26 Hudson Taylor Quotes to Inspire Success in Evangelism

26 Hudson Taylor Quotes to Inspire Success in Evangelism

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Hudson (also James) Taylor was a missionary to the nation of China of British origin. He had a massive passion for evangelism. This passion led him to start the China Inland Mission organization with the goal of evangelism.

Through partnering with other missionaries he built many schools in China and led thousands of souls to Christ. In spite of the personal hardships he faced mainly his family he persevered and inspired many lives.

Here are 26 of some of his best quotes:

  1. “It is in carrying the gospel throughout the world, in manifesting it at home and abroad, that we shall realize and learn to know God.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  2. “I know how much easier it is to lean on an arm of flesh than on the Lord; but I have learned too how much less safe it is.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  3. “A little thing is a little thing, but faithfulness in little things is a great thing.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  4. “The three greatest qualities for a missionary? The first is patience, the second is patience, and the third is patience.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  5. “The key to the whole secret of fruitfulness. Not what we are, but who He is; not what we do, but what his life works in us and through us is the question of moment… He is the true worker; He is the true fruit bearer.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  6. “True wisdom is ‘rejoicing always before him’… neutralizing the devil’s lie, that the service of God is a gloomy thing.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  7. “The Lord Jesus taught his people that they were to be the light- not of Jerusalem, not of Judea, nor yet of the Jewish nation, but of the world.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  8. “After proving God’s faithfulness for many years, I can testify that times of want have ever been times of spiritual blessing, or have led to them.” ~ Hudson Taylor

  9. “We did not become believers by struggling, but by trusting in what Christ had done for us; so we shall become fruitful by trusting the same Saviour to work in us and through us.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  10. “There is a living God. He has spoken in the Bible- He means what He says and will do all as He has promised.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  11. “Only become givers, and it is immaterial whether you have five loaves or five hundred; the larger number would no more suffice, apart from Divine and multiplying power, than the smaller.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  12. “You can work without praying, but it is a bad plan; but you cannot pray in earnest without working. Do not be so busy with work for Christ that you have no strength left for praying. True prayer requires strength.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  13. “God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on Him.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  14. “Not infrequently our God brings His people into difficulties on purpose that they may come to know Him as they could not otherwise do.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  15. “It is not lost time to wait upon God.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  16. “The Lord will provide. What will He provide? All we need; all we have the faith to ask, in the name of Jesus.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  17. “God is not looking for people of great faith, but for individuals ready to follow Him.” ~ Hudson Taylor
  18. “If the storm comes, let us bow to it, but hold on to our anchor. If we cannot make much headway, let us try to hold on and in time wind and tide will change. God may try us; He will not fail us. ” ~ Hudson J. Taylor
  19. “God will not appoint any service to me for which He will not provide strength.” ~ Hudson J. Taylor

  20. “Preserved by Him we are as safe beneath an eastern sky as in much loved England. Without His protection we are safe nowhere, with it we are safe anywhere, and everywhere.” ~ Hudson J. Taylor
  21. “Let us not give Him a partial trust, but daily, hourly serve Him, holding God’s faithfulness.” ~ Hudson J. Taylor
  22. “Ought we not to be more thorough in our service, not simply doing well that which will be seen and noticed, but to do all as under His eye, though no other eye take notice of it.” ~ Hudson J. Taylor
  23. “It is in the path of obedience and self-denying service that God reveals Himself most intimately to His children.” ~ Hudson J. Taylor
  24. “The real secret of an unsatisfied life lies too often in an unsurrendered will.” ~ Hudson J. Taylor
  25. “Fruit bearing involves cross bearing.” ~ Hudson J. Taylor
  26. “To know and to do his will, this is our safety and our rest.” ~ Hudson J. Taylor

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