Charles R. Swindoll Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Charles R. Swindoll quotes and Charles R. Swindoll sayings, and Charles R. Swindoll proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"As far back as I can remember, my mother would have me down by the bed at night with her, praying. I can still hear her voice calling my name to God and telling him that she wanted me to follow him in whatever he called me to do. "

"We want a crowd to make us feel important and liked. But why is getting a crowd our focus? Jesus never suggested that crowds were the goal. He never addresses getting your church to grow. Never. "

"There is nothing more fearful for the average person in our society than to stand before a group of people and speak. "

"I am often the brunt of my own humor. "

"It is easy for Christians to have the false impression that once we have established a relationship with Christ, which we believe sets us right with God, the problems of life will somehow scoot away or they will slowly be removed from our lives. "

"I think it is important to begin with a statement in your speech that grabs the attention of the audience. I try to make my opening line 15 words or less. "

"When you are giving people the gospel, you are giving them something to believe, and you have to set the stage for that. You don’t just drive up and dump the truck and drive off. "

"When I think of vision, I have in mind the ability to see above and beyond the majority. "

"I know of nothing more valuable, when it comes to the all-important virtue of authenticity, than simply being who you are. "

"The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune. "

"I believe firmly in God’s control in life."

"I am a preacher. I’m involved in many other things, but, mainly, I preach. And I love it! "

"I want to preach till the last breath in my lungs runs out. "

"Not every Christian finds it easy to believe. "

"I’m not against screens, or new songs, or innovation. I just don’t like the gimmicks. I want to know when worship is over that that leader’s sole purpose was to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ. "

"One of my great goals in life is to live long enough to where I am in the pulpit, preaching my heart out, and I die on the spot, my chin hits the pulpit – boom! – and I’m down and out. What a way to die! "

"When a church is spending more of its budget on media than shepherding, something is out of whack. We have gotten things twisted around. "

"I have no interest in returning to yesteryear. I love the conveniences and delights of today’s time. I wouldn’t go back if I could. "

"The wonderful thing about God is he knows what we need to persuade us. "

"While I was raised around churches and had gotten to know a few preachers fairly well, the thought never entered my head that I would one day stand and deliver. Not only was I not interested, I lived with a major struggle: I stuttered. "

"Alleged ‘impossibilities’ are opportunities for our capacities to be stretched. "

"There is plenty of television. There are plenty of talk shows. There are plenty of comedians. But there is not plenty of worship of the true and living God. "

"The world has changed and it’s going to keep changing, but God never changes; so we are safe when we cling to Him. "

"I let people see the cracks in my life. We can’t be phony. We’ve got to keep it real. "

"‘We really shouldn’t look like a church.’ I’ve heard that so much I want to vomit. ‘Why?’ I ask. ‘Do you want your bank to look like a bank? Do you want your doctor’s office to look like a doctor’s office, or would you prefer your doctor to dress like a clown?’ "

"If I ever wrote a book on preaching, it would contain three words: Preach the Word. Get rid of all the other stuff that gets you sidetracked; preach the Word. "

"A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living. "

"Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. "

"Prejudice is a learned trait. You’re not born prejudiced; you’re taught it. "

"The remarkable thing is, we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. "

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