Dallas Willard Quotes

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  • Today we are apt to downplay or disregard the importance of good thinking to strong faith; and some, disastrously, even regard thinking as opposed to faith.

    Strong   Thinking   Today  
    Dallas Willard (2014). “Renovation of the Heart: Putting On the Character of Christ”, p.84, Tyndale House
  • I submit my tongue as an instrument of righteousness when I make it bless them that curse me and pray for them who persecute me, even though it "automatically" tends to strike and wound those who have wounded me. I submit my legs to God as instruments of righteousness when I engage them in physical labor as service, perhaps carrying a burden the "second mile" for someone whom I would rather let my legs kick. I submit my body to righteousness when I do my good deeds without letting them be known, though my whole frame cries out to strut and crow.

    Crow   Body   Legs  
  • When we pass through what we call death, we do not loose the world. Indeed, we see it for the first time as it really is.

  • What is thinking? It is the activity of searching out what must be true, or cannot be true, in the light of the given facts or assumptions.

    Thinking   Light   Facts  
  • Jesus is actually looking for people he can trust with his power.

    Jesus   People  
    Dallas Willard (2009). “The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship”, p.27, Harper Collins
  • The greatest danger to the Christian church today is that of pitching its message too low.

  • Consumer Christianity is now normative. The consumer Christian is one who utilizes the grace of God for forgiveness and the services of the church for special occasions, but does not give his or her life and innermost thoughts, feelings, and intentions over to the kingdom of the heavens. Such Christians are not inwardly transformed and not committed to it.

  • Jesus came among us to show and teach the life for which we were made. He came very gently, opened access to the governance of God with him, and set afoot a conspiracy of freedom in truth among human beings. Having overcome death he remains among us. By relying on his word and presence we are enabled to reintegrate the little realm that makes up our life in the infinite rule of God. And that is the eternal kind of life. Caught up in his active rule, our deeds become an element in God’s eternal history. They are what God and we do together, making us part of his life and him a part of ours.

    Dallas Willard (2009). “The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God”, p.51, Harper Collins
  • When Jesus directs us to pray, "Thy kingdom come," he does not mean we should pray for it to come into existence.

    Jesus   Mean   Doe  
    Dallas Willard (2009). “The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God”, p.50, Harper Collins
  • Knowing the 'right answers' does not mean we believe them. To believe them means to act as though they're true.

    Believe   Mean   Knowing  
  • The kingdom of God is the true ecology of the human soul.

    Soul   Kingdoms   Ecology  
  • If we do not make formation in Christ the priority, then we're just going to keep on producing Christians that are indistinguishable in their character from many non-Christians.

    Source: renovare.org
  • The assumption of Jesus' program for his people on earth was that they would live their lives as his students and co-laborers.

    Jesus   People   Earth  
  • God will meet us and help us.

    Source: renovare.org
  • Human beings are at their core defined by what they worship rather than primarily by what they think, know, or believe. That is bound up with the central Augustinian claim that we are what we love.

  • In many cases, our need to wonder about or be told what God wants in a certain situation is nothing short of a clear indication of how little we are engaged in His work.

    Needs   Want   Littles  
  • The hardest thing about leadership is the intimacy it requires.

  • The aim of spiritual formation is not behavior modification but the transformation of all those aspects of you and me where behavior comes from...Circumcision of the heart.

  • Most problems in contemporary churches can be explained by the fact that members have never decided to follow Christ.

    Church   Facts   Problem  
    Dallas Willard (2009). “The Great Omission: Reclaiming Jesus’s Essential Teachings on Discipleship”, p.16, Harper Collins
  • What is truly profound is thought to be stupid and trivial, or worse, boring, while what is actually stupid and trivial is thought to be profound. That is what it means to fly upside down.

    Stupid   Mean   Profound  
  • If our gospel does not free the individual up for a unique life of spiritual adventure in living with God daily, we simply have not entered fully into the good news that Jesus brought.

    Dallas Willard, Jan Johnson (2015). “Hearing God Through the Year: A 365-Day Devotional”, p.137, InterVarsity Press
  • See, once you have begun to experience solitude and silence, you discover that you actually have a soul and that there is a God.Then you can begin to practice Sabbath and that will enable you to re-enter community.You can't have community without Sabbath.

  • God inducts us into the eternal kind of life that flows through himself. He does this first by bringing that life to bear upon our needs, and then by diffusing it throughout our deeds - deeds done with expectation that he and his Father will act with and in our actions.

    Dallas Willard (2009). “The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God”, p.52, Harper Collins
  • We're not here to prove we're right; we're here to help people.

    People   Helping   Prove  
    Source: renovare.org
  • Those who have been touched by forgiveness and new life and have thus entered into God's rule become, like Jesus, bearers of that rule.

    Dallas Willard (2009). “The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God”, p.53, Harper Collins
  • We are invited to make a pilgrimage – into the heart and life of God.

    Dallas Willard (2009). “The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering Our Hidden Life In God”, p.33, Harper Collins
  • If you don't have a teacher you can't have a disciple.

    Teacher   Disciple   Ifs  
  • A leader enables people to love and honor the role they play in the organization or group they are part of

  • What you present as the gospel will determine what you present as discipleship. If you present as the gospel what is essentially a theory of the atonement, and you say, If you accept this theory of the atonement, your sins are forgiven, and when you die you will be received into heaven, there is no basis for discipleship.

    Heaven   Sin   Atonement  
  • The transformation of the social world is at its heart the transformation of personal relations. That's the key to transforming society in the larger arena.

    Heart   Keys   World  
    Source: renovare.org
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