Many leaders don’t know of Henrietta Mears, but they definitely know of some of the people she impacted. Henrietta was a teacher from Minneapolis, who in her 40’s became the director of Christian Education at Hollywood Presbyterian Church. It was there that she has a significant impact on Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, Dawson Trotman, founder of the Navigators, Billy Graham, Ronald Reagan who was a Hollywood movie star at that time and others, as she taught them the Scriptures. Her Sunday school program was developing as many as 6,500 young people each week.
Here is Part 3 of some powerful quotes from her leadership:
The greatness of a man’s power is the measure of his surrender. It’s not a question of who you are or what you have, but whether God controls you.
It took the Prince of heaven and thousands of years to recover what was lost in one moment of sin in Eden.
The inner life is all that we have as Christians.
What you are speaks so loudly, I cannot hear what you say.
The deeper life is rooted in eternity. The higher life is the life Jesus is living for us, and in us.
There is only one source of power and that is in the gospel of Jesus Christ.
It is true that Christ alone can save the world, but Christ will not save this world alone.
A loving life is an essential condition of believing prayer.
If we could take account of our losses in spiritual things, we would be startled at what losses we are suffering – traceable to lack of prayer.
God’s ear is constantly to your lips. You cannot even breathe a prayer without His hearing it.
Your congregants are not bowls to be filled, but torches to be lighted.
The most powerful part of a lesson is the teacher behind it.
The Christian life is not merely the remembrance of a historical Christ in the past, but it is fellowship with a living Christ – with us now.
Christianity is Christ-centered. If you take Christ out of Christianity it means death.
We must not only be powerful but pure; not only great but good.