John Stott

The perspective of Scripture is not the survival of the fittest, but the protection of the weakest – John Stott

The worship of God is always a response to the Word of God. Scripture wonderfully directs and enriches our worship – John Stott

We are called out of the world to belong to God, and we are sent back into the world to witness and to serve – John Stott

In every sphere of our Christian discipleship, pride is our greatest enemy and humility is our greatest friend – John Stott

Christian meditation differs from other kinds in being a combination of study and prayer – John Stott

We cannot come to Christ to be justified until we have first been to Moses to be condemned – John Stott

God has clothed His thoughts in words, and there is no way to know Him except by knowing the Scriptures – John Stott

Some Christians sow to the flesh every day and wonder why they do not reap holiness – John Stott

Faith is a reasoning trust, a trust which reckons thoughtfully and confidently upon the trustworthiness of God – John Stott

Persecution is simply the clash between two irreconcilable value systems – John Stott

The chief reason why the Christian believes in the divine origin of the Bible is that Jesus Christ Himself taught it – John Stott

It is my contention that all true Christian preaching is expository preaching – John Stott

Love for God is not an emotional experience so much as a moral commitment – John Stott

Our Christian life began not with our decision to follow Christ but with God’s call to us to do so – John Stott

If we are looking for a definition of love, we should look not in a dictionary, but at Calvary – John Stott

We can cry “Hallelujah” with authenticity only after we have first cried “Woe is me, for I am lost” – John Stott

Simplicity is the first cousin of contentment – John Stott

Nothing proves more clearly that we have been forgiven than our own readiness to forgive – John Stott

Who wants an irreducible minimum gospel? I want the full, biblical gospel – John Stott

We must allow the Word of God to confront us, to disturb our security and to overthrow our patterns of thought and behavior – John Stott

The Cross does not solve the problem of suffering, but it supplies the essential perspective from which to look at it – John Stott

The essence of sin is man substituting himself for God, while the essence of salvation is God substituting Himself for man – John Stott

The cross was an act simultaneously of punishment and amnesty, severity and grace, justice and mercy – John Stott

Greatness in the kingdom of God is measured in terms of obedience – John Stott

Of course it costs to be a Christian; but it costs more not to be – John Stott

Truth becomes hard if it is not softened by love; love becomes soft if it is not strengthened by truth – John Stott

The contemporary situation makes preaching more difficult; it does not make it any less necessary – John Stott

Escapism and conformism are both forbidden to us – John Stott

The essential secret is not mastering certain techniques but being mastered by certain convictions – John Stott

We cannot proclaim the gospel of God’s love with any degree of integrity if we do not exhibit it in our love for others – John Stott

Theology (our belief about God) and doxology (our worship of God) should never be separated – John Stott

Life on earth is a brief pilgrimage between two moments of nakedness. So we would be wise to travel light – John Stott

The radical biblical perspective is to see death not as the termination of life but as the gateway to life – John Stott

Nothing is more important for mature Christian discipleship than a fresh, clear, true vision of the authentic Jesus – John Stott

We are neither to seek to preserve our holiness by escaping from the world nor to sacrifice our holiness by conforming to the world – John Stott

We should not ask, “What is wrong with the world?” We should ask, “What has happened to the salt and light?” – John Stott

It is impossible to be truly converted to God without being thereby converted to our neighbour – John Stott

Confronted by Jesus, neutrality is impossible – John Stott

Our body belongs to God three times over, by creation, redemption and indwelling – John Stott

Doctrine leads to doxology as well as to duty – John Stott

When Christ is Lord, nothing is secular – John Stott

Scripture is the royal scepter by which King Jesus governs his church – John Stott

Sin and the child of God are incompatible. They may occasionally meet; they cannot live together in harmony – John Stott

I fear that we evangelical Christians, by making much of grace, sometimes thereby make light of sin – John Stott

It cannot be emphasized too strongly that God’s love is the source, not the consequence, of the atonement – John Stott

The symbol of the religion of Jesus is the cross, not the scales – John Stott

When false teachers increase, the most appropriate long-term strategy is to multiply the number of true teachers – John Stott

We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God – John Stott

Good conduct arises out of good doctrine – John Stott

A guilty conscience is a great blessing, but only if it drives us to come home – John Stott

The Bible isn’t about people trying to discover God, but about God reaching out to find us – John Stott

Before we can begin to see the cross as something done for us, we have to see it as something done by us – John Stott

Every Christian should be both conservative and radical; conservative in preserving the faith and radical in applying it – John Stott

Our love grows soft if it is not strengthened by truth, and our truth grows hard if it is not softened by love – John Stott