More Ravenhill Quotes – Leonard Ravenhill



Leonard Ravenhill (June 18, 1907 – November 27, 1994) was an English Christian evangelist and author who focused on the subjects of prayer and revival. He is best known for challenging western evangelicalism (through his books and sermons) to compare itself to the early Christian Church as chronicled in the Book of Acts. He was a proponent of the moral government or Governmental theory of atonement.

One of Leonard’s gifts was his ability to spontaneously create insightful spiritual maxims as he spoke. These were short, memorable observations about God, the church, and the world. David Bercot always took a notebook with him to these meetings to write down some of Leonard Ravenhill’s observations and maxims. Here are some MORE of Leonard’s spiritual insights from those meetings:

[Concerning the darkness that has enveloped most of Christendom:] “When you’re sitting in a dark room, you can either sit and curse the darkness—or you can light a candle.”

“Children can tell you what Channel 7 says, but not what Matthew 7 says.”

“Some women will spend thirty minutes to an hour preparing for church externally (putting on special clothes and makeup, etc.). What would happen if we all spent the same amount of time preparing internally for church—with prayer and meditation?”

“Maturity comes from obedience, not necessarily from age.”

“What good does it do to speak in tongues on Sunday if you have been using your tongue during the week to curse and gossip?”

“Would we send our daughters off to have sex if it would benefit our country? Yet, we send our sons off to kill when we think it would benefit our country!”

“The only time you can really say that ‘Christ is all I need,’ is when Christ is all you have.”

“The Bible is either absolute, or it’s obsolete.”

“Why do we expect to be better treated in this world than Jesus was?”

“Today’s church wants to be raptured from responsibility.”


Leonard Ravenhill Quotes: https://www.azquotes.com/author/38314-Leonard_Ravenhill
Leonard Ravenhill Sermons: https://www.oneplace.com/ministries/leonard-ravenhill/read/articles/
Leonard Ravenhill Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeonardRavenhill

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 47+ years and a young yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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2 Responses to More Ravenhill Quotes – Leonard Ravenhill

  1. Mark Stripling says:

    I attended a monthly”sit at his feet” meeting at Lindale in the years before his passing. He always said, “Our kids know more about what’s on channel 5 than what’s in Matthew 5.” He also declared that sports is Amerca’s God. Sunday football took the place of Sunday church. He said only a small percentage of those who call themselves Christians would ever see heaven. Those memories are treasures.

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    • I would imagine those memories are precious! He spoke not just his mind but what he felt deep within his heart and sadly in the light of what is going on around us, we see that he was very much spiritually “right on!” Thanks Mark and God bless. Hope you’re doing well!

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