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“In the human heart there is a built-in obsolescence factor. It does not matter how powerful and influential you are, how much education you have, how selfcontrolled or holy you consider yourself—your heart, if you do not guard it, will break down.”
K.P. Yohannan, Living in the Light of Eternity
“I believe, as followers of Christ, we are commanded to reach out to the least of these in the name of Jesus and show them they matter a great deal to God, who sacrificed His only Son to reach them with His love.”
K.P. Yohannan, No Longer a Slumdog: Bringing Hope to Children in Crisis
“How many more cars, clothes, toys and trinkets do we really need before we wake up and realize that half the world goes to bed every night with empty stomachs and naked bodies?”
K.P. Yohannan, No Longer a Slumdog: Bringing Hope to Children in Crisis
“Beginning to sense his call to preach boldly in dangerous situations even though he was young and slight, the author agreed to go only if God would give him a particular sense of His presence. The next morning, the author says it was as if God took out his human eyes and replaced them with God's own because he saw other people so much more vividly.”
K.P. Yohannan, Revolution in World Missions
“Every truth in this world stretched beyond its limits will become a false doctrine.”
K.P. Yohannan, Living in the Light of Eternity
“Neglecting to bathe the ministry in prayer leaves us just workers, not worshipers. When we unite in prayer, there is incredible power.”
K.P. Yohannan, Living in the Light of Eternity
“God's word tells us that righteousness is a gift; it cannot be earned. But godliness is not a gift. We must pay a price to touch godliness through a daily decision to die to self and embrace the cross. God calls us to learn godliness in the classroom of life among people as we sit on airplanes and buses, walk among our neighbors and labor at our factories or desks.”
K.P. Yohannan, Touching Godliness
“Lifting your eyes from the things of this world is an activity that must begin WHERE YOU ARE.”
K.P. Yohannan, Living in the Light of Eternity
“What will you do with your self? Many men and women are still in darkness, trying to figure out the meaning and purpose of life. But no matter what you try to do with your self— whether you deny it, obliterate it, annihilate it, accept it or express it—believe me, it is still alive and kicking.”
K.P. Yohannan, Living in the Light of Eternity
“The High Cost of Servanthood
Jesus warned, however, that this life of servanthood is not lived without cost. He said, "The servant is not greater than his Lord" (John 13:16) and, if the persecuted and hated Him, we can expect no better treatment.
In 2 Timothy 3:12 Paul wrote, " All that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persectution," so this is also the cost we as servants must be willing to pay.
This is so difficult for us to accept in our world of man-pleasing, "I'm OK, you're OK" Christianity. No one wants to be disliked, hated or misunderstood---especially by family, friends and loved ones. But this of often exactly the price to be paid by anyone seriously wanting to follow Jesus into a life of servanthood.”
K.P. Yohannan, The Road to Reality: Coming Home to Jesus from the Unreal World
“Yet so often it seems that victory eludes us. It is when our self-confidence is finally destroyed and is replaced with dependence upon God that we have victory.”
K.P. Yohannan, When We Have Failed-What Next?: God's Answer to Our Failures
“When our flesh stops trying, when it is thoroughly crushed and broken, His purposes for our lives are unhindered, and we bring true glory to His name. First Peter 2:23 (NIV) tells us, “When they hurled their insults at [Jesus], he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly.”
K.P. Yohannan, The Beauty of Christ through Brokenness
“With all the decision making in my life, I often have to pause, look up and remember God is the One working behind the scenes. I say to myself, “He is able to work all things out for good. I just need to submit to Him and His ways. I can rest.”
K.P. Yohannan, The Beauty of Christ through Brokenness
“The secret to following God's will, I discovered, usually is wrapped up in rejecting the good for God's best.”
K.P. Yohannan, Revolution in World Missions
“We celebrate the dedication of Olympic athletes who diet and train and exercise daily for years in order to prepare for the games. They give up not only physical comfort but also any hope of a normal social and family life. When police officers or firefighters die, often thousands turn out for their funerals. We honor our children who die in military service in much the same way—often arranging public ceremonies and holidays. We expect television celebrities such as actors, news correspondents and musicians to sacrifice any kind of normal life in order to entertain us around the clock—and they are paid millions of dollars to do so. The names of astronauts become household words because they risk their lives in order to forward the conquest of space. But the minute a Christian young person starts to fast and pray, consider the mission field or give up career or romance for Christ—concerned counselors, family and friends will spend hours trying to keep him or her from “going off the deep end on this religious stuff.” Even devout Christian parents will oppose Christian service when their own son or daughter is about to give up all for Christ. Discipline, pain, sacrifice and suffering are rewarded with fame and fortune in the world. Why then do we refuse to accept it as a normal part of giving spiritual birth in the kingdom of our Lord?”
K.P. Yohannan, The Road to Reality: Coming Home to Jesus from the Unreal World
“When we are broken like Jesus, we are able to forgive people, truly forgive them, and desire no revenge. A good example of this is found in the life of Joseph. When his brothers came to him desperate in the time of famine, he had every reason to turn them away and let them die. But he didn’t. He said, “My brothers, don’t be afraid, the Lord sent me here for you” (see Genesis 45:5).”
K.P. Yohannan, The Beauty of Christ through Brokenness
“Abortion is one of the most shocking, yet entirely logical, extensions of this obsession with comfort, convenience and luxury. Less dramatic, but just as deadly to millions of lost souls in our world, is our unwillingness to make even small sacrifices to reach them with the Gospel.”
K.P. Yohannan, The Road to Reality: Coming Home to Jesus from the Unreal World
“No matter what Jesus faced, He lived by what He knew about Himself, not by what others thought or said about Him.”
K.P. Yohannan, Destined to Soar
“.....I felt other Christian charities and ministries of compassion were wrong in showing the love of Christ. No, many were doing a wonderful job. But I felt the local church should be the center for outreach, and we needed to bring the balance back.”
K.P. Yohannan, Revolution in World Missions
“haven’t”
K.P. Yohannan, The Road to Reality: Coming Home to Jesus from the Unreal World
“come”
K.P. Yohannan, The Road to Reality: Coming Home to Jesus from the Unreal World
“Part of the sin of Pride is a subtle but deep racism.”
K.P. Yohannan, Revolution in World Missions
“To expect to continue controlling the use of money and the ministry overseas from our foreign-based mission board is an extension of colonialism. It adds an unbiblical element, which only humiliates and weakens the national missionaries in the long run. Christians need to learn that they are not giving their money to national workers, but God's money to His work overseas.”
K.P. Yohannan, Revolution in World Missions
“Real Christians accept suffering as a normal part of following Christ, just as mothers accept labor as a normal part of delivering a baby. “No pain, no gain” applies to world evangelism as well as exercise programs! Until we can accept suffering, sacrifice and self-denial as routine and normal, we will never see the Great Commission fulfilled in our generation.”
K.P. Yohannan, The Road to Reality: Coming Home to Jesus from the Unreal World
“Americans are more than aware of their affluence- they almost seem to despise it at times.”
K.P. Yohannan, Revolution in World Missions
“Not one was willing to break out of that velvet cage of comfort and convenience to begin a radical lifestyle lived from an inner reality”
K.P. Yohannan, The Road to Reality: Coming Home to Jesus from the Unreal World
“But there is a dark and deadly side to this fascination with comfort and convenience. Among the developed nations, every 5 seconds the life of an unborn child is snuffed out through abortion.[1] The reason usually given? “We’re just not ready to have a baby now.” Translated into plain English, this means that having the baby would be too inconvenient. If a new human life should happen to get in the way of our career and income goals, school schedules or marriage plans, the first choice is ruthless and simple: kill it. Nothing is allowed to get in the way of feeling good. Abortion is one of the most shocking, yet entirely logical, extensions of this obsession with comfort, convenience and luxury.”
K.P. Yohannan, The Road to Reality: Coming Home to Jesus from the Unreal World
“To look into the sad eyes of a hungry child or see the wasted life of a drug addict is to see only the evidence of Satan's hold on this world. All bad things, whether in Asia or America, are his handiwork.”
K.P. Yohannan, Revolution in World Missions
“A friend in Dallas recently pointed out a new church building that cost $74 million. While this thought was still exploding in my mind, he pointed out another $7 million church building going up less than a minute away.

These extravagant buildings are insanity from a Two-Thirds World perspective. The $74 million spent on one new building in the United States could build more than 6,000 average-sized churches in India. The same $74 million would be enough to guarantee that the Good News of Jesus Christ could be proclaimed to a whole Indian state-or even some of the smaller countries of Asia.”
K.P. Yohannan, Revolution in World Missions
“When we learn to run to it and embrace it, when we can plan habitually to go without things for Christ’s sake, then we’ve begun to live the life of reasonable service: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service” (Romans 12:1).”
K.P. Yohannan, The Road to Reality: Coming Home to Jesus from the Unreal World

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