Quotation Explorer - 'Church'

Harrogate saw them going along Blount Avenue Sunday morning. They wore outfits all cut from the same bolt of cloth and in the church pew standing six across they looked like a strip of gaudy wallpaper cut into those linked dolls madfolk pass their time in fashioning. - Cormac McCarthy
The Church was not left in this world to perfume the dung-heap of fallen humanity, but to take out, one by one, those who will be saved from the coming destruction. - Donald Grey Barnhouse
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting. - Francis A. Schaeffer
Whatever mistakes her son might make in life, Cindy was sure God would have mercy on him. The church, she feared, might not. - Justin Lee
The future of the Church is in the hands of wisdom - Sunday Adelaja
The most frustrating thing about our doctrine in the modern church is that the unbelievers who have never been to church, the agnostics, those who are out rightly atheist, don’t have to fight with whether they are supposed to dominate the earth or not, they just go ahead and do it - Sunday Adelaja
Now, a plain word here about the Christian church trying to carry on in its own power: That kind of Christianity makes God sick, for it is trying to run a heavenly institution after an earthly manner. - A.W. Tozer
Boys did not go to work on the railroad simply because their fathers did. What fetched them were sights and sounds of moving trains, and above all the whistle of a locomotive. I've heard of the call of the wild, the call of the law, the call of the church. There is also the call of the railroad. - Gary Krist
Our task is not multiplying the number of our church members but making people happy - Sunday Adelaja
Church should be like a dating service: tell you about His heart and then give you His contact information. - Lana M. H. Wilder
I have no interest in anything so frivolous as the bona fide religion or mankind's pathetic debate over whose version of the church is correct. Circular arguments over the semantics of faith hold no interest for me. Those are questions answered only through death! - m.ralte
Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car. - Garrison Keillor
All sorts of darkness and evil are now hiding themselves under the umbrella of religion, Christianity, church etc. - Sunday Adelaja
For centuries after Christ, the church and other religions that use cruciform symbols have misrepresented the physical nature of Christ's death with a satanic symbol (cross), and a pagan idol (corpus). This secret has been concealed by the church for centuries after Christ. - Nwaocha Ogechukwu
God is trying to tell us that there is a shift taking place in the body of Christ especially in the way we do church - Sunday Adelaja
A materialistic world will not be won to Christ by a materialistic church. - David Platt
It is not your beauty, success or money that should define you; neither should your church calling, your charitable contributions or talents. Humility is the cornerstone of character, by which God judges our truth worth, and wisdom is the door he opens when we use it. - Shannon L. Alder
The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe in blood for centuries.[Letter objecting to the use of government land for churches, 1803] - James Madison
You go to church to respect God, not the priest. By not going to church, you disrespect God, not the priest. - Don Camillo - Giovannino Guareschi
[As a young man ] I came to the conclusion that the church was just a bunch of fascists that supported Franco. I stopped going on Sunday mornings and watched the birds with my father instead. - James D. Watson
You have a healthy baby boy! The words ring like church bells in the ears of new parents. - Dr. Linda Barboa
Democracy is, first and foremost, a spiritual force, it is built upon a spiritual basis - and on a belief in God and an observance of moral principle. And in the long run only the church can provide that basis. Our founder knew this truth - and we will neglect it at our peril.
It is a promise which eminently deserves our observation that all who are united to Christ and acknowledge Him to be Christ and Mediator will remain to the end safe from all danger, for what is said of the body of the Church belongs to each of its members since they are one in Christ. - John Calvin
It is time to change the paradigm of the church and of every Christian. - Sunday Adelaja
I never joined, but I used to go to church now and then. I liked it, because they always passed out plates of money at the end. - A. Whitney Brown
I have wandered freely in mystical traditions that are not religious and have been profoundly influenced by them. It is my church, however, that I keep returning, for she is my spiritual home. - Anthony de Mello S.J.
Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our church. We are fighting today for costly grace. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
If you live today, you breath in nihilism ... it's the gas you breathe. If I hadn't had the Church to fight it with or to tell me the necessity of fighting it, I would be the stinkingest logical positivist you ever saw right now. - Flannery O'Connor
The Church needs young people because they have vision for the future of the church. - Mor Ignatius Aphrem II
Some want to live within the soundOf church or chapel bell;I want to run a rescue shop,Within a yard of hell. - C.T. Studd
I think there is a puritanical wind that is blowing. I have never seen such a lack of separation between church and state in America, I don’t believe in God, but if I did I would say that sex is a Godgiven right. Otherwise it’s the end of our species. - Kevin Bacon
It appears that the paradigm of the modern Church has mainly been based on some fragments of the truth rather than the comprehensive totality of understanding God and His Kingdom - Sunday Adelaja
The Roman Church has grown and grown, fueled by immigration but also renewed by two pontiffs who have seemed to understand what Tocqueville knew: People want guidance for their souls once they are convinced they have them. - Hugh Hewitt
Go to church to learn about forgiveness; come back to become a forgiver! Go to church and learn about kindness; come back to become a kind person! If things go like that, you will be a true image of Christ after going to church only 10 times on 10 Sundays! - Israelmore Ayivor
Without vision, a church devolves into a lukewarm, aimless organization characterized by infighting, budget grabbing and a dead heart for the lost. - Todd Stocker
What’s the mission at hand? To save the Church? To save the pope? Uncover a menacing secret society within the Church? Eliminate the would-be assassins? Or could it be something else, something even more portentous and earth-shattering? - Peter J Tanous
Church was never meant to be a place for gods to gather, but for devils wanting to shed their horns for halos. - Richelle E. Goodrich
A good example is like a bell that calls many to church. - Danish Proverb
Friends, the light has come to the earth. We now have no right any longer to be in any form of darkness, especially in the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ. - Sunday Adelaja
Behavior speaks... When you need money, the church tells you to pray. When the church needs money, they pass around a basket. - Steve Maraboli
We have come to love darkness in the church rather than finding God in creation. - Sunday Adelaja
The civil involvement of the church is a spiritual tactic aim at defeating the forces of darkness. - Sunday Adelaja
We can’t really explain what the goal of mentoring is, until we understand what the church is for. - Rhys Bezzant
In their churches the Protestants taught believers to go out of the four walls of the church to demonstrate their love for God by how they serve fellow humans - Sunday Adelaja
You must not wait to be elected into office, before you begin to serve. Begin to serve every where you are; in the home, community, school, university, work, hospital, church, market, society, nation and among many other places. - Lailah Gifty Akita
An entire nation shook under the power of one man’s [MLK’s] dream! Now if one dream can do that for our nation, imagine what a dream can do for the Church. - Wayne Cordeiro
I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. ... These two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. - George Carlin
A good church is a Bible-centered church. Nothing is as important as this--not a large congregation, a witty pastor, or tangible experiences of the Holy Spirit. - Alistair Begg
PRELATE, n. A church officer having a superior degree of holiness and a fat preferment. One of Heaven's aristocracy. A gentleman of God. - Ambrose Bierce
RECTOR, n. In the Church of England, the Third Person of the parochial Trinity, the Cruate and the Vicar being the other two. - Ambrose Bierce
I decided that in spite of my silence I would demonstrate and reproduce in reality the picture of the church that I saw inside my spirit - Sunday Adelaja
There is no problem with the wider culture that you cannot see in the spades in the Christian Church. The rot is in us, and not simple out there. And Christians are making a great mistake by turning everything into culture wars. It's a much deeper crisis. - Os Guinness
If you want to have a big and strong church, then you need to build a prayer wall of defense in the spiritual realm... - Sunday Adelaja
The church needs to raise up the Moses’ and last days deliverers. - Sunday Adelaja
I am also atheist or agnostic (I don't even know the difference). I've never been to church and prefer to think for myself. - Steve Wozniak
Most people that I know who go to church actually go there to twist the arms of God so that he can get all the discomfort away from them. - Sunday Adelaja
There is an obsession in the Church with sin management. People think more about their sins than about their redemption through Jesus - John Paul Warren
When the early Church recited the Apostles Creed, it was simultaneously their greatest act of rebellion, and their greatest act of submission. - Matt Chandler
A church service starts and ends with a prayer. A magazine starts and ends with an advert. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
It doesn't matter what Church you belong to. If you don't believe in yourself you're Already Damned - Stanley Victor Paskavich
It is too easy to call the church political. The nature of fallen people is political. And they happen to make up the church. So the church is innately political. This cannot be helped. But it can be navigated if not always stomached. - Mea McMahon
When the Church tries to embody the rule of God in the forms of earthly power it may achieve that power, but it is no longer a sign of the kingdom. - Lesslie Newbigin
The church I had loved so much was not a good place for me to hear the sound of my own voice. There was room for my talent but no room for my voice. The preacher’s voice was too loud. Teachings rooted in fear and condemnation were too loud. I had to get in a space where I could hear. - Suzette Hinton
The more I work with Nature and totemism, the more church is everywhere. - S. Kelley Harrell
Never was the victory of patience more complete than in the early church. The anvil broke the hammer by bearing all the blows that the hammer could place upon it. The patience of the saints was stronger than the cruelty of tyrants. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
God doesn't act like the Church. No, instead, the Church must act like God. - Kim Clement
When you are growing up there are two institutional places that affect you most powerfully: the church, which belongs to God, and the public library, which belongs to you. The public library is a great equaliser. - Keith Richards
I sat near a window in our little synagogue and looked out at the large church and wondered how a statue whose face was so full of love could be worshipped by someone whose heart was so full of hate. - Chaim Potok
The clock in the church tower said 4.32, as it had done for three hundred years. It was right once a day and that was better than no clock at all. - Spike Milligan
The Church is Christ’s witness to the world of a loving savior and His redemptive plan for man. - John Paul Warren
It's no accident that the church and the graveyard stand side by side. The city of the dead sleeps encircled by the city of the living. - Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Only the church can provide people with quality fellowship - Sunday Adelaja
Men after the heart of God become the moral conscience, the guidance and custodians of justice, not simply in the security of the four walls of their church - Sunday Adelaja
The idea of formulated 'rights ... comes not from John Locke and Thomas Jefferson ... but from the canon law of the Catholic Church. - Thomas E. Woods Jr.
If all the world were Christian, it might not matter if all the world were educated. But a cultural life will exist outside the Church whether it exists inside or not. Good philosophy must exist, if for no other reason, because bad philosophy needs to be answered. - C.S. Lewis
I am charting a course that will become a seed which may fall to the ground and die. But out of it shall arise many seeds and trees that shall become a plantation of light, which would usher in a new dawn of Gods righteousness to the church, Nigeria, and to Africa. - Sunday Adelaja
The spirit of man is not a created being; it existed from eternity and will exist to eternity. Anything created cannot be eternal; and earth, water, ect., had their existence in an elementary state, from eternity." ~Joseph Smith, Jr., 2 July 1839 - Documentary History of the Church 3:387 - Joseph Smith Jr.
There is no use trying to do Church work without love. A doctor, a lawyer, may do good work without love, but God's work cannot be done without love. - D.L. Moody
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car. - Anonymous
When you find the church you're supposed to be in, you will recognize the pastor’s voice as an important spiritual authority in your life. - Stormie Omartian
I have no doubt that ignorance is the biggest obstacle facing the church of the lord Jesus Christ in this age - Sunday Adelaja
People should see genuine, authentic love in the church - Sunday Adelaja
We ourselves are behaving in the Church as if we are afraid of the light, it should not be so. - Sunday Adelaja
Most talk of a catholic spirit but it is only till they have been brought into the pale of their own church. This is downright sectarianism, not Catholicism. How can I act consistently, unless I receive and love all the children of God, whom I esteem to be such, of whatever denomination they may be? - George Whitefield
Our government needs the church, because only those humble enough to admit they're sinners can bring democracy the tolerance it requires to survive - Ronald Reagan
The God of the universe--the creator of nitrogen and pine needles, galaxies and E-minor--loves us with a radical, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. And what is our typical response? We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss. - Francis Chan
A man who could build a church, as one may say, by squinting at a sheet of paper. - Charles Dickens
Whenever God allows a mass blindness to cover his church, it is not out of stupidity, it is out of divine providence - Sunday Adelaja
I made up my mind that not only would I become a millionaire, but that I would also raise up millionaires from members of my church - Sunday Adelaja
Every day people are straying away from the church and going back to God. - Lenny Bruce
Any church that operates in prayerless and powerless Christianity spend their days and years conducting dust to dust rites in the burial grounds. - Steven Chuks Nwaokeke
Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand. - Leo Durocher
If God be near a church, it must pray. And if he be not there, one of the first tokens of his absence will be a slothfulness in prayer. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Faithfully, Calvi was following the rules to the letter. He knew one thing: Whatever was in that document had caused the death of the leader of the Catholic Church. Who’d be next? - Peter J. Tanous
In one celebrated incident, 300 members of Church of the New Song requested $6000 worth of filet mignon and Harvey's Bristol Cream for a crucial religious ceremony at the federal prison in Atlanta.
A clarion call to the 7000 remnants who are yet to bow their knees to Baal, to arise and come out of the wilderness to take charge of the guard that would lead their Nations and church to the promise land - Sunday Adelaja
To my shame, my nation and the church of the lord Jesus Christ in my continent is covered head to toe in this ignorance. - Sunday Adelaja
That’s the biggest purpose of religious gathering: permission to look terrible in public. We used to go to church to confess our worst behaviour, to be heard and forgiven, then to be redeemed and accepted back into our community Chuck Palahniuk - Chuck Palahniuk in interview with TMO
God wants to use His Church to establish His Kingdom on the earth. - Sunday Adelaja
The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity. - Matthew Henry
The Westboro Baptist Church is no more a church than Church's Fried Chicken is a church. - Jon Stewart
Through positive civil actions, the church can influence the society. - Sunday Adelaja
Are we letting the world influence the church more than the church is affecting those in the world? - Betty S. Bender
Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament. - Igor Stravinsky
My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can. - Frank Zappa
PRIMATE, n. The head of a church, especially a State church supported by involuntary contributions. The Primate of England is the Archbishop of Canterbury, an amiable old gentleman, who occupies Lambeth Palace when living and Westminster Abbey when dead. He is commonly dead. - Ambrose Bierce
Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.
PALACE, n. A fine and costly residence, particularly that of a great official. The residence of a high dignitary of the Christian Church is called a palace; that of the Founder of his religion was known as a field, or wayside. There is progress. - Ambrose Bierce
Scripture was given to the church, and theology is a necessary work of the church, by the church, in the church, and for the church. - Kenneth S. Kantzer
The Church of England is the only church in the world that interferes neither with your politics nor your religion - Anthony Trollope
Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit your convictions implicitly to the Church? - John Calvin
A Church without Youth is a Church without a future. Moreover, Youth without a Church is Youth without a future.
The organized church sometimes puts boundaries on us the Bible doesn't. So I'm living my life for an audience of one. I live my life to please God. Some people won't understand, but I don't give an account to some people. - Anne Graham Lotz
If the rock band U2 had been born in Orange County, California, would they have become just another church worship band? - Steve Turner
There is no separation between the gospel and culture, between how we live in society and how we live in our private lives, between the lordship of Jesus inside the four walls of a church building and outside that building. - Michael Brown
Spiritual maturity is not measured by the years that you have spent in church, rather by your attitude before people different from you. - Paul Gitwaza
The church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ideas and principles of popular opinion; it was a thermostat that transformed the mores of society. - Martin Luther King Jr.
It is important to note that when Mary Magdalene and other women were chosen by Jesus to bring the important news to the men, the men did not believe the women. Today 2,000 years later men still don't believe women when they say "We are also chosen by Jesus to be leaders in the church. - Roy Bourgeois
A church that does not provoke any crisis, preach a gospel that does not unsettle, proclaim a word of Godthat does not get under anyone's skin or a word of God that does not touch the real sin of the society in whichit is being proclaimed: what kind of gospel is that? - Oscar A. Romero
I’m in a band. I don’t go to church every Sunday. I love punk rock music. Sometimes I use swear words a lot. I respect and admire gay men and women. I’m obsessed with horror films. I know what shame feels like. And guess what old man? Jesus is still my Savior. - Hayley Williams
A man is accepted into a church for what he believes and he is turned out for what he knows. - Mark Twain
The Church is the Body of Christ, and as such it is both heavenly and earthly. The Church is the communion of saints, and it includes as members both angels and shepherds - cherubim and seraphim, and you, and me. - Scott Hahn
The name of the new religion," said Rumfoord, "is The Church of God the Utterly Indifferent. - Kurt Vonnegut
Is the church really demonstrating the new life in Christ if there is no discipline, if there is no fencing in of the Lord's table, no demand for purity of life? - Michael Sattler
He cannot have God for his Father who will not have the Church for his mother. - Augustine of Hippo
I don't want Church to be like all those dead pets! she burst out, suddenly tearful and furious. I don't want Church to ever be dead! He's my cat! He's not God's cat! Let God have all the damn old cats He wants, and kill them all! Church is mine! - Stephen King
A church begins to die when it says, ‘They were just children. - Wess Stafford
Where a people prays, there is the hurch; and where the church is; there is never loneliness. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Freedom for the Church comes from the necessity of the Word of God. Otherwise, it becomes arbitrariness and ends in a great many new ties. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Of course we're Christian. The very name of the church declares that. The more people see us and come to know us, the more I believe they will come to realize that we are trying to exemplify in our lives and in our living the great ideals which (Jesus Christ) taught. - Gordon B. Hinckley
The theater is a communal event, like church. The playwright constructs a mass to be performed for a lot of people. She writes a prayer, which is really just the longings of one heart. - Marsha Norman
I am being a minister of light and a destroyer of ignorance and I shall never keep quiet until this horrendous mountain is pulled down in my country, in the church of Christ and in my continent. - Sunday Adelaja
I left that church with rich and royal hatred of the priest as a person, and a loathing for the church as an institution, and I vowed that I would never go inside a church again.[, describing his teenage reaction to a hellfire lecture by a priest] - Eugene V. Debs
The church trembled and the hail hammered the roof, but his words glided in the air, joyful and bright like the birds at the cliffs. They floated freely around one another without colliding and the wind carried them high up into heaven. - Fridik Erlings
As Christians we are called to make disciples of all the nations, meeting them where they are and serving them in ways that are relevant and meaningful. That is the challenge: as the church, to remain relevant and meaningful, in efforts to reach all people where they are in a way they need. - Kellen Roggenbuck
The mission of the church is to make the world a holy place. - Mor Ignatius Aphrem II
The operation of the Church is entirely set up for the sinner; which creates much misunderstanding among the smug.(August 9, 1955) - Flannery O'Connor
One more soldier of the Cross has taken up his crown; one more beloved member of our church has gone to the great assembly above; one more Christian has triumphed in the living Faith; one more flower is planted and harvested in the garden of God's Kingdom. - Reverend Ada Slaton Bonds, Cumberland Presbyterian
May our eyes focus rightly on Christ ... before the need to please others, before church, and before the busyness of Christian life. Those things will surely have their place, but they will be most valuable if put in their proper position. - Traci LaRussa
Do you see this egg? With this you can topple every theological theory, every church or temple in the world. - Denis Diderot
I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state. - Thomas Jefferson
Church must lead all other spheres of influence.We find people from all the mountains there.The church leaders must be able to mentor them - Paul Gitwaza
The church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints. - Abigail Van Buren
The destiny of any country is in the hands of her church. - Sunday Adelaja
The Church is going to have to recognise that secularisation is not the cause of their decline, it is the result of it. - Keith Porteous Wood
The church is biblical, therefore, when it seeks to embody the words in the power of the Spirit and so become a living commentary. The church is thus not only the "people of the book" but also "the (lived) interpretation of the book. - Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Slavery ended in medieval Europe only because the church extended its sacraments to all slaves and then managed to impose a ban on the enslavement of Christians (and of Jews). Within the context of medieval Europe, that prohibition was effectively a rule of universal abolition. - Rodney Stark
The Monster Ball is by nature a protest: A youth church experience to speak out and celebrate against all forms of discrimination + prejudice. - Lady Gaga
I had given up the church, more because of its complicity with slavery than from a full understanding of the foolishness of its creeds. - Lucy N. Colman
The Church, as Jesus seems to be defining it, is the gathering of accepted brokenness. It’s not the gathering of the saved. - Richard Rohr
I would just as soon have abused the old village church at home for not being a cathedral. - Joseph Conrad
I will not keep quiet until a revolution is started to fight ignorance and superstitions in the church of the lord Jesus Christ and in the nation of my birth. - Sunday Adelaja
If our church is not marked by caring for the poor, the oppressed, the hungry, we are guilty of heresy. - Ignatius of Loyola
You have to work at having quality in your church, because people that are influential in your city may be God’s instruments for resolving all kinds of problems that will most surely come up in the future. - Sunday Adelaja
The great thing about church is that it has people in it - and people can be tricky - Tyana Parr
The bell tolls with a painful note afarWhen man drops in the dreadful jaws of deathBut human beasts watch death with mouth ajarWhile lifeless church bell feels the pangs of death - Manuel Newton-Management Consultant Poet MA M.Com LLB ICWA FIBAM FIMM etc
The Church says that the Earth is flat, but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow of the earth on the moon and I have more faith in the Shadow than in the Church. - Magellan
[We need reforms] to make the Negro church a place where colored men and women of education and energy can work for the best things regardless of their belief or disbelief in unimportant dogmas and ancient and outworn creeds. - W.E.B. Du Bois
But just as quantity wins respect and honour for a church, it is quality that provides a church with safety and protection. - Sunday Adelaja
I am hearing a more resounding voice in the spirit saying,God is changing the guard in the Nigerian church. - Sunday Adelaja
You don’t go to church to find God; you bring him with you—attitude. - Shannon L. Alder
Let us put ourselves into His hands, and not be startled though He leads us by a strange way, a mirabilis via, as the Church speaks. Let us be sure He will lead us right, that He will bring us to that which is, not indeed what we think best, nor what is best for another, but what is best for us. - John Henry Newman
No Prophet ever said to follow a church, religion or holy book. Do you think that is just a coincidence? - Ed Strachar
For every Gospel action, there is an opposite and devious demonic reaction. We see this in the book of Acts. It appears in church history. We experience it in our personal journeys. - Daniel Henderson
The secret of real prosperity in the church is to teach God’s people principles of economic empowerment - Sunday Adelaja
The Devil loves it when we point fingers at Rome/ other Denominations and forget our very church. ''SELF''. while i scrutinize the Pope and his deeds. Let me trim my lamp. let me wash my robe. let me sweep my house being fully ready for my Lord's coming - Mary Tornyenyor
Another purpose for speaking in tongues is the edification of the church. - Sunday Adelaja
PRESBYTERIAN, n. One who holds the conviction that the government authorities of the Church should be called presbyters. - Ambrose Bierce
Unfortunately the leading proponent of ignorance in our society has become the very same institution that was created to fight it - The Church. - Sunday Adelaja
People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.-- Circular Letter to My Friends in Italy - Mikhail Bakunin
The church doesn’t belong to the pastor; it belongs to Jesus Christ. - Sunday Adelaja
Sound.Noisethe air employs.Melodies sweet.Tweet, tweet, tweet.Soft. Loud.A roaring crowd.Cluck. Caw. Crow.Tet, tet. Tis, tis.Guttural growl.Harrowing howl.Drip, drip, drip.Tap, tap, tap.Moan and groan.Endless drone.Ding, dang, dong.A church bell song.Vibrations in my earto hear.Sound. - Richelle E. Goodrich
The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
You rang my heart like a church bell at midnight. Trembling, I awoke to the sweet sound of love. - John Mark Green
God does not exist everywhere. Not in the temple, not in the mosque, not in the church and not everywhere. GOD was just there in your heart, in your mind. - Handi Priyono
Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest. - Émile Zola
The Gospel lives in conversation with culture, and if the Church holds back from the culture, the Gospel itself falls silent. Therefore, we must be fearless in crossing the threshold of the communication and information revolution now taking place. - Pope John Paul II
..nor did he pause to reflect that hereditary aristocracies have always been short lived where as adoptive organizations such as the Catholic Church sometimes lasted for hundreds or thousands of years. - George Orwell
Paradox /pera,daks/ noun1. Being told to wake up and come back to reality by your family and friends, while being dragged to church to hear a lesson on Jonah and the whale, followed by a sermon on believing in things you can't see without faith. - Shannon L. Alder
Give me liberty or give me death."[From a speech given at Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775 to the Virginia House of Burgesses; as first published in print in 1817 in William Wirt's Life and Character of .] - Patrick Henry
The renewal of the Church will come from a new type of monasticism which only has in common with the old an uncompromising allegiance to the Sermon on the Mount. It is high time people banded together to do this. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
the church was an international institution long before globalization. - Shane Claiborne
The Church is both organism and organization - Woven together in a beautifully messy dance that stumbles across the stage of a fallen world. - Todd Stocker
Church is not meant to be fun. It's meant to be formative. - Matt Chandler
Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't. - John Piper
It is not the Church name that matters, but a Christ like character from every Christian that makes a difference. - Gugu Mona
When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy. Just like church does. People don't go to church to find trouble, they go there to lose it. - James Brown
All Christians are in ministry. Sometimes, they're in church work. - Todd Stocker
Where can we find a worshiper who envy a sparrow or a swallow just because of their uninterrupted access to God's altar (Psalm 84:3). Our Genuineness in worship is not revealed by our physical presence in the church but by our desire of being in His Presence always and behold Him (Psalm 84:10). - Santosh Thankachan
The real church is comprised of a long list of "formers" who collectively work together for world reform. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Nature is Satan's church. - Lars Von Trier
The church says the earth is flat; but I have seen its shadow on the moon, and I have more confidence even in a shadow than in the church. - Ferdinand Magellan
Harmony and Peace do not rise from any church, temple, mosque or synagogue. They can only rise from individual human conscience. - Abhijit Naskar
But wait ooo ....Alcohol(Outings & Fashion), Women/Men, Money, Thats all about it.you call this fun ? These don't satisfy ME and you both know how you feel when you are alone. IT STINKSJESUS SATISFIES, NOT CHURCH. - Mary Tornyenyor
Christmas, as a practicing Catholic child, was seen as a reward for lots and lots and lots of church. - Jenny Colgan
The Church being what she is cannot have the instincts of a gentleman. - George Everett Macdonald
Why does it seem that the church is more interested in people involvement rather than people engagement. - Todd Stocker
Now I understand why Henry VIII started his own church. - John F. Kennedy
Instead it is the Church hierarchy that is rather teaching congregation to be afraid of darkness, instead of teaching them to go with light to overcome darkness. - Sunday Adelaja
The church is God's remnant in a country, able to change the life of the nation - Sunday Adelaja
The church has never been asked to explain anything, our speciality, along with ballistics, has always been the neutralisation of the overly curious mind through faith. - José Saramago
Argue not concerning God,…re-examine all that you have been told at church or school or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your soul… - Walt Whitman
You can tell how popular a church is by who comes on Sunday morning.You can tell how popular the pastor or evangelist is by who comes on Sunday night.But you can tell how popular Jesus is by who comes to the prayer meeting. - minister from Australia or New Zealand...(Jim Cymbala)
I wanted to stand on the kind of holy ground that wasn't curated by church professionals, where a burning bush could blaze forth in defiance of safety regulations and outside of regular office hours. - Sara Miles
You’re sure? I thought I heard someone.Nope, not a soul, Blake said. Get it. Soul. Because we’re in a church. - A&E Kirk
DATARY, n. A high ecclesiastic official of the Roman Catholic Church, whose important function is to brand the Pope's bulls with the words _Datum Romae_. He enjoys a princely revenue and the friendship of God. - Ambrose Bierce
The problem with the church is the church - R. Alan Woods
When we passed a Catholic church, I recalled, he said, "You think your dad's a good chemist? They're turning soda crackers into meat in there. Can your dad do that? - Kurt Vonnegut
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. - Ephesians 3 2021 NIV
The Church no more gave us the New Testament canon than Isaac Newton gave us the force of gravity. - J.I. Packer
Church leaders may get disappointed in ministry if they do not know God’s time. - Sunday Adelaja
Much of what we accomplish in the church is due to the selfless service of women. - Quentin L. Cook
The Church, like her head, has a glory, but it is concealed from carnal eyes, for the time of her breaking forth in all her splendour is not yet come. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Indeed, if their wristbands asked them the question: What-Would-Jesus-Buy—well now, that could very well revolutionize the Christian church in America. - Geoffrey Wood
When I say I must write, I don't mean I must publish. There is a great difference. the important thing is the chaotic form given to my chaotic experience, which is, as it was for James Joyce, my kind of religion, and necessary for me...as the confession and absolution for a Catholic in church. - Sylvia Plath
We have mainly been taught to just stay in the church, be faithful, serve the church, and serve the man of God. - Sunday Adelaja
The church is strong when she lives by divine understanding. - Sunday Adelaja
It is better to go skiing and think of God, than go to church and think of sport. - Fridtjof Nansen
We are not even going to throw the challenge of changing a whole generation before the modern day church. This generation of believers don’t even know what that means - Sunday Adelaja
If we are serious about climbing to higher ground, we will be found in church every Sunday—attending all of our meetings, partaking of the sacrament, participating in Sunday School, and contributing to the spirit found in Relief Society, Primary, and priesthood meetings. - Robert L. Millet
The day we find the perfect church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
...God is already out there in the world ahead of us. In our teaching, therefore, we must do more than merely help people learn how to be good church members. We are directors preparing people for roles in a drama that encompasses every part of their lives. - Richard Robert Osmer
Going to the extreme of inviting and welcoming people into your church in order to hear you condemn them or to know from your policy that you condemn them is not much better than bullying. - Christina Engela
Christians don't tell lies they just go to church and sing them. - A.W. Tozer
liberty, which means resisting all forms of cultural authoritarianism, be it from the right wing church, black ideologues, black nationalists, or mainstream white media. We have to accent liberty and freedom of expression and thought in all their forms. - Cornel West
Contemporary Christian church would normally think that things are impossible - Sunday Adelaja
Jesus did not command us to "develop" leaders. He commanded us to make "disciples". The world "develops" leaders, the Church "disciples" them. The two are not the same. - John Paul Warren
Go is the first part of the word Gospel.It should be the watchword of every true follower of Christ.It should be emblazoned on the banners of the church. - Billy Graham
If you want to have a well-ordered church, then you have to become well-ordered yourself. - Sunday Adelaja
When I look at the Church today, not just in Africa but worldwide, it seems to me that we have come to love darkness even if we are called Church or some other religious names. - Sunday Adelaja
The prayer of the church determines the history and the fate of its people as well as the whole earth - Sunday Adelaja
Those who would renegotiate the boundaries between church and state must therefore answer a difficult question: why would we trade a system that has served us so well for one that has served others so poorly? - Sandra Day O'Connor
Don't just bring people to church; bring them to Christ. Churches are filled with church goers but not Christ followers. - Ramon M. Torres
What God says to His Church at any given period depends altogether upon her moral and spiritual condition and upon the spiritual need of the hour. - A.W. Tozer
The governments and their policies have failed, the church is the last hope of the common man, I value a church that is a home for all. - Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
An atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said.An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated. - Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Take my heart and squeeze it out over the face of Your Bride, the Church. - Catherine of Siena
The weather-cock on the church spire, though made of iron, would soon be broken by the storm-wind if it... did not understand the noble art of turning to every wind. - Heinrich Heine
Do not let your deeds belie your words, lest when you speak in church someone may say to himself, 'Why do you not practice what you preach?' - Saint Jerome
We claim to have the light in the Church yet we want to lock ourselves within the four walls of that same Church. - Sunday Adelaja
The bible and the church have been the greatest stumbling block in the way of women's emancipation. - Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Too many in the Church today are likes babies in the nursery,they put everything in their mouth. - John Paul Warren
Anybody body can be a Church goer, but there is a difference of "GOD" being in them then they being in the WORLD. - Henry Johnson Jr
The Christians of today are so unsubmissive to the leadership of the church, this is unbiblical. - Evangelist Jordan Wells
For years, the church has emphasized evangelism, teaching, fellowship, missions, and service to society to the neglect of the very source of its power--worship. - Robert E. Webber
You can't have a church town without belief and you can't have belief without intolerance. - Howard Jacobson
Lovelessness is a huge sin in the church. The four primary personalities in the New Testament- Jesus, Paul, Peter, and John- all four of them say that love is the most important thing. But the only time love really counts is when something unlovely happens. - Jeff Chu
America has begun a spiritual reawakening. Faith and hope are being restored. Americans are turning back to God. Church attendance is up. Audiences for religious books and broadcasts are growing. And I do believe that he has begun to heal our blessed land.
The Church is not called to overthrow government but to influence culture. - John Paul Warren
A group of politicians deciding to dump a President because his morals are bad is like the Mafia getting together to bump off the Godfather for not going to church on Sunday. - Russell Baker
Money does not go only to those who go to church, it goes to those who know and comply with the laws of money - Sunday Adelaja
In the Church of Jesus Christ there can and should be no non-theologians. - Karl Barth
SACERDOTALIST, n. One who holds the belief that a clergyman is a priest. Denial of this momentous doctrine is the hardest challenge that is now flung into the teeth of the Episcopalian church by the Neo-Dictionarians. - Ambrose Bierce
The emphasis of the churches were not in how much work or home keeping is done in the four walls of the church itself, they rather told the Protestants to go prove their love to God at their work places through the quality of their works - Sunday Adelaja
On the church vaulting above was the clock-face of eternity, void of number and serving as its own hand, only one black finger was pointing and the dead wanted to tell the time by it. - Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
To be of no church is dangerous. Religion, of which the rewards are distant, and which is animated only by faith and hope, will glide by degrees out of the mind unless it be invigorated and reimpressed by external ordinances, by stated calls to worship, and the salutary influence of example. - Samuel Johnson
We get called dishonoring for pointing out the garbage in the church, yet nobody ever seems to think it's dishonoring that somebody put the garbage there in the first place. - D.R. Silva
I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. - George Carlin
Instead of the church in Africa to be a place for eradicating darkness by beaming out light, she has unfortunately become the den of robbers as Jesus put it. - Sunday Adelaja
Everyone agrees the celibacy rule is just a Church law dating from the 11th century, not a divine command. - Hans Küng
Fighting the Traditional Marriage is provoking God;Beheading Jesus is to lead the church without His rulership or Counsel.Woe to theme who - Paul Gitwaza
Don't give your money to the church. They should be giving their money to you. - George Carlin
We have created a culture of leadership "development" in the Church at the expense of ignore the ministry of the Church to making disciples. - John Paul Warren
If I see darkness in the Church I bring light to it. - Sunday Adelaja
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