Has it been the end of my life and ministry, has it been the desire of my heart to save the lost and guide the saved? Is it under the influence of this feeling that I continually live and walk and speak? Is it for this I pray and toil and fast and weep? Is it for this I spend and am spent, counting it, next to the salvation of my own soul, my chiefest joy to be the instrument of saving others?”Horatio Bonar
Don’t be so content with your personal salvation that you have no concern for those without it.
What kind of risk (faith) was I willing to take earlier in my faith journey that I no longer take?
The Kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing, who would ever have been spared?”Martin Luther
“Laborers are like manure. It stinks when they are all in one place. You have to spread them out to do any good.”
The gospel is inherently a gospel of action, not merely a gospel of reflection; it is not merely prepositions to be believed, but a salvation to be proclaimed.”Timothy Tennent