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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The world can create trouble in peace, but God can create peace in trouble.

Thomas Watson





The existence of creation cries out, “behold your God”. Why is something here rather than nothing? From where did the first particle come? From where did life come? Man without God has no explanation. Fools they are who say evolution and chance. You might as likely throw letters in the air and then pick up a dictionary.

Bob Jennings, Romans Commentary: Reasons For Wrath (Chapter 13)

Is the Bible the Word of God? Then be sure you never read it without fervent prayer for the help and teaching of the Holy Spirit. Here is the rock on which many make shipwreck. They do not ask for wisdom and instruction, so they find the Bible dark, and carry nothing away from it. You should pray for the Spirit to guide you into all truth. You should beg the Lord Jesus Christ to “open your understanding,” as He did that of the His disciples. The Lord God, by His inspiration the book was written, keeps the keys of the book, and alone can enable you to understand it profitably.

J. C. Ryle, Reading the Bible Supernaturally, pg. 194

The popular idea is that this world is real, exciting, and fulfilling, but the next world to come is not real or fulfilling. But the Bible teaches just the opposite, that it is this world that is vague, unfulfilling, and ultimately not real, and the next world of eternity is what is exciting, fulfilling, and real.

Douglas Taylor

Beloved, I think many of us think that we’re men or women, but by how we handle our differences in our local churches, we’re proving to still be children.

Jesse Barrington, Sermon: Preserving Unity Through Love

I bear my witness that the worst days I have ever had, have turned out to be my best days! And when God has seemed most unfriendly to me, He has then been most kind. If there is anything in this world for which I would bless Him more than for anything else, it is for pain and affliction. I am sure that in these things, the richest tenderest love has been manifested to me.

C. H. Spurgeon

The nonsense of slaying a congregation in the Spirit by the breath of one’s mouth and the sweep of one’s coat may have something to do with crowd psychology but little with New Testament unction.

Tony Sargent, The Sacred Anointing





Anticipated sorrows are harder to bear than real ones, because Christ does not support us under them.

Edward Payson, The Complete Works of Edward Payson, V1, pg. 534

As the eye which has gazed at the sun, cannot immediately discern any other object; as the man who has been accustomed to behold the ocean, turns with contempt from a stagnant pool, so the mind which has contemplated eternity, overlooks and despises the things of time.

Edward Payson, Complete Works V1, pg. 535





I have given God countless reasons not to love me. None of them has been strong enough to change Him.

Paul Washer, Twitter, 31 Jul 2013





It is not great talents God blesses so much as great likeness to Jesus. A holy minister is an awful weapon in the hand of God.

Robert Murray M’Cheyne

The aim of Satanic power is to cut off communication with God. To accomplish this aim he deludes the soul with a sense of defeat, covers him with a thick cloud of darkness, depresses and oppresses the spirit, which in turn hinders prayer and leads to unbelief—thus destroying all power (instead of seeing Hebrews 11:1).

J. O. Fraser, Behind the Ranges (p.157)

I have given way to discouragement, dark discouragement, far too much in the past. Now I know rather better, and thoroughly agree with the assertion, “all discouragement is of the devil.” Discouragement is to be resisted just like sin. To give way to one is just as bad and weakens us as much as to give way to the other.

J. O. Fraser, Behind the Ranges (p.97)

England’s war in the Sudan cost more in men and money a hundred times than all missions to Moslems in the past century! Yet the former was only to put down a Moslem usurper by fire and sword; the latter represents the effort of Christendom to convert over two hundred millions of those who are in the darkness of Islam.

Samuel M. Zwemer, Biography of Raymund Lull, pg 149-150

Grace puts its hand on the boasting mouth, and shuts it once for all.

Charles Spurgeon
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