Sunday, January 6

More favorite missions quotes

"Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God." -William Carey

"The Indian is making an amazing discovery, namely that Christianity and Jesus are not the same--that they may have Jesus without the system that has been built up around Him in the West." -E. Stanley Jones

"Christians don't tell lies, they just go to church and sing them." -A.W. Tozer

"It will not do to say that you have no special call to go to China. With these facts before you and with the command of the Lord Jesus to go and preach the gospel to every creature, you need rather to ascertain whether you have a special call to stay at home." -J. Hudson Taylor

"If God calls you to be a missionary, don't stoop to be a king." -Charles H. Spurgeon

"We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first." -Oswald J. Smith

"If every Christian is already considered a missionary, then all can stay put where they are, and nobody needs to get up and go anywhere to preach the gospel. But if our only concern is to witness where we are, how will people in unevangelized areas ever hear the gospel? The present uneven distribution of Christians and opportunities to hear the gospel of Christ will continue on unchanged." -C. Gordon Olson

"Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't." -John Piper

"We who have Christ's eternal life need to throw away our own lives." -George Verwer

"Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell, I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of Hell." -C.T. Studd

"'Not called!' did you say? Not heard the call,' I think you should say. Put your ear down to the Bible, and hear Him bid you go and pull sinners out of the fire of sin. Put your ear down to the burdened, agonized heart of humanity, and listen to its pitiful wail for help. Go stand by the gates of hell, and hear the damned entreat you to go to their father's house and bid their brothers and sisters and servants and masters not to come there. Then look Christ in the face -- whose mercy you have professed to obey -- and tell Him whether you will join heart and soul and body and circumstances in the march to publish His mercy to the world." -William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army

"When I get to China, I will have no claim on any one for anything. My claim will be alone in God and I must learn before I leave England to move men through God by prayer alone" -J. Hudson Taylor

"The mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity." -Mike Stachura

"Someone asked, ʻWill the heathen who have never heard the Gospel be saved?' It is more a question with me whether we--who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not--can be saved." -Charles Spurgeon

"I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God; first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done." -Hudson Taylor

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

"Sympathy is no substitute for action." -David Livingstone

"It is the whole business of the whole church to preach the whole gospel to the whole world." -Charles H. Spurgeon

“Facebook proves the very fact that is it a lie that ʻwe do not have enough timeʼ to be gathered for prayer in the name of world missions.” -Unknown

The Chinese have a proverb: If two men feed a horse, it will lose weight; if two men keep a boat, it will soon leak. What is everybodys job is nobodys job. If every Christian is a missionary, missionary work is bound to suffer. It is correct to say that every Christian is, or should be, a witness. It is not correct to say that every Christian is a missionary. -J. Herbert Kane

Many of the above quotes were found at World Christian Quotes, Assembled and Adapted by Mark Struck. 

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