Pearls from the Old Prayer Meetings

During the last few years, we have been listening to reel-to-reel recordings (mostly from the 1960s and 70s) of Preacher Clark’s old prayer meetings. What a wonderful trove of timeless treasures these recordings are! We have assembled lists of the most striking comments Preacher Clark made during his sermons, as well as other comments taken from testimonies of others who attended those meetings. We call these wise sayings, "pearls", and you can read many of them here.

Click the PDF Download button to download the full PDF document of ALL the Pearls for 2015. Or, you can read them one month at a time below, as we add them in HTML format.

September 2015 Pearls

September 1
Uncle Joe Pearl:  You either forgive sin or you condone it.
- Hilliard "Uncle Joe" Murray

September 2
You know what the death of Jesus did for his disciples? It caused every one of them to backslide. They were all discouraged and went away.
- George C. Clark

September 3
If you have the mind of Christ, you are not tempted.  The mind of Christ is not tempted.
- George C. Clark

September 4
The day you get the holy Ghost is your first day in God’s school.
- George C. Clark

September 5
The older God’s children are, the dumber they are. You tell me the condition of one of God’s children, and I’ll tell you how long they have been in the way.
- George C. Clark

September 6
Every relative I have in the world has the holy Ghost.
- George C. Clark

September 7
It is foolish to try to be friends with the world. The world hates you anyway, if you belong to God, no matter how friendly you are.
- George C. Clark

September 8
What imperfection you have is the only part of you the world has fellowship with.
- George C. Clark

September 9
If you don’t want people to hear you pray, you’re in bad shape.  And if you want people to hear you pray, you’re in worse shape.
- George C. Clark

September 10
It’ll give you the victory if you do enough praying and praising God.
- Brother Frank Griffin

September 11
As long as you’re for something, you’re against something. I’m not for anything, and I’m not against anything. Whatever God wants, I want.
- George C. Clark

September 12
You can’t be real in God without hurting somebody’s feelings.  Worrying about that hinders many.
- George C. Clark

September 13
Some children of God are allowed to do things that we cannot.
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 14
You can do damage with the truth.
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 15
Some of the Bible’s prophecies could not have been given with a right spirit if men had made them up.
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 16
Christ was in charge even while he was on the cross.
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 17
We’re not supposed to do what Jesus did; we’re supposed to be doing what he does.
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 18
There is no holy land on this earth.  In Revelation, John saw the holy city of Jerusalem coming down out of heaven.
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 19
Paul said, “The law has dominion over a man as long as he liveth.”  Paul was dead.  In fact, he said he died every day.
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 20
Many of God’s people still worship in the flesh, and sin still “takes occasion” in it.
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 21
Sheep don’t feed sheep.  The shepherd feeds the sheep.  The sheep feed the lambs.
- George C. Clark

September 22
 The Bible says nothing. Everything we get from the Bible, we read. God does all the talking.
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 23
We can’t tell who God loves by who He blesses.
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 24
It’s good to ask God, “You know the truth, God; why don’t I know it?  You know where people are; why don’t I know?”
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 25
It’s hard to “speak the truth in love” unless you are thoroughly convinced of it.
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 26
Sin hurts everybody, never just one.
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 27
“The increase of God” is not an increase that man sees.
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 28
God is not going to anoint every one of you the way He anoints His teachers.  Then, how are you going to know who has heard from God and who has not?  Do God’s will! Jesus said, “My doctrine is not mine, but His that sent me. If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.”
- George C. Clark

September 29
The wise men of earth think they do not believe in the power of God because they see a better way.  But if any man does not believe in the power of God, it is because God has hidden his eyes, and God has not called him. Jesus said, “No man can come unto me except God calls him.”
- John David Clark, Sr.

September 30
JThe only reason any person on earth has not received the holy Ghost is that God has not given it to him.
- John David Clark, Sr.

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