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Evangelism Quotes (Witness, Outreach)

Evangelism Quotes Evangelism Witness

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Contributed By: Illustration Exchange | Date Posted: 2015-05-04

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“Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.” Francis of Assisi (c. 1181 – 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. He is one of the most respected religious figures in history to both Protestants and Catholics alike.

"We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine." Dwight L. Moody (1837-1899, American evangelist, publisher, and founder of the Moody Church and Moody Bible Institute.

“Whatever we do, we must not treat the Great Commission like it's the Great Suggestion.” Charles R. Swindoll (1934- ) is an evangelical Christian pastor, author, educator, and radio preacher. He founded Insight for Living.

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom," says Paul. And we are most in line with the Spirit, most faithfully obedient, when instead of trying to manipulate people into faith, we simply live in that freedom and let the Spirit do the work of transformation.” Mark Galli is a former Presbyterian Pastor and editor for such publications as CHRISTIANITY TODAY and LEADERSHIP MAGAZINE.

“Here's an idea you can use in your witnessing as people throw out their objections to believing in God. Many will say, 'God isn't fair, and I'm glad. If He were fair, you and I wouldn't be here today. We'd be in hell. What we really need is not God's fairness, but His mercy.” Tony Evans is a Christian pastor, speaker, author, educator, and radio/television personality.

“As Emmanuel, Cardinal Suhard says, "To be a witness does not consist in engaging in propaganda, nor even in stirring people up, but in being a living mystery. It means to live in such a way that one's life would not make sense if God did not exist.” Madeleine L'Engle (1918 – 2007) was an American writer best known for young-adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time.

“Jesus died for sinners. Cannot we live for them?” Charles Spurgeon (1834 – 1892) was a British Particular Baptist preacher, known as the Prince of Preachers.

“Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.” D.T. Niles (1908 – 1970) was a Ceylonese priest, evangelist and president of the Ceylon Methodist Conference.

“I freed a thousand slaves. I could've free two thousand more if only they knew they were slaves.” Harriet Tubman (c. 1822 –1913) was an African-American abolitionist, humanitarian, and during the American Civil War, a Union spy.

“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 Ludwn Zinzendorf (1700 – 1760) was a German religious and social reformer and bishop of the Moravian Church.

“If we really believe the gospel we proclaim, we'll be honest about our own beauty and brokenness, and the beautiful broken One will make himself known to our neighbors through the chinks in our armor - and in theirs.” Fil Anderson is an author, executive director of Journey Resources, and is a frequent speaker at conferences, offers individual spiritual direction, and directs retreats and workshops nationally and internationally.

“Evangelism is not a monologue, but a dialogue.” Jim George is a bestselling author and national speaker dedicated to helping people live a life after God's own heart. He has written over 15 books with more than 1 million copies sold.

“The opposite of love isn’t hate, it's indifference.” C. S Lewis (1898 – 1963) was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist, best known for his works MERE CHRISTIANITY and THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA.

“Faith in Christ leaped from person to person like some divine epidemic, not of disease but of spiritual health.” John Charles Pollock (1924 - 2012) was a Christian author, and was the official biographer of Billy Graham.

“Evangelism is hard… watching people you love go to hell is harder.” Author unknown.

“The Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose.” C. S. Lewis (1898 – 1963), was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist, best known for his works MERE CHRISTIANITY and CHRONICLES OF NARNIA.


Many of the above quotes provide their own points of application. They do not necessarily represent the views of Orthodox Christianity; neither do they necessarily represent the views of Illustration Exchange.