QUOTABLES: Martin Luther

“The Bible is alive. It speaks to me. It has feet, it runs after me. It has hands, it lays hold of me.” Martin Luther

QUOTABLES: Francis Chan

“I think a lot of us need to forget about God’s will for my life. God cares more about our response to His Spirit’s leading today, in this moment, than about what we intend to do next year. In fact, the decisions we make next year will be profoundly affected by the degree to which…

QUOTABLES: Dietrich Bonhoeffer – 12 Essential Quotes

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s courage and determination and rootedness in Scripture is one of the reasons I didn’t give up during the difficult times in starting a new church. I was depleted and discouraged and lonely above all. I found a true friend and hero in Bonhoeffer. I read Eric Metaxis’ biography at the time and was…

QUOTABLES: Tozer on Bold Leadership

This excerpt from Tozer made my heart burn as I read it today. Lord, may MainStreet become a church that makes disciples such as these! -JB “Then Paul answered, “What do you mean by weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but also to die at Jerusalem for…

QUOTABLES: Stained Glass

“People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Swiss-American psychiatrist and author

QUOTABLES: P.P. Waldenstrom

Statement made during assembly of evangelical pastors in 1877 pleading for a union of evangelical believers based on scripture alone without regard to human creeds or confessions: Let us in this matter be followers of Jesus and not split into different denominations and factions; we have the same Savior. Rather may all those who are…

QUOTABLES: Blaise Pascal

You have heard the quote, “There’s a God-shaped void in every heart that only God can fill,” and it is attributed to Blaise Pascal. In fact, that is only a paraphrase of what he actually said. Here’s the quote it must come from: What else does this craving, and this helplessness, proclaim but that there…