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#1. Faith only grows through suffering. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#2. Those who only seek friends without seeking to be a good friend are selfishly needy and demanding. And those who only want to be a good friend but do not wisely seek good friends are bound to be taken advantage of, abused, neglected, and suffer from their foolish friend choices. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#3. When you are lying in bed angry with your backs turned towards each other, imagine Satan sleeping in the space between you. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#4. Has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#5. Forgiveness is both a decision and a process. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#6. The world has enough politicians; it needs more prophets. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#7. Women will be saved by going back to that role that God has chosen for them. Ladies, if the hair on the back of your neck stands up it is because you are fighting your role in the scripture. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#8. Corporate worship is to be God-centered. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#9. Being single is not easy. But neither is being married. They are just difficult in different ways as God uses everything in our life to make us more like Jesus, who happened to live a perfect life while single. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#10. We receive suffering when it comes as an opportunity for God to do something good in us and through us. We rejoice not in the pain but rather in what it can accomplish for the gospel so that something as costly as suffering is not wasted but used for God's glory, our joy, and others' good. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#11. If you can't take a nap, if you can't take a day off, heaven's going to drive you nuts. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#12. A reporter asked Barth what was the single most important theological discovery he'd made. After stopping to consider his answer carefully, Barth said, "Jesus loves me. This I know, for the Bible tells me so." Indeed, we can never outgrow that one great, majestic, and simple transforming truth. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#13. The least likely person you'll see in church is a single twentysomething male. He is as rare at church as a vegan at a steak house. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#14. older generation accounts for only 19 percent of the national church, they give 46 percent of the donations. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#15. The big idea here is not, have you sinned, but are you changing? - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#16. Repentance keeps sin from condemning us because Jesus died and scorned the shame. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#17. It is imperative that Christians be like Jesus, by living freely within the culture as missionaries who are as faithful to the Father and His gospel as Jesus was in His own time and place. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#18. Corporate worship is to be intelligible. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#19. Faith is not just what we believe internally. It's how we behave externally. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#20. We don't name God; God reveals His name to us. We don't have the right to exercise authority over God. God copyrights, He trademarks, He patents His name. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#21. The Bible is not a book of principles to live by but rather a Person to live for. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#22. Tragically, we live in a day when offense to God doesn't matter nearly as much as offense to others. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#23. Seattle has unleashed this weird phenomenon on the world called the coffee shop. And the coffee shop, thanks to Starbucks, is the place where socially isolated, lonely, needy people gather together to ignore one another. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#24. There is a pile of dead bodies behind the Mars Hill bus, and by God's grace, it'll be a mountain by the time we're done, - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#25. Most Christians are sheltered within their own groups and are too busy arguing with other Christians to notice the sad state of Christianity in a broader sense. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#26. On the Sabbath day, we are remembering that my relationship with God did not begin with what I've done, it is not sustained by what I do, and it is not guaranteed to the end by my effort or work. I'm saved from beginning to end by Jesus' work. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#27. You're either selfish, or you're a servant ... but fundamentally selfish people are terrible friends, terrible lovers, terrible spouses, terrible Christians, terrible parents. They leave a terrible legacy. Will you be selfish? Will you be a servant? ... A good marriage is a servant and a servant. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#28. Fear is not always a sin but it always is an opportunity. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#29. All of the modern counseling vernacular is really not dealing with the root issue of idolatry. Someone or something's preeminent rather than God. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#30. A pacifist has a lot of difficulty reconciling pacifism with scripture. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#31. Ladies, use a loving voice, use a respectful voice, use a godly voice, but don't lose your voice. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#32. The questions today are different, and if people don't get answers from pastors and parents, they will find them in dark, depraved places. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#33. Now more than ever God's people must be committed to being gospel centered. Jesus can no longer be out there somewhere on the horizon as we look to culture, religion, politics, spirituality, or morality for our true north. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#34. I felt God had conned me by telling me to marry Grace, and allowed Grace to rule over me since she was controlling our sex life. I loved Grace, but in the bedroom I did not enjoy her and wondered how many years I could white-knuckle fidelity. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#35. We need to pay attention to the questions non-Christians are asking, and the conversations that Christians are having. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#36. Since you act as though God is dead, I wanted to join you in the mourning.
The reply of Martin Luther's wife, in full funeral regalia, in trying to illustrate the folly of his depressed state. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#37. If my words don't flow out of a heart that rests in God's control, sovereignty, then they come out of the heart that seeks control so I can get what I want. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#38. Singles, fornicating is an internship for adultery. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#39. Adultery doesn't come until the seventh commandment, and you won't even get to the seventh commandment if you don't violate the first two commandments. Sex is god, and I worship by having sexual sin. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#40. Sometimes we're so focused on our desired blessings that we fail to stop and thank God by remembering the blessings we already have in Christ. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#41. Idols tend to be good things that you have turned into god things, which therefore become bad things - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#42. Looking for a word from the Lord? Believe that he has already spoken, and read what he's already written. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#43. Stop looking for the path of least resistance and start running down the path of greatest glory to God and good to others, because that's what Jesus, the Real Man, did. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#44. Work like an Arminian, sleep like a Calvinist. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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# My pregnant wife came home with her previously long hair that I loved chopped off and replaced with a short, mommish haircut. She asked what I thought and could tell by my face. She had put a mom's need for convenience before being a wife. She wept. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#46. The problem with criticism today is that is instant, constant, global and permanent. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#47. Truthless times need timeless truths. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#48. You have to laugh at yourself. Otherwise you'll waste all that great material. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#49. God loves you enough to receive you as you are. He loves you too much to keep you as you are. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#50. Everyone is sinning, so it's no longer rebellious to sin. You're just a conformist if you're drunk; and naked; driving around in a loud motorcycle; smoking cigarrettes; breaking commandments; getting pregnant out of wedlock. Everyone's done that. That's so tired! - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#51. Married life can seem as if it's only five days long. The first day you meet, the second day you marry, the third day your raise your children, the fourth day you meet your grandchildren, and the fifth day you die first or bury your spouse to go home alone for the first time in many years. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#52. Fathers need to be tough and tender ... you be tough for your family, be tender with your family. You protect them, and you be a safe place. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#53. It is not uncommon to meet pastors' wives who really let themselves go; they sometimes feel that because their husband is a pastor, he is therefore trapped into fidelity, which gives them cause for laziness, - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#54. Spirituality, without the Holy Spirit, is demonic. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#55. Don't believe false teaching that says you won't suffer if you really love Jesus. Jesus will end all suffering eventually, but on earth he suffered more than anyone. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#56. Our identity is not in our joy, and our identity is not in our suffering. Our identity is in Christ, whether we have joy or are suffering. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#57. We have to be known for who and what we are for more than who or what we are against. If we fail, Christianity will have a funeral rather than a future. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#58. Everything in the service needs to preach - architecture, lighting, songs, prayers, fellowship, the smell - it all preaches. All five senses must be engaged to experience God. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#59. Sometimes prayer moves the hand of God, and sometimes prayer changes the heart of the person who is praying. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#60. The inevitable result of borrowed faith is lost faith. People born into a family anchored in Christendom tend to assume they're right with God, regardless of whether they personally turn from sin and trust in Jesus. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#61. Chesterton is quoted as saying, When a man stops believing in God, he doesn't then believe in nothing, he believes anything. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#62. Once we determine in our souls that God's glory is our goal, we then stop taking the path of least resistance and start taking the path of most glory to God - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#63. Back in high school, once she suspected that I was probably not a Christian, she did not break up with me as she should have. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#64. There are some women who are a good time and there are some women who are a good legacy. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#65. I'll preach anywhere. If it's a round trip ticket to preach in hell, I'll take it-as long as it's round trip. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#66. The cross is the great jewel of the Christian faith and like every great jewel it has many precious facets that are each worthy of examining for their brilliance and beauty. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#67. The words of Romans 12:18 are important to remember. They instruct us to be at peace with everybody if we are given the chance. People who know how much they have been forgiven are to be willing to forgive everybody who earnestly repents of anything they have done.126 - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#68. We're not to follow our hearts, we're to guard our hearts. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#69. Fear is vision without hope. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#70. If you really want to be a rebel get a job, cut your grass, read your bible, and shut up. Because no one is doing that. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#71. We believe that the local church is a community of regenerated believers who confess Jesus Christ as Lord, and that the universal church is all of God's people in all times and places. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#72. You don't need to beat yourself up in order to make God love you. Jesus already took your beating. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#73. The goal of Christian dating is not to have a boyfriend or girlfriend but to find a spouse. Have that in mind as you get to know one an- other, and if you're not ready to commit to a relationship with the end goal of marriage, it's better not to date but simply to remain friends. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#74. This world needs more than good works. It needs good news. Good works come out of the good news. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#75. I cannot worship the hippie, diaper, halo Christ because I cannot worship a guy I can beat up. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#76. We will take a few moments and make fun of religious people, and we do this in love. No, we do, because we love to make fun of religious people. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#77. Are you letting culture, not scripture, determine your sexuality, how you date, how you present yourself, how you engage in certain relationships with members of the opposite sex? We need to be very clear that the way we do life is different than the rest of the world. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#78. My desire as a Christian pastor is to see churches raised up as communities of grace ruled by Jesus and led by his gloriously masculine men who work their jobs, eat their meat, drink their beer, romance their wives, study their Bible, and raise their kids in glory and joy - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#79. Sin is not just action. It's life direction. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#80. I came to the conclusion that the cure for a lot of my moodiness was having more frequent sex with my wife. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#81. Anxiety is not to be managed it is a sin that needs to be repented of - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#82. Gentleman, it is a terrifying thing for a woman to trust a sinful man. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#83. Not all parachurch ministries are bad; in fact, the best ones foster collaboration across churches for important ministry and unity. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#84. Corporate worship is to be seeker sensible. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#85. To make matters worse, seemingly every book I read by Christians on sex and marriage sounded unfair. Nearly every one said the husband had to work very hard to understand his wife, to relate to her. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#86. Corporate worship is to be unselfish. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#87. Fear in the mind causes stress in the body. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#88. Religious people are not fun ... So, Jesus shows up and kids run around Him, want to be with Him. You know why? He's fun ... God's a Father who likes His kids to have fun, so when Jesus shows up, the religious people get jealous because Jesus gets invited to parties and the religious people don't. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#89. Spirit-led Jesus followers recognize that they are imperfect Christians working with other imperfect Christians to serve a perfect Christ. When we love and give to one another, then we grow as individuals and as the family of God.136 - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#90. The church was custom built by Jesus, and we are all works in progress. We do not expect people to get their sin in order before attending church any more than a hospital expects people to get healed before they show up. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#91. God picked a junior high girl [to be Jesus' mother]. Jesus was raised by a woman who today, we wouldn't even let her lead a bible study at a high school. But she could raise God. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#92. Study the Bible like a soldier on a mission, not a scholar on a sabbatical. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#93. It's amazing how quickly evangelicals turn into evangellyfish with no spiritual vertebrae when they start to lose money, job security, cultural clout, or public support. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#94. Everyone is in a tribe, and the sooner we realize we are not each unique, like a snowflake - a special, one-of-a-kind person, just like Mama said - the sooner we will make sense of ourselves and the spiritual cul-de-sac we call home. You are likely not unique, particularly special, - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#95. Did think you were here to kill time listening to Christian music until you go to heaven? We've got work to do. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#96. Shame exists where there is sin, and so feeling ashamed, particularly when we sin, is natural and healthy. Therefore, shame is not bad, but unless the underlying sin that causes the shame is properly dealt with through the gospel, then the shame will remain, with devastating implications. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#97. Three, Christians who practice repentance should be the only ones allowed into church membership and leadership. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#98. As a pastor, I recognize that in theological terms, narcissists want to be the center of attention, like a god, and have people worship them by paying attention to them, buying the products they promote, and emulating their behavior. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#99. We need more Spirit-empowered Christians who take seriously their call to witness to God's work in this world, and to do so in unity with other Christians, even if they don't agree on some secondary matters. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#100. We need to avoid the ditch on the left, where we don't call sin a sin, as well as the ditch on the right, where we are angry culture warriors battling unbelievers instead of evangelizing them. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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