You will only be more of tomorrow what you are today. -A. Gardner
Is the Bible only a part of your life or is it your life? -Tony Howeth
Paul's two ?s: Who art thou? What would thou have me to do? -Tony Howeth
The Devil owns the fence, and when you ride it you volunteer for the Devil's side. -Tony Howeth
How to change people: God has to do it and they have to want to. -Tony Howeth
Numbers are a result, not a goal. -A. Gardner
And Satan trembles when he sees, the weekest saint upon his knees. -William Cowper
You may never shake the world, but you may shake the man who shakes the world. -Unknown
God is still on His throne, we're still on His footstool, and there's only a knee's distance between. -J. Eliot
Missionaries are very human folks, just doing what they are asked. Simply a bunch of nobodies trying to exalt Somebody. -J. Eliot
God, I pray Thee, light these idle sticks of my life and may i burn up for thee. Consume my life, my God, for it is Thine. I seek not a long life but a full one, like you, Lord Jesus. -J. Eliot
Lev. 17:10 "...I will even set my face against that soul that eateth blood, and will cut him off..."
He who consumes blood will ever have the face of God set against him. So with me. If I would save my life-blood, and forbear to pour it out as a sacrifice--thus opposing the example of my Lord--then must I know the flint of the face of God set against my purpose. Father, take my life, yea, my blood if Thou wilt, and consume it with Thine enveloping fire. I would not save it, for it is not mine to save. Have it, Lord, have it all. Pour out my life as an oblation for the world. Blood is only of value as it flows before Thine altar. -J. Eliot
[He makes] His ministers a flame of fire. Am I ignitible? God deliver me from the dread asbestos of "other things." Saturate me with the oil of the Spirit that I may be aflame. But flame is transient, often short-lived. Canst thou bear this, my soul--short life? In me there dwells the Spirit of the Great Short-Lived, whose zeal for God's house consumed Him. And he has promised baptism with the Spirit and with Fire. "Make me Thy fuel, Flame of God." -J. Eliot
Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me. -J. Eliot
I have found that fasting is a tool for use as a "pry" on the Great Inscrutable's heart; when He sees one earnest enough in his pursuit of holiness that he neglects his daily food for prayer, He must he amazed and cannot help but honor such simple sacrifice. -J.Eliot
The world cannot hate us, we are too much like its own. Oh, that God would make us dangerous. -J. Eliot
To really get right with God, get alone with a pad of paper and write down everthing you need to get right with others, and then eliminate them, one by one. -Dean Hamby
You must learn to die to self. Die to critism and die to compliments. Then you may have the filling of the Holy Spirit. -Dr. Lee Robertson (on how he was able to pastor for 40 yr.)
Anybody can lead in the limelight, but a true leader will lead when no one is watching.
1.Principle-a Bible truth I must live by.
2.Conviction-a personal belief based upon a Bible principle.
3. Standard-a policy that helps me keep my conviction. -Paul Chappell
A carnal Christian always makes a small problem bigger, but a spiritual Christian always makes a big problem smaller. -Paul Chappell
Preaching is like a medicine poured out of a full vessel. -Tony Howeth
Even the right decision is the wrong decision if it is made too late.
Learning is change. -H. G. Hendricks
Doctrine is applying the Bible teachings to our lives. -Bro. Gardner
The pastor should spend 15 hours preparing his sermon. -Bill Hull
As w/ our earthly parents, we like and have the same desires as them, as we spend time w/ them. Our likes are evidence of our father: Satan or God. -J. Earnhart
You produce what you are NOT what you want. -Dennis Corle
You make my business your business, and I will make your business my business. -Queen Elisabeth to Sir Walter Scott
Prayer is the exercise of a will that is free within a will that is sovereign. -Alexander Whyte
It is good to feed in other people's pastures, providing you give your own milk. -C.H. Spurgeon (To students about reading other people's sermons)
Opposite of children, preachers should be heard and not seen. -Alfred P. Gibbs
The power to convince and persuade consists of being convinced and persuaded. -"An old preacher"
You find worth in someone, and they will find worth in yourself. -A. Gardner
You either walk with God or you are coming down. There is no in between; you can't live in sin and not get found out. -A. Gardner
Compiled during my time in Peru, South America.