Top 10 Favorite Quotes on Following Jesus

Here are my top 10 favorite quotes about following Jesus and the Christian life:

  1. “Christian character cannot be formed without a kind of thinking that strains the soul.” (Richard Lints, The Fabric of Theology)
  2. “Your theology, your thoughts about God, are your most important thoughts because they will determine everything else in your life.” (Dr. Richard Bingham)
  3. “Theology without worship is empty, but worship without theology is blind.” (Kevin Vanhoozer)
  4. “Comparison is the kiss of death of gratitude.” (Pastor Michael Easley)
  5. “He loves Thee too little who loves anything together with Thee, which he loves not for Thy sake.” (Augustine, Confessions, Book 10, Chapter xxix)
  6. “Prayer is primarily a wartime walkie-talkie for the mission of the church as it advances against the powers of darkness and unbelief. It is not surprising that prayer malfunctions when we try to make it a domestic intercom to call upstairs for more comforts in the den.” (Pastor John Piper)
  7. “Christ is not valued at all, unless He is valued above all.” (Augustine)
  8. “Nothing is more important for mature Christian discipleship than a fresh, clear, true vision of the authentic Jesus.” (John Stott)
  9. “The man who accepts discipline at the hand of God as something designed by his heavenly Father for his good will cease to feel resentful and rebellious; he has stilled and quieted his soul, which thus provides fertile soil for the cultivation of a righteous life.” (F.F. Bruce in his commentary on Hebrews 12:4-11)
  10. “Please root from my heart all those things which I have cherished so long and which have become a very part of my living self, so that Thou mayest enter and dwell there without a rival.” (A.W. Tozer, The Pursuit of God)

What are your favorite quotes about following Jesus and the Christian life?

3 Replies to “Top 10 Favorite Quotes on Following Jesus”

  1. Too many great ones from CS Lewis:

    “Miracles do not, in fact, break the laws of nature.”

    “The real problem is not why some pious, humble, believing people suffer, but why some do not.”

    “There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way.””

  2. “God is the highest good of the reasonable creature, and the enjoyment of him is the only happiness with which our souls can be satisfied. To go to heaven fully to enjoy God, is infinitely better than the most pleasant accomodations here. Fathers and mothers, husbands, wives, children of the company of earthly friends, are but shadows. But the enjoyment of God is the substance. These are but scattered beams, but God is the sun. These are but streams, but God is the fountain. These are but drops, but God is the ocean.” -Jonathan Edwards

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