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Pastor's Pastor: Quotes again

Pastor's Pastor: Quotes again

During the Wyoming camp meeting, I was privileged to meet with the Junior group who used Noah's ark as their theme.

James A. Cress is the Ministerial Secretary of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

During the Wyoming camp meeting, I was privileged to meet with the Junior group who used Noah's ark as their theme. They shared their enthusiasm with me, just as many of you have shared your favorite quotations to help my collection of quotes and arks grow. I thought you would enjoy these:

If the average church should suddenly take seriously the notion that every lay member man or woman is really a minister of Christ, we could have something like a revolution in a very short time.---Elton Trueblood 

I You may encounter defeats, but you I must not be defeated.---Maya Angelou

In the darkest days, when appearances seem most forbidding, have faith in God. He is working out His will, doing all things well on behalf of His people. The strength of those who love and serve Him will be renewed day by day.—Ellen White (MH98)

Begin with the end in mind. If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step taken just gets us to the wrong place faster.---Stephen Covey

Do not bite at the bait of pleasure until you know there is no hook beneath it.---Thomas Jefferson

Just as important as knowing what gift God has given you is knowing which gifts He hasn't give you. Many Christians try for years to function with gifts they never had in the first place, and this doesn't do the Lord's work much good. It's like trying to hear something with your knee or throw a ball with your nose. Knees and noses are better off doing other things.---C. Peter Wagner

We are disgusted by the things that we desire, and we desire what disgusts us.---Mario Cuomo

The actions of the son sing praise to the character of the father.---African proverb

Toss a pebble at a king, and he'll pay no attention. But put it in his shoe, and he'll limp.---Marilyn vos Savant

The blood of the Lamb is a real cleansing, which really purged away sin. This we believe and declare, and by this sign we conquer.---Charles Spurgeon

A smile is an inexpensive investment and the returns are worth a fortune.---Judy Holbrook

Train up a child in the way he should go and walk there yourself once in a while.---Josh Billings

Forgiveness is not an occasional act. It is a permanent attitude.---Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child, or a parent.---Barbara Bush

Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scale.---Byron J. Langenfield

When there are those who have something against you, disarm them with love.---Reba Fichthorn

By blood and origin, I am Albanian. My citizenship is Indian. I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the heart of Jesus.---Mother Teresa

Truth is incontrovertible. Panic may resent it; ignorance may deride it; malice may distort it; but there it is!---Sir Winston Churchill

The church's or Christian group's methods are as important as its message.---Francis Schaeffer

God save us from single-issue Christians who judge the truth or validity of any policy by how it fits their own agenda.---David Allan Hubbard

The dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.---Arabic proverb

There are no coincidences. They are really miracles in which God chooses to remain anonymous.---Art Tonkinson

If we don't stand for something, we will fall for anything.---Irene Dunne

Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits.---Mark Twain

We buy junk and sell antiques.---sign outside a country store

If you just set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing.---Margaret Thatcher

When you educate a man, you educate an individual, but when you educate a woman, you educate a nation.---Johnetta B. Cole

I don't go out and preach because of my desire as much as I go out to fulfill the command of Christ. He said, "Go!" to all of His disciples, and we're to go and witness to Christ by the way we live and by our verbal witness about the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ and about the need to repent and believe. I've never had any doubts about my call.---Billy Graham

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James A. Cress is the Ministerial Secretary of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

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