❝ If this is sound Bible truth,” she replied, “instead of preventing the salvation of sinners, it will be the means of winning them to Christ. If the love of God will not induce the rebel to yield, the terrors of an eternal hell will not drive him to repentance. Besides, it does not seem a proper way to win souls to Jesus by appealing to one of the lowest attributes of the mind,—abject fear. The love of Jesus attracts; it will subdue the hardest heart. ❞

— Life Sketches of Ellen G. White, p.49

❝ The character of God is expressed in His law; and in order for you to be in harmony with God, the principles of His law must be the spring of your every action. ❞

Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 391

❝ The lover of self is a transgressor of the law. ❞

Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 392

❝ It is not the length of time we labor but our willingness and fidelity in the work that makes it acceptable to God. In all our service a full surrender of self is demanded. The smallest duty done in sincerity and self-forgetfulness is more pleasing to God than the greatest work when marred with self-seeking. He looks to see how much of the spirit of Christ we cherish, and how much of the likeness of Christ our work reveals. He regards more the love and faithfulness with which we work than the amount we do. ❞

Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 402

❝ Only when selfishness is dead, when strife for supremacy is banished, when gratitude fills the heart, and love makes fragrant the life—it is only then that Christ is abiding in the soul, and we are recognized as laborers together with God. ❞

Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 402

❝ Not in our learning, not in our position, not in our numbers or entrusted talents, not in the will of man, is to be found the secret of success. Feeling our inefficiency we are to contemplate Christ, and through Him who is the strength of all strength, the thought of all thought, the willing and obedient will gain victory after victory. ❞

Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 404

❝ Our neighbor is every person who needs our help. Our neighbor is every soul who is wounded and bruised by the adversary. Our neighbor is every one who is the property of God. ❞

Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 376

❝ Gospel religion is Christ in the life—a living, active principle. It is the grace of Christ revealed in character and wrought out in good works. ❞

Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 384

❝ Love is the basis of godliness. Whatever the profession, no man has pure love to God unless he has unselfish love for his brother. ❞

Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 384

❝ The completeness of Christian character is attained when the impulse to help and bless others springs constantly from within—when the sunshine of heaven fills the heart and is revealed in the countenance. ❞

Christ’s Object Lessons, p. 384