Charles Stanley

Charles Frazier Stanley (born September 25, 1932) is the senior pastor of First Baptist Church in northern Atlanta, Georgia. He is the founder and president of In Touch Ministries and also served two one-year terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1984 to 1986. He has an evangelical and dispensationalist theology.

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Charles Stanley Quotes

Charles Stanley #Courage

When God speaks, oftentimes His voice will call for an act of courage on our part.
Charles Stanley #Experience #God

When we learn from experience, the scars of sin can lead us to restoration and a renewed intimacy with God.
Charles Stanley #God #Trust

Disappointment is inevitable. But to become discouraged, there's a choice I make. God would never discourage me. He would always point me to himself to trust him. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. As you go through the emotions that we have, hostility is not from God, bitterness, unforgiveness, all of these are attacks from Satan.
Charles Stanley #God

When trouble comes, focus on God's ability to care for you.
Charles Stanley #God #Morning

On Sunday morning, I'm not nervous... I can't wait to tell what God wants me to say.
Charles Stanley #God

God will never tell us to do something that gratifies the flesh.
Charles Stanley #Faith #Fear #Trust

Basically, there are two paths you can walk: faith or fear. It's impossible to simultaneously trust God and not trust God.
Charles Stanley #God

God's voice is still and quiet and easily buried under an avalanche of clamour.
Charles Stanley #Hope

Hope founded upon a human being, a man-made philosophy or any institution is always misplaced... because these things are unreliable and fleeting.
Charles Stanley #Knowledge

Helping someone come to a saving knowledge of Christ is the greatest achievement possible.
Charles Stanley #Alone #God #Time

The time you spend alone with God will transform your character and increase your devotion. Then your integrity and godly behavior in an unbelieving world will make others long to know the Lord.
Charles Stanley #Respect

I certainly respect other people's opinions, but I would not vote for a woman to be the pastor of a church.
Charles Stanley #Wisdom

If we have built on the fragile cornerstones of human wisdom, pride, and conditional love, things may look good for a while, but a weak foundation causes collapse when storms hit.
Charles Stanley #Work

God has ways of shaking the world when He is at work. He literally caused the ground to quake when Jesus died on the cross.
Charles Stanley #Best #God

The best way in the world to deceive believers is to cloak a message in religious language and declare that it conveys some new insight from God.
Charles Stanley #Experience #God

To have God speak to the heart is a majestic experience, an experience that people may miss if they monopolize the conversation and never pause to hear God's responses.
Charles Stanley #Fear #Life #Truth

Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, suffering, pain, fear, and doubt. He is always there to encourage our hearts and help us understand that He's sufficient for all of our needs. When I accepted this as an absolute truth in my life, I found that my worrying stopped.
Charles Stanley #Fear #God #Leadership

God will never direct us to be prideful, arrogant and unforgiving, immoral or slothful or full of fear. We step into these things because we are insensitive to the leadership of the Holy Spirit within us.
Charles Stanley #Knowledge

I think a lot of people, even Christians, are willing to be satisfied with gaining lots and lots of biblical knowledge - and many people go to Bible studies and don't realize it isn't enough to know what's right, it's applying the information and the knowledge that you have.
Charles Stanley #Love #Relationship

There is only one secure foundation: a genuine, deep relationship with Jesus Christ, which will carry you through any and all turmoil. No matter what storms are raging all around, you'll stand firm if you stand on His love.
Charles Stanley #Patience

The Scriptures contain many stories of people who waited years or even decades before the Lord's promises came to pass. What modern believers can learn from the patience of biblical saints like Abraham, Joseph, David, and Paul is that waiting upon the Lord has eternal rewards.
Charles Stanley #Wisdom

Earthly wisdom is doing what comes naturally. Godly wisdom is doing what the Holy Spirit compels us to do.
Charles Stanley #God #Good

Every test, every trial, every heartache that's been significant, I can turn it over and see how God has turned it into good no matter what.
Charles Stanley #Courage

You have to have courage to be obedient to God.
Charles Stanley #Faith

He wants you all to Himself to put His loving, divine arms around you.