THE WORD OF GOD
I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man. All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.
- Abraham Lincoln
"For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires."
"We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties."
- Oswald Chambers
"The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working]."
James 5:16 (Amplified)
THE HOUSE OF GOD
"The Church is the plan of God on earth, always in her Father's eye. Cherished, mysterious, beautiful and potent beyond measure. She emerges triumphant, limitless with potential. A harbor for the hopeless, and an answer for the ages. The Church resplendent, a bride for His Son. She grows in wisdom and stature, with victory on her lips and freedom in her hands. Hers is an unstoppable cause. She embraces the world with dignity, honor and compassion. She gives vision to the sightless and life to the dying.
The Church is the family of God on earth. Within her compass the hungry find sustenance and the weary strength. She is a haven for recovering humanity. Enthralled by grace. She invites the broken, the vulnerable and the outcast to be immersed in love. The Church is the house of heaven on earth. Called out to serve the world. Calling out to welcome in. Like her Master, the church is pursued and persecuted; yet she rises with strength in her heart and fire in her soul.
She is the bride of Christ on earth, prepared and presented before the Lord, the Lamb for whom the world waits. He comes like the rising sun - majestic and magnificent beyond description while she dazzles with reflected glory. Spotless, perfect and mature. she bows low to cast her crowns and passionately worship him.
She is the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ."
- Robert Fergusson
"Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace. It was strengthened; and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord."
"Take the words of Jesus and let them become the Supreme Court of the Gospel to you."
- John G. Lake
"Keep my commands and follow them. I am the LORD."
Leviticus 22:31 NIV
"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
- Mother Theresa
"Mercy to the needy is a loan to God, and God pays back those loans in full."
Proverbs 19:17 Message