Missional Means Being Sent

By Pastor Bob Myers

 

There is not a command for the world to come to church. There is, however, a clarion call for the church to go out into the world, to be on mission and to make disciples. While it seems like attracting others to come attend something has been interrupted, this season may provide an even greater opportunity for the church to be the church, to be sent out to reach others, rather than merely inviting others to come visit us.

 

This week, I’m giving you a list of some favorite short quotes that remind us to live on mission.


As you read these I pray it gives you a greater awareness of your “mission field”. 

 

“As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”  John 20:21)

 

"The mark of a great church is not its seating capacity, but its sending

capacity." - Mike Stachura

 

"Jesus Christ would like to invite you Illtg His heart" Anon

 

"It's not that God has a mission for his Church in the world, but that

God has a Church for his mission in the world" –

 

"Go, send, or, disobey." – John Piper

 

"The Spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to

Him, the more intensely missionary we become." - Hernv Martyn,

missionary to India and Persia

 

"Lost people matter to God, and so they must matter to us." - Keith

Wright

 

"The Bible is not the basis of missions; missions is the basis of the

Bible" - Ralph Winter, missiologist

 

"Any church that is not seriously involved in helping fulfill the Great

Commission has forfeited its biblical right to exist." - Oswald J.

Smith

 

"This generation of Christians is responsible for this generation of

souls on the earth!" - Keith Green

 

"Someone asked me, “Will the heathen who have never heard the Gospel be

saved? It is more a question with me whether we - who have the Gospel

and fail to give it to those who have not - can be saved." - Charles

Spurgeon

 

Every heart with Christ, a missionary; every heart without Christ, a mission

field. Dick Hillis (1913-2005), Missionary to Asia

God had only one Son - and He was a missionary. David Livingstone


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