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
Blissful Christian Mission quotations
One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last Day that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.
Do not have your concert first, and then tune your instrument afterwards.
Begin the day with the Word of God and prayer, and get first of all into harmony with Him.
The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.
I continue to dream and pray about a revival of holiness in our day that moves forth in mission and creates authentic community in which each person can be unleashed through the empowerment of the Spirit to fulfill God's creational intentions.
Here am I, send me; send me to the ends of the earth; send me to the rough, the savage lost of the wilderness; send me from all that is called comfort on earth; send me even to death itself, if it be but in your service, and to promote your kingdom
If you are walking with Jesus, in the Spirit, you need not fear going too far.
No believer has gone as far as God wants him to go
Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is, just humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give.
This generation of Christians is responsible for this generation of souls on the earth!
To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.
When I get to China, I will have no claim on any one for anything.
My claim will be alone in God and I must learn before I leave England to move men through God by prayer alone.
We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.
Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist.
We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first.
I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help Him to do His work through me.
Christians don't simply learn or study or use Scripture;
we assimilate it, take it into our lives in such a way that it gets metabolized into acts of love, cups of cold water, missions into all the world, healing and evangelism and justice in Jesus' name, hands raised in adoration of the Father, feet washed in company with the Son.
God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply.
A missional theology...appl ies to the whole of life of every believer. Every disciple is to be an agent of the kingdom of God, and every disciple is to carry the mission of God into every sphere of life. We are all missionaries sent into a non-Christian culture.
The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time.
The saddest thing one meets is a nominal Christian.
As long as I see anything to be done for God, life is worth having;
but O how vain and unworthy it is to live for any lower end!
I feel now, that Arabia could easily be evangelized within the next thirty years if it were not for the wicked selfishness of Christians.
If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.
All the resources of the Godhead are at our disposal!
The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue.
It needs no furlough and is never considered a foreigner.
The Indian is making an amazing discovery, namely that Christianity and Jesus are not the same - that they may have Jesus without the system that has been built up around Him in the West.
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.
No one has the right to hear the gospel twice, while there remains someone who has not heard it once.
The mission of the church is missions.
God's part is to put forth power; our part is to put forth faith.
Real love is demanding. I would fail in my mission if I did not clearly tell you so. For it was Jesus - our Jesus himself - who said: 'You are my friends if you do what I command you'. Love demands effort and a personal commitment to the will of God. It means discipline and sacrifice, but it also means joy and human fulfilment.
Sympathy is no substitute for action.
I love to live on the brink of eternity.
Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church.
Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't.
Because we believe that somewhere in the nest of paradigms contained in the phrase "missional church" lies nothing less that the future viability of Western Christianity.