50+ 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

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The Church is not a gallery for the exhibition of eminent Christians, but a school for the education of imperfect ones. Henry Ward Beecher

The True Church can never fail. For it is based upon a rock. T.S. Eliot

Church attendance is as vital to a disciple as a transfusion of rich, healthy blood to a sick man. Dwight L. Moody

There is no one true church, no one chosen people. Terry Tempest Williams

The church is precisely that against which Jesus preached, and against which he taught his disciples to fight. Friedrich Nietzsche

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The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better. Thomas Carlyle

The perfect church service, would be one we were almost unaware of. Our attention would have been on God. C.S. Lewis

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

Many come to bring their clothes to church rather than themselves. Thomas Fuller

The nearer the Church the further from God. Lancelot Andrewes

My own mind is my own church. Thomas Paine

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Inspirational Church Quotes

Wherever we see the Word of God purely preached and heard, there a church of God exists, even if it swarms with many faults. John Calvin

Yes, I see the Church as the body of Christ. But, oh! How we have blemished and scarred that body through social neglect and through fear of being nonconformists. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the Church, considered as a social organism, the mysteries inevitably degenerate into beliefs. Simone Weil

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

It would be far better to be of no church than to be bitter of any. William Penn

I like the silence of a church, before the service begins better than any preaching. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel. Martin Luther

I think the church and the religion right now have a lot more to be worried about than SLAYER. Kerry King

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Nearly all the evils in the Church have arisen from bishops desiring power more than light. They want authority, not outlook. John Ruskin

There is one grand, all-comprehending church; and if I am a Christian, I belong to it, and no man can shut me out of it. William E. Channing

The root of almost every schism and heresy from which the Christian Church has suffered, has been because of the effort of men to earn, rather than receive their salvation; and the reason preaching is so commonly ineffective is, that it often calls on people to work for God rather than letting God work through them. John Ruskin

Church is the only place where someone speaks to me and I do not have to answer back. Charles de Gaulle

We need to avoid the spiritual sickness of a church that is wrapped up in its own world: when a church becomes like this, it grows sick. Pope Francis

Motivational Church Quotes

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

The style of God venerated in the church, mosque, or synagogue seems completely different from the style of the natural universe. Alan Watts

We sing in a church, why can we not dance there? George Bernard Shaw

Nothing doth so much keep men out of the Church, and drive men out of the Church, as breach of unity. Francis Bacon

It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works in God’s name is often hardest put to find time for God. The parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last ones to lose Him there. Vance Havner

You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church. Joel Osteen

Though the church has many critics, it has no rivals. Anonymous

In a church of my own we’re perfect together I recognize you in the stained glass. Heather Nova

He who is near the Church is often far from God. French Proverb

The church is so subnormal that if it ever got back to the New Testament normal it would seem to people to be abnormal. Vance Havner

The Church has always been willing to swap off treasures in heaven for cash down. Robert G. Ingersoll

The Reformation did not directly touch the question of the true character of God’s church. John Nelson Darby

The operation of the Church is entirely set up for the sinner; which creates much misunderstanding among the smug. Flannery O’Connor

Those who would renegotiate the boundaries between church and state must therefore answer a difficult question: why would we trade a system that has served us so well for one that has served others so poorly? Sandra Day O’Connor

He who does not have the church as his mother, does not have God as his father. Augustine of Hippo

The Church must be intelligible to the simple as well as to the shrewd. Robert Hugh Benson

A good church is a Bible-centered church. Nothing is as important as this–not a large congregation, a witty pastor, or tangible experiences of the Holy Spirit. Alistair Begg

I never weary of great churches. It is my favorite kind of mountain scenery. Mankind was never so happily inspired as when it made a cathedral. Robert Louis Stevenson

Teenagers who do not go to church are adored by God, but they don’t get to meet some of the people who love God back. Anne Lamott

The Church is the one institution that exists for those outside it. William Tyndale

The Church must be forever building, for it is forever decaying within and attacked from without. T.S. Eliot

A glorious Church is like a magnificent feast; there is all the variety that may be, but every one chooses out a dish or two that he likes, and lets the rest alone: how glorious soever the Church is, every one chooses out of it his own religion, by which he governs himself, and lets the rest alone. John Selden

The day we find the perfect church, it becomes imperfect the moment we join it. Charles H. Spurgeon

I want get across to not just the church world. I want to get outside those walls to everyday people. Joel Osteen

Christians are not limited to any church. Billy Graham

Clearly the person who accepts the Church as an infallible guide will believe whatever the Church teaches. Thomas Aquinas

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