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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.”