Monday, April 19, 2010

Christian Quotes

Christianity is not a theory or speculation, but a life; not a philosophy of life, but a living presence. -- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Christian life consists of faith and charity. -- Martin Luther

The purpose of Christianity is not to avoid difficulty, but to produce a character adequate to meet it when it comes. It does not make life easy; rather it tries to make us great enough for life. -- James L. Christensen

Life is an adventure in forgiveness. -- Norman Cousins

The fewer the words, the better the prayer. -- Martin Luther

Whatever makes men good Christians, makes them good citizens. -- Daniel Webster

I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because I see everything by it. -- C.S. Lewis

To be like Christ is to be a Christian. -- Daniel Webster

The measure of a Christian is not in the height of his grasp but in the depth of his love. -- Clarence Jordan

A Christian is a keyhole through which other folk see God. -- Robert E. Gibson

We should live our lives as though Christ was coming this afternoon. -- Jimmy Carter

Monday, April 5, 2010

No Grave, Nor Tomb can Contain

When Jesus was dead and buried, with a big stone rolled against the tomb, the Pharisees came to Pilate and asked for permission to seal the stone and guard the tomb. Pilate said, “You have a guard of soldiers; go, make it as secure as you can” (Matthew 27:65). So they did. They gave it their best shot—in vain.

It was hopeless then, it is hopeless today, and it will always be hopeless. Try as they may, people can’t keep Jesus down. They can’t keep him buried. They may use physical force or academic scorn or media blackout or political harassment or religious caricature. For a season they will think the tomb is finally sealed. But it never works. He breaks out.