“And Jesus came to them and spake unto them, saying, All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth. Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.” (Matthew 28:18-20)
This is not a suggestion. It is a command and a mandate. Our responsibility as believers is two-fold:
First we are to grow up, to mature in the spirit “till we all attain unto the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a full-grown man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:”
Second, we are to make disciples. We are to be lights in the world, and to share the light we have with those who do not have Christ’s light. We are to, by every means possible, place the possibility of salvation in Christ before the lost and blind.
We have taken Jesus’ Command seriously and opened our hearts and wallets to support four missionary families.
Father, stir in our hearts to begin to appreciate what it means for a man or a woman or a child to die without Christ.
Jesus we are deeply grateful for Your bearing our sins on the cross. give us the desire to speak to others directly about what you have done for us and for them.
Holy Spirit empower us to personally spread the Gospel among our friends and acquaintances.
Lord we praise you for your work Among us and through our missionaries. Now we ask your blessings as we pray the prayer Jesus taught us, saying…
“This, then, is how you should pray:
‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.'”