Jul 27, 2009

Missionary in the Pew

Have you ever stopped and thought about your personal effort to reach those around you for Christ. I mean seriously? Besides the exhortation that is given from the Pastor of your church during a sermon that has covered evangelistic passages, do you witness on a regular basis? Do you reach out to your neighbors or talk to strangers about Christ?

Is this a question that is best asked of our fellow Christian who is better at doing this type of thing? You know who they are! They're always doing outreaches, working at soup kitchens, and handing out tracts at the campus they attend school at. That is such a blessed thing that they do that, aren't you glad that God has given them that gift? If only you had that gift too, you would do the same. Wouldn't you?

And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age."
(Mat 28:18-20)

And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
(Mark 16:15-16)

and said to them, "Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem.
(Luke 24:46-47)

Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld."
(John 20:21-23)

Or, better yet, make sure to share these verses with the missionary in the pew, you know, the one sitting next to you on Sunday.

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