Community And Church Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 99 Quotes About Community And Church

#1. The church isn't a circle of friends, but the family of God. The covenant of grace connects generations, rooting them in that worshiping community with the "cloud of witnesses" in heaven as well as here and now (Heb 12:1). - Author: Michael S. Horton
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#2. We do not read the Bible somewhere off by ourselves in a corner; we read it as a community of faith, together with the whole church in all times and places. - Author: Michael S. Horton
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#3. I've always had God, but now I want to go back to church for the sense of community and that feeling of positive thinking, a place where I can think about being a better person. - Author: Julianne Hough
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#4. One of my beliefs is that there are certain institutions within a community which stand for the spirit and heart of that community, there's the church, the local football team, the local pub and the theatre. - Author: David Soul
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#5. I watched my parents in their leadership callings in the Church and the community. We just grew up knowing that we should serve and do whatever we could do to make things grow. - Author: Margaret D. Nadauld
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#6. Tomorrow's God says that every church is 'his church,' and every faith is 'her faith,' and every soul is God's soul, because it shares the same soul with God! .. And no person or living thing in the universe stands outside the community of God. - Author: Neale Donald Walsch
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#7. BC is not going to replace the hierarchy, and BC is not going to lead some major reform in the Catholic Church - that's got to come out of the whole Catholic community. - Author: William P. Leahy
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#8. We're not church planters. We are community planters and, as we work in our communities, we join local churches. - Author: Shane Claiborne
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#9. [G]overnment endorsement ... of religion ... sends a message to nonadherents that they are outsiders, not full members of the political community, and an accompanying message to adherents that they are insiders, favored members of the political community. - Author: Sandra Day O'Connor
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#10. May every Church and Christian community be a place of mercy amid so much indifference. - Author: Pope Francis
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#11. I grew up in a household that had its roots in church and community and culture and poetry and song and in the arts. Those aspects certainly shaped what I do. - Author: Robert Battle
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#12. A church has the right to set its own standards within its community. I don't think it has a right to prohibit birth control or to enforce upon a secular society its conception of divorce and the indissolubility of the marriage tie. - Author: Reinhold Niebuhr
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#13. When the devil sees a man or woman who really believes in prayer, who knows how to pray, and who really does pray, and, above all, when he sees a whole church on its face before God in prayer, he trembles as much as he ever did, for he knows that his day in that church or community is at an end. - Author: R.A. Torrey
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#14. Each of us ought to be so happy that Jesus found us and saved us, that we are running to find the next person who needs to be introduced to Him. That's what church is, a community of rescued people celebrating grace, eager to spread the good news of grace and bring other people to the party. - Author: Justin Buzzard
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#15. If you and your church were to disappear off the face of the earth tomorrow, would anyone in the community around you notice you were gone? And if the community did even notice would they say 'we are really glad they are gone', or 'we are really going to miss them'? - Author: Timothy Keller
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#16. Christian marriage is that sacrament which builds up the community of the Church and of society. Marriage has been inscribed in creation's design by God, and, by his grace, countless Christian men and women have lived married life fully. - Author: Pope Francis
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#17. We are being called to a new and deeper passion: to those who live under the shadow of the cross and those most in need of compassion. Then we become mothers of God, sisters and brothers of Jesus, the loved disciples born in the blood of the Cross and fed on the Word of God. - Author: Megan McKenna
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#18. Church isn't some community you join or some place you arrive. Church is what happens when someone taps you on the shoulder and whispers in your ear, Pay attention, this is holy ground; God is here. - Author: Rachel Held Evans
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#19. you cannot "save" a church without focusing on the important things that make it a church - scriptural authority, biblical leadership, teaching and preaching, ordinances, covenant community, and mission. - Author: Ed Stetzer
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#20. You must match your music to the kind of people God wants your church to reach ... The music you use 'positions' your church in your community. It defines who you are ... It will determine the kind of people you attract, the kind of people you keep, and the kind of people you lose. - Author: Rick Warren
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#21. Most people leaving church still see the need for some kind of community. We shouldn't think most of them as interested in lone-ranger Christianity. Often, these ex-churchgoers meet together for prayer, accountability, and encouragement. - Author: Kevin DeYoung
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#22. the mission and purpose of the church was summed up into three words that I believe are the crux of our faith: Christ, cause, and community. - Author: Jarrid Wilson
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#23. And a third thing is the understanding of the Church as a community, a communion which is just a hierarchy but the people of God, whose servants are the priests and bishops. - Author: Hans Kung
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#24. We all need to kind of preach to ourselves. I grew up in church, and I don't think I necessarily understood what it meant to be called into the culture and the community in the city that you're in or the town that you're in and live effectively and be informed and be gracious with people. - Author: Shane Harper
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#25. A word made flesh leaves a community, a church which is itself sacramental, which goes about making invisible spiritual realities visible so they can be shared, especially in word and symbol. The church is a sacramental sign. - Author: Francis George
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#26. Being part of a community with a church at its centre and singin' hymns is a great thing to do. - Author: Vivienne Westwood
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#27. I donate heavily to the church and various churches in the Detroit community and food banks. - Author: Aretha Franklin
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#28. You became the sum total of where you lived, where you shopped, which church you went to, how many kids you had and which taxi company you used, and you only associated with people who had the same responses on their list. - Author: Sara Sheridan
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#29. You must not wait to be elected into office, before you begin to serve. Begin to serve every where you are; in the home, community, school, university, work, hospital, church, market, society, nation and among many other places. - Author: Lailah Gifty Akita
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#30. If colleges are going to justify themselves, they are going to have to thrive at those things that require physical proximity. That includes moral and spiritual development. Very few of us cultivate our souls as hermits. We do it through small groups and relationships and in social contexts. - Author: David Brooks
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#31. With the Synod Assembly, therefore, I heartily recommend to the Church's pastors and to the People of God the practice of Eucharistic Adoration, both individually and in community - Author: Pope Benedict XVI
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#32. Priesthood quorums teach and assist their members to attain good health, financial stability, and a year's supply of food and clothing. They also teach their members to be self-reliant and to give their time, talents, and means in behalf of the Church, community, and needy. - Author: Joseph B. Wirthlin
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#33. The church and the scientific community are fighting at times a common enemy: the truth religion cannot deny and the positivist materialist scientist is unable to explain. - Author: Paul Greene
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#34. To conquer your biology, stop seeing people sexually and start seeing them as family. In our day, we have really a perverted notion where it's like strangers and potential sexual objects. - Author: Mark Driscoll
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#35. Evangelicals are experts at adopting heroes, since their community produces so few with both moral standing and intellectual firepower. - Author: Frank Schaeffer
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#36. I am also actively involved in my church and its community activities. We have programs to improve the lives of our congregation and programs of outreach in the community. - Author: Samuel Wilson
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#37. Living is giving. We live life best as we give our strengths, gifts, and competencies in the service of God's mission. We are called to serve, not survive. Our giving makes a difference in our families, our work, our community, our world, and our church. - Author: Kennon Callahan
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#38. Lots of my friends and family belong to churches, and some of them are part of the so-called Christian Right. In this preacher, I wanted to show a good man struggling to reconcile his commitment to the community with the political agenda of his church. He does not see that as a dilemma, but I do. - Author: Lanford Wilson
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#39. If you spend a lot of time with activists, as I have, they're just ordinary people who instead of Netflix are getting together in church basements and making posters or making phone calls doing organizing work. It really is about finding a community of other people. - Author: Avi Lewis
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#40. Those who embrace belief in Christ Jesus are bound together in Him, in a real yet incomplete way, in his Body, the Church. Faith is never a solitary activity, nor can it be simply private. Faith in Christ always draws us into a community and has a public dimension. - Author: Vincent Nichols
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#41. When the church begins to entertain the flock and respond to the cult of self - it is diminished to a mere community center. - Author: Billy Graham
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#42. And did not Spinoza's refusing to flee from excommunication by his church and community mean the same inner battle of integrity, the same struggle for the power not to be afraid of aloneness, without which the noble Ethics, certainly one of the great works of all time, could not have been written? - Author: Rollo May
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#43. To listen to others quiets and disciplines the mind to listen to God. - Author: Richard J. Foster
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#44. It is impossible, Bible in hand, to limit Christ's Church to one's own little community. It is everywhere, in all parts of the world; and whatever its external form, frequently changing, often impure, yet the gifts wherever received increase our riches. - Author: Abraham Kuyper
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#45. The sooner we give up the illusion that a church must be perfect in order to love it, the sooner we quit pretending and start admitting we're all imperfect and need grace. This is the beginning of real community. - Author: Rick Warren
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#46. Unfortunately, we often have shallow relationships because we have paper towel friends. We use them up and then throw them away when we don't need them anymore. - Author: Jayce O'Neal
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#47. I grew up in a Southern Baptist-style church with a choir, a band, and music, but I've been asking myself my whole life, "Why is my own church, my own community, rejecting me because of my sexuality?". - Author: Roger Ross Williams
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#48. Christmas is a time when God showed His love for us, and we're ready to show God's love in the communities where we live and serve. That's the purpose of the church. - Author: Miles McPherson
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#49. A conflict arises when a religious community insists on the absolute truthfulness of all statements recorded in the Bible. This means an intervention on the part of religion into the sphere of science; this is where the struggle of the Church against doctrines of Galileo and Darwin belongs. - Author: Albert Einstein
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#50. I had five brothers and sisters. Four of them older, and some of them played instruments, and we would get together and have family recitals and raise money for the church. I belonged to a wonderful church community that encouraged me to sing. - Author: Al Jarreau
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#51. Dear brothers and sisters, the Church loves you! Be an active presence in the community, as living cells, as living stones. - Author: Pope Francis
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#52. I ask the educational system, the parents, the church, and pillars of the community to help shape a new culture of honesty, patriotism, respect, discipline and service for young Filipinos. - Author: Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
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#53. We Christians identify Christ with the sun, and the moon with the Church, the community of the faithful. No one, save Jesus Christ, possesses his or her own light. - Author: Pope Francis
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#54. If Jesus is the heart of the church, people are the lifeblood. There is a reason He created community and told us to practice grace and love and camaraderie and presence. People soften the edges and fill in the gaps. Friends make up some of the best parts of the whole story. - Author: Jen Hatmaker
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#55. Columbia Heights was a poor, messed up area, and the church was in the middle of it. What happened inside was a reflection of the community. I actually saw my first rock concert on the altar of that church [St. Stephen's]. - Author: Ian MacKaye
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#56. There's no stronger bulwark of sound conservatism than the evangelical church, and no better place to make friends who'll help you to gain your rightful place in the community than in your own church-home! - Author: Sinclair Lewis
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#57. The church is blending into the community by embracing what the world enjoys and, in turn, bringing inside the church the world's ideas and interests. - Author: Billy Graham
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#58. Having small group once a week gives me a lot of encouragement and accountability. Even though I go to church, I don't really know many people there, but my real community is my small group. - Author: Jeremy Lin
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#59. To be in the mainline is to have a history and not simply to be an amalgam, a community church of who knows what that came from who knows where. - Author: Barbara Brown Taylor
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#60. You (Millennials) are the generation most afraid of real community because it inevitably limits freedom and choice. Get over your fear. - Author: Timothy Keller
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#61. If I came to your town and asked any person on the street, "Which church should I go to if I want to get involved in helping the poor or homeless in this community?" would your church be the first one mentioned? Make this identity your goal. - Author: Dillon Burroughs
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#62. Bonhoeffer's experiences with African American community underscored an idea that was developing in his mind: the only real piety and power that he had seen in the American church seemed to be in the churches where there were a present reality and a past history of suffering. - Author: Eric Metaxas
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#63. Error is human,perfection is divine!You are not God! Your mistake is normal.So forgive yourself. - Author: Paul Gitwaza
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#64. Lovelessness is a huge sin in the church. The four primary personalities in the New Testament- Jesus, Paul, Peter, and John- all four of them say that love is the most important thing. But the only time love really counts is when something unlovely happens. - Author: Jeff Chu
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#65. That's the biggest purpose of religious gathering: permission to look terrible in public. We used to go to church to confess our worst behaviour, to be heard and forgiven, then to be redeemed and accepted back into our community
Chuck Palahniuk in interview with TMO - Author: Chuck Palahniuk
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#66. They reminded me that Christianity isn't meant to simply be believed; it's meant to be lived, shared, eaten, spoken, and enacted in the presence of other people. They reminded me that, try as I may, I can't be a Christian on my own. I need a community. I need the church. - Author: Rachel Held Evans
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#67. The Church is or should go back to being a community of God's people, and priests, pastors and bishops, who have the care of souls, are at the service of the people of God. - Author: Pope Francis
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#68. One cannot accept Christ and still be part of the normative Jewish community; one cannot live by Torah and still be part of the Church. - Author: David Novak
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#69. The separation of "church and state" of which America is so proud was established in Islam fourteen centuries ago, when it was decided that no Caliph would have religious authority over the community. - Author: Reza Aslan
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#70. I always felt that church is where I'm going to find my community and people to live my life with. - Author: Sara Zarr
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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. Now, there are things I like just fine about church, and I don't just mean making money. The notion of getting together as a community to remind ourselves why we shouldn't behave like animals is a fucking great idea. - Author: Nick Offerman
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#73. The church is not an institution forcing us to follow rules but a community inviting us to still our hunger and thirst at its table. - Author: Henri Nouwen
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#74. I experienced the Church to be this refuge within and beyond myself. - Author: James Finley
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#75. I'm in a mainline church, I'm very aware, especially as I move through community churches and new-start churches that are making real efforts not to associate themselves with traditional denominations - very often they have no history. They have no institutional memory. - Author: Barbara Brown Taylor
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#76. I think I'm a real good person off the field. I've got good character traits, I go to Church often, and I do community service. I think I'm a really good role model. - Author: Jeremy Shockey
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#77. The church grew, and I gained a reputation for preaching, and people came, and it was a wonderful community. But we had a building that seated 82 people, and with a congregation then approaching 400 we were up to four services on Sunday, and everyone was tired. - Author: Barbara Brown Taylor
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#78. Any Church community, if it thinks it can comfortably go its own way without creative concern and effective cooperation in helping the poor to live with dignity and reaching out to everyone, will also risk breaking down, - Author: Pope Francis
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#79. A worshiping community should be the fountain from which life flows and the ocean into which your efforts are merged. That is where identity is defined, refined, and consolidated and where continuity remains. - Author: Ravi Zacharias
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#80. If a school makes an effort to provide kids the right foods and help them to be more active, this benefits the student and the family's health. If you embark on a program to improve your health with a church or community group, you are more likely to stick with it over time. - Author: Tom Rath
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#81. Before my grandpa built his own church, we went to the neighboring town, and it was a white community. You know, up north, mostly middle European people and Indians, Chippewa Indians. We were welcome to that church, but once we got in, they didn't know what to do with us. - Author: James Earl Jones
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#82. As burned as I've been by local churches and by people who call themselves in God's name, Jesus gave us the church. It's supposed to be a community of like-minded people who encourage and strengthen each other. But that's not how it always works. - Author: Anne Graham Lotz
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#83. It is important to integrate immigrants into society and to welcome them in the church community - Author: Pope Francis
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#84. We must trust in him as our Saviour and submit to him as our Lord; and then go on to take our place as loyal members of the church and responsible citizens in the community. - Author: John R.W. Stott
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#85. Christ did not found an abstract religion, a mere school of religious thought. He setup a community of apostles, of teachers, with the task of spreading His message and so giving rise to a society of believers: His Church. He promised the Spirit of truth to His Church and then sent Him. - Author: Pope Paul VI
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#86. The aim of God in history is the creation of an all-inclusive community of loving persons, with Himself included in that community as its prime sustainer and most glorious inhabitant. - Author: Dallas Willard
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#87. I walk into so many places where Christians are gathered and I get all excited, only to find that the fellowship among these Believers is dead! There is no openness, no authenticity. - Author: Alan De Jager
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#88. Pastor Saeed Abedini is coming home. Held for three and a half years, his unyielding faith has inspired people around the world in the global fight to uphold freedom of religion. Now Pastor Abedini will return to his church and community in Idaho. - Author: Barack Obama
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#89. important to note that the missional church combines the concern for community development normally characterized by the liberal churches and the desire for personal and community transformation normally characterized by the evangelical movement. - Author: Michael Frost
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#90. The reason Christians get married "before the church" is not to give a religious appearance to the ceremony but because Christians hold the marriage covenant in the context of the community of the body of Christ. Seeking the support and counsel of family is an extension of this. - Author: Matt Chandler
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#91. There are people who try to get atheists to form a sort of atheist church and have atheist community singsongs and things. I don't see the need for that, but if people want to do it, why shouldn't they? - Author: Richard Dawkins
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#92. If the churches don't move, much of the community won't move. We've got a situation in which a black church is still a major institution in the black community where 55 percent of the black folk attend and over 75 pass through its doors. - Author: Cornel West
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#93. When awe of God has captured your heart, ministry will fill your schedule. You won't need the church to schedule ministry for you; you will approach work, marriage, parenting, extended family, friendships, and community with a ministry mentality. - Author: Paul David Tripp
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#94. You may be poor yourselves in material ways, but you have an abundance of gifts to offer when you offer Christ and the community of his Church. - Author: Pope Francis
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#95. After my father died when I was seven and my mother entered into an abusive relationship, I shuffled between houses - staying with friends, families from church, and relying on the kindness of teachers and people throughout my community to help me grow up essentially without parents. - Author: Ronnie Musgrove
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#96. I grew up in a little Methodist church that was very rural, very community support-oriented, made up of great people who talked about love and grace and the spiritual experience, but only in rhetorical terms. - Author: James Redfield
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#97. A religion is a unified system of beliefs and practices relative to sacred things, that is to say, things set apart and forbidden-beliefs and practices which unite into one single moral community called a Church, all those who adhere to them. - Author: Emile Durkheim
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#98. 1877. The vocation of humanity is to show forth the image of God and to be transformed into the image of the Father's only Son. This vocation takes a personal form since each of us is called to enter into the divine beatitude; it also concerns the human community as a whole. - Author: The Catholic Church
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#99. Every time you make creative, interactive, and harmonious jazz with your Redeemer, whether in your home, friendships, community, church, or at work, while staying inside of his parameters, you are expanding what you touch to the size of God's kingdom. - Author: Paul David Tripp
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