Wednesday, April 20, 2016


Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

It's one thing to affirm the Gospel in our heads, but it's entirely another thing to be gripped by it to the point of action. If we truly believe that people who do not know Christ are lost without Him, then certain implications follow. 

As Christ followers, it’s not enough that we check off the “I’m Saved” box and leave it at that. Nearly 1/3 of the world’s population claim Jesus as their Savior, yet by some estimates, 1/3 have no access to the Gospel at all. Some mission agencies tell us that there are more than six thousand unreached people groups.

If we are to truly embrace the Gospel, it must change the urgency of our mission. Rather than endless debate about the fate of the “heathen,” we need to get busy telling others about who Christ is and what He has done. 

And when it comes to the Great Commission, don’t pray, “Lord, I’ll go if you tell me to go,” rather pray, “Lord, here I am, send me! Use me as harvest hands.” And by the way, you don’t have to leave your community to do that. You can stay right where you are witnessing to those around you, and at the same time support those who take the Gospel abroad. It’s the urgency that matters.

Dear Christ follower, don’t neglect, ignore, or downplay the Gospel. Affirm it and surrender to the Lord’s global mission project.

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20 

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