Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ. –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The level of our obedience is most often determined by the behavior standard of other Christians around us. –Jerry Bridges

Holiness has never been the driving force of the majority. It is, however, mandatory for anyone who wants to enter the kingdom. –Elisabeth Elliot

Men do not decide their future. They decide their habits and their habits decide their future.—Unknown

The dullness that overshadows a passive person is increased by the mounting number of times one doesn’t respond to the promptings of God. –Greg Manalli

Whatsoever one would understand what he hears must hasten to put into practice what he has heard. –Gregory the Great

Let this be thy whole endeavor, this thy prayer, this thy desire,–that thou mayest be stripped of all selfishness, and with entire simplicity follow Jesus only. –Thomas à Kempis

Jesus calls us to his rest, and meekness is His method. The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort. ― A.W. Tozer

No man has the mind of Christ, except him who makes it his business to obey him.—George MacDonald

There is no peace in the border lands. The halfway Christian is a torment to himself and of no benefit to others. –Earnest Worker

You know your Bible too well and life too little. ― Richard Llewellyn

We are not meant to die merely in order to be dead. God could not want that for the creatures to whom He has given the breath of life. We die in order to live. ― Elisabeth Elliot

Simply, discipleship is a follower of Jesus encouraging others to be followers of Jesus. –Neil Cole

The fruit of my work grows on other people’s trees. –Bob Buford

The “show business,” which is so incorporated into our view of Christian work today, has caused us to drift far from Our Lord’s conception of discipleship. It is instilled in us to think that we have to do exceptional things for God; we have not. We have to be exceptional in ordinary things, to be holy in mean streets, among mean people, surrounded by sordid sinners. That is not learned in five minutes. ― Oswald Chambers

To be converted to faith in Jesus Christ is to return to the worship of the true God, and to dethrone all rivals to his authority. –Graham Kendrick

We should be more concerned with reaching the lost than pampering the saved. ― David McGee

We’ve taken the lifeblood out of Christianity and put Kool-Aid in its place so that it tastes better to the crowds, and the consequences are catastrophic.― David Platt

Preaching is to much avail, but practice is far more effective. A godly life is the strongest argument you can offer the skeptic. –Hosea Ballou

Discipleship is a lifelong process and journey rooted in a relationship with Jesus, whereby we become more like Christ. –Greg Atkinson

If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God first, it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead. –William Law

Judgement is the forbidden objectivization of the other person which destroys single-minded love. I am not forbidden to have my own thoughts about the other person, to realize his shortcomings, but only to the extent that it offers to me an occasion for forgiveness and unconditional love, as Jesus proves to me. ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Christian ideal has not been found tried and found wanting, it has been found difficult and left untried. — GK Chesterton

The big idea here is not, have you sinned, but are you changing? ― Mark Driscoll

If thou art willing to suffer no adversity, how wilt thou be the friend of Christ? –Thomas à Kempis

When we walk without the Cross, when we build without the Cross, and when we confess a Christ without a Cross, we are no longer disciples of the Lord. We are mundane.– Pope Francis

The best measure of a spiritual life is not its ecstasies but its obedience. ― Oswald Chambers

At the back of it there lies the central citadel of obstinacy: I will not give up my right to myself–the thing God intends you to give up if ever you are going to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. –Oswald Chambers

If you have not chosen the Kingdom of God first, it will in the end make no difference what you have chosen instead. –William Law

Many Christians have what we might call a “cultural holiness”. They adapt to the character and behavior pattern of Christians around them. As the Christian culture around them is more or less holy, so these Christians are more or less holy. But God has not called us to be like those around us. He has called us to be like himself. Holiness is nothing less than conformity to the character of God. –Jerry Bridges

Take the words of Jesus and let them become the Supreme Court of the Gospel to you. –John G. Lake