Calling all people to repent and realign their lives with the infinite worth of the glory of God.
Jesus identifies the neighbor we are to love as ourselves as someone who is the most ethnically, culturally, linguistically distant from us.
Still today Jesus urges us to go. His instructions: Go. Be interrupted. Make disciples of the nations.
PSA normally stands for Public Service Announcement. It is an acronym to remember as we walk the earth each day: Pray, Scan, Ask.
Just as there are a million types of fruit, there are a million and more ways to be fruitful. See how many ways are compelling you!
Missions is not about “What can I spare?” The question must be “What is it going to take?”
The decision to accept an assignment to disciple the nations is a transaction between any Christ-follower and the Holy Spirit.
Those “gates of hell” that once confined Peter did not prevail against the mission for which Peter was called.
Jesus meets us when we step out in faith and work through the barriers to accomplish what he has put in our hearts. He meets us at the point of need.
The question for the new year is not, “Where am I in life?” but “Where am I in Christ?”
There will be great joy at the end of your days, when you see what treasures you have laid up in Heaven. May your joy be like the people under Nehemiah.
Only when we are prepared to die, are we really prepared to live.
When you find yourself doubting if you can impact eternity, step back and remind yourself that God is more capabable than you realize.
When the Lord calls us to serve in His global enterprise, are we willing to say like Mary, “Let it be to me according to your word?”
For Esau it was the lure of short-term gain of the flesh, the here-and-now, and immediate comfort over the long-term joy God has promised as was the perspective of Jacob.
It is no coincidence that Jesus called us to an attitude of humility. Jesus is our Example in Chief. He told us to give of our resources and ourselves cheerfully and generously.
Like most of scripture, the David and Goliath story is about God; it’s about His name, His glory, His honor, His power.
The first three verses of Leviticus are, in fact, worthy of our riveting attention giving insight as to how relationship with the Lord works.
Those that go to battle and those that serve behind share in the same reward.
Many have pursued their mission and vision, whatever the assignment, and have seen the Lord multiply their efforts 30, 60 and 100 fold. It leads to great joy!
The more God responds to our requests to be used by Him, the more likely it is that our faith will be increased so our next request will be even bigger.
We have been created for a global purpose—called to participate on the front lines of this mission.
We grow the most when we say “Yes” to the Lord for an assignment that stretches us.
The final scene in Philippians is like the end of a movie. At the end of chapter 4 the screen goes dark and names roll up. Normally it is time to tune out. But wait! This is important.
It is recorded in all four gospels that Simon, healed by Jesus of leprosy, hosted a dinner in Jesus’ honor – a one-time act of service. But it is the thankful woman that invests the best she has to offer—she anoints the head and feet of Jesus.
“Treasure My words of mine in your heart and in your soul.” (Duet 18:11) What are the words the Lord want you to treasure in the in your innermost being?
God is so anxious to bless you that He will find any excuse to do so.
What does the future hold? “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” Hab 2:14
As Pharaoh experienced more with the Lord, more was required of him. Today, our lives are a response to Pharaoh’s question, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey Him?”
God doesn’t need our help. He can do anything. But since He created us and planned for us to serve, let’s serve Him generously with all our being
For a camel to go through a small opening in the Jerusalem wall – the eye of the needle, the camel had to be stripped of anything weighing him down and get on his knees. This is a great picture of what we must do…
It does not matter what the circumstances are, we must be satisfied with Jesus. Allow your cup to run over.
Likewise God is waiting for us to respond, not with grumbling, but by faith that He can make the most of our lives for His name’s sake.
The availability of the means to reach people is easier than ever. Now is the time to be intentional about offering your time, talent and treasure to Him.
Following the Lord’s leadership is not a little better, it is much better. The consequences of taking our own direction are far worse.
Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. (Col 3:23-24)
Regardless of the brokenness and brilliance of the past, experience the thrill of realizing that it is possible “for even me” to make a significant impact for God.
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