What are Adrianisms?

If you’ve ever heard a message by Adrian Rogers, then you are aware of his quick wit and exceptional wisdom. But neither his wit nor his wisdom ever overpowered the message of the Gospel; rather, it complemented it. These inspirational quotes were tools—gifts—he used to effectively communicate the truth of the Bible for everyday living. And over the years they have become identifiable with, and almost inseparable from, him. They have become “Adrianisms.”


  • There is no greater joy than bringing a soul to Jesus Christ. SEE LUKE 15:7
  • What a privilege God has given to us—one that angels don’t have, one that we will not have in the world to come—to bring souls to Jesus Christ. SEE ROMANS 10:14-15
  • A light that does not shine, a spring that does not flow, a seed that does not grow is no more strange than a life in Christ that does not witness. SEE MATTHEW 5:14-16
  • No matter how faithfully you attend church, how generously you give, how circumspectly you walk, how eloquently you may teach, how beautifully you may sing, if you’re not endeavoring to bring people to Jesus Christ, you’re not right with God. SEE PROVERBS 11:30
  • If we are not obedient to the Great Commission of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we are guilty of high treason against Heaven’s King. SEE MATTHEW 28:19-20
  • A Christian who doesn’t witness is a contradiction in terms. SEE ACTS 4:20
  • The Gospel is simply glorious and gloriously simple. SEE 1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-4
  • We tell people to keep the faith; not only should you keep it, but you ought also to give it away. SEE 1 CORINTHIANS 9:16
  • A church will either evangelize or it will fossilize, but it will not stand still. SEE MARK 16:15
  • The best argument for Christianity and the best argument against Christianity is the life of a Christian. Not only are we to be His witnesses; we ought to be part of the evidence. SEE JOHN 15:8; 1 PETER 3:15-16
  • Life is too short. Eternity is too long. Souls are too precious. The Gospel is too wonderful for us to sleep through it all. SEE 1 THESSALONIANS 5:2-10
  • Jesus didn't die to make bad people good, but to make dead people live. SEE 2 CORINTHIANS 5:17; ROMANS 6:4
  • Jesus doesn't show us the way to Heaven. He is the way to Heaven. SEE JOHN 14:6
  • Salvation is not getting man out of Earth and into Heaven. It's getting God out of Heaven and into man. SEE JOHN 14:23; 1 CORINTHIANS 3:16
  • Until you come to the end of you, you won't come to the beginning of Him. SEE GALATIANS 2:20


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Book of Quotes

This paperback book combines the discontinued volumes 1 & 2 and adds a new chapter titled "Adages & Axioms"; a total of 920 Adrianisms.

Cards to Display

Each set includes 52 "Adrianisms" cards & include Scripture. They are perfect to display in your home or on your desk, or as gifts to family and friends.

Email Challenges

15 Days of Growing in Wisdom Email Challenge

For 15 days, we will email you a Scripture verse with a matching quote on the topic of wisdom. Are you ready for a word to the wise?

15 Days of Finding Encouragement Email Challenge

For 15 days, we will dive into God’s Word, accompanied by an encouraging word from Pastor Rogers.

15 Days of Practicing Prayer Email Challenge

Prayer is essential for every believer and Pastor Rogers had a lot to say about it! Join us for the next 15 days and start practicing prayer!