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Posted by on January 8, 2015 in #BIBLE, #FAMILY, #HUMANISM, #LIVING


An open letter to every celebrity who becomes a Christian

An open letter to every celebrity who becomes a Christian.



“Our Father who art in heaven” (Matt. 6:9).

The term Father is one of the most commonly used terms in our prayers, and rightly so because that’s how Jesus taught us to pray. But as common as that term is to us, it was very uncommon to the people of Christ’s day.
Then, most of the people who worshiped false gods thought of them as distant, capricious, and immoral beings that were to be feared. Even the Jewish people, who should have understood the fatherhood of God, had removed themselves from His Fatherly care through their sin and apostasy. Consequently He seemed remote to them. Even some who did claim God as their Father were rebuked by Christ, who called them children of the devil because they rejected the Son (John 8:44).
Against that backdrop, Christ’s teaching was revolutionary. He proclaimed God as a caring and gracious Father who desires intimate fellowship with His children. That fellowship can come only through faith in the Son.
Beyond that, Jesus revealed the Father’s character in everything He said and did. When Philip asked Jesus to show him the Father, Jesus replied, “Have I been so long with you, and yet you have not come to know Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father” (John 14:9).
Jesus also proclaimed God as a Father who has all the treasures of heaven at His disposal and who makes them available to His children so they might glorify Him: “Your Father knows what you need, before you ask Him. . . . Do not be anxious then . . . but seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all [you need] will be added to you” (Matt. 6:8, 31, 33).
Your faith in Christ is what makes God your Heavenly Father. He loves you, listens to your prayers, and supplies your needs according to His abundant resources. Look to Him today and live as a thankful, obedient child.
Suggestions for Prayer:
  • Thank God that He is your gracious and loving Father.
  • Praise Him for the abundant blessings He gives to you.
For Further Study:
Read Proverbs 3:5-6 and Matthew 7:7-11.
  • What are you exhorted to do?
  • What specifically will God do for you?
  • How should those passages affect your relationship with God?

From Drawing Near by John MacArthur Copyright © 1993. Used by permission of Crossway Books, a division of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, IL 60187,



“Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?” (Matthew 12:48)

Sometimes Jesus could seem rude.
Or maybe blunt would be a better word.
But perhaps we have not understood him correctly. Jesus stood in a dual relationship to his mother Mary and to his earthly brothers and sisters. They were indeed part of his earthly family. He never denied them or disowned them, and he never treated them unkindly. But he never forgot the greater priority of the spiritual over the physical. Thus he could say of his disciples, “Here are my mother and my brothers” (Matthew 12:49). And to make sure everyone understood his point, he added that those who do the Father’s will are his true spiritual family (v. 50). 
We see this same truth stated another way in Matthew 10:36“Your worst enemies will be in your own family” (CEV). The Message offers this paraphrase of the surrounding context:

Don’t think I’ve come to make life cozy. I’ve come to cut-make a sharp knife-cut between son and father, daughter and mother, bride and mother-in-law-cut through these cozy domestic arrangements and free you for God. Well-meaning family members can be your worst enemies. If you prefer father or mother over me, you don’t deserve me. If you prefer son or daughter over me, you don’t deserve me (Matthew 10:34-37).

The truth about Jesus cuts both ways. Thus one brother believes, another rejects. A father follow Jesus, a mother goes her own way. Twin sisters part ways over the gospel. Thus it has ever been, and thus it is today. 
There is sad news and good news in this question. The sad news is that some of our closest friends and relatives will not understand why we believe in Jesus. Some may be openly hostile to us. Converts from Islam often experience this truth in very personal terms. Following Jesus won’t make you popular in many parts of the world. 
But the good news is better than the bad news. When we come to Christ, we become part of a worldwide fellowship of believers that stretches to every corner of the globe. It has been my joy over the last 40 years to see God expand my own horizons in this area. I have discovered to my delight that God has his people scattered in some very unusual places. And I have learned that there are many different ways to worship God in spirit and in truth. I learned to do a little worship dance at the YWAM base in Belize. I stood with John Sergey and observed a Russian Orthodox liturgy in St. Petersburg, Russia. I clapped and cheered with enthusiastic Haitian believers during an evangelistic campaign. I have preached in an evangelical church on the banks of the Volga River and joined in worship with a Messianic congregation in Jerusalem. I took my shoes off so I could preach at a church in Bangkok, Thailand, and I joined with youth leaders from Latvia, Slovenia, Romania, Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic as we worshiped the Lord together. 
Everyone who belongs to Jesus belongs to me because we are joined together by faith in him. Jesus unites in one body the vast diversity of true Christians from every tribe, nation, language and people group. One day we will join in united worship around the throne of God (Revelation 7:9-10). Even today we get a foretaste as we worship the Lord together.
God has a great big family, bigger than any of have imagined, and if I’m in that family, I’ve got brothers and sisters all over the world. It’s hard for me to think of a happier truth than that.
Lord Jesus, forgive us for our limited vision of your global family. When we feel like we’re alone in the world, remind us of our brothers and sisters in every nation. Open our eyes to see that everyone who belongs to you belongs to us too. Amen.

Going Deeper

How has God broadened your vision of the body of Christ? In what sense can our spiritual family be even closer to us than our physical family? Read Revelation 7:9-10 out loud and spend some time picturing that scene in your mind. 


Lately I am meeting some new friends by emails who are interested in discussing the rapture of the church in more detail. The vast majority of the people in the world are disinterested in all this (to say the least), reflecting the fact that Jesus Christ is the most hated man who ever lived.
Brenda Peterson has written a light-hearted book, “I Want to be Left Behind: Finding Rapture Here on Earth.” As a girl she attended a Southern Baptist evangelical church where she “accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior,” and where she learned a lot of fine old hymns, whose titles make convenient chapter headings in her book. She has an obvious love of nature and for greener living, but further thoughts about the real, living God soon fade from consideration as one gets into her book.
At times, I, too, would like to escape from the insane stressed-out life of the city, but then I am instantly reminded that nature is broken too, not just us people who live here on God’s green earth.
“…if Christ is in you, the body is dead because of sin, but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors–not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not only that, but we also who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body,” Romans 8:10-23
Just a few years ago, it seemed to me that many churches oversimplified the gospel message. Jesus Christ, alive from the dead, does indeed offer himself to us as Savior, Lord, Friend and Lover. His ability to offer Himself to us so generously, so freely, is based on his own voluntary death by crucifixion, for each one of us. “…He Himself is the propitiation (Greek: hilasterion, ), for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.” (1 John 2:2) Ray Stedman explains that the issue of all human sin, for all time, has been paid for in full by Jesus Christ the Son of God,
Now, why does John say, “he is the expiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world?” Why does he put that in? Obviously he is drawing a contrast between Christians and non-Christians. He is reminding us that when the Lord Jesus died upon the cross 1900 years ago, he not only paid the debt of our sins, he not only took our guilt, as Christians, but he took the guilt of the whole world. He paid the price for every man. There is no man who will be kept away from God because of his sins, if he accepts the work of Christ on his behalf. Sin can never separate an individual from God, because of the cross of Christ. No matter how bad the sins, no matter how extreme it may be, or how long continued, sin can never separate anybody, anywhere, in any time, or any age, from the heart of God, if the work of the cross be received. That is the extent of the expiation mentioned here. But why does he remind us of that in this context?
The answer is: It is to help us see ourselves.
Why is it that all the world is not reconciled to God? Why is it that these others, whose sins have been already settled for on the cross, are living in estrangement and hostility to the God who loves them and who seeks after them? Why is it that men are still defying God, and blaspheming God, and turning and running from him, and experiencing the death, darkness, and degradation that comes from not knowing? You know the answer: Because they will not believe him. They will not accept his forgiveness. He has forgiven them, but they have never forgiven him. As Paul puts it in Second Corinthians 5, “We are ambassadors for Christ, for God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them. Therefore, we beseech men, be ye reconciled to God,” (2 Corinthians 5:20). We do not have to say to God, “be reconciled to men”; we are saying to men, “be ye reconciled to God,” (2 Corinthians 5:20b KJV).
Now, that is the very same reason why we Christians are not enjoying the full flow of the Spirit of power, life, love, and wisdom, in our experience. It is all available to us, but we will not receive it. That is what John means. Like the world, we are turning our back on it. We are saying to God, “I’m not interested in cleansing because, you see, I really don’t need it. After all, this is not a sin, it’s simply a weakness, just an inherited tendency, something I got from my family. I can’t help it.” That kind of thing is cutting the ground out from under the whole redemptive work of Jesus Christ on our behalf. Though his power is all-available, it is not experienced because of that. Now let us bow before him. In a moment of quietness before God, let us confess this terrible tendency that each of us has unquestionably experienced, to rationalize sin, to excuse it, justify it, call it something else, doll it up, sprinkle perfume on it and make it look better, instead of calling it exactly what it is. Christ has found a way below, around, and above our circumstances. He can reach us despite the pressures; it is just that we do not want it. ( ).
The kind and quality of the boundless love Jesus offers us demands a wholehearted response from us. True, we have nothing to offer Him but ourselves, but that is exactly what He is asking from us. Our Lord is also offering each of us a place in his kingdom, and a place of intimacy with Him as well–as indicated by the symbols of heavenly Bridegroom courting and becoming one with his gentile, virgin Bride. (Never mind that the bride-to-be may have previously been a spiritual adulteress, or worse–the forgiveness package offered covers any and all kinds of sin. Only sinners need apply).
In spite of much pleading by God, and much love poured out on our generation, history has shown that only a small number of people are accepting the courtship offer God still offers mankind. The time period Jesus has been calling a Bride to Himself has now been about 2000 years. Many believed in Jesus after the Creation of the world but before the Flood of Noah. Most of the people of Israel have not as yet responded to the calling of their Messiah.
The offer of Jesus — in the role of a Bridegroom seeking a Bride — is not the whole story of God’s love for the world. It is but one, one facet. Evangelism of the whole world will pick up again after the rapture of the church–with great power and conviction, but many of these last-minute converts will pay by experiencing their own immediate martyrdom. Trying to stay alive on earth for even a short time after the Rapture will involve a series of horrific, cascading nightmares whose primary purpose is to deal with layers of human evil and corruption which must be purged away before the rebuilding of earth can begin.
As noted by Paul in Romans 8, nature (“the creation”) is fatally broken and running down and must be completely remade. Evil men who insist on running their lives by their own selfish rules must be dealt with by force; justice must be dispensed, the “unrighteous” of earth will find themselves soon evicted. They have been living on borrowed time and borrowed land. The Landlord wants His property back. Whole (holy) men and women need to will be housed in a holy place, in an all new-creation. Sin is terribly contagious and must be eradicated one step at a time, until we come to a time of a “new heavens and new earth.” What will survive the coming great purges are the deeds God have done though His people.
In chapter after chapter, whole books of the Bible tell us what the future of life on earth will be like when Jesus Christ returns in power as Ruling King of all the nations (Psalm 2). We might wish for more detail, but there is actually plenty already written down for us by the ancients.
The big event called the “second coming” of Jesus is described in the New Testament by the use of the Greek words “parousia,” and “epiphaneia.” The first aspect of the return of Jesus, is popularly known as the rapture of the church. (See “Aspects of the Return of the Lord Jesus Christ,” After that event, history will move rapidly ahead to the visible appearing of Jesus Christ on the Mt. of Olives in Jerusalem. The Rapture may be largely unseen and unnoticed in the daily news but radical, major shifts in world, power will follow the rapture in short order. Bible buffs are quite busy tracking down the major shifts in the world one can see were foretold long ago in the Bible. We are already seeing a small foretaste of bad things to come down here on earth in recent months.
God surely grieves when men reject the gift He offers, yet for God the consent of a few to follow Him is apparently reward enough. Most of us know that the news media of our day do not usually report on those issues that are of major importance to God and His kingdom. Not many Christians may be leaving with us at the rapture, because many who say they are in the family of God, aren’t. It is a wonderful topic to study and think about. The devil will soon cover up the exit from earth of that small band of “fundamentalists.” Were they “merely” abducted by alien space ships? Probably it won’t be all that big a deal to most of those who out to tidy by the gardens. As Ray Stedman noted above, unbelief is the biggest obstacle to our faith most all the time.
Back to the Rapture: All three Persons of the godhead are involved in the approaching and scheduled consummation of the 2000 year courtship story concerning the Lord Jesus Christ and his Bride, the true church. Like any good Jewish father, God the Father has carefully chosen each of us, and called us. He is taking the responsibility of preparing us to be THE Bride for His beloved son. We who are gentiles are being invited to marry into the Jewish family of Jesus. (But there are multitudes of Jews who are in the church as well). As a very rough guess I estimated that the true church (all believers in Christ since that Pentecost day which immediately followed the resurrection of Jesus), could easily be billion of people in numbers! Ten billion is a possibility.
Local churches, as described in the New Testament, are supposed to be families who take in the refugees of our fallen world. Imagine the diversity of persons in the finished church of Jesus Christ we are being invited into. The heavenly family of Jesus surely contains many children: orphans, throw-away kids, victims of abortion, war, disease. There will be old and wise folks in heaven and every age in between, all in different states of spiritual and emotional maturation (I would think). Part of growing up as humans is experiencing nurturing and receiving training and instruction in a family. Local churches are supposed to be doing as much of this as possible here and now, but I wonder how much healing-of-families goes hand in hand with the rapture?
The sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit (already mightily at work in all of us who know the Lord) is in making once derelict sinners into all-new godly men, woman and children. Jesus evidently looks forward to sharing a home with Him in the heavenly places (probably the orbiting City of New Jerusalem). At most weddings, the Bride is featured as the center of attraction. Although the Lord Jesus is the Most Honored One at this coming union with His Church, it should be obvious that every good wedding should involve a good match between Lover and Beloved, between Bride and Bridegroom. In this case the Holy Spirit (He is fully God in every respect) will surely know what wedding dowry is best suited for the virgin spouse of Jesus. Getting the Bride sanctified is a very tall order for which the Spirit of God has always been the Healer and the Giver of Life.
The Song of Solomon is a wonderful love study about a very plain peasant girl who receives a complete wedding endowment from the Spirit of God so that she arrives at her wedding day fully equipped to provide a wonderful match for a great King. Psalms 45 further hints at the union of the Lord and his church.
Ecosystems and infrastructure matter to man–one sees that in the way we were created in Genesis 1-2. I suppose heaven will have sanctuaries for shy persons, garden spaces, libraries, and plenty of comfort for each of us. Man was created last, after the rest of the created universe. God delights in variety, in gardens, in places for rest and meditation. Like C.S. Lewis, I hope heaven has room for our close animal companions from this life.
I think our immediate home after the Rapture is indeed the heavenly city of New Jerusalem, Revelation 21-22. The heavenly city seems to me to be a district in heaven, not the sum total of what the Third Heaven is). While we are waiting to go there, I hope some gifted artists and architects of our day might allow their sanctified imaginations to tell us what the City of God might be like? My earliest childhood thoughts of heaven hardly went further than thinking of fluffy clouds in an otherwise boring “place” free from sin, pain and sorrow. A few years ago while visiting Israel I found that was attractive to a simple, low-profile assignment in New Jerusalem, “For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.” (Psalm 84:10)
Knowing the one true God is about being in a very diverse family of men, women, boys and girls–all ages all backgrounds, all cultures, all callings. The Rapture is very much a family reunion where we are all on common ground. For some, God helps us find the right place in his cosmic family by sending us pain and grief. Hebrews 12 tells that all legitimate children of God are disciplined–even scourged. The list of those whom the father “scourges” includes Jesus. Getting us adjusted, and our brothers and sisters as well, may mean He must send us trials, tests and suffering. (I don’t see heaven as a deserved reward for the righteous at all. I think it is the next big step God has for us to continue to enjoy being the objects of His love and grace. We each have a unique place in God’s affections, but being a follower of Jesus is still a family matter.) The world around us could care less about everlasting happiness with Jesus, and this is very sad indeed. For now, there is still time to say “yes” to the healing love of Jesus. All who will may come.
“God is going to invade this earth in force. But what is the good of saying you are on His side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream, and something else — something it never entered your head to conceive — comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us, and so terrible to others, that none of us will have any choice left? For this time it will be God without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irresistible horror into every creature.
“It will be too late then to choose your side. There is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up. That will not be the time for choosing; it will be the time when we discover which side we have really chosen, whether we realized it before or not. Now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. God is holding back, to give us that chance. It will not last forever. We must take it or leave it.” (C.S. Lewis)
Lambert Dolphin


Abortion word games
Have you ever noticed how pro-abortion people like to use positive, nice sounding words? For example, words like pro-choice, or they will say abortion is a woman’s right. And they try to pretend that the living human being that is being killed is not really a living entity by using clinical sounding words such as embryofetuscell, or tissue.
Well, I thought it would be interesting to look in the dictionary to find out how the dictionary defines words such as “pregnancy” and “termination,” since even the abortion groups such as Family Planning still use those words to advertise their services. Yes, look in any Yellow Pages directory, and there you will find listed Pregnancy Termination. So let’s see what that REALLY means:
Pregnancy: 1. state, condition, or quality of being pregnant.
Pregnant: 1. having a child or other offspring developing in the body; with child or young, as a woman or female mammal.
Offspring: 1. children or young of a particular parent or progenitor. 2. a child or animal in relation to its parents. 3. descendants.
(Okay, so the dictionary says that pregnancy equals pregnant which equals having a child or offspring developing in your body. A child, not just some tissue)
Termination: 1. the act of terminating or the condition of being terminated.
Terminate: 1. to bring to an end; put an end to.
(Okay, so termination equals terminate, which equals “to put an end to.” Let’s see what other word has that same definition.)
Kill: 1. to deprive of life in any manner; cause the death of; slay. 2. to put an end to; extinguish.
So to recap, according to the Webster’s Encyclopedic Dictionary (1989 Edition) PREGNANCY means the same as CHILD, and TERMINATION means the same as KILL. Put them together and you have PREGNANCY TERMINATION equals CHILD KILLING.
I wish the pro-abortionists would stop hiding behind euphemisms. A rose by any other name still smells as sweet, and abortion by any other name is still the murder of children. Call it what it is!


 “Until we are willing to die, we have no right to live.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“You are not going to be what you decide to be; you are going to be
what you decide to be around.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“The victory comes not to the one who is the most talented but to the
one who labors more abundantly than them all.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“A person who will not take care of the little things will not take
care of the big things, for big things are but an accumulation of
little things.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“You do not have to seek God’s will when you are doing God’s will.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“The right walk can only come from the right stand.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“To lose something in the will of God is to find something better.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“Man’s greatest need is to need.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“I’d rather die in the will of God than to live outside of it.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“If you hold the truth while you are in danger, the truth will hold
you when you are in danger.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“Life is too short not to spend it doing what God wants us to do.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“I’d rather be right wrongly than wrong rightly.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“Make no provisions for failure.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“So live that when you find yourself, you will still be qualified to
be yourself.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“If God feeds me, He has a right to expect my life.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“A little person in a little place can use a little thing, perform a
little task, and receive a great reward.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“The man who gets ahead is the man who works while others sleep.
The people who do great works for God are those who are content and
stay at their job.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“Let’s be diligent in giving, careful in our living, and faithful in
our praying.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“I’ll walk with man while he is awake. I’ll walk with God while man
is asleep.” — Dr. Jack Hyles

“If I live for self, I can only live for one; if I live for others, I
can live for 3,000,000,000.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The best thing I can do for you is to love you.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“I’d like to close my ministry some day from behind this pulpit with one word to my people: ‘OTHERS! Signed, Your Pastor.'” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Faith is the willingness to risk anything on God.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“A Christian ought to feel that when a need arises, it is his duty to fill that need.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“If I and a need meet, God must have had in mind my filling it.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“A man’s main business is God; a woman’s main business is the man.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“Love is a gift of God.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“A good name is what is given you by others and that which has been earned by you.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“He who cannot obey cannot command.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“God does not choose those who are fit. He outfits those whom He chooses.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“Nothing unites people as sharing the same affliction.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“It is easy to be grateful for a bonus; it is character to be grateful for a salary.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by old-fashioned preaching.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“A friend cannot be known in prosperity. An enemy cannot be hidden in adversity.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“Jesus makes you happy in reality. The world makes you happy escaping from reality.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“He Who can love as no man can love can hurt as no man can hurt.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“If you do what you always did, you’ll get what you always got.” — Dr. jack Hyles
“It is tragic for our God, Who gave us His Son to die on the cross, to beg us to love Him.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“Too may people today ask God ‘where’ instead of ‘what.'” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“A tribulation gives you the opportunity to test a truth you have always believed.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“God never leads anyone anywhere for money.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“Failure means I dared try.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“There is no victory in the world any more shallow than victory over another.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Happiness is untested delight. Joy is delight tested” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The pursuit of things robs me of investing more in the work of Christ.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“You will never really love until you love someone who hates you.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Being loved is life’s second greatest blessing; loving is the greatest.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Nobody is fit to be leader unless he would rather be a follower instead of a leader.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“God’s mighty power comes when God’s people learn to walk with God.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“There is no one big will of God for your life, God has many wills for your life.” — Dr. jack Hyles
“Nobody ‘used to love’ anyone; there is no such thing as an ‘ex-friend.'” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The man who gets ahead is the man who works while others sleep.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Just to love, that’s enough; being loved, that’s a bonus.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“God’s normal dealings with man are very quiet.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Effort, weakness, trust, victory: that’s my biography.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The leader must be alone while others are with each other.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Preaching is fire in the pulpit that melts the ice in the pew.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“If we prepare ourselves for life’s inevitables, we will not be perplexed by life’s transitions.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Success is on the same road as failure; success is just a little further down the road.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“If I live for self, I can only live for one. If I live for others, I can live for 3,000,000,000.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“You express love by obedience.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“You don’t get strength for the load; you get strength from the load.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“There is nothing more blessed than to be used of God.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Real leaders would rather follow.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“God never gives us anything to do that He does not give us the strength to do.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“I thank God that I have known hunger; I know what it is for God to feed me.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Use you work to build your people, not your people to build your work.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Greatness is in the preparation, not in the performance.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“A church doesn’t necessarily need space to grow; it just needs the power of God.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The difference between success and failure is work.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“We need God as much in the calm as in the storm.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Laughter means nothing unless there have been tears.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The ones who disappoint you need you the most.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“There is nothing in this world so empty as getting what you want.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Until we are willing to die, we have no right to live.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Remind your mind to use His mind.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“It is not easy to lose, but often more is won in loss than victory.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Preaching is truth set on fire.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“A person who has not done well the little is not prepared or qualified to do the big.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“If I labor for God, I fail. If I labor with God, I succeed.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“I know enough of God to want to know more.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“If I have ever loved you, I will always love you.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“Let principles make decisions.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The follower is as important as the leader.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Your faith level is determined by your obedience level.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Preaching is sin’s greatest adversary.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“If God called us to a task, He will then qualify us for the job.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“You stay successful the same way you became successful.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“What we do today is more important than what we plan to do in the future.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“I never had a trial I wanted to have, but I never had trial I wasn’t glad I had.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Leadership is made for service.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Faith is the key that unlocks all of God’s cupboards.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“A friend will not try to change your convictions.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“A prepared person will always have his opportunity.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“To lose something in the will of God is to find something better.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Meditation is love’s nourishment.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Love is a verb.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Clay is earth with humility.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Back of the clouds, the sun is always shining.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Leadership is forced on a man who is prepared but unaware.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Faith is asking. Faith is believing. Faith is doubting. Faith is stepping out anyway.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“If a task is worthy of our attention, it is worthy of our best.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The reward that outdoes all others is the peace of knowing that you did right.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“A request from a friend is a royal command.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“He Who can love as no man can love can hurt as no man can hurt.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Everything you declare with your lips will be tested in your life.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“If you can’t see His goodness, you can trust His goodness.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The best way to help those who are behind you is to heed those before you.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The greatest blessing the the whole world is being a blessing.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“A friend cannot be known in prosperity. An enemy cannot be hidden in adversity.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Life is too short not to spend it doing what God wants us to do.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Giving is the true barometer of love.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“There are two ways to be rich in life: have what you want or want what you have.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“On the essentials, unity. On the nonessentials, liberty. In everything, charity.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The Christian life is a way of life.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Leadership always has to be learning.” – —Dr. Jack Hyles
“Love is a heavenly quality that is given to prepare men to enjoy the heavenly city more.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The fire doesn’t make you what you are; it reveals what you were.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The thing that God wants from us more than anything else is our dependency on Him.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Preaching is the moral conscience of a nation.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“What you are is what it takes to stop you.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Preaching is teaching with a tear in the eye.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Love is hope when reason despairs.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The wise follower will want to build strong leaders.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“It is tragic for our God, Who gave us His Son to die on the cross, to beg us to love Him.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The war is not won on the battlefield; it is won in the boot camp.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Duty and love always accompany each other.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The reward that outdoes all others is the peace of knowing that you did right.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Clay is earth with humility.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Do not ask for fears to be removed; ask for courage equal to the fears.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“When you get to the top, raise the top and climb some more.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Love is thinking.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“God never gives us anything to do that He does not give us the strength to do.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Living by faith is believing that God knows what is best for me.” — Dr. Jack Hyles 
“God does not choose those who are fit. He outfits those whom He chooses.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“If there is a secret in my life it is this: I do everything by schedule.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“My mother said, ‘Son, it’s the I CAN that makes a great man.'” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Silence between friends says that one’s presence is enough.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Lord, help me to preach today as if it were the last sermon I would ever preach.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“To please a friend is a welcome bonus; to help him is the great reward.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Nothing is happy until it fulfills the purpose for which it was created by God.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“How can you give up the world? Just do what you ought to do, and it will give you up.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Love is the doorway through which the human soul passes from selfishness to service.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Suffering is the strongest and closest fellowship in the world.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“God won’t do for you what you can do for yourself.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“There is no greater joy in the Christian life than to trust Him and need no explanation.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Character comes by repetition of right until right is done subconsciously.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“The more you learn to love, the fewer people you will have to love you as you love them.” – Dr. Jack Hyles
“True friendship needs no reciprocation.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“One of the most important words in the English language is “appropriate.”” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Failing is not a disgrace unless you make it the last chapter of your book.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“A tear today is an investment in a laugh tomorrow.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Make no provision for failure.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“I cannot love you as I love myself until I love God as I ought to love Him.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“There is always a prepared place for a prepared person.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“You do not have to seek God’s will when you are doing God’s will.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Hearts are united when they ache and break together.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Faith is asking. Faith is believing. Faith is doubting. Faith is stepping out anyway.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“A prepared person will always have his opportunity.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“God’s people cannot be shamed into serving God; they need to be challenged.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“Happiness is untested delight. Joy is delight tested” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“You can’t come back to God because He is already there.” — Dr. Jack Hyles
“I can’t make you love me, but you can’t keep me from loving you.” — Dr. Jack Hyles