We are His People

Psalm 95:7-8 (NASB)  For He is our God, And we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. Today, if you would hear His voice, 8  Do not harden your hearts, as at Meribah, As in the day of Massah in the wilderness.

"A man's spiritual health is exactly proportional to his love for God."-- C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 259.

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Seeking God

Psalm 27:8 (NASB)  When You said, "Seek My face," my heart said to You, "Your face, O LORD, I shall seek."

"The most common mistake Christians make in worship today is seeking an experience rather than seeking God."  Rick Warren

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Boldly praying and singing

Acts 16:25 (NASB) But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.

"A Christian is more music / When he prays, / Than spheres, or angel's praises be." -- John Donne (1572-1631)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 479.

 

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Living Hope

1 Peter 1:3 (NASB)  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

[The Resurrection of Christ] has substituted for the fear of death, for a large portion of the human race, that sure and certain knowledge of God which is eternal life; that it has permeated our customs, our literature, and our language with a glory and a hope that could have been derived from no other source. -- C. H. Robinson

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 534.

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Prayer

Matthew 6:6 (NASB) 6  "But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you."

"A prayer is not holy chewing gum and you don't have to see how far you can stretch it." --Lionel Blue

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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His atoning work for you

Colossians 1:21-22 (NASB) 21 And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, 22 yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach.

"A great many people are trying to make peace, but that has already been done. God has not left it for us to do; all we have to do is to enter into it." -- Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899)

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

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Faith in Jesus sees us through our furnaces of suffering.

Ephesians 3:12-13 (NLT2) [Paul said:] 12  Because of Christ and our faith in Him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence. 13  So please don’t lose heart because of my trials here. I am suffering for you, so you should feel honored.

"All thought worth thinking is conceived in the furnace of suffering." -- Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 592.

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The injustice of hyprocrisy

Isaiah 1:15-17 (NLT2) 15  When you lift up your hands in prayer, I will not look. Though you offer many prayers, I will not listen, for your hands are covered with the blood of innocent victims. 16  Wash yourselves and be clean! Get your sins out of my sight. Give up your evil ways. 17  Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.

"A Pharisee is a man who prays publicly and preys privately."

Don Marquis (1878-1937)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 327.

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Truth in a world collapsing on lies

John 14:6 (NASB)  Jesus said to him, "I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me."

A collapsing world is more conducive to understanding the nature of truth than a triumphant world. -- Malcolm Muggeridge (1903-1990)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 626.

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The Courageously Good Shepherd

John 10:12-15 (NASB) 12 "He who is a hired hand, and not a shepherd, who is not the owner of the sheep, sees the wolf coming, and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 "He flees because he is a hired hand and is not concerned about the sheep. 14 "I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, 15 even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep."

"Have plenty of courage. God is stronger than the devil. We are on the winning side."  John Jay Chapman (1862-1933)

Edythe Draper, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, 1992), WORDsearch CROSS e-book, 108.

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