Wise Words

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Sunday, January 29, 2006

Church Sign Wisdom - Part One

I did an online search for church sign sayings b/c there are a couple of churches around where I live that usually have eye-catching and thought provoking sayings every week on their signs. I wanted to see just how many were out there. To my surprise there are a plethora of really great church sign sayings. As I started reading them I thought that may of them were just full of good wisdom.

I ended up making a list of the ones I liked the most and decided to share them. There are so many on the list that this is going to be broken up over the next few days. The sayings listed are clever, often thought provoking, witty and truthful. Some of them may sound alike but those that do are variations of the same saying.

Which is your favorite?

1. Give God what's right -- not what's left.
2. Man's way leads to a hopeless end -- God's way leads to an endless hope.
3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing.
4. He who kneels before God can stand before anyone.
5. In the sentence of life, the devil may be a comma--but never let him be the period.
6. Don't put a question mark where God puts a period.
7. Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to the church for a faith-lift.
8. When praying, don't give God instructions - just report for duty.
9. Don't wait for six strong men to take you to church.
10. We don't change God's message -- His message changes us.
11. This church is prayer-conditioned.
12. When God ordains, He sustains.
13. WARNING: Exposure to the Son may prevent burning.
14. Plan ahead -- It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
15. Most people want to serve God, but only in an advisory position.
16. Suffering from truth decay? Brush up on your Bible.
17. Exercise daily -- walk with the Lord.
18. Never give the devil a ride -- he will always want to drive.
19. Nothing else ruins the truth like stretching it.
20. Compassion is difficult to give away because it keeps coming back.
21. He who angers you controls you.
22. Worry is the darkroom in which negatives are developed.
23. Give Satan an inch & he'll be a ruler.
24. Be fishers of men. You catch 'em; He'll clean 'em!
25. God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.
26. Read the Bible – It will scare the hell out of you.
27. BIBLE – Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth
28. "Pray" is a four-letter word that you can say anywhere
29. You can't stumble when you are on your knees.
30. To be almost saved is to be totally lost.
31. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts!
32. God grades on the cross, not the curve.
33. Wal-Mart isn't the only saving place!
34. God doesn't want shares of your life. He wants controlling interest!
35. Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous.
36. Wisdom has two parts, 1) having a lot to say, 2) not saying it.
37. Watch your step carefully! Everyone else does!
38. A clean conscience makes a soft pillow.
39. He who is good at making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
40. For all you do, His blood's for you!
41. Forbidden fruits creates many jams.
42. Deciding not to choose is still making a choice.
43. If God is your Co-pilot... swap seats!
44. In the presence of trouble, some people grow wings; others buy crutches.
45. Worship not our blessings. Worship our Creator who gives us our blessings.
46. God answers knee-mail.
47. Sometimes the Lord calms the storm, sometimes He lets the storm rage . . . and calms His child!
48. The well of Providence is deep. It's the buckets we bring to it that are small.
49. His mercies are new every morning, because our messes are new every day!
50. Peace on the outside comes from knowing God on the inside!
51. Lord, keep Your arm around my shoulder and Your hand over my mouth.
52. Until a person's hands are empty he cannot reach the hand of God.
53. God loves each of us as if there were only one of us
54. One plus God equals a majority
55. God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them
56. If you are not as close to God as you used to be, who moved?
57. God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?"
58. There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, "All right, then, have it your way."
59. God did not call us to be successful. He called us to be faithful.
60. God's clock is never slow, but sometimes ours is fast!
61. God gives the best to those who leave the choice with Him.
62. God will never lead you where His grace cannot keep you.
63. The true measure of loving God is to love Him without measure.
64. Peace is not the absence of affliction, but the presence of God.
65. In order to realize the worth of the Anchor, we need to feel the stress of the storm.
66. Those who live in the Lord never see each other for the last time
67. Many people use "Duct Tape" to fix everything...God used nails
68. Availability is better than ability for God
69. Jesus accepts you the way you are, but loves you too much to leave you that way
70. Jesus did not come to make God's love possible, but to make God's love visible
71. The only limitations to God are in our mind
72. When you can't trace God's hand, trust His heart
73. Where God guides, He provides
74. Home is where the Lord sends us
75. God does more than hear our words. He reads our hearts
76. T.G.I.F.: Thank God I'm Forgiven!
77. When we put our cares in His hands, He puts His peace in our hearts
78. We're all invited to a heavenly feast, but we must R.S.V.P.!
79. His pain is your gain
80. When we've done what we can, God will do what we can't!
81. Have no fear in tomorrow – Jesus is already there
82. When God says "no", it's because He has something better in store for you
83. God loves you whether you like it or not
84. Jesus is a friend who walks in when the world walks out
85. I was going to waste, but Jesus recycled me
86. When you're down to nothing, God is up to something!
87. All I have to offer Him is all he wants from me.... my heart.
88. Be kind to your enemies; you made them.
89. Eternity: Smoking or Non-Smoking?
90. Faith makes things possible not easy
91. God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage
92. God's Favorite Department: Lost & Found
93. No Jesus – No peace. Know Jesus – Know peace
94. If you're headed in the wrong direction, God does allow U-turns!
95. In the dark? Follow the Son.
96. The Bible is the only Book where the author is always present whenever it is read
97. The task ahead of us is never as great as the Power behind us
98. The Ten Commandments are not multiple choice
99. They’re called the Ten Commandments NOT the Ten Suggestions
100. 1 Cross + 3 Nails = 4 Given
101. A person, whose Bible is falling apart, usually isn't
102. God plus nothing = everything
103. If Jesus isn't Lord of all, He isn't Lord at all
104. If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything
105. Grace is free, but it isn't cheap
106. A day hemmed with prayer, rarely ever unravels
107. Atheism is a non-prophet organization
108. Our love from God is tested by the question of whether we seek Him or His gifts
109. It is distrust of God to be troubled about what is to come, impatience against God to be troubled with what is present; and anger at God to be troubled for what is past
110. A Bible in the hand is worth two in the bookcase
111. We believe on UFO's: Unity, Forgiveness and Outreach
112. If you can't sleep, don't count sheep. Talk to the Shepherd!
113. If you pause to think you'll have cause to thank
114. Trade God your pieces for His peace
115. When you get tired talking to your friend about God, talk to God about your friend
116. Holiness is not the way to Jesus. Jesus is the way to holiness
117. The 'Promised Land' is always on the other side of the wilderness
118. Satan can't bring you down any further than your knees
119. Life is fragile, handle with prayer
120. Prayer doesn't make the morning come faster, but it sure makes the night seem shorter
121. If you're far from God in life you'll be far from God in death
122. If you don't avoid the bait you'll end up on the hook
123. The Devil wants to control you; God wants to lead you
124. Keep your head and your heart pointed in the right direction and you won’t have to worry about your feet
125. This battle is not yours – it's the Lords!

I'll post another set tomorrow. I hope you enjoyed these and that at least one of them caught your eye and gave you something to think about.


Clarence said...

I thought I had heard all of such sayings. Was I ever wrong. Thanks for compiling this list and sharing with us. AND you say there is more to come! Some of these were so good, I am thinking about using them as my Blog slogan. It will be a hard choice to make.

Michael Manning said...

Good reminders, Nic.

Shelley said...

Wonderful Post Nic! This was great!