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.”

Words of Wisdom

  • God only wants for us what we would want for ourselves if we were smart enough to want it. SEE MATTHEW 6:10; ROMANS 8:28
  • Character is what we are in the dark. SEE EPHESIANS 5:8-10
  • God doesn't appreciate what He doesn't initiate. SEE ROMANS 6:17; PROVERBS 8:32
  • Good things become bad things when they keep you from the best things. SEE PHILIPPIANS 3:8-9
  • Reputation is what others think about you; character is what God knows about you. SEE PSALM 69:5; PSALM 37:18
  • If you please God, it doesn't matter whom you displease. If you displease God, it doesn't matter whom you please. SEE GALATIANS 1:10
  • You have all of God you want. If you don't have any more, it's because you're satisfied like you are. SEE REVELATION 22:17; EXODUS 33:13-14
  • When I cease to be better, I cease to be good. SEE 2 PETER 3:14-18
  • Wisdom is not getting all wet around the lashes and warm around the heart. It is having a mind that is stayed on God, full of the Word of God, and led by the Spirit of God. SEE JAMES 1:5; PSALM 119:105
  • Knowledge may be proud that it knows so much, wisdom is humble that it knows no more. SEE PROVERBS 11:2
  • If your religion hasn’t changed your life, you’d better change your religion because you don’t have the Bible kind. SEE JAMES 1:18-20
  • Has it ever occurred to you that nothing ever occurs to God? SEE ISAIAH 40:28
  • Forgiveness is not an emotion; it's a choice. SEE MATTHEW 18:21-22
  • Don't take counsel with your emotions as to whether or not a promise of God is true. SEE ROMANS 10:17; JOHN 5:24
  • What’s in the root of the tree is going to show in the fruit of the tree. What’s in the well will show in the water. SEE MATTHEW 7:15-20


Related Products

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!