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Be Missions Conscious
“And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness to all nations; and then the end will come.”
Hey Church you are too Comfortable.
Mission Field or Missionary?1 Corinthians 2:1,2
Nate Saint, a missionary pilot who was killed by the Auca Indians to whom he was ministering in Ecuador wrote:
“The way I see it, we ought to be willing to die. In the military, we were taught that to obtain our objectives we had to be willing to be expendable. Missionaries must face that same expendability.”
= C T Studd, the famous cricketer turned pioneer missionary to China, India and the Congo, declared:
“If Jesus Christ be God and died for me, then no sacrifice can be too great for me to make for Him.”
= Another missionary put it this way:
“Our God bids us first build a cemetery before we build a church or dwelling house, showing us that the resurrection of Africa must be effected by our own destruction.”
= Johan Krapf, missionary to East Africa, lost his wife and two children within months of arriving in Africa. He wrote:
“Though many missionaries may fall in the fight, yet the survivors will pass over the slain into the trenches and take this great African fortress for the Lord.”
= Sadhu Sundar Singh, missionary to Tibet, declared:
“I must obey my Master and preach His Gospel, regardless of the threats or suffering.”
= Henry Martyn, missionary to India and Persia, wrote:
“To all appearance the present year will be more perilous than any I have seen, but if I live to complete the Persian New Testament, my life after that will be of less importance.”
= Elizabeth Freeman, missionary to India, declared:
“I hope you will be a missionary wherever your lot is cast . . . it makes but little difference after all where we spend these few fleeting years, if they are only spent for the glory of God. Be assured there is nothing else worth living for.”
= Count Nicholas von Zinzendorf, the founder of the Moravian missionary movement, declared:
“I have 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.”
These are the inspiring words of Christians whom God used in wonderful ways. Their positive impact upon their world was incalculable. They literally affected the course of history. Not because of what they said, but because they put feet to their faith. As William Shakespeare said: “action is eloquence.” Our actions are, in fact, the best interpreters of our thoughts and priorities.
Most church goers today are secular in their mindset and lifestyle. They have few convictions, more questions than answers. They are reluctant to make long-term commitments. Our society is existential (concerned primarily about my own personal experience, now!) This throw-away, disposable culture is short-sighted, cynical and short of faith and vision for the future. Our present generation has become selfish, sloppy, soft, spoiled and self-indulgent, unaccustomed to personal sacrifice, unwilling to endure hardship, and unlikely to exhibit loyalty to any mission, devotion to duty or courage in the face of danger.
Bill Bathman – a missionary who has devoted over 50 years to missions, mainly serving the persecuted churches in Eastern Europe – put it this way: “It’s not that Christians in the West aren’t willing to suffer persecution for Christ – they just don’t want to be inconvenienced!”
“The Gospel is free but not cheap.”-Pastor Chris”If all we ever see is our own world, then we are denying ourselves an incredible opportunity to enrich our life by involving and interacting with other people’s worlds”.- Charllote Gambill-Scanlon
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