22 Encouraging Adrian Rogers Quotes

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Adrian Pierce Rogers was a high school football great when he asked Jesus to use him as His instrument. Ordained to preach the Gospel at the young age of 19 while in college, Dr. Rogers went on to be the Senior Pastor of one of the world’s largest churches, Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. He is the only man to ever be elected three times as President of the Southern Baptist Convention.

Perhaps you know Dr. Rogers for his televangelist ministry “Love Worth Finding Ministries” which is “heard weekly on a worldwide television network of over 14,000 outlets and daily broadcast of nearly 2,000 radio stations and translators. The broadcasts can also be heard in more than 150 countries around the world, including the Spanish broadcast, El Amor Que Vale” according to the website adrianrogers .org. Dr. Rogers went home to be with the Lord in 2005 but he remains one of America’s great preachers. Here are just 22 encouraging Adrian Rogers quotes.

Featured Adrian Rogers Quote: “The same Jesus Who turned water into wine can transform your home, your life, your family, and your future. He is still in the miracle-working business, and His business is the business of transformation.”

Giving & Taking

It’s what you sow that multiplies, not what you keep in the barn.

You can sing all you want about how you love Jesus, you can have crocodile tears in your eyes, but the consecration that doesn’t reach your purse has not reached your heart.

God doesn’t need us to give Him our money. He owns everything. Tithing is God’s way to grow Christians.

It’s about time we stopped buying things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.

22 encouraging Adrian Rogers quotes.

22 encouraging Adrian Rogers quotes.

You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.

Life & Eternal Destiny

I wouldn’t trust the best fifteen minutes I ever lived to get me into heaven.

I believe that a great number of people are going to die and go to hell because they’re counting on their religiosity in the church instead of their relationship with Jesus to get them to heaven. They give lip service to repentance and faith, but they’ve never been born again.

The church is not the way to heaven; the church is the sign that points to heaven.

We ought to be living as if Jesus died yesterday, rose this morning, and is coming back this afternoon.

The day of judgment will be a day when the skeletons come out of the closets! And each of us will be standing there to face the record.

It’s a fact of earthly life that when God opens the windows of heaven to bless us, the devil opens the doors of hell to blast us. When God begins moving, the devil fires up all his artillery.

I have not suffered a lot for Christ, but I want to tell you that those times that I have suffered and I knew it was for Jesus, have been some of the happiest times of my entire life. I cannot tell you the indescribable joy that has come into my heart and my life.

If you live for this world, you are in the junk business. It’s all just premature junk.


The prayer offered to God in the morning during your quiet time is the key that unlocks the door of the day. Any athlete knows that it is the start that ensures a good finish.

If you find a reluctancy to go into the presence of God, there may be unconfessed, unrepented sin in your life. Part of your quiet time is to get your heart clean and pure. Each of us needs to take ourselves by the nap of our necks and confess and repent before we come into God’s holy presence to fellowship.

Other Witty Remarks

Just because it doesn’t make sense to you doesn’t mean it doesn’t make sense.

There was a time when you were not. There never will be a time when you will not be.

You can’t sweeten the well by painting the pump.

God does not flunk any of His children. He just re-enrolls them.

You can save a lot of time waiting on God.

Has it ever occurred to you that nothing occurs to God?

Adrian Rogers was a man that told it like it was. He loved Jesus and his greatest concern was for the lost; he just wanted people to come to Jesus. I pray that you are encouraged by some of these things that he has said. Don’t forget to view the video in the upper right of this page, it is a lovely tribute to this great man of faith.

Have you seen our collection of quotes? Take a look:

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Resource – YouTube video “Adrian Rogers Memorial – Come to Jesus”, music by Chris Rice.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Jack Wellman May 25, 2013 at 6:03 am

Pam, this man of God, who is now with the Lord has such a clever mind that his sayings stuck with me for a long time. One of my favorites is about salvation where he talks about someone being saved thru our witnessing: It is not your responsibility to save others…it is THEIR response to His ability.” Love it. Well done Pam. Thank you.


Derek Hill May 25, 2013 at 6:29 pm

These quotes were amazing! Adrian Rodgers was a very intelligent man! I really enjoyed this one: “We ought to be living as if Jesus died yesterday, rose this morning, and is coming back this afternoon.” It really puts perspective into life and how short it is. God bless and well done Pam!


andrew peterson May 25, 2013 at 9:15 pm

to Derek Hill
That was an very Great Quote about Jesus and coming back
this afternoon. Goog Job!!

Bro Pete


Rabecca May 26, 2013 at 12:06 am

Thank you for these wonderful quotes…


Jeff Dudley July 3, 2019 at 3:23 pm

I wanted to write an Adrian Rogers quote in my anniversary card to my wife. It goes something like … if you ever decide to leave me I’m going with you


Warren Reynard February 9, 2020 at 11:36 am

Would you please e-mail me Adrian Roger’s daily bible verses to my e-mail address above?
Thank you! Warren Reynard.


Jack Wellman February 9, 2020 at 12:47 pm

Hello Mr. Reynard. We do not have all of the Adrian Roger’s quotes, only what we have published. I am sorry we couldn’t help you. If you like, here is his website so you can sign up: https://www.lwf.org/


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