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September 1, 2012

When William Carey volunteered to be a missionary, he implored those who sent him, “Remember that you must hold the rope.”

November 30, 2010

“Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor” – C.H. Spurgeon

November 7, 2010

August 22, 2010

My prayer for you is that you develop a wartime mentality and lifestyle; that you never forget that life is short, that billions of people hang in the balance of heaven and hell every day, that the love of money is spiritual suicide, that the goals of upward mobility (nicer clothes, cars, houses, vacations, food, hobbies) are a poor and dangerous substitute for the goals of living for Christ with all your might, and maximizing your joy in ministry to people’s needs.

August 11, 2008

Spurgeon Gold“We must school and train ourselves to deal personally with the unconverted. We must not excuse ourselves, but force ourselves to the irksome task until it becomes easy.”

July 6, 2008

“You have nothing to do but to win souls; therefore spend and be spent in this work.”

The Gospel

May 27, 2008

“Do you see why there’s no power in that thing they call ‘the Gospel’? Because it’s not the Gospel that they’re preaching. It’s not, and I’ll take any man to task who says it is. It’s not.”

- Paul Washer

May 24, 2008

“Do you imagine that the Gospel is magnified or God glorified by going to worldlings and telling them that they “may be saved at this moment by simply accepting Christ as their personal Savior” while they are wedded to their idols and their hearts are still in love with sin? If I do so, I tell them a lie, pervert the Gospel, insult Christ, and turn the grace of God into lasciviousness.

- A.W. Pink

May 4, 2008


“People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are usually the ones who do.”

May 3, 2008

Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you are not saved yourself, be sure of that!

There is no shot clock in eternity.

April 22, 2008

“Depend upon it, it is God’s Word, not our comment upon God’s Word, that saves souls.”

April 12, 2008

“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
Corrie Ten Boom

“God could have shown up at any time, but over and over in the Bible, He revealed Himself when people began to pray.”
- Jim Cymbala

March 5, 2008

Give me a hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not a bit 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

Untold millions are still untold.

In the vast plain to the north I have sometimes seen, in the morning sun, the smoke of a thousand villages where no missionary has ever been.
- Robert Moffatt

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 K. Falconer

The Great Commission is not an option to be considered, but a command to be obeyed.
- J. Hudson Taylor

February 22, 2008

“Nail the colours to the mast! That is the right thing to do, and, therefore, that is what we must do, and do it now. What colours? The colours of Christ, the work He has given us to do — the evangelization of all the unevangelized. Christ wants not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible (I love that last phrase!) by faith in the omnipotence, fidelity, and wisdom of the Almighty Saviour who gave the command. Is there a wall in our path? By our God we will leap over it! Are there lions and scorpions in our way? We will trample them under our feet! Does a mountain bar our progress? Saying, ‘Be thou cast into the sea,’ we will march on. Soldiers of Jesus! Never surrender! Nail the colours to the mast!”
- C.T. Studd (missionary to China, Africa, & India)

February 17, 2008

“Answering a student’s question, ‘Will the heathen who have not heard the Gospel be saved?’ thus, ‘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

“The primary qualification for a missionary is not love for souls, as we so often hear, but love for Christ.”
Vance Havner

Would you hear it?

“There is something wonderfully misleading, full of hallucination and delusion in this business of missionary calls. With many of us it is not a missionary call at all that we are looking for; it is a shove. There are a great many of us who would never hear a call if it came.”
Robert Speer

“Here am I. Send me.”
Isaiah

There are three kinds of people when it comes to missions: Those that go, those that send, and the disobedient.

January 31, 2008

“The reason some folks don’t believe in missions is that the brand of religion they have isn’t worth propagating.”

January 25, 2008

“In no other way can the believer become as fully involved with God’s work, especially the work of world evangelism, as in intercessory prayer.”
– Dick Eastman

January 7, 2008

“The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.”
Henry Martyn,
Missionary to India and Persia

November 25, 2007

“Missions is the overflow of our delight in God because missions is the overflow of God’s delight in being God.” –John Piper

“God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.” — Hudson Taylor, missionary to China

“God is pursuing with omnipotent passion a worldwide purpose of gathering joyful worshippers for Himself from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. He has an inexhaustible enthusiasm for the supremacy of His name among the nations. Therefore, let us bring our affections into line with His, and, for the sake of His name, let us renounce the quest for worldly comforts and join His global purpose.” — John Piper

“I have but one passion: It is He, it is He alone. The world is the field and the field is the world; and henceforth that country shall be my home where I can be most used in winning souls for Christ.” — Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf

“If a commission by an earthly king is considered a honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?” — David Livingstone

“Someone asked Will 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

“You wonder why people choose fields away from the States when young people at home are drifting because no one wants to take time to listen to their problems. Ill tell you why I left. Because those Stateside young people have every opportunity to study, hear, and understand the Word of God in their own language, and these Indians have no opportunity whatsoever. I have had to make a cross of two logs, and lie down on it, to show the Indians what it means to crucify a man. When there is that much ignorance over here and so much knowledge and opportunity over there, I have no question in my mind why God sent me here. Those whimpering Stateside young people will wake up on the Day of Judgment condemned to worse fates than these demon-fearing Indians, because, having a Bible, they were bored with it—while these never heard of such a thing as
writing.” Jim Elliot

Let the Nations be Glad!

November 17, 2007

Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever.
Worship, therefore, is the fuel and goal of missions. It’s the goal of missions because in missions we simply aim to bring the nations into the white-hot enjoyment of God’s glory. The goal of missions is the gladness of the peoples in the greatness of God. “The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the many coastlands be glad!” (Ps. 97:1). “Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! Let the nations be glad and sing for joy!” (Ps. 67:3–4).
But worship is also the fuel of missions. Passion for God in worship precedes the offer of God in preaching. You can’t commend what you don’t cherish. Missionaries will never call out, “Let the nations be glad” who cannot say from the heart, “I rejoice in the LORD. . . .
I will be glad and exult in you, I will sing praise to your name, O Most High” (Ps. 104:34; 9:2). Missions begins and ends in worship.

Can you hear it?

November 14, 2007

“‘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

delight

“Missions is the overflow of our delight in God because missions is the overflow of God’s delight in being God.” –John Piper

Comfort zone?

“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

ready

“God isn’t looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to
follow Him” — Hudson Taylor