71+ Best Church Quotes You Need To Remember

When we consider the biblical teaching on the church, we realize the church is vitally important for growing in Christ. Profoundly inspirational church quotes will challenge the way you think, change the way you live and transform your whole life.

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Famous Church Quotes

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict. William E Channing

For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel. Martin Luther

We are perishing for lack of wonder, not for lack of wonders. G.K.Chesterton

The purpose of separation of church and state is to keep forever from these shores the ceaseless strife that has soaked the soil of Europe with blood for centuries. James Madison

Just as your body needs sleep, your soul needs time to rest in God. Craig Groeschel

The Church is not an automobile showroom a place to put ourselves on display so that others can admire our spirituality, capacity, or prosperity. It is more like a service center, where vehicles in need of repair come for maintenance and rehabilitation. Dieter F. Uchtdorf

The highest form of worship is the worship of unselfish Christian service. Billy Graham

I am a believer of all religions. I will happily visit a temple, mosque, church. I do not differentiate between religions. Rishi Kapoor

Has what you do for God become more important to you than the Lord Himself? Colin S. Smith

A church is a place in which gentlemen who have never been to heaven brag about it to persons who will never get there. H. L. Mencken

I find that I keep offering God my service when what He wants is my fellowship. John Paul Warren

I was born into a Christian family and brought up in a Lutheran church. My faith has been the center point of my life, really, since I was a child, but at 16 years of age, I fully surrendered my life over to Christ. At that point, as a teenager, I began to grasp the concept of Christ’s true love and forgiveness. Michele Bachmann

Use your ministry to build people, not people to build your ministry. Jacquelyn K. Heasley

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives. Robert A. Heinlein

Isn’t it a comfort to worship a God we cannot exaggerate? Francis Chan

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. Khalil Gibran

It is the pleasing of God that is at the heart of worship. R.C. Sproul

There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being. James Joyce

We should know and celebrate God with our whole person. Craig S.Keener

I was born into a Christian family and brought up in a Lutheran church. My faith has been the center point of my life, really, since I was a child, but at 16 years of age, I fully surrendered my life over to Christ. At that point, as a teenager, I began to grasp the concept of Christ’s true love and forgiveness. Michele Bachmann

The gospels were collected with other writings of the early Church. This collection became known as the New Testament. The New Testament is all about the life and message of Jesus Christ. The Old Testament contains the Scriptures of the Jewish Bible. Roger Quy

When any government, or any church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, This you may not read, this you must not see, this you are forbidden to know, the end result is tyranny and oppression no matter how holy the motives. Robert A. Heinlein

God has given us two hands, one to receive with and the other to give with. Billy Graham

I love you when you bow in your mosque, kneel in your temple, pray in your church. For you and I are sons of one religion, and it is the spirit. Khalil Gibran

The goal of the pastor is not to get people to show up but to get people to grow up. John Maxwell

Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile. Billy Sunday

Baseball is like Church. Many attend, few understand. Leo Durocher

It is only the forcible propagation of conventional Christianity that makes the agnostic so bitter toward the church. He knows that all the doctrines cannot possibly be true, but he would view them with toleration if he were asked merely to let them alone for the benefit of the masses whom they can help and succour. H. P. Lovecraft

Faith is love taking the form of aspiration. William E Channing

Agriculture is not crop production as popular belief holds it’s the production of food and fiber from the world’s land and waters. Without agriculture it is not possible to have a city, stock market, banks, university, church or army. Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy. Allan Savory

Remember God’s thoughts are not our thoughts and His way, not our ways. Ask God to help you to be aligned to the center of His will, and remember as I’ve heard it said that ‘delay is not denial. Pinkie Bagele Taolo

Marriage is an act of will that signifies and involves a mutual gift, which unites the spouses and binds them to their eventual souls, with whom they make up a sole family a domestic church. Pope John Paul II

I look at tens of thousands of church leaders who still do need a bit of an awakening. Bill Hybels

I’m completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death. George Carlin

God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply. Hudson Taylor

An Atheist believes that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist believes that deed must be done instead of prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death. He wants disease conquered, poverty vanished, war eliminated. Madalyn Murray O’Hai

The Christian is not obedient unless he is doing all in his power to send the Gospel to the heathen world. A. B. Simpson

Solemnity is proper in church, but things that are proper in church are not necessarily proper outside, and vice versa. For example, I can say a prayer while washing my teeth, but that does not mean I should wash my teeth in church. C. S. Lewis

The Church may hold whatever it holds with regard to clerical celibacy. William P. Leahy

I’m a God fearing man, go to church every Sunday, and have since I was a boy. But if I ever found out that God cared one way or another about a borderline illegal fist fight on Saturday night, I would be so greatly disappointed that it would make rethink my entire belief system. Chael Sonnen

In no other way can the believer become as fully involved with God’s work, especially the work of world evangelism, as in intercessory prayer. Dick Eastman

One of the greatest attacks of the enemy is to make you busy, to make you hurried, to make you noisy, to make you distracted, to fill the people of God and the Church of God with so much noise and activity that there is no room for prayer. There is no room for being alone with God. There is no room for silence. There is no room for meditation. Paul Washer

Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work. A.B. Simpson

Solemnity is proper in church, but things that are proper in church are not necessarily proper outside, and vice versa. For example, I can say a prayer while washing my teeth, but that does not mean I should wash my teeth in church. C. S. Lewis

Let my heart be broken by the things that break the heart of God.Bob Pierce

I grew up in eastern Kentucky, and we would sing in the churches, and there’s lots of good mountain church singers out there. Like a lot of folks who turn out to be secular music artists, that’s a lot of the training you put in, whether you know it or not. Chris Stapleton

Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian. D.L. Moody

I was raised in a Catholic school, and I would always go to church on Sunday, and I would hear the same music over and over and over and over again, same gospels, hymns, everything. Charlie Puth

If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him. C.T. Studd

I haven’t been baptised. My dad’s not in the church and is not a religious person. My mum is more spiritual she does Thai chi and goes to Stonehenge and things like that. I’m proud to be pagan. Finland is not really a religious country. I’m still looking for my god. Ville Valo

May every Church and Christian community be a place of mercy amid so much indifference. Pope Francis

The Church is the new creation, it is life and joy, it is the sacramental fellowship in which we share the ultimate purpose of God, made real for us now in our hearing the Word and sharing the Sacrament. Rowan Williams

The Christian is the one whose imagination should fly beyond the stars. Francis A. Schaeffer

I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars. You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. Pope Francis

To belong to Jesus is to embrace the nations with Him. John Piper.

I dare not stay home while Quichuas perish. What if the well-filled church in the homeland needs stirring? They have the Scriptures, Moses, and the prophets, and a whole lot more. Their condemnation is written on their bank books and in the dust on their Bible covers. Jim Elliot

The Church is a collection of like minded people who have made the decision to follow Christ. They come together to both give and receive support and encouragement from each other. Daniel Colston

My son had a tumour on his neck. We went for surgery but it failed because the tumour was difficult to remove. Later, we went to New York for his surgery. I was scared as his first operation had failed. I went to church and met a pastor. He told me to go ahead, God would take care of everything. And the surgery was successful. Johnny Lever

The Church is like a great tree whose roots must be energetically  anchored in the earth while its leaves are serenely exposed to the bright sunlight. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

Every true prayer is a prayer of the Church by means of that prayer the Church prays, since it is the Holy Spirit living in the Church, Who in every single soul ‘prays in us with unspeakable groanings. Edith Stein

Christianity means a lot more than church membership. Billy Sunday

I was raised in a Catholic school, and I would always go to church on Sunday, and I would hear the same music over and over and over and over again, same gospels, hymns, everything. Charlie Puth

I believe that there are too many practitioners in the Church, who are not believers. C.S.Lewis

I haven’t been baptised. My dad’s not in the church and is not a religious person. My mum is more spiritual she does Thai chi and goes to Stonehenge and things like that. I’m proud to be pagan. Finland is not really a religious country. I’m still looking for my god. Ville Valo

Believers, look up take courage. The angels are nearer than you think. Billy Graham

The Church is the new creation, it is life and joy, it is the sacramental fellowship in which we share the ultimate purpose of God, made real for us now in our hearing the Word and sharing the Sacrament. Rowan Williams

The Church is not a political power; it’s not a party, but it’s a moral power. Pope Benedict XVI

I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars. You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. Pope Francis

Every day people are straying away from the Church and going back to God. Lenny Bruce

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