The single most important hindrance to world evangelization right now is the lack of total involvement by the body of Christ.— K.P. Yohannan
The most spectacular K.P. Yohannan quotes that will activate your desire to change
A tiny group of believers who have the gospel keep mumbling it over and over to themselves. Meanwhile, millions who have never heard it once fall into the flames of eternal hell without ever hearing the salvation story.
Maybe it doesn't seem like anyone ever watches or appreciates you.
Maybe no one on earth understands you. But your King is always watching you. Do it all for Him.
The most unhappy people in the world are the ones who live only for themselves.
If you want to meet the needs of the poor in this world, there is no better place to start than by preaching the Gospel.
My plea to the Body of Christ is while we must do all we can to meet the needs of the suffering and dying millions, we must not see these activities as a substitute for evangelism and establishing churches among the unreached.
The most unhappy people in the world are the ones who live only for themselves.
All that they do, they do only for their own sake. For these self- centered individuals, the most precious things in the world is their ‘self.’ Like a cancer that eats and destroys its own cells, the self-centered individual is slowly dying inwardly.
The secret of following God's will, I discovered, usually is wrapped up in rejecting the good for God's best.
Is this really the church of Christ, or are we just calling it the church because of our traditions and history?
Every Christian leader should have this engraved in his subconscious.
No matter what you do, never take yourself too seriously God always chooses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise. He shows his might only on the behalf of those who trust in Him. Humility is the place where all christian service begins.
To obey the Lord unseen—in secret—is the foundation of genuine godly service.
I believe, as followers of Christ, we are commanded to reach out to the least of these in the name of Jesus and show them they matter a great deal to God, who sacrificed His only Son to reach them with His love.
Walk away from your own preoccupations . . . and see the perishing multitudes.
With all the decision making in my life, I often have to pause, look up and remember God is the One working behind the scenes. I say to myself, “He is able to work all things out for good. I just need to submit to Him and His ways. I can rest.
We must pay a price to touch godliness through daily decision to die to self and embrace the cross.
In the human heart there is a built-in obsolescence factor.
It does not matter how powerful and influential you are, how much education you have, how selfcontrolled or holy you consider yourself—your heart, if you do not guard it, will break down.
My precious brothers and sisters, I come to you today speaking on behalf of Christ, His love and His mercy for us all. Jesus came to set the captives free. And He Himself said that whoever the Son sets free, is free indeed . . . We love you with Christ's love, unconditionally and always.
If something fit in with what God had said to me, then I considered it.
If not - no matter how attractive it appeared - I refused. The secret of following God's will, I discovered, usually is wrapped up in rejecting the good for God's best.
Missions is not applied anthropology, comparative religion or sociology.
It is storming the gates of hell. It is a power confrontation-h and-to-hand combat with Satan and his demons.
For Noah, preaching 120 years without results meant choosing the hard road year after year. Nehemiah, building the wall of Jerusalem, faced constant harassment by enemies from within and without. We cannot honestly, authentically, reasonably and deliberately serve our Lord without our willingness to accept difficulties and inconveniences.
Part of the sin of Pride is a subtle but deep racism.
When our service for the Lord becomes so busy that we forget the Lord Himself, it is time to stop everything and seek Him.
Neglecting to bathe the ministry in prayer leaves us just workers, not worshipers. When we unite in prayer, there is incredible power.
The lesson is obvious. True missionaries concentrate on doing the work of Mark 16:15 rather than operating social-welfare programs. True missionaries serve the message of Christ, not the institutions of the church.
Time is short. The world is at the brink of eternity. Right now we have the greatest opportunity to rise up and take the victory of the cross to the last corners of this earth. The Lord Jesus is graciously calling a remnant to the joys of simple obedience. For those who respond, I believe there is an opportunity right now to share in the last great move of God before Christ returns.
The most important factor in abandoning our thoughts is to look in the Bible and see what God says about a matter. Then we must determine to act on His Word rather than on our own thoughts or those the devil may whisper into our minds.
Lifting your eyes from the things of this world is an activity that must begin WHERE YOU ARE.
Every truth in this world stretched beyond its limits will become a false doctrine.
God's word tells us that righteousness is a gift;
it cannot be earned. But godliness is not a gift. We must pay a price to touch godliness through a daily decision to die to self and embrace the cross. God calls us to learn godliness in the classroom of life among people as we sit on airplanes and buses, walk among our neighbors and labor at our factories or desks.
Every Christian in America has some minimal responsibility to get involved in helping the poor brethren in the church in other countries.
In order to plant the Gospel, we must take risk.
All too often, it seems, we're willing to be students of Christianity rather than disciples of Christ.
It is a lifelong choice to deliberately and habitually bring ourselves under God’s authority.
Faith deals exclusively with believing God and His Word.
Since when has obedience to Christ and His Gospel become optional to Christianity?
Prayer need not be an activity we engage in for only an hour each morning.
Rather, let us live in the atmosphere of prayer, our hearts continually being lifted up in prayer to Him.
We pretend with a spiritual life we don't live, a peace we don't experience and a holiness and commitment we don't possess. ... We will never make any progress in becoming more like Jesus unless we permit God to cut us open, search our hearts, try us, know our thoughts and then change us from the inside. Only then can we become real according to the Word of God.
Many of the crisis problems which are considered disasters in the United States would only be normal, everyday living conditions in most of Asia.
As long as Christian life remains our life we will not understand the Christ of the New Testament. You are not your own.
Rediscover the real meaning of the Great Commission.
Beginning in our own prayer and devotional lives, we must begin to feel the compassion of the Lord for a lost and dying world. As we have already seen, the Great Commission is not something that was given to a tiny group of specially trained and educated envoys. It was given to all Christians—to the whole Church. It is something that we are all to be engaged in naturally every day.
Yet so often it seems that victory eludes us.
It is when our self-confidence is finally destroyed and is replaced with dependence upon God that we have victory.
Why do we insist on building the largest and most impressive structures in our city when people on the other side of town are hungry, jobless and worshipping in storefronts?
Love was the bedrock of Jesus' life, the very reason He came to seek and save the lost.
The spirit of submission is choosing His way over ours for His sake.
How many more cars, clothes, toys and trinkets do we really need before we wake up and realize that half the world goes to bed every night with empty stomachs and naked bodies?
I believe the enemy has numerous tactics to keep us from praying because he knows that it is the greatest way for the kingdom of God to expand.