Top Bible Verses about Mission
Famous Christian Quotes About Mission, Outreach
Pray Unceasingly on Behalf of Others
But you also pray unceasingly on behalf of others, for there is in them a hope of repentance that they may find God. Therefore allow them at least by your deeds, to be disciples. In response to their anger, your gentleness; in response to their arrogant rhetoric, your humility; in response to their abusive speech, your prayer, in response to their deception, your steadfast faithfulness; in response to their violence, your gentleness; not being eager to imitate them. Let us be found to be by gentleness their brothers and sisters, and let us be eager to be imitators of the Lord.
Breadth verses Depth
Much has been done of late to promote the production of dwarfish Christians. The endeavor has been to increase breadth at the expense of depth. What would you think of those who should break the dams of our reservoirs to let the water spread over the country?… If, in order to spread our sea, we make it very shallow, and it breathes miasma and death over the plain, it will be a sorry exchange for life eternal. Oh, to have a church built up with the deep godliness of men who know the Lord in their very hearts, and will seek to follow the Lamb wherever he goes!
The Growth of the Church Greater Than Alexander’s Conquest
Had it been published by a voice from heaven that twelve poor men, taken out of boats and creeks, without any help of learning, should conquer the world to the cross, it might have been thought an illusion against all the reason of men; yet we know it was undertaken and accomplished by them. They published this doctrine in Jerusalem, and quickly spread it over the greatest part of the world. Folly outwitted wisdom, and weakness overpowered strength. The conquest of the east by Alexander was not so admirable as the enterprise of these poor men.