Cold Prayers Freeze Before Reaching Heaven
Psalm 17:1; 119:145; Jeremiah 42:19–22
Cold prayers are as arrows without heads, as swords without edges, as birds without wings. They pierce not, they cut not, they fly not up to heaven. Cold prayers always freeze before they reach heaven.
Ritzema, E., & Vince, E. (Eds.). (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.
Too Easily Finding Fault with Churches
Titus 3:10; Hebrews 10:25; Jude 16
I cannot marvel enough at the corrupt and schismatical manners of certain men, who separate themselves for every light cause from the most wholesome and pleasant company or society of the church. For you shall find in these days not a few captious and fantastical men, who of many years have had fellowship with no church, nor as yet have fellowship with any; for in every man that is they find some kind of fault; in themselves only they find nothing worthy of reprehension.
Ritzema, E. (2013). 300 Quotations for Preachers from the Reformation. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press.