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Your faithfulness makes you trustworthy to God.
The more you build your life on principle and less on personality – yours or others – the straighter will be your course.
Edwin Louis Cole
Peace is the umpire for doing the will of God.
The discipline of daily devotion to God undergirds decisions.
Men cannot make Scripture conform to their lifestyle; they must make their lifestyle conform to Scripture.
Edwin Louis Cole
Knowledge of God's Word is a bulwark against deception, temptation, accusation, even persecution.
Edwin Louis Cole
If you can't take it, you won't make it.
You are committed to what you confess.
Men and women have strengths that complement each other.
Confidentiality is a virtue of the loyal, as loyalty is the virtue of faithfulness.
Edwin Louis Cole
The Ten Commandments have never been replaced as the moral basis upon which society rests.
Edwin Louis Cole
Have faith in God; God has faith in you.
Being faithful in that which is another man's qualifies us to receive our own.
Edwin Louis Cole
Faith is the ticket to the feast, not the feast.

Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.
God authors desires in your heart, then fulfills His Will by enabling you to realize those desires.
Edwin Louis Cole
A fast is not a hunger strike. Fasting submits to God's commands. A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands.
Edwin Louis Cole
You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.
Life is lived on levels and arrived at in stages.
Successful people recognize crisis as a time for change – from lesser to greater, smaller to bigger.
Edwin Louis Cole
There is a high cost for low living.
God will lead you into a deliverance where the means that delivers you will be those who would destroy you.
Edwin Louis Cole
Reasonable men adapt to the world around them; unreasonable men make the world adapt to them. The world is changed by unreasonable men.
Edwin Louis Cole
Marriage may be the closest thing to Heaven or Hell any of us will know on this earth.
Edwin Louis Cole
Prayer in private results in boldness in public.
The man who seeks to please God is the man who people are pleased with. The man who seeks to please others won't satisfy anyone.
Edwin Louis Cole
What the mind cannot retain, the body will have to endure.
Reading is an art form, and every man can be an artist.
To him who knows to prosper and does it not, to him it is sin.
Expectancy is the atmosphere for miracles.
Boundaries are to protect life, not to limit pleasures.
Trust funds can never be a substitute for a fund of trust.
Your best friend and worst enemy are both in this room right now. It's not your neighbor right or left – and it's not God or the devil – it's you.
Edwin Louis Cole
Obedience is an act of faith; disobedience is the result of unbelief.
Good is often the enemy of best.
Sin is still sin - no matter how you spell it.
The pattern of the prodigal is: rebellion, ruin, repentance, reconciliation, restoration.
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You seek the heights of manhood when you seek the depths of God.
Believing in evolution is believing in the unproved, while believing in Christ is believing in the proven.
Edwin Louis Cole
The degree of loving is measured by the degree of giving.
God will finish what He authors, but He is not obligated to finish what He has not authored.
Edwin Louis Cole
God is the Creator; Satan is the counterfeiter.
Illusions of grandeur are not the same as visions of greatness.
Conscience allows us to do two things: Pass judgment on ourselves; approve or condemn our own conduct.
Edwin Louis Cole
You don't reward reaction; you reward results.
Our Lord never condemned the fig tree because it brought forth so much fruit that some fell to the ground and spoiled. He only cursed it when it was barren.
Edwin Louis Cole
What you believe about God has the greatest potential for good or harm in your life.
Edwin Louis Cole
When the pressure comes, preferences give way while convictions hold firm.
It is not enough to be delivered from sin; it is enough to be delivered to righteousness.
Edwin Louis Cole
The yoke you wear determines the burden you bear.
Men are limited by the knowledge of their minds, the worth of their characters and the principles upon which they are building their lives.
Edwin Louis Cole
God never ends anything on a negative; God always ends on a positive.
Inconsistencies in men are generally testimony to their immaturity.
There is a price to pay for accomplishment.
Men tend to feel threatened; women tend to feel guilty.
Truth cannot be defeated.
Fear attracts attack.
You cannot be responsible for salvation until first you've been responsible for sin.
Edwin Louis Cole
Crying over what's gone won't find the present.
You can tell the nature of the man by the words he chooses.
There are no small churches, just small people.
A dream doesn't become a goal until it is written.
Truth is life's most precious commodity.
Sin is basically a denial of God's right of possession.
Attitude determines the altitude of life.
By use you possess gain; by disuse you decline and lose.
Mediocre men work at their best; men seeking excellence strive to do better.
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Character is more important than talent.