Inspirational Quotes by Tony Evans

You can’t blame things for being dark if the light bulbs aren’t working. So we’re complaining about the darkness when the bulbs aren’t working, and the Bible says that we are the light of the world.

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Gone must be the days of only pointing fingers at others to fix what they may never fix. Our nation’s ills are not merely the result of corruption or racism, although these are evil. Our troubles can also be traced directly to ineffective Christians.

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Comebacks don’t seem likely when your back is up against the wall and your hope is depleted. But if you will stay the course, you will discover God’s power to reverse the irreversible in your life.

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God has a kingdom. It’s made up of citizens: some black, some white, some red, yellow, Spanish backgrounds. His intention was never that the individual uniqueness would cause them to lose sight of the flag flying over them – the flag of the cross.

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Peace, unity, love, and nonviolence should be our rallying cry and the catalyst for change in our nation.

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In order to impact our society, we need to first model unity in the church.

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Ministry burnout is a real problem because it’s never-ending.

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What God wants is for us to live by His rules, resulting in the receiving of His blessing and power. When we as Christians, celebrating our differences, join together as the house of God representing the kingdom of God for the glory of God, we get the response of God to our presence in history.

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Far too often, we have limited the definition of the Church. While not in all cases, in many cases, ‘Church’ has become an informational, inspirational weekly gathering rather than the group of people that God has ordained from Heaven to operate on his behalf on Earth in order to bring Heaven’s viewpoint into history.

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When you repent and operate on God’s standards, now you have restoration and reconciliation.

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Football is oneness in action. When played well, it is unity on display. Players come from different races and different backgrounds. However, when they get on the field, they harmonize their differences toward a common goal.

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To carry our cross is to have such a commitment and identify with Jesus Christ and what He accomplished that I am willing to suffer the repercussions to that identification.

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In the urban community, the church doesn’t just take people to Heaven; it feeds, clothes, and houses them. It teaches them how to read and gets them jobs. The church should be doing all that. What the government should be doing is freeing up the church and supporting the church, as long as it is providing social services.

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I must confess that it is a lot easier for me as a pastor to preach about prayer than to spend that same amount of time engaged in it.

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Racism is not first and foremost a skin problem. It is a sin problem. See, when you believe that racism is a skin problem, you can take three hundred years of slavery, court decisions, marches, and the federal government involvement and still not get it fixed right.

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We’ve got to move from membership to discipleship to being full-time Christians, not part-time saints. That means operating comprehensively on the value system of Heaven as we move about in history.

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Our God is a great coach, and he’s got a great playbook.

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Anything you can do that connects believers with one another engages the church to go the next level, which keeps the pastor from being burnt out, which therefore keeps him in the ministry.

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I used to be one of those students who needed to see something bigger, and God brought people into my life who gave me a bigger vision than the circumstances that surrounded me.

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God created the races. He created different backgrounds and cultures. But He created them all to operate under His authority.

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The separation of church and state is a suburban, not an urban, issue.

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America was never officially a Christian nation, since neither Jesus Christ nor the Bible are mentioned in the Constitution or the Declaration of Independence. But there’s no denying the influence Christianity has had on our country.

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If the church adopts a school, and the school has kids, and the kids have parents, well, then you’ve reconnected the hub of a community, because you’ve brought together its three most fundamental institutions – church, schools, and family.

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Until we take seriously God’s definition of the church and stop just ‘having church,’ we will not see transformation in our society.

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I was the oldest of four children, and the atmosphere was volatile for all of us. My father and mother were in constant conflict, making divorce seem like the only possible outcome.

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Im afraid that when it comes to the Christian life, and especially the issue of assurance, too many of us adopt the Barney Fife approach. That is, we let the enemy bully us into believing that were only safe as long as were wearing our Christian ‘uniform.’

Tony Evans

I was the oldest of four children, and the atmosphere was volatile for all of us. My father and mother were in constant conflict, making divorce seem like the only possible outcome.

Tony Evans

Im afraid that when it comes to the Christian life, and especially the issue of assurance, too many of us adopt the Barney Fife approach. That is, we let the enemy bully us into believing that were only safe as long as were wearing our Christian ‘uniform.’

Tony Evans

I’ve talked to men who feel like they’re overly sexual and, therefore, are attracted to any female who walks down the street. I will not excuse his activity with every female just because he feels driven in that direction.

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The more people marginalize the true God of the Bible, the more chaotic things become.

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Getting to know God by His names is more than simply learning a new word or discovering a new title He goes by. Learning to know God by His names opens up the door to knowing His character more fully and experiencing His power more deeply.

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In Scripture, a name often connotes purpose, authority, makeup, and character. In fact, a person’s name is frequently seen as an equivalent of that person.

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We need to learn the names of God because when we know His character and His capacity, we will find rest and discover peace and power in His covenantal care of us.

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There are two answers to every question – God’s answer and everybody else’s – and everybody else is wrong when they disagree with him.

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Many people want ‘God bless America,’ but they don’t want ‘One nation under God.’ The problem is you can’t have one without the other.

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The Church and only the Church has been given the keys to the kingdom, so we have unique access to God that nobody else has.

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If you or the devil or anyone else could remove you from Christ’s hand, then that entity would be greater than Christ, and the eternal life He gave you would not be eternal at all. That’s an impossible equation.

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Biblical justice is the equitable application of God’s moral law in society.

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A name is so important in biblical settings that Scripture frequently mentions God Himself changing someone’s name to reflect a new reality. Abram, which means ‘exalted father,’ was changed to Abraham, meaning ‘father of a multitude.’

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I could have ended up a casualty of a broken family, like so many of the kids around me in inner city Baltimore. But my life was forever changed the year I turned 10. That was the year my dad turned to Jesus.

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Black lives matter, as a subset of all lives matter. So any injustices to a particular group must be addressed specific to that group but under the banner that all life is created in the image of God.

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Churches need to be intentional about reaching the next generation by creating templates for young people to see that there is a stepping stone for leadership in this church.

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Racial distinctions should not be rejected; they should be embraced.

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We need to have a unified understanding of our national heritage without losing our personal distinctives. The closer that national heritage is to the rule of God, the more ordered our relationships will become in society.

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When families break down, you have a lot of repercussion from that, from poverty to crime to lack of discipline.

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If God created the family, He should be the ultimate definer of what it is, and that should be our point of reference.

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The saga of a nation is the saga of its families written large. And whoever owns the family owns the future.

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Government is not a human institution. It is a divine institution that humans are to run on His behalf. When they create their own rules, then they become against the creator and what He intended for government to do.

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And when you redefine the family other than what the Creator intended when he established it, then you look at the devolution of civilization.

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Separation of church and state should never mean separation of God and right.

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God has established what man is supposed to do, and he expects man to do it his way and not a way independently of him. And when you do things independently of him, you have consequences you don’t want to bear.

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God is not asking you to be anything other than what he’s made you, as long as you submit to how he has made you, to how you relate to other people who he has made different than you.

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