By The Family Mission

Quotes on world evangelism, saving the lost, and God’s heart for this world. Read and get a sense of God’s priorities.

A man may die leaving upwards of a million, without taking any of it upwards. – William Fetler

A nation will not be moved by timid methods. – Luis Palau

Anywhere provided it be forward. – David Living stone

As long as there are millions destitute of the Word of God and knowledge of Jesus Christ, it will be impossible for me to devote time and energy to those who have both. – J. L. Eden

Can’t you do just a little bit more? – J.G. Morrison (pleading with Nazareth in the 1930′s Great Depression to support their missionaries)

Christ alone can save the world, but Christ cannot save the world alone. – David Living stone

Christ not only died for all: He died for each. – Billy Graham

Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God. – William Carey

Go straight for souls, and go for the worst. – William Booth

Go, send, or disobey. – John Piper

God had an only Son and He made Him a missionary. – David Living stone

God isn’t looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him. – Hudson Taylor

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

God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply. – Hudson Taylor

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

I am destined to proclaim the message, unmanned of personal consequences to myself. – Count Nicolas Lurid con Zinger

I believe that in each generation God has called enough men and women to evangelize all the yet unread tribes of the earth. It is not God who does not call. It is man who will not respond! – Isabel Kin, missionary to China and Thailand

If God wills the evangelize of the world, and you refuse to support missions, then you are opposed to the will of God. – Oswald J. Smith


As child, at age 5:
When I am a man, I mean to be a missionary and go to China.

As a young man:
I feel I cannot go on living unless I do something for China.

Late in life, as a veteran missionary:
If I had 1,000 lives, I’d give them all for China.

– Hudson Taylor, Missionary to China

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

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. – Count Nicolas Lurid con Zinger

I have seen the vision and for self I cannot live; Life is less than worthless till my all I give. – Oswald J. Smith

It is easier to be an excessive fanatic than to be consistently faithful, because God causes an amazing humbling of our religious conceit when we are faithful to Him. – Oswald Chambers

I pray, and I obey. – David Young Chi

I want to be where there are out and out pagans. – Francis Xavier

I would rather die for Christ than rule the whole earth. – Ignites

If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice? – David Living stone

If God’s love is for anybody anywhere, it’s for everybody everywhere. – Edward Lawyer, Nazareth General Superintendent

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

If missions languish, it is because the whole life of godliness is feeble. The command to go everywhere and preach to everybody is not obeyed until the will is lost by self-surrender in the will of God. Living, praying, giving and going will always be found together. – Arthur T. Person

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

If the Church is ‘in Christ,’ she is involved in mission. Her whole existence then has a missionary character. Her conduct as well as her words will convince the unbelievers and put their ignorance and stupidity to silence. – David Busch

If the Great Commission is true, our plans are not too big; they are too small. – Pat Morley

If we have not enough in our religion . . . to share it with all the world, it is doomed here at home. – David Living stone

If you don’t have a definite call to stay here, you are called to go. – Keith Green

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

If you take missions out of the Bible, you won’t have anything left but the covers. – Nina Hunter

In no other way can the believer become as fully involved with God’s work, especially the work of world evangelism, as in intercept prayer. – Dick Eastman

In our lifetime, wouldn’t it be sad if we spent more time washing dishes or swat ting flies or mowing the yard or watching television than praying for world missions? – Dave Davidson

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 Miffed

It is possible for the most obscure person in a church, with a heart right toward God, to exercise as much power for the evangelize of the world, as it is for those who stand in the most prominent positions. – John R. Mott

It’s better to obey God rather than men. – Brother Andrew

Let my heart be broken with the things that break God’s heart. – Bob Pierce, World Vision founder

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing! – Helen Keller (she wasn’t a missionary, but this is an inspiring mission-minded thought!)

Life is precarious, and life is precious. Don’t presume you will have it tomorrow, and don’t waste it today. – John Piper

Live God LOUD! – Ron Live, Teen Mania

Lost people matter to God, and so they must matter to us. – Keith Wright

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

Missions is not just for missionaries; God’s call is for all. – Ann Duncan, The Mission-Minded Family

Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. – John Piper

Missions is practicing God’s presence until His passion compels us to obey. – Ann Duncan, The Mission-Minded Family

Missions is the overflow of our delight in God because missions is the overflow of God’s delight in being God. – John Piper

Never pity missionaries; envy them. They are where the real action is — where life and death, sin and grace, Heaven and Hell converge. – Robert C. Shannon

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

Not, how much of my money will I give to God, but, how much of God’s money will I keep for myself? – John Wesley

Oh, that I could spend every moment of my life to God’s glory! – David Brained

Oh, that I had a thousand lives and a thousand bodies! All of them should be devoted to no other employment but to preach Christ to these degraded, despised, yet beloved mortals. – Robert Miffed

One Way: Jesus! One Job: Evangelism! – T.L. Osborn

Only as the church fulfills her missionary obligation does she justify her existence. – Unknown

Our God of Grace often gives us a second chance, but there is no second chance to harvest a ripe crop. – Kurt con Schlepping

Some wish to live within the sound of church and chapel bell. I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell! – C.T. Studs

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 Surgeon

Tell the students to give up their small ambitions and come eastward to preach the gospel of Christ. – Francis Xavier

The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet. – David Living stone

This generation can only reach this generation. – David Living stone

Sympathy is no substitute for action. – David Living stone

The Bible is not the basis of missions; missions is the basis of the Bible. – Ralph Winter, U.S. Center for World Mission

The Christian is not obedient unless he is doing all in his power to send the Gospel to the heathen world. – A. B. Simpson

The Church must send or the church will end. – Wendell Taylor

The church that does not evangelize will fossilize. – Oswald J. Smith

The mission of the church is missions. – Oswald J. Smith

God’s mission for the family is expanding God’s family. – Ann Duncan, The Mission-Minded Family

We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first. – Oswald J. Smith

The church which ceases to be evangelistic will soon cease to be evangelical. – Alexander Duff

The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time. – Carl F. H. Henry

The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed. – Hudson Taylor

The Great Commission is the Great Adventure of Christianity. – Ron Live, Teen Mania

The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. – Samuel Swimmer

The light that shines farthest shines brightest nearest home. – C. T. Studs

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

There is nothing in the world or the Church – except the church’s disobedience – to render the evangelize of the world in this generation an impossibility. – Robert Speed

The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become. – Henry Martin, missionary to India and Persian

The supreme task of the Church is the evangelize of the world. – Oswald J. Smith

The will of God — nothing less, nothing more, nothing else. – F. E. Marsh (also attributed to Bobby Richardson)

To know God and to make Him known. – Loren Cunningham, YWAM

To know the will of God, we need an open Bible and an open map. – William Carey, pioneer missionary to India

Untold millions are still untold. – John Wesley

Walk away from your own preoccupations . . . and see the preaching multitudes. – K.P. Young, Gospel for Asia

We are debtors to every man to give him the gospel in the same measure in which we have received it. – P.F. Breeze, founder of the Church of the Nazareth

We can reach our world, if we will. The greatest lack today is not people or funds. The greatest need is prayer. – Wesley Dwell, head of OMS International

We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God. – John Story

What can we do to win these men to Christ? – Richard Wurmbrand, The Voice of the Martyrs (referring to the men who were persecuting him)

Why should anyone hear the Gospel twice, before everyone has heard it once? -Oswald J. Smith

Will you go to His feet and place yourself entirely at His disposal? – William Booth

Will you shed your tears for the souls of the nations? – Wendi Strand, Pastor’s wife

World missions was on God’s mind from the beginning. – Dave Davidson

You can give without loving. But you cannot love without giving. – Amy Car michael

You can’t take it with you, but you can send it on ahead. – Oswald J. Smith

You must go or send a substitute. – Oswald J. Smith

You have one business on earth – to save souls. – John Wesley


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