Evangelism Quotes

Evangelism is such an important part of Christianity, yet it is probably the most neglected and avoided aspect of following Christ.  Here are some amazing quotes on the subject:

“Have you no wish for others to be saved?  Then you are not saved yourself.  Be sure of that.” – Charles Spurgeon

“If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies.  And if they perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay.  If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.” – Charles Spurgeon

“God save us from living in comfort while sinners are sinking into hell!” – Charles Spurgeon

“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.” – Elton Trueblood

“You have nothing to do but to save souls.  Therefore spend and be spent in this work.  And go not only to those that need you, but to those that need you most…It is not your business to preach so many times, and to take care of this or that society; but to save as many souls as you can; to bring as many sinners as you possibly can to repentance.” – John Wesley

“I’d rather have people hate me with the knowledge that I tried to save them.” – Keith Green

“Preach abroad….It is the cooping yourselves up in rooms that has dampened the work of God, which never was and never will be carried out to any purpose without going into the highways and hedges and compelling men and women to come in.” – Jonathan Edwards

“Make it an object of constant study, and of daily reflection and prayer, to learn how to deal with sinners so as to promote their conversion.” – Charles G. Finney

“If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified.” – Leonard Ravenhill

The attitude of the average Christian today is relax and be raptured.  But He is coming… and when God gets angry you’ve no idea what it is.  Like a thousand volcanoes exploding.  He has appointed a day in which He is going to judge the world and the poor blind world doesn’t know much about it and the poor blind church doesn’t think much about it now.” – Leonard Ravenhill

“It is not our business to make the message acceptable, but to make it available.  We are not to see that they like it, but that they get it.” – Dr. Vance Havner

“How shall I feel at the judgment, if multitudes of missed opportunities pass before me in full review, and all my excuses prove to be disguises of my cowardice and pride.” – Dr. W. E. Sangster

“Oh my friends, we are loaded with countless church activities, while the real work of the church, that of evangelizing and winning the lost, is almost entirely neglected.” – Oswald J. Smith

Brothers and sisters, we cannot sit comfortably in our homes and churches and be uninvolved in the mission of our Lord, the very thing he left us to do while he was gone!

  • Which quote stands out to you the most? Why?
  • What do these quotes cause you to think about?
  • What stops us from preaching the gospel?
  • What can we do to change this?
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10 responses to this post.

  1. “You have nothing to do but to save souls. Therefore spend and be spent in this work. And go not only to those that need you, but to those that need you most…It is not your business to preach so many times, and to take care of this or that society; but to save as many souls as you can; to bring as many sinners as you possibly can to repentance.” – John Wesley

    i love this quote and actually wrote a feature about john wesley in our church magazine (link on my blog is http://fireball.lifewithchrist.org/permalink/30848.html
    based on this quote – wesleys passion for life was souls.

    the quote inspires me personally, i love that verse. we should live lives that actively LOOK and MAKE opportunties and get out of our comfort zones to reach out.

    blessings,
    claire

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  2. Hi Claire,

    I followed your link and I take it you’re from New Zealand. How you listened to Andrew Strom? I’m linking his website for you? I especially recommend the video “Outspoken”.

    God bless you,

    Steve

    http://www.revivalschool.com/

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  3. Posted by William on August 21, 2008 at 11:16 am

    Fantastic! These quotes set me thinking deeply about the judgement. Have you checked out Dag Heward-Mills? This man completely changed my perception about the work of God. I think his site is http://www.daghewardmills.org. Check it out…
    God bless you

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  4. Posted by theaustinsadventures on April 9, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    These are great quotes. I’ve heard that first Spurgeon quote many times before on http://www.wayofthemaster.com and http://www.wretchedradio.com (both recommended).

    One that stands out to me is: “It is not our business to make the message acceptable, but to make it available. We are not to see that they like it, but that they get it.” – Dr. Vance Havner

    My heart is to share the Gospel with the lost and self-righteous – to make it available to them – usually through speaking with them, giving them a tract/Gospel message or guiding them to someplace online like http://www.needGod.com. I seek to provide people with the Gospel and then pray for the Lord to save them.
    If you haven’t visited http://www.livingwaters.com, I’d recommend going there to check out their evangelism classes and store.

    Blessings, Andy

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  5. Posted by nicolas gomez on June 29, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    i wan to be a member

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  6. These are Amazing facts ,how i wish they could get to God’s ministers allover the world
    they would be of great inspiration and the
    the work of our risen savior could soon be accomplished!!

    i request to be included on your mail list.
    Be blessed.

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  7. Posted by Yesuratnam on March 18, 2010 at 7:42 am

    “If sinners will be damned, at least let them leap to hell over our bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms about their knees, imploring them to stay. If hell must be filled, at least let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go there unwarned and unprayed for.” – Charles Spurgeon

    This quote i like it very much no one should go there unwarned rather without hearing Jesus death and unprayed.

    Yesu India

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  8. Posted by Dzormeku Courage Etornam on May 20, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I want to know the Lord the more each seconds each minute each hour each day it is my fervent hope because i have realized he is the reason I liveth oH GOD u knoweth my thoughts and my heart imprison me in your presence forever

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  9. Posted by Bruce on August 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    “Oh my friends, we are loaded with countless church activities, while the real work of the church, that of evangelizing and winning the lost, is almost entirely neglected.” – Oswald J. Smith

    THe Church is TOOOOOO interested in “programs” and numbers than to take a handful and make Disciples then start again…. we are more bent on having the coolest program and filling our pews than making a difference.

    Remember “Christians” were FIRST called… Disciples.

    Bruce

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  10. Fellow Laborers,

    If you need daily encouragement to help keep you mission minded check out our FREE App in the Android Market. Search for: “BAC Daily Fishing Tips”

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    TILL ALL THE NETS ARE FULL!
    MH

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