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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Nothing sets a Christian so much out of the devil’s reach than humility.

Jonathan Edwards

Today some say that to demand repentance by sinners is to demand works for salvation. But if preaching repentance means preaching works, then lay the charge at John’s feet and Jesus’ feet as well. Then go ahead and make the same charge toward Peter and Paul.

Leonard Ravenhill, In Light of Eternity pg. 551

If a million people smiled on me while I knew God was frowning on me, I wouldn’t be happy. But if God smiled on me while a million people frowned on me, I wouldn’t be unhappy.

Leonard Ravenhill

Some women spend hours preparing physically for church. What would happen if we all spent the same amount of time preparing spiritually for church with prayer and meditation?

Leonard Ravenhill

Church unity comes from corporate humility.

Leonard Ravenhill

To graduate a preacher from a seminary without a prayer life is like sending a car from the assembly line without a motor.

Leonard Ravenhill

Think twice before you speak; think three times and you may not speak at all.

Leonard Ravenhill, In Light of Eternity pg. 572

My faith has no bed to sleep upon but omnipotence.

Samuel Rutherford

Our little time of suffering is not worthy of our first night’s welcome home to Heaven.

Samuel Rutherford

I went accordingly to my room, and locked my door, and putting the Bible on a chair, I went down on my knees at the chair. There I remained for several hours in prayer and meditation over the word of God; and I can tell you that I learned more in those three hours which I spent in this way, than I had learned for many months previously.

George Müller



Hudson Taylor

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
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