A rule I have had for years is: to treat the Lord Jesus Christ as a personal friend. His is not a creed, a mere doctrine, but it is He Himself we have.    D.L. Moody

Christians believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God because He said so.   C.S. Lewis

This Man (Jesus) suddenly remarks one day, ‘No one need fast while I am here.’ Who is this Man who remarks that His mere presence suspends all normal rules?   C.S. Lewis

We may note in passing that He was never regarded as a mere moral teacher. He did not produce that effect on any of the people who actually met Him. He produced mainly three results-Hatred-Terror-Adoration. There was no trace of people expressing mild admiration.    C.S. Lewis

Not only do we not know God except through Jesus Christ; We do not even know ourselves except through Jesus Christ.    Blaise Pascal

God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.   Augustine

God had an only Son, and He was a missionary and a physician.   David Livingstone

The steady discipline of intimate friendship with Jesus results in men becoming like Him.    Harry Emerson Fosdick

No one else holds or has held the place in the heart of the world which Jesus holds. Other gods have been as devoutly worshipped; no other man has been so devoutly loved.   John Knox

By a Carpenter mankind was made, and only by that Carpenter can mankind be remade.    Desiderius Erasmus

Consider Jesus. Know Jesus. Learn what kind of Person it is you say you trust and love and worship. Soak in the shadow of Jesus. Saturate your soul with the ways of Jesus. Watch Him. Listen to Him. Stand in awe of Him. Let Him overwhelm you with the way He is.    John Piper

To holy people the very name of Jesus is a name to feed upon, a name to transport. His name can raise the dead and transfigure and beautify the living.    John Henry Newman

Jesus does not give recipes that show the way to God as other teachers of religion do. He is himself the way.    Karl Barth

The dearest friend on earth is a mere shadow compared to Jesus Christ.  Oswald Chambers

When men sought to make Him a king He fled; now that they seek to put Him to death He goes out to meet them.   Rudolph Stier

He [Jesus] has a right to interrupt your life. He is Lord. When you accepted Him as Lord, you gave Him the right to help Himself to your life anytime He wants.    Henry Blackaby

God doesn’t just give us grace, He gives us Jesus, the Lord of grace.   Joni Eareckson Tada

By a matchless parable our Lord there taught us that all believers are branches of the Living Vine, and that, apart from Him we are nothing and can do nothing because we have in us no life.    A.T. Pierson

Jesus is not one of many ways to approach God, nor is He the best of several ways; He is the only way.    A.W. Tozer

When old companions, old lusts, and sins crowd in upon you, and when you feel that you are ready to sink, what can save you, sinking sinner? This alone – I have a high priest in heaven, and he can support in the hour of affliction. This alone can give you peace – I have a high priest in heaven. When you are dying – when friends can do you no good – when sins rise up like spectres around your bed – what can give you peace? This – “I have a high priest in heaven” .   Robert Murray McCheyne

Jesus was God spelling himself out in language humanity could understand.   S.D. Gordon

While many try to ignore Jesus, when He returns in power and might, this will be impossible.   Michael Youssef

If we cannot claim to live sinless lives, then the only thing that can keep us from despairing before a holy God is that we have an Advocate in heaven and He pleads our case not on the basis of our perfection but of His propitiation. John Piper

In many respects I find an unresurrected Jesus easier to accept. Easter makes him dangerous. Because of Easter I have to listen to his extravagant claims and can no longer pick and choose from his sayings. Moreover, Easter means he must be loose out there somewhere.    Philip Yancey
 
Christ is not valued at all unless he be valued above all.    Augustine
 
There are many in the Church as well as out of it who need to learn that Christianity is neither creed nor a ceremonial, but a life vitally connected with a loving Christ.    Josiah Strong
 
A man who can read the New Testament and not see that Christ claims to be more than a man, can look all over the sky at high noon on a cloudless day and not see the sun.    William E. Biederwolf
 
You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool; you can spit at him and kill him for a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.    C.S. Lewis
 
God is not a sadist who hopes his creatures are miserable. Jesus was so fond of dinner parties that his detractors called him “a glutton and a drunkard” (Luke 7:34). Jesus turned water into wine to keep a party going.  Leland Ryken

No matter how far back we may press our researches into the roots of the gospel story, no matter how we classify the gospel material, we never arrive at a non-supernatural Jesus.    F.F. Bruce
 
When we would consider the love of God in Christ, we are as one approaching the ocean: he casts a glance on the surface, but the depths he cannot sound.  Robert C. Chapman

Either sin is with you, lying on your shoulders, or it is lying on Christ, the Lamb of God. Now if it is lying on your back, you are lost; but if it is resting on Christ, you are free, and you will be saved.   Martin Luther
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