Christian Life Quotes by J. Sidlow Baxter, Bill Johnson, Tim Tebow, Greg Laurie, Michael Oh, Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel and many others.
I care not what black spiritual crisis we may come through or what delightful spiritual Canaan we may enter, no blessing of the Christian life becomes continually possessed unless we are men and women of regular, daily, unhurried secret lingerings in prayer.
Now is the time to Start a Normal Christian Life!
And that’s the great thing about living the Christian life and trying to live by faith, is you’re trying to get better every day. You’re trying to improve.
Just as a car parked on a hill will naturally roll backward when shifted into neutral, we will naturally go the wrong way if we shift our Christian lives into neutral and stop seeking to learn and grow as believers.
So many Christians seek to live the pain-free Christian life. Such a life has no impact.
Because Christianity is a religion of death, it could be treated with the utmost realism, and it could have its orgies, just likethe old religion of nature and life.
If a man gets drunk and goes out and breaks his leg so that it must be amputated, God will forgive him if he asks it, but he will have to hop around on one leg all his life.
Death is only a grim porter to let us into a stately palace.
The Christian life is to live all of your life in the presence of God.
I account this body nothing but a close prison to my soul; and the earth a larger prison to my body. I may not break prison till I be loosed by death; but I will leave it, not unwillingly,when I am loosed.
The ability to calm your soul and wait before God is one of the most difficult things in the Christian life. Our old nature is restless… the world around us is frantically in a hurry. But a restless heart usually leads to a reckless life.
Truly, hope is the saint’s covering, wherein he wraps himself, when he lays his body down to sleep in the grave: “My flesh,” saith David, “shall rest in hope.”
Every good thing in the Christian life grows in the soil of humility. Without humility, every virtue and every grace withers. ThatвЂ™s why Calvin said humility is first, second, and third in the Christian faith.
A wise man has said: ‘Only a Christian can live wholly in the present, for to him the past is pardoned and the future is safe in God.’ …the Christian life must be a life without regrets, without remorse.
Christian contentment is that sweet, inward, quiet, gracious frame of spirit, which freely submits to and delights in God’s wise and fatherly disposal in every condition.
No doubt [women of faith in the past] were reproached for His name’s sake, and accounted mad women; but they had a faith which enabled them at that time to overcome the world, and by which they climbed up to heaven.
Failure to get a right viewpoint in the beginning of our Christian lives may result in weakness and sterility for the rest of our days!
The Christian life does not just evolve. It also requires specific decisions and public commitments to deepen our faith and obedience.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ can make bad men good and good men better, can alter human nature, and can change human lives.
If we get our information from the biblical material there is no doubt that the Christian life is a dancing, leaping, daring life.
There can be no doubt that this possessive clinging to things is one of the most harmful habits in the [christian] life. Because it is so natural, it is rarely recognized for the evil that it is. But its outworkings are tragic.
I think that if you are going to be successful as a Christian in the arts, you have to be successful in your Christian life.
Instead of complaining at his lot, a contented man is thankful that his condition and circumstances are no worse than they are. Instead of greedily desiring something more than the supply of his present need, he rejoices that God still cares for him. Such an one is “content” with such as he has (Heb. 13:5).
Let weak Christians know that a spark from heaven, though kindled under green wood that sobs and smokes, yet it will consume all at last.
I have not suffered a lot for Christ, but I want to tell you that those times that I have suffered and I knew it was for Jesus, have been some of the happiest times of my entire life.
The adventure of the Christian life begins when we dare to do what we would never tackle without Christ.
If all Christians acted like Christ, the whole world would be Christian.
The longer I live the more I believe that the greatest enemy of a victorious Christian life is passivity.
He that will be knighted must kneel for it, and he that will enter in at the strait gate must crowd for it-a gate made so on purpose, narrow and hard in the entrance, yet, after we have entered, wide and glorious, that after our pain our joy may be the sweeter.
It is the Father’s life, and the Father’s life alone, that ever lives the Christian life. It is the Father’s life, and Father’s life alone, which will live the Christian life in you. Embrace a formula or a list in order to “live the Christian life,” and you are doomed to frustration.
It is no exaggeration to say that without Scripture a Christian life is impossible.
The art of humility begins with a recognition of our dependence on others and an appreciation of God’s gift of life.
Wave after wave of trial rolled over us; but at the end of the year some of us were constrained to confess, that we had learned more of the loving-kindness of the Lord than in any previous year of our lives.
Christian life consists of faith and charity
Progress in the Christian life is exactly equal to the growing knowledge we gain of the Triune God in personal experience.
Take the limits off of yourself. You will never rise higher than your thinking. Create a great vision for your life.
If we do not die to ourselves, we cannot live to God, andhe that does not live to God, is dead.
We must always be on guard lest, under the pretext of keeping one commandment, we be found breaking another.
The inward area is the first place of loss of true Christian life, of true spirituality, and the outward sinful act is the result.
As rivers, the nearer they come to the ocean whither they tend, the more they increase their waters, and speed their streams; so will grace flow more fully and freely in its near approaches to the ocean of glory.
If you want to live the Christian life, you will have to realize that Someone Else has to be in control.
I taught Sunday school when I was younger, and ended up an elder in the church, and it just seemed to me that a lot of people who went to church certainly weren’t – the rest of the week – living what I would call an Christian life.
If no other consideration had convinced me of the value of the Christian life, the Christ like work which the Church of all denominations in America has done during the last 35 years for the elevation of the black man would have made me a Christian.
I like to hear a man dwell much on the same essentials of Christianity. For we have but one God, and one Christ, and one faith to preach; and I will not preach another Gospel to please men with variety, as if our Saviour and our Gospel had grown stale.
No man is greater than his prayer life.
Too many Christians live their Christian lives inside their heads; it never gets out through hands and feet and lips.
One thing, and only one thing, is necessary for Christian life, righteousness, and freedom. That one thing is the most holy Word of God, the gospel of Christ.
Whether this was explicitly taught or implicitly caught, I grew up with the impression that when it comes to the Christian life, justification was step one and sanctification was step two and that once we get to step two there’s no reason to revisit step one.
The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’
That’s what this thing called Christian life is all about, isn’t it. Going . . . yet not knowing. As followers of our Lord we believe He leads us in a certain direction . . . or in pursuit of a precise goal.
They’re called in the Scripture the Beatitudes. You know why they’re called the Beatitudes without being prestigious? Because they should be the attitudes of every believer. That’s the normal Christian life, not the abnormal Christian life. The normal Christian life is holiness.
The mystery of the Christian life is that Christ expects us to flee sin and the devil, but does not expect us to rid ourselves of either on this side of glory. Repentance is a way of life, and so is the pursuit of godliness. I wish every Christian could be reminded of these two things.
I’m trying to lead a good Christian life, so there ain’t too much spicy to tell about me.
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.
Each individual Christian and each new age of the Church has to make this rediscovery, this return to the source of Christian life.
Loving God more than anyone or anything else is the very foundation of being a disciple. If you want to live your Christian life to its fullest, then love Jesus more than anyone or anything else.
In contemporary American culture, the religions are more and more treated as just passing beliefs – almost as fads – rather than as the fundaments upon which the devout build their lives.
The Christian churches and Christianity have nothing in common save in name: they are utterly hostile opposites. The churches are arrogance, violence, usurpation, rigidity, death; Christianity is humility, penitence, submissiveness, progress, life.
Oh let us continually keep faith in exercise, till it be entirely swallowed up in the boundless ocean of beatific vision.
A man’s greatest care should be for that place where he lives longest; therefore eternity should be his scope.
Having knowledge of the Bible is essential to a rich and meaningful life.
Faith is the ‘yes’ of the heart, a conviction on which one stakes one’s life.
Christianity finds all its doctrines stated in the Bible, and Christianity denies no part, nor attempts to add anything to the Word of God.
The Crucifixion, Atonement, and Resurrection of Jesus Christ mark the beginning of a Christian Life, not the end of it.
Though we as Christians are like Christ, having the first fruits of the spirit, yet we are unlike him, having the remainders of the flesh.
Knowledge is indispensable to Christian life and service. If we do not use the mind that God has given us, we condemn ourselves to spiritual superficiality and cut ourselves off from many of the riches of GodвЂ™s grace.
The normal Christian life is a life of regular, daily answer to prayer. In the model prayer Jesus taught His disciples to pray daily for bread, and expect to get it, and to ask daily for forgiveness, for deliverance from the evil one, and for other needs, and daily to get the answers they sought.
If a man that is desperately sick today, did believe he should arise sound the next morning; or a man today, in despicable poverty, had assurance that he should tomorrow arise a prince: would they be afraid to go to bed….?
Hope is called the anchor of the soul because it gives stability to the Christian life. But hope is not simply a ‘wish’ I wish that such-and-such would take place rather, it is that which latches on to the certainty of the promises of the future that God has made.
Everything that happens to me can help me along in my Christian life.
Thou art beaten that thou mayest be better.
My buddies tell me that I should have waited. They say I’m missing a whole world of fun. But I am happy and I sing with pride. I like the Christian life.
Christianity taught men that love is worth more than intelligence.
Everyone we meet is a hero waiting to happen. When Jesus saw people, He envisioned their potential. No respecter of persons, He associated with people from all walks of life.
The Christian is a man who can be certain about the ultimate even when he is most uncertain about the immediate.
If your not daring to believe God for the impossible, your sleeping through some of the best parts of your Christian life.
Alas! that the farthest and of all our thoughts should be the thought of our ends.
The parish is the presence of the Church in any given territory, an environment for hearing God’s word, for growth in Christian life, for dialogue, proclamation, charitable outreach, worship and celebration.
If we cooperate with Him in loving obedience, God will manifest Himself to us, and that manifestation will be the difference between a nominal Christian life and a life radiant with the light of His face.
The Christian life is not limited to prayer, but requires an ongoing dedication and courage born of prayer.
The riches of His free grace cause me daily to triumph over all the temptations of the wicked one, who is very vigilant, and seeks all occasions to disturb me.
All Christian life is to be measured by Scripture; by every word thereof.
Stewardship isn’t a subcategory of the Christian life. Stewardship is the Christian life. After all, what is stewardship except that God has entrusted to us life, time, talents, money, possessions, family, and his grace? In each case, he evaluates how we regard what he has entrusted to us and what we do with it.
The Christian life has been nothing more and nothing less than a daily dependence on and a rediscovery of God’s grace.
Many ills of the Christian life are due to handicapped beginnings. Too many people are preaching a warped or truncated gospel, and spiritual birth defects are the inevitable result.
The Christian life was never meant to be lived alone. Together we’re a body. A family. The people of God.
For a Christian to defy adversities is to “despise” chastisement. Instead of hardening himself to endure stoically, there should be a melting of the heart.
The Christian life consists in what God does for us, not what we do for God.
Nothing in the Christian life is more important than forgiveness-our forgiveness of others and God’s forgiveness of us.
Do not be content with a static Christian life. Determine rather to grow in faith and love, in knowledge and holiness.
A true faith in Jesus Christ will not suffer us to be idle. No, it is an active, lively, restless principle; it fills the heart, so that it cannot be easy till it is doing something for Jesus Christ.
I do not believe one can experience conversion or the fullness of the Christian life apart from the church.
One should not seek among others the truth that can be easily gotten from the Church. For in her, as in a rich treasury, the apostles have placed all that pertains to truth, so that everyone can drink this beverage of life. She is the door of life.
You can be genuinely forgiven by God and other people but still suffer the consequences from a particular sin in your life.
In the difficult moments of life, Christians can turn to the Mother of God and find protection and care.
We are 100 percent responsible for the pursuit of holiness, but at the same time we are 100 percent dependent upon the Holy Spirit to enable us in that pursuit. The pursuit of holiness is not a pull-yourself-up-by-your-own-bootstraps approach to the Christian life.
In our manner of speech, our plans of living, our dealings with others, our conduct and walk in the church and out of it-all should be done as becomes the gospel (Phil. 1:27).
To be in Christ is the source of the Christian life; to be like Christ is the sum of his excellence; to be with Christ is the fullness of his joy.
As followers of Christ, we must remember always to build our defense of the Christian faith on the sure foundation of the Bible. If we do so, there will be no weight too great to be supported; no wind too strong to be resisted.
If this religion is true, then there is only one Savior, only one narrow path to life. Christianity cannot live in peace with any other religion.
If prayer stands as the place where God and human beings meet, then I must learn about prayer. Most of my struggles in the Christian life circle around the same two themes: why God doesn’t act the way we want God to, and why I don’t act the way God wants me to. Prayer is the precise point where those themes converge.
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
How sweet is rest after fatigue! How sweet will heaven be when our journey is ended.
If the Christian does not know when God is speaking, he is in trouble at the heart of his Christian life!
Find the things that stir your affections for Christ and saturate your life in them. Find the things that rob you of that affection and walk away from them. That’s the Christian life as easy as I can explain it for you.
Whatsoever we have over-loved, idolized, and leaned upon, God has from time to time broken it, and made us to see the vanity of it; so that we find the readiest course to be rid of our comforts is to set our hearts inordinately upon them.
Those blessings are sweetest that are won with prayers and won with thanks.
The Christian life is one of faith, where we find ourselves routinely overdriving our headlights but knowing it’s okay because God is in control and has a purpose behind it.
The Christian life is one of spiritual courage and determination lived out in our flesh
Where the unveiled glories of the Deity shall beat full upon us, and we for ever sun ourseves in the smiles of God.
The self-sacrificing, servant aspect of the Christian life has many parallels to parenthood.
Grace and glory differ very little; the one is the seed, the other is the flower; grace is glory militant, glory is grace triumphant.
If Christians are ever to be united, they must be united in Christ, their living head and the source of their spiritual life.
God is love (1 John 4:8, 16) and God is sovereign (Acts 4:24). Those biblical truths must define our response to every circumstance in life.
It is only when all our Christian ancestors are allowed to become our contemporaries that the real splendor of the Christian faith and the Christian life begins to dawn upon us.
A Christian life based on feeling is headed for a gigantic collapse.
The Christian life doesn’t get easier as one gets older.
[Believers] have joy and comfort-that joy that angels cannot give, and devils cannot take.
The practice of the Christian life consists of the discernment of (the seeing and hearing), and the reliance upon (the reckless and uncalculating dependence), and the celebration (the ready and spontaneous enjoyment) of the presence of the Word of God in the common life of the world.
All great amusements are dangerous to the Christian life; but among all those which the world has invented there is none more to be feared than the theater. It is a representation of the passions so natural and so delicate that it excites them and gives birth to them in our hearts, and, above all, to that of love.
A man’s concept of God creates his attitude towards the hour in which he lives.
Regardless of the day or the hour; whether in seeming good times or bad, the Christian lives in the world for the good of the world and for the sake of the world.
The Christian life is not about all the things we do for God–it’s about being loved by Him, loving Him in return, and walking in intimate union and communion with Him.
The Christian is not one who has gone all the way with Christ, None of us has? The Christian is one who has found the right road.
To gather with God’s people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer.
First I believe it to be a grave mistake to present Christianity as something charming and popular with no offense inn it.
The whole man is involved, the mind, the heart and the will, and a common cause of spiritual depression is the failure to realize that the Christian life is a whole life, a balanced life.
The pleasures arising from a right understanding of the divine testimonies are of the most delightful order; earthly enjoyments are utterly contemptible if compared with them. The sweetest joys, yea, the sweetest of the sweetest falls to his portion who has God’s truth to be his heritage.
People who make decisions based merely on what seems most advisable to them will inevitably choose something inferior to God’s best. Jesus, the ultimate model for the Christian life, did not rely on His own best thinking, but depended completely on His heavenly Father for wisdom in everything.
Endeavoring to live the Christian life by your own efforts is the greatest single hindrance to walking in the Spirit.
It was Christianity, with its heartfelt resentment against life, that first made something unclean of sexuality: it threw filth on the origin, on the essential fact of our life.
This Sunday School has been of help to me, greater perhaps than any other force in my Christian life, and I can ask no better things for you than that you, and all that shall come after you in this great band of workers for Christ, shall receive the same measure of blessedness which I have been permitted to have.
Did you never run for shelter in a storm, and find fruit which you expected not? Did you never go to God for safeguard, driven by outward storms, and there find unexpected fruit?
Ministry in no way is a privilege…it is the core of the Christian life. No Christian is a Christian without being a minister.
The essence of Christianity consists therein: that the creation of the Father, destroyed by sin, is again restored in the death of the Son of God and recreated by the grace of the Holy Spirit to a Kingdom of God.
Bill Blankschaen is an emerging new voice in Christian life.
The bottom line in the Christian life is obedience and most people don’t even like the word.
Look to the Bible and not your feelings as the basis of the Christian life.
The more we enjoy of God, the more we are ravished with delight.
You can’t live the Christian life without a band of Christian friends, without a family of believers in which you find a place.
Evangelism is not an option for the Christian life.
If heaven is understood more as God’s space on earth than as an ethereal region apart from the essential reality we know, then what happens on earth matters even more than we think, for the Christian life becomes a continuation of the unfolding work of Jesus, who will one day return to set the world to rights.
Prayer, humility, and charity toward all are essential in the Christian life: they are the way to holiness.
The Christian life is what you do when you realize that you can do nothing.
As long as Christian life remains our life we will not understand the Christ of the New Testament. You are not your own.
The true aim of our Christian life consists in the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God. As for fasts, and vigils, and prayer, and almsgiving, and every good deed done for Christ’s sake, they are only means of acquiring the Holy Spirit of God.
Pray that thy last days, and last works may be the best; and that when thou comest to die, thou mayest have nothing else to do but die.
You see few people here in America who really care very much about living a Christian life in a democratic world.
It is now possible to live a “christian life” without doing the things that Jesus commanded us to do. We have hired people to go into all the world, to visit those in prison, to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to care for widows and orphans. The average Christian doesn’t have to do it.
The Christian life, and especially the contemplative life, is a continual discovery of Christ in new and unexpected places.
The Christian life is never static. One must either grow in grace, or there will be backsliding and deterioration.
We are not only to renounce evil, but to manifest the truth. We tell people the world is vain; let our lives manifest that it is so. We tell them that our home is above and that all these things are transitory. Does our dwelling look like it? O to live consistent lives!
People should think less about what they ought to do and more about what they ought to be. If only their being were good, their works would shine forth brightly. Do not imagine that you can ground your salvation upon actions; it must rest on what you are.
Faith, whereby especially Christ rules, sets the soul so high that it looks down on all other things as far below, as having represented to it, by the Spirit of Christ, riches, honor, beauty and pleasures of a higher nature.
Give up your good ‘Christian’ life and follow Jesus
Anyone who comes to grips with the issues raised in The Marrow of Modern Divinity will almost certainly grow by leaps and bounds in understanding three things: the grace of God, the Christian life, and the very nature of the gospel itself.
Christian life means sacrifice.
God’s wounds cure, sin’s kisses kill.
Consider that as a principle of love is the main principle in the heart of a real Christian, so the labor of love, is the main business of the Christian life.
The Christian life from start to finish is based upon this principle of utter dependence upon the Lord Jesus.
Oh that I was lowly in heart! Honor and dishonor, good report and evil report would then be alike, and prove a furtherance to me in my Christian cause.
All the great amusements are dangerous for the Christian life.
The heart and soul of the Christian life is learning to hear God’s voice and then developing the courage to do what he asks us to do.
God’s decree is the very pillar and basis on which the saint’s perseverance depends. That decree ties the knot of adoption so fast, that neither sin, death, nor hell, can break it asunder.
Let thy hope of heaven master thy fear of death. Why shouldst thou be afraid to die, who hopest to live by dying!
Hope fills the afflicted soul with such inward joy and consolation, that it can laugh while tears are in the eye, sigh and sing all in a breath; it is called “the rejoicing of hope” (Hebrews 3:6).
A consecrated Christian life is ever shedding light and comfort and peace.
You might as well try to hear without ears or breathe without lungs, as to try to live a Christian life without the Spirit of God in your heart.
The whole history of the Christian life is a series of resurrections. . . . Every time we find our hearts are troubled, that we are not rejoicing in God, a resurrection must follow; a resurrection out of the night of troubled thought into the gladness of the truth.
Christian life is not a life divided between times for action and times for contemplation. No. Real social action is a way of contemplation, and real contemplation is the core of social action.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
The Christian life is the life of the Lord Jesus Christ lived two thousand years ago, lived now by Him in you!
If our lives are easy, and if all we ever attempt for God is what we know we can handle, how will we ever experience His omnipotence in our lives?
The best Reformed theology isn’t just about careful arguments for theologically sophisticated conclusions. It is about how to live the Christian life.
The Christian life is anything but boring.
The person who truly wishes to be healed is he who does not refuse treatment. This treatment consists of the pain and distress brought on by various misfortunes. He who refuses them does not realize what they accomplish in this world or what he will gain from them when he departs this life.
Death is not more certainly a separation of our souls from our bodies than the Christian life is a separation of our souls from worldly tempers, vain indulgences, and unnecessary cares.
This is a life of faith, for God will try the truth of our faith, so that the world may see that God has such servants as will depend upon His bare word.
Maturity in the Christian life is measured by only one test: how much closer to his character have we become?
We must mirror God’s love in the midst of a world full of hatred. We are the mirrrors of God’s love, so we may show Jesus by our lives
He may look on death with joy, who can look on forgiveness with faith.
Broken I run to you for your arms are open wide. I am weary but I know your touch restores my life.
Spiritual depression or unhappiness in the Christian life is very often due to our failure to realize the greatness of the gospel.
Even the tired horse, when he comes near home, mends pace: be good always, without weariness, but best at last; that the nearer thou comest to the end of thy days, the nearer thou mayest be to the end of thy hopes, the salvation of thy soul.
We may speak about a place where there are no tears, no death, no fear, no night; but those are just the benefits of heaven. The beauty of heaven is seeing God.
Here is the truly Christian life, here is faith really working by love, when a man applies himself with joy and love to the works of that freest servitude in which he serves others voluntarily and for nought, himself abundantly satisfied in the fulness and riches of his own faith.
Christian life is not realized in developing the personality or in shaping human community and somehow changing the world but in turning away from the world and becoming free of it.
There are times in our Christian life when we cannot see beyond the next step and we have to trust God.
The Christian life is a life that consists of following Jesus.
Christianity does not remove you from the world and its problems; it makes you fit to live in it, triumphantly and usefully.
We’ve been taught that the Christian life is a life of peace, and when we don’t have peace, we assume the problem lies within us. Not only do we feel anxious, but we also feel guilty about our anxiety! The result is a downward spiral of worry, guilt, worry, guilt.
The gospel doesn’t just ignite the Christian life but it keeps Christians growing and growing every day. There’s no reason to move beyond the gospel. There’s only movement more into it.
The main problem in the Christian life is that we have not thought out the deep implications of the gospel, we have not ‘used’ the gospel in and on all parts of our life.
The Christian life is not about finding safety and comfort; itвЂ™s about finding yourself in a dangerous place of vulnerable compassion.
The conviction that Christian doctrine matters for Christian living is one of the most important growth points of the Christian life.
There is nothing destroyed by sanctification but that which would destroy us.
The Christian life that is joyless is a discredit to God and a disgrace to itself.
Some of us live a Christian life as if we’re always under the stern, watchful eye of our Father and he is very impossible to please… No, God delights even in our heartfelt attempts at obedience.
Between here and heaven, every minute that the Christian lives will be a minute of grace.
I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have tried to walk a Christian life… And now that I’m getting older, I realized that I’m walking even closer with my God.
Whoever finds Jesus, finds a rich treasure, and a good above every good. He who loses Jesus loses much indeed, and more than the whole world. Poorest of all is he who lives without Jesus, and richest of all is he who stands in favor with Jesus.
It is true that we have not deliberately or wholly abandoned the Christian element in our tradition, but does that element count with us as it once did? Is the moral tone of the nation – its politics, its business life, its literature, its theatre, its movies, its radio networks, its television stations – Christian?
Your words can permanently influence a life.
I felt unworthy, and it’s amazing how God kind of showed me that that’s how we act as humans, and that’s sometimes how we act in our Christian life.
The Christian life becomes impossible. That is, it becomes supernatural.
God…doesn’t intend to help us live the Christian life. Immaturity considers the Lord Jesus a Helper. Maturity knows Him to be life itself.
We are not saved by good works; we are saved for good works. The Christian lifestyle is to be a lifestyle of goodness.
We cannot take a step in our Christian life without the help of the Lord, because we are weak.
If we are going to live as disciples of Jesus, we have to remember that all noble things are difficult. The Christian life is gloriously difficult, but the difficulty of it does not make us faint and cave in, it rouses us up to overcome.
The inner attitude of the heart is far more crucial than the mechanics for coming into the reality of the spiritual life.
Who can describe the bond of God’s love? Who is able to explain the majesty of its beauty? The height to which love leads is indescribable. … In love the master received us, Jesus Christ our Lord, in accordance with God’s will gave his blood for us, and his flesh for our flesh, and his life for our lives.
The true aim of our Christian life consists in the acquisition of the Holy Spirit of God.
The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life
I was baptized alongside my mother when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have tried to walk a Christian life. And now that I’m getting older, I realized that I’m walking even closer with my God.
So much of football relates to Christian life – sacrifice, commitment, discipline.