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"The Church must be forever building, for it is forever decaying within and attacked from without." - T S Eliot

"The only thing God is building in this world is his church." - Bakht Singh

"To refer to the Church as a building is to call people 2 x 4's." - Shane Claiborne

"In an urban environment, a church building is a thing of the past." - Mark Batterson

"One of the major failures of the church is not a focus on building disciples but a focus on building members." - Tony Evans

"Not far from our house, and opposite the old church with the golden cross, stood a large building, even larger than the church, and having many towers." - Max Muller

"The Church is not the building, its the people, its not just the gathering, its also the scattering..." - John Wimber

"... together we can build the people's Church, a true Church. Not just a hierarchy, or a building, but a real change inside people." - Rigoberta Menchu

"So our building of the visible Church becomes much like any natural business function, using natural means and natural motives." - Francis Schaeffer

"We all know that a church is not a building." - Robert H Schuller

"Jesus is not directing the angelic choir, taking long naps, or doing crossword puzzles. He is completely focused on building his church, the hope of the world." - Bill Hybels

"The English Puritans pulled down church and state to rebuild Zion on the ruins, and all the while it was not Zion, but America, they were building." - James Russell Lowell

"The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament." - Igor Stravinsky

"The Church knew what the psalmist knew: Music praises God. Music is well or better able to praise him than the building of the church and all its decoration; it is the Church's greatest ornament." - Igor Stravinsky

"The goal of a church is not to have a bigger building or budget but to see the word of God increase and disciples multiply" - Kevin Deyoung

"Most churches don't have the resources for these tricks and inducements but are still bound to the imagination that church happens on a Sunday in a building." - Alan Hirsch

"God literally moves his throne from heaven. When this happens the church is building a chair, a seat, a place for God to come." - Tommy Tenney

"Over the road there was a church: a modern gray building, which constantly played a recording of church bells. Strange it was. Why no proper bells? I never went in but I bet it was a robot church for androids, where the Bible was in binary and their Jesus had laser eyes and metal claws." - Russell Brand

"The public library building, in my view, is just a little lower than the church, the cathedral, the temple, the synagogue and the mosque. Within those walls and along those stacks, I have found security and assurance." - Maya Angelou

"Ludlow....is probably the loveliest town in England with its hill of Georgian houses ascending from the river Teme to the great tower of the cross-shaped church, rising behind a classic market building." - John Betjeman

"Elvis has left the building." - Horace Logan

"The church of St. Peter at Berlin, notwithstanding the total difference between them in the style of building, appears in some respects to have a great resemblance to St. Paul's in London." - Karl Philipp Moritz

"Alas! those good old days are gone, when a murderer could wipe the stain from his name and soothe his trouble to sleep simply by getting out his blocks and mortar and building an addition to a church." - Mark Twain

"The responsibility of building leadership in the Church belongs to the father and the mother. . . . As youth grow and mature through their teenage years and move toward adulthood, the Church picks up an important role in this process of giving youth an opportunity to lead, but it begins in the home." - Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"T]he church is not a place. It's not a building. It's not a preaching point. It's not a spiritual service provider. It's a people - the new covenant, blood-bought people of God. That's why Paul said, 'Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her' (Eph. 5:25). He didn't give himself up for a place, but for a people." - Mark Dever

"We are not engaged in domestic politics, in church building or in social uplift work, but we are engaged in nation building." - Marcus Garvey

"I think the church should strive to give parishioners good music. Music is as necessary for worship as a building with a beautiful altar, artwork, and stained-glass windows. Together they create an environment conducive to worship and contemplation. We are not in church for entertainment, but to worship." - Dave Brubeck

"What is a church? - Our honest sexton tells, 'Tis a tall building, with a tower and bells." - George Crabbe

"What is a church? Our honest sexton tells, 'Tis a tall building, with a tower and bells." - George Crabbe

"What is a church??Our honest sexton tells, 'Tis a tall building, with a tower and bells." - George Crabbe

"The emperor is in the Church, not about the Church." - Ambrose

"The local church is the outcrop of the church universal." - Peter T. Forsyth

"The local church is the outcrop of the church universal." - Peter Forsyth

"The emperor is in the Church, not above the Church." - Saint Ambrose

"The Church must send or the church will end." - Mendell Taylor

"The Church in England is the Church of England." - Joseph Barber Lightfoot

"I was reared in the church, in the Presbyterian Church." - Billy Graham

"Nothing lasts but the Church." - George Herbert

"The church is God's vineyard." - Heinrich Bullinger

"The church is something beautiful" - Francis Schaeffer

"The stratosphere is my church." - John Perry Barlow

"A church without the broken is a broken church." - Ed Stetzer

"The only church that illuminates is a burning church." - Buenaventura Durruti

"The ruins proclaim the building was beautiful." - Mohsin Hamid

"Shawn Michaels has left the building." - Shawn Michaels

"Ideas are the building blocks of ideas." - Jason Zebehazy

"Fundamentals are the building blocks of fun." - Mikhail Baryshnikov

"Evangelization through the Eucharist, in the Eucharist, and from the Eucharist - these are three inseparable aspects of how the Church lives the mystery of Christ and fulfills her mission of communicating it to all people.... In addition to the preaching of the message, the consummation of evangelization consists in the building up of the Church, which has no real existence without the sacramental life culminating in the Blessed Eucharist" - Pope John Paul Ii

"The Westboro Baptist Church is no more a church than Church's Fried Chicken is a church." - Jon Stewart

"The church which is not a missionary church will be a missing church when Jesus comes." - F.B. Meyer

"On day one, the Church wasn't for church people because there weren't any church people." - Andy Stanley

"By the time we got to Courageous, we were bringing in more outsiders, so any time we would bring in outsiders, we would offer to pay them, and [as for volunteers from] the church, because they were getting the benefit of the income to all the ministries of the church and the mission, the building program and all those things, they knew up-front that they were volunteering and gladly did so." - Stephen Kendrick

"This is our first interest as a church-to save and exalt the souls of the children of men. There is no richer program anywhere in the world than we have in the Church today for the building of men and women and providing the answers to the problems that face parents, families, and individuals. It is a program that is needed today as never before." - Ezra Taft Benson

"You tell me: Can you live crushed under the weight of the present? Without a memory of the past and without the desire to look ahead to the future by building something, a future, a family? Can you go on like this? This, to me, is the most urgent problem that the Church is facing." - Pope Francis

"I have a hard time with historians because they idolize the truth. The truth is not uplifting; it destroys. I could tell most of the secretaries in the church office building that they are ugly and fat. That would be the truth, but it would hurt and destroy them. Historians should tell only that part of the truth that is inspiring and uplifting." - Boyd K. Packer

"I do not apologize for advertising. I think it is as vital to the preservation of freedom in my country as the free exercise of publishing a newspaper or the free exercise of building a church or the free exercise of the right of trial by jury." - Thomas Dillon

"In the West there has always been the attempt to try make the religious building, whether it's a Medieval or Renaissance church, an eternal object for the celebration of God. The material chosen, such as stone, brick, or concrete, is meant to eternally preserve what is inside." - Tadao Ando

"Building a product is easy. But building the company that builds the product is hard." - Dennis Crowley

"Ladies and gentlemen, Otis Alexander Sudeikis has LEFT the building! (I'm the building)" - Olivia Wilde

"... what I believe to be one of the major tragedies in the Church today. Namely, that evangelicals are biblical, but not contemporary, while liberals are contemporary but not biblical, and almost nobody is building bridges and relating the biblical text to the modern context" - John Stott

"There's more than one mosque in the world that used to be a church and before that was a temple. Because it's a lot easier to just change the sign on the top and say under new management than it is to change the whole building." - Bill Maher

"No light privilege is it to have a hand in building up the moral life of these new communities; no common honour surely to help to lay side by side with the foundations of their free political institutions the broad and deep foundations of the Church of God." - Henry Parry Liddon

"We're not just building a Temple here, the Lord is building us." - Joseph Smith Jr

"Building a better you is the first step to building a better America." - Zig Ziglar

"Infrastructure sector is all about building assets for the country. It is part of nation building." - Gautam Adani

"Going to a bar or pool hall does' mean you're a drunk, just like sitting in a henhouse does' make you a chicken. It's the same in the opposite setting. Sitting in a church building does' make you a follower of Christ." - Jase Robertson

"I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separtion between church and State." - Thomas Jefferson

"Shepperton Church was a very different looking building five-and-twenty years ago. To be sure, its substantial stone tower looks at you through its intelligent eye, the clock, with the friendly expression of former days; but in everything else what changes!" - George Eliot

"Going to a bar or pool hall doesn't mean you're a drunk, just like sitting in a henhouse doesn't make you a chicken. It's the same in the opposite setting. Sitting in a church building doesn't make you a follower of Christ." - Jase Robertson

"Institutional Christianity has had clear secular benefits to American life for hundreds of years. It's played both a prophetic role in terms of generating moral critiques of American excesses, and so on, and also a communal role, in terms of building community as the country moved westward to the role my own Catholic Church played in assimilating generations of immigrants." - Ross Douthat

"If ever there were a true "just as I am" church, if ever there were a community where everybody could bring all their baggage and brokenness with them without neat and tidy happy endings quite yet, if ever there was a group where everyone was loved and no one pretended - we could not make enough room inside the building." - John Ortberg

"Christianity is being concerned about [others], not building a million-dollar church while people are starving right around the corner. Christ was a revolutionary person, out there where it was happening. That's what God is all about, and that's where I get my strength." - Fannie Lou Hamer

"The church grew, and I gained a reputation for preaching, and people came, and it was a wonderful community. But we had a building that seated 82 people, and with a congregation then approaching 400 we were up to four services on Sunday, and everyone was tired." - Barbara Brown Taylor

"The church is the gospel made visible." - Mark Dever

"The mission of the church is missions." - Oswald J. Smith

"Take away the Mass, destroy the Church." - Martin Luther

"For me, the Church is the enemy." - Al Goldstein

"The Spirit hasn't deserted the church today." - William P Leahy

"I like the aesthetics of the Church." - Andres Serrano

"Religion stands, the Church blocking the sun." - Stephen Spender

"The church is in the hope business." - John Ortberg

"To a true believer, death is but going to church: from the church below to the church above." - Augustus Toplady

"The Church is a family expecting guests." - Andy Stanley

"Love the church because Jesus loves it." - D A Carson

"A high church for the true mediocre." - Norman Mailer

"The Christian church was born in song." - Ralph P. Martin

"The living Lord leads His living church." - Russell M Nelson

"The Church is a perpetual construction site." - Henri de Lubac

"Welcome to the church of me." - Paula Cole

"There is no salvation outside the church." - Saint Augustine

"Baptism pertains to the Church alone." - Cyprian

"The adulterous connection between church and state..." - Thomas Paine

"You can't have Christ without the Church," - Pope Francis

"The black church will accept anybody." - James Mcbride

"I was raised in the church." - Kenny Rogers

"The church must always show compassion, always." - Rick Warren

"A church debt is the devil's salary." - Henry Ward Beecher

"The church has given me balance." - Jennifer Hudson

"Hey, I was raised in the church." - Cheech Marin

"The church must constantly promote dialogue." - Claudio Hummes

"The higher the building the lower the morals." - Noel Coward

"Due to our consumer mindset, people are prone to jump from church to church, which weakens the church overall." - Francis Chan

"Ever building, building to the clouds, still building higher, and never reflecting that the poor narrow basis cannot sustain the giddy tottering column." - Friedrich Schiller

"The door handle is the handshake of the building." - Juhani Pallasmaa

"The room within is the great fact about the building." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"The space within becomes the reality of the building." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"An old building is like a show. You smell the soul of a building. And the building tells you how to redo it." - Cameron Mackintosh

"The Church did the most when the Church was the least like the world." - G. Campbell Morgan

"Stupidity is the basic building block of the universe." - Frank Zappa

"The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai..." - Fareed Zakaria

"The most expensive part of building is the mistakes." - Ken Follett

"The status quo is leaving the building, and quickly." - Seth Godin

"The inevitable consequence of love is the building of temples." - Alex Grey

"Embedded in the gospel of Jesus Christ there are eternal principles and truths that will last far longer than the principles of building ships and roofs. You and I, as members of the Lord's true Church, have special access and insight into these eternal principles and truths, especially when we listen to the Spirit for individual guidance and hear the prophet's voice as he declares the will of God to the members of the Church. You and I both know how important these eternal principles and truths are in our lives." - L. Tom Perry

"As a boy I heard this story in church. A man was patching a pitched roof of a tall building when he began sliding off. As he neared the edge of the roof he prayed, "Save me, Lord, and I'll go to church every Sunday, I'll give up drinking, I'll be the best man this city has ever known." As he finished his prayer, a nail snagged onto his overalls and saved him. The man looked up to the sky and shouted, "Never mind, God. I took care of it myself." How true of us." - Richard Paul Evans

"The coziness between church and state is good for the state and bad for the church" - Gilbert K Chesterton

"The Catholic Church was the church of the colonial fascist regime." - Samora Machel

"The charges of building and making of gardens are unknowne." - George Herbert

"Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has just left the building!" - Mike Lange

"Begin building the future through "conversation for possibility."" - Werner Erhard

"The building was on fire, and it was' my fault." - Jim Butcher

"Nobody has the intention of building a wall" - Walter Ulbricht

"And, yes, I love the process of building." - Daniel Libeskind

"Building awareness and responsibility is the essence of good coaching." - John Whitmore

"The task of building a great university is never simple." - Henry Rosovsky

"It doesn't worry me that people have criticised the building." - Harry Seidler

"The Noah rule: Predicting rain doesn't count; building arks does." - Warren Buffett

"The building of a personality beyond its normal limitations." - Peter Drucker

"The building was on fire, and it wasn't my fault." - Jim Butcher

"Intellectual activity is a danger to the building of character." - Joseph Goebbels

"The process of building a part doesn't really stop." - Donald Pleasence

"The building block of every community is family." - Paul Singer

"Manners are the basic building blocks of civil society." - Alexander Mccall Smith

"What the Internet is great at is building networks." - Evan Williams

"Clothing is the first step to building a character." - Sylvester Stallone

"For now I'm building up stories for the retirement home!" - Carol Vorderman

"I haven't done any building designs since the Loaf House." - Ben Nicholson

"The Wayne Education Building was the first classroom building that we have done on the Wayne campus." - Minoru Yamasaki

"The Church tries to fit Christ into it, not the Church into Christ." - Swami Vivekananda

"There is nothing like the local church when the local church is working right." - Bill Hybels

"Where Christ erecteth his church, the divell in the same church-yarde will have his chappell." - Richard Bancroft

"The church doesn't have a mission; there is a mission, and it has the church." - James Emery White

"The church doesn't have a social strategy, the church is a social strategy." - Stanley Hauerwas

"Most of us come to the church by a means the church does not allow." - Flannery O'Connor

"The Church is the Church only when it exists for others." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"The church does' have a social strategy, the church is a social strategy." - Stanley Hauerwas

"The church does' have a mission; there is a mission, and it has the church." - James Emery White

"I grew up in the church. I was raised in the church." - Quinton Aaron

"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State." - Thomas Jefferson

"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his god, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legitimate powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state." - Thomas Jefferson



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