have both heaven and hell ever in my eye, while I stand on this isthmus of life, between two boundless oceans.” -John Wesley

“Preach the gospel to yourself every day.” – Jerry Bridges

“Jesus’ mission is not to make converts, and it never has been. His mission is to make disciples.” – Jim Putnam

“We have got to make disciples. Fun nights and pizza nights are not going to sustain us.” – Francis Chan

“What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace.” – John Wesley

“The man who does not know the nature of the Law, cannot know the nature of sin.” – John Bunyan

“All originality and no plagiarism makes for dull preaching.” – Charles Spurgeon

“It is the duty of every Christian to be Christ to his neighbor.” – Martin Luther

“The greatest proof that the Bible is inspired is that it has stood so much bad preaching.” – A.T. Robertson

“Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist.”-Oswald J. Smith

“We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.” – Oswald J. Smith

“If you’re walking with Jesus, in the Spirit, you need not fear going too far. No believer has gone as far as God wants him to go.”-A.A. Allen

“Revival is when God gets so sick and tired of being misrepresented that He shows Himself.” – Leonard Ravenhill

“Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.” – John Wesley

“God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.” – Hudson Taylor

“The man who will present Christ to others must be occupied with Christ for Himself.” – C.H. Mackintosh

“The Christian life is not slightly better, but completely different.” – Clarence Sexton

“Someday, when in the presence of our Savior, we will thank Him for every burden, every trial, and every heartache.” -J. Vernon McGee

“Christ went more willingly to the cross than we do to the throne of grace.” – Thomas Watson

“All the cunning of the devil is exercised in trying to tear us away from the Word.” – Martin Luther

“When I cannot read, when I cannot think, when I cannot even pray, I can trust.” – Hudson Taylor

“Forgive me for being so ordinary while claiming to know so extraordinary a God.” – Jim Elliot

“Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.” – Elisabeth Elliot

“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.” – Oswald Chambers

“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” – St. Augustine

“The most difficult lie I have ever contended with is this: life is a story about me.” – Donald Miller

“People often get upset when you teach them what is in the Bible rather than what they presume is in the Bible.” – N.T. Wright

“The world needs Christians who don’t tolerate the complacency of their own lives.” – Francis Chan

“Christ’s death is the Christian’s life. Christ’s cross is the Christian’s title to heaven.” – J.C. Ryle

“It is sweet to be nothing and less than nothing that Christ may be all in all.” – David Brainerd

“Lord, stamp eternity on my eyeballs.” – Jonathan Edwards

“Dear Jesus…how foolish of me to have called for human help when You are here.” – Corrie ten Boom

“Maturity in the Christian life is measured by only one test: how much closer to His character have we become?” – Elyse Fitzpatrick

“We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties.” – Oswald Chambers

“Prayer is not overcoming God’s reluctance, but laying hold of His willingness.” – Martin Luther

“Faith goes up the stairs that love has built and looks out the windows which hope has opened.” – Charles Spurgeon

“Those who aren’t following Jesus aren’t his followers… Followers follow, and those who don’t follow aren’t followers.” – Scott McKnight

“To judge a person’s heart is only to expose what’s in your own.” – Frank Viola

“Faith is deliberate confidence in the character of God whose ways you may not understand at the time.” – Oswald Chambers

“Our love grows soft if it is not strengthened by truth, and our truth grows hard if it is not softened by love.” – John Stott

“To add value to others, one must first value others.” – John Maxwell

“We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations.” – Charles Swindoll

“The lukewarm do not embrace the cross; they merely drag it along.” – St. Teresa of Avila

“If, then, you are looking for the way by which you should go, take Christ, because he himself is the way.” – Thomas Aquinas

“I am fallen, flawed and imperfect. Yet drenched in the grace and mercy that is found in Jesus Christ, there is strength.” – Adam Young

“You thought you were being made into a decent little cottage but He is building a palace. He intends to come and live in it Himself.”- C.S. Lewis

“God calls us to go against the grain when the grain is going against God. Be IN the world, not OF the world.” – Tony Evans

“Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon.” – Martin Luther

“A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian… and most of all, his family ought to know.” – D.L. Moody

“If a man cannot be a Christian in the place where he is, he cannot be a Christian anywhere.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult and left untried.” – G.K. Chesterton

“The bottom line in the Christian life is obedience and most people don’t even like the word.” – Charles Stanley

“When may a revival be expected? When the wickedness of the wicked grieves and distresses the Christian.” – Billy Sunday

“A true love of God must begin with a delight in his holiness.” – Jonathan Edwards

“You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.” – A.W. Tozer

“After grief for sin there should be joy for forgiveness.” – A.W. Pink

“We are not here to be overcome, but to rise unvanquished after every knockout blow, and laugh the laugh of faith, not fear.” – Amy Carmichael

“God requires to be represented by a fiery Church…two things are intolerable to Him – insincerity and lukewarmness.” – E.M. Bounds

“The Bible is shallow enough for a child not to drown, yet deep enough for an elephant to swim.” – St. Augustine

“Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.” – Phillips Brooks

“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.” – C.T. Studd

“We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn.'” – C.S. Lewis

“You need not to know much about Heaven – it is where Christ is, and that is Heaven enough for us.” – Charles Spurgeon

“God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.” – C.S. Lewis

“Nothing so clearly discovers a spiritual man as his treatment of an erring brother.” – St. Augustine

“We spend our years with sighing; it is a valley of tears; but death is the funeral of all our sorrows.” – Thomas Watson

“The right manner of growth is to grow less in one’s own eyes.” – Thomas Watson

“Take a saint, and put him into any condition, and he knows how to rejoice in the Lord.” – Walter Cradock

“Prayer is not so much an act as it is an attitude – an attitude of dependency, dependency upon God.” – A.W. Pink

“For a small reward, a man will hurry away on a long journey; while for eternal life, many will hardly take a single step.” – Thomas a’ Kempis

“He became what we are that He might make us what He is.” – St. Athanasius

“The tragedy of life…is not that men do not know God; the tragedy is that knowing Him they still insist on going their own way.” – William Barclay

“For God to explain a trial would be to destroy its purpose, calling forth simple faith and implicit obedience.” – Alfred Edersheim

“Christians should be like a flower store: the odor of sanctity should betray them wherever they are.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Christians ought not to slander God by looking as if they were at an everlasting funeral.” – Henry Ward Beecher

“Many Christians dread the thought of leaving this world. Why? Because so many have stored up their treasures on earth, not in heaven.” – Randy Alcorn

“I find the doing of the will of God leaves me no time for disputing about His plans.” – George MacDonald

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” – Mother Teresa

“One act of obedience is better than one hundred sermons.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“You can only learn what obedience is by obeying.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you.” – Timothy Keller

“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” – Thomas Aquinas

“We never know how God will answer our prayers, but we can expect that He will get us involved in His plan for the answer.” – Corrie Ten Boom

“Your faith will not fail while God sustains it; you are not strong enough to fall away while God is resolved to hold you.” – J.I. Packer

“A man who is intimate with God is not intimidated by man.” – Leonard Ravenhill

“Faith makes all things possible. Love makes them easy.” – D.L. Moody

“The life of faith is not a life of mounting up with wings, but a life of walking and not fainting.” – Oswald Chambers


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