Church Quotes Page 2

Many believe it is possible to be a "good Christian" without joining (or even attending) a local church, but God would strongly disagree. 
Rick Warren

I yearn for the day when we as the church are known for what we are for instead of what we are against. I pray that the long list of “what the church is for” includes remarkable Christ-centered care for the least, the last, and the lost.
Kara Powell, from The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family

If the envious, the defamers and the backbiters were taken out of the average church, there would be revival overnight. 
A. W. Tozer

He is preeminent in creation because He is the Creator. He is preeminent in redemption for He is the Redeemer. He is preeminent in the church because He is the One who gave Himself for the church.
Dr. J. Vernon McGee, - Philippians / Colossians (Thru the Bible)

Churches are not museums that display perfect people. They are hospitals where the wounded, hurt, injured and broken find healing.
Nicky Gumbel

 It can be helpful to see our relationship to the church as being like a lifelong relationship to a spouse or even a parent, child, or sibling; to view it as a relationship that will include both "for better" and "for worse," and expect to stay committed anyway. 
Sarah Cunningham, -  Beyond the Broken Church

The church is not a religious community of worshippers of Christ but is Christ himself who has taken form among people. 
Dietrich Bonhoeffer

One of the primary reasons churches are empty is because church leaders love their models more than they love people.  Andy Stanley

The church seeks to help form people who can risk being peaceful in a violent world, risk being kind in a competitive world, risk being faithful in an age of cynicism, risk being gentle among those who admire the tough, risk love when it may not be returned, because we have the confidence that in Christ we have been reborn into a new reality. 
John Yoder

Servants think of ministry as an opportunity, not an obligation. They enjoy helping people, meeting needs, and doing ministry.
Rick WarrenWhat on Earth Am I Here For?

A growing church will have devoted learners, and that means they are those who put it into practice.
Brian Johnston, Healthy Churches - God's Bible Blueprint For Growth

Church history clearly shows that when the Word of God is not taught and commitment to doctrinal purity is not maintained, the Church enters into a dark age.
K. P. Yohannan, A Life of Balance

Apparently, if every believer regularly tithed 10 percent of their income, the church could end global hunger, eliminate deaths from preventable diseases, end illiteracy, solve world water and sanitation issues, fully fund overseas missions work AND expand their ministries both at home and abroad.
Brittany Ann, Putting God First

To put it bluntly, we find ourselves occupying the middle ground between the Kingdom of Heaven and the world of the Church.
Gary Goodell, Where Would Jesus Lead?

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