Yesterday, my friend, Dee Bowman passed from this life to go be with the Lord. He was a friend, mentor, and encourager to fellow preachers and brethren all across this nation.
My wife, Norma, along with Dee and his Norma have enjoyed many good times together for which we are thankful.
Dee was not only a powerful presenter of the Word but an excellent writer. In memory and honor of Dee, today’s list will feature various quotes and sayings from his books, Christianity magazine, and sermons throughout the years.
Encouraging Words From Dee Bowman
● We’re all just parts, nobody’s the whole.
● Truth has only one real aim–application. It is not enough to appreciate and admire it. It really never reaches its intention until it is implemented.
● My two favorite words in the Bible–“I Press.”
● The measure of a man’s faith is very often seen in how he acts when no one is looking.
● A good man gets respect the old-fashioned way–he earns it.
● Life is about little people. It’s not about the rich and famous, it’s about simple folks…who haven’t made a big splash in life, nor said anything special, or done anything worthy of public praise or honor.
● The success of Christianity is not measured by what you get out of it, but by what it gets out of you.
● Preaching that does not storm the will is not good preaching.
● You should never criticize anyone when you’re glad about it, only when you’re sad about it.
● Life’s problems tend to make us bitter or better, one of the other.
● I figure if God wanted us to drink skim milk, He would have made cows drink more water and eat less grass.
● Responsibility is ability plus opportunity.
● Application is what preaching is all about.
● The conscience is that part of a man’s intelligence that keeps him in balance regarding his convictions. It enforces moral obligation.
● It occurs to me that we must all make an honest self-assessment by asking: (1) Who am I? (2) What am I? (3) Where am I? And (4) What is to be done?
● You’ll never be truly happy if happiness is your goal in life. Happiness is a by-product of being good to others, of being right with God.
● Anybody can apologize. It takes a man to change.
● There is little to be gained by running people down; but everybody benefits when you encourage just one person.
● Bible teaching not only encourages bad people to be become good; it also encourages good people to become better.
● (Jesus) came to save us all, big and small alike.
● “If you miss heaven, you’ve just missed all there is.”
We know by faith Dee Bowman lives on in the home of the soul. But Dee will live on in his influence for good through his family, friends, fellow preachers, brethren around the world, and certainly through his writings.
Rest in peace, good brother. Your reward awaits.
–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman