Missions Quotes

Ends of the Earth Missions Journal

Quotes About Missions



"Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exist because worship doesn't." - John Piper,Let the Nations Be Glad

"[God] has an inexhaustible enthusiasm for the supremacy of his name among the nations." - John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad

"To belong to Jesus is to embrace the nations with him." - John Piper

"Missions is the overflow of our delight in God because missions is the overflow of God's delight in being God." - John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad

"Expect great things from God. Attempt great things for God." - William Carey (biography)

"To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and open map." - William Carey

"William Carey chides his countrymen for deciding it would be impossible for the Gospel to travel over great distances and to penetrate varied cultures when they are willing to face the same trials for the sake of commerce." - William Carey

"Every saved person this side of heaven owes the gospel to every lost person this side of hell." - David Platt,Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

"A materialistic world will not be won to Christ by a materialistic church." - David Platt, Radical

"Do not underestimate what God can do when the church is sending and workers are going to people who need the gospel." - David Platt

"We have taken the command of Christ to go, baptize, and teach all nations, and mutated it into a comfortable call to come, be baptized, and sit in one location." - David Platt

"This is the grand purpose for which we were created: to enjoy the grace of Christ as we spread the gospel of Christ from wherever we live, to the ends of the earth." - David Platt

"Every missionary I know is extraordinarily ordinary. Everything they do, they do by the grace of God." - Matt Chandler

"The reconciling gospel is always at the forefront of the church's social action, because a full belly is not better than a reconciled soul." - Matt Chandler

"Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor." - Charles Spurgeon

"If we give God service it must be because he gives us grace. We work for him because he works in us." - Charles Spurgeon

"Millions have never heard of Jesus. We ought not to ask, 'Can I prove that I ought to go?', but, 'Can I prove that I ought not to go?'" - Charles Spurgeon

"The great commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed." - Hudson Taylor

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

"Christ is either Lord of all-- or he is not Lord at all." - Hudson Taylor

"I used to ask God to help me. Then I asked if I might help him. I ended up by asking Him to do His work through me." - Hudson Taylor


"He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." - Jim Elliot (biography, as written by his wife)

"Father, make of me a crisis man. Bring those I contact to decision. Let me not be a milepost on a single road; make me a fork, that men must turn one way or another on facing Christ in me." - Jim Elliott

"Wherever you are-- be all there." - Jim Elliott

"What we practice, not (save at rare intervals) what we preach, is usually our great contribution to the conversion of others." - C.S. Lewis

"Jesus did not say, 'Go into all the world and tell the world that it is quite right.' The Gospel is something completely different. In fact, it is directly opposed to the world." - C.S. Lewis

"As Christians we are tempted to make unneccessary concessions to those outside the Faith. We give in too much. Now, I don't mean that we should run the risk of making a nuisance of ourselves by witnessing at improper times, but there comes a time when we must show that we disagree. We must show our Christian colors, if we are to be true to Jesus Christ." - C.S. Lewis

"Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you." - Augustine

"What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like." - Augustine

"If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?" - David Livingstone (biography)

"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

"It is our confidence in the sovereign grace of God that gives us any hope of success in missions." - Kevin DeYoung

"Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell; I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell." - C. T. Studd

"A young man should ask himself not if it is his duty to go to the heathen, but if he may dare stay at home. The command is so plain: 'Go.'" - Lottie Moon

"When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die." -Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"It is true that God may have called you to be exactly where you are. But, it is absolutely vital to grasp that he didn't call you there so you could settle in and live your life in comfort and superficial peace." -Francis Chan

"Do you know that nothing you do in this life will ever matter, unless it is about loving God and loving the people he has made?" -Francis Chan

"To call someone a Christian simply because he does some Christian-y things is giving false comfort to the unsaved." -Francis Chan

"God has given us two hands -one to receive with and the other to give with. We are not cisterns made for hoarding; we are channels made for sharing." - Billy Graham

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

"Evangelism is when the Gospel, which is good news, is preached or presented to all people." -Billy Graham

“God directs his people not simply to worship but to sing his praises “before the nations.” We are called not simply to communicate the gospel to nonbelievers; we must also intentionally celebrate the gospel before them.” -Tim Keller

“The Christian Gospel is that I am so flawed that Jesus had to die for me, yet I am so loved and valued that Jesus was glad to die for me. This leads to deep humility and deep confidence at the same time. It undermines both swaggering and sniveling. I cannot feel superior to anyone, and yet I have nothing to prove to anyone. I do not think more of myself nor less of myself. Instead, I think of myself less.” -Tim Keller

“God's salvation does not come in response to a changed life. A changed life comes in response to the salvation, offered as a free gift.” -Tim Keller

“There is a ripple effect to the gospel that’s inevitable. There’s a ripple effect to true grace. It doesn’t lead us to only sit and contemplate what happened to us. It leads us to proclaim what’s happened to us—and what can happen to anybody and everybody on the planet.”-Louie Giglio

"There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things." -D.L. Moody

"Let God have your life; He can do more with it than you can." -D.L. Moody

"Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure." -D.L. Moody

"It is not our work to make men belive: that is the work of the Holy Spirit." -D.L. Moody

"The greatest single cause of atheism in the world today is Christians: who acknowledge Jesus with their lips, walk out the door, and deny Him by their lifestyle. That is what an unbelieving world simply finds unbelievable." - Brennan Manning

"By and large, the gospel of grace is neither proclaimed, understood, nor lived." - Brennan Manning

"The litmus test of our love for God is our love of neighbor." - Brennan Manning