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Can you consent to all this, in hope of soon meeting your daughter in the world of glory, with the crown of righteousness
How do we stop feeling the strain that we feel between giving $10.00 to a missionary but keeping $100 for next weeks house payment.
Here we are in our mostly nice buildings, with fairly comfortable seats, singing well written music engaging in the sometimes-more-than-occasional squabbles among “church people”, when there are millions unreached around the world.
ur travel was amazingly smooth, even arriving at our destination a bit early. Once again it was an opportunity to taste grace. It began with our brother Len who got up early to take us to the airport. It continued when he stopped at McDonald’s to treat us all to breakfast. Grace tastes a lot like an Egg McMuffin these days!
It would be well if all who call themselves Christians, should learn that it is not their business to teach what they may think true or right, but what God in his Holy Word has seen fit to reveal (Charles Hodge).
The Local Church must intentionally endeavor to evangelize the world. This requires the concerted effort of a God-ordained local church, not simply of an individual. Moreover, the missions agency is no substitute for the the local church. Simply put, God did not ordain an organization for world evangelization but an organism–the Church of the living God.
Why the emphasis on studying, believing, and preaching the Word? Simply because “faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God”! We are praying that God will awaken faith in the hearts of the lay-leaders and the pastors. We believe that the most powerful tool that we can provide is to equip these people with the Word of God for the sake of transforming lives for the glory of God!
God has not ordained an organization to accomplish world evangelization, God has ordained an organism…the Local Church. It is from this realization that we’ve developed the concept that we call, “Local Church World Evangelization”. It is the effort of each local church to effectively spread the Gospel of grace both locally and cross-culturally.
Lately I’ve been thinking about the brevity of life. I’ve been brought face-to-face with the reality of death. I’ve watched men who were once strong and the epitome of vitality and human life come to the point of physical, emotional, and mental weakness. And I realize that I too am quickly going that same way. And life for me has become a time to prepare for death…and for the eternity to follow.