God So Loved

Usually, when we think of missions we think of the Great Commission. But missions didn’t begin with the Great Commission. Missions began with God. It first beat in His heart before it was ever breathed as the life sustaining force into His church.

Our God is Missions Minded. If He were not, there would be no Christian church.

The Gospel He has given us is a Missions Message. If it could not save every sinner, there would be no reason to take it to every nation.

And the Great Commission is a Missions Mandate.  Here are four truths about this mandate:

1. It is a command with no other option but to obey.

2.It is a capability divinely given to us by God.

3. This capability cannot be achieved without His power.

4. This mandate can only be kept through faith.

Question: No one is excluded from this mandate, perhaps the question is: What is my responsibility with the mandate to reach the world?

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About jasonexley

After growing up as a Missionary Kid in Argentina and other Latin American countries, my wife and I now live in Midlothian, TX, where we pastor a really exciting new church called Life Church.

Posted on March 13, 2011, in Church, Love Articles and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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