14 R. Kent Hughes Quotes

  • "A taste of righteousness can be easily perverted into an overweening sense of self-righteousness and judgmentalism."

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: Self-righteousness, Judging


  • "On the most elementary level, you do not have to go to church to be a Christian. You do not have to go home to be married either. But in both cases if you do not, you will have a very poor relationship."

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: Church, Relationships


  • "The true test of a man's spirituality is not his ability to speak, as we are apt to think, but rather his ability to bridle his tongue."

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: The Tongue


  • "It is strongly recommended, in light of the great giving requirements imposed on God's ancient people Israel, that everyone should at least consider the first 10 percent as a starting point in giving - a minimum."

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: Giving


  • "It is impossible for any Christian who spends the bulk of his evenings, month after month, week upon week, day in and day out watching the major TV networks or contemporary videos to have a Christian mind. This is always true of all Christians in every situation! A Biblical mental program cannot coexist with worldly programming."

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: Idleness, Worldliness


  • "The Cross is the ultimate evidence that there is no length the love of God will refuse to go in effecting reconciliation."

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: The Cross


  • "Men are never manlier than when they are tender with their children - whether holding a baby in their arms, loving their grade-schooler, or hugging their teenager or adult children."

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: Men, Children


  • "The successful Christian life is a sweaty affair!"

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: Christianity


  • "Above all, we [as parents] must make sure that the open book of our lives - our example - demonstrates the reality of our instruction, for in watching us they will learn the most."

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: Parents, Examples


  • "The man who sanctifies his wife understands that this is his divinely ordained responsibility... Is my wife more like Christ because she is married to me? Or is she like Christ in spite of me? Has she shrunk from His likeness because of me? Do I sanctify her or hold her back? Is she a better woman because she is married to me?"

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: Sanctification, Marriage


  • "Genesis 1 logs God's commitment to excellence when it says, "God saw all that he had made, and it was very good" (v. 31). Christians should always do good work. Christians ought to be the best workers wherever they are. They ought to have the best attitude, the best integrity, and be the best in dependability."

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: Excellence


  • "God saves us from the reductionism of such legalism which enshrines spirituality as a series of wooden laws and then says, "If you can do these six, sixteen or sixty-six things, you will godly." Christianity, godliness, is far more than a checklist. Being "in Christ" is a relationship, and like all relationships it deserves disciplined maintenance, but never legalistic reductionism."

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: Godliness, Legalism


  • "Integrity characterizes the entire person, not just part of him. He is righteous and honest through and through. He is not only that inside, but also in outer action."

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: Integrity


  • "Listen well, and you will be pronounced a "brilliant" conversationalist!"

    - R. Kent Hughes
    Topics: Wisdom



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