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"Tattered Bibles...
...are usually owned by people who aren't." --Unknown
"He is no fool...
...who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." --Jim Elliott
"Wise men...
...still seek him." --Alan Ahlgrim
"Nobody's perfect.
...That's why we need a savior." --Alan Ahlgrim
"God doesn't call the...
...equipped. He equips the called." --Unknown
"I don't know what the future holds...
...but I know who holds the future." --Alan Ahlgrim
"How you suffer...
...is part of your testimony." --Cris Crisfield based upon Philippians 1:29
"You can't keep the birds...
...from flying over your head, but you can keep them from building a nest in your hair." --St. Augustine
"In matters of faith...
...unity; of opinion... liberty; and in all things... love." --Alan Ahlgrim
"A good leader takes people...
...where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they ought to be." --Alan Ahlgrim
"Your education...
...far exceeds your obedience." --Alan Ahlgrim
"Choose to do it God's way...
...and He blesses you. Choose to do it your way and He hammers you." --Chuck Macune re: Old Testament macro theme
"When you open your Bible...
...God speaks to you. When you close your Bible, God stops speaking." --Rick Warren
"God is far more interested in...
...your character than your comfort, your holiness than your happiness, and your attitude than your aptitude." --Rick Warren
"What you pray about...
...is what you depend upon God for." --Unknown
"Never be afraid to trust...
...an unknown future to a known God." --Unknown
God trumps uncertainty
"While you often cannot change...
...your circumstances, you can change your mind." --Alan Ahlgrim
You choose your reaction
"Success never builds...
...character." --Dr. Jerry White, Navigators
Growth through hardship
"The hard things that happen to you...
...demonstrate the grace of God to others." --Dr. Jerry White
Demonstration of grace
"If God is with us,
...who can be against us." --Alan Ahlgrim
God trumps all
"Kids raised to love Jesus...
...usually do." --Alan Ahlgrim
"The quality of life is determined by...
...our choices, not chances." --Alan Ahlgrim
"You are...
...your habits." --Alan Ahlgrim
"Evangelism is just one beggar...
...telling another where the free bread is." --Ed McQueen, RMCC
"Peace and joy are not merely found...
...in the absence of difficulty, but in the presence of God." --Alan Ahlgrim
Minus the difficulty and with God
"Bitterness is like drinking...
...a poison and expecting the other person to die." --Alan Ahlgrim
"Duty is...
...yours. Results are God's." --John Quincy Adams
Keep it simple. Just do the right thing and don't worry about the outcome.
"Forgiveness is a...
...gift. Trust is earned." --Alan Ahlgrim
Forgiveness is setting...
...a prisoner free... and then realizing that the prisoner is you." --Alan Ahlgrim
Don't hold yourself captive
"There are no accidents...
...in the life of a Christian." --Alan Ahlgrim
“Coincidence is...
...God acting anonymously.” --Unknown
“Even though the Lord knows us the best...
... he loves us the most.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“The Lord knows our every...
...thought. May each of our thoughts honor Him.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“The key to a successful marriage...
...is not first in finding the right person, but in being the right person.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“Far more is caught...
...than taught.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“What are you living for that’s worth...
...dying for and that God would find worth rewarding you for?” --Alan Ahlgrim
“Aim for happiness and you’ll get...
...frustration. Aim for holiness and you’ll get joy with fulfillment thrown in.” --Ed McQueen
“You’ve got time for...
...whatever you do first.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“Why would you think God would let Jesus...
...endure hardship, but not you?” --Rick Warren
“Every temptation is an...
...opportunity to grow.” --Rick Warren
“Is anybody going to be in heaven...
...because of you?” --Rick Warren
“When you change who you work for,
...it changes your work into worship.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“Preach always,
...and if necessary, use words.” --St. Augustine
“The reason you cannot find completeness...
...in this world is because you were created for another.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“Joy is a choice we make...
...despite our circumstances.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“Our hearts always go...
...where we put God’s money.” --Loren Ankarlo
“God doesn’t want your money;
...He wants your heart.” --Rick Thielen, RMCC
“According to Jesus, following His will...
...is a reflection of being His follower.” --Alan Ahlgrim re: Matthew 7:13-23
“Giving is the only antidote...
...to materialism.” --Randy Alcorn, The Treasure Principle
“You can’t take it with you,
...but you can send it ahead.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“I’m investing in...
...my post-retirement plan.” --Unknown
“Temptation is not a sin…
...and it always provides a choice.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“While we are not saved by our efforts,
...our salvation will result in our efforts.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“Faith is...
...active obedience.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“Grace is a gift you...
...don’t deserve and cannot earn.” --Unknown
“The primary purpose of prayer...
...is that God be glorified in the answer.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“The blessing is from...
...God, through us, and for others.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“What is leadership...
...if not influence.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“Leave a legacy of how...
...you live and how you give.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“Your marriage isn’t really about the relationship between...
...you and your spouse; it’s really a reflection of your relationship with Christ.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“Your problems don’t define...
...you. Your response to your problems defines you. Your faith defines you. Your relationship with Christ defines you.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“When I die I’m going to
...heaven. And I want to take as many people with me as I can.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“You can tell the size of a man...
...by what makes him angry.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“You are no richer than...
...your relationships.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“You have nothing to say until...
you’ve sought your Father (in prayer).” --Mark Scott
“When you believe that nothing good can happen through you,
...you have said more about your faith in God than you have about yourself.” --Henry Blackaby
“All too soon this life shall...
...pass. Only what’s done for Christ shall last.” --Unknown
“How can you have a bad day...
...when you know you’re going to heaven when you die? You need to live with an attitude of celebration.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“Focus on giants, you...
...stumble. Focus on God, your giants tumble.” --Max Lucado in Facing Your Giants
"One of the reasons God allows us to be in the pit at times...
...is to test us and to build a testimony in us.” --Alan Ahlgrim re: Psalm 40:3
“Faith is to believe what...
...you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” --St. Augustine
“God had one son on earth without...
...sin, but never one without suffering.” --St. Augustine
“God judged it better to bring...
...good out of evil than to suffer no evil to exist.” --St. Augustine
“He who created us without...
...our help will not save us without our consent.” --St. Augustine
“If you believe what you like in the gospels,
...and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.” --St. Augustine
“It was pride that changed angels...
...into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.” --St. Augustine
“Motive...
... matters.” --Alan Ahlgrim
“A light shines brightest...
...in the darkness.” --Alan Ahlgrim
"What you are is...
...God's gift to you; what you do with what you are is your gift to God." --public address announcer, National Western Stock Show, Denver 2008
"Comfort and prosperity...
...have never enriched the world as much as adversity has." --Billy Graham
"I've read the last page..."
"...of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right." --Rev. Billy Graham
"Velcro and duct tape can...
"...make children still and quiet in their chairs, but God wants their hearts." --Rob Otto
"Home is the first...
"...seminary that anybody attends." --Rob Otto
"You can focus on your...
purposes, or you can focus on your problems." --Rick Warren