Top 16 Quotes & Sayings by Clarence Jordan

Explore popular quotes and sayings by an American farmer Clarence Jordan.
Clarence Jordan

Clarence Jordan was an American farmer and New Testament Greek scholar, was the founder of Koinonia Farm, a small but influential religious community in southwest Georgia and the author of the Cotton Patch paraphrase of the New Testament. He was also instrumental in the founding of Habitat for Humanity. His (2nd) cousin, Hamilton Jordan, served as White House Chief of Staff during the Jimmy Carter administration.

Explore Clarence Jordan Quotes About

All Things Answer Based Behold Belief Betting Blood Body Bringing Brothers Hide All Bunch Capital Carried Celestial Cell Charity Cheek Choose Christ Christian Christians Church Cleanse Coins Committing Concept Confess Consequences Coworkers Crowning Death Declaration Deeds Depth Discouraged Dreams Earth Easily Enables Enemy Established Eternal Evidence Examine Fact Faith Father Fear Fellowship Fighting Filled Finds Flesh Fought Found Frenzy Fruit Generally Glory Glory Of God Go Home Good Good News Grasp Grave Greed Group Hate He Has Risen Heaven Height Hell High His Love Home Honorable Human Human Race Humble Hungry Ideals Insist Invitation Jesus Jesus Christ Keys Life Light Likewise Limit Live Lives Living Long Lord Love Love Is Markets Material Material Things Measure My Life Naked Nation Nations News Our Love Overabundance Path People Permanent Pleasant Polio Poor Pouring Prejudice Prevents Prison Prisoner Quietly Quits Race Raised Realities Rebellious Residence Respond Rest Resurrection Rich Risen Romans Rubber Scorn Searching Seek Seeking Sheep Shepherd Sick Simple Simple Way Simply Soul Speak Spirit Spite Standard Standing Stone Strengthening Successful Swallowed Things Thirsty This Life Thou Throw Tissue Today Tongue Tree Turn Turned Turning Unchristian Unseen Vacant Victory Violence Violence And War Waiting Walking Warfare Wars Wise Woman Wonders Word Working World Worth Less More Hide All See All
Faith is not belief in spite of evidence but a life in scorn of the consequences.
Fear is the polio of the soul. Faith is the life based on unseen realities; it is the word become flesh.
God will seek us -- how long? Until he finds us. And when he's found the last little shriveling rebellious soul and has depopulated hell, then death will be swallowed up in victory, and Christ will turn over all things to the Father that he may be all and in all. Then every tongue shall confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The measure of a Christian is not in the height of his grasp but in the depth of his love — © Clarence Jordan
The measure of a Christian is not in the height of his grasp but in the depth of his love
The resurrection of Jesus was simply God's unwillingness to take our 'no' for an answer. He raised Jesus, not as an invitation to us to come to heaven when we die, but as a declaration that he himself has now established permanent, eternal residence here on earth. He is standing beside us, strengthening us in this life. The good news of the resurrection of Jesus is not that we shall die and go home to be with him, but that he has risen and comes home with us, bringing all his hungry, naked, thirsty, sick prisoner brothers with him.
What the poor need is not charity, but capital, not caseworkers but coworkers.
One wonders why Christians today get off so easily. Is it because unchristian Americans are that much better than unchristian Romans, or is our light so dim that the tormentor can't see it? What are the things we do that are worth persecuting?
God is not a celestial prison warden jangling the keys on a bunch of lifers--he's a shepherd seeking for sheep, a woman searching for coins, a father waiting for his son.
It is not enough to limit your love to your own nation, to your own group. You must respond with love even to those outside of it. . . . This concept enables people to live together not as nations, but as the human race.
What the poor need is not charity but capital, not caseworkers but coworkers. And what the rich need is a wise, honorable and just way of divesting themselves of their overabundance.
Now faith is the turning of dreams into deeds. It is betting your life on the unseen realities
Even though people about us choose the path of hate and violence and warfare and greed and prejudice, we who are Christ's body must throw off these poisons and let love permeate and cleanse every tissue and cell. Nor are we to allow ourselves to become easily discouraged when love is not always obviously successful or pleasant. Love never quits, even when an enemy has hit you on the right cheek and you have turned the other, and he's also hit that.
Fear is the polio of the soul which prevents our walking by faith.
The crowning evidence that he lives is not a vacant grave, but a spirit-filled fellowship. Not a rolled-away stone, but a carried-away church.
Behold a tree. Does it not speak to us thusly: 'Don't you see that God is not working himself into a frenzy in me? I am calmly, quietly, silently pouring forth my life and bringing forth fruit. Do thou likewise.'
Wars are generally fought for material things; they're not fought over ideals. After we get into them, we are told we are fighting for ideals. We are fighting for oil and tin and rubber and markets, and as long as we insist on a standard of life that is so high above all the rest of the world, we're going to have to pay for our standard of living with a lot of blood. I think we ought to re-examine the fact that Jesus was a pauper, and we should be committing ourselves to a very humble, simple way of life.
This site uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. More info...
Got it!