Joy to the World

Psalm 4:7 (NLT2)   You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.

God works continually, a thousand joys he would pour into you at once, if suffer it you could.  --Angelus Silesius (1624-1677)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 358.

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Enduring Trials

1 Peter 1:6 (NLT2)  So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you have to endure many trials for a little while.

Believing God's promises the Christian is taken through difficulties of every shape and size—and arrives safely.   --Richard C. Halverson

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 150.

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His Word will go out to the nations

Isaiah 2:3 (NLT2) 3  People from many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of Jacob’s God. There he will teach us his ways, and we will walk in his paths.” For the LORD’s teaching will go out from Zion; his word will go out from Jerusalem.

Christianity spread rapidly during the first century because all Christians saw themselves as responsible for disseminating the Gospel.    Erwin W. Lutzer

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 181.

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Church Attendance

Psalm 27:4 (NLT2)  The one thing I ask of the LORD— the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.

Church-goers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out.   Billy Graham (1918-2018)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 79-80.

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Come to God in prayer

Psalm 65:2 (NLT2)  For you answer our prayers.  All of us must come to you.

The reason we must ask God for things he already intends to give us is that he wants to teach us dependence, especially our need for himself.  -- Erwin W. Lutzer

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 494.

 

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Prayer and the nearnest of God

Deuteronomy 4:7 (NLT2)   For what great nation has a god as near to them as the LORD our God is near to us whenever we call on him?

As it is the business of tailors to make clothes and of cobblers to mend shoes, so it is the business of Christians to pray.   --Martin Luther (1483-1546)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 480.

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Joy to the World

Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT2)   For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.

I have no understanding of a long-faced Christian. If God is anything, he must be joy.  --Joe E. Brown (1892-1973)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 358.

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Seek God

Hebrews 11:6 (NLT2)  And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

At the root of the Christian life lies belief in the invisible. The object of the Christian's faith is unseen reality.  A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, Under: "Faith/Belief".

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God is our strength

Psalm 73:25-26 (NLT2) 25  Whom have I in heaven but you? I desire you more than anything on earth. 26  My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.

God... is not in the business of helping the humanly strong become stronger; rather he takes the weak and makes them strong in himself.     Erwin W. Lutzer (1941- )

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 588.

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The Way to Life: The Good News

2 Timothy 1:10 (NLT2)   And now he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and immortality through the Good News.

"The glory of the gospel is its freedom." --A. W. Tozer (1897-1963)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 277.

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