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Written by Sherry   
Tuesday, 25 March 2008 12:06
In light of our conversation below, here are some great, classic, inspiring quotes by missionaries about missions:

"God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply" -- Hudson Taylor

"Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God" -- William Carey

"Why do we not expect great things of God? We serve one who is all powerful." --St. Teresa of Avila

"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose" -- Jim Elliot

"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

"If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him." -- C.T. Studd

"If God calls you to be a missionary, don't stoop to be a king" -- Jordan Grooms (variations of this also credited to G. K. Chesterson, Thomas Carlyle and Charles Haddon Spurgeon)

"Let my heart be broken with the things that break God's heart" -- Bob Pierce, World Vision founder

"The reason some folks don't believe in missions is that the brand of religion they have isn't worth propagating." -- unknown

When James Calvert went out as a missionary to the cannibals of the Fiji Islands, the ship captain tried to turn him back, saying, "You will lose your life and the lives of those with you if you go among such savages." To that, Calvert replied, "We died before we came here."

"Missions is the overflow of our delight in God because missions is the overflow of God's delight in being God." --John Piper

"God is pursuing with omnipotent passion a worldwide purpose of gathering joyful worshipers for Himself from every tribe and tongue and people and nation. He has an inexhaustible enthusiasm for the supremacy of His name among the nations. Therefore, let us bring our affections into line with His, and, for the sake of His name, let us renounce the quest for worldly comforts and join His global purpose." -- John Piper

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

"The mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity." -- Mike Stachura

"If God's love is for anybody anywhere, it's for everybody everywhere." -- Edward Lawlor, Nazarene General Superintendent

"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 R. Mott

"Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love" -- Roland Allen

"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

"Tell the students to give up their small ambitions and come eastward to preach the gospel of Christ." -- St. Francis Xavier, missionary to India, the Philippines, and Japan

"Someone asked Will the heathen who have never heard the Gospel be saved? 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

“It would be useful if every Christian and every evangelizer were to pray about the following thought: . . .can we gain salvation if through negligence or fear or shame—what St. Paul called 'blushing for the Gospel'—or as a result of false ideas we fail to preach it? " -- Pope Paul VI- Evangelization in the Modern World, 80

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