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A church in the land without the Spirit is rather a curse than a blessing. If you have not the Spirit of God, Christian worker, remember that you stand in somebody else's way; you are a fruitless tree standing where a fruitful tree might grow.

    Topics: Church, Holy Spirit

A church that does not exist to reclaim heathenism, to fight evil, to destroy error, to put down falsehood, a church that does not exist to take the side of the poor, to denounce injustice and to hold up righteousness, is a church that has no right to be. Not for yourself, O church, do you exist, any more than Christ existed for Himself.

    Topics: Church

Alas! Much has been done of late to promote the production of dwarfish Christians. Poor, sickly believers turn the church into an hospital, rather than an army. Oh, to have a church built up with the deep godliness of people who know the Lord in their very hearts, and will seek to follow the Lamb wherever he goes!

    Topics: Church, Godliness

I do not think the devil cares how many churches you build, if only you have lukewarm preachers and people in them.

    Topics: Church, Satan

I well remember how I joined the church after my conversion. I forced myself into it by telling the pastor, who was lax and slow, after I had called four or five times and could not see him, that I had done my duty, and if he did not see me and interview me for church membership, I would call a church meeting myself and tell them I believed in Christ and ask them if they would have me.

    Topics: Church
    Source: Charles Spurgeon at His Best

In proportion as a church is holy, in that proportion will its testimony for Christ be powerful.

    Topics: Church, Holiness, Power
    Source: 1000 Devotional Thoughts, Baker, 1976, n. 408, p. 205.

The condition of the church may be very accurately gauged by its prayer meetings. So is the prayer meeting a grace-ometer, and from it we may judge of the amount of divine working among a people. If God be near a church, it must pray. And if He be not there, one of the first tokens of His absence will be slothfulness in prayer.

    Topics: Church, Prayer

The most useful members of a church are usually those who would be doing harm if they were not doing good.

    Topics: Church
    Source: Persecution in the Early Church, Christian History, n. 29.

I believe that one reason why the church of God at this present moment has so little influence over the world is because the world has so much influence over the church.

    Topics: Compromise

As long as a man is alive and out of hell, he cannot have any cause to complain.

    Topics: Contentment

You say, "If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied." You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.

    Topics: Contentment

Another proof of the conquest of a soul for Christ will be found in a real change of life. If the man does not live differently from what he did before, both at home and abroad, his repentance needs to be repented of and his conversion is a fiction.

    Topics: Conversion, Repentance

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