Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mission Quotes

Do you need a reason for being involved in global mission? Do you need inspiration or ideas for a sermon or message on missions? Are you involved in teaching or learning about missions? Would you like to sense the burden and hear the cry of a missionary's heart? Need some wall plaques or banners for a Faith Promise event? Quotations from missionary leaders like William Carey and Hudson Taylor have served as battle cries for the Christian missions movement.
Why missions? World evangelism has advanced under the banner of inspiring missionary slogans or quotes like these:
I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light" — John Keith Falconer
"God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply" — Hudson Taylor
"God isn't looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him" — Hudson Taylor
The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed" — Hudson Taylor
"If I had 1,000 lives, I'd give them all for China" — Hudson Taylor
"Prepare for the worst, expect the best, and take what comes."
Robert E. Speer

"The saddest thing one meets is a nominal Christian. I had not seen it in Japan where missions is younger. The church here is  a "field full of wheat and tares."
Amy Carmichael

"I used to think that prayer should have the first place and teaching the second. I now feel it would be truer to give prayer  the first, second and third places and teaching the fourth."
James O. Fraser

"It is just as proper, maybe even more so, to say Christ's global cause has a Church as to say Christ's Church has a global  cause."
David Bryant

"If you are sick, fast and pray; if the language is hard to learn, fast and pray; if the people will not hear you, fast and  pray, if you have nothing to eat, fast and pray."
Frederick Franson

At the moment when I put the bread and wine into those dark hands, once stained with the blood of cannibalism, but now stretched out to receive and partake the emblems of the Redeemer's love, I had a foretaste of the joy of Glory that well nigh broke my heart to pieces.  I shall never taste a deeper bliss till I gaze on the glorified face of Jesus Himself.
John G. Paton, 1824-1907, Pioneer Missionary to New Hebrides

It is high time to make known the glad tidings in these dark regions of sin and spiritual bondage.
Samuel Marsden, 1764-1838, Missionary to Australia

I never made a sacrifice.  Of this we ought not to talk when we remember the great sacrifice which he made who left His Father's throne on high to give Himself for us.
David Livingstone, 1813-1873, missionary to Africa

When I get to Heaven they aren't going to see much of me but my heels, for I'll be hanging over the golden wall keeping an eye on the Lisu Church!
Isobel Kuhn, 1901-1957, Missionary to China

There is no neutral ground in the universe.  Every square inch, every split second, is claimed by God and counterclaimed by Satan.
C.S. Lewis

If we are going to wait until every possible hindrance has been removed before we do a work for the Lord, we will never attempt to do anything.
T.J. Bach, 1881-1963, Missionary to Venezuela


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