"Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs, nor out of theological arguments, but out of love.” —Roland Allen
In our weekly prayer time over the phone this morning, a member shared this excerpt from a letter by Ignatius, a disciple and church leader on his way to martyrdom in the early second century.
What can stop us, when the kingdom of God and His righteousness is our passion!
“Let me put it this way: God will do, as a result of the praying of the humblest one here what otherwise He would not do.” —S. D. Gordon
Be Thou, oh Father, my strength for the way,
Guide me with wisdom and be Thou my stay.
Open the door and let no delay,
Help us reach heathen,
While yet it is day.
Be Thou, oh Savior, my Word and my Life,
Thy Word incarnate keep me from sin’s strife....
“We are left with the reality that Jesus cared about all the problems of a person. He cares about what people care about and He wants us to care about it too." —Billy North
"Little by little the enemy wants to pull us away. Instead of your relationship with the Lord being the priority of your heart, other things—ministry, people, responsibilities—now occupy the center. If the sanctuary of your heart becomes a marketplace of business, that is a frightening spiritual...
“But Searchers are different. A Searcher hopes to find solutions by trial and error. He knows one solution will not fit every situation. A Searcher also understands he will need some input from the local people to succeed. Easterly also concluded that Searchers have much better results. “The...
". . . It is important to carefully analyze the cause. When we diagnose the root cause of a problem, we also unwittingly select a cure." —Gary Miller
From the book THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL
"There is no success without sacrifice. If you succeed without sacrifice, it is because someone has suffered before you. If you sacrifice without success, it is because someone will succeed after." —Adoniram Judson
"Jesus wants a society of redeemed people to show the world what the whole world would look like if everybody obeyed the King." —John D Martin