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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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




The worst sin of all is the false thinking about God of which the natural man is so terribly guilty.

Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Romans, vol. 7, p. 44

Trouble makes earth undesirable and causes heaven to loom up large in the horizon of hope. There is a world where trouble never comes. But the path of tribulation leads to that world. Those who are there went there through tribulation.

E. M. Bounds, pg. 111 – The Complete Works

When I come to die, I shall have my greatest grief and my greatest joy – my greatest grief that I have done so little for Jesus; and my greatest joy that Jesus has done so much for me. My last words shall be: “Here goes an unprofitable servant!”

William Grimshaw, pg. 176 – William Grimshaw of Haworth by Faith Cook

He has heard my prayers, not now and then, nor once nor twice, but so many times, that it has grown into a habit with me to spread my case before God with the absolute certainty that whatsoever I ask of God, he will give it to me. It is not now a “perhaps” or a possibility. I know that my Lord answers me, and I dare not doubt, it were indeed folly if I did.

C.H. Spurgeon, Sermon: The Golden Key of Prayer

We never ought to be ashamed to testify to the truth as it is in Jesus, and to stand up boldly for Evangelical religion. We have the truth, and we need not be afraid to say so. The judgment-day will prove who is right, and to that day we may boldly appeal.

J. C. Ryle, Warning #4 to the Church



Conrad Murrell, Whom Shall I Fear? The Lord is My Light

Since all that I meet shall work for my good,
The bitter is sweet, the medicine food;
Though painful at present, ’twill cease before long;
And then, O how pleasant the conqueror’s song!

John Newton

For a man to believe that all of creation, including man, just happened, is the same as believing that one could take the letters of the alphabet and just throw them up into the air, and if one threw them up long enough and often enough, he would finally see them come down in the form of an Aristotelian treatise on Greek drama.

W.A. Criswell

Know what God is about, especially in respect of your calling, and keep within it. Most people crack up because they try to do what God never intended them to do. They destroy themselves by sinful ambition, just as much as the drunkard and drug addict. Ambition drives them on.

William Still, pg. 45 ‘The Work of the Pastor’



Ryan Fullerton, A Weak Conscience Seared by Legalism



Samuel Chadwick
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