132 Inspirational Evangelism Quotes To Help You Share Faith

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The Most Famous Evangelism Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Evangelism is not an option for the Christian life. — Luis Palau

One Way: Jesus! One Job: Evangelism! — T.L. Osborn

Any method of evangelism will work—if God is in it. — Leonard Ravenhill

Evangelism is not a professional job for a few trained men, but is instead the unrelenting responsibility of every person who belongs to the company of Jesus. — D. Elton Trueblood

The church that does not evangelize will fossilize. — Oswald J. Smith

Worldliness in the church is a lot more pervasive than a lack of passion for evangelism. Nevertheless, one of the results of worldliness is a waning enthusiasm for evangelism. — Mark Dever

At the end of the day, the biggest obstacle to evangelism is Christians who don’t share the gospel. — Albert Mohler

If evangelism isn't an expression of love of neighbor, it isn't Christian evangelizing. And love of neighbor includes not only what I say to the neighbor but how I say that. — Miroslav Volf

Evangelism and the local church are inseparable. It's like the Good Samaritan seeking an inn for the one he rescued. — Reinhard Bonnke

Mission is both the announcement and the demonstration of the reign of God through Christ. — Michael Frost

Short Evangelism Quotes

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  • The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed. — Hudson Taylor
  • There is only one purpose of pentecost; that is to effectively evangelize lost souls. — T.L. Osborn
  • We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God. — John Stott
  • We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first. — Oswald J. Smith
  • The desperately poor are not going to come to us to hear the Good News. We have to go to them. — Jackie Pullinger
  • It is the duty of every Christian to be Christ to his neighbor. — Martin Luther
  • There is more grace in God's heart than there is sin in your past. — Erwin W. Lutzer
  • The gospel is only good news when we understand the bad news. — R. C. Sproul
  • When we feed our faith, we starve our doubts. — Christine Caine
  • Most Christians pray to be blessed. Few pray to be broken. — Leonard Ravenhill

Top 10 Evangelism Quotes

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This life is the only hell believers will ever know. But for those who die in their sins, this is their only heaven. — Ray Comfort

The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed. — Hudson Taylor

One Way: Jesus! One Job: Evangelism! — T.L. Osborn

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 — A. A. Allen

Entertainment is the devil's substitute for joy. The more joy you have in the Lord the less entertainment you need. — Leonard Ravenhill

There is only one purpose of pentecost; that is to effectively evangelize lost souls. — T.L. Osborn

We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God. — John Stott

We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first. — Oswald J. Smith

Prayer that is born of meditation upon the Word of God is the prayer that soars upward most easily to God's listening ears. — R. A. Torrey

Oh my friends, we are loaded with countless church activities, while the real work of the church, that of evangelizing and winning the lost is almost entirely neglected. — Oswald J. Smith

Evangelism Image Quotes

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Evangelism quote by Martin Luther

It is the duty of every Christian to be Christ to his neighbor. — Martin Luther

Evangelism quote by Christine Caine

When we feed our faith, we starve our doubts. — Christine Caine

Evangelism quote by V. Raymond Edman

Don’t question in the dark what God showed you in the light. — V. Raymond Edman

Evangelism quote by Kevin DeYoung

Worldliness is whatever makes sin look normal and righteousness look strange. — Kevin DeYoung

Missions And Evangelism Quotes

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The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become. — Henry Martyn

I feel now, that Arabia could easily be evangelized within the next thirty years if it were not for the wicked selfishness of Christians. — Samuel Marinus Zwemer

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations — Oswald Chambers

He is not seeking a powerful people to represent Him. Rather, He looks for all those who are weak, foolish, despised, and written off: and He inhabits them with His own strength. — Graham Cooke

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

While there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I'll fight - I'll fight to the very end! — William Booth

No one has the right to hear the gospel twice, while there remains someone who has not heard it once. — Oswald J. Smith

It is possible for the most obscure person in a church, with a heart right toward God, to exercise as much power for the evangelization of the world, as it is for those who stand in the most prominent positions. — John Mott

I believe that in each generation God has called enough men and women to evangelize all the yet unreached tribes of the earth. It is not God who does not call. It is man who will not respond! — Isobel Miller Kuhn

If God wills the evangelization of the world, and you refuse to support missions, then you are opposed to the will of God. — Oswald J. Smith

Personal Evangelism Quotes

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This is evangelicalism today: sensual, carnal, unconverted people that have just enough deceptive religion to drive them straight into Hell! Are you that kind of person? Or do you have new affections? — Paul Washer

The most likely victim of actual religious discrimination in British society is a Muslim but the person who is most likely to feel slighted because of their religion is an evangelical Christian. — Trevor Phillips

Anyone hindering the gospel is not allowing the Church of God to be built; such a person is regarded as the gate of hell that will not prevail. — Enoch Adeboye

Mass communication can aid in personal evangelism and the development of Christians, but it cannot be a substitute for the world seeing the truth lived through us. — Erwin W. Lutzer

I don't think we've got the gospel right yet. What does it mean to be 'saved'? When I read the Bible, I don't see it meaning, 'I'm going to heaven after I die.' Before modern evangelicalism nobody accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, or walked down an aisle, or said the sinner's prayer. — Brian D. McLaren

In vain do we seek to awaken our churches to zeal in evangelism as a separate thing. To be genuine it must flow from love to Christ. It is when a sense of personal communion with the Son of God is highest that we shall be most fit for missionary work, either ourselves or to stir up others. — Archibald Alexander

Christian art is the expression of the whole life of the whole person as a Christian. What a Christian portrays in his art is the totality of life. Art is not to be solely a vehicle for some sort of self-conscious evangelism. — Francis Schaeffer

Today's evangelism is just as likely to take place via chat rooms and viral videos as it is in a personal conversation or a sermon. — Martin Lindstrom

Evangelism as the New Testament describes it is not child's play. Evangelism is work, often hard work. Yet it is not drudgery. It puts person in good humor, and makes him truly human. — Oswald C. Hoffman

Evangelicals can't be closely identified with any particular party or person. We have to stand in the middle, to preach to all the people, right and left. — Billy Graham

Powerful Evangelism Quotes

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No power on earth or in hell can conquer the Spirit of God in a human spirit — Oswald Chambers

I am not so interested in religion or dogma of any kind. It is too restrictive for me, too organizational, too hierarchical, and too tied up in power and being right. You call it a "rabid evangelism." — Terry Tempest Williams

We cannot evangelize until we have been evangelized. This happens most powerfully through solitary prayer. — John Michael Talbot

The kingdom of God is not in words. Words are only incidental and can never be fundamental. When evangelicalism ceased to emphasize fundamental meanings and began emphasizing fundamental words, and shifted from meaning to words and from power to words, they began to go down hill. — Aiden Wilson Tozer

In one sphere above all others, Anne Boleyn still had the power to influence him, and that was in the case of church reform. Anne was a passionate and sincere evangelical, the owner of a library of controversial reformist literature, and she was sympathetic to radical and even Lutheran ideas. — Alison Weir

For years, the church has emphasized evangelism, teaching, fellowship, missions, and service to society to the neglect of the very source of its power--worship. — Robert E. Webber

Moving from unbelief, to Evangelicalism, and finally home to the Catholic Church, Professor Holly Ordway reveals how a gifted mind, longing for transcendence, can only appropriate it if it is wholly given by the reach and power of God's grace. — Francis J. Beckwith

Is Christianity just another special-interest group, clawing for political power? Or, even if Christians are acting as God's spokesmen, must Christians always conduct themselves politically as if Christianity were just another special-interest group? Do Christians conduct evangelism this way?. — Gary North

I'm not a preacher and I'm not a pastor. But I really feel my career was leading me to make this. The Holy Ghost was working through me on this film, and I was just directing traffic. I hope the film has the power to evangelize. — Mel Gibson

The Gospel is a gospel of power or it is nothing at all. — Reinhard Bonnke

Prayer And Evangelism Quotes

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The supreme task of the Church is the evangelization of the world. — Oswald J. Smith

If you add to or subtract from the cross, even if it is to factor in biblically mandated religious practices like prayer and evangelism, you rob God of His glory and Christ of His sufficiency. — Matt Chandler

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. — Ion Keith-Falconer

Prayer is the mighty engine that is to move the missionary work. — A. B. Simpson

When evangelizers rise from prayer, their hearts are more open; freed of self-absorption, they are desirous of doing good and sharing their lives with others. — Pope Francis

We will all be far better spouses, parents, and leaders as we take time to grow in prayer. — Mike Bickle

Spend more time in study and prayer. That's the secret of successful evangelism. — Billy Graham

Christian Evangelism Quotes

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Prayer is not trying to twist God’s arm to make Him do something. Prayer is receiving by faith what He has already done! — Andrew Wommack

The people of God are not merely to mark time, waiting for God to step in and set right all that is wrong. Rather, they are to model the new heaven and new earth, and by so doing awaken longings for what God will someday bring to pass. — Philip Yancey

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Don’t question in the dark what God showed you in the light. — V. Raymond Edman

Christians don't tell lies, they just go to church and sing them. How many times have you stood and sang, “Take my life and let it be” when you haven't given Him one ounce? — Leonard Ravenhill

The depth of our repentance will determine the depth of our revival. — Frank Bartleman

Today, the greatest challenge facing American evangelicals is not persecution from the world, but seduction by the world. — C. J. Mahaney

As evangelical Christians we have tended to relegate art to the very fringe of life. The rest of human life we feel is more important. Despite our constant talk about the Lordship of Christ, we have narrowed its scope to a very small area of reality. — Francis Schaeffer

Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't. — John Piper

If you alter or obscure the Biblical portrait of God in order to attract converts, you don't get converts to God, you get converts to an illusion. This is not evangelism, but deception. — John Piper

Have you no wish for others to be saved? Then you're not saved yourself, be sure of that! — Charles Spurgeon

Proselytizing Quotes

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The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property - either as a child, a wife, or a concubine - must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men. — Winston Churchill

The act of bell ringing is symbolic of all proselytizing religions. It implies the pointless interference with the quiet of other people. — Ezra Pound

For at least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols — Aldous Huxley

No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. — Winston Churchill

I don't think we should discriminate against an organization or congregation because they're religious, if they're doing good work. But government can't subsidize proselytizing or worship or religious activity. It can't. — Jim Wallis

Man is emphatically a proselytizing creature. — Thomas Carlyle

Improvident habits, slovenly systems of agriculture, sluggish methods of commerce and insecurity of property exist wherever the followers of the Prophet rule or live. — Winston Churchill

If you believe that there’s a heaven and hell . . . how much do you have to hate somebody to believe that everlasting life is possible and not tell them that? — Penn Jillette

How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog, there is a fateful fatalistic apathy. — Winston Churchill

How much do you have to hate somebody to not proselytize? — Penn Jillette

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More Evangelism Quotes

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True evangelical faith, cannot lie dormant, it clothes the naked, it feeds the hungry, it comforts the sorrowful, it shelters the destitute, it serves those that harm it, it binds up that which is wounded, it has become all things to all creatures. — Menno Simons

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. — Eugene H. Peterson

The task of evangelizing all people constitutes the essential mission of the Church. It is a task and mission which the vast and profound changes of present-day society make all the more urgent. Evangelizing is in fact the grace and vocation proper to the Church, her deepest identity. She exists in order to evangelize. — Pope Paul VI

Don't ever hesitate to take to [God] whatever is on your heart. He already knows it anyway, but He doesn't want you to bear its pain or celebrate its joy alone. — Billy Graham

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. — Nicolaus Zinzendorf

Prayer is crucial in evangelism: Only God can change the heart of someone who is in rebellion against Him. No matter how logical our arguments or how fervent our appeals, our words will accomplish nothing unless God's Spirit prepares the way. — Billy Graham

Within evangelicalism is a distressing drift toward accepting a Christianity that does not demand a life-changing walk with God. Many evangelicals (today) do not realize that the church has always been an island of righteousness in a sea of paganism, but as a result they turned the world upside-down. — Erwin W. Lutzer

In Conclusion

Quotes about evangelism often highlight the power of personal testimonies and the transformative nature of faith. They encourage individuals to be bold and fearless in proclaiming their beliefs, while also emphasizing the importance of respecting others' beliefs and cultures. These quotes aim to motivate and inspire individuals to actively participate in evangelism, recognizing it as a vital part of their spiritual journey and a way to bring hope and healing to others.

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