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Mark Driscoll Quotes

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Mark Driscoll quotes: the pastor’s most popular sayings.

“Whatever you base your life on, you have to live up to that.”

“Who you think you are is what compels you to do what you do!”

“What you do doesn’t determine who you are. Rather, who you are in Christ determines what you do.”

“We have to be known for who and what we are more than who or what we are against.”

Critics like to point out how you fail so they can laugh and sneer. Coaches point out how you fail so you can learn and succeed.”

“Performance is done for the sight and approval of others. Service is done knowing that God is watching and approving whether or not anyone else is.”

“The truth is, everyone’s made mistakes. Some obviously much bigger mistakes with much more difficult outcomes than others.”

“It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing.”

“Fear in the mind causes stress in the body.”

“Fear is not always a sin but it always is an opportunity.”

“Fear is vision without hope.”

“This is not a time of retreat but rather resurgence. This is not a time for compromise but rather courage.”

“Technology is simply a tool or an idol depending upon whether it helps or hinders the forward progress.”

“Everyone has something to teach you if you are humble enough to learn.”

“The key is to have the humility to learn from people unlike you, and the discernment to know what to adopt and what to reject.”

“God has allowed me to meet and learn from some of the most helpful people in the world for what I am doing, and they have kindly extended a hand of friendship and been wonderfully supportive.”

“Everyone has very tough seasons of life, but by persevering through them we have an opportunity to mature and grow as people.”

“You have to laugh at yourself. Otherwise you’ll waste all that great material.”

“Ladies, use a loving voice, use a respectful voice, use a godly voice, but don’t lose your voice.”

“We’re not to follow our hearts, we’re to guard our hearts.”

“Be a person of peace and not a point of division.”

“I don’t leave a lot of things open-ended theologically. I believe there’s one God. I believe that Jesus is the only way to heaven. I believe we’re all sinners. I believe in a real hell and a real heaven. So I’m a Bible guy, for sure. I don’t make any apologies about that.”

“So I decided to start a church, for three reasons. First, I hated going to church and wanted one I liked, so I thought I would just start my own. Second, God had spoken to me in one of those weird charismatic moments and told me to start a church. Third, I am scared of God and try to do what he says.”

“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.”

“I really love preaching the Bible. I’m still amazed after years of preaching at our church, as well as at classes and conferences, I’ve never had a time where I did not have something to say and wasn’t excited to say it. To be able to teach the Bible about Jesus to our people is a great honor, joy and act of worship. I have no desire to be anything other than the preaching pastor. Everything else I do—writing, speaking, teaching, traveling, etc.—is interesting, but it’s not the church.”

“I hope that in the future I can be a pastor who draws people and not drives people.”

“I am glad to be of help in any way that I can to whoever wants it. I read commentaries and books to learn from other guys so my stuff is not all original either, and in some way we are all borrowing from each other.”

“I study the Bible all week, pray to the Lord, and then I speak from my heart. It’s all about brutal honesty.”

“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.”

“While this may look loving, when we struggle with an idol of dependence, we’re in fact not loving people as much as we’re using them to fulfill our need to belong, be liked and be desired. This explains why some friends and family members can be so demanding, smothering and needy. It also explains why we’re so easily inflated by praise and deflated by criticism. It’s as if others have the ability to determine our identity for that day based on a word or even a glance.”

“Faith is not just what we believe internally. It’s how we behave externally.”

“Truthless times need timeless truths.”

“Forgiveness is both a decision and a process.”

“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.”

“This world needs more than good works. It needs good news. Good works come out of the good news.”

“Indeed, the world is our mission field.”

“Stop looking for the path of least resistance and start running down the path of greatest glory to God and good to others.”

“The only thing worse than dying is living a boring life.”

“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works.”

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