Quotes from here and there . . .
I do not know the when, where, and/or who of every quote. I have written them down in various place in my piles of paper and books. They are collected here.
DR. DAVID GARLAND
. . . a gentle man who prayed gently and gently presented the Gospel. I never figured out his testing style while in Seminary. He and the Oak Grove Baptist Church gave Susan and I a ministry opportunity while in Seminary, one of those good things in life . . . Dr. Garland and Elenor have gone to Glory now, yet their gentle lives are still with us . . .
“You need to get rid of last year’s cotton stalks before you plough.”
“Religion can be sticky … like the ‘Tar-Baby’”
“Salvation is not an end … Salvation is a means to reach the world. ”
“You can give God 10% and He may desire more. ”
"You will never know a higher honor, than, to be known as a faithful servant of God . . ."
2/28/1988 preaching in 1 Timothy 3
"If we are too busy to pray. We are too busy."
"The best defence of the Word of God is to pratice what you teach .. ."
"We would not fail them or Thee, if we gave them to you, dear Lord."
"I have been trying to find that creature."
Responding to the announcement that the Sunday School average attendance was 100 3/4
God is generous. Of all the trees in the Garden of Eden, God only restricted one.
a paraphrase of an often used statement
D. DAVID KUPARKER (India)
… David was an Aramco Engineer from India who helped me immensely by illustrating Thru The Bible. My time in the Dust of the Arabian Desert."
"When ever you preach, the final word must be faith … belief."
Summer 1984 (U.)
On Indian Time
Ray, "Were you late?"
David, "With Indians it only matters if you get there."
"Salvation is is like a homerun. You run the bases, and nobody can put you out."
"We figure God is walking with us even in the dark." 12/3/1989
"Where Scripture has not spoken, we are best to remain silent."
"A lot of people don not like the Book (Bible) because they do not love the Author . . . I fell in love with the Author"
"Spiritual giants are made from super food–the Word of God."
"My hat is like my heart beat."
"I always wear a soft-soled" shoe for I always have my foot in my mouth"
" I can't always be happy, but I try to be pleasent"
Doole, Texas 5/4/1980
"My Father has cancer. God, Why? I Got no answer, but His presence."
found written beside Psalm 16:7 I will bless the Lord who has counseled me; Indeed my mind instructs me in the night.
Bryan FBC Hilliard, Ohio
Thank God for bring us together … for we know when that roll is called we'll all be there."
"Learning is not a means to an end. It is an end itself."
"Key to preaching is to leave God room to work."
"I'll live to see you get old, but you'll never see me get old."