| There are no magic formulas for revival. We cannot command it. We may await it with longing, and we are bound to express our longing in prayer.|
Source: Christian: Take Heart! 1987, p. 56.
| It is not right to credit salvation to good works. It is right and necessary, however, to expect good works to follow salvation. Salvation is not the result of good works, but good works are the result of salvation.|
Source: Christian: Take Heart! 1987, p. 149.
| Let us look at the world of fallen spirits, at Satan and his hosts. Surely here, if anywhere, are purposes veiled from the eye of God. Here are plans wrapped in thick folds of darkness, away from the sight of the Almighty. But no! God sees it all. The blackest counsels of hell shine as noonday before the understanding of God.|
Source: A Vision for Missions, p. 54
| We must always judge our experience by the Word of God. We must never make God's Word conform to our experience.|
Source: Christian: Take Heart! 1987, p. 14.
| The god - who - serves - ME requires flattery, not worship.|
Source: A Vision for Missions, p. 29.
| The God who is worthy to be known and served for who He is, is Himself the answer to this world's longings. And those who know Him best are best equipped to serve Him. He is their message. If we have discovered the glory of God in the face of Christ, we must not hold back. The God of glory must be made known.|
Source: A Vision for Missions, p. 152.
| What, then, is fruit? In the New Testament we find that fruit is all the things that we may reasonably expect to follow upon our knowing Christ. The good works and godly attitudes that spring from our salvation are our fruit. And the Spirit who fills us is their author. Paul gives us a partial list in Galatians 5:22-23.|
Source: Christian: Take Heart! 1987, p. 63.
| If God rules only in those places or events where no sin is involved, God does not rule on this earth. If sin can thwart God, His sovereignty is a name and not a fact.|
Topics: Sin, God
Source: A Vision for Missions, p. 18.
| Sin cannot dethrone God. That is what sin aims to do, but it misses its mark. Sin brings guilt to a man, but it does not bring him one ounce of sovereignty. God rules even when men imagine they are defying Him.|
Topics: Sin, Rebellion
Source: A Vision for Missions, p. 47.
| It will do no good to say, "God can do it, if they will only let Him." I can do great things with men, if they will "let" me. The law of God could have done great things with men if they had "let" it. The law was good. The law was holy. But by itself it could not give men the inclination of heart to follow it. Only God could to that through Christ.|
Source: Christian: Take Heart! 1987, p. 107.
| The Bible's emphasis is on God, and what God is doing. It is not first of all on man and what he ought to do. A false emphasis perverts the truth. In theory we may believe that the Bible is about God while, because of our emphasis, we deny it in practice.|
Topics: The Bible, God
Source: Christian: Take Heart! 1987, p. 102.
| Worship is a response to greatness. A man does not become a worshipper merely by saying, "Now I shall become a worshipper." That is impossible. That cannot be done. A man becomes a worshipper when he sees something great that calls forth his admiration or his worship. That is the only way worshippers are made. Worship answers to greatness.|
Source: A Vision for Missions, p. 23