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The Arts

"I think that if you are going to be successful as a Christian in the arts, you have to be successful in your Christian life."
-Cliff Richard

"If I'm going to represent God I have to do it the best I can."
-Cliff Richard

"All music written by a Christian should be as integrated as everything else done by a Christian."
-Larry Norman

" Art is more engaging that propaganda."
-Larry Norman

"I don't see the point in being a star - it takes a lot of energy to carry yourself off as being more perfect than somebody else. I'd rather just be available with all my weaknesses."
-Larry Norman

"I think we should all be servants. To be really great in God's eyes is to be least among each other and serve each other."
-Larry Norman

"My music was too religious for the rock and roll stores and too rock and roll for the religious stores."
-Larry Norman

Children

"A child who is allowed to be disrespectful to his parents will not have true respect for anyone."
-Billy Graham

"Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children."
-Charles R. Swindoll

"Words can never adequately convey the incredible impact of our attitudes toward life. The longer I live the more convinced I become that life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it."
-Charles R. Swindoll

"A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living."
-Charles R. Swindoll

"The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children."
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Christian Fellowship

"It is important to have a circle of Christians friends, which I do have. I have a group of people, about 40, in a local church in Surrey in England, who pray for me regularly. "
-Cliff Richard

"I don't know how people can easily remain Christian if they get no fellowship. They may be able to do it intellectually, but part of the body of man is composed of spirit and parts of soul and of flesh." -Larry Norman

"Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out."
-Billy Graham

Compassion

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened."
- Billy Graham

God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with.
- Billy Graham

"God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, "I love you."
- Billy Graham

"If a person gets his attitude toward money straight, it will help straighten out almost every other area in his life."
-Billy Graham

"Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength."
-Billy Graham

"If I try to understand what it means to be a Christian, I look at the two instructions that were given in the Bible that are paramount, and those are to love God with all your heart and mind, and to love your neighbor as yourself. That's it."
-Bruce Cockburn

"Evangelism is not an option for the Christian life."
-Luis Palau

"It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves."
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Future

"One of the comments that we've heard that has really blessed us is people have been driven back to the book of Revelation to prove us wrong only to find that what we said was there."
-Tim LaHaye

"You have to take Bible prophecy literally, just like everything else in the Bible."
-Tim LaHaye

"The real deal is always going to win in the end."
-Bill Hybels



Hard Times

"Don't tell God how big your storm is, tell your storm how big God is."
-anonymous (If you know the original author of this quote, please tell us.)


"The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
- Moses in verse Deuteronomy 31:8 from the Bible



Money

"There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches. The wrong comes when riches possess men."
-Billy Graham




Perspective on Life

"But Jesus changes your attitude towards yourself and towards other people."
-Cliff Richard

"I want to encourage other people to try to discover who they are, not to try to fit into some superficial prototype of what they think a Christian should be, but to discover who they really are."
-Larry Norman

"I'm only here on Earth to serve God. I never had a career. I don't care about commercialism. I have a ministry and I'll fight for the ministry."
-Larry Norman

"A man with God is always in the majority."
- John Knox

"If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot."
- John Bunyan

I've read the last page of the Bible. It's all going to turn out all right.
-Billy Graham

"The men who followed Him were unique in their generation. They turned the world upside down because their hearts had been turned right side up. The world has never been the same."
-Billy Graham

"A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip."
-Billy Graham

"When I think of vision, I have in mind the ability to see above and beyond the majority."
-Charles R. Swindoll

"The essence of optimism is that it takes no account of the present, but it is a source of inspiration, of vitality and hope where others have resigned; it enables a man to hold his head high, to claim the future for himself and not to abandon it to his enemy."
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer


Sharing Your Faith in Jesus with Others

“You can’t make an impact without a collision.”
-anonymous (If you know the original author of this quote, please tell us.)



Stumbling Heavenward

"It's bad when you fail morally. It's worse when you don't repent."
-Luis Palau

"If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction."
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer