Sentence Sermons and One liners that teach powerful lessons
“Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you're not saved yourself, be sure of that!”- Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Knowledge is one thing that does not become "second-hand" when used.
It is pretty hard to convince anyone of your interest in the church by being absent.
Christianity is not a cafeteria where one may pick and choose which commands of God he will obey.
Success is getting up one more time.
Now is the most interesting time of all.
When things go wrong.....don't go with them.
Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the same side.
God can mend all broken hearts. You just have to give him all the pieces.
Let us not move UNLESS we move in the RIGHT direction.
The largest room in the world is the room for improvement.
You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you knew how seldom they do.
It is much better to be despised for the right than to be praised for the wrong.
You can't change the past, but you can ruin a perfectly good present by worrying about the future.
If you are in the right you won't have any trouble keeping your temper. If you are wrong you can't afford to lose it.
You attitude toward others usually determines their attitude toward you.
It is unlikely there'll be a reduction in the wages of sin.
Forbidden fruit creates many jams.
Try our Sundays. They are better than Baskin-Robbins.
It is easy to lose interest in the church to which we have nothing invested.
The devil's cheap price deceives millions, but he has no satisfied customers.
The chief trouble with "common sense" is that it is so uncommon.
It matters not what you lose if you save your soul; it matters not what you save if you lose your soul.
Eleanor Roosevelt wrote: Many people will walk in and out of your life, But only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.
To handle yourself, use your head; To handle others, use your heart.
Anger is only one letter short of danger.
If someone betrays you once, it is his fault; If he betrays you twice, it is your fault.
Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.
He who loses money, loses much; He, who loses a friend, loses much more; He, who loses faith, loses all.
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, But beautiful old people are works of art.
Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.
Friends, you and me.... You brought another friend.... And then there were 3.... We started our group.... Our circle of friends.... And like that circle.... There is no beginning or end....
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is mystery. Today is a gift. That's why they call it the present.
Sometimes friends are just two people who are "mad" at the same person.
People who tell everything they know wouldn't be so bad, if they'd stop there.
Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited until you try to get into their pews or their favorite church parking spot.
Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisers.
It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.
We were called to be witnesses, not lawyers.
When you get to your wit's end, you'll find God lives there.
People are funny. They want the front of the bus, middle of the road, and the back of the church.
The man who is not liberal with what he has, deceives himself when he thinks he would be liberal if he had more.
We should not only be moving, but moving in the right direction.
If you are too busy to obey God, you are simply too busy.
With some people, nothing is habitual but indecision.
He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.
Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your door for years.
There is one thing about ignorance -- it causes a lot of interesting arguments!
To work out life's problems, we need to add love, subtract hate, multiply good and divide between truth and error.
If you now realize that you were wrong yesterday, you are much wiser today!
The supply of cheap advice far exceeds the demand; therefore many are willing to give it away!
A little oil of courtesy will save a lot of friction.
An atheist may not find God for the same reason that a thief may not find a policeman.
You have to travel the straight and narrow road if you want to move in the best circles.
Greatness depends on who controls us, not on who we control.
The more you strain trying to be natural, the more unnatural you are.
Some people never let ideas interrupt the easy flow of their conversations.
The bigger a man's head becomes, the easier it is to fill his shoes.
When opportunity knocks, too many people complain about the noise.
True religion is the best armor in the world, but the worst cloak.
To go to heaven, one must turn to the right and go straight.
The door to heaven is on earth!
The human race seems to have improved everything except people.
The great difficulty in amplifiers is they amplify the speaker's voice, but not his ideas.
The Devil is willing for you to profess pure religion as long as you do not practice it.
Another good thing about telling the truth is you don't have to remember what you say.
When opportunity knocks, too many people complain about the noise.
Quit griping about your church; if it was perfect, you couldn't belong.
"The man who swears privately but refrains from swearing in the presence of a lady, gives her more honor than he gives God who is present always."
White-washing the pump will not purify the water.
Suspicion and jealousy never did help any man in any situation. -- A. Lincoln
The trouble with blowing one's own horn is that it seldom leaves any wind for climbing.
One never properly respects the authority of the Word of God so long as he fails to respect the silence of that Word.
If thou wouldst live long, live well; for folly and wickedness shorten life.---Franklin.
To live happily: See no slights, accept no insults, cherish no jealousies, and indulge in no hatreds.
Exclude religion from education and you have no foundation upon which to build moral character. -- Elliot.
With some people, about the only thing that is habitual is indecision.
While men look for better organizations through which to do God's work, God looks for better men to work through His organizaiton -- the church.
I had rather be a child afraid of the dark than a man afraid of the light.
A dog is loved by old and young; He wags his tail and not his tongue.
It does not profit one to go to worship in the morning if he plans to go to the devil in the evening.
There is success in all honest endeavor, and there is some victory gained in every gallant struggle that is made. -- Dickens.
The man who agrees with everything you say probably lies to others also.
True education makes one aware of his purpose in life -- that of glorifying the true God of heaven and earth.
A lack of courage will cause one to allow error to go unchallenged.
A loose tongue often gets its owner into a tight place.
It is a mighty nice thing to be weighed in the balances and found satisfactory.
Some people spend more time trying to dodge duty than would be required to discharge it.
Excuses are crutches upon which weak Christians lean.
The biggest cemetery is where unused talents are buried.
War does not determine who is right, but only who is left.
Hard work is the yeast that raises the dough.
Starving the soul to feed the body makes "poor" Christians.
If you have tried to do something and failed, you are far better off than if you had tried to do nothing and succeeded.
Those who measure up and look up are hard to keep down.
Never kick up more dust than you can settle.
The spirit in which a thing is done is often as important and as influential as the thing itself.
You can't repent too soon because you do not know how soon it may be too late.
In a heated argument, the best weapon to hold is your tongue.
Many people intend to turn to the Lord at the eleventh hour, but the sad thing is that they die at 10:30.
There is too much "I think so" and not enough "God said so" in modern "religion."
The church is fairly well supplied with conductors. It shows a shortage of engineers, but an overplus of brakemen.
A boy begins to smoke to show he's a man. After 20 or 30 years he tries to stop with the same objective.
Giving does not impoverish us in the service of our Maker; neither does witholding enrich us.
When one robs another of virtue he loses his own.
The phrase that is guaranteed to wake up an audience: "And in conclusion."
If the church wants a better pastor, it only needs to pray for the one it has.
Not only are the sins of the fathers visited upon the children, but nowadays the sins of the children are visited upon the fathers.
If absence really makes the heart grow fonder, some people must really love the church.
It is a sickly faith that is shaken because some frail human being goes wrong.
Remember, young lady, that the man attracted by cosmetics isn't worth attracting.
The difference between stumbling blocks and steppingstones is the way in which you use them.
A lot of people who buy on time, sure don't pay that way.
God Himself does not propose to judge a man till he's dead. So why should you?
To make a long story short, don't tell it.
If your left hand doesn't know what your right one is doing, you should consider running for a job in Washington.
Some minds are like concrete, thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.
I don't know why some people change churches. What difference does it make which one you stay home from?
A lot of church members are singing "Standing on the Promises" while they are just sitting on the premises.
There is a vast difference in "itching" for something and "scratching" for it.
We may betray Christ by our "silence" as well as by our speech!
Instead of waiting on the Lord, some expect the Lord to wait on them.
"Now I lay me down to sleep" seems to be the prayer some pray just as the service is about to begin.
If we claim God as our Father, we should be willing to act like His children.
God wants a whole heart, but will accept a broken one.
Don't wait till you get to heaven to start acting like an angel.
There's no use singing about the sweet by and by if we don't take care of the nasty now and now.
You cannot enjoy the harvest without first laboring in the fields.
A sense of humor is like a needle and thread--it will patch up many things.
A bad tooth and your conscience have one thing in common -- they won't hurt you nearly so bad if you will keep your mouth shut.
It is folly to believe that the bosom of a friend can hold a secret your own could not retain.
The cost of failure is greater than the price of success.
The Devil is willing for a person to confess faith in Christ as long as he does not follow him in obedience.
In diving to the bottom of pleasures we bring up more rockes of sorrow than pearls of joy.
Courage does not consist in the absence of fear, but in the faithful performance of duty in spite of it.
"Big shots" are merely "small shots" who keep on shooting.
The less one requires looking after, the more valuable is his effort.
The best way to enjoy regular dividends in friendship is to invest in courtesy.
This generation is trying to drink its way to health, spend its way to wealth, fight its way to peace, and enjoy its way to heaven -- but it can't be done!
We make a living by what we earn, but we make a life by what we do for others.
Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.
The church is a workshop for wide-awake Christians; not a dormitory for sleeping ones.
Never give others a piece of your mind because you may need it yourself.
A Christian must be willing to give and forgive.
Children have more need of models than of critics.
A wide awake pigmy is to be preferred above a sleeping giant.
True education makes a person aware of the fact that he has a soul that need saving, and then tells him how this can be accomplished.
Many people evidently do not enjoy coming to worship God; they are so late in coming, so early in leaving, and so bored while they are here!
The way we should feel about doing our duty is to do our duty whether we feel like it or not.
It may take all kinds of people to make up the world, but the world would be a better place to live if there were less of some kinds of people in it.
To be successful you don't have to lie awake at night -- just stay awake days!
The real strength of a man is not physical, but moral and spiritual.
If your troubles are deep-seated and long standing, try kneeling.
If you cannot be a Christian in what you do, then don't do it!
The world divides people horizontally (upper and lower class), but God divides them vertically (to the right and to the left).
It is better to be criticized for doing right than be praised for doing wrong.
Life's gold mine is a pure heart and a clear conscience.
He who has not inclination to learn more will be very apt to think that he knows enough.
An old-timer is a person who can remember way back when a baby-sitter was called "mother."
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
Some people worry more about where they'll spend a two weeks' vacation than where they'll spend eternity.
Living for Christ never gets easier, but does get better, and better, and better.
Nominal followers of Christ try to do so without getting too close.
None are more beautiful or more handsome than one in whom Christ is reflected.
The closer you are to God, the less important are worldly pleasures and treasures.
God has never promised you an easy passage, only a safe landing.
The surest way to get rid of an enemy is to make a friend out of him.
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