Charles Simeon quotes

  • We shall do well ever to remember, that Christianity is not a mere speculative theory, that is to inform the mind; but a great practical lesson, to renew the heart, and to bring us back to the state from whence we are fallen.
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Heart #Mind #Lessons

  • My dear brother, we must not mind a little suffering for Christs sake. When I am getting through a hedge, if my head and shoulders are safely through, I can bear the pricking of my legs. Let us rejoice in the remembrance that our holy Head has surmounted all His suffering and triumphed over death. Let us follow Him patiently; we shall soon be partakers of His victory
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Brother #Remembrance #Mind

  • Justification by faith alone, is the hinge upon which the whole of Christianity turns
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Christianity #Justification #Turns

  • Another observation, in a former letter of yours, has not escaped my remembrance – the three lessons which a minister has to learn: 1. Humility. 2. Humility. 3. Humility. How long are we learning the true nature of Christianity!
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Humility #Long #Remembrance

  • The sigh, the groan of a broken heart, will soon go through the ceiling up to heaven, aye, into the very bosom of God.
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Heart #Broken #Heaven

  • With this sweet hope of ultimate acceptance with God, I have always enjoyed much cheerfulness before men; but I have at the same time laboured incessantly to cultivate the deepest humiliation before God.
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Sweet #Acceptance #Men

  • Our calling is not primarily to be holy women, but to work for God and for others with Him.
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Calling #Holy

  • No man can in any measure resemble the scripture saints.
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Men #Saint #Scripture

  • I have never thought that the circumstance of God's having forgiven me was any reason why I should forgive myself.
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Forgiving #Reason #Should

  • Our holiness is an effect, not a cause; so long as our eyes are on our own personal whiteness as an end in itself, the thing breaks down.
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Eye #Long #Holiness

  • You often feel that your prayers scarcely reach the ceiling; but, oh, get into this humble spirit by considering how good the Lord is, and how evil you all are, and then prayer will mount on wings of faith to heaven.
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Faith #Prayer #Humble

  • However advanced a man may be in piety or age; he is still in danger of falling.
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Christian #Fall #Men

  • Learn, brethren, before it be too late, that ‘without Christ you can do nothing:’ that ‘all your fresh springs are in him:’ and ‘of him must your fruit be founds:’ ‘in him alone shall all the seed of Israel be justified, and shall glory.’
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Spring #Israel #Too Late

  • If you have indeed been so highly distinguished, should you not ‘live no longer to yourselves, but altogether unto Him who died for you and rose again?’ Should any thing short of absolute perfection satisfy you? Should you not labour to ‘stand perfect and complete in all the will of God?’
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Perfect #Rose #Should

  • Excess of trouble may, for a time, distract and overwhelm the soul. Our Lord himself seems to have experienced somewhat of this. Our prayers, perhaps, are never more acceptable, than when they are offered in broken accents, in sighs, and groans.
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Prayer #Broken #Soul

  • The tender heart, the broken and contrite spirit, are to me far above all the joys that I could ever hope for in this vale of tears.
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Broken Heart #Joy #Tears

  • Feast of the Holy Cross Does not every man feel, that there is corruption enough within him to drive him to the commission of the greatest enormities, and eternally to destroy his soul?
    -- Charles Simeon

    #Men #Soul #Doe