"Every dimension of our mission flows from the lordship of Christ, and from the will and mission of God that the whole world and all creation will come to recognize that fact, and in doing so will come to know, love, praise, and worship our Creator and Redeemer." —Chris Wright
". . . 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
“We now know that God is like Jesus. He is Christ-like. And if He is, He is a good God. If the Heart at the back of the universe is like this gentle heart that broke upon the Cross, He can have my heart without qualification and without reservation.” –E. Stanley Jones
"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
'When I read Anabaptist history, and Early Church history as well, what I found is not a people hiding in the back of a hollar hoping that the world doesn't come and pollute them with their sin. I found people charging the gates of Hell with the Gospel to conquer a world and turn it upside down...
"When we look at the New Testament in its entirety and especially when we start to get to grips with the Old Testament, we see that God’s people are called to serve and to advocate as well as to preach the Good News. Indeed, the whole modern concept of the separation of the physical and...
"Before we can participate in God’s mission, we must know that we are beneficiaries of God’s mission. We are not the rescuers; we are the rescued who merely bear witness to others who also need to be rescued." —Mike Goheen
"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
"We cannot go forth in mission to the world without attending to ourselves. This is not to suggest that we have to wait until we are perfect before we engage in mission. There never would have been any mission – Old or New Testament – if that had been the case. It means that part of our...
We are not called to create clones.
We are called to make disciples.
That is what Jesus said.
That is what we need to do.
—Frank Reed (Cultural Dimensions of the Gospel,...