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Evangelism Quotes

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.
R. C. Sproul
It is the duty of every Christian to be Christ to his neighbor.
Martin Luther
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations
Oswald Chambers
Don’t question in the dark what God showed you in the light.
V. Raymond Edman
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.
J. I. Packer
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.
David Jeremiah
Evangelism, in its purist form, is an overflow of worship.
Bill Johnson
We talk of the second coming, half the world has never heard of the first.
Oswald J. Smith
We must neither confuse evangelism with doing justice, nor separate them from one another.
Timothy Keller
Evangelism is a cross in the heart of God.
Leighton Ford
Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love.
Roland Allen
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.
Joel Osteen
No one has the right to hear the gospel twice, while there remains someone who has not heard it once.
Oswald J. Smith
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.
David Wilkerson
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?.
Gary North
The Great Commission is not an option to be considered; it is a command to be obeyed.
Hudson Taylor
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.
Oswald Chambers
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.
Francis Schaeffer
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.
George Barna
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.
John Stott
One of the greatest priorities of the church today is to mobilize the laity to do the work of evangelism.
Billy Graham
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.
John Wesley
The most important thing to the Christian community is not the environment but evangelism.
John Hagee
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.
Leonard Ravenhill
The key to ongoing effectiveness [in evangelism] is a perpetual freshness in your growing knowledge of Him.
R. Kent Hughes
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.
Amy Carmichael
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.
C. S. Lewis
The essence of evangelism is to passionately show people how you can make history together.
Guy Kawasaki
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.
Robert Charles Wilson
The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ.
C. S. Lewis
All true theology has an evangelistic thrust, and all true evangelism is theology in action.
J. I. Packer
Revival precedes evangelism. The church must first repent. This is the blind spot in our eye today.
Vance Havner
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.
Reinhard Bonnke
The desperately poor are not going to come to us to hear the Good News. We have to go to them.
Jackie Pullinger
Being an extrovert isn’t essential to evangelism – obedience and love are.
Rebecca Pippert
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.
Matt Diaz
Christians and non-Christians have something in common. Were both uptight about evangelism.
Rebecca Pippert
Evangelism is selling a dream.
Guy Kawasaki
Bad evangelism says: I’m right, you’re wrong, and I would love to tell you about it
Timothy Keller
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)
Ravi Ravindra
Evangelism is not imposing anything on anyone; it is simply sharing the truth.
Mark Dever
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.
Charles Spurgeon
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.
Mark Dever
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
A. A. Allen
May even the concept of unreached peoples be totally intolerable to us.
David Platt
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.
Dan Kimball
Any method of evangelism will work—if God is in it.
Leonard Ravenhill
There were no bigger stars in the new evangelism than the Bakkers.
Kathie Lee Gifford
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.
Leonard Ravenhill
It could be that one of the greatest hindrances to evangelism is the poverty of our own experience.
Billy Graham
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.
Dwight L. Moody
Every church needs to grow warmer through fellowship, deeper through discipleship, stronger through through worship, and larger through evangelism.
Rick Warren
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.
John Piper
We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.
John Stott
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.
Tony Campolo
Expecting perfection from ourselves or others is not what holiness is about.
Kevin DeYoung
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.
Philip Yancey
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.
Nicolaus Zinzendorf
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.
Steve Hayden
Tell the students to give up their small ambitions and come eastward to preach the gospel of Christ.
Francis Xavier
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.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
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.
Angus T. Jones
When the world sees us doing evangelism, they just see us recruiting. When they see us doing justice, they see God’s glory.
Timothy Keller
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.
Jim Gaffigan
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.
William Lane Craig
One Way: Jesus! One Job: Evangelism!
T.L. Osborn
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.
Martin Lindstrom
Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find the bread.
Daniel Thambyrajah Niles
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.
Mark Dever
The salvation of a single soul is more important than the production or preservation of all the epics and tragedies in the world.
C. S. Lewis
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.
D. Elton Trueblood
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.
Ion Keith-Falconer
The world has more winnable people than ever before but it is possible to come out of a ripe field empty-handed.
Donald McGannon
What really concerns me is for Christians to understand the fundamentals of evangelism in a way that is helpful in the contemporary scene.
Mark Dever
Technology evangelism has always been my passion since I learned how to use computers.
Arfa Karim
The depth of our repentance will determine the depth of our revival.
Frank Bartleman
The task of evangelism often involves preparing an open road so offenders can find their refuge in Christ.
Max Anders
Evangelism is when the Gospel, which is good news, is preached or presented to all people.
Billy Graham
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.
Cal Thomas
While there remains one dark soul without the light of God, I’ll fight – I’ll fight to the very end!
William Booth
When we feed our faith, we starve our doubts.
Christine Caine
There is no promise too hard for God to fulfill. No prayer is too big for Him to answer!
Christine Caine
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.
Richard Halverson
To be a soul winner is the happiest thing in this world.
Charles Spurgeon
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.
Stephen Baldwin
Let’s pray for whole world that there be brotherhood. I hope this journey of the church we begin today is fruitful for evangelization.
Pope Francis
The simple definition of evangelism: Those who know, telling those who don’t.
Leith Anderson
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.
John Stott
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.
Charles Spurgeon
Live by faith. Live out loud. And never stop believing God-day by day.
Beth Moore
Somehow, the things my mother wanted to do, the release in evangelism she sought with such frenzy, were transferred to me.
Ethel Waters
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.
Greg Grandin
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.
Mark Dever
People forget that there is a big difference between coercion and persuasion. The idea that evangelism is coercive is nonsense.
Mark Dever
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.
Jim Cymbala