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Quotable Tuesdays – 5/31/11

May 31, 2011

In him [Jesus] was life, and that life was the light of men.  The light shines in the darkness, but the darkness has not understood it.

≡  John 1:4-5  –  The Bible in 90 Days

Deep happiness never comes through focusing on yourself.  It is the result of living a life centered on God and directed toward others.  True joy does not reach its climax in a private communion with God.  Rather it reaches its fullest extent only when it is compounded by the joy of seeing others share in it with us.

≡  Dave Earley & David Wheeler  –  Co-authors of Evangelism Is…

People want the formula, the how to’s of getting the job done.  The problem with that approach is that we, the church, are oftentimes giving answers to questions people aren’t even asking.  Methods only work when they apply to the context of the people.

≡  Richard Lewis  –  Author of The Journey of a Post-Modern Missionary

A declining interest in missions is the sure sign that a church and people have left their first love.  Nothing is more indicative of the moral decline of the West than Christians who have lost the passion of Christ for a lost and dying world.

≡  K.P. Yohannan  –  Author of Revolution in World Missions

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