Thursday, February 7

Evangelism/missions quotes

For us, evangelism and discipleship come in a single package: going and making disciples. Jesus own words, "...as you go, make disciples..." give us the framework for understanding what evangelism and missions is all about. The following quotes come from EvangelismCoach.org and Tentmaker.org.

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EVANGELISM is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread. D. T. Niles

We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God. — John Stott

Our business is to present the Christian faith clothed in modern terms, not to propagate modern thought clothed in Christian terms. Confusion here is fatal. J. I. Packer

The greatest hindrances to the evangelization of the world are those within the church. John R. Mott

The Holy Spirit can’t save saints or seats. If we don’t know any non-Christians, how can we introduce them to the Savior? Paul Little

Evangelization is a process of bringing the gospel to people where they are, not where you would like them to be. When the gospel reaches a people where they are, their response to the gospel is the church in a new place... --Vincent Donovan

Being an extrovert isn’t essential to EVANGELISM–obedience and love are.
Rebecca M. Pippert

The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become. -- Henry Martyn

Evangelism is not salesmanship. It is not urging people, pressing them, coercing them, overwhelming them, or subduing them. Evangelism is telling a message. Evangelism is reporting good news. - Richard C. Halverson

If your Gospel isn't touching others, it hasn't touched you! --Curry R. Blake

Life is too short and hell is too hot to just play church. Pastor Larry Osborne.

Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell; I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell. — C.T. Studd

Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. — John Piper

It is possible to do evangelism without planting churches, but it is not possible to plant churches without doing evangelism. --unknown

God's plan in these last days is revival in His worldwide church and through the revived church the reaping of a final great harvest of souls. --N. Grubb

The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed -- Hudson Taylor

People who don't believe in missions have not read the New Testament. Right from the beginning Jesus said the field is the world. The early church took Him at His word and went East, West, North and South. -- J. Howard Edington

The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose. --C. S. Lewis

We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first. -- Oswald J. Smith

We Christians are debtors to all men at all times in all places, but we are so smug to the lostness of men. We've been "living in Laodicea ", lax, loose, lustful, and lazy. Why is there this criminal indifference to the lostness of men? Our condemnation is that we know how to live better than we are living. --Leonard Ravenhill

It is now possible to live a "christian life" without doing the things that Jesus commanded us to do. We have hired people to go into all the world, to visit those in prison, to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to care for widows and orphans. The average Christian doesn't have to do it. --Cal Thomas

Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love. -- Roland Allen

Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin, and desire nothing but God, and I care not a straw whether they be clergymen or laymen; such alone will shake the gates of hell and set up the kingdom of heaven on earth. --John Wesley

2 comments:

Dave said...

Guy,

Although this may not exactly be related to the main point of this post, I thought you might be interested in this article about the translation of the Great Commission. He gives some good reasons to stick with the imperative sense "Go..." instead of the participle idea "as you go..."

GuyMuse said...

Dave,

Thanks for the link, I will check it out and see what he has to say.