The law works fear and wrath; grace works hope and mercy.
- Martin Luther
My worth is what I am worth to God; and that is a marvelous great deal, for Christ died for me. Thus, incidentally, what gives to each of us His highest worth gives the same worth to everyone; in all that matters most are we equal.
- William Temple
Grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned. Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power, not just pardon.
- John Piper
The Cross is the lightning rod of grace that short-circuited God's wrath to Christ so that only the light of His love remains for believers.
- A. W. Tozer
When Christ delays to help His saints now, you think this is a great mystery, you cannot explain it; but Jesus sees the end from the beginning. Be still, and know that Christ is God.
- Robert Murray McCheyne
Within each of us exists the image of God, however disfigured and corrupted by sin it may presently be. God is able to recover this image through grace as we are conformed to Christ.
- Alister McGrath
I am not what I ought to be. I am not what I want to be. I am not what I hope to be. But still, I am not what I used to be. And by the grace of God, I am what I am.
- John Newton
God specializes in giving people a fresh start.
- Rick Warren
Grace is the free, undeserved goodness and favor of God to mankind.
- Matthew Henry
Grace is but Glory begun, and Glory is but Grace perfected.
- Jonathan Edwards
The grace that has freed us from bondage to sin is desperately needed to free us from our bondage to materialism.
- Randy Alcorn
Grace does not depend on what we have done for God but rather what God has done for us. Ask people what they must do to get to heaven and most reply, "Be good." Jesus' stories contradict that answer. All we must do is cry, "Help!"
- Phillips Brooks
Every artifact of human culture is a positive response to God's general revelation and simultaneously a rebellious assertion against His sovereign rule over us.
- Tim Keller
Sense of sin may be often great, and more felt than grace; yet not be more than grace. A man feels the ache of his finger more sensibly than the health of his whole body; yet he knows that the ache of a finger is nothing so much as the health of the whole body.
- Thomas Adams
By grace I understand the favor of God, and also the gifts and working of his Spirit in us; as love, kindness, patience, obedience, mercifulness, despising of worldly things, peace, concord, and such like.
- William Tyndale
And as grace is free, so is it sure. Nothing can change, or alter, or turn away sovereign grace.
- Alexander Whyte
There is a center to the Bible and its message of grace. It is found in Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected. Grace must therefore be preached in a way that is centered and focused on Jesus Christ Himself, never offering the benefits of the gospel without the Benefactor Himself.
- Sinclair B. Ferguson
If believers decay in their first love, or in some other grace, yet another grace may grow and increase, such as humility, their brokenheartedness; they sometimes seem not to grow in the branches when they may grow at the root; upon a check grace breaks out more; as we say, after a hard winter there usually follows a glorious spring.
- Richard Sibbes
Our quitting point is God's beginning point.
- Woodrow Kroll
Do we approach God from a beggar's perspective or as His cherished child? If we have any difficulty seeing Him as our loving Father, we need to ask Him to help us develop a healthy Father/child relationship.
- David Jeremiah
If God were a Kantian, who would not have us till we came to Him from the purest and best motives, who could be saved?
- C.S. Lewis
It is a sure mark of grace to desire more.
- Robert Murray McCheyne
All outward means of grace, if separate from the spirit of God, cannot profit, or conduce, in any degree, either to the knowledge or love of God. All outward things, unless he works in them and by them, are in vain.
- John Wesley
Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond the need of God's grace.
- Jerry Bridges