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John Ortberg Quotes

Preaching a series allows you to go into greater depth in the text, and spending several weeks on one theme allows the teaching to be absorbed more thoroughly.
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Being right is actually a very hard burden to be able to carry gracefully and humbly. That's why nobody likes to sit next to the kid in class who's right all the time. One of the hardest things in the world is to be right and not hurt other people with it.

— John Ortberg

Going through open doors means I will have to be able to trust God with my future when the path I'm called to take does not look like the obvious one.

— John Ortberg

Skepticism can keep us from blessing, can keep us trapped in two minds.

— John Ortberg

Every day. I wrote Dallas's words on a piece of paper, and they hang above my office door: "Arrange your days so that you experience total contentment, joy, and confidence in your everyday life with God." They are the first words I see every morning when I come to work. The stream is your soul. And you are the Keeper.

— John Ortberg

The gospel, Dallas said once, means that this universe is a perfectly safe place for you to be.

— John Ortberg

If you have a positive attitude, you are likely to live a decade longer than people with a negative attitude.

— John Ortberg

The soul is both the most fragile and most resilient thing about you; a healthy soul is what holds you together when your world falls apart. Since you will carry your soul into eternity, it's worth checking up on it at least as often as your teeth.

— John Ortberg

Opposition is an inevitable reality of pastoral life.

— John Ortberg

Jesus is mysterious not just because of what we don't know about him, but because of what we do know about him.

— John Ortberg

True joy, as it turns out, comes only to those who have devoted their lives to something greater than personal happiness. This is most visible in extraordinary lives, in saints and martyrs. But it is no less true for ordinary people like us.

— John Ortberg

The miracle of Sunday is that a dead man lives. The miracle of Saturday is that the eternal Son of God lies dead.

— John Ortberg

We are too often double espresso followers of a decaf Sovereign.

— John Ortberg

Jesus gave the world its most influential movement.

— John Ortberg

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