Saturday, September 17, 2016

Missionaries


This was presented as a lesson at our meeting to Pray Over Our City.  We are preparing to go out with Bibles and a hand out to present the True Gospel in our Jerusalem. - - -


 

 

Some years back, our Pastor was preaching on Missions and how God wants us to be Missionaries.  The air was tense and one lady raised her hand and said that she would like to volunteer to go to the mission field. The Pastor was very kind as he spoke to this woman as she sat with her five children. 

He said: “Lady, you already have a mission field and they are all sitting with you now.” 

What is a Missionary?  Usually we think of a missionary as one going off to Africa, or some foreign land, and that is a good answer. 
 
However a Missionary can be you right here in your city.  Because of areas in most cities that have different nationalities, and they usually have some grasp of the English Language, we can be a missionary to foreign cultures here in our USA. 

Would you like to go to an Asian Country and share about Jesus?  Well you can do that right in your city if you have a settlement of Mong, Chinese or Asian. 

Would you like to be a missionary on an Indian Reservation?  Well you can do that right here in your city, as most now have Indian housing and Indian Casinos near by. 

Would you like to travel to Africa and be a Missionary to the Africans?  Well you can be a Missionary right here in your city because in various areas in your city there are areas where African Americans dwell. 

 
“Would you like to be happy?”  And of course everyone wants to be happy. 
God says that all who follow Him and His commandments and statutes will be blessed, and those who do not obey God’s Word will not benefit but will have trouble.  It pays to follow Jesus and God's Word.
 
(Acts 1:8).  But you shall receive power, after the Holy Spirit has come upon you: and you shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. 

Jerusalem means: our Home Town, all Judea means: near by communities, and further out including other parts of this world.  (If you can’t go - - pray and help send someone.)

 
 
Got Questions.Org says: 

"What is a Christian missionary?"
A Christian missionary is commissioned by the Lord to make disciples, followers of Christ. Jesus commands all Christians to share the Gospel, the message of His death and resurrection that conquered the penalty and power of sin.
What does a Christian missionary do? A Christian missionary proclaims Jesus as Savior and Lord. Whom do they tell? Jesus made it clear that Christians are to reach out to “all the nations” (Matthew 28:19), especially those ethnic groups without a Gospel witness. Unreached people groups are still waiting for the way, truth, and life found in Christ
 
But Christians at home should be missionaries in their own communities, doing personal evangelism
 

 


 

1 comment:

  1. This is so truthful! Dave and I were missionaries in Uganda a few times. We were in Costa Rica a couple short times. I was in Morocco with a pile of people for a few weeks. AND 6-1/3 years ago the Lord dropped the Bhutanese in Omaha to us strongly! Can't go anywhere, but are strongly involved with about 250 of the Bhutanese. Makes me smile and rejoice how the Lord dropped them into us. Anyhow, being a missionary in our towns is dealing with the reality of the world. That's one of the ways I worship and pray. I've known so much about how our world has changed strongly in just several years. Thank you!

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