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An Independent Baptist Preacher\’s Musings and Observations

Quotable Quotes

Quotable Quotes

I’d like to use this page to compile the quotes that come to mind and the ones I find…and to start it all off:

 “Imitation is the best form of flattery“!

–> The secret of praying is praying in secret (Matt 6:6).

–> Believers who are not praying are playing! 

–> In the matter of effective praying never have so many left so much to so few.

–> The best measure of Bible application: Does our Bible-belief govern our behavior?

–> Reach the reachable; teach the teachable.

–> Baptist is a must and Independent is enough!

–> It has been said that where there’s smoke, there’s fire…sadly though, smoke can be an indication that the fire has gone out!

–> Jesus, Others, then You = JOY!

–> A hundred years ago, preachers were saying that the world was coming to an end and the scientists were laughing at them…Now, the scientists say that the world is coming to an end, and the preachers are laughing at them.

–> If you’re average, you’re worst of the best and best of the worst!

–> The door of opportunity swings on the hinges of adversity.

–> Comparison kills contentment.

–> A faith that will not get you to church may not get you to heaven.

–> Trials will either make you bitter or better.

–> Take a stand for Christ, or you may fall for anything!

–> If serving Jesus makes it difficult to live with you, then something’s wrong with your service! ((Say AMEN right there!!!))

–> If your life pleases God, let it please you.

–> God draws straight lines with crooked sticks.

–> “Opened by Mistake” is used more for the mouth than the mail.

–> Most folks in Hell today never planned on being there.

–> Christianity is a relationship, not a ritual.

–> God doesn’t call the qualified ~ He qualifies the call.

–> If you were on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?

–> There is no evidence in the New Testament that people in those days went to church to get saved; they went to church because they were saved!

–> If we should abide in Christ, we shall abound in Christ!

–> “The wise man built his house upon the Rock”, but notice he went through the storm also…the difference was in the Foundation, not in the storm.

–> “Dear Lord, please keep my heart tender and my hide tough”.

–> Deception is knowing that you are right when you are wrong.

–> It’s never right to do wrong, and it’s never wrong to do right.

–> So live that you would not mind selling your pet parrot to the town gossip!

–> Reputation is what men think we are; Character is what God knows we are!

–> For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness.

–> The highest kind of giving is from the bottom of the heart.

–> A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.

–> The way I believe dictates what I am against.

–> Works without faith is a show, and faith without works is a shame!

–> Obedience is an excellent way of commenting on the Bible.

–> I’m throughly convinced…there are those who do what they want, and there are those who do what needs to be done!

–> It’s much easier to deal with ignorance than to deal with indifference.

–> A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.

–> Following the path of least resistance is what makes rivers and men crooked.

–> Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of God’s Grace; and your best days are never so good that you’re beyond the need of God’s Grace.

–> He who is good at making excuses is seldom good for anything else.

–> Bear not a single care thyself, one is too much for thee; the work is Mine, and Mine alone; Thy work – to rest in Me!

36 Responses to “Quotable Quotes”

  1. SRGROFF said

    I was sharing with another preacher recently that I was planning to preach on “Maintaining Godliy Attitudes in the Midst of Bad Circumstances”. He shared this quote with me that I thought was very good.

    “God is less concerned with our suffering, than he is with our character.”

    Not something we might want to hear, but certainly something we need to hear.

  2. Stacy Pafford said

    One of my favorites … “A Bible falling apart probably belongs to someone who isn’t”.

  3. Bro. Szekely said

    That’s real good, Stacy! Thanks for leaving it with us!

  4. Stacy said

    “A child of the King should bear a family resemblance.”

    Saw that on a sign in Kearney the other day 🙂

  5. Bro. Szekely said

    Oh…that’s good!

    Thanks, Stacy!

  6. thomas tenney said

    Dear friend, Do you know the source of the saying “God draws straight line with a crooked stick?”I think it is a beautiful saying. I have heard a couple variations. Is it Islamic? If you have any information I would love to know. Thank you.Scott Tenney

  7. I don’t know the source of this quote…I tried looking up from where it came, but I couldn’t find anything on it. I just remember my pastor saying it every so often.

    Sorry I couldn’t be more of a help, Scott, but thank you for asking and perusing my blog!

    Lord bless!

  8. Matt said

    Satan subtracts and divides.

    God adds and multiplies.

    “When I got my learnin’, I didn’t lose my burnin'” — Robert Smith Jr. (Beeson Divinity School)

  9. Those are really good, Matt…thank you!

    Lord bless!

  10. Andrew Diorio said

    Hey, Bro. Szekely, here are a few quotes I found, thought they were worth posting:

    Christ and we will never be one until we and our sin are two. -Spurgeon

    Sin and hell are married unless repentance proclaims the divorce. -Spurgeon

    The appearance of religion only on Sunday proves that it is only an appearance. -Adams

    Money is an article which may be used as a universal passport to everywhere except heaven, and as a universal provider of everything except happiness. -Anonymous

    Money is a good servant but a dangerous master. -Bouhours

    Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor. -Spurgeon

    The death of Christ did not terminate but did germinate his work. -Anonymous

    If God loved you as much as you love him, where would you be? -Anonymous

    As always Bro. Szekely, keep on keepin on, Lord Bless!!!

    Andrew Diorio

  11. Awesome quotes, my brother!

    Thank you for these additions…great hearing from you! I’ll be catching up with you soon – until then…

    Lord bless!

  12. If you were as faithful at your workplace as you are at God’s House, would you still have a job?


    Faith is believing in advance what will only make sense in reverse.

    Faith without works is presumptuous
    Faith with works is precious.

    The non-church goer cannot be reached by a non-going church.

    He that is good at making excuses is seldom good for making anything else.

    God sometimes puts us in the dark to prove that He is the light!

    You cannot be spiritual without being scriptural

    Lack of faith makes you think of your fears as factual, your shadows as solids, and your worries as walls.

    “If I was saved by a simple gospel, then I am bound to preach that same simple gospel till I die, so that others may be saved by it. When I cease to preach salvation by faith in Jesus, put me into a lunatic asylum, for you may be sure my mind is gone.” Charles Spurgeon

    Unless we’re humble, we’re sure to stumble.

    Unless man has within him that which is above him, he will not be able to handle that which is around him.

    When Satan keeps accusing your past, it is because you are not giving him enough new material to accuse you of in the present.

    To whom little is not enough, nothing is enough.

    There are no problems too big to solve, just people too small to solve them.

    You are only as valuable to God as you are available to God.

    You won’t get indigestion by swallowing your pride.



    Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right, and the other is the husband.

  13. Those are great, Bro. Chapman!

    Thank you for sending them along…and that last one is more than humorous 🙂

    Lord bless, my brother!

  14. Retirement: twice as much husband, half as much money.

    One good thing about Alzheimer’s Disease is you get to meet new people every day

    Husband: “When I get mad at you, you never fight back. How do you control your anger?”
    Wife: “I clean the toilet.”
    Husband: “How does that help?”
    Wife: “I use your toothbrush!”

    I have more humor if you want me to send it; may not want it posted on quotes!

  16. I’m cracking up over here!!! Those are great, my brother!

    Sure, please send more along. I think it will be alright for the “quotes” page. Maybe I should make a “humor” page…

    Anyway, I look forward to more merriment 🙂

    Thank you, my brother!

    Mildred, the church gossip, and self-appointed monitor of the church’s morals, kept sticking her nose in to other people’s business. Several members did not approve of her extra curricular activities, but feared her enough to maintain their silence. She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pickup parked in front of the town’s only bar one afternoon.
    She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing.
    Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn’t explain, defend or deny; he said nothing. Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred’s house, walked home and left it there all night…. .You gotta love Frank!

  18. Oh…that’s good!

    Like you said – you gotta love Frank! 🙂

    Thanks for the laugh, my brother!

  19. Why do banks charge a fee on “insufficient funds” when they know there is not enough money?

    Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

    Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

    Why doesn’t Tarzan have a beard?

    Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

    Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

    Whose idea was it to put an “S” in the word “lisp”?

    If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

    Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

    Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

    Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

    Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

    Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

    How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

    Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that’s falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

    In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

    How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?


    I’m with some friends reading these out loud and we’re thoroughly enjoying them!

    Thanks so much for your contribution 🙂

    Lord bless!

  21. Waymon Dotson said

    I’d rather be an idiot on my way to heaven than a fool on my way to hell.

    Somking wont kill you but it will sure get you there alot faster.

    • La'Shelle said

      I’d rather be an idiot on my way to heaven than a fool on my way to hell. I Absolutely love it.
      Thank you so much for sharing this……

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  27. Ogutu said

    Beautiful staff bro Szekely, God bless…. I kinda like your name…it sounds strange-good strange- where I came from.

    >>I got over the pain and anguish when I realized it all worked for my good,I forgave when I realised wasted time is better than wasted life.

  28. Peter o said

    It is great to hear of this quotes,but i would like you to know that having the knowledge of GOD is knowing everything

  29. Dre said

    Whatever is between you and God, is closer to him than you are.

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