Andy Stanley Quotes

Andy Stanley
May 16, 1958

An inspiring Pastor who has a gift for explaining the Word of God in everyday terms. He is Pastor of North Point Community Church. He is also a gifted author.


How you live your life on this side of the grave determines what happens next.

It is when our hearts are stirred that we become most aware of what they contain.

Something I’ve noticed. Church planters don’t pray for revival. They pray for opportunity, favor with the unchurched and leaders.

Maintaining peace with God is more important than keeping pace with someone else.

If your leadership isn’t all about you, it will live beyond you.

Christianity teaches that when man sinned, God opted for forgiveness rather than fairness. He opted for grace and mercy rather than justice.

Do you think God can be trusted? Or do you think you need to take things into your own hands?

There is an appropriate way to use your story, not as an excuse but as a testimony to God’s ability to free you from the past.

Why? Why did God provide me with more than I need?

Greed is not a financial issue. It’s a heart issue.

Blame enables us to smuggle our issues into our future.

You have no idea the numbers of people that God may want to influence through you.

The value of a life is always measured by how much of it is given away.

Past boldness is no assurance of future boldness. Boldness demands continual reliance on God’s spirit.

Actions don’t only speak louder than words; actions should be used to interpret words.

Jesus is the hope of the world and the local church is the vehicle of expressing that hope to the world.

The followers of Jesus did not die for what they believed – they died for what they claim to have seen.

One of the exciting things about being a believer is watchingGod unveil His plan for our lives.

Two things make a relationship providential: when we hear from God through someone and when we see God in someone.

When I count other people’s blessings I lose sight of mine.

If there is a perceived difference between what you expect from others and what you expect from yourself, it will eventually erode your influence.

God’s extravagant generosity toward us compels us to be extravagantly generous toward others.

If you’re not looking forward to church this morning perhaps it’s time to look for a church.

Somehow, what’s in our hearts, good or bad is eventually translated into words and deeds.

People who blame things rarely change things. Blame is an unassailable change-avoidance strategy.

Good people don’t go to heaven. Forgiven people go to heaven.

Here’s something to think about: If God appeared to you and asked, “Why should I let you into heaven?” how would you answer?

Celebrate what God has given others. Leverage what God has given you.

If you see your brother in need, it doesn’t matter if you already gave somewhere else. You should be open to the idea of God using you to meet your brother’s unexpected need.

Saying a prayer won’t make you a Christian. Placing your faith in Christ as your savior makes you a Christian.

Imagine a world where people were critical of us because of what we believe but envious of us because of how we treated one another.

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