86+ 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

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

Let the world know what you live for…not what you fall for! ― John Paul Warren

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

Were I a Roman Catholic, perhaps I should on this occasion vow to build a chapel to some saint, but as I am not, if I were to vow at all, it should be to build a light― house.

[Letter to his wife, 17 July 1757, after narrowly avoiding a shipwreck; often misquoted as “Lighthouses are more helpful than churches.”] ― Benjamin Franklin

Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church; it is a goodly Christian weapon. ― Martin Luther

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

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

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

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

It became obvious why Catholics had built such beautiful cathedrals and churches throughout the world. Not as gathering or meeting places for Christians. But as a home for Jesus Himself in the Blessed Sacrament. Cathedrals house Jesus. Christians merely come and visit Him. The cathedrals and churches architecturally prepare our souls for the beauty of the Eucharist. ― Allen R. Hunt

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

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

Each of those churches shows certain books, which they call revelation, or the Word of God. The Jews say that their Word of God was given by God to Moses face to face; the Christians say, that their Word of God came by divine inspiration; and the Turks say, that their Word of God (the Koran) was brought by an angel from heaven. Each of those churches accuses the other of unbelief; and, for my own part, I disbelieve them all. ― Thomas Paine

quotes about church

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

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

The choir always tittered and whispered all through service. There was once a church choir that was not ill― bred, but I have forgotten where it was, now. It was a great many years ago, and I can scarcely remember anything about it, but I think it was in some foreign country. ― Mark Twain

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

Plantie is a very strong Protestant, that is to say, he’s against all churches, especially the Protestant: and he thinks a lot of Buddha, Karma and Confucius. He is also a bit of an anarchist and three or four years ago he took up Einstein and vitamins. ― Joyce Cary

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

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

I’ve always wondered how much can you do for your fellow man if your hands are constantly stuck together in Prayers for them? ― Stanley Victor Paskavich

inspirational church quotes

I think if the church did what they were supposed to do we wouldn’t have anyone sleeping on the streets. ― Michael W. Smith

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

Our problems sometimes show the degree of our relationship with God. ― Dr Paul Gitwaza

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

Your management of the information that you have will determine whether God will trust you or not with His mysteries. ― Dr Paul Gitwaza

You may speak but a word to a child, and in that child, there may be slumbering a noble heart which shall stir the Christian Church in years to come. ― Charles Spurgeon

Many millions of pregnancies—many if not most of which have each led to the birth of at least one child—were each used as nothing but a conspicuous means to a secret end called the evasion of abortion. ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

I lack the fervency, vitality, life, in prayer which I long for. I know that many consider it fanaticism when they hear anything which does not conform to the conventional, sleep― inducing eulogies so often rising from Laodicean lips; but I know too that these same people can acquiescently tolerate sin in their lives and in the church without so much as tilting one hair of their eyebrows. ― Jim Eliot

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

Many of our churches have become content with creating well― behaved constituents instead of forgiven children of God. ― R.J. Grunewald

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

There’s nothing sacred about a holy temple; it’s just a heap of rocks. ― Marty Rubin

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

Prepare yourself, Church, to be a carrier of the Glory of God in these later days. ― Dr Paul Gitwaza

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

Sinning when alone is easy but Worshipping alone is difficult. ― Dr Paul Gitwaza

best church quotes

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

If the chanting in temple would help inner peace, if the preaching in a mosque would address humanity and the choirs in a church would sing songs of universal love, I am not against religions! ― Preeth Nambiar

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

Chosing a life of Sin and dwelling there will cause God’s covenant with you to be forgotten. ― Dr Paul Gitwaza

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

If marriages didn’t need divine assistance to survive, weddings wouldn’t be held in churches. ― Christopher Buehlman

People think we didn’t have theatres in Scotland for centuries because the Church suppressed them. Well, perhaps. But you could also argue that we had theatres in every town and village in the land: they were called kirks, and every week folk packed in to see a one― man show about life, death and the universe. ― James Robertson

The Word that will change a man must first show the man who he really is. ― Christian Michael

Nothing more peaceful to me then falling asleep in a peaceful church or falling asleep next to a Beautiful woman as both are beautiful things as I feel safe and at peace” ― James D Wilson

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

The places of quiet are going away, the churches, the woods, the libraries. And it is only in silence we can hear the voice inside of us which gives us true peace. ― James Rozoff

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

Church was never meant to be a place for gods to gather, but for devils wanting to shed their horns for halos. ― Richelle E. Goodrich

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

Most priests wish they were as righteous as they seem to most members of their congregations. ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Even those who want to go to heaven would rather kill than be killed. ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

I am usually able to tolerate all kinds of victims of indoctrination except those who have been infected with xenophobia, racism, or homophobia. ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Whenever He answers prayers, God usually prioritizes those by people who, instead of their mouths, have prayed with their hands and/or feet. ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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

Churches need to realize that they are houses OF God ― and that they are NOT God. ― Christina Engela

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

Your solution lies not in finding favor before men but before God. Learn to seek Him for your problems and His favor will meet you. ― Dr Paul Gitwaza

There has never been a meaningful life built on easy street. ― John Paul Warren

The churches are preaching miracles and not gospel of the kingdom. ― Sunday Adelaja

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

Churches are no more relevant because they haven’t balanced there teachings. ― Sunday Adelaja

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

The nearer the Church the further from God. ― Lancelot Andrewes

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

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

It’s about time we quit playing church in these services that start at eleven o clock sharp and end at twelve o clock dull. ― Vance Havner

Leave the matter of religion to the family altar, the church, and the private school, supported entirely by private contributions. Keep the church and state forever separate. ― Ulysses S. Grant

Don’t give your money to the church. They should be giving their money to you. ― George Carlin

Churchgoers are like coals in a fire. When they cling together, they keep the flame aglow; when they separate, they die out. ― Billy Graham

No church can be prospered in which all the ministration comes from the pulpit. ― Henry Ward Beecher

Some keep the Sabbath going to church; I keep it staying at home, with a bobolink for a chorister, and an orchard for a dome. ― Emily Dickinson

Church was doing what he often did when dropped ― lying on his back with all four legs in the air, pretending to be dead in order to induce guilt in his owners. ― Cassandra Clare

The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. ― Tertullian

I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish Church, by the Roman Church, by the Greek Church, by the Turkish Church, by the Protestant Church, nor by any church that I know of. My own mind is my own church. ― Thomas Paine

Your body is the church where Nature asks to be reverenced. ― Marquis De Sade

Bombs have kill― radiuses; churches should have love― radiuses― anyone within twenty miles of a church should know it. ― Tyler Edwards

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

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

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

The church has been so seduced by psychological counseling for so long that anything that seems at odds with the current counseling practices is usually considered a consequence of ignorance. ― T.A. McMahon

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organization do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always. ― A. W. Tozer

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