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The Bible: He wrote it - we quote it! Why quote others?

Bees gather honey from a lot of flowers so speakers need to gather nectar from a lot of sources

If you haven’t struck oil in the first three minutes, stop boring – George Jessel

The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains, proves that he has no brains of his own – Charles Spurgeon

 

 

E-Clips . . . quotes gathered through
three decades of Kris’ reading and study

updated 1/1/15

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GIFTS

Your significance is not in your similarity to another but in your point of difference from another - Mike Murdock

What you would love to do most every day of your life is a clue to your dominant gift - Mike Murdock

Uncommon men are just common men who have recognized their uncommon gift - Mike Murdock

GIVING

If God can get it through you He can get it to you

Don’t let this hour close with your hand closed - Mike Murdock

Jerry Goff speaks of a church he visited, first Sunday the new pastor borrowed a mobile sign and placed the word, “Come dirty - leave clean”. After seeing the meager giving of the people, the next Sunday he swapped signs with the Laundromat owner. It read, “Coin operated - best quarter value in town”

You can give without loving but you cannot love without giving - Amy Carmichael

When I get involved in God’s dream He will get involved in my dream - Mike Murdock

Some give their mite, some give with all their might, and some don’t give what they might

There is the story of a pastor who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets."

I have held many things in my hand, and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands that I still possess - Martin Luther

In the kingdom of God, the surest way to lose something is to try to protect it, and the best way to keep it is to let it go - A. W. Tozer

You have the will, He has the bill

To get a different crop you have to plant a different seed

Years ago, Chinese farmers decided they would eat the good big potatoes and just use the small ones for seed. A new understanding of the laws of life came to them when, through the years during which they kept up the practice, nature reduced all their potatoes to the size of marbles! Those farmers learned through bitter experience that they could not keep the best things of life for themselves and use the leftovers for seed. The laws of life decreed that the harvest would reflect the planting.

William Carey, the consecrated cobbler-turned-missionary, gave $499,000 to missions during his years as a servant of the Lord in India. How did he do it? Carey went to the mission field with a salary of $250 a year. While in India he was hired by the government to teach in a University at $7,500 a year. Carey continued to live on $250, giving the rest to the work of the Lord.

Solomon gave a thousand burnt offerings and that same night God came to his room and asked, “What shall I give thee?” Giving positions us for His blessing

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose - Hada Bejar

There’s no reason to be the richest man in the cemetery. You can’t do any business from there - Colonel Sanders

If you want to live you’ve got to give

To increase you’ve got to release

Have a need? Sow a seed. In a crunch? Give a bunch. Reverse the curse? Open your purse.

We don’t give as a debt we owe but as a seed we sow

No one can out-give you just because they have more money because God looks at percentage rather than amount - “she gave more than they all…” Since the widow gave her mites it proves that poor people do not have an excuse to not give - Keith Moore

To the guy who complained that the Rolex given to a preacher could have been sold and given to missions - “What about your Timex, it too can be sold and given to missions” - Keith Moore

Your present is a portrait of your past sowing

Get as rich as you can be and be as generous as you should be - Tommy Tenney

For myself, success is to leave the wood pile a little higher than I found it - Paul Harvey

Lord, grant me a full head, a full heart and a full hand. I must give to others

Don’t give until it hurts - give until it feels good!

If you want great sales you have to sow great seeds - Creflo Dollar

Seed leaves your hand but it never leaves your life - Van Crouch

Having trouble paying for your house? Then help God pay for His house - Van Crouch

If you want something you’ve never had you have to do something you’ve never done - Mike Murdock

Money-giving is a good criterion of a person's mental health. Generous people are rarely mentally ill people – Dr. Karl Menninger

What about tithing? When I mention tithing some folks look like they are teething! According to the Word tithes are what you owe and offerings are what you sow

If you pay peanuts you can only expect to draw monkeys

I shouldn’t judge today by the harvest I reap but by the seeds I plant

When your pastor receives an offering he has just opened a door for you to change the seasons of your life - Mike Murdock

An uncommon seed always brings an uncommon harvest - Mike Murdock

“Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days” (Ec 11:1). Shambach preached that if you send it out plain bread God will send it back to you buttered, battered, French toast with syrup on top - on every wave

Sowing requires consistence and persistence. It will face resistance and need assistance. It returns by insistence.

There’s a lot of shaking in church - a hand to shake you in another one to shake you out, then during the offering one to shake you down

The woman who gave the two mites was “mite”-ly used of the Lord

Don’t give out of greed, guilt or glory but give out of grace

A good way to judge a man is by what he says. A better way is by what he does. The best way is by what he gives - John Mason

Alexander the coppersmith had done Paul much evil. (Some evangelists, noting the pennies in the love offering, still blame the coppersmith for much evil!) - Vance Havner

When it comes to giving some people will stop at nothing

A lot of people are willing to give God the credit but not give Him the cash

The trouble with too many people who give until it hurts is that they are so sensitive to pain - John Mason

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting - Elizabeth Bibesco

We don’t work for a living, we work for a giving

People are your soil; God is your source - Mike Brown

There was a man, though some did count him mad,
The more he cast away, the more he had - John Bunyan

GLORY

We need to see the lights and be the light

In Numbers we see the glory cloud over the glory crowd

We are to be glory-filled now - glorified then

In a fog there is low visibility but in the cloud of God’s glory there is no visibility. Self is seen no more

Many are born of the Spirit, fewer are filled with the Spirit, even fewer are led by the Spirit

Saul chased God’s position - David chased God’s presence

We get the goods, He gets the glory

We beheld His glory in the past (John 1:14), are beholding it in the present (2 Cor 3:18) and will behold it in the future (John 17:24)

Earth is crammed with heaven. Every bush is aflame with the fire of God, but only those who see take off their shoes. The rest just pick berries - Elizabeth Browning

GOALS

Goal-setting is not as important as goal-getting

Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land amongst the stars - Les Brown

The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going - Emerson

What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals - Zig Ziglar

If you don’t know where you are going no map will be of any use - John Maxwell

Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then, with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people's criticisms, carry out your plan - Paul Meyer

In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia

You must have long-range goals to keep you from becoming frustrated by short-range failures - Charles C. Noble

Reduce your plan to writing. The moment you complete this, you will have definitely given concrete form to the intangible desire - Napoleon Hill

G - Guts, O - Optimism, A - Attitude, L - Labor, S - Steadfastness

Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; cant's into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don't just think it - ink it!

Your goal should be out of reach but not out of sight - Anita DeFrantz

Goals: 1) need to be big, 2) be long range so that short-term frustrations don’t get us off track, 3) meet daily objectives, 4) reach specific deadlines

Everyone has a success mechanism and a failure mechanism. The failure mechanism goes off by itself. The success mechanism only goes off with a goal. Every time we write down and talk about a goal we push the button to start the success mechanism - Charles “Tremendous” Jones

Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality - Ralph Marsden

Give me a stock clerk with a goal, and I will give you a man that will make history. Give me a man without a goal, and I will give you a stock clerk - JC Penney

A goal is a dream with a deadline

GOD

Whoever it was who searched the heavens with a telescope and found no God would not have found the human mind if he had searched the brain with a microscope - George Santayana

God cannot be disappointed with us because He already knows the outcome of our lives before it happens

Athanasian Creed - “The Father is made of none…neither created or begotten. The Son is of the Father alone, not made, nor created, but begotten. The Holy Spirit is of the Father and the Son, not made nor created, nor begotten, but proceeding”

Astronomers, for many years have claimed that there are over 40 sextillion stars in the universe. By comparison, there are approximately 500,000 entries in the Webster's Unabridged Dictionary. If every one of those stars were named, there would be enough names to fill approximately 80 quadrillion books of that size. To understand that our God has created all these stars and calls them each by name is simply beyond our comprehension

Did it ever occur to you that nothing occurs to God?

God is dead - Nietzsche
Nietzsche is dead - God/ bumper sticker

Eternity is a circle; a circle has no beginning and no ending; but a circle has a center, and the center is God - Frederick Shannon

Regarding the lion Aslan, “Safe? Who said anything about safe? Of course he’s not safe. But he’s good” - CS Lewis

There are two kinds of people one can call reasonable: (1) those who serve God with all their heart because they know him, and (2) those who seek him with all their heart because they do not know him – Blaise Pascal

The Trinity is not 1+1+1=3 but 1X1X1=1 - Adrian Rogers

Man proposes, but God disposes – Thomas a Kempis

GOLF

“Why don’t you play golf with George anymore?” asked the wife. “Would you play with someone who puts down the wrong score and moves the ball whenever the other guy isn’t watching? Neither will George”.

You can always tell the golfers in church. When they put their hands together to pray they use an interlocking grip.

Professional golfers are compensated in direct proportion to how well they play (what a concept!)

Golfers don't hold out for more money, or demand new contracts, because of another player's deal. The PGA Tour raises more money for charity in one year than the National Football League does in two. You can watch the best golfers in the world up close, at any tournament, including the majors, all day, every day for $25 or $30. The cost for a seat in the nosebleed section at the Super Bowl will cost around $300 or more. You can bring a picnic lunch to the tournament golf course, watch the best in the world and not spend a small fortune on food and drink. Try that at one of the taxpayer funded baseball or football stadiums. In golf you cannot fail 70% of the time and make $9 million a season, like the best baseball hitters (.300 batting average) do. Golf doesn't change its rules to attract Fans. Golfers keep their clothes on while they are being interviewed. In their prime, Greg Norman, Arnold Palmer and other stars, would shake your hand and say they were happy to meet you. In his prime Jose Canseco wore T-shirts that read: "Leave Me Alone". At a golf tournament, (unlike at taxpayer-funded sports stadiums and arenas) you won't hear a steady stream of four letter words and nasty name calling while you're hoping that no one spills beer on you. Tiger Woods can hit a golf ball three times as far as Barry Bonds can hit a baseball.

You can tell a good putt by the sound it makes - Bobby Locke

A tap-in of half an inch counts the same as a drive of 280-yards - Arnold Palmer

To think in terms of your longest, straightest tee shot counting exactly the same as a six-inch putt puts into perspective the importance of putting - David Ledbetter

Psyche yourself up, not out - Curtis Strange

The more I practice, the luckier I get - Gary Player

Practice makes Par-fect

With putting, success is dependent on the human head, not the putter head - Arnold Palmer

What kind of putter is best? The one in the most confident hands - Bob Rosburg

Hit the putt before it hits you - Bob Rosburg

Just how childlike golf players become is proven by their frequent inability to count past five - John Updike

The golf instructor said my problem is that I’m standing too close to ball after I hit it

GOODNESS

The smallest good act today is the capture of a strategic point from which, a few months later, you may be able to go on to victories you never dreamed of - C. S. Lewis

Nice guys may appear to finish last but they are not running in the same race with the others

GOSPEL

You are writing a Gospel,
A chapter each day,
By the deeds that you do
And the words that you say.
Men read what you write,
Whether faithful or true:
Just what is the Gospel
According to you?

To run and work the Law demands, yet gives me neither feet nor hands,
But better news the gospel brings, it bids me fly and gives me wings

Believers today are not hard to please because they are spiritual but because they are spoiled. They are Christian connoisseurs going after a gourmet gospel - pampered, picky and plump

The gospel doesn’t need interpretation, it needs application

The gospel is good news only if it arrives in time - Carl H.F. Henry

GOSSIP

The sermon was on gossip; the invitational was, “I Love to Tell the Story”

Not everyone repeats gossip; some improve on the story

Gossip is what some invent and others enlarge

A tongue three inches long can ruin a man six feet tall. A gossip is a person with a keen sense of rumor

Gossip is social sewage

When Claude Pepper ran for US Senate in 1950, one of his opponents attacked him by saying, “Are you aware that Claude Pepper is known all over Washington as a shameless extrovert? He also practiced nepotism with his sister-in-law and has a sister who once was a thespian in wicked New York City. Worst of all, before his marriage he habitually practiced celibacy!” Claude Pepper lost the election

The Greek word for gossip is psithos. Try to pronounce that and you’ll get the picture. It starts with p-s-s-s-t

If the gossip is willing to violate another person’s confidence with you, what makes you think he is going to honor your confidence? - Robert Jeffress

Billy Wheeler calls them A.O.B.s - Accusers of the Brethren

There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it hardly becomes any one of us to talk about the rest of us

A backbiter is merely a backstabber who has temporarily misplaced his knife - Tommy Tenney

A bulldog can defeat a skunk everyday, but most days the victory is not enjoyed. Next time you face a potential battle with a brother or sister in the faith, ask yourself, is the victory worth the stink? - Tommy Tenney

Talkers will refrain from evil speaking when listeners refrain from evil hearing - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me - Alice Roosevelt Longworth

Notice that we never pray for people we gossip about and never gossip about people we pray for

A gossip burns the scandal at both ends

Amazing how a groundless rumor can cover so much ground

She has a well-developed sense of rumor

We cannot control the evil tongues of others; but a good life enables us to disregard them - Cato

GOVERNMENT

If there's anything a public servant hates to do it's something for the public - Kin Hubbard

Just be glad you’re not getting all the government you’re paying for - Will Rogers

Pro is the opposite of con. So Congress is the opposite of progress

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have - Thomas Jefferson

Congressmen are addicted to O.P.M. - other people’s money

When I was a boy I was told that anyone could become president, now I believe it

America, where there are 10,000 laws to enforce the Ten Commandments

A government of laws not of men - John Q Adams

Government does not solve problems it only subsidizes them - Ronald Reagan

The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help - Ronald Reagan

Getting something for “free” from the government is like taking a blood transfusion from your left arm to your right with 90% of the blood dripping on the floor in the process

It's the famous liberal two-step: First screw something up, then claim that it's screwed up because there's not enough government oversight (it's the free market run wild!), and then step in and really screw it up in the name of "reform" - Ann Coulter

If you consider that there has been an average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theater of operations during the past 22 months, and a total of 2112 deaths, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers. The firearm death rate in Washington, DC is 80.6 per 100,000 for the same period. That means you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the US capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the US, than you are in Iraq. Conclusion: The US should pull out of Washington 

A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have - Barry Goldwater

Ancient Rome declined because it had a Senate, now what's going to happen to us with both a House and a Senate? - Will Rogers

Christmas is the time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell government what they want and their kids pay for it - Richard Lamm

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys - P.J. O’Rourke

Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master - George Washington

If human beings are fundamentally good, no government is necessary; if they are fundamentally bad, any government, being composed of human beings, would be bad also - Fred Woodworth

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself - Thomas Jefferson

That government is best which governs least - Thomas Paine

The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would steal them away - Ronald Reagan

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion - John Adams

The role of government is not to create wealth, but to create the conditions that allow entrepreneurs and innovators to thrive - George W. Bush

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from the people willing to work and give to those who are not - Thomas Jefferson

If you serve a child a rotten hamburger in America, federal, state and local agencies will investigate you, summon you, close you down, whatever. But if you provide a child with a rotten education, nothing happens, except that you're likely to be given more money to do it with - Ronald Reagan

The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program - Ronald Reagan

Nations crumble from within when the citizenry asks of government those things which the citizenry might better provide for itself - Ronald Reagan

In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress - John Q. Adams

The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money - Alexis de Tocqueville

Obama's health care plan will be written by a committee whose head, John Conyers, says he doesn't understand it. It'll be passed by Congress that has not read it, signed by a president who smokes, funded by a Treasury chief who didn't pay his taxes, overseen by a Surgeon General who is obese, and financed by a country that's nearly broke. What could possibly go wrong? - Rush Limbaugh

Now that judges embrace forcibly starving someone to death, Congress should use its appropriation power to starve the judicial budget - Phyllis Schlafly

I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: That "all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people - Thomas Jefferson

A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government - Thomas Jefferson

The lessons of history...how conclusively that continued dependence upon relief induces a spiritual and moral disintegration fundamentally destructive to the national fiber. To dole out relief in this way is to administer a narcotic, a subtle destroyer of the human spirit - Franklin Roosevelt

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery-– Winston Churchill

The Constitution’s foundational premise: Enumerated powers are necessarily limited because, as Chief Justice John Marshall said, “the enumeration presupposes something not enumerated - George Will

Here are the 10,535 pages of Affordable Care Act condensed to 4 sentences...
1. In order to insure the uninsured, we first have to uninsure the insured.
2. Next, we require the newly uninsured to be re-insured.
3. To re-insure the newly uninsured, they are required to pay higher premiums to be re-insured than they paid to be insured.
4. The higher premiums are required so that the original insured, who became uninsured, and then re-insured, can pay to insure the original uninsured whose insurance will then be free of charge to them.
This, ladies and gentlemen, is called "redistribution of wealth" or, by its more common name, SOCIALISM, ideas so good they have to be mandated

We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion...Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other - John Adams

The greater the power the more dangerous the abuse - Edmund Burke

What is the best government? That which teaches us to govern ourselves - Goethe

A man must govern himself ere he is fit to govern a family; and his family ere he is fit to bear the government of the commonwealth - Sir Walter Raleigh

Very few established institutions, governments and costitutions are ever destroyed by their enemies until they have been corrupted and weakened by their friends - Walter Lippmann

GRACE

Grace does not cancel judgment, it enforces and reinforces it

The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out - D.L. Moody

If the grace you have received does not help you to keep the law, you have not received grace! – Martyn Lloyd-Jones

Guy who normally went everyday to the barber for a shave, went one day and he wasn’t there, so his assistant, Grace, did the shave. Several days went by and the man’s face was still smooth. Wondering why, the barber answered, “Oh you must have got shaved by Grace. With Grace, once shaved, always shaved”

A murderess in Texas prison who had no parents was adopted by the parents of the lone daughter that she murdered

Grace is but Glory begun, and Glory is but Grace perfected - Jonathan Edwards

Grace is God’s acceptance of me, faith is my acceptance of God’s acceptance of me, peace is my acceptance of me, love is my acceptance of you and fellowship is your acceptance of me - Adrian Rogers

The spurious convert uses grace like a fornicator uses a contraceptive pill, going on sinning and thinking there are no consequences

Today’s cheap grace is a disgrace. Such grace delivers from the penalty of sin but not the pollution of sin. It frees from sin’s condemnation but not its contamination

When the mask of self-righteousness has been torn from us and we stand stripped of all our accustomed defenses, we are candidates for God's generous grace - Erwin Lutzer

A man can no more take in a supply of grace for the future than he can eat enough today to last him for the next 6 months, nor can he inhale sufficient air into his lungs with one breath to sustain life for a week to come. We are permitted to draw upon God's store of grace from day to day as we need it - D. L. Moody

Lord I crawled across the barrenness to you with my empty cup uncertain in asking any small drop of refreshment. If only I had known you better I'd have come running with a bucket - Nancy Spiegelberg

As mercy is God's goodness confronting human misery and guilt, so grace is his goodness directed toward human debt and demerit - A. W. Tozer

When you compare what you want with what you have, you will be unhappy. Instead, compare what you deserve with what you have and you’ll discover happiness

GRANDCHILDREN

We call them grandchildren because they cost us about a grand

GRATITUDE

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man - Mark Twain

The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more you will have to express gratitude for-– Zig Ziglar

GREATNESS

Greatness is not in where we stand, but in what direction we are moving. We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but sail we must, and not drift, nor lie at anchor - Oliver Wendell Holmes

GRIEF

Grief is a form of validation; It says the wound mattered - John Eldredge

Four stages of grief according to Paula White - Anger, Negotiation, Depression, Acceptance

Once the anesthetic of shock wears off, the pain begins. So grief is to the emotions what surgery is to the body

Ida Fisher’s prescription for grief recovery: Tears - Talk - Time

Grief Therapy is not brief therapy - Gary Smalley

God can pluck the flowers of His garden any times He chooses. We are only caretakers. We don’t decide the season of harvest

GROWTH

G - Goals, R - Risk, O - Outlook, W - Want, T - Tests, H - Habits

There is no “full grown” tree – as long as it is living it continues growing

To remain two days in succession on the same spiritual plane is a tragedy - Smith Wigglesworth.

To Mt. Everest Sir Edmund Hillary swung his fist and shouted, “I’ll defeat you yet because you are as big as you’re going to get - but I’m still growing”

GUIDANCE

Follow the cloud not the crowd

To hear Him you have to come close and come clean

Often God will withhold information to cause intimacy, revelation to cause relationship

The next piece of road will come in sight when I am ready to walk in it - Forbes Robinson

Too many people have gotten a word from the Lord and made it into a paragraph - Andrew Wommack

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