God does not need your good works, but your neighbor does.
We need to hear the Gospel every day, because we forget it every day.
Unless I am convicted by Scripture and plain reason-I do not accept the authority of popes and councils, for they have contradicted each other-my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I cannot do otherwise. God help me. Amen.
Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!
The whole being of any Christian is faith and love. Faith brings the person to God, love brings the person to people.
From the beginning of my Reformation I have asked God to send me neither dreams, nor visions, nor angels, but to give me the right understanding of His Word, the Holy Scriptures; for as long as I have God’s Word, I know that I am walking in His way and that I shall not fall into any error or delusion.
Lord Jesus, You are my righteousness, I am your sin. You took on you what was mine; yet set on me what was yours. You became what you were not, that I might become what I was not.
Pray like it all depends on God, then when you are done, go work like it all depends on you.
God created the world out of nothing, and so long as we are nothing, He can make something out of us.
I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess.
A happy fart never comes from a miserable ass.
I have no use for cranks who despise music, because it is a gift of God. Music drives away the Devil and makes people joyful; they forget thereby all wrath, unchastity, arrogance, and the like. Next after theology, I give to music the highest place and the greatest honor.
A Christian is never in a state of completion but always in a process of becoming.
God does not love sinners because they are attractive; sinners are attractive to God because he loves them.
To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.
A gospel that doesn’t deal with the issues of the day is not the gospel at all.
Temptations, of course, cannot be avoided, but because we cannot prevent the birds from flying over our heads, there is no need that we should let them nest in our hair.
The less I pray, the harder it gets; the more I pray, the better it goes.
We are not yet what we shall be, but we are growing toward it, the process is not yet finished.
The world doesn’t want to be punished. It wants to remain in darkness. It doesn’t want to be told that what it believes is false. If you also don’t want to be corrected, then you might as well leave the church and spend your time at the bar and brothel. But if you want to be saved-and remember that there’s another life after this one-you must accept correction.
We must make a great difference between God’s Word and the word of man. A man’s word is a little sound, that flies into the air, and soon vanishes; but the Word of God is greater than heaven and earth, yea, greater than death and hell, for it forms part of the power of God, and endures everlastingly.
The sin underneath all our sins is to trust the lie of the serpent that we cannot trust the love and grace of Christ and must take matters into our own hands
No one can believe how powerful prayer is and what it can effect, except those who have learned it by experience. Whenever I have prayed earnestly, I have been heard and have obtained more than I prayed for. God sometimes delays, but He always comes.
The bible is a remarkable fountain: the more one draws and drinks of it, the more it stimulates thirst.
The Bible is alive, it speaks to me; it has feet, it runs after me; it has hands, it lays hold of me.