Total found: 77
A.W. Tozer
Jesus calls us to his rest, and meekness is His method. The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort.
Albert Schweitzer
There are only three ways to teach a child. The first is by example, the second is by example, the third is by example.
Alexis de Tocqueville
A whole nation cannot rise above itself.
Alexis de Tocqueville
When justice is more certain and more mild, is at the same time more efficacious.
Andrew Murray
The only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us, and carry out, in our ordinary conduct; the insignficances of daily life are the importances and the tests of eternity, because they prove what really is the spirit that possesses us.
Andrew Zolli
Resilience is rooted in habits we can cultivate and change.
Beth Moore
Peace is one of the most obvious earmarks of the authority of Christ.
Brennan Manning
For those who feel their lives are a grave disappointment to God, it requires enormous trust and reckless, raging confidence to accept that the love of Jesus Christ knows no shadow of alteration or change. When Jesus said, Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy burdened, He assumed we would grow weary, discouraged, and disheartened along the way. These words are a touching testimony to the genuine humanness of Jesus. He had no romantic notion of the cost of discipleship. He knew that following Him was as unsentimental as duty, as demanding as love.
Brian Eshleman
What do we advertise about You by how we serve? Do we reflect the belief shown in Jesus' parable that You are a hard master taking what isn't Yours? Forgive us for even brief lapses into such churlishness. Or, do we reflect a joy in serving that radiates from an intimate and time-tested knowledge of the goodness of the One we serve? Paul and Daniel were confident of this sovereign goodness even when they were prisoners rather than courtiers, and we can likewise tap into a joy that defies circumstances. When this happens, the oft-disappointed world will notice and investigate.11/02/2010 blog
Charles Dickens
I assumed my first undivided responsibility.
Charles Dickens
He was always so zealous and honorable in fulfilling his compact with me, that he made me zealous and honorable in fulfilling mine with him. If he had shown indifference as a master, I have no doubt I should have returned the compliment as a pupil. He gave me no such excuse, and each of us did the other justice.
Charles Dickens
They ran their heads very hard against wrong ideas, and persisted in trying to fit the circumstances to the ideas instead of trying to extract ideas from the circumstances.
Charles Dickens
It was not because I had a strong sense of the virtue of industry, but because Joe had a strong sense of the virtue of industry, that I worked with tolerable zeal against the grain.
Charles Dickens
I have a pretty large experience of boys, and you're a bad set of fellows. Now mind!
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
It is the tendency of deep feeling to subdue the manner rather than to render it too energetic.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
There will be no fear of your becoming lethargic if you are continually familiar with internal realities.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Jesus does not suffer so as to exclude your suffering. He bears a cross, not that you may escape it, but that you may endure it.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
As the sun rises first on mountain-tops and gilds them with his light, and presents one of the most charming sights to the eye of the traveller; so is it one of the most delightful contemplations in the world to mark the glow of the Spirit's light on the head of some saint, who has risen up in spiritual stature.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
A graceless pastor is a blind man elected to a professorship of optics.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Because their example is powerful, they're somewhat responsible for the weaklings who copy them.
Charles R. Swindoll
Fortunately, God made all varieties of people with a wide variety of interests and abilities. He has called people of every race and color who have been hurt by life in every manner imaginable. Even the scars of past abuse and injury can be the means of bringing healing to another. What wonderful opportunities to make disciples!
Chris Matthews
Staffers tend to mimic their bosses, to take their key from them.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Whenever Christ calls us, his call leads us to death.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Judgement is the forbidden objectivization of the other person which destroys single-minded love. I am not forbidden to have my own thoughts about the other person, to realize his shortcomings, but only to the extent that it offers to me an occasion for forgiveness and unconditional love, as Jesus proves to me.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Jesus says to anyone who uses their faith or lack of faith to excuse their acts of disobedience to his call: First obey, do the external works, let go of what binds you, give up what is separating you from God's will! Do not say, I do not have the faith for that. You will not have it so long as you remain disobedient, so long as you will not take that first step. Do not say, I have faith, so I do not have to take the first step. You do not have faith, because and so long as you will not take that first step. Instead, you have hardened yourself in disbelief under the appearance of humble faith.
Eugene H. Peterson
My feelings are important for many things. They are essential and valuable. They keep me aware of much that is true and real. But they tell me next to nothing about God or my relation to God. My security comes from who God is, not from how I feel. Discipleship is a decision to live by what I know about God, not by what I feel about Him or my neighbors.
Frank Bruni
He communicates authenticity to an electorate ravenous for it.
Frank Herbert
My son will wear the title well, the Duke thought, and realized with a sudden chill that this was another death thought.
Frank Herbert
It doesn't follow that the riots mean permanent hostility toward him.
George F. Will
Sex education in the modern manner has been well-described as plumbing for hedonists.
Geraldine Brooks
The common soldiers did not blame him for his excessive grief. They knew him. They knew his flaws. Indeed, I think they loved him all the more because he was flawed, as they were, and did not hide his passionate, blemished nature.
Geraldine Brooks
This night he was a king before he was a man. At this time, this troubled me. Later, I would have cause to wish it were always so.
Germany Kent
The point at which things happen is a decision. In stead of focusing on yourself, focus on how you can help someone else.
Germany Kent
There is no shortcut for hard work that leads to effectiveness. You must stay disciplined because most of the work is behind the scenes.
Germany Kent
Embrace who you are and your divine purpose. Identify the barriers in your life, and develop discipline, courage and the strength to permanently move beyond them, and keep moving forward.
H.W. Brands
Time after time during the next six months, he would put me together again.
H.W. Brands
He made his character his platform.
Harold Bloom
The aesthetic and the agonistic are one, according to the ancient Greeks.
Harold Holzer
James Gordon Bennett said he aimed to be, serious in my aims but full of frolic in my means.
Ian Breward
The desire to experience new kinds of community led a number of thoughtful and idealistic people to reject the patterns of vocation, family life and religion with which they had grown up. Their attempt to establish new patterns of social bonding in uncontaminated rural retreats can be seen as a secular monasticism, but they often discovered that to abolish the boundaries of authority, family and property created a whole series of problems which they did not have the spiritual and personal resources to solve.At their best, such groups have opened up new horizons of discipleship, but they have often learned some hard lessons about the intractable sinfulness and selfishness of partly-redeemed human nature.
James Carl Nelson
He found his irritation that the American memory could be short.
James K.A. Smith
We have created youth ministry that confuses extroversion with faithfulness. We have effectively communicated to young people that sincerely following Jesus is synonymous with being 'fired up' for Jesus, with being excited for Jesus, as if discipleship were synonymous with fostering an exuberant, perky, cheerful, hurray-for-Jesus disposition like what we might find in the glee club or at a pep rally.
Jim Bouton
I think I should be allowed to be only fair, or even mediocre, for a while.
John Spencer
Christianity is a journey not a destination
John Howard Griffin
If virtue does not equal powers, powers will be misused.
Jonathan Haidt
Shallow are the souls that have forgotten how to shudder. Leon Cass
Kevin DeYoung
The one indispensable requirement for producing godly, mature Christians is godly, mature Christians.
Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
Persecution for Christians is not a possibility, it's a promise, it's not a maybe, it's a surely! Following Jesus can mean finding the trouble you've been looking for!
Kingsley Opuwari Manuel
A disciple of Jesus Christ is a visible verbal follower of Jesus Christ at the expense of the ones and things that they hold dear. It's that serious.
Mark Kurlansky
Violence requires few ideas, but nonviolence requires imagination.
Matt Chandler
The engine that drives all your activities is hope. What you hope in shapes you.
Matt Chandler
Our ferocious commitment to our children's safety and success, along with our genuine love, drives us to endure the often unhappy experience of disciplining our children.
Matt Chandler
Because children already have a realization of their weakness, is this not the best opportunity to apply the gospel to their hearts?
Michael Spencer
Jesus-shaped spirituality hears Jesus say believe and repent, but the call that resonates most closely in the heart of a disciple is follow me. The command to follow requires that we take a daily journey in the company of other students. It demands that we be lifelong learners and that we commit to constant growth in spiritual maturity. Discipleship is a call to me, but it is a journey of we.
Missionaries Who Love The Arab World
Discipline leads us to desire, which matures into delight.
N.T. Wright
The longer you look at Jesus, the more you will want to serve him in his world. That is, of course, if it's the real Jesus you're looking at. Plenty of people in the church and outside it have made up a 'Jesus' for themselves, and have found that this invented character makes few real demands on them. He makes them feel happy from time to time, but doesn't challenge them, doesn't suggest they get up and do something about the plight of the world. Which is, of course, what the real Jesus had an uncomfortable habit of doing.
N.T. Wright
Unless a person can give reasons, there is, literally, no reason why anyone else should take that person seriously. But without reasons, all we are left with is emotional blackmail. We sometimes call it 'moral blackmail,' but it has nothing to do with morals, only with the implied juvenile threat of having a tantrum unless everyone else gives in.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
A prophet is not someone who first had an idea. He is the one to first believe in it and take it to its conclusion.
Oswald Chambers
The show business, which is so incorporated into our view of Christian work today, has caused us to drift far from Our Lord's conception of discipleship. It is instilled in us to think that we have to do exceptional things for God; we have not. We have to be exceptional in ordinary things, to be holy in mean streets, among mean people, surrounded by sordid sinners. That is not learned in five minutes.
Oswald Chambers
There is no condition of life in which we cannot abide in Jesus. We have to learn to abide in Him wherever we are placed. Our Brilliant Heritage, 946 R
Pastor Steve Bainbridge
The most tragic thing anyone could ever say to us is Oh
Patrick Hennessey
In fact, second lieutenants were primary-school teachers. Sure, teachers with guns, but a platoon commander was, nonetheless, the guy who sorted out the working day for 30 men under his command, taught their lessons, helped them with their homework, sorted out their petty squabbles and put plasters on their knees when they fell over in the playground.
Richie Norton
True leadership is caring about the people who don't care about things you care about.
Richie Norton
Politics is not leadership. It never has been. It never will be.
Robert A. Heinlein
The Mother Thing makes our world.
Robert A. Heinlein
Most neuroses and some psychoses can be traced to the unnecessary and unhealthy habit of daily wallowing in the troubles and sins of five billion strangers.
Robin M. Bertram
Sometimes the right thing to do will cost us our greatest sacrifices, but the rewards will always outweigh our losses
Scot McKnight
We need to shed our unearthly and nonsocial and idealistic and romantic and uber-spiritual visions of kingdom and get back to what Jesus meant. By kingdom, Jesus means: God's Dream Society on earth, spreading out from the land of Israel to encompass the whole world.
Scot McKnight
‚ÄéThose who aren't following Jesus aren't his followers. It's that simple. Followers follow, and those who don't follow aren't followers. To follow Jesus means to follow Jesus into a society where justice rules, where love shapes everything. To follow Jesus means to take up his dream and work for it.
Sherry Turkle
It's too late to leave the future to the futurists.
Sherry Turkle
A sacred space is not a place to hide out. It is a place where we recognize ourselves and our commitments.
Sherry Turkle
To understand desire, one needs language and flesh.
Stephen Covey
We can actually live out the trials and temptations of the day before they come. We can in prayer deal with all our unrighteous aspirations, selfishness, perverse inclinations, impatience, anger, procrastination. This is a form of spiritual creation.
Steve Sheinkin
She was too well-trained to panic.
Sunday Adelaja
You should train disciples and followers to work and perform better than you did
Walter Isaacson
As much as Henry Kissinger wanted to attribute historical movement to impersonal forces, he too conceded to the difference personalities make.
William MacDonald
A disciple can be forgiven if he does not have great mental ability. He can be forgiven also if he does not display outstanding physical prowess. But no disciple can be excused if he does not have zeal. If his heart is not aflame with a red-hot passion for the Savior, he stands condemned.