Friday, February 17, 2017

The more successful you become, and other quotes

The posting of quotes by human authors does not constitute agreement with either the quotes or their sources. (I try to confirm the sources that I give, but may miss on occasion; please verify if possible.)

"The more successful you become, the longer the yardstick people use to measure you by." -- Tom Landry

"All our difficulties are only platforms for the manifestations of His grace, power and love." -- Hudson Taylor

"A faith that promises to provide firm answers and relieve our doubt is a faith that will not hold up to the challenges and tragedies of life. Only deep trust can hold up." -- Pete Enns in The Sin of Certainty

"God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supplies." -- Hudson Taylor

"“Business as ministry,” as a general principle, is honorable and good. “Ministry as business,” as a general principle, however, is neither honorable nor good." -- David Rogers

"Ministry as business is where your motive is personal gain and you lay the veneer of ministry over it in order to appeal to your primary market." -- Jim Pemberton

"A yawn a silent scream for coffee." -- copied

"Today, you have 100% of your life left." -- Tom Landry

"You can put any label on an empty bottle." -- copied

"The essence of Christian maturity is to have a high tolerance for ambiguity." Previously cited as by Steve Brown, but heard him say recently it was by a mentor of his

"The church works best as a separate force, a conscience to society that keeps itself at arm’s length from the state. The closer it gets, the less effectively it can challenge the surrounding culture and the more perilously it risks losing its central message." – Philip Yancey

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