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#1. The Judge is before the door: he that cometh will come, and will not tarry: his reward is with him. - Author: George Whitefield
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#2. Jesus was God and man in one person, that God and man might be happy together again. - Author: George Whitefield
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#3. The care of the soul is 'a matter of the highest importance;' beyond any thing which can be brought into comparison with it. - Author: George Whitefield
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#4. As Christ was born of the Virgin's womb, so must He be spiritually formed in our hearts. As He died for sin, so must we die to sin. And as He rose again from the dead, so must we also rise to a divine life. - Author: George Whitefield
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#5. All I can say is I look for perpetual conflicts and struggles in this life, and I hope for no other peace, only a cross, while on this side of eternity. - Author: George Whitefield
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#6. I say salvation is the free gift of God. It is God's free grace, I preach unto you, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Jesus Christ justifies the ungodly. Jesus Christ passed by and saw you polluted with your blood and bid you live. - Author: George Whitefield
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#7. See that you feel the truths that you speak. - Author: George Whitefield
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#8. It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher. - Author: George Whitefield
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#9. You see, my brethren, my heart is full; I could almost say it is too big to speak, and yet too big to be silent, without dropping a word to you. - Author: George Whitefield
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#10. God, give me a deep humility, a well-guided zeal, a burning love and a single eye, and then let men or devils do their worst! - Author: George Whitefield
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#11. I offer you salvation this day; the door of mercy is not yet shut, there does yet remain a sacrifice for sin, for all that will accept of the Lord Jesus Christ. He will embrace you in the arms of His love. - Author: George Whitefield
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#12. I found by daily experience, the more I did, the more I might do for God. - Author: George Whitefield
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#13. Be humble, talk little, think and pray much. - Author: George Whitefield
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#14. Although believers by nature, are far from God, and children of wrath, even as others, yet it is amazing to think how nigh they are brought to him again by the blood of Jesus Christ. - Author: George Whitefield
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#15. It is God alone who can subdue and govern the unruly wills of sinful men. - Author: George Whitefield
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#16. Give diligent heed to the things that are spoken from the Word of God. - Author: George Whitefield
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#17. If you are going to walk with Jesus Christ, you are going to be opposed ... In our days, to be a true Christian is really to become a scandal. - Author: George Whitefield
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#18. Let my name die everywhere, let even my friends forget me, if by that means the cause of the blessed Jesus may be promoted - Author: George Whitefield
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#19. I am tired in the Lord's work, but not tired of it. - Author: George Whitefield
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#20. Pray that I may be very little in my own eyes, and not rob my dear Master of any part of his glory. - Author: George Whitefield
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#21. Indeed, I have been listed under Jesus' banner only for a few years, but I have enjoyed more solid pleasure in one moment's communion with my God than I should or could have enjoyed in the ways of sin, though I had continued to have gone on in them for thousands of years. - Author: George Whitefield
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#22. Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you. - Author: George Whitefield
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#23. Be content with no degree of sanctification. Be always crying out, "Lord, let me know more of myself and of thee." - Author: George Whitefield
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#24. Among the many reasons assignable for the sad decay of true Christianity, perhaps the neglecting to assemble ourselves together, in religious societies, may not be one of the least. - Author: George Whitefield
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#25. If we once get above our Bibles and cease making the written Word of God our sole rule both as to faith and practice, we shall soon lie open to all manner of delusion and be in great danger of making shipwreck of faith and a good conscience. - Author: George Whitefield
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#26. Know, by sad experience, what it is to be lulled to sleep with a false peace. Long was I lulled asleep; long did I think myself a Christian, when I knew nothing of the Lord Jesus Christ. - Author: George Whitefield
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#27. God forbid that I should travel with anybody a quarter of an hour without speaking of Christ to them. - Author: George Whitefield
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#28. The true believer can no more live without prayer, than without food day by day. - Author: George Whitefield
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#29. O my brethren, my heart is enlarge towards you. I trust I feel something of that hidden, but powerful presence of Christ, whilst I am preaching to you. - Author: George Whitefield
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#30. I believe I never was more acceptable to my Master than when I was standing to teach those hearers in the open fields. I now preach to ten times more people than I would if I had been confined to the churches. - Author: George Whitefield
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#31. For it pleased God, after he had made all things by the word of his power, to create man after his own image. - Author: George Whitefield
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#32. Oh let us continually keep faith in exercise, till it be entirely swallowed up in the boundless ocean of beatific vision. - Author: George Whitefield
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#33. Following Christ means following him through life, following him in every word and gesture, following him out of one clime into another. - Author: George Whitefield
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#34. Let us ... once and forever put an end to that lie which says that Calvinism and an interest in evangelism are not comparable. - Author: George Whitefield
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#35. I got more true knowledge from reading the Book of God in one month, than I could ever have acquired from all the writings of men. - Author: George Whitefield
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#36. You may have orthodox heads, and yet you may have the devil in your hearts. - Author: George Whitefield
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#37. Works? Works? A man get to heaven by works? I would as soon think of climbing to the moon on a rope of sand! - Author: George Whitefield
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#38. Though you have sinned much, that is no reason why you should despair, but only why you should love much, having so much forgiven. - Author: George Whitefield
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#39. O turn to Him [Jesus Christ], turn in a sense of your own unworthiness, and be not faithless, but believing. - Author: George Whitefield
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#40. Other men may preach the gospel better than I, but no man can preach a better gospel. - Author: George Whitefield
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#41. God has condescended to become an author, and yet people will not read his writings. There are very few that ever gave this Book of God, the grand charter of salvation, one fair reading through. - Author: George Whitefield
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#42. I am never better than when I am on the full stretch for God. - Author: George Whitefield
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#43. What could the Lord Jesus Christ have done for you more than he has? Then do not abuse his mercy, but let your time be spent in thinking and talking of the love of Jesus, who was incarnate for us, who was born of a woman, and made under the law, to redeem us from the wrath to come. - Author: George Whitefield
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#44. There are many likewise, who go on in a round of duties, a model of performances, that think they shall go to heaven; but if you examine them, though they have a Christ in their heads, they have no Christ in their hearts. - Author: George Whitefield
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#45. You blame me for weeping, but how can I help it when you will not weep for yourselves, though your immortal souls are on the verge of destruction. - Author: George Whitefield
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#46. What! Get to heaven on your own strength? Why, you might as well try to climb to the moon on a rope of sand! - Author: George Whitefield
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#47. For, if we have not charity, we are not Christians: charity is the great duty of Christians. - Author: George Whitefield
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#48. God is well pleased when all our actions proceed from love, love to Himself, and love to immortal souls. - Author: George Whitefield
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#49. Oh for a thousand lives to be spent in the service of Christ. - Author: George Whitefield
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#50. If one evil thought, if one evil word, if one evil action, deserves eternal damnation, how many hells, my friends, do every one of us deserve, whose whole lives have been one continued rebellion against God! - Author: George Whitefield
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#51. Mere heathen morality, and not Jesus Christ, is preached in most of our churches. - Author: George Whitefield
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#52. The Lord Jesus sits in heaven, ruling over all, and causing all things to work for his children's good. - Author: George Whitefield
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#53. The riches of His free grace cause me daily to triumph over all the temptations of the wicked one, who is very vigilant, and seeks all occasions to disturb me. - Author: George Whitefield
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#54. Numberless marks does man bear in his soul, that he is fallen and estranged from God; but nothing gives a greater proof thereof, than that backwardness, which every one finds within himself, to the duty of praise and thanksgiving. - Author: George Whitefield
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#55. Our food and our rest, our trades and our labors, are to be attended to, and all the offices of humanity performed in obedience to the will of God, for the glory of Christ ... - Author: George Whitefield
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#56. Dare, dare, my dear brethren in Christ, to follow the Captain of your salvation, who was made perfect through sufferings - Author: George Whitefield
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#57. The renewal of our natures is a work of great importance. It is not to be done in a day. We have not only a new house to build up, but an old one to pull down. - Author: George Whitefield
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#58. Whole days and weeks have I spent prostrate on the ground in silent or vocal prayer. - Author: George Whitefield
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#59. We must all have the spirit of martyrdom, though we may not all die martyrs. - Author: George Whitefield
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#60. God enabled me to speak with the demonstration of the Spirit, and with power. - Author: George Whitefield
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#61. It is very remarkable, that in the book of life, we find some almost of all kinds of occupations, who notwithstanding served God in their respective generations, and shone as so many lights in the world. - Author: George Whitefield
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#62. When our Lord says, we must be converted and become as little children, I suppose he means also, that we must be sensible of our weakness, comparatively speaking, as a little child. - Author: George Whitefield
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#63. Let us, therefore, not be weary of well-doing; for we shall reap an eternal harvest of comfort, if we faint not. - Author: George Whitefield
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#64. Christ is worth all, or he is worth nothing. - Author: George Whitefield
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#65. But he is unworthy the name of a minister of the gospel of peace, who is unwilling, not only to have his name cast out as evil, but also to die for the truths of the Lord Jesus. - Author: George Whitefield
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#66. Take care of your life and the Lord will take care of your death. - Author: George Whitefield
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#67. If you know Christ and him crucified, you know enough to make you happy, supposing you know nothing else. And without this, all your other knowledge cannot keep you from being everlastingly miserable. - Author: George Whitefield
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#68. Left to himself, man is half beast and half devil. - Author: George Whitefield
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#69. Speak every time my dear brother as if it were your last - Author: George Whitefield
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#70. O that unbelievers would learn of faithful Abraham, and believe whatever is revealed from God, though they cannot fully comprehend it! Abraham knew God commanded him to offer up his son, and therefore believed, notwithstanding carnal reasoning might suggest may objections. - Author: George Whitefield
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#71. Study to know Him more and more, for the more you know, the more you will love Him, - Author: George Whitefield
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#72. Would ministers preach for eternity! They would then act the part of true Christian orators, and not only calmly and cooly inform the understanding, but, by persuasive, pathetic address, endeavour to move the affections and warm the heart. - Author: George Whitefield
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#73. As for the extraordinary operations of the Holy Ghost, such as working of miracles, or speaking with divers kinds of tongues, they are long since ceased. - Author: George Whitefield
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#74. At the day of judgment we shall all meet again. - Author: George Whitefield
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#75. The righteousness of Jesus Christ is one of those great mysteries, which the angels desire to look into, and seems to be one of the first lessons that God taught men after the fall. - Author: George Whitefield
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#76. To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an angel himself or have angels for hearers. - Author: George Whitefield
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#77. This discourse, and the present frame of my mind, lead me rather to speak to those, who by feeling Satan's fiery darts, know assuredly that there is a devil. - Author: George Whitefield
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#78. For in Jesus Christ there is neither male nor female, bond nor free; even you may be the children of God, if you believe in Jesus. - Author: George Whitefield
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#79. Most talk of a catholic spirit but it is only till they have been brought into the pale of their own church. This is downright sectarianism, not Catholicism. How can I act consistently, unless I receive and love all the children of God, whom I esteem to be such, of whatever denomination they may be? - Author: George Whitefield
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#80. The Christian world is in a deep sleep; nothing but a loud shout can awaken them out of it! - Author: George Whitefield
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#81. No doubt [women of faith in the past] were reproached for His name's sake, and accounted mad women; but they had a faith which enabled them at that time to overcome the world, and by which they climbed up to heaven. - Author: George Whitefield
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#82. We are immortal until our work on earth is done. - Author: George Whitefield
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#83. Let the name of Whitefield perish, but Christ be glorified - Author: George Whitefield
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#84. If we are not inwardly wrought upon, and changed by the powerful operations of the Holy Spirit, and our moral actions proceed from a principle of a new nature, however we may call ourselves Christians, we shall be found naked at the great day. - Author: George Whitefield
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#85. Thus was the King and the Lord of glory judged by man's judgment, when manifest in flesh: far be it from any of his ministers to expect better treatment. - Author: George Whitefield
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#86. The reason why the Son of God took upon him our nature, was, the fall of our first parents. - Author: George Whitefield
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#87. The fall of man is written in too legible characters not to be understood: Those that deny it, by their denying, prove it. - Author: George Whitefield
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#88. O poor New England! There is a deep laid plot against your civil and religious liberties, and they will be lost. Your golden days are at an end. You have nothing but trouble before you ... Your liberties will be lost. - Author: George Whitefield
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#89. Come poor, lost, undone sinner, come just as you are to Christ. - Author: George Whitefield
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#90. The sinner can no more raise himself from the deadness of sin than Lazarus, who had been dead four days, until Jesus came. - Author: George Whitefield
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#91. It is an undoubted truth that every doctrine that comes from God, leads to God; and that which doth not tend to promote holiness is not of God. - Author: George Whitefield
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#92. Congregations are lifeless because dead men preach to them. - Author: George Whitefield
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#93. Why fear ye that the Lord Jesus Christ will not accept of you? Your sins will be no hindrance, your unworthiness no hindrance; if your own corrupt hearts do not keep you back, nothing will hinder Christ from receiving of you. - Author: George Whitefield
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#94. You need not fear the greatness or number of your sins. - Author: George Whitefield
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#95. As God can send a nation or people no greater blessing than to give them faithful, sincere and upright ministers, so the greatest curse that God can possibly send upon a people in this world is to give them over to blind, unregenerate, carnal, lukewarm and unskilled guides. - Author: George Whitefield
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#96. Open your hearts as wide as ever you will, the Spirit of the Lord shall fill them. - Author: George Whitefield
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#97. You might as reasonably expect to find a living man without breath, as a true Christian without the spirit of prayer and supplication. - Author: George Whitefield
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#98. Fight the good fight of faith, and God will give you spiritual mercies. - Author: George Whitefield
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#99. Nothing is more generally known than our duties which belong to Christianity; and yet, how amazing is it, nothing is less practiced? - Author: George Whitefield
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#100. Had I a hundred hands, I could employ them all. The harvest is very great. I am ashamed I can do no more for him who has done so much for me. - Author: George Whitefield
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