19 A. J. Gossip Quotes

  • "The Word of God can grow to be only a hunting-ground for texts; and we can preach, meaning intensely every word we utter, and yet in reality only lost for the moment like an actor in his part, or at least leaving it to the folk to live it out; for us, bless me, we have no time for that, but are already immersed, poor harried souls, in determining what we shall preach on next."

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Preaching


  • "There is still One whose faith in you has never wavered. And how wonderful it is that that one should be Jesus Christ! It was a wonderful dream God dreamed, Christ says, when He created you; it was a stately being that was in His mind when you were fashioned; and I can make you all He meant that you should be."

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Jesus, Creation


  • "A basic trouble is that most Churches limit themselves unnecessarily by addressing their message almost exclusively to those who are open to religious impression through the intellect, whereas ... there are at least four other gateways -- the emotions, the imagination, the aesthetic feeling, and the will -- through which they can be reached."

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Church, Evangelism


  • "Thanksgiving is the language of heaven, and we had better start to learn it if we are not to be mere dumb aliens there."

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Thankfulness


  • "Hundreds of men are hoarse from continual speaking, and are wearied out with running here and running there. If things slow down, we evolve yet another type of meeting. And when this new and added wheel is spinning merrily with all the other wheels, there may be no spiritual outcome whatsoever, but there is a wind blowing in our faces; and we hot and sticky engineers have a comfortable feeling that something is going on."

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Preaching


  • "We can do nothing, we say sometimes, we can only pray. That, we feel, is a terribly precarious second-best. So long as we can fuss and work and rush about, so long as we can lend a hand, we have some hope; but if we have to fall back upon God -- ah, then things must be critical indeed!"

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Prayer


  • "Do not burn false fire upon God's altar; do not pose and pretend, either to Him or to yourself, in your religious exercises; do not say more than you mean, or use exaggerated language that goes beyond the facts, when speaking to Him whose word is truth."

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Prayer


  • "You will not stroll into Christlikeness with your hands in your pockets, shoving the door open with a careless shoulder. This is no hobby for one's leisure moments, taken up at intervals when we have nothing much to do, and put down and forgotten when our life grows full and interesting... It takes all one's strength, and all one's heart, and all one's mind, and all one's soul, given freely and recklessly and without restraint."

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Godliness


  • "If we are whimpering, and sniveling, and begging to be spared the discipline of life that is sent to knock some smatterings of manhood into us, the answer to that prayer may never come at all. Thank God! If you are not bleating to get off, but asking to be given grace and strength to see this through with honor, "The very day" you pray that prayer, the answer always comes."

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Prayer, Strength


  • "Do you find life too difficult for you? So did we, but not now, with the amplitudes of grace there are for us in Jesus Christ, it grows satisfying and successful and exciting beyond measure, becomes another and a richer thing."

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Life, Grace


  • "What exactly has Christ done for you? What is there in your life that needs Christ to explain it, and that, apart from Him, simply could not have been there at all? If there is nothing, then your religion is a sheer futility. But then that is your fault, not Jesus Christ's."

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Religion


  • "Pain is a kindly, hopeful thing, a certain proof of life, a clear assurance that all is not yet over, that there is still a chance. But if your heart has no pain -- well, that may betoken health, as you suppose: but are you certain that it does not mean that your soul is dead?"

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Pain


  • "A century or so since, they spoke of sharing our Lord with the heathen, and the world rocked with laughter at so crazy a scheme, with the Church joining loudly in the merriment. Yet today, who laughs now? We ought to be the gladdest and the most exultant people in the world; for we have found the key to our difficulties, and it turns; have come on a solution of life's problems, and it works."

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Christianity


  • "God has the right to be trusted; to be believed that He means what He says; and that His love is dependable."

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: Trust


  • "God is like the sun at high noon, always giving all he has."

    - A. J. Gossip
    Topics: God



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