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16 Bill Johnson Quotes on the Christian Walk, Church Life & Prosperity

I’m sure most people reading this will know who Bill Johnson is but in case you don’t know, Bill is the senior pastor of Bethel church where I spent 4 years, including 3 years in their school of ministry.

He has massively shaped my life and as you read the quotes below you will see why!

The Christian walk

“Self control is not saying ‘no’ to a 1000 things, it’s saying ‘yes’ to the one thing.”

“Every loss is temporary. Every victory is eternal.”

“The enemy lies to make the problems we face appear larger than the solutions we carry.”

“The Christian life is to rule with the heart of a servant, & to serve with the heart of a king.”

“Transformed people transform cities.”

“Pay no attention to the warnings of possible excess from those who are satisfied with lack.”

“It is abnormal for a Christian not to have an appetite for the impossible.”

“One of the greatest challenges in life is to remain child like as you grow up.”

Church life

“Jesus was the desire of the nations. His body – us – should be the desire of the nations.”

“The more the church realizes who she is, the less she wants to be rescued.”

“If signs, wonders & miracles don’t happen in your church, don’t call it a church. It would be misleading.”

“God will often put a word for you in the mouth of the person you have the hardest time listening to!”

“Jesus is returning for a bride whose body is in equal proportion to her head.”


“To not give to the poor because of a fear they will misuse the money is a misuse of the money.”

“Wealth is not a sign of spiritual maturity, nor of wickedness. Poverty is not a sign of disobedience, nor of obedience”

“When God only provides your needs the earth is lacking the revelation of an abundant father.”


What was your favourite quote? Let me know in the comments and if you have a great quote from Bill you think should have made this list please do share it!

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  1. You know your mind’s renewed when the impossible looks logical.

    Bible study without bible experience is pointless.

    Any area of your life that has no hope is under the influence of a lie.

    When you live out of discipline you are admired. When you live out of passion, you are contagious.

  2. “Evangelism is an overflow of worship.”


    “You only have authority over the storms you can sleep through.”

    two of my favorite quotes from Bill and words to live by!

    Thanks for the article Phil!

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