Joel Osteen Quotes (42 Quotes)



    Faith activates God - Fear activates the Enemy.

    If we say it long enough eventually we're going to reap a harvest. We're going to get exactly what we're saying.

    I never dreamed my book was going to do what it's done, ... Hopefully I'll never have to take a salary from the church again. We plan to be good givers.

    I don't go down the road of condemning.



    I don't think that a same-sex marriage is the way God intended it to be.

    I am excited about the opportunity of expanding our outreach with Free Press.

    A good thing to remember is somebody's got it a lot worse than we do.

    I made a decision when my father passed away that I was going to be who God made me to be and not try to preach like my father.


    In August 2004, he did a free appearance at the 18,000-seat Philips Arena in Atlanta and filled it beyond overflowing, with the fire marshal turning away as many as 8,000 people. I didn't know what arena size to get, ... Atlanta was our first. I couldn't believe it.

    You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church.

    I'm very careful about saying who would and wouldn't go to heaven. I don't know.

    If you want to rear financial blessings, you have to sow financially.


    I've never preached one sermon on money, on just finances. I want to stay away from it.

    I'm going to let God be the judge of who goes to heaven and hell.

    A lot of churches have not moved with the times.

    Do all you can to make your dreams come true.

    God wants us to prosper financially, to have plenty of money, to fulfill the destiny He has laid out for us.

    It is flattering to be mentioned in such company However, it is more rewarding to know that so many lives are being changed for the better.

    I think God's justice is making wrongs right.

    When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance.

    I don't want to just preach to the church. I feel like I have a broader message.

    It's God's will for you to live in prosperity instead of poverty. It's God's will for you to pay your bills and not be in debt.

    I try to speak in everyday language. I feel like God has gifted me to take Bible principles and make them practical.


    I think Bible principles are principles for life.

    We were old sinners - but when we came to Christ we are not sinners anymore.

    You can change your world by changing your words... Remember, death and life are in the power of the tongue.

    You may make some mistakes-but that doesn't make you a sinner. You've got the very nature of God on the inside of you.

    I tell people all the time you can't have faith if you don't have hope. People sometimes criticize me, they say 'you are too positive,' but you've gotta have hope. Even if it doesn't happen today, I am one day closer to seeing it happen


    Prospering just doesn't have to do with money.

    God didn't make a mistake when He made you. You need to see yourself as God sees you.

    Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life.

    Most people already know what they're doing wrong. When I get them to church I want to tell them that you can change.

    My mother was very ill with terminal cancer she was given a few weeks to live, but she started speaking the word praying healing scriptures and it didn't happen overnight, but in time she got better and she's healthy today. Why did God heal my mother and not someone else's I don't know. I just know I'd rather die believing.

    People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.


    If Jesus were here today, he wouldn't be riding around on a donkey. He'd be taking a plane, he'd be using the media.


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