Charles Stanley Quotes
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Charles Frazier Stanley is the senior pastor of megachurch First Baptist Church Atlanta in northern Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries. Dr. Stanley also served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984-1986.
Stanley became Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Atlanta, in 1971, and launched a half-hour religious television program, The Chapel Hour, the next year. The Christian Broadcasting Network began televising this show in 1978. In 1982, Stanley founded, "In Touch Ministries," and its radio broadcasts began to be syndicated.
Stanley's writings and broadcasts address issues such as finances, parenting, personal crises, emotional matters, relationships and Protestant Christianity. Dr. Stanley fervently believes the Bible to be the inerrant Word of God, a belief strongly reflected in his teaching.
| Adversity is not simply a tool. It is God's most effective tool for the advancement of our spiritual lives. The circumstances and events that we see as setbacks are oftentimes the very things that launch us into periods of intense spiritual growth. Once we begin to understand this, and accept it as a spiritual fact of life, adversity becomes easier to bear.|
Topics: Adversity, Circumstances, Growth
| Adversity is always unexpected and unwelcomed. It is an intruder and a thief, and yet in the hands of God, adversity becomes the means through which His supernatural power is demonstrated.|
| As you walk through the valley of the unknown, you will find the footprints of Jesus both in front of you and beside you.|
Topics: Anxiety, Jesus
| If the church marries herself to the spirit of the times, she will find herself a widow in the next generation.|
| When God speaks, oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part.|
| His voice leads us not into timid discipleship but into bold witness.|
Topics: Evangelism, Discipleship, Witnessing
| Often times God demonstrates His faithfulness in adversity by providing for us what we need to survive. He does not change our painful circumstances. He sustains us through them.|
Topics: Faith, Circumstances
| When we stray from His presence, He longs for you to come back. He weeps that you are missing out on His love, protection and provision. He throws His arms open, runs toward you, gathers you up, and welcomes you home.|
| God has a course mapped out for your life, and all the inadequacies in the world will not change His mind. He will be with you every step of the way. And though it may take time, He has a celebration planned for when you cross over the Red Seas of your life.|
Topics: God, Life
| God's voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamour.|
Topics: Grace, Obedience
| Since God knows our future, our personalities, and our capacity to listen, He isn't ever going to say more to us than we can deal with at the moment.|
Topics: Grace, The Future
| Perhaps you have been ensnared by a sinful habit that you will not abandon, and your guilt is so overwhelming you are ashamed to approach Christ. Whatever the reason for your broken intimacy with God, there is good news. Jesus waits to embrace you now in the arms of unconditional, divine love.|