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The social gospelers are so obsessed with this-worldliness that other-worldliness (is) laughed at, and next-worldliness is rated low. It is as though it were sinful to talk about heaven on earth. Thank God, there is still a band of us pilgrims who have gotten out, who are going on, and who are happy to be getting home.

    Topics: Heaven, Worldliness

When I pastored a country church, a farmer didn't like the sermons I preached on hell. He said, "Preach about the meek and lowly Jesus." I said, "That's where I got my information about hell.""

    Topics: Hell, Meekness

Our Lord sent His disciples out as sheep among wolves; now the wolves are being invited into the sheepfold.

    Topics: Heresy

It is possible to fraternize with unbelievers until false doctrine becomes less and less objectionable.

    Topics: Heresy, Apathy, Doctrine

We are not going to move this world by criticism of it nor conformity to it, but by the combustion within it of lives ignited by the Spirit of God.

    Topics: Holy Spirit

If you lack knowledge, go to school. If you lack wisdom, get on your knees! Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is the proper use of knowledge.

    Topics: Knowledge, Wisdom

There is a trend today that would put a new robe on the prodigal son while he is still feeding hogs. Some would put the ring on his finger while he still in the pigsty. Others would paint the pigsty and advocate bigger and better hogpens.

    Topics: Laziness

If we don't come apart; we will come apart.

    Topics: Laziness

Many people are in a rut and a rut is nothing but a grave - with both ends kicked out.

    Topics: Laziness

Taking it easy is often the prelude to backsliding. Comfort precedes collapse.

    Topics: Laziness, Backsliding

Some missionaries bound for Africa were laughed at by the boat captain. "You'll only die over there," he said. But a missionary replied, "Captain, we died before we started."

    Topics: Missions

The primary qualification for a missionary is not love for souls, as we so often hear, but love for Christ.

    Topics: Missions

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