Preach the Gospel, Die and Be Forgotten

“Preach the gospel, die and be forgotten.” – Count Zinzendorf

What a bold and profound statement by the late Count Zinzendorf. I wonder how much more we, as Christians, would accomplish if we grasped the power of this thought. It’s the thought that we lay it all on the line for Jesus expecting nothing in return. We give expecting nothing—not a legacy, not a memorial remembering all the great things I or you accomplished, etc.

In the end, we were created to make Jesus famous. We were created to make sure He is not forgotten. This doesn’t mean that what we accomplish for Jesus is for nothing. It just means what we accomplish is not for our personal benefit or gain.

I want to make a huge difference for the kingdom of God. I want to be a part of something that impacts as many people as possible. I want to be a part of something that’s not concerned about “what’s in it for me?”

What say you?



  1. I think this is in the right prospective for what Christians should be thinking!! It is not for our glory but for gods glory. We should be serving as nothing and giving everything for god.

  2. Hmmmm I say… That sounds about right! Death before dishonoring the name of God, and taking credit for what God uses us to accomplish would be dishonoring Him. John the Baptist said He must increase and I must decrease. I think you caught the heart behind that.

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