45 Motivational N T Wright Quotes For Success In Life

Nicholas Thomas Wright FRSE, known as N. T. Wright or Tom Wright, is an English New Testament scholar, Pauline theologian, and Anglican bishop. He was the Bishop of Durham from 2003 to 2010. These N T Wright quotes will motivate you.

Best N T Wright quotes

  1. If you want to know who God is, look at Jesus. If you want to know what it means to be human, look at Jesus. If you want to know what love is, look at Jesus. If you want to know what grief is, look at Jesus. And go on looking until you’re not just a spectator, but you’re actually part of the drama which has him as the central character. ~ N. T. Wright
  2. You become like what you worship. When you gaze in awe, admiration, and wonder at something or someone, you begin to take on something of the character of the object of your worship. ~ N. T. Wright
  3. Jesus doesn’t give an explanation for the pain and sorrow of the world. He comes where the pain is most acute and takes it upon himself. Jesus doesn’t explain why there is suffering, illness, and death in the world. He brings healing and hope. He doesn’t allow the problem of evil to be the subject of a seminar. He allows evil to do its worst to him. He exhausts it, drains its power, and emerges with new life. ~ N. T. Wright
  4. Our culture is so fixated on dying and going to heaven when the whole Scripture is about heaven coming to earth. ~ N. T. Wright

  5. Our task as image-bearing, God-loving, Christ-shaped, Spirit-filled Christians, following Christ and shaping our world, is to announce redemption to a world that has discovered its fallenness, to announce healing to a world that has discovered its brokenness, to proclaim love and trust to a world that knows only exploitation, fear and suspicion. ~ N. T. Wright
  6. What you do in the present—by painting, preaching, singing, sewing, praying, teaching, building hospitals, digging wells, campaigning for justice, writing poems, caring for the needy, loving your neighbor as yourself—will last into God’s future. These activities are not simply ways of making the present life a little less beastly, a little more bearable, until the day when we leave it behind altogether. They are part of what we may call building for God’s kingdom. ~ N. T. Wright
  7. People often get upset when you teach them what is in the Bible rather than what they presume is in the Bible. ~ N. T. Wright
  8. Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord’s Prayer is about. ~ N. T. Wright
  9. Tolerance is a cheap, low-grade parody of love. Tolerance is not a great virtue to aspire to. Love is much tougher and harder. ~ N. T. Wright

  10. The church exists primarily for two closely correlated purposes: to worship God and to work for his kingdom in the world … The church also exists for a third purpose, which serves the other two: to encourage one another, to build one another up in faith, to pray with and for one another, to learn from one another and teach one another, and to set one another examples to follow, challenges to take up, and urgent tasks to perform. This is all part of what is known loosely as a fellowship. ~ N. T. Wright, N T Wright quotes on church
  11. The cross is the surest, truest, and deepest window on the very heart and character of the living and loving God. ~ N. T. Wright
  12. Made for spirituality, we wallow in introspection. Made for joy, we settle for pleasure. Made for justice, we clamor for vengeance. Made for relationship, we insist on our own way. Made for beauty, we are satisfied with sentiment. But new creation has already begun. The sun has begun to rise. Christians are called to leave behind, in the tomb of Jesus Christ, all that belongs to the brokenness and incompleteness of the present world … That, quite simply, is what it means to be Christian: to follow Jesus Christ into the new world, God’s new world, which he has thrown open before us. ~ N. T. Wright
  13. If you have never felt or known the sheer power and strength of God’s love, take another look at Jesus dying on the cross. ~ N. T. Wright
  14. The closer you get to the truth, the clearer becomes the beauty, and the more you will find worship welling up within you. That’s why theology and worship belong together. ~ N. T. Wright

  15. From where many of us in the U.K. sit, American politics is hopelessly polarized. All kinds of issues get bundled up into two great heaps. The rest of the world, today and across the centuries, simply doesn’t see things in this horribly oversimplified way. ~ N. T. Wright
  16. God’s plan is not to abandon this world, the world which he said was “very good.” Rather, he intends to remake it. And when he does he will raise all his people to new bodily life to live in it. That is the promise of the Christian gospel. ~ N. T. Wright
  17. True worship doesn’t put on a show or make a fuss; true worship isn’t forced, isn’t half-hearted, doesn’t keep looking at its watch, doesn’t worry what the person in the next pew is doing. True worship is open to God, adoring God, waiting for God, trusting God even in the dark. ~ N. T. Wright
  18. You become like what you worship ~ N. T. Wright. N T Wright quotes on worship
  19. True worship is open to God, adoring God, waiting for God, trusting God even in the dark. ~ N. T. Wright
  20. Someone who is determinedly trying to show God how good he or she is is likely to become an insufferable prig. ~ N. T. Wright
  21. If you’re a Christian you’re just a shadow of your future self. ~ N. T. Wright
  22. When we begin to glimpse the reality of God, the natural reaction is to worship him. Not to have that reaction is a fairly sure sign that we haven’t yet really understood who he is or what he’s done. ~ N. T. Wright
  23. The point of justice and mercy anyway is not ‘they deserve it’ but ‘this is the way God’s world should be’, and we are called to do those things that truly anticipate the way God’s world WILL be. ~ N. T. Wright
  24. The rule of love, I say again, is not an optional extra. It is the very essence of what we [Christians] are about

  25. The whole point of the kingdom of God is Jesus has come to bear witness to the true truth, which is nonviolent. When God wants to take charge of the world, he doesn’t send in the tanks. He sends in the poor and the meek. ~ N. T. Wright
  26. Love is not just tolerance. It’s not just distant appreciation. It’s a warm sense of, ‘I am enjoying the fact that you are you.’ ~ N. T. Wright
  27. Hope, for the Christian, is not wishful thinking or mere blind optimism. It is a mode of knowing, a mode within which new things are possible, options are not shut down, new creation can happen. ~ N. T. Wright
  28. “He has done it. With Jesus, God’s rescue operation has been put into effect once and for all. A great door has swung open in the cosmos which can never again be shut. It’s the door to the prison where we’ve been kept chained up. We are offered freedom: freedom to experience God’s rescue for ourselves, to go through the open door and explore the new world to which we now have access. In listening to Jesus, we discover whose voice it is that has echoed around the hearts and minds of the human race all along.” ~ N. T. Wright
  29. Arguments about God are like pointing a flashlight toward the sky to see if the sun is shining. ~ N. T. Wright
  30. If you believe in the Bible, you’ve got to do business with it and not just screen it out. ~ N. T. Wright

  31. Those in whom the Spirit comes to live are God’s new Temple. They are, individually and corporately, places where heaven and earth meet. ~ N. T. Wright
  32. God is the one who satisfies the passion for justice, the longing for spirituality, the hunger for relationship, the yearning for beauty. And God, the true God, is the God we see in Jesus of Nazareth, Israel’s Messiah, the world’s true Lord. ~ N. T. Wright
  33. Hope is what you get when you suddenly realize that a different worldview is possible, a worldview in which the rich, the powerful, and the unscrupulous do not after all have the last word. The same worldview shift that is demanded by the resurrection of Jesus is the shift that will enable us to transform the world. ~ N. T. Wright
  34. When we learn to read the story of Jesus and see it as the story of the love of God, doing for us what we could not do for ourselves–that insight produces, again and again, a sense of astonished gratitude which is very near the heart of authentic Christian experience. ~ N. T. Wright
  35. The call of the gospel is for the church to implement the victory of God in the world through suffering love. ~ N. T. Wright

  36. Christmas is God lighting a candle; and you don’t light a candle in a room that’s already full of sunlight. You light a candle in a room that’s so murky that the candle, when lit, reveals just how bad things really are. ~ N. T. Wright
  37. The cross is the place where, and the means by which, God loved us to the uttermost. ~ N. T. Wright
  38. My proposal is not that we understand what the word ‘god’ means and manage somehow to fit Jesus into that. Instead, I suggest that we think historically about a young Jew, possessed of a desperately risky, indeed apparently crazy, vocation, riding into Jerusalem in tears, denouncing the Temple, and dying on a Roman cross-and that we take our courage in both hands and allow our meaning for the word ‘god’ to be recentered around that point. ~ N. T. Wright
  39. For Paul ‘righteousness’ and ‘justice’ are the same word, as they were in Hebrew. Paul clearly believes that helping the poor is a central and ongoing part of Christian commitment, precisely because in Jesus Christ God has unveiled and launched his plan for the rescue, redemption, and renewal of the whole creation. Justification and justice go very closely together. ~ N. T. Wright
  40. Wherever St. Paul went, there was a riot. Wherever I go, they serve tea. ~ N. T. Wright

  41. The message of Easter is that God’s new world has been unveiled in Jesus Christ and that you’re now invited to belong to it. ~ N. T. Wright
  42. The Bible is there to enable God’s people to be equipped to do God’s work in God’s world, not to give them an excuse to sit back smugly, knowing they possess all God’s truth. ~ N. T. Wright, N T Wright quotes on bible
  43. As a newborn baby breathes and cries, so the signs of life in a newborn Christian are faith and repentance, inhaling the love of God and exhaling an initial cry of distress. And at that point what God provides, exactly as for a newborn infant, is the comfort, protection, and nurturing promise of a mother. “If God is our father, the church is our mother.” The words are those of the Swiss Reformer John Calvin … it is as impossible, unnecessary, and undesirable to be a Christian all by yourself as it is to be a newborn baby all by yourself. ~ N. T. Wright
  44. The New Testament picks up from the Old the theme that God intends, in the end, to put the whole creation to rights. ~ N. T. Wright
  45. the life of Jesus recapitulates key elements in the earlier story of Israel. For a moment, as Jesus stands on the mountain giving the famous sermon, he is Moses. For a moment, answering his critics about his actions on the sabbath, he is David. For a moment, as he calls and names the twelve disciples, he is perhaps Jacob, bringing the twelve patriarchs into the world. For a moment, healing the sick and raising the dead, he is Elijah or Elisha. ~ N. T. Wright

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