Words matter. These are the best Tony Evans Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
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.
Ladies, you do not have to submit yourself to any man abusing you.
If you’re not married, and your boyfriend is putting his hands on you, you know he ain’t the one, because you know that will continue.
God operates the world by covenants. Those covenants have specific jurisdictions and responsibilities, not to be infringed upon by another covenant.
Human nature being what it is, if you told me you were going to give me one dollar with no strings attached, I probably wouldn’t question the gift too much. But if you told me you wanted to give me one hundred dollars with no obligation, I’d have to think about it for a minute before accepting.
I have always and will always stand on behalf of justice and do not condone oppression in any form.
The church is the only mechanism for mass mobilization. That’s why the civil rights movement came out of the church.
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.
The history of our country has been driven by a Judeo-Christian worldview, and so that has dominated the landscape. So it’s important that we recognize the lordship of Jesus Christ without apology in our emphasis on prayer.
The goal was not only to teach people the Bible and minister to people personally and spiritually, but also to build a church to be community focused.
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.
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.
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.
The more people marginalize the true God of the Bible, the more chaotic things become.
Prayer is God’s backstage pass into a personal audience with Him.
When you repent and operate on God’s standards, now you have restoration and reconciliation.
It is in following Christ as our captain that we can win in our personal lives, families, churches, and communities.
Slavery was ungodly, unrighteous, and unbiblical.
In order to impact our society, we need to first model unity in the church.
Separation of church and state should never mean separation of God and right.
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.
Whenever my dad wasn’t working, he’d take me along to pass out biblical tracts on street corners or in visits to the local prison.
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.
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.
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.
The problem is that God is being dismissed from the culture, and that vacuum is allowing, or is the basis for, the deterioration of society. That is because Christians have not kept Him in the center of the culture.
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.
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.
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.
When I looked very closely to the Bible and to Jesus, this Christ who came, I discovered something awesome. I discovered that when He’s first, then He places me in a second position that’s above the class that I was given by other men.
We should love people, care about people regardless of where they come from.
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.
The truth is an objective standard by which reality is measured; it’s God’s point of view on any subject.
Government can run and fund programs, but it can’t love, it can’t show compassion, and it can’t embrace. Our faith is designed to have social implications, not just heavenly ones. The spiritual and the social must be connected.
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.
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.
When families break down, you have a lot of repercussion from that, from poverty to crime to lack of discipline.
The separation of church and state is a suburban, not an urban, issue.
As Christians, we often tend to get our Bible doctrine confused and start mixing truths that were never meant to be mixed.
We can never get around to being one nation under God if we can’t even get around to being one Church under God.
Christians historically have believed wrong on issues. Take slavery: they believed wrong on that issue for generations, and it had, just, repercussions that were staggeringly negative for our culture and my community. So it is possible to be Christian and to believe wrongly and practice wrongly.
The Bible is pregnant with politics. You cannot read the Bible from Genesis through Revelation and go through too many chapters that are not involving politics.
Religious programs, activities have often blurred and sidelined the centrality of the cross – causing religion to be empty of its core.
As God is continually being marginalized and dismissed in the culture, you will continue to see evil proliferate.
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.’
Our God is a great coach, and he’s got a great playbook.
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.
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.
Racial distinctions should not be rejected; they should be embraced.
Until we take seriously God’s definition of the church and stop just ‘having church,’ we will not see transformation in our society.
We need a right view of the cross. It is both a historical event that can take us to Heaven and a current event that can bring Heaven to bear on Earth.
Whenever you exclude God and the value system that He represents out of the equation of a life, of a family, or a culture, you create a spiritual vacuum. Nature abhors a vacuum. It must be filled with something.
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.
Occasional setbacks are probably unavoidable – part of the struggle of living in a fallen world. Other setbacks are due to our own sin and failures, or circumstances outside our control.
Righteousness has to do with the vertical standard that God gives us to please Him. Justice has to do with the horizontal expression of that righteous standard in the lives of others.
The saga of a nation is the saga of its families written large. And whoever owns the family owns the future.
God created the races. He created different backgrounds and cultures. But He created them all to operate under His authority.
When I heard Martin Luther King’s speech, ‘I Have a Dream,’ I reflected on the fact that much of the success of that movement was driven by the unity of the church.