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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Tried faith brings experience. You could not have believed your own weakness had you not been compelled to pass through the rivers; and you would never have known God’s strength had you not been supported amid the water-floods. Faith increases in solidity, assurance, and intensity, the more it is exercised with tribulation. Faith is precious, and its trial is precious too.

Charles Spurgeon




Ask God for anything, but let Him judge as to the manner, measure, and timing of the giving.

Andrew Bonar





One of the awful things about pride is that it deceives us; we may think we are serving God and others, but in reality we are serving ourselves only.

Alexander Strauch, Biblical Eldership pg. 92

In 1866, Hudson Taylor and his family were about to leave England and head back to China for fresh labor. Some said it was foolish business. “I am taking my children with me,” was Mr. Taylor’s reply, “and I notice that it is not difficult for me to remember that the little ones need breakfast in the morning, dinner at midday, and something before they go to bed at night. Indeed, I could not forget it. And I find it impossible to suppose that our heavenly Father is less tender or mindful that I.”

Hudson Taylor

If your Lord calls you to suffering, do not be dismayed, for He will provide a deeper portion of Christ in your suffering.

Samuel Rutherford

My business is, with all my might to serve my own generation; in so I shall best serve the next generation, should the Lord Jesus tarry…. The longer I live, the more I am enabled to realize that I have but one life to live on earth, and that this one life is but a brief life, for sowing, in comparison with eternity, for reaping.

George Müller, George Müller of Bristol, pg 431

If God be just, I, a sinner, alone and without a substitute, must be punished; but Jesus stands in my stead and is punished for me; and now, if God be just, I, a sinner, standing in Christ, can never be punished.

Charles Spurgeon

The blood of the God-Man is the mystery of godliness. The Cross was the breaking of God’s alabaster box, the fragrance of which has filled heaven and earth. Judge God’s love only by His unspeakable gift, not by your condition, feelings, or thoughts.

Andrew Bonar




Pierson in regards to George Müller: To one who asked him the secret of his service he said: “There was a day when I died, utterly died;” and as he spoke, he bent lower and lower until he almost touched the floor–“died to George Müller, his opinions, preferences, tastes and will–died to the world, its approval or censure-died to the approval or blame even of my brethren and friends – and since then I have studied only to show myself approved unto God.”

A.T. Pierson, George Müller of Bristol, pg 367



George Müller, George Müller of Bristol, pg. 287

My beloved brother, I have heard all your arguments and objections against this view, but they have one fatal defect: not one of them is based upon the word of God. You will never get at the truth upon any matter of divine revelation unless you lay aside your prejudices and like a little child ask simply what is the testimony of the Scripture.

George Müller, George Müller of Bristol, pg. 261

My aim never was, how much I could obtain, but rather how much I could give.

George Müller




Satan, the Hinderer, may build a barrier about us, but he can never roof us in, so that we cannot look up.

Hudson Taylor, George Müller of Bristol, pg. 145

George Muller was conscious of being too busy to pray as he ought. His outward action was too constant for inward reflection, and he saw that there was risk of losing peace and power and that activity even in the most sacred sphere must not be so absorbing as to prevent holy meditation on the Word and fervent supplication. The Lord said first to Elijah, “Go, hide thyself”; then, “Go, show thyself.” He who does not first hide himself in the secret place to be alone with God, is unfit to show himself in the public place to move among men.

Arthur T. Pierson, George Müller of Bristol, pg 130

The Bible says, “All flesh is grass” – not like trees but grass, grass which withers. Death is man’s signal failure. All our successes, breakthroughs, and inventions are swallowed up by the grave. We die like dogs and are put under the dirt – “to dust we return”… In our self-sufficiency, we will not come to God as ruined sinners in need of a Savior. We will not trust that He died to pay our sin debt; we will not hand our lives over to His control and live for Him. But, by the saving grace of God, some do. For them, death is but “sleep”. They shall rise again and reign with Christ forever and ever.

Bob Jennings, News article form 1997 on Princess Diana’s Death
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