Get motivated for God’s Great Commission with these missionary quotes.

Mission Quotes PART II

1) Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.”
– Jesus Christ (THE GREAT COMMISSION – Mark 16:15)

2) “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…”
– Jesus Christ (THE GREAT COMMISSION – Matthew 28:19)

3) “To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map.” — William Carey, pioneer missionary to India

4) “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” — John Keith Falconer

5) “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply” — Hudson Taylor

6) “God isn’t looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him”— Hudson Taylor

7) “The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed”— Hudson Taylor

8) “If I had 1,000 lives, I’d give them all for China” — Hudson Taylor

9) “God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.” — Hudson Taylor, missionary to China

10) “Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God” — William Carey, who is calledthe father of modern missions

11) “Is not the commission of our Lord still binding upon us? Can we not do more than now we are doing?” — William Carey

12) “The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.” — Henry Martyn, missionary to India and Persia

13) “He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose” — Jim Elliot, missionary martyr who lost his life in the late 1950’s trying to reach the Auca Indians of Ecuador

14) “We are debtors to every man to give him the gospel in the same measure in which we have received it” — P.F. Bresee, founder of the Church of the Nazarene

15) “In the vast plain to the north I have sometimes seen, in the morning sun, the smoke of a thousand villages where no missionary has ever been” — Robert Moffat, who inspired David Livingstone

16) “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

17) “Sympathy is no substitute for action.”— David Livingstone, missionary to Africa

18) “Can’t you do just a little bit more?” — J.G. Morrison pleading with Nazarenes in the 1930’s Great Depression to support their missionaries

19) “Lost people matter to God, and so they must matter to us.” — Keith Wright

20) “The Bible is not the basis of missions; missions is the basis of the Bible” — Ralph Winter, missiologist

21) On the importance of mission education: “God cannot lead you on the basis of information you do not have” — Ralph Winter, missiologist

22) “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

23) “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

24) “Christ wants not nibblers of the possible, but grabbers of the impossible.”— C.T. Studd

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

26) “Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist.” — Oswald J. Smith

27) “The mission of the church is missions.” — Oswald J. Smith

28) “We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.” — Oswald J. Smith

29) “This generation of Christians is responsible for this generation of souls on the earth!” — Keith Green

30) “There is nothing in the world or the Church — except the church’s disobedience — to render the evangelization of the world in this generation an impossibility.” — Robert Speer, leader in Student Volunteer Movement

31) “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)

32) “If you found a cure for cancer, wouldn’t it be inconceivable to hide it from the rest of mankind? How much more inconceivable to keep silent the cure from the eternal wages of death.”— Dave Davidson

33) “World missions was on God’s mind from the beginning.” — Dave Davidson

34) “In our lifetime, wouldn’t it be sad if we spent more time washing dishes or swatting flies or mowing the yard or watching television than praying for world missions?”— Dave Davidson

35) “Let my heart be broken with the things that break God’s heart.” — Bob Pierce, World Vision founder

36) “No reserves. No retreats. No regrets.” — William Borden

37) “If ten men are carrying a log — nine of them on the little end and one at the heavy end — and you want to help, which end will you lift on?” — William Borden, as he reflected on the numbers of Christian workers in the U.S. as compared to those among unreached peoples in China

38) “The reason some folks don’t believe in missions is that the brand of religion they have isn’t worth propagating.” — unknown

39) 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.”

40) “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