I am personally fond of Aimee Semple McPherson. It was because of her ministry that years after her death, my life was changed. My first church I became a member of was a Foursquare church. So of course I would include a list of Aimee Semple Mcpherson quotes.
A little bit more about Sister Aimee.
Aimee Semple McPherson, also known as Sister Aimee, was a Canadian-American Los Angeles–based evangelist and media celebrity in the 1920s and 1930s. She founded the Foursquare Church. McPherson has been noted as a pioneer in the use of modern media, as she used radio to draw on the growing appeal of popular entertainment in North America and incorporated other forms into her weekly sermons at Angelus Temple
With God, I can do all things! But with God and you, and the people who you can interest, by the grace of God, we’re gonna cover the world! – Aimee Semple McPherson
I ponder and pray in the stillness, I dream as a dreamer of dreams. A steepled church stands before me — a church with open doors. Within it I see the preacher stand; hear his voice in earnest call. But ’tis the throng that flows through the street outside that holds my anxious gaze. – Aimee Semple McPherson
What is my task? First of all, my task is to be pleasing to Christ. To be empty of self and be filled with Himself. To be filled with the Holy Spirit; to be led by the Holy Spirit. – Aimee Semple McPherson
It’s for your good! You have no business being sick – everyone of you should get well and get up and go to work, huh? Get up and go to work and earn some money and help send the gospel out! Amen! – Aimee Semple McPherson
Lift up your heads, ye people, lift up your faces, too, open your mouths to sing His praise, and the rain will fall on you. – Aimee Semple McPherson
We are all making a crown for Jesus out of these daily lives of ours, either a crown of golden, divine love, studded with gems of sacrifice and adoration, or a thorny crown, filled with the cruel briars of unbelief, or selfishness, and sin. – Aimee Semple McPherson
What is my task? To get the gospel around the world in the shortest possible time to every man and woman and boy and girl! – Aimee Semple McPherson
I notice those who don’t believe in uniting with a church or organization. I notice ya’ll use electric lights – that’s organized! If it wasn’t, you’d be electrocuted. – Aimee Semple McPherson
O Hope dazzling, radiant Hope — What a change thou bringest to the hopeless brightening the darkened paths, and cheering the lonely way. – Aimee Semple McPherson
And my task, as I see it, is to interest you folks to help me, to help them, to join the line right around the whole world! Not only to help the heathen abroad, but to help the heathen in Los Angeles. In America, too. By God’s grace, if we can see our task and join hands and get together, we can spread the gospel around the world. – Aimee Semple McPherson
As you can see Sister Aimee was a firebrand with a great sense of humor and a huge vision for the world.
What are some of your favorite Aimee Semple McPherson quotes? Please share them in the comment section below so others can be blessed by the quotes and sayings of Sister McPherson.
Pastor Duke Taber is the Senior Pastor at The Vineyard Church in San Carlos Ca. He is an alumnus from Life Pacific College and Multnomah Biblical Seminary. He is a husband, father, and grandfather.
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