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Here's the simplest answer: Within weeks,
by Josh McDowell

Here's the simplest answer: Within weeks,
the disciples proclaimed the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
that He had been bodily raised from the dead and appeared to them.
- Josh McDowell

Where I once constantly lost my temper,
I found myself arriving at a crisis and experiencing peace.
- Josh McDowell

Both Jewish and Roman sources and traditions admit an empty tomb.
- Josh McDowell

If they had connived a scheme, and Christ had not been raised from the dead,
where would have been the hardest place on the face
of the earth to convince anyone? In Jerusalem.
- Josh McDowell

 

The New Testament witnesses were fully aware of the
background against which the resurrection took place.
- Josh McDowell

Prayer is talking with God.
God knows your heart and is not so concerned with your
words as He is with the attitude of your heart.
- Josh McDowell

Why don't the names of Buddha, Mohammed,
Confucius offend people? The reason is that these others didn't claim to be God,
but Jesus did.
- Josh McDowell

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I once had a lot of hatred, mainly toward my father,
an alcoholic.
- Josh McDowell

Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the
cataclysmic events of that first Easter.
- Josh McDowell

For centuries many of the world's distinguished philosophers
have assaulted Christianity as being irrational,
superstitious and absurd.
- Josh McDowell

Where I once believed people were there to be used,
I started thinking of other people first.
- Josh McDowell

Paul the apostle recounted that Jesus appeared to more
than 500 of His followers at one time,
the majority of whom were still alive and who could confirm what Paul wrote.
- Josh McDowell

Now, whenever you read any historical document,
you always evaluate it in light of the historical context.
- Josh McDowell

After I set out to refute Christianity intellectually and couldn't,
I came to the conclusion the Bible was true and Jesus Christ was God's Son.
- Josh McDowell

Jesus claimed He had the power to raise himself from
the dead and His followers would be raised from the dead.
That's a unique claim in the literature of religion.
- Josh McDowell

The first thing that stuck in the minds of the disciples was not the empty tomb,
but rather the empty grave clothes -
undisturbed in form and position.
- Josh McDowell

I am not a Christian because God changed my life;
I am a Christian because of my convictions about who Jesus Christ is.
- Josh McDowell

On that Sunday morning the first thing that impressed
the people who approached the tomb was the unusual
position of the one and a half to two ton stone that
had been lodged in front of the doorway.
- Josh McDowell

If Jesus Christ was who He claimed to be,
and He did die on a cross at a point of time in history,
then, for all history past and all history future it
is relevant because that is the very focal point for
forgiveness and redemption.
- Josh McDowell

As a reward for their efforts, however,
those early Christians were beaten, stoned to death,
thrown to the lions, tortured and crucified.
Every conceivable method was used to stop them from talking.
- Josh McDowell

Because the New Testament provides the primary historical
source for information on the resurrection,
many critics during the 19th century attacked the reliability
of these biblical documents.
- Josh McDowell

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

Life may not be the party we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as well dance.
- Anonymous

Don't hurry. Don't worry.
You're only here for a short visit.
So don't forget to stop and smell the roses.
- Walter Hagen

If a man is called to be a street sweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Could you risk believing that everything
will unfold just fine if you completely let go
of all concern about everything else,
and simply are here, now - if only for a moment?
- Dmitri Bilgere

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

You can choose to be peaceful right here and now ...
it has nothing to do with what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

The buck stops here.
- Harry S. Truman

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret:
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

We are here to awaken from the illusion of our separateness.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

The world is a better place because I am here.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Seek always to do some good, somewhere.
Every man has to seek in his own way to realize his true worth.
You must give some time to your fellow man.
For remember, you don't live in a world all your own.
Your brothers are here too.
- Albert Schweitzer

Every decision you make - every decision -
is not a decision about what to do.
It's a decision about Who You Are.
When you see this, when you understand it, everything changes.
You begin to see life in a new way.
All events, occurrences, and situations
turn into opportunities to do what you came here to do.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Okay, here's your first lesson: how to take a FALL!
- the movie Karate Kid

Walk on road, hmmm?
Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe.
Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape.
Here, karate, same thing.
Either you karate do "yes" or karate do "no."
You karate do "guess so," squish just like grape. Understand?
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living;
the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
- Mark Twain

Where am I? Who am I? How did I come to be here?
What is this thing called the world?
How did I come into the world?
Why was I not consulted?
And If I am compelled to take part in it,
Where is the director? I want to see him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Love is what we were born with.
Fear is what we learned here.
Miracles occur naturally as expressions of love.
The real miracle is the love that inspires them.
In this sense everything that comes from love is a miracle.
- Marianne Williamson

This moment! - this here-now - is forgotten
when you start thinking in terms of achieving something.
When the achieving mind arises,
you lose contact with the paradise you are in.
- Osho

It's not the situation that's causing your stress,
it's your thoughts,
and you can change that right here and now.
You can choose to be peaceful right here and now.
Peace is a choice,
and it has nothing to do with
what other people do or think.
- Gerald Jampolsky

For as long as I can remember, I've been searching for something,
some reason why we're here. What are we doing here? Who are we?
If this is a chance to find out
even just a little part of that answer...
I don't know, I think it's worth a human life. Don't you?
- the Jodie Foster movie Contact (1997)

Here are the opinions on which my facts are based.
- Anonymous

Be here now.
- Ram Dass

Life is a constant opponent,
and an overpowering adversary if attacked directly.
The successful and happy ones dance lightly with life -
a parry here, a feint there - always engaged,
but never in the direct line of life's heaviest blows.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.
"Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."
- Lewis Carroll

Those who have come here to hate should leave now;
for in their hate, they only betray themselves.
- Terry Goodkind

The world is a better place because I am here;
the energy that I radiate into this world
is a gift beyond my own understanding.
Through ME, an all encompassing Love enters this world;
and I am profoundly grateful that the Powers of Light
have chosen ME to be a conduit for Infinite Love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

And you, Sonja, you look more beautiful
standing here than you do in person.
- the movie Love and Death (1975)

Part of our essential humanity is paying respect to what God gave us
and what will be here a long time after we're gone.
- William J. Clinton

Our creator is the same and never changes
despite the names given Him by people here
and in all parts of the world.
Even if we gave Him no name at all,
He would still be there, within us,
waiting to give us good on this earth.
- George Washington Carver

It's YOUR time - it's YOUR life -
YOU get to choose how you use it. T
here is no way that your life is "supposed" to be.
Your parents had their vision for your life.
Your boss, your spouse, your church, your friends,
and even the family next door have their ideas
of how you should live your life.
What about YOUR vision for your life?
What do YOU want?
YES, it matters what you want.
YES you can have what you want.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Here with a Loaf of Bread beneath the Bough,
A Flask of Wine, a Book of Verse - and Thou
Beside me singing in the Wilderness -
And Wilderness is Paradise enow.
- Omar Khayyam

The past is no more and the future is not yet.
The only right person is one who lives moment to moment,
whose arrow is directed to the moment,
who is always here and now; wherever he is,
his whole consciousness, his whole being,
is involved in the reality of here and in the reality of now.
- Osho

Well excuse me - we've got something
a little unusual going on here -
time travel, parallel universes,
or just a little common ordinary insanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If Christ were here now there is one thing
he would not be - a Christian.
- Mark Twain

A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're
talking about real money.
- Everett Dirksen

We, therefore, here in Britain stand shoulder to shoulder
with our American friends in this hour of tragedy,
and we, like them, will not rest until this evil is driven from our world.
- Tony Blair

Here is my first principle of foreign policy:
good government at home.
- William E. Gladstone

Service to others is the rent you pay
for your room here on earth.
- Muhammad Ali

As athletes, we're used to reacting quickly.
Here, it's 'come, stop, come, stop.' There's a lot of downtime.
That's the toughest part of the day.
- Michael Jordan

Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers,
telephones and television sets.
They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
- Thabo Mbeki

What we've got here is failure to communicate.
- the movie Cool Hand Luke

We have a great life here in Alaska,
and we're never going back to America again!
- The Simpsons Movie (2007)

Here's kind of my motto - if you're not happy at home,
you're not happy anywhere else.
- Angie Harmon

Beauty saves.
Beauty heals.
Beauty motivates.
Beauty unites.
Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving,
of healing, of overcoming dualism.
- Matthew Fox

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
- Thomas A. Edison

America cannot continue to lead the family of nations
around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home.
- Mitt Romney

Isn't it a shame that future generations can't be here
to see all the wonderful things we're doing with their money?
- Earl Wilson

How many people here have telekenetic powers? Raise my hand.
- Emo Philips


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