26 Jim Cymbala Quotes

  • "I am dismayed by the contracts required by some contemporary musical groups. To perform a concert at your church, the stated fee will be so much (in either four or five figures) plus round trip airfare--often first class, not coach. Every detail of the accommodations is spelled out, down to "sushi for twenty persons" waiting at the hotel, in one case. All this is done so that the group can stand before an inner-city audience and exhort the people to "just trust the Lord for all your needs."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Money


  • "People pay attention when they see that God actually changes persons and sets them free. When a new Christian stands up and tells how God has revolutionized his or her life, no one dozes off. When someone is healed or released from a life-controlling bondage, everyone takes notice."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Witnessing, Conversion


  • "The Bible does not say we should aim at numbers but rather urges us faithfully to proclaim God's message in the boldness of the Holy Spirit. This will build God's church God's way."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Church, Preaching


  • "One way to recognize whether we suffer from this disconnection is to look at our concern for people who are dirty... people who are "other"... people who don't fit the core group's image. The ravages of sin are not pleasant--but they are what Jesus came to forgive and heal. "The Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost" (Luke 19:10). Yet Christians often hesitate to reach out to those who are different. They want God to clean the fish before they catch them."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Evangelism


  • "Trouble is one of God's great servants because it reminds us how much we continually need the Lord."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Trials


  • "Because I had been a basketball player, it never dawned on me to evaluate people on the basis of color. If you could play, you could play. In America it would appear that there is more openness, acceptance, and teamwork in the gym than in the church of Jesus Christ."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Sports, Character


  • "God nowhere asks anyone to have a large church. He only calls us to do his work, proclaiming his Word to people he loves under anointing power of the Holy Spirit to produce results that only he can bring about."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Church, Holy Spirit


  • "For all of us involved in preaching the gospel, performing music, publishing Christian materials, and all the rest, there is an uncomfortable message here: Jesus is not terribly impressed with religious commercialism"

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Preaching, Worship


  • "The Bible does say, "My house shall be called a house of prayer for all nations." Preaching, music, the reading of the Word--these things are fine--but they must never override prayer as the defining mark of God's dwelling."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Prayer, Church


  • "Our forebears back in the camp meeting days used to say that if people left a meeting talking about what a wonderful sermon the preacher gave or how beautifully the singers sang, the meeting had failed. But if people went home saying thing like "Isn't God good? He met me tonight in such a wonderful way," it was a good meeting. There was to be no sharing the stage with the Lord."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Preaching


  • "The trouble with man-made novelties is that they don't produce the impressive results that are often advertised."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Carnality


  • "What the disciples wanted was not numbers but an essential quality that would keep them BEING the church God intended. Boldness can only be imparted by the Holy Spirit."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Holy Spirit


  • "Let's forget the novelties. If we prevail in prayer, God will do only what he can do. How he does things, when he does them, and in what manner are up to him. The name of Jesus, the power of his blood, and the prayer of faith have never lost their power over the centuries."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Prayer


  • "The reason "other churches" don't grow: "Jim, the truth is I couldn't have a real prayer meeting in my church. I'd be embarrassed at the smallness of the crowd...""

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Prayer, Church


  • "Prayer cannot truly be taught by principles and seminars and symposiums. It has to be born out of a whole environment of felt need. If I say, "I ought to pray," I will soon run out of motivation and quit; the flesh is too strong. I have to be driven to pray."

    - Jim Cymbala
    Topics: Prayer



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