Live so that when the final summons
comes you will leave something more
behind you than an
epitaph on a tombstone or an obituary in a
The Lord is not compelled to use
theologians. He can take snakes, sticks or
else, and use them for the advancement of his
I believe that a long step toward public
morality will have been taken when
sins are called by
their right names.
Your reputation is what people say
about you. Your character is what God and
your wife know
If you took no more care of yourself
physically than spiritually, you'd be
just as dried up
physically as you are spiritually.
If you live wrong
you can't die right.
Look into the preaching Jesus
did and you will find it was aimed straight at
sinners on the front seats.
If good preaching could
save the world, it would have been done long
Churches don't need new members half so much as
they need the old bunch made
be so many non-church goers if there were not so many
Too many churches are little
more than four walls and a roof.
There are some
so-called Christian homes today with books on the shelves of
the library that have no more business there than a
rattler crawling about
on the floor, or a poison within
the child's reach.
Home is the place we love best and
grumble the most.
There is more power in a mother's
hand than in a king's scepter.
I don't believe there
are devils enough in hell to pull a boy out of the
of a godly mother.
There is nothing in the world of
art like the songs mother used to sing.
To train a
boy in the way he should go you must go that way
Don't stop with telling your boy to do
right. Show him how.
Be careful, father, or while you
are taking one lap around the devil's track
will make six.
If you would have your children turn
out well, don't turn your home into a
lunch counter and
Not to walk in the straight and narrow
way yourself, is to give the devil
the biggest kind of a
chance to get our children.
Some homes need a hickory
switch a good deal more than they do a piano.
die an old maid, sister, than marry the wrong
Whiskey is all right in its place-but its place
The normal way to get rid of drunkards is to
quit raising drunkards-to put
the business that makes
drunkards out of business.
Riches have never yet
given anybody either peace or rest.
It won't save
your soul if your wife is a Christian. You have got to be
something more than a brother-in-law to the
You can't raise the standard of women's
morals by raising their pay
envelope. It lies deeper
The reason you don't like the Bible, you
old sinner, is because it knows all
Going to church doesn't make a man a Christian,
any more than going to a
garage makes him an
The difference between God's side and the
devil's is the difference between
God keeps no half-way house. It's either heaven
or hell for you and me.
A man can slip into hell with
his hand on the door-knob of heaven.
The Bible will
always be full of things you cannot understand, as long as
you will not live according to those you can
The inconsistency is not in the Bible,
but in your life.
God likes a little humor, as is
evidence by the fact that he made the
parrot-and some of you people.
Yank some of the
groans out of your prayers, and shove in some
If you are strangers to prayer you are
strangers to power.
What have you given the world it
never possessed before you came?
The Bible says
forgive your debtors; the world says "sue them for their
Temptation is the devil looking through
the keyhole. Yielding is opening the
door and inviting
I am not the author of the plan of salvation,
but I am responsible for the
way I preach it.
am an old-fashioned preacher of the old-time religion, that
this cold world's heart for two thousand
When I hit the devil square in the face some
people go away as mad as if I
had slapped them in the
The backslider likes the preaching that
wouldn't hit the side of a house,
while the real
disciple is delighted when the truth brings him to his
To discover a flaw in our makeup is a chance
to get rid of it, and add a new
line of beauty to our
It is not necessary to be in a big place to do