Missionary Quotes #3

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From the Field July 29, ’16

“Missions is the overflow of our delight in God because missions is the overflow of God’s delight in being God.”

–John Piper

“To belong to Jesus is to embrace the nations with Him.” –John Piper

“Go, send, or disobey.” –John Piper

“All the money needed to send and support an army of self-sacrificing, joy-spreading ambassadors is already in the church.” -John Piper

“We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God.” –Jon Stott

“Tell the students to give up their small ambitions and come eastward to preach the gospel of Christ.” –Francis Xavier, missionary to India, the Philippines, and Japan. While he was the greatest of the Roman Catholic missionaries, he was influenced some by the Reformation.

“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.” –Count Nicolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf. His grandmother was a Lutheran and influenced him.

“If the Great Commission is true, our plans are not too big; they are too small.” –Pat Morley

“The history of missions is the history of answered prayer.” –Samuel Zwemer


Who was the first to use the phrase Great Commission? It may have been missionary Justinian von Welz (1621-1688). He went to Dutch Guiana and died there. He was a Lutheran in Germany but could not find support for overseas mission work. He went into Holland and found some and went. Nearly 200 years later, it was Hudson Taylor who really popularized the use of the phrase “Great Commission” to describe Matthew 28:19-20.