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?