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I heard of a man who said to the preacher, "I want to sing in your choir." The preacher replied, "But you don't belong here. Where do you have your membership?" He said, "I don't belong to any local church. I belong to the invisible church." The pastor said, "Then I suggest that you join the invisible choir."

    Topics: Church

The thermometer of a church is its prayer meeting.

    Topics: Church, Prayer

You haven't lost anything when you know were it is. Death can hide but not divide.

    Topics: Death

The hope of dying is the only thing that keeps me alive.

    Topics: Death

The early Christians condemned false doctrine in a way that sounds almost unchristian today.

    Topics: Doctrine

I'm tired of hearing sin called sickness and alcoholism a disease. It is the only disease I know of that we're spending hundreds of millions of dollars a year to spread.

    Topics: Drunkenness, Sin

I'm tied of hearing about temperance instead of abstinence, in order to please the cocktail crowd in church congregations.

    Topics: Drunkenness

The alcoholic commits suicide on the installment plan.

    Topics: Drunkenness

Our Lord said, "Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men." It is evident, then, that a true disciple is a soul-winner. It is possible to sit on the shore discussing the signs of the times when we ought to be driven by the signs of the times to launch out into the deep and let down our nets for a draught.

    Topics: Evangelism

Faith doesn't wait until it understands; in that case it wouldn't be faith.

    Topics: Faith

Shipwrecked on God, stranded on omnipotence.

    Topics: God

We have suffered from the preaching of cheap grace. Grace is free, but it is not cheap. People will take anything that is free, but they are not interested in discipleship. They will take Christ as Savior but not as Lord.

    Topics: Grace, Discipleship

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