Mark Driscoll Quotes

Mark A. Driscoll is an American evangelical pastor and author best known as the founder of Mars Hill Church. 


Are you letting culture, not scripture, determine your sexuality, how you date, how you present yourself, how you engage in certain relationships with members of the opposite sex?

Mark Driscoll


Stop looking for the path of least resistance and start running down the path of greatest glory to God and good to others, because that's what Jesus, the Real Man, did.

Mark Driscoll


Our identity is not in our joy, and our identity is not in our suffering. Our identity is in Christ, whether we have joy or are suffering.

Mark Driscoll


On the Sabbath day, we are remembering that my relationship with God did not begin with what I've done, it is not sustained by what I do, and it is not guaranteed to the end by my effort or work.

Mark Driscoll


If my words don't flow out of a heart that rests in God's control, sovereignty, then they come out of the heart that seeks control so I can get what I want.

Mark Driscoll


Performance is done for the sight and approval of others. Service is done knowing that God is watching and approving whether or not anyone else is. 

Mark Driscoll



Performance causes us to be enslaved to others’ opinions, unable to say no, and prone to being overworked. Service frees us to do what God wants, thereby saying no as needed.

Mark Driscoll


Service allows us to do our best, knowing that God’s appreciation of us is secure regardless of our performance. 

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Any religious person who says he does not really need human friends because God is his Friend is calling God a liar because He's the One Who says we also need human friends.

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When you are lying in bed angry with your backs turned towards each other, imagine Satan sleeping in the space between you.

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A husband and wife need to acknowledge that when the Bible speaks of fools, it is not just speaking about other people, but about them as well.

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Even the wisest among us has moments of folly. So God gives us spouses to serve as wise friends by praying with and for us, attending church with us, speaking truth, and providing Scripture along with good books and online classes, lectures, and sermons to nourish fruitfulness in our lives.

Mark Driscoll


Once we determine in our souls that God’s glory is our goal, we then stop taking the path of least resistance and start taking the path of most glory to God.

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Repentance keeps sin from condemning us because Jesus died and scorned the shame.

Mark Driscoll


The key to understanding masculinity is Jesus Christ. Jesus was tough with religious blockheads, false teachers, the proud, and bullies. Jesus was tender with women, children, and those who were suffering or humble.

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All of the modern counseling vernacular is really not dealing with the root issue of idolatry. Someone or something’s preeminent rather than God.

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If you can't take a nap, if you can't take a day off, heaven's going to drive you nuts.

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We will take a few moments and make fun of religious people, and we do this in love. No, we do, because we love to make fun of religious people.

Mark Driscoll


We don't name God; God reveals His name to us. We don't have the right to exercise authority over God. God copyrights, He trademarks, He patents His name.

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Married life can seem as if it's only five days long. The first day you meet, the second day you marry, the third day your raise your children, the fourth day you meet your grandchildren, and the fifth day you die first or bury your spouse to go home alone for the first time in many years.

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I'd go home to a wife whom I was not sexually enjoying.

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I felt God had conned me by telling me to marry Grace, and allowed Grace to rule over me since she was controlling our sex life.

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I came to the conclusion that the cure for a lot of my moodiness was having more frequent sex with my wife.

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The Bible is not a book of principles to live by but rather a Person to live for.

Mark Driscoll


When sins become civil rights, there is a temptation for Christians to keep our mouths shut and turn what is supposed to be a public faith into a private faith, but we are commanded to not be ashamed of the gospel.

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Truthless times need timeless truths.

Mark Driscoll


To conquer your biology, stop seeing people sexually and start seeing them as family. In our day, we have really a perverted notion where it's like strangers and potential sexual objects.

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The essence of masculinity is taking responsibility for yourself, then a wife, then children.

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We want to state this carefully: a spouse who is evil, distant, cruel, unloving, or abusive should not use this information to demand more sex from his wife without first dealing with his sin.

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The church was custom built by Jesus, and we are all works in progress. We do not expect people to get their sin in order before attending church any more than a hospital expects people to get healed before they show up.

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We need more Spirit-empowered Christians who take seriously their call to witness to God’s work in this world, and to do so in unity with other Christians, even if they don’t agree on some secondary matters.

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An animal will conquer others. A Spirit-filled man conquers himself – self-discipline, self-control.

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