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TweetWords – July 27, 2011

Rick Warren
– You’ll never understand yourself fully. But you can get to know Jesus who does understand you fully and still loves you.
– It’s stupid to assume we know the motivations of other’s hearts. We don’t know our own motivations most of the time.
– If you always give „a piece of your mind” to those who irritate you, you soon have none left. Be better.

A W Tozer
We can never know who or what we are till we know at least something of what God is.

D. A. Carson
When true revival dawns, resentments are dissolved. When revivalcomes, self-promotion is seen as ugly, and withers away.

J.C. Ryle
Doctrine is useless if it is not accompanied by a holy life. It is worse than useless; it does positive harm.

 

TweetWords – July 21, 2011

Rick Warren
Never be impressed with charisma. Look for character.

A W Tozer
When we make a choice today we are deciding who will we will be tomorrow.

John Piper
– First a Christian, then a Protestant, then a Calvinist, then a complementarian, then a credobapist, then a Baptist.
– Hemmingway born this day 1899. In 1961 he killed himself, as did his father, sister, brother. Strong writing. Such sorrows.

C. S. Lewis
– Tribulations cannot cease until God either sees us remade or sees that our remaking is now hopeless.
– Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even agony into a glory.

 

TweetWords – July 20, 2011

Rick Warren
– Nothing is small when God is a part of it.
– When people who SEEM so right about the Gospel are so wrong about their own character, they don’t really know the Gospel.
– The Gospel of the Kingdom of Heaven has far more implications than just getting to heaven.

A W Tozer
The most dangerous trap is just living and forgetting that God exists.

D. A. Carson
It is a wretched bastardization of our goals when we want to win glory for ourselves instead of for Him.

C. S. Lewis
– He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.
– To ask that God’s love should be content with us as we are is to ask that God should cease to be God.

 

TweetWords – July 18, 2011

Charles Spurgeon
The moment we glorify ourselves, since there is room for one glory only in the universe, we set ourselves up as rivals to the Most High.

Oswald Chambers
A saint’s life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of an archer.

Rick Warren
– Only insecure people need status symbols.
– Needing to wear a brand advertizes your lack of confidence in your own identity.
– Where the grass is greener,the water bill is higher. „It’s healthy to be content, but envy will eat you up” Prov4:30

A W Tozer
– God is the perfect Creator and He runs everything by being present in His works.
– All tradition must bow in reverence before the clear testimony of God’s Word.

 

TweetWords – July 15, 2011

A W Tozer
– If the Church says it but Scripture does not say it, I will reject it.
– Worship is no longer worship when it reflects the culture around us more than the Christ within us.

Max Lucado
The great news of the gospel is, yes, his grace is real, and so is our freedom.

Paul David Tripp
– You can’t hear him, but he’s wiser, can’t see him, but he’s more faithful, can’t touch him, but he’s nearer than whatever else you’d trust.
– You were hardwired to depend on God, so your dreams of self-reliance and self-sufficiency will prove to be more nightmare than dream.
– You can say goodbye to fear since grace covers not only what has been exposed and what lies in secret, but also what is yet to be known.

Brian Houston
Leaders goal: Live in the realization that small-spirited people react to small-spirited people. Be bigger than that!

Bob Goff
We’re the only species that can be divided by its opinions; we’re the only one that can be united around a Person.

TweetWords – July 7, 2011

Rick Warren
– Optimism is psychological; hope is theological. Optimism focuses on what you think you can do. Hope trusts in what God can do.
– Praise people publicly; Correct them privately. „Outdo one another in showing honor” Rom.12:10 ESV
– Doubts are meant to be doubted;Beliefs are meant to be believed.
– Ranting about the shallowness of other churches is often a unsubtle, prideful effort at self-promotion of one’s own ministry.
– To become WISE, invest more time listening and learning from people over 50 and under 5. Your age knows what you know.

A W Tozer
Christ came and lost everything that He might heal the wounds that we have from losing things.

C. S. Lewis
The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting.

 

TweetWords – July 4, 2011

Rick Warren
The most self-destructive thing you can do is doubt God’s promises and defy His commands.

Charles Spurgeon
Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.

John Piper
We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men were created.” America’s foundation: truth exists; humans are created.”

C. S. Lewis
– If you want to get warm you move near the fire. If you want joy, peace, eternal life, you must get close to what has them.
– No good work is done anywhere without aid from the Father of Lights.

 

TweetWords – July 2, 2011

Rick Warren
– Pastors: Everyone in your church is invaluable but no one is indespensible. It’s Jesus’ church, not yours, mine, or anyone else’s.
– Being thoughtful & sensitive to unbeliever guests at worship isnt consumerism.It’s LOVE! It’s also commanded: (1 Cor. 14)
– A church without the Cross is no long a church. Just a social club.
– Love creates beauty.The more you love a person,the more beauty you see in them and feeling loved, they become more beautiful.

A W Tozer
Everything is safe which we commit to the Lord, and nothing is really safe that is not so committed.

John Piper
– Have you climbed to the top and looked over the ridge of your knowledge at the endless mountain ranges of God? Breathtaking.
– Beware of hurry. Beholding glory begs for lingering.

C. S. Lewis
Sainthood lies in the habit of referring the smallest actions to God.

 

TweetWords – June 30, 2011

Rick Warren
Leaders: you must allow plenty of time to change lanes if others are following you at high speed.

A W Tozer
You have been forgiven, so act like it!

John Piper
The volcanic exuberance of God over the worth of his Son and the work of his hands and the welfare of his people is infinite.

C. S. Lewis
If I have a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the explanation is I was made for another world.

 

TweetWords – June 29, 2011

Rick Warren
– There are no „little” people in God’s Family.
– Life minus love =zero

A W Tozer
Are you satisfied being filled with good information about God, or do you long to burst into His manifest presence?

John Piper
Grace is the pleasure of God to magnify the worth of God by enabling sinners to enjoy God without obscuring the glory of God.

C. S. Lewis
A man is never so proud as when striking an attitude of humility.