Posted by: philw0410 | November 5, 2010

Mission part 1

I was with a friend in Kettering yesterday, where the father of the modern missions movement William Carey hailed from. You can still go and see the plinth erected in his honour, with his most famous epigram ” Expect great things of God. Attempt great things for God!” In honour of  William Carey, from whom so much advance for the gospel came, here are some other great quotes on mission to stir and provoke us!

“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

“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply” – Hudson Taylor, missionary to China

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

“God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.” – Hudson Taylor.

“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

“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

“Sympathy is no substitute for action.” – David Livingstone, missionary to Africa

“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

“Some wish to live within the sound of a chapel bell; I wish to run a rescue mission within a yard of hell.” – CT Studd

“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

“No reserves. No retreats. No regrets” – William Borden

“The mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending capacity.” – Mike Stachura



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