In this post, you will find great Gospel Quotes from famous people, such as Judith Durham, Oswald Chambers, Nadia Ali, Orson F. Whitney, Joseph B. Wirthlin. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
If in preaching the gospel you substitute your knowledge of the way of salvation for confidence in the power of the gospel, you hinder people from getting to reality.
I’ve tried to maintain a certain bit of originality in that I don’t want to necessarily sing like a soulful gospel singer or like an ethereal Celtic singer – I never wanted to be pulled into any one direction.
I don’t care if every patriarch in the Church has made a mistake in a blessing, and told a lie, I believe with all my heart and soul that the gospel is true, and I will not allow my faith to be upset.
What cursed spirit of falsehood moveth priests to close themselves within stone walls for all their life, since Christ commanded all his apostles and priests to go into all the world, and to preach the Gospel?
That is someone who follows the teachings of the nonviolent Jesus and takes the gospel personally, and then pays the price. I fall into that category.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ was necessary to establish the truth of his mission and put the stamp of all-conquering power on his gospel.
I never heard the Gospel until I was 18 years old. Jesus Christ… the name was synonymous to me as the Tooth Fairy or Santa Claus.
The gospel is a message of peace. Christianity is a system which, received and obeyed, would spread peace, harmony, and happiness throughout the earth.
We’re enlarging in every single area of the ministry at In Touch. We’re on radio and television. We’re in over 110 million homes in America plus radio on satellites. We just acquired the NAMB FamilyNet television network, and with that expanding possibilities of the gospel.
I would think, to me, growing up in the south, growing up with all the gospel music, singing in the church and having that rhythm and blues – the blues background was my big inspiration.
The Gospel has never changed.
The gospel of Jesus Christ encompasses much more than avoiding, overcoming, and being cleansed from sin and the bad influences in our lives; it also essentially entails doing good, being good, and becoming better. Repenting of our sins and seeking forgiveness are spiritually necessary, and we must always do so.
The only way all people can have the opportunity to choose or reject the gospel of Jesus Christ is for us, without judgment, to invite them to follow the Savior.
There is nothing this confused world needs more, nothing that inspires a greater sense of well-being, nothing that has greater power to strengthen families than the gospel of Jesus Christ.
When I retire, to be honest, my goal is to be a missionary. I plan on going around and spreading the gospel.
One I’ve been passionately committed to, of course, is women’s ministry; I believe solidly in it as a Gospel issue and we’ve found our way through that.
I then wrought at my trade as a tailor; carefully attended meetings for worship and discipline; and found an enlargement of gospel love in my mind, and therein a concern to visit Friends in some of the back settlements of Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Al Gore, you’ve been a real inspiration. But a lot of other people who preach the global warming gospel aren’t out to save the world. They’re out to run it.
I came up in gospel.
I’ve never made R&B. I’ve never made gospel. I’ve never made hip-hop – I don’t think I’m going to, but I just want to keep challenging myself.
The gospel is the power of God for salvation for all who believe, not just old, black grandmothers or not just old, white Republican guys.
I’m not ashamed of the Gospel.
I think more people in the mainstream, folks like Nancy Wilson and Luther Vandross, they have openly expressed their love for God, and when mainstream artists start expressing their love for God openly in their concerts and including gospel songs in their concert, and, you know, people started embracing it.
I love gospel music, I love gangsta music.
I think the Polynesian people and the gospel are in harmony. We’re very respectful people, and very humble people… and I try and let that shine through as much as possible.
It’s a rare moment when we take a break from the tribulations of the daily rat race to reflect on assumptions and values that we casually accept as gospel.
I’m in the booth and first of all, I’m from Germany and I had never heard a gospel in my life.
I know for myself how the fruits of the gospel of Jesus Christ can transform lives from the ordinary and dreary to the extraordinary and sublime.
Sturdy gospel roots that go deep into rich spiritual soil strengthen and steady us in times of trial and difficulty.
The prosperity gospel, in its various forms, has always been with us and always will. But that reality is no less problematic for being inescapable.
You see, I wanted to sing gospel, but I wanted to make me some money, too.
I am a big gospel guy myself and I listen to a lot to gospel music. It inspires me. It encourages me. It uplifts me.
The Gospel having spread itself into Persia, the pagan priests, who worshipped the sun, were greatly alarmed, and dreaded the loss of that influence they had hitherto maintained over the people’s minds and properties.
Church was a requirement – there was no choice in the matter; so was vacation bible school. Gospel has been in me since I was a kid.
My mother had this huge binder of CDs from everyone she loved, like progressive gospel artists. You know, she loved like how Yolanda Adams was kind of R&B, but it was, like, still gospel.
My father was very strict, a very militant parent, because he wanted us to be very focused kids. He sold the televisions, so we didn’t watch TV. And he didn’t want any music playing that wasn’t gospel or inspirational music. In fact, he didn’t even like a lot of gospel because he thought it was too bluesy.
If he have faith, the believer cannot be restrained. He betrays himself. He breaks out. He confesses and teaches this gospel to the people at the risk of life itself.
The New Right, in many cases, is doing nothing less than placing a heretical claim on Christian faith that distorts, confuses, and destroys the opportunity for a biblical understanding of Jesus Christ and of his gospel for millions of people.
Our job in gospel is not going away. It’s a sustainable genre. It sells – without question.
A denial of the reality of demonical possessions on the part of anyone who believes the Gospel narrative to be true and inspired may justly be regarded as simply and plainly inconceivable.
I preach the gospel of meditation now to anyone who’ll listen. It has helped me appreciate the small things. It helps me be present and stay grounded every day.
I’m from the gospel world. I grew up playing in church.
I do know that on my mom’s side, my uncle sang and had a gospel group. He also had a radio show he would do on Sundays with his quartet.
Dick Clark‘s ‘American Bandstand’ spread the gospel of American pop music and teenage style that transcended the regional boundaries of our country and united a youth culture that eventually spread its message throughout the entire world.
My childhood was limited to mostly gospel music. We didn’t have, like, a lot of records in our house, you know. It was like my grandparents who raised me. They were pretty old-fashioned in their religious ways, so it was like church, church, church, school, school, school.
Plantation gospel music was the stuff I fell in love with when I was a kid – these beautiful melodies and these hard, hard stories.
I am comfortable with anything I sing: jazz, gospel, classical. It doesn’t matter. I can do it all.
God decided when we would be born and when we would be born again. We have the Spirit and the Gospel. To think that we deserve to live in different times is to tell God that we deserve a better mission field than the one He has given us.
I was just finishing high school and entering college in 1988, when the Creator‘s Bill of Rights was drafted, and had already set my sights on building a career as a writer of comics. Discovering the Creator’s Bill of Rights – in an issue of ‘The Comics Journal,’ if I’m not mistaken – I accepted it as gospel.
Just because it’s in print doesn’t mean it’s the gospel.
You will find peace and happiness if you will live the gospel.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is for everyone. We are all significant parts of the whole. I never think of myself as single; I think of myself as Sheri, a member of the Lord’s Church.
‘The Fifth Gospel’ is set entirely inside the Vatican and told from the perspective of a Catholic priest. I’m not Catholic myself, yet authenticity and factual accuracy are very important to me, so the novel required an enormous amount of research.
I know people who have sampled gospel music, and then they go to clear the sample, and it’s like, ‘You can’t take the Lord’s music and make this.’
The Gospel has to be the norm.
I’ve done gospel singing. I have a gospel album and country album.
The gospel frees us to confess our sins without fear of condemnation.
The falsetto stuff, it must be a reaction to the black gospel singers that I really enjoy listening to.
Gospel in its definition is good news.
I listen to gospel music.
Living according to the basic gospel principles will bring power, strength, and spiritual self-reliance into the lives of all Latter-day Saints.
The Gospel of Judas is a kind of protest literature. It’s challenging leaders of the church.
We all have a responsibility, and since I’ve been so wonderfully blessed, I really want to share and to make life at least a little better. So every chance I get to share the gospel or uplift people, I will take full advantage of that opportunity.
We can’t allow, in my perception, our traditions, which in the Bible are really looked down upon, to stop, literally, the potential of the gospel reaching the youth of America.
Like all soul singers, I grew up singing in church but sometimes I would leave early and sit in the car listening to gospel band, The Blind Boys of Alabama. Hearing their lead singer Clarence made me connect the idea of church and show business and see how I could make a career singing music that stirred the soul.
Sam Cooke was a gospel singer like myself, and when he crossed over and started singing rock n’ roll, it kind of gave me the green light to go ahead and do it.
Gospel music was very prevalent in my house. My mother also loved Nat King Cole. That was some of the first music that I heard. Mahalia Jackson, Nat King Cole and the Mississippi Mass Choir.
Santa Monica, where I have always lived, is not a town where you will find storefront Church of God in Christ churches. So, the whole idea of gospel quartet singing is something I never knew existed until I began to hear it on record.
Before I went on ‘Gogglebox,’ I could never have imagined how hard it is for women in the public eye. I thought celebrities lived in a different world, I took everything the tabloids printed as gospel, and I barely even used social media.
Gospel music is not a sound; gospel music is a message. Gospel music means good news. It’s good-news music.
I only hope that one day, America will recognize what the rest of the world already has known, that our indigenous music – gospel, blues, jazz and R&B – is the heart and soul of all popular music; and that we cannot afford to let this legacy slip into obscurity, I’m telling you.
In their poverty, the mentally handicapped reveal God to us and hold us close to the gospel.
My favorite singer is Canton Jones, a gospel hip-hop artist – when I’m on the bus going to a game, I listen to him in my own little world, singing and dancing; he gets me ready to play every time.
I’ve always had a love for music, and it developed as I learned jazz, blues, and gospel. And I performed with jazz singers in New Orleans.
I never called myself into ministry. God called me when I was 18 years old to preach the Gospel so I’ve preached the Gospel.
The Spirit is as operative today in communicating the gospel to all who seek the truth as it was on the day of Pentecost anciently.
Evangelism is when the Gospel, which is good news, is preached or presented to all people.
Knowing that the gospel is true is the essence of a testimony. Consistently being true to the gospel is the essence of conversion.
Certainly, gospel was my background – is my background.
Oh, I don’t think religion has failed. It’s man who has failed. Christ hasn’t failed. The Gospel hasn’t failed. The teachings of God have not failed.
Regardless of your marital status, your age, or the language you speak, you are a beloved spirit daughter of Heavenly Father who is destined to play a critical part in the onward movement of the gospel kingdom.
The topic ‘Farm Wisdom’ is not a gospel doctrine or scriptural topic, although I found considerable scriptural support for the lessons learned on the farm.
I think that some people still think that the formula other than gospel still is not strong enough to get that crossover appeal to people enough that they would play it all the time, or nonchurch people would accept it, but I disagree.
I’m a big fan of gospel music, and you cannot be a fan of rock and roll, you cannot be a fan of country western music, and you can’t really be a fan of jazz without listening to a lot of music that’s religious.
I’m embracing new technology to record my songs, and it’s a wonderful way to interact with people who love Whitesnake and help spread the gospel of the ‘Snake, and I’m having fun doing it.
I pray that wherever we are and whatever duties we have in the priesthood of God, we will be united in the cause to bring the gospel to all the world.
Flipping the dial through available radio stations there will blare out to any listener an array of broadcasts, 24/7, propagating Religious Right politics, along with what they deem to be ‘old-time gospel preaching.’ This is especially true of what comes over the airwaves in Bible Belt southern states.
I grew up listening to AM radio in the ’70s and hearing all of that great soul and rhythm and blues music, which definitely influenced the way I sing. But singing gospel has made me a much more humble person. There are so many people who were geniuses who only a few people knew about when they were alive.
My parents were early converts to Christianity in my part of Nigeria. They were not just converts; my father was an evangelist, a religious teacher. He and my mother traveled for thirty-five years to different parts of Igboland, spreading the gospel.
The message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is that we can and must expect to become better as long as we live.
I loved all kinds of Bluegrass music. Sonya Isaacs was a big influence; she’s a Bluegrass Gospel singer, but she’s also done a lot in the Country world just from backup and songwriter and as an artist. Also, the Dixie Chicks were a big influence. Just all of those 90s and early 2000s Country voices.
Students at universities are sometimes so filled with the doctrines of the world they begin to question the doctrines of the gospel.
‘Dance’ got on WBLS and over 25 urban AC stations. I never had a record on urban AC and gospel stations before.
The gospel music and doo-wop is what has informed me personally.
When you’re part of hip-hop culture but you’re a Christian, people want you to be either-or. Or they’ll create a category for you, like, ‘Oh, gospel rap!’
I always loved country gospel from back when I was a teenager in high school and started listening to bluegrass quite a lot.
Consider the Essay as a political pamphlet on the Revolution side, and the fact that it was the Whig gospel for a century, and you will see its working merit.
Natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey are the worst kind of crises for people like Mr. Trump and Mr. Osteen, who purvey their own versions of the prosperity gospel. This is a belief that says if you think positively and make affirmations, God will reward you with financial success and good health.
The way he discovered Paula White was watching Christian television and Mr. Trump has always been a huge fan. He’d always watch Christian television. He loves Southern Gospel.
Rock n’ Roll came from the slaves singing gospel in the fields. Their lives were hell and they used music to lift out of it, to take them away. That’s what rock n’ roll should do – take you to a better place.
I always sang in church always was in a gospel choir and directed choirs and always performed, but I never thought of it as a powerful thing.
My direction has never really changed, because I don’t think that you can really work gimmicks in gospel music. With gospel music, there is this central theme that always comes around about the love of God, the love of Jesus and the power that you have through Jesus Christ. You don’t need a gimmick when you have that.
The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.
My mom worked as a pharmacist, but she is one of the best storytellers I know. My sister is a gospel and opera singer and my brother, who passed away, was a writer.
I started listening to gospel when I was a little boy and my grandmother used to rock me on her lap.
Now we have so many different genres of music, it’s amazing to me. Even in the gospel music arena, you’ve got hip-hop, you got contemporary, urban contemporary, you got traditional, you got neo-soul gospel, you’ve got all of these different things.
One of the most persistent images in American urbanism is that of the proverbial city on a hill, as first envisioned on these shores by the Puritan John Winthrop, via the Gospel according to Saint Matthew.
My church people supported me when I made my transition from gospel to bounce and that made it a lot easier.
There is a power in God’s gospel beyond all description.
I love gospel, Christian R&B, and rap.
I listen to everything. My playlists are wide-ranging. I listen to classic rock, gospel, Christian, soul.
I had been raised on country and western in Missouri. But gospel was great.
Justifying faith is not a naked assent to the truths of the gospel.
I love the sound of voices singing together, congregational singing, anything like gospel, or folk, or sea shanties.
If one does away with the fact of the Resurrection, one also does away with the Cross, for both stand and fall together, and one would then have to find a new center for the whole message of the gospel.
But the word of the Gospel is not as the word of an earthly prince.
The poor evangelize you about what’s important and what is the Gospel, and that that’s where the joy is.
From the spiritual came the blues, gospel, and rhythm-and-blues. I heard all of that music growing up, and that has influenced how I approached classical music. I’m sure of it.
Women have full equality with men before the Lord. By nature, the roles of women differ from those of men. This knowledge has come to us with the Restoration of the gospel in the fullness of times, with an acknowledgment that women are endowed with the great responsibilities of motherhood and nurturing.
Most gospel music is very vertical. And there’s nothing wrong with that – there’s nothing wrong with, you know, ‘God, we praise you,’ and ‘hallelujah.’ Those songs are very important. But I also like to do songs that are very horizontal, that kind of fit within the fabric of people’s everyday life.
I like a lot of gospel music.
Gospel is just the truth of the word of God. Anybody can sing it, anybody; anybody can perform it.
My church is the world! I want to bring the gospel to as broad and as interesting an audience as possible.
The thing I always found about the gospel music was that it reached further into your being if you like, your mind. It takes hold of you – especially if you sing it and play it.
But the more we search the Scriptures, the more we perceive, in this doctrine, the fundamental truth of the gospel – that truth which gives to redemption its character, and to all other truths their real power.
I love working with the youth. I am just as new to the gospel as lot of the kids, so I get just as much out of it as they do. Just being around them makes it one of the best callings.
But I have to add – and this answers your other question – this catholicity in time and in space is only meaningful for me if there is, at the same time, a concentration on the Gospel.
Even if I make a gospel album, my gospel songs are going to get you dancing and crunk.
I was exposed to jazz and blues and gospel and country music and rock, and I was the only kid I knew who knew about that stuff.
The Gospel itself is angular. It always has been. It always conflicts. It always challenges every generation. It challenges different generations in different ways.
A covenant is an agreement between God and His children upon the earth, and it is important to understand that God determines the conditions of all gospel covenants.
Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place, the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is, love can flourish.
To preach the Gospel requires that the preacher should believe that he is sent to those whom he is addressing at the moment, because God has among them those whom He is at the moment calling; it requires that the speaker should expect a response.
You are priests, not social or political leaders. Let us not be under the illusion that we are serving the Gospel through an exaggerated interest in the wide field of temporal problems.
The gospel is not a philosophy of repression, as so many regard it. It is a plan of freedom that gives discipline to appetite and direction to behavior.
I grew up listening to gospel. That was the only thing that I had reference to because that was what my family was involved with.
I love listening to gospel records.
I don’t see categories; I don’t see styles – l see them all gelled together. And it was gospel that definitely helped me to do that.
I’ve always loved gospel music. Being raised in Mississippi, it was kind of part of the atmosphere down there.
It’s interesting – a lot of what you accomplish in your lifetime either as an individual or as a company is determined by other people. I mean, you can do interview after interview and defend a point of view, but more often than not, the collective kind of opinion will be the one viewed historically and taken as gospel.
I don’t feel like God called me to be a gospel singer. He didn’t call me to be a Christian singer; he called me to be a country singer, and I just happen to be a Christian.
Gospel music played a huge part of my life. I was too scared to audition for the choir, but through my own music, I was also able to find spirituality for myself.
Reagan‘s enduring value as a conservative icon stems from his resolute preaching of the conservative gospel, in words that still warm the hearts of the most zealous conservatives. Yet Reagan’s value as a conservative model must begin with recognition of his flexibility in the pursuit of his conservative goals.
Our Holy Father says every one of us is in need of conversion, beginning with ourselves. We are all in need of the grace of Jesus Christ to receive the Gospel.
Seeing ‘The Gospel According to St. Matthew’ was an extraordinary experience because it made me realise that all the biblical stories and images I’d ignored as a child had sunk in by osmosis. I saw that my childhood was deeply rooted inside me.
I’m associated with gospel music in the minds of millions of people.
Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.
There are a lot of people doing social justice things, which is great. But we can’t just say, ‘Here’s some food. Here’s some stuff.’ We have to be able to give the gospel, share the hope and have a real heart for that.
Our Heavenly Father is far more merciful, infinitely more charitable, than even the best of his servants, and the Everlasting Gospel is mightier in power to save than our narrow finite minds can comprehend.
Whatever good or bad is said by former cricketers is considered gospel. Our media should not blow out of proportion the opinion of former cricketers.
I went out on the road when I was 12 years old, playing with the Sullivan Family Gospel Singers. That was the summer of 1972. We played Pentecostal churches, camp meetings, George Wallace campaign rallies and bluegrass festivals. As a kid, I had grown up watching quartets that were very entertaining.
I think ‘Adiye/Yadike’ is unique and fresh and something new for Indian films. It brings together the blues and gospel feel with Tamil folk lyrics.
Communism introduced into the world a substitute for true religion. It is a counterfeit of the gospel plan.
The prosperity gospel and its purveyors are worldwide and account for the rapid growth of Pentecostalism, the global religious movement prosperity preachers come from.
When you sing gospel you have a feeling there is a cure for what’s wrong.
We all need to be conscious of what news we take as gospel. And we need to maybe be a little bit sceptical about what we digest.
The Southern Baptist Church is a specific culture in itself. So, I had to study, talk to people, watch tape and go to performances to see how Gospel artists move compared to secular artists.
If we allow the consideration of heathen morality and heathen religion to absolve us from the duty of preaching the gospel we are really deposing Christ from His throne in our own souls.
I don’t have to listen to the Gospel on Sunday to know the stories of the New Testament. They inform so much of what I write that they’re practically like a news scrim that goes through my brain 24/7.
I was in a rock band; I was my own folk singer; I was in a death metal band for a very short time; I was in a cover band, a jazz band, a blues band. I was in a gospel choir.
The gospel alone liberates you to live a life of scandalous generosity, unrestrained sacrifice, uncommon valor, and unbounded courage.
Let me just tell you this, my aim in life is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, that’s all I care about.
Blues are the songs of despair, but gospel songs are the songs of hope.
The best news of the Christian gospel is that the supremely glorious Creator of the universe has acted in Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection to remove every obstacle between us and himself so that we may find everlasting joy in seeing and savoring his infinite beauty.
I’d been trained in choral, gospel, and a little bit of opera.
I never had an intellectual struggle with the Bible, with the gospel, with the claims of Christ.
I was always attracted to music that moved people. Whether it be gospel, R&B, folk, hip-hop, pop, alternative rock – whatever moved people, whatever made a crowd just get lost in the moment.
Nobody is beyond the reach of the Gospel.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is all about people. It’s about leaving the ninety and nine and going into the wilderness after those who are lost. It’s about bearing one another’s burdens, with the ultimate burden anyone can bear being walking through this life without light.
When I’m actually getting off the bus, I still have my gospel playing. That’s the way-to-the-game kind of music.
I’m into hip-hop, rap, country, blues, gospel, old school, new school… whatever… pop. If it’s really good, I like it. I don’t have to be told what to listen to. If I like it and it’s good, I’ll listen to it.
Gospel music always relaxes me and calms my nerves.
I would like to involve myself in some black music. I would like to do some blues and some gospel music. I want to try stuff from other genres and try to widen my musical base.
I definitely believe that tormenting other people because of the Bible and for that to be – for lack of a better word, Gospel… I think that is not very nice.
We’re trying to create content that is very culturally forward without compromising the push of the gospel.
Growing up with country, R&B, gospel, and classical music from my grandmother and pop, Tuskegee was the perfect melting pot for my influences as a writer.
Profound questions regarding the purpose of life have led many individuals and families throughout the world to search for truth. Often that search has led them to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to the restored gospel.
When the Christian faith becomes defined by who we are and what we do and not by who Christ is and what he did for us, we miss the gospel – and we, ironically, become more disobedient.
My grandfather was in a barbershop quartet and my grandmother was in a gospel quartet with her sisters.
I enjoy listening to contemporary rock on the college stations while I’m taking long walks, love gospel and soul music, am fascinated by hip-hop and rap as the new kind of urban ‘beat’ poetry and, come to think of it, find something interesting about just any kind of music.
I come from an African Caribbean background. I’ve been influenced by a reggae church music style, contemporary gospel, and rock all fused together.
In this Epistle, the Apostle seeks, with great earnestness, to confirm the Christian converts in the belief of that Gospel, which he had so faithfully preached.
There’s so many wonderful gospel people out there, and I don’t necessarily want to compete with those people.
Usually, if someone wants an inspiring-type number – patriotic, gospel, big love song – then I think you do think of me.
Jazz music, as is also the case with the old down-home spirituals, gospel and jubilee songs, jumps, shouts and moans, is essentially an American vernacular or idiomatic modification of musical conventions imported from Europe, beginning back during the time of the early settlers of the original colonies.
What is a farm but a mute gospel?
Typically, in the cities there can be resistance to the gospel or just to Americans, or anybody that’s Western. When you get back into the villages, the people are very welcoming. Then when you get into Muslim areas, it definitely gets a little more difficult.
When I was filming ‘Prudence‘ in Zimbabwe, I noticed the hold fundamentalist Christianity had on sub-Saharan Africa. So I thought I’d like to make a film about religion in Africa because the prosperity gospel is big business where people are desperate, poor, and sick.
I went back and researched the history of gospel; where it came from, slavery times, communicating with each other without their master knowing what they are saying, and that gospel artists view themselves differently.
The Gita is the greatest gospel of spiritual works ever yet given to the race.
What’s more American than young people speaking their mind over things they had to create over pots and pans and electronically because music was taken out of schools? What’s more American than making something out of nothing? What’s more gospel than rap music?
I was around a lot of gospel as a kid.
In the first gospel, Mark, the risen Christ appears physically to no one, but by the time we come to the last gospel, John, Thomas is invited to feel the nail prints in Christ’s hands and feet and the spear wound in his side.
There can be no doubt that the blessing, of which believers are heirs, is justification by faith; and that the promise, according to which they are heirs of this blessing, is the gospel promise made to Abraham.
I was born in Alabama and my first live music experiences were in church. Every Sunday we watched regional gospel groups on television singing their hearts out.
The Christian missionary may preach the gospel to the poor naked heathen, but the spiritual heathen who populate Europe have as yet heard nothing of Christianity.
Gospel music allows us to become closer to God and closer to each other.
I have been singing gospel music since I was four years old.
The song ‘Hymnostic’ is kind of a gospel song, and that song is really fun to sing with as many people as possible. And anyone can sing it, you know?
The sheep-people don’t think for themselves anymore. You can say anything and it’s the gospel truth and they don’t have to go research it or anything, and they believe everything the news tells them. People don’t go and do their own investigations if it’s relationships or politics or anything.
I started out in gospel music. A lot of people don’t know that I started out in gospel music, and I’ve never lost sight of it.
I draw inspiration from everywhere, whether it’s country, R&B, gospel.
Pastoral ministry is a sacrificial call with unique challenges. We are called to take the Gospel to those with hard hearts and blind eyes.
We had some Stevie Wonder and Luther Vandross, but there’s a lot of hip-hop and other black music that I just never grew up on. My parents didn’t listen to anything other than black gospel.
I was asked to sing with Mavis Staples on a gospel compilation called ‘Oh Happy Day.’ And, you know, other than being totally intimidated at the prospect of singing with Mavis, I was honored. I don’t really have much of a background in gospel music.
It’s important for a gospel artist not to try to be mainstream.
I listened to a lot of reggae music, a lot of Caribbean, a lot of gospel, a lot of rock, a lot of country, hip-hop… you know, so it just gave me perspective when it came to music and what I liked.
Every day, we hear that somebody got saved to our music from all over the world. The music reaches people. It can encourage them. I feel like I have to do it because there’s somebody out there who needs to hear the gospel.
I grew up in Synagogue in the boys’ choir. We didn’t listen to music in the house; only at temple. Then I went to a mostly African American high school on the South Side of Chicago and joined a gospel choir.
British rock & roll became the gospel for American kids like me.
When it came to music growing up, it wasn’t just gospel and R&B. My uncle brought rock n’ roll to me when I was younger, and I loved it. I was open to all music.
God’s plan for enlarging His kingdom is so simple – one person telling another about the Savior. Yet we’re busy and full of excuses. Just remember, someone’s eternal destiny is at stake. The joy you’ll have when you meet that person in heaven will far exceed any discomfort you felt in sharing the gospel.
I enjoy bluegrass, folk, gospel, and classical. I don’t listen to music when I write. I sometimes listen to music just before I sit down to write.
I’m very happy. I like my work and the various aspects of it – going around the world, teaching the gospel according to St. Albert.
I’ll listen to anything authentic whether it’s bluegrass or gospel or blues.
I was really a nerd, and I was really more of a jazz nerd. So when I had my chance to put on something, most of the time it was going to be jazz, or gospel, or something like that.
In a storm, I think, ‘What if the gospel be not true? Then thou art, of all men, most foolish. For what has thou given up thy goods, thy ease, thy friends, thy reputation, thy country, thy life?’
Perhaps the most telling witness against the claim of accurate history for the Bible comes when we read the earliest narrative of the crucifixion found in Mark’s gospel and discover that it is not based on eyewitness testimony at all.
The great thing about Gospel is that you don’t have to have an album every year in order to keep working.
Some of our strongest critics, especially inside the church, said we had turned our backs on traditional gospel music and were just contemporary R&B artists exploiting Christian lyrics for the money. But that’s not true.
We’re always trying to elevate the platform of Christian and gospel music, church music, worship music and not just elevate it to our comfortable corner of the earth that we maintain an international and global mindset for what we’re doing.
The heart of the gospel is that you don’t know Jesus without the witness of the church. It’s always mediated.
Each generation of the church in each setting has the responsibility of communicating the gospel in understandable terms, considering the language and thought-forms of that setting.
I was imprisoned in Missouri in 1854 for preaching the gospel to Negroes, though I was never subjected to violence.
I had been stockpiling Gospel songs for other artists, and had planned to submit them to Gospel artists.
If you can’t prove it in words, it ain’t gospel. Soul music is just an expression of the mind, but your spirit has to be made alive – that’s the real part, the part that God speaks to.
Put your mind on the gospel. And remember – there’s one God for all.
I owe my life and hope to the gospel.
We all have the opportunity to share the gospel and we should – that’s what we were called to do.
I love good rock’n’roll, blues and jazz, gospel, and a little reggae.
I’ve gone the full spectrum – from gospel to blues to jazz to soul to pop – and the public has accepted what I’ve done through it all. I think it means I’ve been doing something right at the right time.
When I started recording, I thought I’d be able to do all kinds of records: jazz, country, dance – and I’ve always wanted to do a gospel album.
It is absolutely important to make accessible the Gospel for all people and also understandable for Jewish people.