15 Melissa Spoelstra Quotes

Melissa Spolestra is a popular Bible study author. Bible Cafe™ students have enjoyed the writing style and teaching methods of this author. We completed her first study called Jeremiah in 2014. Over the years she has written even more Bible studies. Melissa Spoelstra Bible studies are memorable studies. Together with her editor, Melissa incorporates different teaching methods in her books. We found these quotes to be most memorable.

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Melissa Spoelstra Quotes

“Sometimes God’s Spirit jolted the people awake like an alarm clock, and other times He moved them with a gentle call.” -Melissa Spoelstra

“We can grow impatient and experience anxiety when God pushes the pause button in our lives.” -Melissa Spoelstra

“The fruit of God’s Spirit pouring forth from our lives provides a witness of God’s love and grace to those around us.” -Melissa Spoelstra

“God sent the Holy Spirit with wind, fire, and inspired speech.” -Melissa Spoelstra

“Ordinary people can be used in extraordinary ways when God’s power flows through them.” -Melissa Spoelstra

“The early Christians prayed for spiritual rather than circumstantial favor.” -Melissa Spoelstra

“We want to awaken to God’s message because it’s the only one that really matters.” -Melissa Spoelstra

“As we look at historical movements of the church, we see that the pendulum has swung back and forth from an overemphasis on truth to an overemphasis on grace.” -Melissa Spoelstra

“We need to ask ourselves if we’d rather hear comforting lies or painful truth.” -Melissa Spoelstra

“Freedom isn’t always what it seems. What looks like freedom might actually be bondage to sin.” -Melissa Spoelstra

More Quotes By Melissa Spoelstra

“God is always communicating, and we can hear Him more clearly when we practice listening.” -Melissa Spoelstra

“Awakening to God in everyday life frees us to focus on God amid all the distractions that vie for our attention.” -Melissa Spoelstra

“The Holy Spirit can transform us so that whether people throw roses or stones our way, we are not deterred in our pursuit of God.” -Melissa Spoelstra

“We will never argue anyone into the kingdom.” -Melissa Spoelstra

“God will bring the fruit while we focus on faithfully spreading the seeds.” -Melissa Spoelstra

 

 
Source: Acts Awakening to God in Everyday Life by Melissa Spoelstra, Abingdon Press, Nashville, TN., 2021.

 

 

16 Memorable Angie Smith Quotes

Angie Smith is a popular Bible teacher. When the Bible Cafe™ led her Seamless study, many women told us how much they enjoyed the experience. Angie unpacks the Bible story from Genesis to Revelation, as one seamless story. Angie Smith is the best-selling author of the bible study Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story, Matchless: the Life and Love of Jesus, as well as two children’s books and several books for adults including Mended, Chasing God and What Women Fear.
 

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Angie Smith Quotes

“Sometimes the most meaningful writing doesn’t happen in chronological order.” -Angie Smith

”The Bible wasn’t written for a few  experts to understand while baffling the rest of us.” -Angie Smith

”Refuse to let a defensive stance prevent you from growth.” -Angie Smith

”We always have the choice to believe either God or the devil. It can’t be both.” -Angie Smith

”Even when we didn’t deserve it, God gave us a second chance.” -Angie Smith

”I believe God is good even when I don’t understand will the particulars of His decisions.” -Angie Smith

”God is the only God. There is no other option.” -Angie Smith

“Nobody, nowhere, in any way, shape, or form, has EVER been able to live a perfect life. Until Jesus.” -Angie Smith

”We are made right by faith through the grace of God. Nothing more, nothing less.” -Angie Smith

More Angie Smith Quotes

“When I became a Believer I became His Bride.” Angie Smith

”Satan’s entire existence revolves around wreaking havoc on God’s creation.” Angie Smith

”There is nothing in Scripture that doesn’t mean something.” Angie Smith

”Jesus didn’t just come to the world to die for us; He came to live with us.” Angie Smith

“If you want to be set free, you have to understand the truth.” Angie Smith

”Jesus is the last witness an opposing lawyer would want to have on the stand.” Angie Smith

”Your neighbors are the people in front of you who have a need, regardless of who they are.” Angie Smith

 
 
Source: Angie Smith, Seamless: Understanding the Bible as One Complete Story by Angie Smith, Lifeway Press, Nashville, TN, 2015.
 
Source: Angie Smith, Matchless: The Life and Love of Jesus by Angie Smith. Lifeway Press, Nashville: TN, 2020.

21 Delightful Bob Goff Quotes

Bob Goff is a lawyer, speaker, and author of the New York Times best-selling books Love Does and Everybody, Always. His devotional book “Live in Grace, Walk in Love” is a treasure of wisdom quotes. Check out “Dream Big” and share Bob Goff stories with family, coworkers, and friends. Get to know Bob Goff through his books, podcast appearances, and social media. You will find encouragement, humor, and Biblical wisdom in his stories.

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“The kind of love that God created and demonstrated is a costly one because it involves sacrifice and presence. It’s a love that operates more like a sign language than being spoken outright.” -Bob Goff

“I learned that fully loving and fully living are not only synonymous but the kind of life that Jesus invited us to be part of.” -Bob Goff

“I used to be afraid of failing at something that really mattered to me,  but now I’m more afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.” -Bob Goff

“I used to want to fix people, but now I just want to be with them.” -Bob Goff

“I don’t validate my faith with a church attendance scorecard.” -Bob Goff

“I’ve never read in Genesis that God created “typical” and called it good.” -Bob Goff

“Pride loves to compare itself with the next person in hopes that they don’t quite measure up. Humility says there’s room for all of us to flourish side by side, doing our best. Pride says success means beating the competition, and everyone is the competition. Kindness passes the ball and lets everyone take a shot.” -Bob Goff

“The hidden cost of pride is isolation.” -Bob Goff

“Pride is always sizing up other people; humility is always showing people how much they can grow.” -Bob Goff

“Advertisers know that what we long for more than anything else is connection. We want to be accepted unconditionally and have deeper relationships where we’re more fully known.” -Bob Goff

“We don’t need to present a different version of ourselves to make new friends; we need to be more authentic with the ones we already have.” -Bob Goff

“People who spend all their time trying to make money spend all their money trying to make time. Be wealthy in friendships.” -Bob Goff

“People aren’t projects; people are people.” -Bob Goff

“When love has an agenda, it isn’t love anymore. It’s just another program. We choose to give away love for no other reason than our recognition that people are worth it.” -Bob Goff

“Tell people who they are becoming, not who they were.” -Bob Goff

“Sometimes when we’re looking for an answer, God sends a friend.” -Bob Goff

“God doesn’t bookmark our failures. He celebrates our attempts.” -Bob Goff

“If the walls of your life are crashing down, maybe God has a renovation in mind.” -Bob Goff

“People will figure out what we believe when they see the way we live.” -Bob Goff

“You are brave. You are kind, You are valued. You have what it takes. You have a spark that is unique to you.” -Bob Goff

“The most beautiful scenery on the world is when our friends come into view.” -Bob Goff

Disclaimer: Bible Cafe™ facilitates online Bible study courses. We are not affiliated with this author or publisher. The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Bible Cafe™ does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM

Bible Cafe™ Founder & Director

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM is the Bible Cafe™ Founder and helps people understand the Bible, fellowship in small groups, and develop a lasting relationship with Jesus. She earned a Graduate of Theology degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Christine has facilitated more than 100 Bible Cafe™ studies. She is a popular Christian Life & Leadership Coach. She lives in California with her husband and two rescue dogs. 

Liz Curtis Higgs Christmas Quotes

One of my absolute favorite Christmas experiences is reading the story of Jesus. Author Liz Curtis Higgs brings her readers into the Christmas setting and story. It’s a magnificent Christmas Bible study based on the eyewitness story of Elizabeth, Mary, and Anna. Grab a hot cinnamon tea, some homemade ginger cookies, and put a log on the fire. Take some time to read this magnificent Bible study with Lisa Curtis Higgs and we revisit the Christmas story.

Long before silver bells jingled, Christmas lights twinkled, and horse-drawn sleighs went dashing through the snow, God reached down from heaven with the best gift of all. Love, wrapped in swaddling clothes. Hope, nestled in a manger. Liz Curtis Higgs

When God’s blessings are piled on our heads, it’s easy to be faithful. The real test comes when disappointment calls and sorrow pulls up a chair. Liz Curtis Higgs

Faith is believing what isn’t seen, what isn’t apparent. Liz Curtis Higgs

Every conception has a touch of the miraculous. Liz Curtis Higgs

Only when we’re filled with the Holy Spirit can we see what matters to God. Liz Curtis Higgs

What we call miraculous, God calls business as usual. Liz Curtis Higgs

Being loved by God would not spare his mother Mary the heartaches and tragedies of life. Liz Curtis Higgs

God met the needs of his people—practically, spiritually, financially, emotionally. Liz Curtis Higgs

God never forgets and never neglects his people. Liz Curtis Higgs

The first person to hold the newborn Christ was Mary of Nazareth, and the first person to touch the newly risen Christ, however briefly, was Mary of Magdala. Liz Curtis Higgs

When I hear women rail that the Bible is misogynistic, I wonder if we’re reading the same book. God loves women, redeems women, empowers women—then and now. Liz Curtis Higgs

The Lord chose to be born into poverty, to identify with the unseen of society—the unkempt, the unpopular, the undernourished. His earthly parents had nothing the world counts as valuable. Liz Curtis Higgs

Jesus would bear much influence, but he would not always be liked. Liz Curtis Higgs

 

SOURCE: Liz Curtis Higgs Women of Christmas

Disclaimer: Bible Cafe™ facilitates online Bible study courses. We are not affiliated with this author or publisher. The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Bible Cafe™ does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM

Bible Cafe™ Founder & Director

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM is the Bible Cafe™ Founder and helps people understand the Bible, fellowship in small groups, and develop a lasting relationship with Jesus. She earned a Graduate of Theology degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Christine has facilitated more than 100 Bible Cafe™ studies. She is a popular Christian Life & Leadership Coach. She lives in California with her husband and two rescue dogs. 

Rick Warren Christmas Quotes

Pastor Rick Warren Christmas Quotes are unforgettable. Well-known preacher at Saddleback Church for more than 40 years, pastor Rick has impacted many people with his Christmas message. In his book The Purpose of Christmas, Rick Warren reflects on the greatest gift of God. Here are some favorite Christmas quotes from Rick Warren.

God’s Christmas gift to you has three qualities that make it unique. First, it is the most expensive gift you’ll ever receive. It’s priceless. Jesus paid for it with his life. Second, it’s the only gift you’ll ever receive that will last forever. Finally, it is an extremely practical gift—one you’ll use every day for the rest of your life. Interested? Rick Warren

No two human beings, even twins, are exactly alike. God doesn’t make clones or copies. Every one of us is an original. After you were born, God broke the mold. Rick Warren

Love is the essence of God’s character. Rick Warren

Although there are accidental parents, there are no accidental babies. The parents may not have planned them, but God did. Rick Warren

Because God’s love for you is unconditional, he loves you on your bad days as much as on your good days. Rick Warren

You weren’t meant to live disconnected from God, so when you do, you feel the tension. You feel spiritually empty. Rick Warren

No matter what you do in life, some people aren’t going to like it. And the brighter the light, the more bugs it attracts. Rick Warren

It’s not what you do, but whom you trust, that gets you into heaven. Rick Warren

If you prayed as much as you complain and quarrel, you’d have a lot less to argue about and much more peace of mind.  Rick Warren

The more you pray, the less you’ll panic. The more you worship, the less you worry. Rick Warren

Christmas, the season of “peace on earth, good will toward men,” is the perfect time to offer the gift of grace to others, while celebrating the grace God has shown you. Who do you need to make peace with this Christmas? Rick Warren

 

SOURCE: The Purpose of Christmas by Rick Warren

Disclaimer: Bible Cafe™ facilitates online Bible study courses. We are not affiliated with this author or publisher. The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Bible Cafe™ does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM

Bible Cafe™ Founder & Director

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM is the Bible Cafe™ Founder and helps people understand the Bible, fellowship in small groups, and develop a lasting relationship with Jesus. She earned a Graduate of Theology degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Christine has facilitated more than 100 Bible Cafe™ studies. She is a popular Christian Life & Leadership Coach. She lives in California with her husband and two rescue dogs. 

Ann Voskamp Gratitude Quotes

Ann Voskamp Gratitude Quotes from her bestselling book One Thousand Gifts are unforgettable. These are my favorite quotes from the One Thousand Gifts online Bible Study at the Bible Cafe™. With a poetic writing style, Ann Voskamp Bible studies are uniquely different. Get out a notecard and write down your favorite quotes.

Ann Voskamp Gratitude Quotes

I hunger for filling in a world that is starved. Ann Voskamp

In naming that which is right before me, that which I’d otherwise miss, the invisible becomes invisible. Ann Voskamp

God is in the details; God is in the moment. Ann Voskamp

Joy is always given, never grasped. Ann Voskamp

When I give thanks for the seemingly microscopic, I make a place for God to grow within me. Ann Voskamp

Without God’s Word as a lens, the world warps. Ann Voskamp

God is patiently transfiguring all the notes of my life into the song of His Son. Ann Voskamp

The only place we have to come before we die is the place of seeing God. Ann Voskamp

The hopes don’t have to add up. The blessings do. Ann Voskamp

It’s only when you live the prayer of thanksgiving that you live the power of trusting God. Ann Voskamp

Is there a greater way to love the Giver than to delight wildly in His gifts? Ann Voskamp

 

Source: Ann Voskamp, One Thousand Gifts

Disclaimer: Bible Cafe™ facilitates online Bible study courses. We are not affiliated with this author or publisher. The above resources provide information consistent with the latest research regarding the subject area. Bible Cafe™ does not necessarily endorse specific personal, religious, philosophical, or political positions found in these resources.

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM

Bible Cafe™ Founder & Director

CHRISTINE ABRAHAM is the Bible Cafe™ Founder and helps people understand the Bible, fellowship in small groups, and develop a lasting relationship with Jesus. She earned a Graduate of Theology degree in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. Christine has facilitated more than 100 Bible Cafe™ studies. She is a popular Christian Life & Leadership Coach. She lives in California with her husband and two rescue dogs.