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650 Christian Quotes About Church Attendance (2023)

1. Weekly church attendance is a time to celebrate the privileges you enjoy in Christ. It’s also a time to reflect and gather with brethren.


2. Church attendance isn’t for perfectionists. It is especially for believers that are weak in heart and need the support of people who have their best interest at heart.


3. A sense of community, a place to find healing, and an opportunity to serve others are the best reasons for attending church.


4. Church attendance is a gathering in the name of Christ. It is to meet together with other saints and increase faith, knowledge, and love for each other.


5. When your motivation and energy levels are low, attending church can energize you. After all, you’re in the presence of a bigger and supernatural being.


6. Church attendance isn’t always immediately inspiring, but its benefits are far-reaching to affect the soul and eternity.


7. The need for communism is even more important in these times. Church attendance helps to remind believers that they’re a part of something bigger than themselves.


8. The key to spiritual growth is not increased church attendance or involvement in spiritual activities. People don't grow in Christ because they are busy at church. They grow in Christ when they read and trust their Bibles. - Author: Max Lucado


9. Church attendance is as important for the regular believer as it is important for the pastor who speaks to hundreds of people.


10. Attending church is more than just listening to a sermon or singing songs. It connects you with other people and provides fresh perspectives on life.


11. Too many church leaders have bought into the myth that to clarify the win means establishing attendance goals and raising a lot of money. - Author: Andy Stanley


12. Life constitutes relationships, not only with yourself but also with other people. Not attending church robs you of this and many other benefits.


13. Church attendance launches us into a spiritual state of mind, positively shapes our attitude, and helps connect us with divinity.


14. Life gets busy, but it isn’t enough reason to stay back and not attend church; because the benefits are life-changing and immeasurable.


15. “Does it not seem strange that the generation with the most advanced technology and the easiest-to-read Bible translations is the weakest generation of Christians in the history of our country? Church attendance has never been lower, and the Christian influence in our culture never weaker.”


16. Every time you attend church is an opportunity to soak up encouragement and strength from Christian brethren and the scripture.


17. The church is a place where people come to learn how to be better, stronger and more caring. Attending ensures learning and growth in the faith.


18. Attending church is a great way to uplift your spirit and become closer to your faith and other people with a similar belief.


19. Setting apart a day to attend church is an honour for your creator and a time to reset and remember the important things in life.


20. Attending church allows you to worship, watch and participate in God’s practices. It is also where you can find people who’ll have your back when life gets hard.


21. Attending church is an important way to lead a healthy and happy life and connect with others on the same journey as you.


22. Attending church service is one way to care for your spiritual life and maintain a regular Christian family.


23. People who attend church make a conscious decision to follow Christ. It’s not always easy, but they realize that the benefits of attending far outweigh everything else.


24. The bible highlights church attendance as a means of togetherness and offering inspiration and help to those in need of them.


25. A friendly community, a sense of purpose, and a chance to deepen your faith are enough reasons to consider attending a church.


26. There was only one decline in church attendance, and that was in the late 1960s when the Vatican said it was not a sin to miss Mass. They said Catholics could act like Protestants, and so they did. - Author: Rodney Stark


27. Attending church allows believers to worship and support one another through difficult times.


28. Church attendance will help you on your journey through life. It has helped many people live better lives and overcome challenges.


29. Attending church is a great way to seek God out for yourself and to experience a wonderful, life-changing connection with him.


30. The church is a place where you’ll be accepted no matter who you are or what you’ve been through. By attending, you’ll find hope and peace in Christ and a family to support you when life gets hard.


31. Attending church has benefits beyond the spiritual. It’s an avenue for meeting new people and learning important things to improve your life and journey.


32. “It’s not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday; you have to act.” — Abbe Pierre


33. “Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.”


34. Attending church is a way that reminds you that you’re not alone in your struggles, triumphs, and fears. You’ve got a community of people that’ll do what they can to see that you’re always comfortable.


35. Attending church comes with loads of programs and activities that can make your spiritual journey more meaningful and enjoyable.


36. “Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.” – Dwight L. Moody


37. Baseball is like Church. Many attend, few understand."


38. Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand. — Leo Durocher.


39. When you need a place to find true friends and grow in your faith, attending church should be your first point of call.


40. And believe me, the Catholic Church has much to thank Dante for. His Inferno terrified the faithful for centuries, and no doubt tripled church attendance among the fearful. - Author: Dan Brown


41. There are many ways to grow in your spiritual walk, and attending church is one. It acknowledges everything you’re enjoying due to Christ’s sacrifice.


42. Church attendance is vital for believers and can be a yardstick for determining whether their hearts lie with God or not.


43. Attending church is so that you can take the sacrament with other believers, and the gospel of Jesus Christ can go out to people and their families.


44. To strengthen your spiritual walk on earth and ensure that you make heaven, attending church is important. It’ll furnish you with instructions and a ready community always ready to help.


45. Believers need to attend church to help them follow Jesus’ teachings of service and sacrifice and fellowship with one another.


46. By attending church, we build deeper connections with the holy spirit and become more effective in our ministry.


47. Church attendance allows you to learn and grow with other believers and receive encouragement that makes you stronger in the faith.


48. Does Christianity merely mean we must forfeit our Sunday mornings to church attendance, or does being a Christian noticeably improve our lives? - Author: Richard Blackaby


49. To attend church is to become a part of something big and intangible. It offers an amazing experience, enriches your life, and is fun!


50. Church attendance goes beyond a religious obligation. It is a way to personally build a strong relationship with God devoid of external input.


51. Church attendance is to help you to focus on God and his mission solely and connect with other believers.


52. Church attendance is for growing closer to one another and giving prevalence to the testimonies of Christ.


53. Church attendance ensures the growth of believers and an increase in the borders of Christ.


54. For your walk with God, church attendance is vital and not optional. It is a requirement for the good of your soul and the health of your spiritual life.


55. By attending church, you meet friends, become part of a community, create lasting memories, and enjoy many great life experiences.


56. The goals of American Christianity are often a nice marriage, children who don't swear, and good church attendance. Taking the words of Christ literally and seriously is rarely considered. - Author: Francis Chan


57. Church attendance gives you a full experience, with plenty of opportunities to learn, connect with people, and deepen your faith.


58. Attending church is a necessity to have an authentic Christian life. One cannot enjoy the benefits of missing or streaming services.


59. Church attendance inspires a fresh look at the scripture and presents opportunities to connect with God through worship.


60. It's not enough to attend church and pray every Sunday; you have to act. Abbe Pierre


61. Church attendance increases your faith and propels you towards the godly path you should follow.


62. Attending church helps us to grow in our faith. As we grow in our faith, we can draw closer to those around us who are growing in theirs.


63. The more you attend church, the more power, comfort and encouragement you will feel in the faith.


64. Church attendance may be dipping, but God can survive the Internet age. After all, He knows a thing or two about resurrection. - Author: Rachel Held Evans


65. Church attendance calls for believers always to show up and is a wonderful place to get together and celebrate the love of God.


66. Church attendance is a Christian assembly that offers a chance to learn and worship and get closer to fellow members.


67. The importance of attending church is profound. It is a place where you can find friends, talk to God freely, and even relax and unwind.


68. Baseball is like church. Many attend, few understand. – Leo Durocher


69. Church attendance helps you to find purpose and meaning in life. Its benefits are also far-reaching into non-physical things.


70. Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man. - Author: Dwight L. Moody


71. Going to church is not just for attendance’s sake. It is a way to find a community, inspiration and purpose.


72. Church attendance is one of the most important things you can do for your faith. You will help yourself on the path to salvation and also be helping someone else with theirs.


73. In general, religious people seem to be happier than non-religious people - under various definitions of "religiosity," such as church attendance or professed spiritual beliefs. - Author: Gretchen Rubin


74. Attending church regardless of how you feel is a life-changing commitment with rewards worth their weight in gold.


75. Church attendance is an essential part of the Christian life. The activities inspire growth and determination to live a worthy life.


76. 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. - Author: Ronald Reagan


77. Leaving a service feeling encouraged is one of the best parts of attending church. This isn’t something you get by staying back at home.


78. “Attending church does not necessarily mean living the principles taught in those meeting. You can be active in a church but inactive in its gospel.”


79. Did you see the picture of Roy Rogers's horse attending a church service in Pasadena? I forgot whether his name was Tex or Trigger but he was dressed fit to kill and looked like he was having a good time. He doubled the usual attendance. - Author: Flannery O'Connor


80. Servants think of ministry as an opportunity, not an obligation. They enjoy helping people, meeting needs, and doing ministry."


81. Psalm 133:1 “A Song of Ascents. Of David. Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!”


82. “The church is where I go when my marriage falls apart.”


83. Christianity means a lot more than church membership.


84. Be a light to anyone you meet along the way. Inspire others by being a good communicator and setting a good example. This applies to whoever you go whiter that be work, school, or church – make an effort to be happy and shine light upon others.


85. The fact that God is infinite makes the study of His Word a lifetime occupation.


86. The early church braved the sword to gather with God's people, and Christians in our day will hardly brave the rain. That's a problem - one that's bigger than church attendance. This is a love-for-Jesus problem. How we treat his bride equals how we treat him. - Author: J.A. Medders


87. “Everybody wants to enjoy heaven after they die, but they don’t want to be heavenly-minded while they live.”


88. You have got to be something more than a brother-in-law to the Church."


89. “If I walk with the world, I can’t walk with God.”


90. Thank you, Pastor, for the countless hours you have spent praying for me, and for the church. Thank you for the burden you carry on my behalf.


91. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.


92. “If we who follow Christ, with all the facts before us and knowing what we are about, deliberately choose the kingdom of God as our sphere of interest, I see no reason why anyone should object. If we lose by it, the loss is our own; if we gain, we rob no one by so doing.”


93. Baptism is not only a sacrament of our union with Christ; it is also a sacrament of our communion as the body of Christ.


94. You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."


95. “I do not wish to minimize in any way the significance of the great doctrinal truths of Paul’s writings. I merely point out that since Paul was, for the most part, addressing specific needs in various churches, his writings tend to feature the inner life of the Christian community. His writings, with some significant exceptions, do not focus on the mission of the church to the world. … It is probably fair to say that while Paul features the ‘interior’ work of the Spirit (e.g., the fruit of the Spirit, Gal. 5:22–23); Luke features His ‘expressive’ work (Acts 1:8). Thus, by appropriating in a unique way the significant contributions of Luke-Acts, Pentecostals have developed a piety with a uniquely outward or missiological thrust.”


96. He does not achieve through other men nor for other men, he achieves through and for himself alone, then offers it to others. - Author: Ayn Rand


97. Galatians 1:1-5 “Paul, an apostle—sent not from men nor by a man, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father, who raised him from the dead— 2 and all the brothers and sisters with me, To the churches in Galatia: 3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4 who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, 5 to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”


98. “The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it.”


99. Jog, run, ride a bike, visit your family, go to church, eat at your favorite restaurant or cook your favorite meal – whatever it is just enjoy the day.


100. “He who kneels the most, stands the best.”


101. “Here’s the painful pattern that emerged from my research with men: We ask them to be vulnerable, we beg them to let us in, and we plead with them to tell us when they’re afraid, but the truth is that most women can’t stomach it. In those moments when real vulnerability happens in men, most of us recoil with fear and that fear manifests as everything from disappointment to disgust. And men are very smart. They know the risks, and they see the look in our eyes when we’re thinking, C’mon! Pull it together. Man up. As Joe Reynolds, one of my mentors and the dean at our church, once told me during a conversation about men, shame, and vulnerability, “Men know what women really want. They want us to pretend to be vulnerable. We get really good at pretending.”


102. “I go to church because it helps me get closer to Him.”


103. Colossians 1:24 “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I do my share on behalf of His body, which is the church, in filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions.”


104. “You are a blessing to me and I thank God for the great and life-transforming message you deliver every Sunday to the church.” — Unknown Author


105. Going to church is especially important for sinners who need to be a part of a congregation that’ll understand and support them on their journey.


106. old people passed me like sad grey waves on their way to church


107. “The level of your wisdom and unwavering faith in Christ is what I have always admired. Thanks for all you do in the church and for the church.” — Unknown


108. “Without the momentum of a stern discipline, motivation is mostly a momentary, flighty emotion. For it works best under the supervision of discipline, but can serve as not only an ally but also an enemy: because in anything that requires your self-discipline - whether going to church, going to classes, going to workouts, going through trainings, completing jobs, reading books, living well, eating healthily, studying, practicing something - the more times you skip, the more relaxed and motivated you'll become about skipping; and the next thing you know you've quit your fight altogether (or, put in short, the more you skip, the more you'll skip until you've quit). Maybe then you'll see that motivation bears its fruits when watered by discipline, but it spoils when not.”


109. Think of attending church as an opportunity to have a personal relationship with God and build godlike traits.


110. “You become a hypocrite when you can't freely be at peace with others, but you can carry green palm leaves to church to commemorate "palm Sunday"! Throw those palm leaves somewhere; and lay your life down for someone to walk on and get to the destined land!”


111. I believe there's a God, too. I met God at Church - the Catholic Church."


112. “Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian.”


113. “It is a strange world, a sad world, a world full of miseries, and woes, and troubles. And yet when King Laugh come, he make them all dance to the tune he play. Bleeding hearts, and dry bones of the churchyard, and tears that burn as they fall, all dance together to the music that he make with that smileless mouth of him. Ah, we men and women are like ropes drawn tight with strain that pull us different ways. Then tears come, and like the rain on the ropes, they brace us up, until perhaps the strain become too great, and we break. But King Laugh he come like the sunshine, and he ease off the strain again, and we bear to go on with our labor, what it may be.”


114. “I come from a blue collar family, but my personal life isn’t. I didn’t get the gene that my grandfather had in spades. He was a local hero. Built the church that I went to. Built the house I grew up in. Steamfitter, pipefitter, electrician, mechanic and plumber. I wanted to do those things. But it just didn’t come easy.” – Mike Rowe


115. Your presence in the church blesses us. As our pastor’s wife, you are serving


116. My conscious is captivated by the true words of Christ.


117. The perfect church service would be one we were almost unaware of. Our attention would have been on God."


118. 1 Corinthians 11:24-26 And when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me. 25 In the same way, after supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this, whenever you drink it, in remembrance of me. 26 For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”


119. The starting point to freedom is to begin questioning the cultural narrative you have been sold. - Author: Bryant McGill


120. “Teenagers who do not go to church are adored by God, but they don't get to meet some of the people who love God back.” – Anne Lamott


121. We are perishing for lack of wonder, not for lack of wonders.


122. Church participation is primarily important because God commands it so. It is also necessary to help people stay steadfast in their faith.


123. Pentecost was the day of power of the Holy Spirit. It was the day the Christian church was born. - Author: Billy Graham


124. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.


125. Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, Tears from the depths of some devine despair Rise in the heart, and gather to the eyes, In looking on the happy autumn fields, And thinking of the days that are no more. - Author: Alfred Lord Tennyson


126. “Just because I’m at church camp doesn’t mean that I can’t play games on my phone.” – Unknown


127. “Our church is always ready for service.”If being a Christian is about feeling good about yourself, then our church is the place for you!”


128. “Singing together [das gemeinsame Lied] joins the praying of the Psalms and the reading of the Scriptures. In this, the voice of the church is heard in praise, thanksgiving, and intercession.”


129. Do you realize the weight of the one who has invited us to follow him? He is worthy of more than church attendance and casual association; he is worthy of total abandonment and supreme adoration. - Author: David Platt


130. “Without a common loyalty to either a state or a church they have nevertheless a vast deal in common. ” — Emily Greene Balch


131. Clover City is the type of place you leave. It's love that either sucks you in or pushes you away. There are only a few who really make it out and stay out, while the rest of us drink, procreate, and go to church, and that seems to be enough to keep us afloat. - Author: Julie Murphy


132. ” The church should be a light in the darkness, not a echo chamber.”


133. “I never saw a fruit-bearing Christian who was not a student of the Bible.”


134. “The nearer the Church the further from God.” – Lancelot Andrewes


135. “Where cross-cultural engagement is concerned, token adjustments are no longer an option. To advance a credible message of God’s love for all people in an increasingly diverse society, we must move ourselves entirely as well as the churches we lead. We must adjust to a new reality.”


136. Attending church helps you please God, who takes delight in the worship and faithfulness of his children.


137. “Ever since you started pastoring this church, you have proven time and time again that you were truly called by God into ministry. Thanks for everything you do as a shepherd.” — Unknown Author


138. “Though true Christianity uniquely involves a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, it is also a corporate experience…Christians cannot grow spiritually as they ought to in isolation from one another.”


139. Has what you do for God become more important to you than the Lord Himself?


140. Through the written Word we discover the Living Word—Jesus Christ.


141. Before three thousand people were brought into the church on the day of Pentecost, the disciples had spent fifty days in prayer, fasting, and spiritual travail. - Author: Billy Graham


142. It is the Holy Spirit's job to convict, God's job to judge, and my job to love.


143. “My bike is my gym, my wheelchair, and my church all in one. I’d like to ride my bike all day long but I’ve got this thing called a job that keeps getting in the way.” ― Bill Walton


144. A man I admire and respect - Congressman John Lewis, an American hero, made allegations that Sarah Palin and I were somehow associated with the worst chapter in American history, segregation, deaths of children in church bombings, George Wallace. That, to me, was so hurtful. - Author: John McCain


145. Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”


146. “You are a blessing to me and I thank God for the great and life-transforming message you deliver every Sunday to the church.” — Unknown


147. “We need to stop giving people excuses not to believe in God. You’ve probably heard the expression ‘I believe in God, just not organized religion’. I don’t think people would say that if the church truly lived like we are called to live.”


148. The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.


149. “Being made in His image we have within us the capacity to know Him. In our sins we lack only the power. The moment the Spirit has quickened us to life in regeneration our whole being senses its kinship to God and leaps up in joyous recognition.”


150. “Spread out your petition before God, and then say, “Thy will, not mine, be done.” The sweetest lesson I have learned in God’s school is to let the Lord choose for me.”


151. The Church is a collection of like-minded people who have made the decision to follow Christ. They come together to both give and receive support and encouragement from each other."


152. “Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.” ~ Fred Allen


153. “He who is near the Church is often far from God.” – French Proverb


154. “Why are motorcycle dealers closed on Sundays? Because Sunday is for worship… Catholics go to church, Motorcyclists go to the track.”- Anonymous


155. “Trust is the great foundation on which we build our families, workplaces, churches, friendships, and neighborhoods, that raw commitment to trust another person” – Mark Batterson


156. “In Luke’s view, every member of the church is called (Luke 24:45–49; Acts 1:4–8/Isaiah 49:6) and empowered (Acts 2:17–21; cf. 4:31) to be a prophet. Far from being unique and unrepeatable, Luke emphasizes that the prophetic enabling experienced by the disciples at Pentecost is available to all of God’s people. … Through his two-volume work, Luke declares that the church, by virtue of its reception of the Pentecostal gift, is nothing less than a community of prophets. It matters not whether we are young or old, male or female, rich or poor, black or white; the Spirit of Pentecost comes to enable every member of the church, each one of us, to fulfill our prophetic call to be a light to the nations.”


157. “Sunday brings along memories of childhood when I used to wake up to go to church. Then when I would return home there would be something special for breakfast. I miss those days.” – Quincy Latte


158. “We talk about heaven being so far away. It is within speaking distance to those who belong there. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.”


159. Use your ministry to build people, not people to build your ministry.


160. If you feel besieged by life today, lean on the God of peace – the God of hope and the future. The same God who has a plan for Israel has a plan for you. Trust that He will direct your path."


161. “Social religion is perfected when private religion is purified.”


162. The living Word of God is the light for my path.


163. The Church is not a gallery for the better exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.


164. I believe that there are too many practitioners in the Church, who are not believers.


165. “What God in His sovereignty may yet do on a world-scale I do not claim to know. But what He will do for the plain man or woman who seeks His face I believe I do know and can tell others. Let any man turn to God in earnest, let him begin to exercise himself unto godliness, let him seek to develop his powers of spiritual receptivity by trust and obedience and humility, and the results will exceed anything he may have hoped in his leaner and weaker days.”


166. “Those who say they will forgive but can’t forget, simply bury the hatchet but leave the handle out for immediate use.”


167. Just as your body needs sleep, your soul needs time to rest in God.


168. Fear is the opportunity for courage, not proof of cowardice. - Author: John McCain


169. A good man is a good man, whether in this Church or out of it.


170. “The Church must be forever building, for it is forever decaying within and attacked from without.” – T.S. Eliot


171. “It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any.” – William Penn


172. “When I read the Bible I picture you as Jesus, so maybe fainting in a church was a metaphor after all.”


173. “I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God than in church thinking of the mountains.” - John Muir


174. Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.


175. Sunday brings along memories of childhood when I used to wake up to go to church. Then when I would return home there would be something special for breakfast. I miss those days. – Quincy Latte


176. ¨Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced.¨ - Marquis de Sade


177. “The Kingdom of God is not going to be advanced by our churches becoming filled with men, but by men in our churches becoming filled with God.” – Duncan Campbell


178. “Running is my alone time. I have people around me all the time, all day. The only time I have alone is when I’m running, or when I’m at church. Running’s easier to fit in.” — Mario Lopez


179. Hopes are like hair ornaments. Girls want to wear too many of them. When they become old women they look silly wearing even one. - Author: Arthur Golden


180. And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.


181. “I do think Jesus would skip church on Sunday morning and instead visit the nursing homes and retirement homes where so many have abandoned their loved ones.” — Taylor Negron


182. Going to church services is a great way to create a sense of belonging and quench the thirst for fulfilment and purpose.


183. “Pastor and radio broadcaster Tony Evans says, “If you want a better world, composed of better nations, inhabited by better states, filled with better counties, made up of better cities, comprised of better neighborhoods, illuminated by better churches, populated by better families, then you’ll have to start by becoming a better person.” That’s always where it starts—with me, with you. If we focus on personal character, we make the world a better place. If we do that our entire lives, we’ve done the best thing we can do to improve our world. The”


184. The Church affords us the gift of connection. The more we get to know each other, practice love amongst ourselves, and spend time together, the better equipped we’ll be to minister grace to the world.


185. “Thank you for being a difference-maker and life changer in our church and community.” — Unknown


186. Believers, look up - take courage. The angels are nearer than you think."


187. “In your years of service to this church, you have proven time and time again that you were truly called by God to do this work. Thanks for everything you do as a pastor and know that I am always praying for you and advocating for you!” — Unknown


188. “As we said earlier, one of the great problems of spirituality in our day and age that so few people feel safe enough to admit is how separated we feel from God. We rarely experience God’s presence throughout our day. “Love, joy, and peace” does not describe the felt experience of many Christians. Often we come to church hoping for a God hit—a fleeting moment of connection to God before we return to the secular wasteland. Could the antidote for this spiritual malaise be as “easy” as silence and solitude? If our theory is right and the problem is more our absence than his, more about our distraction than”


189. “The fact is, we are leaky vessels, and we have to keep right under the fountain all the time to keep full of Christ, and so have fresh supply.”


190. Ephesians 4:16 “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”


191. Romans 12:4-6 “Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, 5 so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other. 6 In his grace, God has given us different gifts for doing certain things well. So if God has given you the ability to prophesy, speak out with as much faith as God has given you.”


192. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of church going.” – Aldous Huxley


193. 1 Thessalonians 1:1-2 “Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you. We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers.”


194. “In the church-centered life, image or appearance can become a person’s dominant consideration, leading to hypocrisy that undermines personal security and intrinsic worth. Guidance comes from a social conscience, and the church-centered person tends to label others artificially in terms of ‘active,’’inactive,’’liberal,’’orthodox,’or ‘conservative.’”


195. “Pastoring is the most important work with a great reward in the whole world. Thank you for pastoring the church of God.” — Unknown


196. “One important point many fail to understand is that the Bible was never meant to replace God; rather, it was meant to lead us into the heart of God. Too many Christians stop with the text and never go on to experience the presence of God.”


197. But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.


198. I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God than in church thinking of the mountains.


199. Buildings should be tools for ministry, not monuments.


200. “The world has yet to see what God can do with a man fully consecrated to him. By God’s help, I aim to be that man.”


201. “We tend by a secret law of the soul to move toward our mental image of God.”


202. It is the pleasing of God that is at the heart of worship.


203. Going to church isn’t only about showing off your best outfits. It offers many other benefits that can help you become a better person.


204. “I don’t go to church on Sunday, don’t get on my knees to pray, or memorize the books of the Bible, I got my own special way.” — Tom Waits


205. If y'all were really introverts, you would've been quiet as a church mouse. Unless that church was Westboro Baptist. Those turkeys won't shut up.


206. The Holy Ghost is peace. Christ is joy. God is love."


207. 1 Timothy 4:13 “Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.”


208. With God, all things are possible.


209. “The church is precisely that against which Jesus preached, and against which he taught his disciples to fight.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


210. “The late Dr. Larry Hurtado, historian of early Christianity, in his wildly celebrated book Destroyer of the Gods, told the story of how a tiny Jewish sect of Jesus followers overcame the bastion of paganism and won over the Roman Empire in only a few centuries. His thesis was that it wasn’t the church’s relevance or relatability to the culture but its difference and distinctness that made it compelling to so many. The church was marked by five distinctive features, all of which made it stand out against the backdrop of the empire: The church was multiracial and multiethnic, with a high value for diversity, equity, and inclusion. The church was spread across socioeconomic lines as well, and there was a high value for caring for the poor; those with extra were expected to share with those with less. It was staunch in its active resistance to infanticide and abortion. It was resolute in its vision of marriage and sexuality as between one man and one woman for life. It was nonviolent, both on a personal level and a political level.”


211. “Stolen scrap like manhole covers, railroad weights, stop signs, guard rails, and public lighting put our residents in grave danger. Not only that, but the theft is tearing apart communities with stolen church and cemetery ornaments.” Rashida Tlaib


212. When you go to church, you experience the meaning of love, forgiveness, and compassion firsthand. Not just for yourself, but unto other people.


213. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” – Aldous Huxley


214. “Ever since you started pastoring this church, you have proven time and time again that you were truly called by God into ministry. Thanks for everything you do as a shepherd.” — Unknown


215. “Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter.”


216. “The "deeper life" is deeper only because the average Christian life is tragically shallow.”


217. “I like the silent church before the service begins, better than any preaching.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


218. One way for Christians to constantly remember the great commission is by attending church.


219. “Above them, a waterfall tumbled from a clifftop as high as a church steeple. The water fell in milky blue strands, shooting spray in the air that danced in rainbows of gold, pink, and blue.”


220. “Use me then, my Saviour for whatever purpose and whatever way thou mayest require. Here is my poor heart, and empty vessel; fill it with Thy Grace.”


221. When we look into the mirror of God's Word, we see ourselves more clearly.


222. The Word of my Lord is the sword for world.


223. “God doesn’t expect the impossible from us. He wants us to expect the impossible from Him!”


224. “The glory of the gospel is that when the church is absolutely different from the world, she invariably attracts it.” – Martyn Lloyd Jones


225. Churchgoers show potential as the true disciples of Christ, as they don’t allow life’s ugly situations or feelings of tiredness to hold them back.


226. Church architecture describes visually the idea of the sacred, which is a fundamental need of man.


227. The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars.


228. We do not need to wait for the Holy Spirit to come: he came on the day of Pentecost. He has never left the church. - Author: John Stott


229. “But one Sunday, during the Harvest Festival service, a terrible thing happened. Sampson, who had suffered a very bad night with the young mice, dropped off during the sermon and dreamt he was back in the days before he was reformed. When he woke up he found he was not dreaming. He was chasing mice all over the church. It took a bit of time to remember about brotherly love, and by that time it was too late.”


230. “For hundreds of years, the church would fast twice a week: Wednesdays and Fridays. That was just what you did if you were a Christian. In the fourth century, when the church developed the practice of Lent, it was originally a fast similar to Islam’s Ramadan. As a lead-up to Easter, followers of Jesus would wake and go without food until sunset. For forty days. Every year. Please note: go without food.”


231. I like the silent Church before the service begins better than any preaching


232. “Because man is born a rebel, he is unaware that he is one. His constant assertion of self, as far as he thinks of it at all, appears to him a perfectly normal things. He is willing to share himself, sometimes even to sacrifice himself for a desired end, but never to dethrone himself. No matter how far down the scale of social acceptance he may slide, he is still in his own eyes a king on a throne, and no one, not even God, can take that throne from him.”


233. “The level of your wisdom and unwavering faith in Christ is what I have always admired. Thanks for all you do in the church and for the church.” — Unknown Author


234. “Instead of thinking gigantic thoughts, I tried to focus on something small, the smallest thing I could think of. Someone once made this pew I’m sitting on, I thought. Someone sanded the wood and varnished it. Someone carried it into the church. Someone laid the tiles on the floor, someone fitted the windows. Each brick was placed by human hands, each hinge fitted on each door, every road surface outside, every bulb in every streetlight. And even things built by machines were really built by human beings, who built the machines initially. And human beings themselves, made by other humans, struggling to create happy children and families. Me, all the clothing I wear, all the language I know. Who put me here in this church, thinking these thoughts? Other people, some I know very well and others I have never met. Am I myself, or am I them? Is this me, Frances? No, it is not me. It is the others. Do I sometimes hurt and harm myself, do I abuse the unearned cultural privilege of whiteness, do I take the labor of others for granted, have I sometimes exploited a reductive iteration of gender theory to avoid serious moral engagement, do I have a troubled relationship with my body, yes. Do I want to be free of pain and therefore demand that others also live free of pain, the pain that is mine and therefore also theirs, yes, yes.”


235. “Christians are not limited to any church.” – Billy Graham


236. “Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.”


237. “It takes more than a busy church, a friendly church, or even an evangelical church to impact a community for Christ. It must be a church ablaze, led by leaders who are ablaze for God.” – Wesley L. Duewel [Tweet this]


238. “Doing church doesn’t mean we all have to be the same. It means we all have a place where we belong.”


239. Not for yourself, O Church, do you exist, any more than Christ existed for himself.


240. Ever since you started pastoring this church, you have proven time and time again that you were truly called by God into ministry. Thanks for everything you do as a shepherd.


241. “True religion is removed from diet and days, from garments and ceremonies, and placed where it belongs-in the union of the spirit of man with the Spirit of God.”


242. “churchgoing is not synonymous with personal spirituality. There are some people who get so busy in church worship and projects that they become insensitive to the pressing human needs that sourround them, contradicting the very precepts they profess to believe deeply.”


243. “Wherever we turn in the church of God, there is Jesus. He is the beginning, middle and end of everything to us....”


244. “Among the gifts of the Spirit, scarcely is one of greater practical usefulness than the gift of discernment. This gift should be highly valued and frankly sought as being almost indispensable in these critical times. This gift will enable us to distinguish the chaff from the wheat and to divide the manifestations of the flesh from the operations of the Spirit.”


245. “A holy life will produce the deepest impression. Lighthouses blow no horns; they only shine.”


246. “I like my way of doing things better than your way of not doing them.”


247. Liberals don’t have to emerge from the hot tub and start attending NASCAR races or – God forbid – church, but it would be nice if they’d stop lying all the time. – Ann Coulter


248. “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


249. Church health is the key to church growth. All living things grow if they're healthy."


250. “Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.”


251. “All that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever" (I John 2:16, 17) .”


252. My mother's side of the family is Methodist, which is how I was raised. It was conservative in that I had strong values - sitting down and eating with the family every day, listening to authority and going to church every week and having perfect attendance at Sunday school. - Author: Jonathan Groff


253. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.” - Aldous Huxley


254. I find that I keep offering God my service when what He wants is my fellowship.


255. “Remember, fear is of the flesh and panic is of the devil.”


256. Your body is the Church where Nature asks to be referenced.


257. The day we find the perfect Church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it.


258. “It takes more than a busy church, a friendly church, or even an evangelical church to impact a community for Christ. It must be a church ablaze, led by leaders who are ablaze for God.”


259. “When God gave Christ to this world, He gave the best He had, and He wants us to do the same.”


260. “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!”


261. “Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.” Dwight L. Moody


262. “People all over the world—outside the church and in—are looking for an escape, a way out from under the crushing weight to life this side of Eden. But there is no escaping it. The best the world can offer is a temporary distraction to delay the inevitable or deny the inescapable. That’s why Jesus doesn’t offer us an escape.”


263. “When you strip it of everything else, Pentecost stands for power and life. That's what came into the church when the Holy Spirit came down on the day of Pentecost.” - David Wilkerson


264. “Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.” — Fred Allen


265. “The Spirit of God first imparts love; he next inspires hope, and then gives liberty; and that is about the last thing we have in many of our churches.” -Dwight L. Moody


266. “In our prayers, we talk to God, in our Bible study, God talks to us, and we had better let God do most of the talking.”


267. Were it not for the work of the Holy Spirit there would be no gospel, no faith, no church, no Christianity in the world at all. - J. I. Packer


268. 1 Corinthians 10:17 “Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one bread.”


269. “The True Church can never fail. For it is based upon a rock.” – T.S. Eliot


270. “The church is not a select circle of the immaculate, but a home where the outcast may come in. It is not a palace with gate attendants and challenging sentinels along the entrance-ways holding off at arm's-length the stranger, but rather a hospital where the broken-hearted may be healed, and where all the weary and troubled may find rest and take counsel together.” – James H. Aughey


271. 90% of church visitors decide whether or not to come back a second time based on the pastor’s preaching. That’s huge!


272. “The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God,”


273. “I want deliberately to encourage this mighty longing after God. The lack of it has brought us to our present low estate. The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted. Too bad that with many of us He waits so long, so very long, in vain.”


274. I wouldn't serve a God who wouldn't speak to me.


275. "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.” ― Keith Richards


276. “To most people God is an inference, not a reality. He is a deduction from evidence which they consider adequate; but He remains personally unknown to the individual.”


277. “If y’all were really introverts, you would’ve been quiet as a church mouse. Unless that church was Westboro Baptist. Those turkeys won’t shut up.” – Ted lasso


278. “The first time I sang in the church choir; two hundred people changed their religion.” – Fred Allen


279. “There is one grand, all-comprehending church; and if I am a Christian, I belong to it, and no man can shut me out of it.” – William E. Channing


280. Does it not seem strange that the generation with the most advanced technology and the easiest-to-read Bible translations is the weakest generation of Christians in the history of our country? Church attendance has never been lower, and the Christian influence in our culture never weaker. - Author: A.W. Tozer


281. Church is more than just listening to your pastor. It’s a community that connects you with other people, provides fresh perspectives on life, and gives meaning to your spiritual journey.


282. “A glorious Church is like a magnificent feast; there is all the variety that may be, but every one chooses out a dish or two that he likes, and lets the rest alone: how glorious soever the Church is, every one chooses out of it his own religion, by which he governs himself, and lets the rest alone.” – John Selden


283. “One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.“- A. W. Tozer


284. God pity us that after years of writing, using mountains of paper and rivers of ink, exhausting flashy terminology about the biggest revival meetings in history, we are still faced with gross corruption in every nation, as well as with the most prayerless church age since Pentecost. - Author: Leonard Ravenhill


285. “‘Cause at the end of the day, the church is still standing.”


286. “Why are motorcycle dealers closed on Sundays? Because Sunday is for worship… Catholics go to church, Motorcyclists go to the track.”


287. “To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:The Amen, the faithful and true Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God, says this:


288. “Sunday is the best day of the week because we celebrate the risen Christ of the cross in the local church, the dearest place on earth.” ― C. J. Mahaney


289. It was Sunday morning, and old people passed me like sad grey waves on their way to church.” —Barbara Comyns


290. “Because the church is a formal organization made up of policies, programs, practices, and people, it cannot by itself give a person any deep, permanent security or sense of intrinsic worth. Living the principles taught by the church can do this, but the organization alone cannot.”


291. Be strong and take heart, all who hope in the Lord.


292. The nearer the Church the further from God.


293. Acts 20:7 “On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Since Paul was ready to leave the next day, he talked to them and kept on speaking until midnight.”


294. “Virginia stepped forward, and laid on it a large cross made of white and pink almond-blossoms. As she did so, the moon came out from behind a cloud, and flooded with its silent silver the little churchyard, and from the distant copse a nightingale began to sing.”


295. “The impression that a praying mother leaves upon her children is life-long. Perhaps when you are dead and gone your prayer will be answered.”


296. Start your child's day with love and encouragement and end the day the same way.


297. “The church preach so much about power in the kingdom of God but we don't talk about wisdom. Everybody goes for power forgeting that power without wisdom can be disastrous.”


298. The church's task in the world is to model genuine humanness as a sign and an invitation to those around. - Author: N. T. Wright


299. The Church is precisely that against which Jesus preached – and against which he taught his disciples to fight.


300. To escape the error of salvation by works, we have fallen into the opposite error of salvation without obedience.


301. “This is the only outfit that I can wear at church.”


302. “Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook.” – John Ruskin


303. “The root of almost every schism and heresy from which the Christian Church has suffered, has been because of the effort of men to earn, rather than receive their salvation; and the reason preaching is so commonly ineffective is, that it often calls on people to work for God rather than letting God work through them.” – John Ruskin


304. “Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals.” – Anonymous


305. “The Church is the only society that exists for the benefit of those who are not its members.” – William Temple


306. “At a certain meeting two and a half people were converted to Christ. A friend asked if he meant, two adults and a child. The facts were just the opposite two children and an adult. When a child is led to Christ, a whole life is saved!”


307. Going to church can positively affect your mental health, as you can converse with people who have similar struggles and can understand easily.


308. “Give your life to God; he can do more with it than you can!”


309. “Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.”


310. Thank you for loving people passionately. The church knows it. Everyone knows it. You fully reflect that in all that you do!


311. Attending church is an important part of growing spiritually and becoming a better person for yourself and society.


312. “The man who has God for his treasure has all things in One. Many ordinary treasures may be denied him, or if he is allowed to have them, the enjoyment of them will be so tempered that they will never be necessary to his happiness. Or if he must see them go, one after one, he will scarcely feel a sense of loss, for having the Source of all things he has in One all satisfaction, all pleasure, all delight. Whatever he may lose he has actually lost nothing, for he now has it all in One, and he has it purely, legitimately and forever.”


313. “in America you can be a success as a pastor and a failure as an apprentice of Jesus; you can gain a church and lose your soul.”


314. “Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it. A ship lives in the water; but if the water gets into the ship, she goes to the bottom. So Christians may live in the world; but if the world gets into them, they sink.”


315. Going to church is important because it offers a warm sense of community, a place to grow in faith, and meaningful relationships outside of your immediate family.


316. We are Christians serving the church worldwide.


317. To me the bottom line is: good music is good music. - Author: Dave Haywood


318. Ecclesiastes 4:9 “Two are better off than one, because together they can work more effectively.”


319. “The Reformation did not directly touch the question of the true character of God's church.” – John Nelson Darby


320. When the world beats you down, open up your Bible.


321. If you leave the church service thinking about how good the pastor was, he has missed the mark. If you leave consumed with Christ, the pastor has been used by the Lord."


322. Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man.


323. Our churches will live up or down to the maximum of our maturity.


324. Our problems sometimes show the degree of our relationship with God.


325. “I want get across to not just the church world. I want to get outside those walls to everyday people.” – Joel Osteen


326. “In a church of my own we’re perfect together I recognize you in the stained glass.” — Heather Nova, “The Sorrowjoy”


327. “As good as gold,” said Bob, “and better. Somehow he gets thoughtful, sitting by himself so much, and thinks the strangest things you ever heard. He told me, coming home, that he hoped the people saw him in the church, because he was a cripple, and it might be pleasant to them to remember upon Christmas Day, who made lame beggars walk, and blind men see.”


328. No educated man can afford to be ignorant of the Bible.


329. “There is no better evangelist in the world than the Holy Spirit.”


330. “The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe.” – Alan Watts


331. Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict."


332. “Every church is a stone on the grave of a god-man: it does not want him to rise up again under any circumstances.” Friedrich Nietzsche


333. My own mind is my own Church.


334. “Wherever we see the Word of God purely preached and heard, there a church of God exists, even if it swarms with many faults.” – John Calvin


335. “If you can’t see His way past the tears, trust His heart.”


336. Acts 2:46 “With one accord they continued to meet daily in the temple courts and to break bread from house to house, sharing their meals with gladness and sincerity of heart.”


337. You can be committed to the Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to the Church.


338. “Above them, a waterfall tumbled from a clifftop as high as a church steeple. The water fell in milky blue strands, shooting spray in the air that danced in rainbows of gold, pink, and blue.” – Martine Bailey


339. “I believe there are too many practitioners in the church who are not believers.”- C. S. Lewis


340. “I think the responsibility of leadership in the church is not to do slick meetings and not to figure out how to get 5,000 people through a facility in a weekend. It is to produce a people like Jesus. Let’s be a people who are actually producing something on the ground that could totally annihilate the enemy in our city. That’s our job!” – Graham Cooke


341. “Perhaps your quest to be part of building something great will not fall in your business life. But find it somewhere. If not in corporate life, then perhaps in making your church great. If not there, then perhaps a nonprofit, or a community organization, or a class you teach. Get involved in something that you care so much about that you want to make it the greatest it can possibly be, not because of what you will get, but just because it can be done.”


342. Going to church honours God and praises him. It is in addition to meeting and mingling with other believers.


343. “The Christians of today are so unsubmissive to the leadership of the church, this is unbiblical.”


344. Going to church gives you strength and support in your walk with God. It is an avenue that brings people together to learn more about God and his word.


345. Romans 12:4-5 “For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5 so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”


346. “Sunday brings along memories of childhood when I used to wake up to go to church. Then when I would return home there would be something special for breakfast. I miss those days.” — Quincy Latte


347. The church does a soul good.


348. “Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


349. “I like the silence of a church, before the service begins better than any preaching.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


350. To fulfil God’s commandment to grow in him, church attendance is paramount. The more you spend time in his presence, the more you immerse yourself in him.


351. You can't do the will of God if you don't know the Word of God.


352. We should know and celebrate God with our whole person.


353. “Each weekend, our churches gather, bringing with them a beautiful mixture of varied experiences, insights, struggles, gifts, tensions, and reactions to the world, which we call ‘personality’… Personality is our strategy to survive and thrive in the world. It is the wise preacher who spends her time learning as much as she can about the nature of personality and learning to speak to the beautiful variety present in the pew. After all, there is no way to guide hearers into a new vision for their place in God’s Kingdom and mission without meeting them, not just where they are, but in who they are.”


354. “In the modern world, we start with the assumption that we know what God is like, and then we judge every religion or church or sermon or book based on our view of God.”


355. “Nowhere does this tendency toward artificial harmony show itself more than in mission-driven nonprofit organizations, most notably churches. People who work in those organizations tend to have a misguided idea that they cannot be frustrated or disagreeable with one another. What they’re doing is confusing being nice with being kind.”


356. “To have found God and still to pursue Him is the soul's paradox of love, scorned indeed by the too-easily-satisfied religionist, but justified in happy experience by the children of the burning heart. St. Bernard stated this holy paradox in a musical quatrain that will be instantly understood by every worshipping soul: We taste Thee, O Thou Living Bread, And long to feast upon Thee still: We drink of Thee, the Fountainhead And thirst our souls from Thee to fill. Come near to the holy men and women of the past and you will soon feel the heat of their desire after God. They mourned for Him, they prayed and wrestled and sought for Him day and night, in season and out, and when they had found Him the finding was all the sweeter for the long seeking. Moses used the fact that he knew God as an argument for knowing Him better. "Now, therefore, I pray thee, if I have found grace in thy sight, show me now thy way, that I may know thee, that I may find grace in thy sight"; and from there he rose to make the daring request, "I beseech thee, show me thy glory.”


357. “While the church is not an ethnic minority (and it’s important for me to clarify that), we are what sociologists call a cognitive minority. Meaning, as followers of Jesus, our worldview and value system and practices and social norms are increasingly at sharp odds with those of our host culture. We face constant pressure, from both the Left and the Right, to assimilate and follow the crowd.”


358. Live as long as you may, the first twenty years are the longest half of your life. - Author: Robert Southey


359. “If you’re not a Christian and want to go to church camp, then why did you come?” – Unknown


360. “Jesus is the hope of the world and the local church is the vehicle of expressing that hope to the world.” -Andy Stanley


361. The goal of the pastor is not to get people to show up but to get people to grow up.


362. “Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.” – Fred Allen


363. A mortician can make a dead man look better than he ever did when he was alive. So churches like Sardis may appear very much alive when they are dead in the sight of the Lord. God knows the difference. - Author: Vance Havner


364. “The valley of the shadow of death holds no darkness for the child of God. There must be light, else there could be no shadow. Jesus is the light. He has overcome death.”


365. “Any existing organization, whether a business, a church, a labor union, or a hospital, goes down fast if it does not innovate. Conversely, any new organization, whether a business, a church, a labor union, or a hospital, collapses if it does not manage. Not to innovate is the single largest reason for the decline of existing organizations. Not to know how to manage is the single largest reason for the failure of new ventures.”


366. I believe in the Church of Baseball. I’ve tried all the major religions and most of the minor ones. But bad trades are part of baseball—now who can forget Frank Robinson for Milt Pappas, for God’s sake? It’s a long season and you gotta trust it. I’ve tried ’em all, I really have, and the only church that truly feeds the soul, day in, day out, is the Church of Baseball. – Bull Durham


367. “The day we find the perfect church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it.” – Charles H. Spurgeon


368. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as you also are doing.”


369. “The object of the Bible is not to tell how good men are, but how bad men can become good.”


370. “I lack the fervency, vitality, life, in prayer which I long for. I know that many consider it fanaticism when they hear anything which does not conform to the conventional, sleep-inducing eulogies so often rising from Laodicean lips; but I know too that these same people can acquiescently tolerate sin in their lives and in the church without so much as tilting one hair of their eyebrows.”-Jim Eliot


371. [On women as priests:] It has always seemed very odd to me that this particular sphere of activity should remain a male closed shop, seeing that, to judge from church attendance, women are the more religious sex - while our criminal statistics make quite clear that they are the least wicked. - Author: Mary Stocks, Baroness Stocks


372. Words are the most powerful forces in the Universe.


373. God is the author of the Bible, and only the truth it contains will lead people to true happiness.


374. “Luke’s understanding of baptism in the Holy Spirit, I have argued, is different from that of Paul. It is missiological rather than soteriological in nature. … The tendency in Protestant churches has been to read Luke in the light of Paul. Paul addresses pastoral concerns in the church; Luke writes a missionary manifesto.”


375. The Churches are preaching miracles and not gospel of the kingdom.


376. “One of his first initiatives for the church, for instance, was to set up a “serious evangelistic campaign” that would be carried on throughout his first full year. “This campaign,” he wrote in a letter of recommendation, “shall be carried out by 25 evangelistic teams, each consisting of a captain and at least three other members. Each team shall be urged to bring in at least five new members within the church year. The team that brings in the highest number of members shall be duly recognized at the end of the church year. Each captain shall call his team together at least once a month to discuss findings and possibilities.”


377. “If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!”


378. “There will be no peace in any soul until it is willing to obey the voice of God.”


379. “Church is the best place to hide from the world.””The church is the perfect place to find community.”


380. “Our church is so full of life, it’s like we’re all trying to save each other.”


381. “Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.” – Tony Blake


382. “You may speak but a word to a child, and in that child there may be slumbering a noble heart which shall stir the Christian Church in years to come.”- Charles Spurgeon


383. “There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.” – James Joyce


384. The level of your wisdom and unwavering faith in Christ is what I have always admired. Thanks for all you do in the church and for the church.


385. This much is sure in all churches, forgetting party labels; the smallest meeting numerically is the prayer-meeting. If weak in prayer, we are weak everywhere."


386. 1 Corinthians 1:1-3 “Paul, called to be an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and our brother Sosthenes, To the church of God in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus and called to be his holy people, together with all those everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ–their Lord and ours: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” – (Grace verses in the Bible)


387. “The church's task in the world is to model genuine humanness as a sign and an invitation to those around.”


388. I have nothing but gratitude for my upbringing in the Church.


389. Isn't it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate?


390. The Church is like a great tree whose roots must be energetically anchored in the earth while its leaves are serenely exposed to the bright sunlight.


391. Every day people are straying away from the Church and going back to God.


392. “The perfect church service, would be one we were almost unaware of. Our attention would have been on God.” – C.S. Lewis


393. “The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation.”


394. “It must not content us to take our bodies to church if we leave our hearts at home.” J.C. Ryle


395. . Do what it says.


396. If we fix our churches, our nation is fixed.


397. Worship has been misunderstood as something that arises from a feeling which 'comes upon you,' but it is vital that we understand that it is rooted in a conscious act of the will, to serve and obey the Lord Jesus Christ.


398. There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the Church as a human being.


399. The world and its people are my church.


400. “Despite himself, Webster was drawn to the people. “The Germans I have seen so far have impressed me as clean, efficient, law-abiding people,” he wrote his parents on April 14. They were churchgoers. “In Germany everybody goes out and works and, unlike the French, who do not seem inclined to lift a finger to help themselves, the Germans fill up the trenches soldiers have dug in their fields. They are cleaner, more progressive, and more ambitious than either the English or the French.”1”


401. This angel has flown away to church.


402. “In a church of my own we're perfect together I recognize you in the stained glass.” – Heather Nova


403. “Religious leaders who continue mechanically to expound the Scriptures without regard to the current religious situation are no better than the scribes and lawyers of Jesus’ day who faithfully parroted the Law without the remotest notion of what was going on around them spiritually,” wrote Tozer. “They fed the same diet to all and seemed wholly unaware that there was such a thing as meat in due season.”


404. Church service allows people to come together each week to pray, worship, and encourage. No one stands alone in their journey.


405. The one thing that remains permanently behind the times, especially because it prides itself on its steadfastness, is the human heart, most of all that of the conscientious man. The mind is never so hard, dry, and twisted as when it has a slight chronic heart condition. - Author: Robert Musil


406. “I’m going to church to worship God, not people.”


407. Through my music teaching and my not absolutely irregular attendance at church, I became acquainted with the best class of colored people in Jacksonville. - Author: James Weldon Johnson


408. When I was 17, I was excited to graduate from high school! - Author: Tyler Blackburn


409. Faithful attendance at Church meetings brings blessings you can receive in no other way. - Author: Ezra Taft Benson


410. My mother attended the local church, Saint Nicolas, and consequently, I attended that church and its Sunday School. My only prizes from the Sunday School were 'for attendance,' so I presume my atheism, which developed when I left home to attend university, although latent, was discernible. - Author: Michael Smith


411. “The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.”


412. “Sunday brings along memories of childhood when I used to wake up to go to church. Then when I would return home there would be something special for breakfast. I miss those days.” ~ Quincy Latte


413. “Here it is. Here’s the love. Here’s the love: it’s in marriage and parenting. It’s in family and friends. It’s in sacrifice and forgiveness. It’s in dinner around the coffee table and long walks. It’s in the hands and faces of the people we see every day, in the whispers of our prayers and hymns and songs. It’s in our neighborhoods and churches, our classrooms and living rooms, on the water and in the stories we tell.And let me tell you where it’s not: it’s not in numbers—numbers in bank accounts, numbers on scales, numbers on report cards or credit scores.″


414. “The most useful members of a church are usually those who would be doing harm if they were not doing good.” – Charles Spurgeon


415. Religion is the product of organizations called churches.


416. A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.


417. Some people go to church on Sunday mornings; others go to brunch restaurants, but we come here.


418. Going to church is a great way to grow as a person and learn more about your belief. It’s also a great way to meet like-minded people interested in serving God.


419. “Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves.” – Thomas Fuller


420. Going to church is an honour to God for his creative and intangible powers, especially as he can still do miracles today.


421. Attending church is important, especially as life occasionally gets tough. It has the power to bring people together, heal and comfort, and support those in need of it.


422. Ephesians 5:19-20 “Speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”


423. “You have no idea, right now, what some young person in your church will mean for the cause of Christ. Lean in, encourage, mentor, think big.” ― Albert Mohler


424. “I grew up. . . in a very loving, wonderful family: wonderful mother, wonderful father. We attended church; we went to Sunday school every Sunday.” —John Lewis


425. "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.” ― Keith Richards


426. There is no one true church, no one chosen people.


427. “What do the people closest to you value? Make a list of the most important people in your life-from home, work, church, hobbies, and so on. After making the list, write what each person values most. Then rate yourself on a scale of 1 (poorly) to 10 (excellently) on how well you relate to that person's values. If you can't articulate what someone values or you score lower than an 8 in relating to that person, spend more time with him or her to improve.”


428. “The continuous and unembarrassed interchange of love and thought between God and the soul of the redeemed man is the throbbing heart of New Testament religion.”


429. Going to church furnishes members with the necessary principles for happiness in this life and eternal life in the other world.


430. “Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches.” – Thomas Aquinas


431. “Owning a bike is like eating biscuits in church, Many will judge you but secretly they all want me.”


432. “The measure of a man is not how many servants he has but how many men he serves .”


433. If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high Church.


434. Rain is almost like a lover sound that pours earth’s first melody in your ears, freshness that loads life into your monotony catharsis better than a church confession trouble draining down your body like a rebirth, heavenly raw smell that reaches the soul, almost like a lover. – Unknown


435. “A group of pastors was attending a conference at our church, and at the end of the first morning session, they headed to the fellowship center for lunch. Several minutes later I followed, expecting that they would already be seated. Much to my surprise, all one hundred fifty of them were lined up outside the door. Then I saw why. At the head of the line stood Joel, my then six-year-old, with both hands raised, giving orders. “It will be a couple more minutes and then they’ll be ready for you!” Joel had no clue what was going on, but he gave directions with the greatest of confidence and these pastors did as they were told. Confidence is contagious even if it’s the confidence of a six-year-old. The”


436. I want get across to not just the Church world. I want to get outside those walls to everyday people."


437. “The Spirit, the living memory of the church, reminds us that we are born from a gift and that we grow by giving, not by holding on, but by giving of ourselves,” - Pope Francis, 2020


438. It is the first prophecy of the church. - Author: J. Dwight Pentecost


439. “God's gifts now take the place of God, and the whole course of nature is upset by the monstrous substitution.”


440. Religion stands, the Church blocking the sun.


441. Drive your life with care. Look nowhere else than up to your long cherished destination. You can only get there with focus. Blind your eyes from anything else! - Author: Israelmore Ayivor


442. “But I don’t necessarily define my faith by going to church every Sunday.” — Miley Cyrus


443. Owning a bike is like eating biscuits in church, Many will judge you but secretly they all want me.


444. “Nothing doth so much keep men out of the Church, and drive men out of the Church, as breach of unity.” – Francis Bacon


445. The democrat is a young conservative; the conservative is an old democrat. The aristocrat is the democrat ripe, and gone to seed,


446. 1 John 1:7 “But if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.”


447. God's holiness... puts everything and everyone in their rightful place."


448. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.”— Aldous Huxley


449. Just as Renaissance artists provided narratives for the era they lived in, so do I. I'm always looking beyond the surface. I've done that ever since I first picked up a camera. - Author: David LaChapelle


450. “It is the voice of the church that is heard in singing together. It is not I who sing, but the church. However, as a member of the church, I may share in its song. Thus all true singing together must serve to widen our spiritual horizon. It must enable us to recognize our small community as a member of the great Christian church [Christenheit] on earth and must help us willingly and joyfully to take our place in the song of the church with our singing, be it feeble or good. God’s”


451. In no other way can the believer become as fully involved with God's work, especially the work of world evangelism, as in intercessory prayer.


452. “The church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.”


453. The Christian is not obedient unless he is doing all in his power to send the Gospel to the heathen world.


454. When you strip it of everything else, Pentecost stands for power and life. That's what came into the church when the Holy Spirit came down on the day of Pentecost. - Author: David Wilkerson


455. Ephesians 5:23-25 “For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything. 25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.”


456. Hebrews 10:25 “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”


457. “If y’all were really introverts, you would’ve been quiet as a church mouse. Unless that church was Westboro Baptist. Those turkeys won’t shut up.”


458. “My father was so cheap. Every Easter we’d wear the same clothes, but he’d take us to a different church.” — A. J. Jamal


459. I appreciate you, Pastor, for all your efforts that you are always making for the management and progress of this church.


460. “In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it 'Christmas' and went to church; the Jews called it 'Hanukkah' and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say 'Merry Christmas!' or 'Happy Hanukkah!' or (to the atheists) 'Look out for the wall!”


461. “My convictions run deep, yes, but I’m a firm believer in antidiscrimination laws. We live in a pluralistic nation, and I respect that, even enjoy it. Let me say it again: I don’t have a political agenda here; my concern is for disciples of Jesus. My “agenda” is to strengthen your faith in Jesus’s mental maps as reality. My point is this: we’ve been taught—and at times, the church has aided and abetted secularism here—that religious ideas like good, evil, and God can’t be known; they can only be taken on faith. But for Jesus and the writers of Scripture, faith is based on knowledge. It’s a kind of deep trust in God that is grounded in reality.”


462. “The church is so subnormal that if it ever got back to the New Testament normal it would seem to people to be abnormal.” – Vance Havner


463. “I believe there are too many practitioners in the church who are not believers.” – C.S. Lewis


464. “Whatever you love more than God is your idol.”


465. “I’m sure it is,” said Hermione, her eyes upon the church. “They . . . they’ll be in there, won’t they? Your mum and dad? I can see the graveyard behind it.”


466. “Too often, we give God only the tired remnants of our time. If Jesus Christ had given us only the remnant of His time, we would all be on our way to that darkness that knows no morning. Christ gave us not the tattered leftovers of His time; He gave us all the time He had. But some of us give Him only the leftovers of our money and of our talents and never give our time fully to the Lord Jesus Christ who gave us all. Because He gave us all, we have what we have; and He calls us "as He is, so are we in this world." (1 John 4:17)”


467. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.”


468. “The Church is the one institution that exists for those outside it.” – William Tyndale


469. What has the Church gained if it is popular but there's no conviction, no repentance, no power?


470. God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply.


471. “- Governor: Must you continue to dishonor the laws of the commonwealth and the church with your prideful conceit?


472. Your deepest, darkest sins and your shameful secrets are simply irrelevant when it comes to the counterintuitive, ecstatic announcement of the gospel. So are your goodness, your rightness, your church attendance, and all of the wise, moral, mature decisions you have made and actions you have taken. - Author: Rob Bell


473. “I don't consider myself as a bad person, on the whole I consider myself a good person, I'm good to my parents. I treat my girl right… take her out and buy her stuff. And I go to church every Sunday, But I've decided that just once I wanna do a really bad thing. I mean a really seriously bad thing. 'cause, ya know, like, we're put on this earth with free will. We can choose to do this or that. We can choose to be good or bad. But sometimes I think most people are good and not bad only because they're scared they might go to jail or hell or someplace. Some guy once said: "Anything done out of fear has no moral value" Well, I think that's right. I figure the only way you can be truly good is if you've tried been good, and you've tried being bad, and being good feels better.”


474. “When you strip it of everything else, Pentecost stands for power and life. That's what came into the church when the Holy Spirit came down on the day of Pentecost.”


475. “Fervency in prayer by the power of the Holy Spirit is a good preservative against thoughts rushing in. Flies never settle on the boiling pot.”


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


477. “Many's very human habit of trusting in himself is generally the last great obstacle blocking his pathway to victory in Christian experience.”


478. “This much is sure in all churches, forgetting party labels; the smallest meeting numerically is the prayer-meeting. If weak in prayer we are weak everywhere.” – Leonard Ravenhill


479. “I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God, than in church thinking about the mountains.”


480. “In a way that somebody else converts to Judaism or becomes a Hare Krishna, I belong to the church of fried chicken.” – Padma Lakshmi


481. The Christian catacombs represent simplicity and earthiness; the cathedrals, transcendence, and wonder.


482. Joining a church can keep your relationship with Christ healthy. Regardless of the situation, spending time in God’s presence offers restoration and healing.


483. The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service.


484. “In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs.” – Simone Weil


485. “If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!”


486. “My bike is my gym, my wheelchair, and my church all in one. I’d like to ride my bike all day long but I’ve got this thing called a job that keeps getting in the way.”


487. “To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.” – Martin Luther


488. Pastoring is the most important work with a great reward in the whole world. Thank you for pastoring the church of God.


489. “You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church.” – Joel Osteen


490. To go to church is to increase your faith, strengthen your family, and develop godly character. It’s also a way to grow your love for other believers.


491. Heed to the Word of God, you will be healed.


492. “Pentecost was the day of power of the Holy Spirit. It was the day the Christian church was born.”


493. “It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there.” – Vance Havner


494. “A church leadership that cannot provide members with business ideas should stop demanding tithe from them. Plant greatness in the members and they pay greatly; Plant zero in them, and they pay in negatives!” -Israelmore Ayivor.


495. “I couldn’t believe my grandmother would be lying to me. She went to church every morning of the week and she said grace before every meal, and somebody who did that would never tell lies. I was beginning to believe every word she spoke. ”


496. “You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there's a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.” – Leonard Ravenhill


497. “The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.”


498. It is only within the context of the church that ongoing spiritual care, encouragement, and accountability can occur. It is only as we use the powerful word of the gospel in each other's lives that we can change. - Author: Elyse M. Fitzpatrick


499. Beyond the spiritual communion, days set aside for church attendance affords you the rest and time with family that is important for happiness and productivity.


500. “I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral.” – Robert Louis Stevenson


501. Willpower is a concentration of force. You gather up all your energy and make a massive thrust forward. - Author: Steve Pavlina


502. “Why are motorcycle dealers closed on Sundays? Because Sunday is for worship… Catholics go to church, Motorcyclists go to the track.” Justin Skalka


503. Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.


504. My nose ring mixed with poor church attendance make for a sin cocktail. - Author: Miranda Kenneally


505. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile. - Billy Sunday


506. But the Lord stood with me and gave me strength.


507. Jesus looked at them and said, 'With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.'"


508. “I’ve been to church, and I know about Heaven.”


509. “I’d rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.” Anonymous


510. I loved my father for many reasons that others in the Church did not know. We didn't have to talk about religious things. Very rarely did we. He was just my friend, my pal, the greatest buddy that I had."


511. “People cited violation of the First Amendment when a New Jersey schoolteacher asserted that evolution and the Big Bang are not scientific and that Noah's ark carried dinosaurs. This case is not about the need to separate church and state; it's about the need to separate ignorant, scientifically illiterate people from the ranks of teachers.”


512. Attending church ensures that you grow in the faith and communion with like-minds who love the Lord.


513. Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian.


514. “People are funny. They want a place in the front of the bus, the back of the church, and the middle of the road. Tell a man there are 300 billion stars, and he will believe you. Tell him that a bench has just been painted, and he has to touch it to be sure.”


515. Acts 2:42 “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”


516. 2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”


517. When you look at the glorious older saints in your church, how do you think they got there? Sound doctrine, yes. Resolute obedience, without a doubt. Suffering without becoming cynical, for sure. But maybe another reason, maybe the deepest reason, is that they have, over time, been won over in their deepest affections to a gentle Savior ... maybe they have not only known that Jesus loved them, but felt it.”


518. “My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing.”- Aldous Huxley


519. The Lord is saying literally, "Thou art 'Petros' [the masculine form of the word], and upon this 'petra' [the feminine form of the word] I will build My church. Thou art a rock, Peter, and upon this rock, I will build My church. - Author: J. Dwight Pentecost


520. “My complaint is not against the work that the churches have done, but the work that they could have done through leadership that was based upon the principle of co-ordinated, co-operative effort which would have carried civilization at least a thousand years ahead of where it is today. It is not yet too late for such leadership.”


521. The Bible is the cradle wherein Christ is laid.


522. You are a blessing to me and I thank God for the great and life-transforming message you deliver every Sunday to the church.


523. “I’d rather be in the mountains thinking of God than in church thinking of the mountains.”


524. “Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.” – Acts 20:28


525. “We sing in a church, why can we not dance there?” – George Bernard Shaw


526. Just as a community is important for any person, going to church helps us grow and become better believers.


527. 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."


528. Church attendance is for encouragement and support and a reminder that members of the faith aren’t alone on their journey.


529. “To great sections of the Church the art of worship has been lost entirely, and in its place has come that strange and foreign thing called the "program." This word has been borrowed from the stage and applied with sad wisdom to the type of public service which now passes for worship among us.”


530. “The operation of the Church is entirely set up for the sinner; which creates much misunderstanding among the smug.” – Flannery O'Connor


531. “There is no one true church, no one chosen people.” – Terry Tempest Williams


532. “It was Sunday morning, and old people passed me like sad grey waves on their way to church.” —Barbara Comyns


533. “Some people have so much hate, envy, and jealousy in their system that they will talk about and dog their best friends behind their back. They will stop coming around you until they need you but will go to church every Sunday clapping, shouting, and acting like they’re the best Christian in the world. God doesn’t like ugly.”


534. Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.


535. To belong to Jesus is to embrace the nations with Him.


536. Church attendance gives you a sense of belonging and the chance to make new friends, connect with a community, and experience life from a different perspective.


537. God wants every local Church to be the first place people think to go when they've really messed up... not the last."


538. My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. Aldous Huxley


539. Since many of you do not belong to the Catholic Church and others are non-believers, from the bottom of my heart, I give this silent blessing to each and every one of you, respecting the conscience of each one of you but knowing that each one of you is a child of God.


540. All ministry must be God-centered, but it must also be man-purposed.


541. Sinning when alone is easy but Worshipping alone is difficult.


542. Galatians 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”


543. And those who are willing to do whatever work is necessary to see the Church blessed, whole, and thriving are the ones to whom true honor is due.


544. “What the Church needs to-day is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use — men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men, men of prayer.”- E. M. Bounds


545. “Lust is the devil’s counterfeit for love. There is nothing more beautiful on earth than a pure love and there is nothing so blighting as lust.”


546. “Walking into the church is like walking into a world of peace.”


547. “He was terrible. There was no other word to describe him- except maybe heartless or depraved or rotten. The way Jacks seemed to enjoy pain was absolutely staggering. The apple in his hand probably possessed more sympathy than he did. This was not the same young man who'd practically bled heartbreak all over the knave of the church. Something inside of him was broken.”


548. “Often our influence in our communities extends to church programs, musicals, or weekly services. While those things can help present the Gospel, God desires for us to personally be influences on the world around us. Spreading the Gospel isn’t solely the church’s job; it’s the job of every Christian.” – Paul Chappell


549. “When you strip it of everything else, Pentecost stands for power and life. That’s what came into the church when the Holy Spirit came down on the day of Pentecost.”


550. I believe in the literal rising of the body of Christ. It's the cornerstone of my Christian faith."


551. Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?


552. The gospels were collected with other writings of the early Church. This collection became known as the New Testament. The New Testament is all about the life and message of Jesus Christ. The Old Testament contains the Scriptures of the Jewish Bible."


553. I think some of my best theatre training has been in the Marine Corps. Not only meeting a bunch of characters, but growing up. You're in really adult situations at a young age, as far as being in charge of people. - Author: Adam Driver


554. That very Church which the world likes best is sure to be that which God abhors.


555. The Westboro Baptist Church is no more a church than Church's Fried Chicken is a church. - Author: Jon Stewart


556. “A man who covers up the cross though he may be an intellectual man, and draw large crowds will have no ilk there, and his church will be but a gilded sepulcher.” – Dwight L. Moody


557. No person can be punished for entertaining or professing religious beliefs or disbeliefs, for church attendance or nonattendance. - Author: Hugo Black


558. Good works do not make a good man, but a good man does good works.


559. “There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.”


560. “The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort.”


561. “Be humble, or you’ll stumble.”


562. The church is a place to be surrounded by people who want to share in your journey. Attending is a way to remember that God sees who you are and loves you irrespective of your situation.


563. “In my first leadership position, I mistakenly thought that being named the leader meant that I was the leader. Back then I defined leading as a noun—as the position I was appointed to—not a verb—as what I was doing. Though I had been hired as the senior pastor, I quickly discovered the real leader of the church was a down-to-earth farmer named Claude, who had been earning his leadership influence through many positive actions over many years. He later explained it to me, saying, “John, all the letters”


564. “It takes more than a busy church, a friendly church, or even an evangelical church to impact a community for Christ. It must be a church ablaze, led by leaders who are ablaze for God”. —Wesley L. Duewel


565. “The preaching that this world needs most is the sermons in shoes that are walking with Jesus Christ.”


566. “Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back.” – Charles de Gaulle


567. “Character is what a man is in the dark.”


568. “I’m definitely not a traditionalist, because a traditionalist would be going to church every Sunday.” ― Oprah Winfrey


569. Going to church is a communal and spiritual experience that inspires peace and unity among believers.


570. “The singing grew louder as they approached the church. It made Harry’s throat constrict, it reminded him so forcefully of Hogwarts, of Peeves bellowing rude versions of carols from inside suits of armour, of the Great Hall’s twelve Christmas trees, of Dumbledore wearing a bonnet he had won in a cracker, of Ron in a hand-knitted sweater.”


571. The Church may hold whatever it holds with regard to clerical celibacy.


572. Tend to choose what is popular over what is right when they are in conflict. They desire to fit in both at church and outside of church; they care more about what people think of their actions (like church attendance and giving) than what God thinks of their hearts and lives. - Author: Francis Chan


573. A community is the reason people come to church. It’s where friendships grow, dreams are born, and we’re inspired to be more than we ever thought possible.


574. “When you look at the glorious older saints in your church, how do you think they got there? Sound doctrine, yes. Resolute obedience, without a doubt. Suffering without becoming cynical, for sure. But maybe another reason, maybe the deepest reason, is that they have, over time, been won over in their deepest affections to a gentle Savior. Perhaps they have simply tasted, over many years, the surprise of a Christ for whom their very sins draw him in rather than push him away. Maybe they have not only known that Jesus loved them but felt it.”


575. Teenagers who do not go to Church are adored by God, but they don't get to meet some of the people who love God back.


576. Commitment to church can change your life in countless ways. It helps you build a deeper connection with God and strengthens your relationship with other people.


577. “Sampson, the church cat, had listened to so many sermons about the meek being blessed and everybody really being brothers that he had grown quite frighteningly meek and treated Arthur like a brother.”


578. “The church is a hospital—a place where sick, broken, wounded, flawed people are made new by Jesus.”


579. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile. Billy Sunday


580. “I’d rather be able to pray than to be a great preacher; Jesus Christ never taught his disciples how to preach, but only how to pray.”


581. “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


582. “Grace means undeserved kindness. It is the gift of God to man the moment he sees he is unworthy of God’s favor.”


583. Remember God's thoughts are not our thoughts and His way, not our ways. Ask God to help you to be aligned to the center of His will, and remember - as I've heard it said - that 'delay is not denial'."


584. “A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there.” – H. L. Mencken


585. “faith is not a once-done act, but a continuous gaze of the heart at the Triune God.”


586. “Ronald Rolheiser, my undisputed favorite Catholic writer of all time, with hurricane force: Today, a number of historical circumstances are blindly flowing together and accidentally conspiring to produce a climate within which it is difficult not just to think about God or to pray, but simply to have any interior depth whatsoever…. We, for every kind of reason, good and bad, are distracting ourselves into spiritual oblivion. It is not that we have anything against God, depth, and spirit, we would like these, it is just that we are habitually too preoccupied to have any of these show up on our radar screens. We are more busy than bad, more distracted than nonspiritual, and more interested in the movie theater, the sports stadium, and the shopping mall and the fantasy life they produce in us than we are in church. Pathological busyness, distraction, and restlessness are major blocks today within our spiritual lives.”


587. “I’m not going to church camp to make friends, I’m going because Jesus lives here.” – Unknown


588. Thanks for never failing to be an upstanding leader of integrity in the church of God and the community. I wish you the best in all of your endeavors!


589. Ministry's not an option for a Christian; it's a privilege.


590. “One [project of Teddy Cruz's] is titled Living Rooms at the Border. it takes a piece of land with an unused church zoned for three units and carefully arrays on it twelve affordable housing units, a community center (the converted church), offices for Casa in the church's attic, and a garden that can accommodate street markets and kiosks. 'In a place where current regulation allows only one use,' [Cruz} crows, ' we propose five different uses that support each other. This suggests a model of social sustainability for San Diego, one that conveys density not as bulk but as social choreography.' For both architect and patron, it's an exciting opportunity to prove that breaking the zoning codes can be for the best. Another one of Cruz's core beliefs is that if architects are going to achieve anything of social distinction, they will have to become developers' collaborators or developers themselves, rather than hirelings brought in after a project's parameters are laid out. ”


591. . Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.


592. “Your decision not to join the crowd may be what God is waiting for to grant you revelation on how to deliver your family, your country, business, profession or even your church!”


593. “Without exception, spirituality—the belief in connection, a power greater than self, and interconnections grounded in love and compassion—emerged as a component of resilience. Most people spoke of God, but not everyone. Some were occasional churchgoers; others were not. Some worshipped at fishing holes; others in temples, mosques, or at home. Some struggled with the idea of religion; others were devout members of organized religions. The one thing that they all had in common was spirituality as the foundation of their resilience.”


594. The Church is not a political power; it's not a party, but it's a moral power.


595. Participating in church activities can serve as indirect encouragement or discouragement for members and nonmembers.


596. Attending church when you don’t feel like it is a sign of strength and belief in Christ. Growth is at play because you’re willing to act above your feelings.


597. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.


598. “The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones.” – Henry Ward Beecher


599. “All social intercourse between human beings is a response of personality to personality, grading upward from the most casual brush between man and man to the fullest, most intimate communion of which the human soul is capable. Religion, so far as it is genuine, is in essence the response of created personalities to the Creating Personality, God. "This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.”


600. “Real true faith is man’s weakness leaning on God’s strength.”


601. Church attendance helps you become a true disciple of Christ by immersing you in the study of scriptures and worship.


602. Attending church offers room for service to God and fellow believers. It’s a way to show your love for God and humanity.


603. ​​”Some go to church and think about fishing, others go fishing and think about God.” – Tony Blake


604. Going to church doesn't make you a Christian; any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.


605. Ephesians 4:11-12 “And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ.”


606. “Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile.” – Billy Sunday


607. “We need to avoid the spiritual sickness of a church that is wrapped up in its own world: when a church becomes like this, it grows sick.” – Pope Francis


608. There is no greater discovery than seeing God as the author of your destiny.


609. “Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not. The church is going to have to become the conscience of the free market if it’s to have any meaning in this world – and stop being its apologist.” — Bono


610. Despite the huge crowd, He speaks to His disciples as though no one else is there.


611. Pastor, I acknowledge and celebrate the efforts of your leadership in the church and the community.


612. “Running is my alone time. I have people around me all the time, all day. The only time I have alone is when I’m running, or when I’m at church. Running’s easier to fit in.” ~ Mario Lopez


613. “The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down.” – Robert G. Ingersoll


614. “He who does not have the church as his mother, does not have God as his father.” – Augustine of Hippo


615. “I understood at a very early age that in nature, I felt everything I should feel in church but never did. Walking in the woods, I felt in touch with the universe and with the spirit of the universe.” – Alice Walker


616. “I love you, my brother, whoever you are – whether you worship in a church, kneel in your temple, or pray in your mosque.” – Kahlil Gibran


617. “Jesus is the Messiah, not your therapist. And the church is your family, not your once-a-week session. There is nothing wrong with a weekly counseling appointment, as long as it is only supplementing, not replacing, your relationships with brothers and sisters in the church.”


618. Ephesians 1:22–23 “And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, 23 which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.”


619. Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work.


620. Hit don't make no difference what a man perfesses. I been in a heap o' churches. There's the Nazarene Church and the Pentecost and the Holy Rollers and the Baptists and I don't know what-all. I cain't see much difference to nary one of 'em. There's a good to all of 'em and there's a bad. - Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings


621. May every Church and Christian community be a place of mercy amid so much indifference.


622. “I think the church and the religion right now have a lot more to be worried about than slayer.” – Kerry King


623. . And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”


624. “The church is not a building; it’s the people.”


625. “We have been trying to apply machine-age methods to our relations with God. We read our chapter, have our short devotions and rush away, hoping to make up for our deep inward bankruptcy by attending another gospel meeting or listening to another thrilling story told by a religious adventurer lately returned from afar. The tragic results of this spirit are all about us. Shallow lives, hollow religious philosophies, the preponderance of the element of fun in gospel meetings, the glorification of men, trust in religious externalities, quasi-religious fellowships, salesmanship methods, the mistaking of dynamic personality for the power of the Spirit: these and such as these are the symptoms of an evil disease, a deep and serious malady of the soul.”


626. “Thank you for being a difference-maker and life changer in our church and community.” — Unknown Author


627. “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us"- Augustine


628. Although going to church is great for your soul, it is also a way to ensure physical health and happiness.


629. “The role of a Pastor is NOT to grow a big church. The Pastor’s role is to grow mature disciples WHO MAKE DISCIPLES.” — Rick Howerton


630. “It is no accident that Christians have long associated fire with the Holy Spirit. An insular church is an oxymoron; churches “on fire” with the Spirit cannot contain themselves, any more than a forest fire can stop itself from catching. Fires spread, not according to plan but according to the availability of combustible tinder. Christianity likewise has a boundary-crossing, outward-reaching, other-oriented impulse modeled by Jesus himself, formally taken up by the church when the disciples “caught fire” with the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. But the first sparks occurred weeks earlier, when Jesus mysteriously appeared to the disciples behind locked doors on that first Easter evening, leaving them with the astonishing command: “As the Father has sent me, so I send you” (John 20:21).”


631. 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?


632. I looked in temples, churches, and mosques. But I found the Divine within my heart.”― Rumi


633. You have fulfilled every role, of a friend, wife, and mother in Isreal. I’m sure you are not aware of what you mean to this church and every life in it.


634. I look at tens of thousands of church leaders who still do need a bit of an awakening.


635. “Careful for nothing, prayerful for everything, thankful for anything.”


636. God and his Word are the reality we need - the Rock under our feet.


637. Your management of the information that you have will determine whether God will trust you or not with His mysteries.


638. Christians are not limited to any church


639. “My own mind is my own church.” – Thomas Paine


640. “The last time was Easter morning. The church bells were ringing.” — Maurice Maeterlinck


641. Tell me what the world is saying today, and I'll tell you what the church will be saying in seven years. - Author: Francis Schaeffer


642. Where God builds a church, the devil builds a chapel


643. “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.”


644. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.


645. “Some will still remain skeptical. They will ask: Is not this approach to church life, with its emphasis on ecstatic experience, emotional response, and spiritual power, filled with inherent dangers? Might it not encourage us to feature emotionally manipulative methods and to focus on superficial matters? Yes, undoubtedly, there are dangers. However, there is more danger in an approach that fails to make room for the full range of human experience, including the emotions, in our encounter with God.”


646. “I am so blessed to be a part of such an amazing church community.”


647. Faith is love taking the form of aspiration.


648. For a number of people, church attendance seems to be primarily a social affair, the act of meeting other people outside of the pressures of work. For others it is pure business/politics. I get it. It's important to have access to a community like the one a church provides. - Author: Gudjon Bergmann


649. “It is clear you don’t like my way of doing evangelism. You raise some good points. Frankly, I sometimes do not like my way of doing evangelism. But I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it.”


650. “The filling of the Holy Spirit brings a sharp separation between the believer and the world. Actually, after Pentecost, they were looking at another world. They really saw another world. Nowadays, we perceive that even a large part of evangelical Christianity is trying to convert this world to the church. We are bringing the world in head over heels–unregenerated, uncleansed, unshriven, unbaptized, unsanctified. we are bringing the world right into the church. If we can get some big shot to say something nice about the church, we rush into print and tell about this fellow and what nice things he said. I don’t care at all about big shots because I serve a living Saviour, and Jesus Christ is Lord of lords and King of kings. I believe every man ought to know this ability to see another world.”


651. “My mom is very religious—Catholic—and from a young age they brought me to the church.”


652. Taking time out of the week to focus on God is vital to your physical and spiritual growth as a Christian.


653. “Not long ago a Chinese house church leader commented, ‘When Western Christians read the book of Acts, they see in it inspiring stories; when Chinese believers read the book of Acts, we see in it our lives.’”


654. “Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel.” – Martin Luther


655. “Wherever we see the Word of God purely preached and heard, there a church of God exists, even if it swarms with many faults.”- John Calvin


656. The new covenant only begins after the cross, when the Holy Spirit was given on the day of Pentecost. There is a lot of confusion and wrong believing in the church today because many Christians read their Bibles without rightly dividing the old and new covenants. - Author: Joseph Prince


657. Setting aside a day to worship God is a cherished Christian tradition that helps you appreciate the faith and builds you to be productive.


658. Most of us spend the first six days of each week sowing wild oats; then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure. Fred Allen


659. “I believe many a man is praying to God to fill him, when he is full already with something else. Before we pray that God would fill us, I believe we ought to pray Him to empty us.”


660. The real act of marriage takes place in the heart, not in the ballroom or church or synagogue. It’s a choice you make–not just on your wedding day, but over and over again–and that choice is reflected in the way you treat your husband or wife. – Barbara de Angelis


661. The local Church is the hope of the world.


662. “Churches become poor if they become rich and care not for the poor.” – Lester Roloff


663. Let the world know what you live for... not what you fall for!"


664. My father considered a walk among the mountains as the equivalent of churchgoing. —Aldous Huxley


665. “Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”


666. “If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.”


667. Going to church ensures that believers can learn from their experiences, extol testimonies, and lift each other while waiting for their Lord’s return.


668. “The Church must be intelligible to the simple as well as to the shrewd.” – Robert Hugh Benson


669. “The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.” – Thomas Carlyle


670. Most of all, let love guide your life, for then the whole church will stay together in perfect harmony. – Colossians 3:14


671. “It doesn't matter if the group is a church or a gang or a sewing circle or masculinity itself, asking members to dislike, disown, or distance themselves from another group of people as a condition of 'belonging' is always about control and power. I think we have to question the intentions of any group that insists on disdain toward other people as a membership requirement. It may be disguised as belonging, but real belonging doesn't necessitate disdain.”


672. “One of my favorite examples of this occurred in the life of Moses in the Old Testament. Though born a Hebrew, he lived a life of privilege in the palace of Egypt until he was forty years old. But after killing an Egyptian, he was exiled to the desert for forty years. There God used him as a shepherd and father, and after four decades of faithful service in obscurity, Moses was called to leadership. Scripture says by that time he was the most humble man in the world. Bill Purvis, the senior pastor of a large church in Columbus, Georgia, said, “If you do what you can, with what you have, where you are, then God won’t leave you where you are, and He will increase what you have.”


673. Wherever the Bishop appears, there let the people be, even as wheresoever Christ Jesus is, there is the Catholic Church.


674. “Moses spent forty years thinking he was somebody; forty years learning he was nobody; and forty years discovering what God can do with a nobody.”


675. Rick Howerton is very correct when he said “The role of a Pastor is NOT to grow a big church. The Pastor’s role is to grow mature disciples WHO MAKE DISCIPLES.” I appreciate you for exemplifying this kind of pastor.


676. If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.

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