I think faith is the one common denominator between everything that goes on at the race track - a faith in Christ.
When you speak and represent the person of Jesus Christ in all actions of your life, people are drawn to that. You set the standard with your actions. The words can come after.
I'm a very controversial figure in the Christian world. I don't believe if you're gay or you have a drink or you dance, you're going to hell. I don't think that's the kind of God we have. The Pat Robertsons and Jerry Falwells of the world are scary. I want to be a Christian like Christ - loving and accepting of other people.
I want to be a Christian like Christ - loving and accepting of other people.
My default position is not to be an actor. My default position is to be a follower of Jesus Christ. If that means I continue in acting, great! I'd love that. But if it means I need to change professions someday because I can't provide for my family, well, that's what I need to do.
What if marriage is really about making us more like Christ, not so much about making us happy?
I'm sure I've lost a few jobs because I'm a Christian. That's irrelevant. I can honestly say that of everything I have, of everything I've experienced, nothing compares to the joy of knowing Christ. Because I've been given a glimpse of Heaven and it outshines all of the rest.
If Jesus Christ had run as an independent, Rick Perry would have beat him.
When you really dive into the scriptures it says the kingdom of heaven is inside you. You can feel that because of the way Christ dropped it.
I don't necessarily "deal" with the criticism of others. I used to, but now I'm so confident in my walk with Christ that it simply no longer impacts me. I can't allow it to. I'm on a mission!
I once heard a learned man say, "Every evil has its remedy, except folly. To reprimand an obstinate fool or to preach to a dolt is like writing upon the water. Christ healed the blind, the halt, the palsied, and the leprous. But the fool He could not cure."
I'm not denying Christ by not being Christian. I'm a theist, which involves expanding on the Christ narrative.
The goal of revelation is not information only, but affection, worship, and obedience. Christ in us will be realized only as we drink deeply of the Bible, which is God's word outside of us
Our first love is Jesus. Holiness is not ultimately about living up to a moral standard. It's about living in Christ and living out of our real, vital union with him.
We take hold of Christ as his words take hold us.
Any gospel which says only what you must do and never announces what Christ has done is no gospel at all.
There is no way to work your way to God. There is no way to climb up to heaven. There is only one way, and that is through Christ.
The only chains God wants us to wear are the chains of righteousness-not the chains of hopeless subjectivism, not the shackles of risk-free living, not the fetters of horoscope decision making-just the chains befitting a bond servant of Christ Jesus. Die to self. Live for Christ. And then do what you want, and go where you want, for God's glory.
If you want to know God as your Father, you need to know Jesus Christ as your Savior.
You cannot be in Christ and be indifferent to the sin in your life.
Many in Jesus' day saw him, but they didn't have communion with him. You can have more of Christ by faith than they had by sight.
We do not truly know what love is unless we know Christ.
Don't follow those who can talk a big game about their amazing faith in Christ. Follow people who are actually following Christ.
Tolerance is a relatively weak virtue; we're called to so much more than that in the body of Christ.
My fear is that of all the choices people face today, the one they rarely consider is, "How can I serve most effectively and fruitfully in the local church?" I wonder if the abundance of opportunities to explore today is doing less to help make well-rounded disciples of Christ and more to help Christians avoid long term responsibility and have less long-term impact.
The finality of Christs redemption for us is intimately tied to the finality of his revelation to us. . . . If we say revelation is not complete, we must admit that somehow the work of redemption also remains unfinished. . . . Scripture is enough because the work of Christ is enough. They stand or fall together.
Die to self. Live for Christ. And then do what you want, and go where you want, for God's glory.
The worship of Christ is our joy and privilege today. And tomorrow, and next Sunday, and for all eternity.
If you find yourself mistreated, misunderstood, and mocked as a Christian, take heart, for so they did to the Christ.
There is nothing gray about whether a follower of Christ should see 50 Shades of Grey. This is a black and white issue. Don't go. Don't watch it. Don't read it. Don't rent it.
All paths lead to God, but only one path will present you before God without fault and with great joy. Pick a path, any path-it will take you to God. Trust me: you will stand before Him one day. You will meet your Maker. You will see the face of Christ. There are many ways up the mountain, but only one will result in life instead of destruction.
There could be joy in destruction, too, couldn't there? Isn't Jesus Christ's Second Coming supposed to occur only after a lot of unmitigated destruction? But again, human history is fraught with tragedies in which man spared no effort to destroy with millenarian joy, only to learn that no messiah appeared afterwards.
Jude, a bondslave of Jesus Christ and brother of James, to those who by God the Father have been loved and are in a state of being the permanent objects of His love, and who for Jesus Christ have been guarded and are in a permanent state of being carefully watched, to those who are called ones.
In both the presence of evil and the eventual triumph over evil the sweep is cosmic. It embraces the entire universe, what to man is both seen and unseen. The victory is to be accomplished through Christ.
— Kenneth Scott Latourette
In the third century after Christ the faith continued to spread.
— Kenneth Scott Latourette
In contrast, Christianity, while acknowledging the presence of suffering, declares that life can be infinitely worth living and opens the way to eternal life in fellowship with God Who so loved the world that He gave Himself in Christ.
— Kenneth Scott Latourette
Christianity stands or falls as a living program, a way of life, made concrete in the life of man by the life of God through the life of the concretely living Christ.
The Word tells us that God meets our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Begin to talk and act as though it is true!
On the cross, Jesus won the right for believers to be born again back into the god-class. Adam was created, not subordinate to God, but as a god; he lost it, and in Christ we are taken back to the god-class.
Because of Christ, even our catastrophes have purpose. God is preparing our character for the time when we will see Him face to face.