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March 4, 2012

“Remember that the man who truly repents is never satisfied with his own repentance.” – C.H. Spurgeon

“Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work.” – A.B. Simpson

“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

God is more ready to open than we are to knock. – Edwards

“The Old Testament may be likened to a chamber richly furnished but dimly lighted; the introduction of light brings into it nothing which was not in it before; but it brings out into clearer view much of what is in it but was only dimly or even not at all perceived before. The mystery of the Trinity is not revealed in the Old Testament; but the mystery of the Trinity underlies the Old Testament revelation, and here and there almost comes into view. Thus the Old Testament revelation is not corrected by the fuller revelation which follows it, but only perfected, extended, and enlarged.” —Benjamin Breckinridge Warfied, Biblical Doctrines (New York: Oxford University Press, 1932; reprint, Grand Rapids: Baker, 2003), 141-42

“The mission of the church is missions” – Oswald J. Smith

“If the Church is ‘in Christ,’ she is involved in mission. Her whole existence then has a missionary character. Her conduct as well as her words will convince the unbelievers and put their ignorance and stupidity to silence.” – David Bosch

“The will of God – nothing less, nothing more, nothing else.” – F. E. Marsh

“To stay here and disobey God – I can’t afford to take the consequence. I would rather go and obey God than to stay here and know that I disobeyed.” – Amanda Berry Smith

“If the Great Commission is true, our plans are not too big; they are too small.” – Pat Morley

“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.” – Samuel Zwemer

It will never cease to be a scandal that the all-holy God saves sinners by means of a planned murder. Acts 4:27-28.

“I love you, Lord Jesus.” “Feed my sheep.” “Yes sir. And when I’m no longer able to feed them, please bring me home. Please.” – Piper

Leadership is taking responsibility for things like Christ took responsibility for us.

Job: “Why did I not die a birth?” God: Because your worship in calamity counts eternally. (Piper)

“It is a great mistake to give a man who has not been convicted of sin certain passages that were never meant for him.” -DLMoody

“Vision wed with patience rooted in sacrifice combined with endurance clothed in humility–these mark the road to greatness.” – Louie Giglio