You're here:

Christian Quotes Search

Found 1 topic matching your search:

Children

Found 100 quotes matching your search:

There is no harm whatever in having money, houses, lands, friends and children if you do not value these things or ones for themselves.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Money

God has His spiritual splints that He wants to put upon His children and keep them quiet and unmoved until they pass the first stage of faith.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Faith

When we have accepted Jesus Christ, we have become akin to the Father; having become real children of God, we then have the spirit of sonship by which we can come into His presence and make known our wants in a familiar way.

    Author: A.C. Dixon
    Topics: Prayer

We must pass by the good, moral man, and seek the outcast. We must pass by those who, we think, would make the best members of the Church, and go with our invitation to the very refuse of Society. Sad to say, we must. sometimes pass by our very children while we go out after others not related to us by fleshly ties.

    Author: A.C. Dixon
    Topics: Evangelism

We need a quickening of faith; faith in the power of the God of Pentecost to convict and convert three thousand in a day. Faith, not in a process of culture by which we hope to train children into a state of salvation, but faith in the mighty God who can quicken a dead soul into life in a moment; faith in moral and spiritual revolution rather than evolution.

    Author: A.C. Dixon
    Topics: Faith, Salvation

An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: God, Blessings

God sometimes doth not mind his children when they cry, that they may hereby take occasion to remember how oft he hath cried and they have not minded him.

    Author: Abraham Wright
    Topics: Trials

There is a practical error very common among God's people. All of them profess to believe that the Holy Spirit may convert souls at any age, and that conversion cannot take place too soon; while yet they do not look for the conversion of children with the same lively faith that they manifest in asking and expecting the Holy Spirit to change those who are of riper years.

    Author: Andrew Bonar
    Source: Banner of Truth magazine
    Topics: Children, Conversion

Children ought to be dealt with, in regard to the duty of accepting Christ, as closely and seriously as older people... Personal dealing is required; a dealing with them one by one.

    Author: Andrew Bonar
    Source: Banner of Truth magazine
    Topics: Children, Conversion

The secret of homemade rule is self rule, first being ourselves what we want our children to be.

    Author: Andrew Murray
    Topics: Examples

It is good to be children sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when its mighty Founder was a child Himself.
- Charles Dickens

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Christmas

Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.
- Ludwig von Beethoven

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Children, Virtue

How we have prayed for a Revival - we did not care whether it was old-fashioned or not - what we asked for was that it should be such that would cleanse and revive His children and set them on fire to win others.
- Mary Booth

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Revival, Fire

Our bodies are shaped to bear children, and our lives are a working out of the processes of creation. All our ambitions and intelligence are beside that great elemental point.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Children, Creation

The so-called innocence of children is more a matter of weakness of limb, than purity of heart.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Children

When human reason has exhausted every possibility, the children can go to their Father and receive all they need. ... For only when you have become utterly dependent upon prayer and faith, only when all human possibilities have been exhausted, can you begin to reckon that God will intervene and work His miracles.

    Author: Basilea Schlink
    Topics: Reasoning, Miracles

Only God Himself fully appreciates the influence of a Christian mother in the molding of character in her children.

    Author: Billy Graham
    Topics: Character, Mothers

If you would have your children turn out well, don't turn your home into a lunch counter and lodging house.

    Author: Billy Sunday
    Topics: Home, Children

Not to walk in the straight and narrow way yourself, is to give the devil the biggest kind of a chance to get our children.

    Author: Billy Sunday
    Topics: Examples, Children

Scripture plainly tells us of this mingling of tares and wheat--of mere professors among true believers. Yet misguided students have frequently applied to the children of God the warnings and exhortations meant only for the self-deceived or hypocritical.

    Author: C.I. Scofield
    Topics: Self-righteousness, Hypocrisy

The worst attitude of all would be the professional attitude which regards children in the lump as a sort of raw material which we have to handle.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Children, Attitude

Christ wants a child's heart, but a grown-up's head. He wants us to be simple, single-minded, affectionate, and teachable, as good children are; but He also wants every bit of intelligence we have to be alert at its job, and in first-class fighting trim.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Submission

The gospel is so simple that small children can understand it, and it is so profound that studies by the wisest theologians will never exhaust its riches.

    Author: Charles Hodge
    Topics: The Gospel, Children

It is a fact that unless children are brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, they, and the society which they constitute or control, will go to destruction. Consequently, when a state resolves that religious instruction shall be banished from the schools and other literary institutions, it virtually resolves on self-destruction.

    Author: Charles Hodge
    Topics: Children, Education

I have no faith in that woman who talks of grace and glory abroad, and uses no soap and water at home. Let the buttons be on the shirts, let the children's socks be mended, let the roast mutton be done to a turn, let the house be as neat as a new pin, and the home be as happy as home can be.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Family, Home

We have come to a turning point in the road. If we turn to the right mayhap our children and our children's children will go that way; but if we turn to the left, generations yet unborn will curse our names for having been unfaithful to God and to His Word.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Examples, Faithful

Any man who declares children to be born perfect never was a father. Your child without evil? You without eyes, you mean!

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: 11.104.
    Topics: Fathers, Children

As sure as God puts His children in the furnace of affliction, He will be with them in it.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Affliction

God never punishes his children in the sense of avenging justice. He chastens as a father does his child, but he never punishes his redeemed as a judge does a criminal. It is unjust to exact punishment from redeemed souls since Christ has been punished in their place. How shall the Lord punish twice for one offense?

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Chastisement, Atonement

If we never have headaches through rebuking our children, we shall have plenty of heartaches when they grow up.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Children

There is no attribute of God more comforting to His children than the doctrine of Divine Sovereignty. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe troubles, they believe that Sovereignty hath ordained their afflictions, that Sovereignty overrules them, and that Sovereignty will sanctify them all.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Doctrine

Those children who are of sufficient years to sin and be saved by faith have to listen to the gospel and receive it by faith. And they can do this, God the Holy Spirit helping them. There is no doubt about it, because great numbers have done it. I will not say at what age children are first capable of receiving the knowledge of Christ, but it is much earlier than some fancy.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Children, Salvation

We must keep from sin. If Christ has indeed saved us from sin, we cannot bear the thought of falling into it. Those who take delight in sin are not the children of God. If you are a child of God, you hate it with a perfect hatred, and your very soul loathes it.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Spiritual Warfare in a Believer's Life, Sermon Matthew 4:4.
    Topics: Sin

When a tear is wept by you, think not your Father does not behold; for, "Like as a father pities his children so the Lord pities them that fear Him." Your sigh is able to move the heart of Jehovah; your whisper can incline His ear unto you; your prayer can stay His hands; your faith can move His arm. Oh! think not that God sits on high in an eternal slumber, taking no account of you.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: The Sympathy of the Two Worlds, Sermon, Luke 15:10.
    Topics: Trials

Who is to have authority in the matter of gracious adoption? The children of wrath? Surely not; and yet all men are such! No, it stands to reason, to common sense, that none but the parent can have the discretion to adopt.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Sermons, 10.488.
    Topics: Doctrine

You cannot control your children, you say. Then the Lord have mercy on you! It is your business to do it, and you must do it, or else you will soon find they will control you. No one knows what judgment will come from God upon those who allow sin in children to go unrebuked.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Parents

You will never make a missionary of the person who does no good at home. He that will not serve the Lord in the Sunday school at home, will not win children to Christ in China.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: 34.522
    Topics: Missions

The highest honor that God can confer upon his children is the blood-red crown of martyrdom. The jewels of a Christian are his afflictions. The regalia of the kings that God has made, are their troubles, their sorrows, and their griefs. Griefs exalt us, and troubles lift us.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Affliction

Remember that you are not called to produce successful, upwardly mobile, highly educated, athletically talented machines...Giving your children great opportunities is good; it is not, however, the goal of parenting. Christlikeness is. Above all, seek to raise children who look and act a lot like Jesus.

    Author: Chip Ingram
    Source: Effective Parenting in a Defective World
    Topics: Parents

Each day of our lives we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.

    Author: Chuck Swindoll
    Topics: Children

You want to mess up the minds of your children? Here's how - guaranteed! Rear them in a legalistic, tight context of external religion, where performance is more important than reality. Fake your faith. Sneak around and pretend your spirituality . Train your children to do the same. Embrace a long list of do's and don'ts publicly but hypocritically practice them privately... yet never own up to the fact that its hypocrisy. Act one way but live another. And you can count on it - emotional and spiritual damage will occur.

    Author: Chuck Swindoll
    Topics: Children, Legalism

God owns all; He owns me; He owns my home; He owns my children; He owns my property. I have called your attention before to the fact that the modern idea of ownership is pagan. The Christian idea is this: that God is the absolute owner of all things.

    Author: Clovis G. Chappell
    Topics: Surrender

We will never bring in the Kingdom by simply seeking to save an adult generation. We must give God a chance at the children or the cause of righteousness is going to be defeated. But if we will save the child, we will surely save the world.

    Author: Clovis G. Chappell
    Topics: Children

We know the excitement of getting a present - we love to unwrap it to see what is inside. So it is with our children they are gifts we unwrap for years as we discover the unique characters God has made them.

    Author: Cornelius Plantinga
    Topics: Children

It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Satan, Children

Earth recedes, heaven opens. I've been through the gates! Don't call me back ... if this is death, it's sweet. Dwight! Irene! I see the children's faces. [Dwight and Irene were his dead grandchildren.]

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Death

He that overcometh shall inherit all things. God has no poor children.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Overcoming

Every one of our children will be brought into the ark, if we pray and work earnestly for them.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Children, Prayer

The impression that a praying mother leaves upon her children is life-long. Perhaps when you are dead and gone your prayer will be answered.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Mothers, Prayer

Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes to society.

    Author: Daniel Webster
    Topics: Children, Self-control, Passion

The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.

    Author: Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    Topics: Morality

There is neither encouragement nor room in Bible religion for feeble desires, listless efforts, lazy attitudes; all must be strenuous, urgent, ardent. Flamed desires, impassioned, unwearied insistence delight heaven. God would have His children incorrigibly in earnest and persistently bold in their efforts. Heaven is too busy to listen to half-hearted prayers or to respond to pop-calls. Our whole being must be in our praying.

    Author: E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer, Perseverance, Attitude

God's willingness to answer our prayers exceeds our willingness to give good and necessary things to our children, just as far as God's ability, goodness and perfection exceed our infirmities and evil.

    Author: E.M. Bounds
    Topics: Prayer

A man must talk to God about his children before he talks to his children about God.

    Author: Ed Cole
    Topics: Children

Let each of us learn to abide in Christ with the heart open to Him on the one hand, and open to men, women and children on the other.

    Author: F.B. Meyer
    Topics: Charity, The Heart

God bestows His blessings without discrimination. The followers of Jesus are children of God, and they should manifest the family likeness by doing good to all, even to those who deserve the opposite.

    Author: F.F. Bruce
    Source: Hard Sayings of Jesus
    Topics: Blessings

Children are very nice observers, and will often perceive your slightest defects. In general, those who govern children, forgive nothing in them, but everything in themselves.

    Author: Francois Fenelon
    Topics: Children, Hypocrisy

The soul is healed by being with children.

    Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
    Topics: Children, Healing

Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Children, Justice

...but out of the desert, from the dry places and the dreadful suns, come the cruel children of the lonely God; the real Unitarians who with scimitar in hand have laid waste the world. For it is not well for God to be alone.

    Author: G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Religion

When we were children we were grateful to those who filled our stockings at Christmas time. Why are we not grateful to God for filling our stockings with legs?

    Author: G.K. Chesterton
    Topics: Christmas, Children

God delights to increase the faith of His children. We ought, instead of wanting no trials before victory, no exercise for patience, to be willing to take them from God's hands as a means. Trials, obstacles, difficulties and sometimes defeats, are the very food of faith.

    Author: George Mueller
    Topics: Faith, Trials

The reason why congregations have been so dead is because they have dead men preaching to them. How can dead men beget living children?

    Author: George Whitefield
    Topics: Preaching

When our Lord says, we must be converted and become as little children, I suppose he means also, that we must be sensible of our weakness, comparatively speaking, as a little child.

    Author: George Whitefield
    Topics: Humility, Weakness

Although believers by nature, are far from God, and children of wrath, even as others, yet it is amazing to think how nigh they are brought to him again by the blood of Jesus Christ.

    Author: George Whitefield
    Topics: Atonement

For in Jesus Christ there is neither male nor female, bond nor free; even you may be the children of God, if you believe in Jesus.

    Author: George Whitefield
    Topics: Jesus

Idleness among children, as among men, is the root of all evil, and leads to no other evil more certain than ill temper.

    Author: Hannah More
    Topics: Children, Idleness, Idleness

He, who counts the very hairs of our heads and suffers not a sparrow to fall without him, takes note of the minutest matters that can affect the lives of his children, and regulates them all according to his perfect will, let their origin be what they may.

    Author: Hannah Whitall Smith
    Topics: God

How often we say about our earthly friends, "I really would like to have a good quiet settled talk with them so that I can really get to know them." And shouldn't we feel the same about our Heavenly Friend, that we may really get to know Him? These thoughts have taught me the importance of the children of God taking time to commune daily with their Father, so that they may get to know His mind and to understand better what His will is.

    Author: Hannah Whitall Smith
    Topics: Friendship, Prayer

A man builds a house in England with the expectation of living in it and leaving it to his children; we shed our houses in America as easily as a snail does his shell.

    Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Topics: Fathers, America

Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

    Author: Helen Keller
    Topics: Life

The greatest thing a man can do for his Heavenly Father is to be kind to some of His other children.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Topics: Kindness

Whatever rest is provided by Christianity for the children of God, it is certainly never contemplated that it should supersede personal effort. And any rest which ministers to indifference is immoral and unreal--it makes parasites and not men.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, p. 335.
    Topics: Rest

Children are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Children

Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they are going to catch you in next.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Children

The dog was created specially for children. He is a god of frolic.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Children, Animals

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Fathers, Mothers, Parents

There's not much practical Christianity in the man who lives on better terms with angels and seraphs, than with his children, servants and neighbors.

    Author: Henry Ward Beecher
    Topics: Christianity

Education commences at the mother's knee, and every word spoken within hearsay of little children tends toward the formation of character.

    Author: Hosea Ballou
    Topics: Mothers, Education

If gratitude is due from children to their earthly parent, how much more is the gratitude of the great family of men due to our father in heaven.

    Author: Hosea Ballou
    Topics: Children, Gratitude, Parents

Beware of letting small faults pass unnoticed under the idea it is a little one. There are no little things in training children; all are important. Little weeds need plucking up as much as any. Leaven them alone and they will soon be great.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Topics: Children

Children are very quick observers; very quick in seeing through some kinds of hypocrisy, very quick in finding out what you really think and feel, very quick in adopting all your ways and opinions. You will often discover that, as the father is, so is the son.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: The Duties of Parents.
    Topics: Children

Fathers and mothers, do not forget that children learn more by the eye than they do by the ear... Imitation is a far stronger principle with children than memory. What they see has a much stronger effect on their minds than what they are told.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: The Duties of Parents.
    Topics: Parents, Examples

Our Lord has many weak children in his family, many dull pupils in his school, many raw soldiers in his army, many lame sheep in his flock. Yet he bears with them all, and casts none away. Happy is that Christian who has learned to do likewise with his brethren.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Topics: Weakness

Parents, determine to make your children obey you, though it may cost you a lot of trouble, and cost them many tears. Let there be no questioning, and reasoning, and disputing, and delaying. When you give them a command, let them clearly see that you expect them to do it.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Source: The Duties of Parents.
    Topics: Parents

He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Family, Home

If you need a remote control for your television set, don't have children; the chances of your controlling anything else in life are remote.

    Author: Jerry Falwell
    Topics: Children

You tell your children to clean their room, not because you cannot stand it any longer, or because you said to. Love teaches them that possessions are gifts from God that should be gratefully received and taken care of.

    Author: Jerry Falwell
    Topics: Children, Gifts

If you think the sound of your children making noise troubles you, look out when they're deadly silent because that's when real trouble is brewing.

    Author: Jerry Falwell
    Topics: Children

Take heed that the misdeeds for which thou correctest thy children be not learned them by thee. Many children learn that wickedness of their parents for which they beat and chastise them.

    Author: John Bunyan
    Topics: Chastisement, Examples, Parents

Children, obey. Why does the apostle use the word obey instead of honor, which has a greater extent of meaning? It is because obedience is the evidence of that honor which children owe to their parents, and is therefore more earnestly enforced.

    Author: John Calvin
    Topics: Children, Obedience

Higher than every painter, higher than every sculptor and than all artists do I regard him who is skilled in the art of forming the soul of children.

    Author: John Chrysostom
    Topics: God

If you neglect to instruct (your children) in the way of holiness, will the devil neglect to instruct them in the way of wickedness? No; if you will not teach them to pray, he will to curse, swear, and lie; if ground be uncultivated, weeds will spring.

    Author: John Flavel
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Children, Satan

What! At peace with the Father, and at war with His Children? It cannot be.

    Author: John Flavel
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Peace, War

...people mostly pray as if there were no God with them, or as if He did not heed their prayers. Let us ascribe to the Lord at least the same amount of attention that good parents show to the requests of their children, at least that provident and attentive love which good parents have for their children.

    Author: John of Kronstadt
    Topics: Prayer, Parents

Your Lord is Love: love Him and in Him all men, as His children in Christ. Your Lord is a fire: do not let your heart be cold, but burn with faith and love. Your Lord is light: do not walk in darkness of mind, without reasoning or understanding, or without faith.

    Author: John of Kronstadt
    Topics: God

God will not turn away from doing you good. He will keep on doing good. He doesn't do good to His children sometimes and bad to them other times. He keeps on doing good and He never will stop doing good for ten thousand ages of ages. When things are going bad that does not mean God has stopped doing good. It means He is shifting things around to get them in place for more good, if you will go on loving Him.

    Author: John Piper
    Topics: Blessings, Grace

So great is my veneration for the Bible, that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hopes that they will prove useful citizens to their country and respectable members of society.

    Author: John Quincy Adams
    Topics: The Bible

As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.

    Author: John Quincy Adams
    Topics: Family, Children

You may be lonely, poor, and cold, neglected by the children, forgotten by your friends, yet may have the glad Christmas joy in your heart as Paul had, shut up in prison cells at Rome!

    Author: John R. Rice
    Topics: Christmas, Joy

Found 65 quotes containing your search:

Children's conscientiousness in lessons, and fairness in playing games, and command of temper, may yield as true a proof of sanctification begun, as do the integrity of the adult, and his firm adherence to principle in matter of merchandise.

    Author: Andrew Bonar
    Source: Banner of Truth magazine
    Topics: Children, Sanctification

As no good is done, or spoken, or thought by any man without the assistance of God, working in and with those that believe in him, so there is no evil done, or spoken, or thought without the assistance of the devil, who worketh with strong though secret power in the children of unbelief. All the works of our evil nature are the work of the devil.

    Author: John Wesley
    Topics: Good and Evil, Unbelief

God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him.

    Author: John Wesley
    Topics: Purity

If we, as parents, are not painstakingly investing in the lives of our children, we are doing them a disservice and pain will be the likely result.

    Author: Jonathan Falwell
    Topics: Parents

Everyone would have something, such perhaps as we are ashamed to utter. The proud man would have honor; the covetous man, wealth and abundance; the malicious, revenge on his enemies; the epicure, pleasure and long life; the barren, children; the wanton, beauty; each would be humored in his own desire, though in opposition both to God's will, and his own good.

    Author: Joseph Hall
    Topics: Character, Enemies, Revenge

We don't think there's something wrong with one-year-old children because they can't walk perfectly. They fall down frequently, but we pick them up, love them, bandage them if necessary, and keep working with them. Surely our heavenly Father can do even more for us than we do for our children.

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Children

We may have failed to teach our children right from wrong, but we've done a great job of teaching self-esteem!

    Author: Judge Roy Moore
    Topics: Children, Self-esteem

What God chooses for us children of men is always the best.

    Author: Karl Barth
    Topics: Contentment

Christians must understand the nature of the change that has occurred in our culture. No longer do the secularists just mock Christians from afar. They are now actively campaigning to indoctrinate children in an anti-God philosophy--to teach them to be secularists and atheists.

    Author: Ken Ham
    Topics: Rebellion, Philosophy

Imagine if we started raising generations of children who stood uncompromisingly on the Word of God, knew how to defend the Christian faith, could answer the skeptical questions of this age, and had a fervor to share the gospel from the authority of God's Word with whomever they met! This could change the world.

    Author: Ken Ham
    Topics: Scripture, Children, Theology

It's essential that we learn how to defend the Bible and the Christian faith for our sake and our children's. If we don't, the empty and obsolete churches in England will foreshadow the future in America.

    Author: Ken Ham
    Topics: The Bible, Christianity, America

Children can tell you what Channel 7 says, but not what Matthew 7 says.

    Author: Leonard Ravenhill
    Topics: Children

The first thing I ask is that people should not make use of my name, and should not call themselves Lutherans but Christians. What is Luther? The teaching is not mine. Nor was I crucified for anyone. How did I, poor stinking bag of maggots that I am, come to the point where people call the children of Christ by my evil name?

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Christians

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Topics: Perseverance, Faith

The revived begin to get a concern for the members of their own family - husband, wife, father, mother, children, brother, sister - who do not know that they are outside. They tell them about it; they feel they must. There is a constraint that is driving them. They talk about it to people, to friends and to everybody, and they begin to pray for them. Prayer is always a great feature of every revival, great prayer meetings, intercession hour after hour. They pray for these people by name and they plead, and they will not let God go, as it were.

    Author: Martyn Lloyd-Jones
    Topics: Witnessing

If therefore our houses be houses of the Lord, we shall for that reason love home, reckoning our daily devotion the sweetest of our daily delights; and our family-worship the most valuable of our family-comforts... A church in the house will be a good legacy, nay, it will be a good inheritance, to be left to your children after you.

    Author: Matthew Henry
    Source: The Complete Works of Matthew Henry, Baker, 1979, p. 260-261.
    Topics: Home

The purpose of the Bible is simply to proclaim God's plan to save His children. It asserts that man is lost and needs to be saved. And it communicates the message that Jesus is the God in the flesh sent to save His children.

    Author: Max Lucado
    Topics: The Bible, Salvation

The purpose of the Bible? Salvation. God's highest passion is to get His children home. His book, the Bible, describes His plan of salvation. The purpose of the Bible is to proclaim god's plan and passion to save His children.

    Author: Max Lucado
    Topics: The Bible

God is faithful even when his children are not.

    Author: Max Lucado
    Topics: Faithful

Unless we are firmly anchored in the Rock of Ages, unless we trust in the living God, unless we are vigilant in prayer and fellowship with God, the enemy will be able to vanquish our children.

    Author: Michael Youssef
    Topics: Faithful, Children

When our children see us clinging to the promises of God, they will grow up trusting in His goodness. If we fail as adults in praying for and praying with the next generation, then they will become spiritually unsure.

    Author: Michael Youssef
    Topics: Examples, Children

The power of the Holy Spirit is completely opposite to the world's power. The power of the Holy Spirit gives God's children the ability to serve His purpose for our lives. The Holy Spirit's power is unlike any other in the world. Only the power of the Holy Spirit can transform us, relieve our guilt, and heal our souls.

    Author: Michael Youssef
    Topics: Power, Holy Spirit

Self-confidence is either a petty pride in our own narrowness, or the realization of our duty and privilege as God's children.

    Author: Phillips Brooks
    Topics: Self-confidence

Our Heavenly Father always sends His children the things they ask, or better things.

    Author: Richard Cecil
    Topics: Prayer, Grace

He has seen but little of life who does not discern everywhere the effect of early education on men's opinions and habits of thinking. Children bring out of the nursery that which displays itself throughout their lives.

    Author: Richard Cecil
    Topics: Children, Life, Education

Children do not find it difficult or complicated to talk to their parents, nor do they feel embarrassed to bring the simplest need to their attention. Neither should we hesitate to bring the simplest requests confidently to the Father.

    Author: Richard J. Foster
    Topics: Children

As men cherish young plants at first and fence them about with hedges to keep them from hurt, but when they are grown they remove these things and leave them to the wind and weather, so God sustains His children at first with props of inward comforts, but afterwards He exposes them to storms and winds because they are better able to bear them. Therefore let no man think himself the better because he is more free from troubles than others; it is because God sees him not fit to bear greater.

    Author: Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Trials

Whatsoever is good for God's children they shall have it; for all is theirs to help them towards heaven; therefore if poverty be good they shall have it; if disgrace or crosses be good they shall have them; for all is ours to promote our greatest prosperity.

    Author: Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Grace, Providence

God takes a safe course with His children, that they may not be condemned with the world, He permits the world to condemn them, that they may not love the world, the world hates them....

    Author: Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Persecution

God's children improve all advantages to advance their grand end; they labour to grow better by blessings and crosses, and to make sanctified use of all things.

    Author: Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Perseverance

Threatening our children or employees is evidence of a lack of true authority. The rewards and penalties should already be clear, and if there is disobedience, discipline should be administered the first time, not further threatening. If we have to threaten to compel our children or anyone else that we are in charge of to obey us, then somehow it has already been established that our "yes" did not really mean "yes," and our "no" did not really mean "no."

    Author: Rick Joyner
    Topics: Discipline

There are illegitimate parents, but I don't believe there are any illegitimate children.

    Author: Rick Warren
    Topics: Children, Parents

The world dares say no more for its device, than "while I live, I hope"; but the children of God can add by virtue of a living hope, "while I expire, I hope."

    Author: Robert Leighton
    Topics: Virtue, Death

A doctor once told me of a child who could not breathe when it was born. In order to make it breathe doctor gave it a slight blow. ...he was really doing the kindest thing possible. As with newborn children the lungs are contracted, so are our spiritual lungs. But through suffering God strikes us in love. Then our lungs expand and we can breathe and pray.

    Author: Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Suffering

A little child often runs to its mother and exclaims: 'Mother! Mother!' Very often the child does not want anything in particular, he only wants to be near his mother, to sit upon her lap, or to follow her about the house, for the sheer pleasure of being near her, talking to her, hearing her dear voice. Then the child is happy. His happiness does not consist in asking and receiving all kinds of things from his mother. If that were what he wanted, he would be impatient and obstinate and therefore unhappy. No, his happiness lies in feeling his mother's love and care, and in knowing the joy of her mother love." "It is just the same with the true children of God; they do not trouble themselves so much about spiritual blessings. They only want to sit at the Lord's feet, to be in living touch with Him, and when they do that they are supremely content.

    Author: Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Contentment

In a Tibetan village I noticed a crowd of people standing under a burning tree and looking up into the branches. I came near and discovered in the branches a bird which was anxiously flying round a nest full of young ones. The mother bird wanted to save her little ones, but she could not. When the fire reached the nest the people waited breathlessly to see what she would do. No one could climb the tree, no one could help her. Now she could easily have saved her own life by flight, but instead of fleeing she sat down on the nest, covering the little ones carefully with her wings. The fire seized her and burnt her to ashes. She showed her love to her little ones by giving her life for them. If then, this little insignificant creature had such love, how much more must our Heavenly Father love His children, the Creator love His creatures!

    Author: Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Sacrifice

Let your children be as so many flowers, borrowed from God. If the flowers die or wither, thank God for a summer loan of them.

    Author: Samuel Rutherford
    Topics: Contentment, Gratitude

The notion that we are children of God, his own sons and daughters, lies at the heart of all Christian theology, and is the mainspring of all Christian living.

    Author: Sinclair B. Ferguson
    Topics: Christianity

No short-cut that tries to bypass the patient unfolding of the true character of God, and our relationship to him as his children, can ever succeed in providing long-term spiritual therapy.

    Author: Sinclair B. Ferguson
    Topics: Patience

A drunkard is the annoyance of modesty; the trouble of civility; the spoil of wealth; the distraction of reason. He is the brewer's agent; the tavern and ale house benefactor; the beggar's companion; the constable's trouble; his wife's woe; his children's sorrow; his neighbor's scoff; his own shame. In short he is a tub of swill, a spirit of unrest, a thing below a beast, and a monster of a man.

    Author: Thomas Adams
    Topics: Drunkenness, Modesty

Good counsels observed, are chains to grace, which, neglected, prove halters to strange, undutiful children.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Children

No man who is fit to live need fear to die. To us here, death is the most terrible thing we know. But when we have tasted its reality it will mean to us birth, deliverance, a new creation of ourselves. It will be what health is to the sick man; what home is to the exile; what the loved one given back is to the bereaved. As we draw near to it a solemn gladness should fill our hearts. It is God's great morning lighting up the sky. Our fears are the terror of children in the night. The night with its terrors, its darkness, its feverish dreams, is passing away; and when we awake it will be into the sunlight of God.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Death

Disobedient children, if preserved from the gallows, are reserved for the rack, to be tortured by their own posterity. One complaining, that never father had so undutiful a child as he had, yes, said his son, with less grace than truth, my grandfather had.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Children

A good schoolmaster minces his precepts for children to swallow, hanging clogs on the nimbleness of his own soul, that his scholars may go along with him.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Examples, Education

As for those parents who will not use the rod upon their children, I pray God He useth not their children as a rod for them.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Parents

Satan doth not tempt God's children because they have sin in them, but because they have grace in them. Had they no grace, the devil would not disturb them... Though to be tempted is a trouble, yet to think why you are tempted is a comfort.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Satan, Temptation, Sin

A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty.
- Author Unknown

    Author: Unknown Authors
    Topics: Fathers, Children

For adult education nothing beats children.
- Author Unknown

    Author: Unknown Authors
    Topics: Children

Were Satan to strike the children of God with great force at one time, they would know exactly how to resist the enemy since they would immediately recognize his work. He uses the method of gradualism to wear down the people of God.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Satan

For God no cost is too high. Anything can be sacrificed if only we may please Him. Let us daily learn to be obedient children.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Obedience, Sacrifice

Before the self is touched God's children live by very changeable stimulations and sensations. That is why they exhibit a wavy up-and-down existence.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Character

Because of their ignorance concerning the spirit's operation, those who honestly desire deeper experience upon having overcome sin may all too easily be led astray into seeking so called "spiritual" Bible knowledge with their minds, or a burning sensation of the Lord's presence in their physical members, or a life and labor emanating from their will power. They are deceived into overly esteeming their soul experiences and thus fall into conceiving themselves as ever so spiritual. For this reason God's children must be very humble before Him and seek to know the teaching of the Bible and the functioning of the spirit through the Holy Spirit in order that they may walk by the spirit.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Humility, Holy Spirit, The Bible

Frequently many children of God turn within themselves, that is, they look into their soul to determine whether they have peace, grace or spiritual progress. This is most harmful and is not of faith. It diverts them from gazing upon Christ to looking at themselves.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Faith

Often the children of God cannot rise up to answer the Lord's call to service simply because, though their physical condition is good, their feelings are low, cold, and reluctant. Or even when their emotions are quite high, passionate, and willing, they find themselves unable to serve the Lord because now the body reacts lazily. The disciples found themselves in precisely that situation in the Garden of Gethsemane: "the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak" (Matt. 26:41)

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Service, Laziness, Feelings

In order for the inner man to be strengthened with power through the Holy Spirit, the children of God must discharge their responsibility. They need to yield specifically to the Lord, forsake every doubtful aspect in their life, be willing to obey fully God's will, and believe through prayer that He will flood their spirit with His power.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Responsibility, Power

Prayer is work. The experiences of many children of God demonstrate that it accomplishes far more than does any other form of work. It is also warfare, for it is one of the weapons in fighting the enemy. However, only prayer in the spirit is genuinely effectual.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Prayer

Children of God should not make a general confession by acknowledging their innumerable sins in a vague manner, because such confession does not provide conscience opportunity to do its perfect work. They ought to allow the Holy Spirit through their conscience to point out their sins one by one. Christians must accept its reproach and be willing, according to the mind of the Spirit, to eliminate everything which is contrary to God.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Conscience, Holy Spirit, Confession

Frequently the enemy entices Christians to harbor an unforgiving spirit - a very common symptom indeed among God's children. Such bitterness and fault-finding and enmity inflict a severe blow upon spiritual life.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Forgiveness, Bitterness

Only when mind and emotion are subject to the spirit's rule can he disregard or restrain differences in though and feeling and so be one in the spirit with all children of God.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Character

How much the work of God has suffered because of our failure to let the Lord be the Lord of our affections. Many parents cling to their children for themselves and permit the kingdom of God to incur loss.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Obedience, Parents

God waits for you to communicate with Him. You have instant, direct access to God. God loves mankind so much, and in a very special sense His children, that He has made Himself available to you at all times.

    Author: Wesley L. Duewel
    Topics: Prayer

While women weep, as they do now, I'll fight; while little children go hungry, as they do now, I'll fight; while men go to prison, in and out, in and out, as they do now, I'll fight; while there is a drunkard left, while there is a poor lost girl upon the streets, while there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight-I'll fight to the very end!

    Author: William Booth
    Topics: Perseverance

If we would amend the world we should mend ourselves; and teach our children to be, not what we are, but what they should be.

    Author: William Penn
    Topics: Children

Children take more notice of what their parents do, than what they say. Actions speak louder than words.

    Author: William Tiptaft
    Topics: Children, Examples

Little children are God's ongoing witness of His kingdom: a perpetual reminder of what it means to belong to the father. Children are an unspoken sermon in every home for simplicity, joy, and humility of that which makes the world worth living in. They remind us what it means to be a real Christian.

    Author: Winkie Pratney
    Topics: Children


Like This Page?



© 1999-2016, oChristian.com. All rights reserved.