“My friend I stand in Judgment now.

I can’t help but feel your to blame somehow.

You knew the Saviour in truth and glory,

But never did you tell the story.

You walked with Him day by day,

But never did you show the way.

My knowledge then was very dim,

You could have led me close to Him.

I stand now before eternal hell,

Because of heavens glory you didn’t tell.”


“Once you are born of the Spirit of the Living God, you would be surprised how many religious people with crosses on their buildings will turn away from you.”


“If Jesus had preached the same message that preachers preach today, He would have never been crucified.”

“What is preaching? It is to open the eyes of the blind; to turn them from darkness to light; from the bar of Satan unto God. How many preachers do that?”

“If you know a church on fire for God, tell me and I’ll go. A church where after you’ve gone in, you don’t come out the same, believing that God is there and you’ve been in His holy presence!”

“I’m astounded, bewildered, confused, baffled when people tell me there are 75 million people in America that are filled with the Holy Ghost and we’re the most rotten nation on earth.”

“How can you have a dead service with a living Christ?”

“I’ve had something burning in me for years and it burns more fiercely than ever to write this book on the Judgment Seat of Christ. There are times when I can’t go in my office and I’m awed with the awesomeness of God and the task that we’re right on the verge of tremendous judgment unless we have a tremendous, tremendous, earth-quaking revival. I know people say, “Why don’t you pray and ask God to take it the burning away?” I’ve prayed for 60 years to get it! I’m not going to ask Him to take it away! I’m asking Him to deepen it! I’m asking Him to intensify it!”

“The sinner’s prayer has sent more people to hell than all the taverns in America.”

“Sin will keep you from the Bible or this Bible will keep you from sin.”

“Most people are bothered by those passages, which they cannot understand; the Scriptures which troubles me the most is the Scripture I do understand.”

“Somebody, some day, will pick this Bible up and will be simple enough to believe it and when they do, the church wilI all be embarrassed.”

“I think one of the serious breakdowns in modern evangelism is this: it has offered too much for too little. What we do mostly is offer forgiveness. We need cleansing! There is no true conversion until a man takes up his cross. We don’t preach salvation. We preach forgiveness.”

“People say, “If we had revival? Wouldn’t be wonderful; we’d all be united.” No, we wouldn’t, we’d be divided!”

“All of God’s great men have been very, very lonely men. The price of being a prophet is loneliness.”


“Before I can preach love, mercy and grace, I must preach sin, law and judgment.”

“If the gospel is preached well sinners should be angry or convicted of sin righteousness and judgement to come. If they are not then I don’t think they are to be an evangelist.

“Get on fire for God and men will come and see you burn.”

“Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on Earth.”

“By salvation I mean not barely according to the vulgar notion deliverance from hell or going to heaven but a present deliverance from sin a restoration of the soul to its primitive health its original purity a recovery of the divine nature the renewal of our souls after the image of God in righteousness and true holiness in justice mercy and truth.”

“What one generation tolerates, the next generation will embrace.”

“You have one business on earth – to save souls.”


“They will never accept grace until they tremble before a just and holy law.”

“You are too delicate to tell the man that he is ill? You hope to heal the sick without their knowing it? You therefore flatter them. And what happens? They laugh at you. They dance upon their own graves and at last they die. Your delicacy is cruelty, your flatteries are poisons you are a murderer. Shall we keep men in a fool’s paradise? Shall we lull them into soft slumber from which they will awake in hell? Are we to become helpers of their damnation by our smooth speeches? In the name of God we will not.”

“Preach earnestly the love of God in Christ Jesus, and magnify the abounding mercy of the Lord; but always preach it in connection with His justice.”

“You must have, more or less, a distinct sense of the dreadful wrath of God and of the terrors of the judgment to come, or you will lack energy in your work and so lack one of the essentials of success.”

“I do not believe that any man can preach the gospel who does not preach the Law.”

“Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you are not saved yourself, be sure of that.”


“God’s justice stands forever against the sinner in utter severity. The vague and tenuous hope that God is ‘too kind’ to punish the ungodly has become deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.”

“Within the circles of evangelical Christianity itself there has arisen in the last few years dangerous and disturbing trends away from true Bible Christianity. A spirit has been introduced which is surely not the Spirit of Christ, methods employed which are wholly carnal, objectives adopted which have not one line of scripture to support them, a level of conduct accepted which is practically identical with that of the world-and yet scarcely one voice has been raised in opposition.”


“The first duty of the gospel preacher is to declare God’s moral law and to show the nature of sin.”

“Because they do not know the Law of God, which is directed against them, it is impossible for them to know their sin.”

“Satan, the god of all dissension stirs up daily new sects. And last of all which of all others I should never have foreseen or once suspected, he has raised up a sect such as teach that men should not be terrified by the law, but gently exhorted by the preaching of the grace of Christ.”


“The essence of the Law should be unsparingly applied to the conscience until the sinners self righteousness is annihilated and he stands speechless and self condemned before a holy God.”

“Evermore the law must prepare the way for the gospel. To overlook this in instructing souls is almost certain to result in false hope; the instruction of a false standard of Christian experience and to fill the church with false converts.


“The chief danger of the 20th century will be religion without the Holy Spirit, Christianity without Christ, forgiveness without repentance, salvation without regeneration, politics without God, and heaven without hell.”


“Each person we meet on a daily basis who does not know Christ is hell-bound. That may make some folks bristle-but it’s a fact. When we refuse to warn people that their actions and lifestyles have eternal consequences, we’re not doing them any favors. If everybody feels good about his or her sin, why would anyone repent.?”


“I have found by long experience that the severest threatenings of the law of God have a prominent place in leading them to Christ: they must see themselves lost before they will cry for mercy; they’ll not escape danger until they see it.”


“Grace means nothing to a person who does not know he is sinful and that such sinfulness means he is separated from God and damned. It is therefore pointless to preach grace until the impossible demands of the Law and the reality of guilt before God are preached.”


“We Christians too often substitute prayer for playing the game. Prayer is good, but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is nothing but a blatant hypocrisy, a despicable Pharisaism.


“Why does the Church stay indoors? They have a theology that has dwindled into a philosophy, in which there is no thrill of faith, no terror of doom, and no concern for souls. Unbelief has put out the fires of passion, and worldliness garlands the altar of sacrifice with the tawdry glitter of unreality.”


“We cannot come to Christ to be justified until we have first been to Moses to be condemned. But once we have gone to Moses and acknowledged our sin, guilt and condemnation, we must not stay there.”


“Your best friend is the one who tells you the most Truth. The one cries out, and says “Be afraid!” The one who warns. Even at the cost of making you angry.”

“The Word of God is given to us to guide our lives in this respect; to teach us everything that God loves, and to love it in the same way He loves, and to teach us everything that God hates, and to hate it in the same way He hates.”

“How can you love things for which Christ was crucified?”

“A true Christian will be sensitive to sin. Are you sensitive to sin?”

“Every desire that is not conformed to the will of God is a lust of the flesh.”

“Not enough is preached about separation from the world and it’s pleasures.”


“There are many who speak only of the forgiveness of sin, but who say little or nothing about repentance. If there is nevertheless no forgiveness of sins without repentance, so also forgiveness of sins cannot be understood without repentance. Therefore, if forgiveness of sins is preached without repentance, it follows that the people imagine they have already received the forgiveness of sins, and thereby they become cocksure and fearless, which is then


“Conscience is the internal perception of God’s Moral Law.”


“Wesley was a preacher of righteousness. He would exalt the holiness of God the law of God, the justice of God, the wisdom of God, the wisdom of His requirements and the justice of His wrath. Then he would turn to the sinners and tell them of the enormity of their crimes, their open rebellion, their treason, and their anarchy. The power of God would descend so mightily that it is reliably reported, one one occasion, when the people dispersed there were eighteen hundred people laying on the ground, completely unconscious because they had a revelation of the holiness of God, and in the light of that they had seen the enormity of their own sin.”


“My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and glorious in the eyes of people; and to promote the increase of repentance, faith, and holiness upon earth.”

“I am one of those old-fashioned ministers who believe the whole Bible and everything that it contains.”

“Be very sure of this,-people never reject the Bible because they cannot understand it. They understand it only too well; they understand that it condemns their own behavior; they understand that it witnesses against their own sins, and summons them to judgment.”

“Hell is truth known too late.”

“Holiness is the habit of being of one mind with God, according as we find His mind described in Scripture. It is the habit of agreeing in God’s judgment, hating what He hates, loving what He loves, and measuring everything in this world by the standard of His Word.”

“There is a common, worldly kind of Christianity in this day, which many have, and think they have enough-a cheap Christianity which offends nobody, and requires no sacrifice-which costs nothing, and is worth nothing.”

“Do nothing that you would not like God to see. Say nothing you would not like God to hear. Write nothing you would not like God to read. Go no place where you would not like God to find you. Read no book of which you would not like God to say, “Show it to Me.” Never spend your time in such a way that you would not like to have God say, “What are you doing?”
“A true Christian is one who has not only peace of conscience, but war within. He may be known by his warfare as well as by his peace.”

“Laughter, ridicule, opposition and persecution are often the only reward which Christ’s followers get from the world.”

“”A humble and prayerful person will find a thousand things in the Bible, which the proud student will utterly fail to discern.”

“Beware of being wise above that which is written. Beware of forming fanciful theories of your own, and then trying to make the Bible square with them. Beware of making selections from your Bible to suit your taste. Dare not to say, ‘I believe this verse, for I like it. I refuse that, for I cannot reconcile it with my views.’ Nay! but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? By what right do you talk in this way? Surely it were better to say, over every chapter in the word, ‘Speak, Lord, for thy servant heareth.’ Ah! if men would do this, they would never deny the unquenchable fire.”

“A zealous man in religion is pre-eminently a man of one thing. It is not enough to say that he is earnest, hearty, uncompromising, thorough-going, whole-hearted, fervent in spirit. He sees one thing, he cares for one thing, he lives for one thing, he is swallowed-up in one thing — and that one thing is to please God. Whether he lives — or whether he dies; whether he has health — or whether he has sickness; whether he is rich — or whether he is poor; whether he pleases man — or whether he gives offence; whether he is thought wise — or whether he is thought foolish; whether he gets blame — or whether he gets praise; whether he gets honor, or whether he gets shame — for all this the zealous man cares nothing at all. He burns for one thing — and that one thing is to please God, and to advance God’s glory. If he is consumed in the very burning — he is content. He feels that, like a lamp, he is made to burn, and if consumed in burning — he has but done the work for which God appointed him. Such a one will always find a sphere for his zeal. If he cannot preach, and work, and give money — he will cry, and sigh, and pray. Yes, if he is only a pauper, on a perpetual bed of sickness — he will make the wheels of sin around him drive heavily, by continually interceding against it. If he cannot fight in the valley with Joshua — then he will do the prayer-work of Moses, Aaron, and Hur, on the hill. (Exod. 17:9-13.) If he is cut off from working himself — he will give the Lord no rest until help is raised up from another quarter, and the work is done. This is what I mean when I speak of “zeal” in religion.”

“It is hard enough to fight the devil, the world and the flesh without private differences in our own camp – but there is one thing which is even worse than controversy and that is false doctrine being tolerated, allowed and permitted without protest or molestation. Three things there are which men ought never to trifle with:

A little poison
A little false doctrine
A little sin.


Tolerance says, “You must approve of what I do.”
Love responds, “I must do something harder; I will love you, even when your behavior offends me.”
Tolerance says, “You must agree with me.”
Love responds, “I must do something harder; I will tell you the truth, because I am convinced ‘the truth will set you free.’ ”
Tolerance says, “You must allow me to have my way.”
Love responds, “I must do something harder; I will plead with you to follow the right way, because I believe you are worth the risk.”

Tolerance seeks to be inoffensive;
Love takes risks.


“I seek strength, not to be superior to my brother, but to fight my greatest enemy, myself. Make me always ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes, so when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit will come to you without shame.” ~Lakota Prayer

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  1. Just to chime in here in general I don’t think I would do a whole year of prhenaicg in one book. It’s very difficult to have people sustain in one book of scripture on a sunday morning in this way and there’s a reason almost no christian or even non-Christian traditions skip around for a more broad focus on scriptures.There’s also a reason that some of those who notably did very long series early in their prhenaicg (Paul Hontz did that in Job for like 44 weeks, and Rob Bell did a full year on Leviticus to launch Mars Hill) don’t stick with it. It’s not very sustainable. And in some ways it can be a prhenaicg stunt that I don’t know we should try to pull.HOWEVER to speak out of the other side of my mouth many of our churches get super-topical and less scriptural over time, so the idea of doing a very long (half-year, full year) series on a book can shock a church back into it’s focus on scripture in prhenaicg, and shock a preacher likewise. For that purpose, it can be very useful.

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