Quotes and Notes
compiled by Stephen Ross

No. 1

"The Gospel is open to all; the most respectable sinner has no more claim on it than the worst."

—D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981), Welsh preacher and writer.
No. 2

"O Christ, in Thee my soul hath found,
And found in Thee alone,
The peace, the joy I sought so long,
The bliss till now unknown.

"I sighed for rest and happiness,
I yearned for them, not Thee;
But while I passed my Saviour by,
His love laid hold on me.

"Now none but Christ can satisfy,
None other name for me;
There's love, and life, and lasting joy,
Lord Jesus, found in Thee."

—Author unknown. Copied from the back of the title page of the 1893 ed. of James Gilmour of Mongolia, edited by Richard Lovett.
No. 3

Many years ago, Matthew Henry, a well-known Bible scholar, was once robbed of his wallet. Knowing that it was his duty to give thanks in everything, he meditated on this incident and recorded in his diary the following:

"Let me be thankful, first, because he never robbed me before; second, because although he took my purse, he did not take my life; third, because although he took all I possessed, it was not much; and fourth, because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed."

—Matthew Henry (1662-1714), English Non-conformist Bible commentator.
No. 4

"Amazing love! How can it be
That Thou, my God,
shouldst die for me?"

—Charles Wesley (1709-1788), English hymn writer and preacher.
No. 5

"Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength."

—Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892), English Baptist preacher.
No. 6

"God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves."

—Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899), American evangelist.
No. 7

Feelings come and feelings go,
And feelings are deceiving;
My warrant is the Word of God—
Naught else is worth believing.

Though all my heart should feel condemned
For want of some sweet token,
There is One greater than my heart
Whose Word cannot be broken.

I'll trust in God's unchanging Word
Till soul and body sever,
For, though all things shall pass away,

—Copied from Echoes of Grace, Bible Truth Publishers.
No. 8

"Moment by moment I'm kept in His love,
Moment by moment I've life from above;
Looking to Jesus till glory doth shine,
Moment by moment, O Lord, I am Thine."

—Major D. W. Whittle (1840-1901), American evangelist and Gospel songwriter.
No. 9

"He that is down need fear no fall, he that is low no pride."

—John Bunyan (1628-1688), English Non-conformist minister and author of The Pilgrim's Progress
No. 10

"Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim!
Hallelujah, what a Saviour!"

—Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876), American gospel hymn writer, composer and singer.
No. 11

But God forbid that I should glory, save in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world. Galatians 6:1

"When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of glory died,
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride."

—Isaac Watts (1674-1748), Independent minister, hymn writer.

"Shall we for a moment boast in that flesh which He condemned by the Cross?"

—Samuel Ridout (1855-1930), American Bible teacher and editor.
No. 12

Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain thee. Psalm 55:22a

"He Careth For You"
Cast all your care upon Jesus,
 Who ever careth for you,
He will sustain and uphold you,
 He will be faithful and true.

Jesus our blessed Redeemer,
 Jesus, our Shepherd and Guide,
Ever will bear all your burdens,
 Ever will stay by your side.

Jesus knows all of your problems,
 Knows all our trial and care,
He's ever ready to help us,
 Ready to answer our prayer.

Oh! what a comfort in trial,
 Just to lean hard on this Friend,
Trust Him for grace and deliverance,
 Learning on Him to depend.

Jesus wants you to be happy,
 Wants you to have peace and rest;
Cast all your care then upon Him,
 Lean on His strong, loving breast.

Careth? Oh yes! Jesus careth,
 His own are dear to His heart;
All His beloved whom He died for,
 They are to Him set apart.

Oh! how He cares for His people,
 Guards them and keeps them alway,
Wants them to share in His glory,
 All through eternity's day.

Make your requests then to Jesus,
 Trusting His promise so true;
Roll on the Lord all your burden,
 For He is caring for you.
  —by Lois Beckwith (1896-1958)

Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

I would have you without carefulness. 1 Corinthians 7:32

No. 13

"When I get to heaven, I shall see three wonders there. The first wonder will be to see many there whom I did not expect to see; the second wonder will be to miss many people who I did expect to see; and the third and greatest of all will be to find myself there."

—John Newton (1725-1807), English evangelical minister and hymn writer.
No. 14

"And Satan trembles when he sees,
The weakest saint upon his knees."

—William Cowper (1731-1800), English poet and hymn writer.
No. 15

I will bless the LORD at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth. Psalm 34:1

"Now just a word for Jesus:
Your dearest Friend so true,
Come cheer our hearts and tell us
What He has done for you.
Now just a word for Jesus-
'Twill help us on our way;
One little word for Jesus,
O speak or sing or pray."

—Fanny Crosby (1820-1915), American hymn writer.
No. 16

"Like a river glorious
Is God's perfect peace,
Over all victorious
In its bright increase;
Perfect, yet it floweth
Fuller every day,
Perfect, yet it groweth
Deeper all the way.
Stayed upon Jehovah,
Hearts are fully blest;
Finding, as He promised,
Perfect peace and rest."

—Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879), English musician and hymn writer.
No. 17

"Am I a soldier of the cross?
A follower of the Lamb?
And shall I fear to own His cause
Or blush to speak His name?"

—Isaac Watts (1674-1748), English Independent minister, hymn writer.
No. 18

Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. John 17:17

"There is one sure and infallible guide to truth, and therefore, one, and only one corrective for error, and that is the Word of God."

—G. Campbell Morgan (1863-1945), English Bible expositor and pastor.

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 4

"The best evidence of our having the truth is our walking in the truth."

—Matthew Henry (1662-1714), English Bible commentator and pastor.

"Our walk counts far more than our talk, always!"

—George Müller (1805-1898), English evangelist and founder of a Bristol orphanage.

"We are not only to renounce evil, but to manifest the truth. We tell people the world is vain; let our lives manifest that it is so. We tell them that our home is above and that all these things are transitory. Does our dwelling look like it? O to live consistent lives!"

—Hudson Taylor (1832-1905), English missionary and founder of the China Inland Mission.

"If lips and life do not agree, the testimony will not amount to much."

—H. A. Ironside (1876-1951), American Bible teacher, commentator, pastor.

My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth. 1 John 3:18

No. 19

Let us go forth therefore unto Him without the camp, bearing His reproach. Hebrews 13:13

Unto Him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in His own blood. Revelation 1:5b

"There is a fountain filled with blood
Drawn from Immanuel's veins,
And sinners plunged beneath that flood
Lose all their guilty stains."

—William Cowper (1731-1800), English poet and hymn writer.
No. 20

"Lord, if any have to die this day, let it be me, for I am ready."

—Billy Bray (1794-1868), English tin-miner and evangelist.
No. 21

Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. Psalm 90:8

"It may be a secret sin on earth,
but it is open scandal in heaven."

—Lewis Sperry Chafer (1871-1952), American Bible teacher, evangelist, educator, writer.
No. 22

Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. James 4:17

"It is not only that sin consists in doing evil, but in not doing the good that we know."

—H. A. Ironside (1876-1951), American Bible teacher, commentator, pastor.
No. 23

Robert Murray McCheyne was only 29 years of age when he died in 1843. He once wrote in his diary:

"Live so as to be missed when dead."

—Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843), Scottish minister.
No. 24

Polycarp suffered much for Christ's sake. Euseius, the church historian, tells us that the Roman Proconsul commanded Polycarp to swear allegiance to Caesar, saying, "Swear, and I will set thee at liberty; reproach Christ." How courageous and magnificent was Polycarp's reply!

"Eighty and six years have I now served Christ, and he has never done me the least wrong; how, then, can I blaspheme my King and my Saviour?"

—Polycarp (c.69-c.155-160), Bishop of Smyrna and martyr.
No. 25

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 3:23

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. John 3:36

"The Gospel is of no profit except it be believed."

—E. Schuyler English (1899-1981), American Bible teacher and author.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. Ephesians 2:8,9

"Before an individual can be saved, he must first learn that he cannot save himself."

—M. R. DeHaan, M.D. (1891-1965), American Bible teacher, physician.

"Salvation is a work of God for man,
rather than a work of man for God."

—Lewis Sperry Chafer (1871-1952), American Bible teacher, evangelist, educator, writer.
No. 26

"The secret of peace within, and power without, is to be always and only occupied with Christ."

—E. Schuyler English (1899-1981), American Bible teacher, author.
No. 27

But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ. Ephesians 2:13

"So near, so very near to God
  Nearer I could not be;
For in the person of His Son,
  I am as near as He.
So dear, so very dear to God,
  I could not dearer be;
The love wherewith He loves His Son,
  Such is His love to me."

—Catesby Paget (19th century)

And the glory which thou gavest Me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in Me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me. John 17:22-23

No. 28

"I used to ask God to help me.
Then I asked if I might help Him.
I ended up by asking Him
to do his work through me."

—James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905), English missionary and founder of China Inland Mission.

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