Why Missions?

1 05 2012

“The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.” — Henry Martyn

Missions is a tricky subject. It is the heartbeat of God and the focus of the Bible. It is what Jesus told his disciples to do when He came back from the tomb. It is what we are all called to do. So what is it?

Jesus commands us to make disciples. He wants us to tell the world about what he did for us. Then He wants us to make them into disciples to do the same for others. There are over 2 billion unreached people in the world today by most estimates. You might say, “Hey Tony there are millions of unreached people in the United States.” No, unreached means that they do not have access to the Gospel. They can’t have a bible. There is not a church on every street corner to walk into. So while missions in the local community is important missions to the world are crucial. Don’t neglect local missions, but don’t tell me, “Well Tony I do my missions locally and let other do them other places.” That is great but it isn’t what God told us to do. Acts 1:8 says that “…you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth”. Find out what God has for your ministry (everyone has one, but that is a different post). Use your talents and gifts for His glory to bring people closer to Him.

Act locally AND globally!




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