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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Jesus is the Head of the church. He expects His body to cooperate.
- Jack Wellman
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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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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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No church, including the one I pastor, should be measured by its attendance.
- Jim Cymbala
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The Church is the one institution that exists for those outside it.
- William Tyndale
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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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Too many churches are little more than four walls and a roof.
- Billy Sunday
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The church does not draw people in; it sends them out.
- Chuck Colson
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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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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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God does not love en masse. He loves you individually and independent of all others.
- Pamela Christian
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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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The church is in Christ as Eve was in Adam.
- Assorted Authors
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Do you ever wonder what it would be like to visit a New Testament church service? I imagine it would be a far cry from our stately sanctuaries with their crystal chandeliers and misty-mauve carpets.
- John Hagee
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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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Alas! Much has been done of late to promote the production of dwarfish Christians. Poor, sickly believers turn the church into a hospital, rather than an army. Oh, to have a church built up with the deep godliness of people who know the Lord in their very hearts, and will seek to follow the Lamb wherever he goes!
- Charles Spurgeon
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The only way to build a church, if you have a Bible church, is to preach out of the Bible, teach out of the Bible, read out of the Bible.
- Lester Roloff
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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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The Church, however, is a self-governing society, distinct from the State, having its officers and laws, and, therefore, an administrative government of its own.
- Charles Hodge
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The chief danger of the Church today is that it is trying to get on the same side as the world, instead of turning the world upside down. Our Master expects us to accomplish results, even if they bring opposition and conflict. Anything is better than compromise, apathy, and paralysis. God, give to us an intense cry for the old-time power of the Gospel and the Holy Ghost!
- A. B. Simpson
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A church debt is the devil's salary.
- Henry Ward Beecher
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Christianity means a lot more than church membership.
- Billy Sunday
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The right of the people to a substantive part in the government of the Church is recognized and sanctioned by the apostles in almost every conceivable way.
- Charles Hodge
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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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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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We must seek to ask God where we fit in and where He would have us serve.
- Victoria Thomas Pollar
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If you trust yourself to walk in the light of your own conscience, uninstructed or little instructed by the Word of God, you will end up doing things that you are deeply and sincerely convinced are right. But they may be terribly hurtful and destructive within the Church.
- Ray C. Stedman
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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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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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Every believer is commanded to be plugged in to a local church.
- David Jeremiah
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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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Whenever God erects a house of prayer, the devil always builds a chapel there; And 'twill be found, upon examination, The latter has the largest congregation.
- Assorted Authors
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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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The church, as defined by the Word of God, is a group of Christians who dedicate themselves to meeting together for the regular preaching of the Word of God; who submit themselves to biblical eldership; who regularly celebrate the ordinances of the church (baptism and the Lord's Supper); and who practice and submit themselves to church discipline as laid out in Scripture.
- Wayne Mack
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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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Churches that are filled with self-righteous, exclusive, insecure, angry, moralistic people are extremely unattractive. Their public pronouncements are often highly judgmental, while internally such churches experience many bitter conflicts, splits, and divisions. When one of their leaders has a moral lapse, the churches either rationalize it and denounce the leader's critics, or else they scapegoat him. Millions of people raised in or near these kinds of churches reject Christianity at an early age or in college largely because of their experience. For the rest of their lives, then, they are inoculated against Christianity. If you are a person who has been disillusioned by such churches, anytime anyone recommends Christianity to you, you assume they are calling you to adopt 'religion.' Pharisees and their unattractive lives leave many people confused about the real nature of Christianity.
- Tim Keller
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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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In proportion as a church is holy, in that proportion will its testimony for Christ be powerful.
- Charles Spurgeon
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As the Church is the aggregate of believers, there is an intimate analogy between the experience of the individual believer, and of the Church as a whole.
- Charles Hodge
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A church doesn't necessarily need space to grow; it just needs the power of God.
- Jack Hyles
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