Mark Batterson Quotes.

11. "Albert Einstein said it best: Science without religion is lame, and conversely, religion without science is blind."
- Mark Batterson, The Grave Robber: How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible

12. "The gospel costs nothing. We cannot buy it or earn it. It can only be received as a free gift, compliments of God’s grace. So it costs nothing, but it demands everything. And that is where most of us get stuck — spiritual no-man’s-land. We’re too Christian to enjoy sin and too sinful to enjoy Christ. We’ve got just enough Jesus to be informed, but not enough to be transformed."
- Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

13. "You can have faith or you can have control, but you cannot have both. If you want God to do something off the chart, you have to take your hands off the controls."
- Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

14. "You can base your identity on a thousand things — the degrees you’ve earned, the positions you hold, the salary you make, the trophies you’ve won, the hobbies you have, the way you look, the way you dress, or even the car you drive. But if you base your identity on any of those temporal things, your identity is a house of cards. There is only one solid foundation: Jesus Christ. If you find security in what you have done, you will always fall short of the righteous standard set by the sinless Son of God. The solution? The gospel. There is only one place in which to find your true identity and eternal security: what Christ has done for you."
- Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

15. "Jesus didn’t die to keep us safe. He died to make us dangerous. Faithfulness is not holding the fort. It’s storming the gates of hell. The will of God is not an insurance plan. It’s a daring plan. The complete surrender of your life to the cause of Christ isn’t radical. It’s normal. It’s time to quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. It’s time to go all in and all out for the All in All. Pack your coffin!"
- Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

16. "things were created by God and for God, no exceptions. Every note of music. Every color on the palette. Every flavor that tingles the taste buds. Arnold Summerfield, the German physicist and pianist, observed that a single hydrogen atom, which emits one hundred frequencies, is more musical than a grand piano, which only emits eighty-eight frequencies. Every single atom is a unique expression of God’s creative genius. And that means every atom is a unique expression of worship. According to composer Leonard Bernstein, the best translation of Genesis 1:3 and several other verses in Genesis 1 is not and God said. He believed a better translation is and God sang. The Almighty sang every atom into existence, and every atom echoes that original melody sung in three-part harmony by the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Did you know that the electron shell of the carbon atom produces the same harmonic scale as the Gregorian chant? Or that whale songs can travel thousands of miles underwater? Or that meadowlarks have a range of three hundred notes? But the songs we can hear audibly are only one instrument in the symphony orchestra called creation. Research in the field of bioacoustics has revealed that we are surrounded by millions of ultrasonic songs. Supersensitive sound instruments have discovered that even earthworms make faint staccato sounds! Lewis Thomas put it this way: If we had better hearing, and could discern the descants [singing] of sea birds, the rhythmic tympani [drumming] of schools of mollusks, or even the distant harmonics of midges [flies] hanging over meadows in the sun, the combined sound might lift us off our feet. Someday the sound will lift us off our feet. Glorified eardrums will reveal millions of songs previously inaudible to the human ear."
- Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

17. "A relationship begins when we open the front door, but it doesn’t end there. He knocks on the closet doors too! Jesus doesn’t just want in. He wants all in."
- Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

18. "Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails. Don’t let fear dictate your decisions. Take a flying leap of faith. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Go all in with God. Go all out for God."
- Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

19. "If you don’t hold out on God, I can promise you this: God will not hold out on you. But it’s all or nothing."
- Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

20. "We’re too Christian to enjoy sin and too sinful to enjoy Christ. We’ve got just enough Jesus to be informed, but not enough to be transformed."
- Mark Batterson, All In: You Are One Decision Away From a Totally Different Life

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