Evangelism Quotes by R. C. Sproul, Martin Luther, Oswald Chambers, V. Raymond Edman, J. I. Packer, David Jeremiah and many others.
The gospel is only good news when we understand the bad news.
It is the duty of every Christian to be Christ to his neighbor.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations
DonвЂ™t question in the dark what God showed you in the light.
Simple assent to the gospel, divorced from a transforming commitment to the living Christ, is by Biblical standards less than faith, and less than saving, and to elicit only assent of this kind would be to secure only false conversions.
We should be holy people eager to greet our Lord when He returns, ready at any moment for the trumpet’s call, people of optimism, busy in evangelism, hands to the plow, eyes on the prize.
Evangelism, in its purist form, is an overflow of worship.
We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first.
We must neither confuse evangelism with doing justice, nor separate them from one another.
Evangelism is a cross in the heart of God.
Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love.
Your job isn’t to judge. – Your job isn’t to figure out if someone deserves something or decide who is right or wrong. – Your job is to lift the fallen, restore the broken, and heal the hurting.
No one has the right to hear the gospel twice, while there remains someone who has not heard it once.
God uses people. God uses people to perform His work. He does not send angels. Angels weep over it, but God does not use angels to accomplish His purposes. He uses burdened broken-hearted weeping men and women.
Is Christianity just another special-interest group, clawing for political power? Or, even if Christians are acting as God’s spokesmen, must Christians always conduct themselves politically as if Christianity were just another special-interest group? Do Christians conduct evangelism this way?.
The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.
If we are devoted to the cause of humanity, we shall soon be crushed and broken-hearted, for we shall often meet with more ingratitude from men than we would from a dog; but if our motive is love to God, no ingratitude can hinder us from serving our fellow men.
Christian art is the expression of the whole life of the whole person as a Christian. What a Christian portrays in his art is the totality of life. Art is not to be solely a vehicle for some sort of self-conscious evangelism.
Evangelism that starts at the nonbeliever’s point of felt need and ties the gospel into that area of need has the greatest capacity for capturing the mind and heart of the non-Christian.
These then are the marks of the ideal Church – love, suffering, holiness, sound doctrine, genuineness, evangelism and humility. They are what Christ desires to find in His churches as He walks among them.
One of the greatest priorities of the church today is to mobilize the laity to do the work of evangelism.
Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth.
The most important thing to the Christian community is not the environment but evangelism.
I think one of the serious breakdowns in modern evangelism is this: it has offered too much for too little. What we do mostly is offer forgiveness. We need cleansing! There is no true conversion until a man takes up his cross.
The key to ongoing effectiveness [in evangelism] is a perpetual freshness in your growing knowledge of Him.
If I am content to heal a hurt slightly, saying “Peace, peace,” where is no peace; if I forget the poignant word “Let love be without dissimulation” and blunt the edge of truth, speaking not right things but smooth things, then I know nothing of Calvary love.
The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose.
The essence of evangelism is to passionately show people how you can make history together.
The Mysteries are the Mysteries, and ultimately personal maybe the most personal thing in the universe. Evangelism, in my opinion, is a failure of the imagination. Beware of prophets: the best visions are the ones they leave in the desert.
The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ.
All true theology has an evangelistic thrust, and all true evangelism is theology in action.
Revival precedes evangelism. The church must first repent. This is the blind spot in our eye today.
It is not that the Church hasn’t been trained in evangelism; it is not a lack of instruction or information. The fact is, if you don’t love people through the eyes of Christ, the world will never be changed.
The desperately poor are not going to come to us to hear the Good News. We have to go to them.
Being an extrovert isn’t essential to evangelism – obedience and love are.
We Christians sometimes think we need a plan for evangelism. I don’t think Jesus had an evangelism plan. I think He just interacted with the people He came into contact with.
Christians and non-Christians have something in common. Were both uptight about evangelism.
Evangelism is selling a dream.
Bad evangelism says: I’m right, you’re wrong, and I would love to tell you about it
A need for approval lies behind all efforts of evangelism. If someone else can be convinced, that will show us that we are on the right path. The attempt to convince someone of anything is a mark of insecurity. (173)
Evangelism is not imposing anything on anyone; it is simply sharing the truth.
If God does not save men by truth, he certainly will not save them by lies. And if the old gospel is not competent to work a revival, then we will do without the revival.
Evangelism is not simply looking at someone and saying, “Look, you have to become a Christian”. Instead, an evangelist tells us the truth about who God is, and explains where we stand as a result of that. People can ignore us – indeed, they have every legal right to do so.
If you are walking with Jesus, in the Spirit, you need not fear going too far. No believer has gone as far as God wants him to go
May even the concept of unreached peoples be totally intolerable to us.
So, the emerging church is about a re-imagining: re-imagining our preaching, our evangelism, and our worship services. A re-imagining of new types of churches and an opportunity to be rethinking all we do because we recognize that the next generation is at stake if we don’t.
Any method of evangelism will workвЂ”if God is in it.
There were no bigger stars in the new evangelism than the Bakkers.
We Christians are debtors to all men at all times in all places, but we are so smug to the lostness of men. We’ve been ‘living in Laodicea,’ lax, loose, lustful, and lazy. Why is there this criminal indifference to the lostness of men? Our condemnation is that we know how to live better than we are living.
It could be that one of the greatest hindrances to evangelism is the poverty of our own experience.
We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.
Every church needs to grow warmer through fellowship, deeper through discipleship, stronger through through worship, and larger through evangelism.
If you alter or obscure the Biblical portrait of God in order to attract converts, you don’t get converts to God, you get converts to an illusion. This is not evangelism, but deception.
We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.
I don’t know how your theology works, but if Jesus has a choice between stained glass windows and feeding starving kids in Haiti, I have a feeling he’d choose the starving kids in Haiti.
Expecting perfection from ourselves or others is not what holiness is about.
The people of God are not merely to mark time, waiting for God to step in and set right all that is wrong. Rather, they are to model the new heaven and new earth, and by so doing awaken longings for what God will someday bring to pass.
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.
Apple is not sold with advertising despite the long series of clever advertisements produced for the company over the years. It is sold with evangelism, one person talking to another. The advertising reinforces the evangelist message.
Tell the students to give up their small ambitions and come eastward to preach the gospel of Christ.
It is hardly to be believed how spiritual reflections when mixed with a little physics can hold people’s attention and give them a livelier idea of God than do the often ill-applied examples of his wrath.
I am doing a lot of work for my church, taking an evangelism class, doing a lot of reading – mostly the Bible and things that coordinate with the Bible and go with the evangelism class.
When the world sees us doing evangelism, they just see us recruiting. When they see us doing justice, they see God’s glory.
We wrote about having five kids and bringing them to church. A journalist at The Washington Post wrote this article where the headline was “The New Catholic Evangelism Of Jim Gaffigan.” And it was a bit terrifying.
Successful evangelism involves not only harvesting, but sowing and watering, too. We must never think that because a nonbeliever remained unconvinced by our case that our apologetic has failed. For one encounter is not the end of the story.
One Way: Jesus! One Job: Evangelism!
Spinning out of my neuromarketing work where, based on scanning the brains of 2,000 respondents’ brains using fMRI, we learned that there’s a huge correlation between religion and branding – and thus the way that brands intend to generate customer evangelism are to be constructed.
Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find the bread.
Unfortunately, many of our churches calibrate their life to these nominal Christians. The predictable result is that you get fake, hypocritical churches that confuse the message of the gospel and make it hard for others who are trying to do genuine evangelism.
The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.
Evangelism is not a professional job for a few trained men, but is instead the unrelenting responsibility of every person who belongs to the company of Jesus.
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.
The world has more winnable people than ever before but it is possible to come out of a ripe field empty-handed.
What really concerns me is for Christians to understand the fundamentals of evangelism in a way that is helpful in the contemporary scene.
Technology evangelism has always been my passion since I learned how to use computers.
The depth of our repentance will determine the depth of our revival.
The task of evangelism often involves preparing an open road so offenders can find their refuge in Christ.
Evangelism is when the Gospel, which is good news, is preached or presented to all people.
It is now possible to live a “christian life” without doing the things that Jesus commanded us to do. We have hired people to go into all the world, to visit those in prison, to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to care for widows and orphans. The average Christian doesn’t have to do it.
While there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight – I’ll fight to the very end!
When we feed our faith, we starve our doubts.
There is no promise too hard for God to fulfill. No prayer is too big for Him to answer!
Evangelism is not salesmanship. It is not urging people, pressing them, coercing them, overwhelming them, or subduing them. Evangelism is telling a message. Evangelism is reporting good news.
To be a soul winner is the happiest thing in this world.
The reason I love Luis Palau is because this is a guy who is completely all about evangelism and reaching people and the lost with the gospel.
Let’s pray for whole world that there be brotherhood. I hope this journey of the church we begin today is fruitful for evangelization.
The simple definition of evangelism: Those who know, telling those who don’t.
We cannot be content with an evangelism which does not lead to the drawing of converts into the church, nor with a church order whose principle of cohesion is a superficial social camaraderie instead of a spiritual fellowship with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
To be a soul winner is the happiest thing in the world. And with every soul you bring to Jesus Christ, you seem to get a new heaven here upon earth.
Live by faith. Live out loud. And never stop believing God-day by day.
Somehow, the things my mother wanted to do, the release in evangelism she sought with such frenzy, were transferred to me.
Defenders of Wilson are correct to beg for context when considering his legacy. But it is they who ignore the context: the role Wilson played in using war, including Haiti’s racist counterinsurgency, to nationalize white supremacy, militarism, and Christian evangelism.
I don’t see a clerical class in the New Testament to which evangelism has been delegated. Preaching is not the only way to evangelize; it can happen in everyday conversations too. And you don’t need a special gift to witness to the Lord in these situations.
People forget that there is a big difference between coercion and persuasion. The idea that evangelism is coercive is nonsense.
You can tell how popular a church is by who comes on Sunday morning.В You can tell how popular the pastor or evangelist is by who comes on Sunday night.В But you can tell how popular Jesus is by who comes to the prayer meeting.