Though all these statements may not be original, they are a sample of Pastor Radtke's more "quotable quotes."
Challenging believers to live for Christ… "You’re going to die doing
something--you might as well die with your boots on serving Jesus Christ."
Challenging how the church cannot save… "You can slip right off a church
pew into hell, slicker than a banana peel!"
Regarding the natural man… "If you don’t give them the gospel, it’s just
a lot of macaroni and spaghetti."
Pertaining to the faith-rest life… "Are you standing on the promises
or sitting on the premises."
Exhorting believers to serve Christ… "There are two groups of people
in the church: those who are willing to work and those who are willing to
Concerning pastoral ministry… "Some people thing the pastor's job is
to match-em, batch-em, and dispatch-em."
Regarding the unsaved skeptic… "People will say, 'The Lord is just a
crutch for you.' He's not a crutch - He's a stretcher!"
Dealing with the urgency of witnessing… "Put on your Red Ball Jets and
Exposing the foolishness of salvation by works… "It's like giving up
dandelion greens for Lent."
Referring to apostate churches… "They are religious stone quarries… where
there is religious gypsom and flopsom by religious cloak and dagger men with
turned around collars."
Underscoring the need of salvation… "Our life span is three score and
ten, and by reason of strength, four score years… BUT the death rate is still
Encouraging boldness in witnessing… "When I pick up a hitchhiker, I tell
him, ‘I dare you to shoot me, because if you do, I know I’m going to heaven.’
Then I ask him if he knows where he is going when he dies. It’s a perfect
opportunity to share the gospel with him, because I now have his attention."
Encouraging a servant-mentality… "Any person in authority must learn
to serve first. Would you be willing to clean a toilet bowl in the church
for Jesus Christ?"
Regarding the Saviour… "The only person who walked the face of this earth
who was 100% psychologically in balance was Jesus Christ."