19 Powerful Quotes about The Body of Christ
The Christian church is the body of Christ. Not a specific denomination or a particular building, but every believer everywhere is part of Christ’s body here on earth. We are here to advance His Kingdom, together, until He returns. If you’re feeling lost, alone, or useless, I hope these quotes and verses give you renewed hope and remind you that you’re an important part of the Body of Jesus Christ!
There has never been a spiritual awakening in any country or locality that did not begin in united prayer.
- A.T. Pierson
For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.
- 1 Corinthians 12:12
This mystery is that the Gentiles are fellow heirs, members of the same body, and partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel.
- Ephesians 3:6
I do not think the devil cares how many churches you build, if only you have lukewarm preachers and people in them.
- Charles Spurgeon
The Church is everywhere represented as one. It is one body, one family, one fold, one kingdom. It is one because pervaded by one Spirit. We are all baptized into one Spirit so as to become, says the apostle, on body.
- Charles Hodge
We do not want, as the newspapers say, a church that will move with the world. We want a church that will move the world.
- G.K. Chesterton
We believe the world was made by a God who is a community of persons who have loved each other for all eternity. You were made for mutually self-giving, other directed love. Self-centeredness destroys the fabric of what God has made.
- Tim Keller
The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of; our attention would have been on God.
- C.S. Lewis
We will never bring in the Kingdom by simply seeking to save an adult generation. We must give God a chance at the children or the cause of righteousness is going to be defeated. But if we will save the child, we will surely save the world.
- Clovis G. Chappell
The Kingdom of God is not going to be advanced by our churches becoming filled with men, but by men in our churches becoming filled with God.
- Duncan Campbell
Likewise, my brothers, you also have died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God.
- Romans 7:4
God is preparing His heroes. And when the opportunity comes, He can fit them into their places in a moment. And the world will wonder where they came from.
- A. B. Simpson
When Protestants speak of going to church... they are not thinking of a building but of a congregation. The congregation, not the building is holy... The church is holy because the congregation is the house of God.
- Edmund Clowney
One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.
- A.W. Tozer
And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
- Ephesians 4:11-13
Believers are never told to become one; we already are one and are expected to act like it.
- Joni Eareckson Tada
If there are two persons praying, there are three. If three meet to pray, there are four praying. There is always one more than you can see.
- S.D. Gordon
The Church is the only society that exists for the benefit of those who are not its members.
- William Temple
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