Pastor Quotes

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Francis Chan
“The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time.”
Francis Chan

Immanuel Kant
“Laziness and cowardice are the reasons why so great a portion of mankind, after nature has long since discharged them from external direction (naturaliter maiorennes), nevertheless remains under lifelong tutelage, and why it is so easy for others to set themselves up as their guardians. It is so easy not to be of age. If I have a book which understands for me, a pastor who has a conscience for me, a physician who decides my diet, and so forth, I need not trouble myself. I need not think, if I can only pay - others will easily undertake the irksome work for me.

That the step to competence is held to be very dangerous by the far greater portion of mankind...”
Immanuel Kant, An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment?

“Solitude is a chosen separation for refining your soul. Isolation is what you crave when you neglect the first.”
Wayne Cordeiro, Leading on Empty: Refilling Your Tank and Renewing Your Passion

Bart D. Ehrman
“One of the most amazing and perplexing features of mainstream Christianity is that seminarians who learn the historical-critical method in their Bible classes appear to forget all about it when it comes time for them to be pastors. They are taught critical approaches to Scripture, they learn about the discrepancies and contradictions, they discover all sorts of historical errors and mistakes, they come to realize that it is difficult to know whether Moses existed or what Jesus actually said and did, they find that there are other books that were at one time considered canonical but that ultimately did not become part of Scripture (for example, other Gospels and Apocalypses), they come to recognize that a good number of the books of the Bible are pseudonymous (for example, written in the name of an apostle by someone else), that in fact we don't have the original copies of any of the biblical books but only copies made centuries later, all of which have been altered. They learn all of this, and yet when they enter church ministry they appear to put it back on the shelf. For reasons I will explore in the conclusion, pastors are, as a rule, reluctant to teach what they learned about the Bible in seminary.”
Bart D. Ehrman, Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible & Why We Don't Know About Them

Bree Despain
“We don't forgive people because they deserve it. We forgive them because
they need it--because we need it. I'm sure you felt much better after forgiving your son.”
Bree Despain

Criss Jami
“Sometimes it takes a lowly, title-less man to humble the world. Kings, rulers, CEOs, judges, doctors, pastors, they are already expected to be greater and wiser.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

John Paul Warren
“I have learned that the harder you fall…the higher you bounce!”
John Paul Warren

Israelmore Ayivor
“Contrary to popular opinion, leadership is not a reserved position for a particular group of people who were elected or appointed, ordained or enthroned. Leadership is self-made, self-retained, self-inculcated and then exposed through a faithful, sincere and examplary life.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“A pastor should never complain about his congregation, certainly never to other people, but also not to God. A congregation has not been entrusted to him in order that he should become its accuser before God and men.”
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community

Israelmore Ayivor
“Self-leaders are still true leaders even if they have no known followers. True leaders inspire by the influence of their characters and general self-made brands. Leadership is defined by the virtues of one's behaviour.”
Israelmore Ayivor

John Paul Warren
“Stop counting your "years" and start enjoying your "seasons".”
John Paul Warren

Ricky Maye
“Being the light of the world is about being a broken, exploding, scarred star and shining a light of hope and inspiration to everyone around you.”
Ricky Maye, Barefoot Christianity

John Paul Warren
“It’s not just picking the right friends. It is being the right friend.”
John Paul Warren

Israelmore Ayivor
“Self-leaders do not look for followers because they are busily pursuing their influencial dreams that followers will trace and ask for. Followers look for influence and that can be obtained from self-leaders.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Israelmore Ayivor
“A young child is a leader to an elderly person once his purpose has a faithful, sincere and trustworthy influence on people. Leadership is not restricted to position and age; it is self-made and influencial. Everyone has this self-leadership quality.”
Israelmore Ayivor

John Paul Warren
“Be a FRIEND and stop worrying about having any”
John Paul Warren

John Paul Warren
“I refuse to live life with unsettled differences”.”
John Paul Warren

Israelmore Ayivor
“You can be in your room and lead people. Just develop your potentials and publicize them and you will see people looking for your product. That is influence; self-made leaders do not look for followers. Followers look for them.”
Israelmore Ayivor

Israelmore Ayivor
“A true leader is still a leader even when he takes up servants' duty, provided he maintains a human face and added integrity to his self-retained qualities.”
Israelmore Ayivor

John Paul Warren
“The IMPOSSIBLE is ONLY relevant to those who NEVER attempt it…otherwise it is ABSTACT and MEANINGLESS”
John Paul Warren

Israelmore Ayivor
“The concept of leadership is abused by people who think a person becomes a leader when he grows grey hair, put into a position and expected to function. Everyone has a leadership potential carried within in a specific area of his or purpose. Leadership is universal and built on trust.”
Israelmore Ayivor

“The message of the gospel speaks loudest when people can see Christ in us.”
Jerry Kinard

“Yesterday is the last day of the past. Tomorrow is brimming with hope, so today is meant to lived large. Enjoy your moments!”
David Grachek

“When a pastor is led by what people demand of them and not what God demands of them a shepherd turns into a wolf”
John M Sheehan

Timothy J. Keller
“Pastors do not know enough about every vocational field to know how the gospel influences work in that sector. Clergy and laypeople [must] sit down as equals—each with some knowledge the other does not have—to plan for Christian witness in public life.”
Timothy J. Keller, How to Reach the West Again: Six Essential Elements of a Missionary Encounter

“My thesis for this book is that Christian contentment is finding delight in God's wise plan for my life and humbly allowing him to direct me in it.”
Andy Davis

Benedict XVI
“La cruz es el punto central del sermón sobre el pastor, y no como un acto de violencia que encuentra desprevenido a Jesús y se le inflige desde fuera, sino como una entrega libre por parte de Él mismo: «Yo entrego mi vida para poder recuperarla. Nadie me la quita, sino que yo la entrego libremente» (10, 17s). Aquí se explica lo que ocurre en la institución de la Eucaristía: Jesús transforma el acto de violencia externa de la crucifixión en un acto de entrega voluntaria de sí mismo por los demás. Jesús no entrega algo, sino que se entrega a sí mismo. Así, Él da la vida.”
Benedict XVI, Jesus of Nazareth: From the Baptism in the Jordan to the Transfiguration

“When the devil creeps in with suicidal thoughts, don't creep out rather flee to your pastor or a counselor before he overwhelms your soul.”
ikechukwu Izuakor , Great Reflections on Success

Theodor Storm
“And when the final Lord's Prayer had also been said, he took the deceased's daughter in his arms in front of everyone and held her firmly until he saw the pastor striding down the path on the way to his house. 'Come!' he said softly to the lovely girl, such that he was overheard only by an old woman next to him who looked up at him in puzzlement. And as though each knew the other's thoughts and were both of the same mind, they followed the pastor hand in hand to his house. 'Would you kindly marry us, Herr Pastor,' said the Junker, 'so that this girl may find a home in my heart.'
    And the old priest laid his trembling hands upon their heads.”
Theodor Storm, Zur Chronik von Grieshuus

John M. Sheehan
“So many are looking for the Illumination version of self. I’m a healer, I’m a prophet, I’m a pastor, I need money, I need to be noticed, I’m popular online, so I must be right all the while the everyday stuff of ordinary life exhibiting the marvel of the grace of God is what we are called to be for the rest only get’s a “Depart from me!” Matthew 7:21-23.”
John M. Sheehan, Sonnet of A Man [Print Replica] Kindle Edition

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