How sadly possible it is to take delight in conferences and conventions, to feast on all the good things that are brought before us, and yet to be unprepared to go out from them to self-denying efforts to rescue the perishing; to delight in the rest of faith while forgetful to fight the good fight of faith; to dwell upon the cleansing and the purity effected by faith, but to have little thought for the poor souls struggling in the mire of sin....If we can wash our feet while He is...alone upon the mountains, is there not sad lack of fellowship with our Lord?
J. Hudson Taylor, from Union and Communion
Why is the church weak? Why are individual Christians weak? It is because they have allowed their minds to become conformed to the “spirit of this age”....They have forgotten what God is like....
James Montgomery Boice