"Your joy, as a Christian, will never be found in your circumstances, regardless of how good they may be at the moment."
"How do you have joy in trying times? How do you have joy when your movements are restricted? By understanding that in God's sovereignty, you are exactly where you are because, before the foundation of the world, that's where God appointed you to be."
"Therefore, if you were saved by grace and not through any effort of your own, then there is no room for self-centeredness in Christ. What did you bring to the table?"
"Be passionate, but not for your political party. Not for your political position. Be passionate for Christ and for people. Do you want to see change in our society? So do I. You want to live in a better world? So do I. Be a passionate evangelist. The world as a whole has a heart problem. We don't have a legal problem. We don't have a political problem. We have a heart problem. Until and unless those hearts are converted, we will be in this endless cycle of violence."
"Human effort always fails in the face of God's sovereignty."
"God can, God does, use our hurts. God can, God will, use those difficult times and difficult experiences not only for your good but for the good of others and for the glory of God. Jonah was destined to go to Ninevah. What are you destined to do for God?"
"Do you struggle with who God shows grace to? In the dark recesses of your heart are there groups of people that you feel are not worthy of God's grace?"
"When we read the Old Testament, we must read it with eyes, looking for the pointers, for the signpost, for the mile markers, if you will, that point us to the coming of Christ."
"What qualified Gideon to be included in such a distinguished list of these great Old Testament saints? His faith. But what was the demonstration of his faith? It was his obedience, with this qualifier, his obedience in the face of his fears."
"So the story of Gideon is the example of God choosing the weak to shame the strong. And by the way, Gideon’s story could be, should be, your story."