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  • Victorious living does not mean freedom from temptation, nor does it mean freedom from mistakes.
    (E. Stanley Jones)

  • Whatever our creed, we stand with admiration before the sublime character of Jesus.
    (E. Stanley Jones)

  • If the Holy Spirit can take over the subconscious with our consent and cooperation, then we have almighty Power working at the basis of our lives, then we can do anything we ought to do, go anywhere we ought to go, and be anything we ought to be.
    (E. Stanley Jones)

  • Prayer means that the total you is praying. Your whole being reaches out to God, and God reaches down to you.
    (E. Stanley Jones)

  • God, to redeem us at the deepest portion of our nature - the urge to love and be loved - must reveal His nature in an incredible and impossible way. He must reveal it at a cross.
    (E. Stanley Jones)


  • At the cross God wrapped his heart in flesh and blood and let it be nailed to the cross for our redemption.
    (E. Stanley Jones)

  • We are personalities in the making, limited, and grappling with things too high for us. Obviously we, at very best, will make many mistakes, but these mistakes need not be sins.
    (E. Stanley Jones)

  • Our intentions may be very good, but, because the intelligence is limited, the action may turn out to be a mistake - a mistake, but not necessarily a sin, for sin comes out of a wrong intention.
    (E. Stanley Jones)

  • In conversion you are not attached primarily to an order, nor to an institution, nor a movement, nor a set of beliefs, nor a code of action - you are attached primarily to a Person, and secondarily to these other things.
    (E. Stanley Jones)

  • When the depths are upheld by the Holy Spirit, then the reaction is Christian.
    (E. Stanley Jones)

  • Continuing a Lenten series on prayer: Prayer is co-operation with God. It is the purest exercise of the faculties God has given us - an exercise that links these faculties with the Maker to work out the intentions He had in mind in their creation.
    (E. Stanley Jones)

  • In the ordinary church, it is suppressed by respectability, by a desire to appear better than we really are.
    (E. Stanley Jones)

  • To pass from estrangement from God to be a son of God is the basic fact of conversion. That altered relationship with God gives you an altered relationship with yourself, with your brother man, with nature, with the universe.
    (E. Stanley Jones)

  • The conscious mind determines the actions, the unconscious mind determines the reactions; and the reactions are just as important as the actions.
    (E. Stanley Jones)

  • Our actions are the results of our intentions and our intelligence.
    (E. Stanley Jones)


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