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Quotable Quotes

June 19, 2024

Leadership Notes

     And now for something completely different…Quotable Quotes:


“God did not give us the Book of Revelation so we’d build bomb shelters in the

backyard. He gave us this book so we’d build bigger dinner tables and

invite our friends over and tell them about Jesus.”

-      Don’t Know who Said it, But it Sounded Pretty Good


“The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any

member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to


-      John Stuart Mill


After I was finished preaching Sunday {10:50}, I went down the hall to where TC Kids were gathered, to give the leaders a head’s up that worship was almost done. One of the kids said:

“But Pastor Richard always runs over.”

-      That Made My Day


“For pastors, being noticed easily develops into ‘wanting’ to be noticed.

Many years ago, a pastor friend told me that the pastoral ego ‘has the reek of

disease about it, the relentless smell of the self.’ I’ve never forgotten

that.” {And neither will I.}

-      Eugene Peterson, The Pastor


“Tech companies and big pharma and banks and the government actually

think they’re smarter than you. The real problem is that they are not.”

-      Sean Ono Lennon


“Forgiveness has to be complete. If you hate somebody, it’s like a

boomerang that misses its target and comes back and hits you in the head.

The one who hates is the one who hurts.”

-      Louis Zamperini {If you haven’t yet, I encourage you to read his



“Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human

spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives

within each of us.”

-      Four-time Olympic Medalist Wilma Rudolph


“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought

over another.”

-      William James


“I like that they snuck the word ‘strum’ right in the middle of ‘instrument.’”

-      An Anonymous Genius


     Finally, it wouldn’t be Quotable Quotes without your Moment of Spurgeon:

“If anything be plain at all in Holy Scripture, it is most clear that

this is the one thing needful, to sit at Jesus’ feet and hear his

word. This and nothing less, this and nothing more.”


     With Much Love and Affection {And you can quote me on that!},


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