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
Unbelievable Great Missionary quotations
Silence is a source of great strength.
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.
You have one business on earth – to save souls.
Make today so awesome, yesterday gets jealous.
God is not looking for men of great faith, He is looking for common men to trust His great faithfulness.
The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.
The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet.
Great minds discuss ideas.Average minds discuss events.Small minds discuss people.
Prayer is the greatest power God has put into our hands for service - praying is harder than doing, at least I find it so, but the dynamic lies that way to advance the Kingdom.
To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.
This generation of Christians is responsible for this generation of souls on the earth!
Failure is a great teacher, and, if you are open to it, every mistake has a lesson to offer.
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.
We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first.
Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.
Faith does not eliminate questions. But faith knows where to take them.
Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist.
Is not the commission of our Lord still binding upon us? Can we not do more than now we are doing?
You need a little bit of insanity to do great things.
God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply.
The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions.
The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.
The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time.
To a great mind, nothing is little.
Airplanes were invented for missionaries to complete the Great Commission.
Let us therefore give ourselves to God with a great desire to begin to live thus, and beg Him to destroy in us the life of the world of sin, and to establish His life within us.
If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.
Average people have great ideas. Legends have great execution.
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.
True leadership is found in giving yourself in service to others, not in coaxing or inducing others to serve you.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations
It is a great thing to know the season for speech and the season for silence.
No one has the right to hear the gospel twice, while there remains someone who has not heard it once.
The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue.
It needs no furlough and is never considered a foreigner.
The mission of the church is missions.
No one has ever made himself great by showing how small someone else is.
If I die here in Glasgow, I shall be eaten by worms;
If I can but live and die serving the Lord Jesus, it will make no difference to me whether I am eaten by cannibals or by worms; for in the Great Day my resurrection body will arise as fair as yours in the likeness of our risen Redeemer.
The church that does not evangelize will fossilize.
Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church.
Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't.
Acknowledge all of your small victories. They will eventually add up to something great.
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!
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.
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.
Our God of Grace often gives us a second chance, but there is no second chance to harvest a ripe crop.
Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell, I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of Hell.