THE WORD OF GOD
"The study of God's Word, for the purpose of discovering God's will, is the secret discipline, which has formed the greatest characters."
- James W. Alexander
"Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth."
2 Timothy 2:15 Amp
"No one is a firmer believer in the power of prayer than the devil; not that he practices it, but he suffers from it."
- Guy H. King
"The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous."
THE HOUSE OF GOD
“Trying to be a Christian without a connection to the local church is like trying to have a marriage without interacting and communicating with your spouse. The church is a critical piece of a relationship with God. In fact, a relationship with God is seriously compromised apart from the local church.”
― Thom S. Rainer
"As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ."
1 Peter 2:4-5
"The bigger problem with the world today is not radical Islam but nominal Christianity"
"And His disciples remembered that it is written [in the Holy Scriptures], Zeal (the fervor of love) for Your house will eat Me up. [I will be consumed with jealousy for the honor of Your house.]"
John 2:17 Amp
"To make a difference is not a matter of accident or casual occurrence of the tides. People choose to make a difference."
- Maya Angelou
"To those who use well what they are given, even more will be given, and they will have an abundance. But from those who do nothing, even what little they have will be taken away."
Matthew 25:29 NLT