"The Church is the pilgrim people of God. It is on the move—hastening to the ends of the earth to beseech all men to be reconciled to God, and hastening to the end of time to meet its Lord who will gather all into one." —Lesslie Newbigin
“One key feature through the whole story of the Bible is the actual production of the Bible. God did not just act through history, he inspired the story to be written down so that future generations could learn and understand what was going on.” —Eddie Arthur
"Christians are an army without weapons, without war, without bloodshed, without anger. How countercultural the soldiers of this army are—an army of God-fearing old men, of God-beloved orphans... These make up a nonviolent army that contends with God." —Alan Kreider
“To reach people that no one is reaching you have to do things that no one is doing.” —Craig Groeschel
"Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love.” —Roland Allen
"How far did Jesus separate the spiritual from the physical? They are not equal, but the 2nd commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves...I don't believe that Jesus separated the physical, social, economic problems so far from their spiritual lives.” —Billy North
"The Bible encourages us to build communities of believers, where the "nearness" is based on faith in Christ rather than blood relations." —Roland Muller
(from the book THE MESSENGER, THE MESSAGE AND THE COMMUNITY)
In our weekly prayer time over the phone this morning, a member shared this excerpt from a letter by Ignatius, a disciple and church leader on his way to martyrdom in the early second century.
What can stop us, when the kingdom of God and His righteousness is our passion!
“Let me put it this way: God will do, as a result of the praying of the humblest one here what otherwise He would not do.” —S. D. Gordon
"No one language can capture the glory of God" —Larry Hayashi