Challenging Christian Quotes

These inspirational and challenging Christian quotes are extracted from books and sermons by godly believers that we hope will challenge and encourage you as you run this race for the Lord Jesus. (For sharing the quotes that are in the image format, you can download them by clicking on the image.)

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There are things a book can do that a missionary cannot. A book can find its way into the inner chambers of a mosque or palace or harem. It is available at any moment of leisure and can speak without a foreign accent. It can present facts without personal antagonism and develop a theme without interruption. It suffers no sickness or fatigue, and enjoys a lifespan much longer than its author’s three-score years and ten.

Robert Bernard Dann, Father of Faith Missions, pg. 320




Norris Groves’ wife died from the plague in Baghdad in 1831, just over a year after arriving there for the missions work.

Norris Groves, pg. 172, Father of Faith Missions

I must take care above all that I cultivate communion with Christ, for though that can never be the basis of my peace–mark that–yet it will be the channel of it.

Charles Spurgeon, “Peace By Believing” in Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, vol. 9, pg. 283

Not the sacrificing of a million universes or of all of rational creation in its entirety could begin to equal the display of love manifested in the delivering up of the very Son of God to die. It is unthinkable that any person who is the object of such love should fail to be saved eternally.

Charles Leiter, Conrad Murrell: Grace and Truth, pg. 193





If I had spent more time alone with God rather than preaching and planning how I was going to change the world, I would be a very different man.

Leonard Ravenhill, In Light of Eternity, pg. 496

Hudson Taylor said that his mission prayed for money in China and a wealthy American lady sent what they needed. This happened again and again. Then one time they prayed and nothing happened; no money came in from anywhere. Taylor then realized that he was looking to that lady to meet the need and the Lord cut off the supply. They repented and then money began to come in right away from Australia. –

Leonard Ravenhill, In Light of Eternity pg. 443

The man who will not lay down his lifestyle for God will never lay down his life for Him.

Leonard Ravenhill, In Light of Eternity, pg. 430

“The man…looking at him with a smile that only half concealed his contempt, inquired, ‘Now Mr. Morrison do you really expect that you will make an impression on the idolatry of the Chinese Empire?’ ‘No sir,’ said Morrison, ‘but I expect that God will.”

Robert Morrison, Missionary to China



Joseph Hart, Hymn: Prayer is Appointed to Convey

It is a sad commentary on theological education that most seminaries and Bible colleges virtually neglect the Holy Spirit’s role in preaching specifically and in the Christian ministry in general. Most homiletic courses on preaching only pay lip service to this vital area of truth.

Mack Tomlinson, In Light of Eternity, pg. 342



Leonard Ravenhill



Leonard Ravenhill

We have somehow got hold of the idea that error is only that which is outrageously wrong; and we do not seem to understand that the most dangerous person of all is the one who does not emphasize the right things.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Sermon on the Mount, 2: 244

I remember the time when I was afraid to die…. But on coming to Christ and being saved by him, I passed from that state to another, that of being afraid to live, for I feared that if I lived I might do something that would dishonor the Lord, and I would rather die a hundred times than do such a thing. But thanks be to God, I did not remain long in this state, for I saw clearly that it was possible to live in the world without dishonoring God.

Robert Chapman, Apostle of Love, p. 27

Perish means perish; it does not mean go out of existence. It is the opposite to eternal life. It is the same as that place where their “worm dieth not and their fire is not quenched.”

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Romans, vol. 2, p. 107
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