There is so much I’m learning at Seminary – in classes, at chapel and at church. I wish I could blog about it all, but that’s impossible. I did, though, want to make sure these recent treasures I’ve collected are shared.
“The two things a missionary does are equip and encourage.” – Dr. Art Savage, former missionary
“The way Christ lived and suffered and died places a calling on us to show with our lives the supremacy of his love by living in the same way.” – John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad
“No one wants to be persecuted…we don’t talk about it and I know why, because we all want to live our best life now.” – New Testament Professor
“In missions we want to impose Biblical values, not American values.” – Cross Cultural Witnessing class
“The great use of a life is to spend it for something that will outlast us.” – William James
“Church should be more than a club that makes people feel good about themselves.”
“Do not get distracted by feelings, stay grounded by belief.” – Dr. Blaising
“Did you know that churches in the Southern Baptist Convention spend more money each year on the interest for their building loans than they spend on foreign missions? The SBC does not have a financial problem, it’s a heart problem. Pray for a heart change within our American churches.” – Dr. Mark Edworthy, IMB
“Our culture is open to all types of ideas and religions, but they do NOT want to be told or to accept that Jesus is the only way and the only truth to have eternal life in heaven and true life on earth.”
“The missionary heart:
Care more than some think is wise.
Risk more than some think is safe.
Dream more than some think is practical.
Expect more than some think is possible.
I was called not to comfort or success but to obedience.
There is no joy outside of knowing Jesus and serving him.
– Karen Watson, Martyr for Christ