THE WORD OF GOD
"The Bible redirects my will, cleanses my emotions, enlightens my mind, and quickens my total being."
- John Locke
"I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread."
Job 23:12 NIV
"It is not the body's posture, but the heart's attitude that counts when we pray."
- Billy Graham
"And whatever you ask for in prayer, having faith and [really] believing, you will receive."
Mathew 21:22 Amp
THE HOUSE OF GOD
"Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out."
- Billy Graham
"I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go into the house of the LORD."
Psalm 122:1 NKJV
"Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering."
- Theodore Roosevelt
"Don't look for shortcuts to God. The market is flooded with surefire, easygoing formulas for a successful life that can be practiced in your spare time. Don't fall for that stuff, even though crowds of people do. The way to life—to God!—is vigorous and requires total attention."
Matthew 7:13-14 Message
A young man named Bob was given a brand new car by his brother. Bob closed his office early, and as he got into his new car to go home, he noticed a street kid admiring it.
"Is this your car?" the boy asked.
Bob said, "Yep, my brother gave it to me as a gift."
"A gift," the boy said. "It didn't cost you anything?"
"Not one cent," Bob answered. "He gave it to me for nothing."
The street kid said, "Boy, I wish I ..."
As he spoke, Bob thought, "I know what he's going to say: 'I wish I had a brother like that!'" But instead the boy Bob exclaimed, "I wish I could be a brother like that!" It so amazed Bob that he invited the boy to go for a ride around the block. As they rode along, the boy said, "My house is right there; could you stop a minute in front?" He jumped out of the car and ran up the stairs. Bob thought, "He probably wants to show off in front of his family." But the boy came down the stairs carrying his little invalid brother, saying, "See, Johnny? What I told you was true! His brother gave him that car. And one day I'm going to get you a car just like that, and we're going to go driving around and see all the stuff I've been telling you about!"
"And remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."
Acts 20:35 NKJV