Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Midweek Meditation: "20 Mission Quotes"

Here is a list of 20 quotes which are worth pondering about. The ones I particularly liked are in bold.

  1. “Lost people matter to God, and so they must matter to us.” – Keith Wright
  2. “Let my heart be broken with the things that break God’s heart.” – Bob Pierce
  3. “To belong to Jesus is to embrace the nations with Him.” – John Piper
  4. “We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.” – John Stott
  5. “The Lord did not tell us to build beautiful churches, but to evangelize the world” – Oswald J. Smith
  6. “No one has the right to hear the gospel twice, while there remains someone who has not heard it once.” – Oswald J. Smith
  7. “Go, send, or disobey.” – John Piper
  8. “If the Great Commission is true, our plans are not too big; they are too small.” – Pat Morley
  9. “A congregation that is not deeply and earnestly involved in the worldwide proclamation of the gospel does not understand the nature of salvation.” – Ted Engstrom
  10. “Today Christians spend more money on dog food than missions.” – Leonard Ravenhill
  11. “Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor. – Charles Spurgeon
  12. “Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God.” – William Carey
  13. “The mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity.” – Mike Stachura
  14. “Sympathy is no substitute for action.” – David Livingstone
  15. “The reason some folks don’t believe in missions is that the brand of religion they have isn’t worth propagating.” – unknown
  16. “I don’t know how your theology works, but if Jesus has a choice between stained glass windows and feeding starving kids in Haiti, I have a feeling he’d choose the starving kids in Haiti.” – Tony Campolo
  17. “If we love God’s fame and are committed to magnifying His name above all things, we cannot be indifferent to world missions.” – John Piper
  18. “Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist.” – Oswald J. Smith
  19. “The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time.” – Carl F. H. Henry
  20. “Here am I. Send me.” – Isaiah

(Credit: Quotes extracted from Mike Livingstone's blog post here)

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