Paul Washer Quotes

~as transcribed by Rose Michels

Archive for the tag “Holy Spirit”

From: The Cost of Not Following Christ

I just praise God for who He is.  That He is so kind.  That He is always working to sanctify us, to change us, to mold us. ~Paul Washer

There are no great men of God. There are only pitiful, weak, sinful men of a great and merciful God.  ~Paul Washer

I’ll always start everything I do with Him [Christ] because it’s nonsensical to go anyplace else until you’ve dealt with Him.  ~Paul Washer

We’ll be talking about the thought of following Christ, but have you ever thought of the cost of not following Christ?   ~Paul Washer

The Christian life, and missions, is supernatural. ~Paul Washer

You cannot serve Christ apart from the Holy Spirit. ~Paul Washer

There is no greater message, no greater thought than what Christ has done for us on the cross. ~Paul Washer

The more we know about Him, the more we will be pushed, moved, strengthened to follow Him. ~Paul Washer

The Gospel is the only message that can save. ~Paul Washer

There has never been one moment in your life that you loved God as He ought to be loved. Yet, there was never one moment when Christ did not love the Lord His God with all His heart, soul, mind and strength. ~Paul Washer

The moment you believed Christ, you were forensically, or legally, declared righteous before the throne of God. ~Paul Washer

You are righteous, not based upon your own virtue, not based upon your own merit, but based upon the virtue and merit of another−Jesus Christ the Lord. ~Paul Washer

He [Jesus] always was, and is, and will be the spotless lamb of God.  But on that tree, the sins of His people were imputed to Him. ~Paul Washer

God did not make people because of some need.  He made people out of the overflow of His abundance, not His lack. ~Paul Washer

The only way you could ever be blessed in anything, is because He [Christ] died cursed in everything.  ~Paul Washer

That blessing of yours that you boast of, and rightly so … think of the cost every time if rolls off your lips. ~Paul Washer

The last thing the accursed person will hear when they take their first step into hell, is all of creation standing to its feet and applauding God because God has rid the earth of them. ~Paul Washer

The pain of the cross is not what puny men did to the mighty Christ; the pain of the cross is what God the Father did to His only begotten Son.  ~Paul Washer

You have a great problem, a terrifying problem.  God is good, and you are evil.  And because He is good, and loving, He must deal with evil, loveless people like you. ~Paul Washer

Christ did suffer physically, that was a part of our redemption.  It was necessary.  We had to be saved by a bloody sacrifice.  But, if you leave it there, you have not taught the people anything about the cross. ~Paul Washer

It was Christ on that tree who reached up and took the cup of the wrath of God out of the hand of God and drank it in the place of his people.  ~Paul Washer

When a man gets saved, he gets saved from God.  The justice of God was coming for you.  God saved you from Himself, God saved you for Himself, and God saved you by Himself. ~Paul Washer

When He [Christ] became incarnate, and He left the glories of heaven, He knew exactly what He was doing.  He knew exactly what it would cost. ~Paul Washer

Jehovah Jireh?  It’s not talking about providing a car.  It’s talking about providing a lamb.  The Lord will provide a lamb who must die under the wrath of God. ~Paul Washer

Now, you and I who believe can say, “God, my God, I know that you love me since you have not withheld your Son … your only Son whom you loved, from me.” ~Paul Washer

I care not a cent for motivation if this [the Gospel] does not move you to motivation.  If this does not motivate you to missions, then nothing will move that stone, dead, cold heart of yours. ~Paul Washer

Men hate God all over the world.  There are not people around this world waiting for us to go to them and tell them [the Gospel].  When you go there and tell them, they won’t even want to hear it.  But you GO for HIM and then by preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the spirit of God will come down and raise the dead and He will get a people for Himself. ~Paul Washer

What this world needs today are preachers who preach the Gospel over, and over, and over, and over again. ~Paul Washer

Is it any wonder why Spurgeon is considered the greatest preacher who ever lived?  I’ll tell you why.  Because he knew the Gospel and that’s all he preached.   And it never got boring to him.  ~Paul Washer

If you go out to the field, don’t take with you some system, don’t take with you some strategy.  You take with you a bible, you walk out into that plaza, you open that bible up and you preach Christ! ~Paul Washer

The real Gospel … preach it and call men to repentance and call men to faith and let them know this, that the evidence of true conversion is the continuing work of sanctification.  That is the evidence.  ~Paul Washer

As my wife likes to say, “What part of GO don’t you understand?” ~Paul Washer

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To better understand the context from which these quotes are taken, I urge you to view the full video sermon at:


From: Pray and be alone with God.

Jesus was a man of prayer.  ~Paul Washer

When people hear you pray, do they hear someone who knows God?  ~Paul Washer

You can’t fake prayer.  ~Paul Washer

If prayer was so important to the incarnate Son of the living God, then how much more important should prayer be to us?  ~Paul Washer

Jesus lived a life of prayer.  ~Paul Washer

The only place you’ll ever rest is in Jesus Christ.  ~Paul Washer

When prayer becomes a labor, we’re not like the Christ.  ~Paul Washer

Could it just be possible that He [Jesus] always wanted to slip away and be alone with God simply because He loved Him?  ~Paul Washer

Isn’t it amazing that the Christ would slip away and spend the entire night in prayer to discern the Father’s voice, to pick the men that had to be picked?  ~Paul Washer

My friend, when He [Jesus] got up off His knees, the battle was over.  ~Paul Washer

There are so many mountains in your life, so many obstacles in your life; so many things in your life that seek to derail you−to stop you.  And they’re going to stay there because some of those things just don’t go away by counseling.  They go away by falling on your face before God until He delivers you.  ~Paul Washer

If you want to sum up everything He [Jesus] taught about prayer … ‘we ought to pray at all times!’  ~Paul Washer

There is no way you can practice the presence of God if you do not spend much time in secret prayer.  ~Paul Washer

It is our purpose, and our responsibility, to proclaim that Jesus Christ IS God.  ~Paul Washer

The things He [Jesus] taught, and the miracles He performed, He performed as a man totally and completely submitted to the will of the Father, and totally and completely dependent on the Holy Spirit.  ~Paul Washer

It could be said that our only need is to be like Jesus.  ~Paul Washer

Is it not the great sin to take the matter into our own hands?  ~Paul Washer

If all the doors in all of creation fly open and say STOP, then you bring glory to God by stopping.  You’ll save yourself from a whole lot of peril.  ~Paul Washer

The ministry of Jesus Christ was a Spirit empowered ministry, a ministry sensitive to the Holy Spirit.  How much more do we need the same?  ~Paul Washer

I have noticed that when men preach, and they’re exercising their gifts of preaching and they’re doing so in the power of the Holy Spirit, after the event is over, they are absolutely worn out.  Virtue has gone out from them.  ~Paul Washer

Prayer was essential to Jesus Christ.  ~Paul Washer

Jesus knew that His priority was to be in the presence of God, to seek the face of His God, to follow His God and that the greatest thing He could do for humanity is the greatest thing you can do for humanity … to seek your God.  ~Paul Washer

I don’t know about you, but I see the greatest need is seeking the Lord as Jesus sought Him, and being in His presence, and being empowered by Him.  ~Paul Washer

Call upon Him, believe Him!  ~Paul Washer

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To better understand the context from which these quotes are taken, I urge you to view the full video sermon at:

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