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Obeying Christ Quotes


"But I was not obeying the first and greatest commandment - to love God first - nor is it clear that I was obeying the second - to love my neighbour. Hating the oppressors of my neighbour isn't perhaps quite what Christ had in mind." - Sheldon Vanauken

"True success is obeying God." - John C Maxwell

"Resisting tyranny is obeying God" - Thomas Jefferson

"Christ before me, Christ behind me,Christ in me..." - Saint Patrick

"Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me." - Saint Patrick

"Only Christ could have conceived Christ." - Joseph Parker

"The essence of Christianity is centered upon the Lord Jesus Christ. The sum and substance of being a Christian is trusting Christ with the entirety of one's being. The height of the Christian life is adoring Christ, the depth of it loving Him, the breadth of it obeying Him, and the length of it following Him. Everything in the Christian life revolves around Jesus Christ. Simply put, Christianity is Christ." - Steven J Lawson

"Without Satan, no Christ." - Dorothy Norman

"A right heart leans on Christ, hangs on Christ, builds on Christ and cleaves to Christ." - J C Ryle

"As long as I remain imperfect and refractory, neither obeying God by practising the commandments nor becoming perfect in spiritual knowledge, Christ from my point of view also appears imperfect and refractory because of me. For I diminish and cripple Him by not growing in spirit with Him, since I am 'the body of Christ and one of its members' (I Cor. 12:27)." - Maximus the Confessor

"You will never go wrong obeying God." - Charles Stanley

"Nature is commanded by obeying her." - Francis Bacon

"Christ be with me, Christ within me, Christ behind me, Christ before me, Christ beside me, Christ to win me, Christ to comfort me and restore me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me, Christ in quiet, Christ in danger, Christ in hearts of all that love me, Christ in mouth of friend and stranger." - Saint Patrick

"The slave should be resigned to his lot, in obeying his master he is obeying God." - Saint John Chrysostom

"A reduced Christ is the same as a rejected Christ." - E Stanley Jones

"Christ for the world, for the world needs Christ!" - Eric Liddell

"The next Christ will perhaps be a female Christ." - Florence Nightingale

"Welcome, welcome, cross of Christ, if Christ be with it." - Samuel Rutherford

"Don't make Christ ride shotgun." - Mark Hart

"Christianity is Christ plus nothing!" - Leonard Ravenhill

"Christ - an anarchist who succeeded." - Axel Munthe

"Christ rises above all things." - A. B. Simpson

"Christ died for the truth." - Jim Caviezel

"Being Christian is not just obeying orders but means being in Christ, thinking like him, acting like him, loving like him; it means letting him take possession of our life and change it, transform it, and free it from the darkness of evil and sin. ... Let us show the joy of being children of God, the freedom that living in Christ gives us which is true freedom, the freedom that saves us from the slavery of evil, of sin and of death!" - Pope Francis

"The Christ of Bethlehem is the Christ of Galilee, is the Christ of the Crucifixion, is the Christ of the Resurrection, is the Christ of the Eucharist" - John Joseph O'Connor

"You can only learn what obedience is by obeying" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Boredom and fear keep us working and obeying the laws." - Mason Cooley

"A virtuous wife commands her husband by obeying him." - Publilius Syrus

"Obeying from love is better than to obey from fear." - Rashi

"Civility, it is said, means obeying the unenforceable." - Ellen Goodman

"Dignity is the reward of obeying your heart." - Wes Fesler

"There's 150,000 students here from the Middle East. If 40% of them have overstayed their visa, don't we need to know where they are, what they're doing, are they obeying our rules?" - Rand Paul

"We cannot rely on God's promises without obeying his commandments." - John Calvin

"We cannot command Nature except by obeying her." - Francis Bacon

"I don't reject Christ. I love Christ. It's just that so many of you Christians are so unlike Christ." - Mahatma Gandhi

"To come to Christ costs you nothing, to follow Christ costs you something, to serve Christ will cost you everything." - M. R. DeHaan

" anarchist who succeeded. That's all." - Andre Malraux

"Christ is risen from the dead!" - Keith Green

"We're more popular than Jesus Christ now." - John Lennon

"They lose nothing who gain Christ." - Samuel Rutherford

"Every call of Christ leads into death." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"The cross is suffering with Christ." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Christ asked for everything he got." - Simon Raven

"The Light of Christ illumines all," - Gregory Palamas

"Christ never preached any funeral sermons." - Dwight L Moody

"Conscience is the aboriginal Vicar of Christ." - John Henry Newman

"you [priests] are called 'another Christ.'" - Mother Teresa

"All heroes are shadows of Christ" - John Piper

"God without Christ is no God." - John Piper

"Christ, what an imagination I've got!" - John Brunner

"Christ, in disarming Peter, disarmed every soldier." - Tertullian

"Life with Christ is a wonderful adventure." - Pope John Paul Ii

"What has Ingeld to do with Christ?" - Alcuin

"All men are brothered in Jesus Christ." - Pope Pius XII

"Socrates wrote nothing. Christ wrote nothing." - Iris Murdoch

"God, through Jesus Christ, welcomes you anyhow," - Martin E. Marty

"Christ used death to destroy death." - Matt Maher

"God was in Christ, reconciling the world." - Lamin Sanneh

"Trust Christ, but do not trust yourself" - Charles Spurgeon

"Christ within us, the hope of glory." - Frederick William Robertson

"To ignore Scripture is to ignore Christ." - St Jerome

"In the cross of Christ I glory," - John Bowring

"Jesus Christ was the greatest republican." - Napoleon Bonaparte

"Behold a man raised up by Christ." - Alfred Tennyson

"Jesus Christ had a sense of destiny." - T. B. Joshua

"Christ is God clothed with human nature." - Benjamin Whichcote

"Pain is the kiss of Christ." - Catherine Doherty

"All history is incomprehensible without Christ." - Ernest Renan

"Jesus Christ was God's revenue officer." - Billy Sunday

"A Christian is: a mind through which Christ thinks, a heart through which Christ loves, a voice through which Christ speaks, and a hand through which Christ helps." - Saint Augustine

"All true obedience comes from the heart. It was heart work with Christ. And if we consent, He will so identify Himself with our thoughts and aims, so blend our hearts and minds into conformity to His will, that when obeying Him we shall be but carrying out our own impulses. The will, refined and sanctified, will find its highest delight in doing His service. When we know God as it is our privilege to know Him, our life will be a life of continual obedience. Through an appreciation of the character of Christ, through communion with God, sin will become hateful to us." - Ellen G White

"To avoid the hard necessity of either obeying or rejecting the plain instructions of our Lord in the New Testament we take refuge in a liberal interpretation of them. We evangelicals also know how to avoid the sharp point of obedience by means of fine and intricate explanations. These are tailor-made for the flesh. They excuse disobedience, comfort carnality and make the words of Christ of none effect. And the essence of it all is that Christ simply could not have meant what He said. His teachings are accepted even theoretically only after they have been weakened by interpretation." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Outside of Christ, I am only a sinner, but in Christ, I am saved. Outside of Christ, I am empty; in Christ, I am full. Outside of Christ, I am weak; in Christ, I am strong. Outside of Christ, I cannot; in Christ, I am more than able. Outside of Christ, I have been defeated; in Christ, I am already victorious. How meaningful are the words, "in Christ."" - Watchman Nee

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

"If Christ is risen, nothing else matters. And if Christ is not risen-nothing else matters." - Jaroslav Pelikan

"God Himself was crucified with Christ, for Christ was one with the Father." - Ellen G White

"A life contemplating the blessings of Christ becomes a life acting the love of Christ." - Ann Voskamp

"God is not seeking a display of my Christ-likeness , but a manifestation of His Christ." - Watchman Nee

"The backbone of the preaching of Christ is a conviction of the truth of Christ." - Charles Spurgeon

"Live in Christ, die in Christ, and the flesh need not fear death." - John Knox

"Whoever does not seek the cross of Christ doesn't seek the glory of Christ." - John of the Cross

"In Christ and through Christ man has acquired full awareness of his dignity." - Pope John Paul Ii

"A dead Christ I must do everything for; a living Christ does everything for me." - Andrew Murray

"Remember that holiness is not the way to Christ, but Christ is the way to holiness." - John Aughey

"Jesus Christ said turn the other cheek. Unfortunately Luis Figo is not Jesus Christ." - Luiz Felipe Scolari

"Those that abide in Christ as their heart's desire shall have, through Christ, their heart's desire." - Matthew Henry

"Not only do we know God through Jesus Christ, we only know ourselves through Jesus Christ." - Blaise Pascal

"You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have." - Corrie Ten Boom

"Rejecting the miracles of Christ, we still have the miracle of Christ Himself." - Christian Nestell Bovee

"Christ beats his drum, but he does not press men; Christ is served with voluntaries." - John Donne

"Christ alone can save the world, but Christ cannot save the world alone." - David Livingstone

"Christ is a substitute for everything, but nothing is a substitute for Christ." - Henry Allen Ironside

"Though they have a Christ in their heads, they have no Christ in their hearts." - George Whitefield

"Speak about Christ only when you are asked. But live so that people ask about Christ!" - Paul Claudel

"I gave up all for Christ, and what have I found? Everything in Christ." - John Calvin

"Everybody who belongs to Christ belongs to everybody who belongs to Christ" - E Stanley Jones

"If you miss Christ you miss everything, and if you have Christ you have everything." - Steven J Lawson

"If Christ is not everything, He is nothing. He who has Christ has everything." - Steven J Lawson

"We must lose all for Christ in order to gain all for Christ." - Edward Mckendree Bounds

"While the South is hardly Christ-centered, it is most certainly Christ-haunted." - Flannery O'Connor

"Whosoever will reign with Christ in heaven, must have Christ reigning in him on earth" - John Wesley

"Of all graces, faith honours Christ the most; of all graces, Christ honours faith the most" - T. B. Joshua

"True followers of Christ emulate Christ-true followers of Mohammed emulate Mohammed." - Franklin Graham

"All Christians have the Spirit of Christ, but not all Christians have the mind of Christ." - Oswald Chambers

"Christ prays in me, Christ works in me, Christ thinks in me, Christ looks through my eyes, Christ speaks through my words, Christ works with my hands, Christ walks with my feet, Christ loves with my heart. As St Paul's prayer was: I belong to Christ and nothing will separate me from the love of Christ. It was that oneness, oneness with God in the Holy Spirit." - Mother Teresa

"Freedom means the power to act by soul guidance, not by the compulsions of desires and habits. Obeying the ego leads to bondage; obeying the soul brings liberation." - Paramahansa Yogananda

"Don't worry when you meet opposition for obeying God. Worry when you don't have opposition, because you're probably not obeying God." - Craig Groeschel

"Do' worry when you meet opposition for obeying God. Worry when you do' have opposition, because you're probably not obeying God." - Craig Groeschel

"Christian principles are, admittedly, stricter than the others; but then we think you will get help towards obeying them which you will not get towards obeying the others." - C S Lewis

"Most people in the world are Christ lovers. And then there are Christ haters. But all of them are fixated on Christ, and he perpetuates for ever." - Marilyn Monroe

"He who thinks he hath no need of Christ, hath too high thoughts of himself. He who thinks Christ cannot help him, hath too low thoughts of Christ." - John Mitchell Mason

"Christ is not only a person, Christ is a place. When you come into Christ, you don't come into a person; you come into a place." - Chris Oyakhilome

"She is free not by disobeying the rules but by obeying them." - Elisabeth Elliot

"Obeying the rules might be smart, but it's not as nearly as much fun." - Jill Shalvis

"Die in obeying commands like a soldier, and go to Nirvana, but no cowardice." - Swami Vivekananda

"Healing is not always obtained by saying a prayer. It is obtained by obeying God" - John G. Lake

"I know not which lives more unnatural lives, obeying husbands, or commanding wives." - Benjamin Franklin

"A world of confusion and disappointment results from trying to believe without obeying." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"Obeying the revealed will of God and trusting Him for the results." - Jerry Bridges

"Far more violence has been done in obeying the law than in breaking the law." - Robert Frost

"You assist an evil system most effectively by obeying its orders and decrees." - Mahatma Gandhi

"Orders can be benign or malign, but the habit of obeying them can become ingrained." - Theodore Dalrymple

"What I'm doing is obeying the law of diffusion of innovations." - Simon Sinek

"The collaborator has to be someone who understands that his role is to help you articulate what you want, but at the same time is not just going to be mechanically obeying, but adding to, supplementing, and coming up with stuff." - James Toback

"She commandeth her husband, in any equal matter, by constant obeying him." - Thomas Fuller

"It is not about reading the Word. It is about obeying the Word." - Joyce Meyer

"Obeying an inalienable law, things grew, growing riotous and strange in their impulse for growth." - Brian Aldiss

"Some people believe that fairness comes with obeying the rules. I'm one of those people." - Al Green

"Woman's happiness consists in obeying; she objects to a man who yields too much." - Jules Michelet

"We live and die; Christ died and lived!" - John Stott

"Jesus Christ was an extremist for love, truth and goodness." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me, Christ in every eye that sees me, Christ in every ear that hears me." - Saint Patrick

"There live Christ and Nero in our hearts." - Antoni Lange

"No one can out-sin the cross of Christ." - Matt Chandler

"Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"I need Christ, not something that resembles Him." - C S Lewis

"Christ is never fully valued, until sin is clearly seen." - J C Ryle

"Nothing is so offensive to Christ as lukewarmness in religion." - J C Ryle

"Here on Earth there was undoubtedly a Christ." - L Ron Hubbard

"Reality, truth, and Jesus Christ are incredibly open-ended" - Brennan Manning

"Every step you make in Jesus Christ enrages the devil." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Privatized faith in a resurrected Christ is practically inconceivable." - David Platt

"Death stung himself to death when he stung Christ." - William Romaine

"Jesus Christ is God's everything for man's total need." - Richard Halverson

"Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners." - Archibald Alexander

"I see in my neighbor the Person of Jesus Christ." - Gerard Majella

"A weak faith can lay hold on a strong Christ." - Thomas Watson

"Christ is the clue to all that is." - Lesslie Newbigin

"I like their Christ, but I don't like their Christians." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ" - Phil Robertson



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