“The loneliest moment in life is when you have just experienced what you thought would deliver the ultimate – and it has let you down.” (Ravi Zacharias)

“Most people don’t change until the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of having to change.” (Anonymous)

“If you want to see what judgment looks like, go to the cross. If you want to see what love looks like, go to the cross.”  (D.A. Carson)

“Show me a church’s songs and I’ll show you their theology.” (Gordon Fee)

“Nobody stands under the wrath of God except those who have chosen to do so.” (J.I. Packer)

“What will it profit a man if he silences his adversary and loses that humble spirit in which the Lord delights?” (John Newton)

“No matter what good truths you have to teach, no one will thank you if you do not speak kindly.” (C.H. Spurgeon)

“Tolerance has suffered a great deal recently in our religious and political and educational areas. And tolerance, because truth has been pulled away from it, has slipped over into the idea that everything is equally right. No longer is tolerance a matter of saying, “I disagree with you and I believe you’re wrong, but I accept you and I extend to you the right to be wrong.” That’s not enough. We’re now in the situation where everyone must be equally right, where you cannot claim that people are wrong and still love them.” (Dallas Willard)

“Christ refuses none for weakness, but accepts none for greatness.” (Richard Sibbes)

“Either worrying drives out prayer, or prayer drives out worrying.” (D.A. Carson)

“The sermon which does not lead to Christ, or of which Jesus Christ is not the top and the bottom, is a sort of sermon that will make the devils in hell laugh, but make the angels of God weep.” (C.H. Spurgeon)

“And people who do not know the Lord ask why in the world we waste our lives as missionaries. They forget that they too are expending their lives… and when the bubble has burst they will have nothing of eternal significance to show for the years they have wasted.” (Nate Saint – martyred missionary)

“Do not have your concert first, and tune your instruments afterward. Begin the day with God.” (Hudson Taylor)

“It’s not the intensity of our faith but the object of our faith that saves.” (D.A. Carson)

“God’s commands are not designed to rob you of life or to plunder your freedom, but to graciously protect you from harm.” (Paul Tripp)

“It’s one thing to be grateful. It’s another to give thanks. Gratitude is what you feel. Thanksgiving is what you do.” (Anonymous)

“Everybody thinks sanctification looks like strength. Really what it looks like is weakness.” (Ed Welch)

“The doctrine of grace creates a culture of grace where good things happen to bad people.” (Ray Ortlund, Jr.)

“Two equations for our early morning hours:

Isolation + feeding on vanity = soul-starving loneliness

Isolation + communion with God = soul-feeding solitude.”

(John Piper)

“Unless you point to the good news of God’s grace people will not be able to bear the bad news of God’s judgement.” (Timothy Keller)

“The root cause of anxiety is a failure to trust all that God has promised to be for us in Jesus.” (John Piper)

“Learning to pray doesn’t offer us a less busy life; it offers us a less busy heart.” (Paul Miller)

“The strength of patience hangs on our capacity to believe that God is up to something good for us in all our delays and detours.” (John Piper)