Thoughts from the Past – September 1, 2011

When I try, I fail. When I trust, He succeeds. – Corrie Ten Boom

Trying to do the Lord’s work in your own strength is the most confusing, exhausting and tedious of all work. But when you are filled with the Holy Spirit, then the ministry of Jesus flows out of you. – Corrie Ten Boom

One hundred religious people joined together in unity by careful organization does not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men can make a football team. – A. W. Tozer

[Consider the church growth movement, seeker-friendly churches, and the emergent church movement in light of Tozer’s words below]

Religion today is not transforming people; rather, it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society. It is descending to society’s own level, and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smilingly accepting its surrender. – A. W. Tozer

We live in a day of itching ears, but I have no commission from God to scratch them. – Leonard Ravenhill

The early church was married to poverty, prisons, and persecution. Today the professing church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity. – Leonard Ravenhill

A true love of God must begin with a delight in his holiness. – Jonathan Edwards

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