Last week, we enjoyed the ministry of people from all aspects of our missions program: foreign missions, U. S. church planting (particularly in California), and Bible college. Each sermon helped us get a deeper burden for people around our world.
If the conference last week was merely inspiration, we have failed. It ought to spur us to be or do something different. “Be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.” If you see a piece of spinach in your teeth and don’t do anything to get it out, that’s dumb! Well, God’s Word is like a mirror. If you see something in your life that ought to change, change it. You will be so glad you did.
James 1:23-25 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass:
For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.
But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
The past week was about gaining a greater burden for worldwide missions. We get to have a part in taking the Gospel to Mexico, China, Russia, Chile, and everywhere in between. How? By giving to and praying for missionaries.
We have pictures and family information about our church’s missionaries available so you can pray specifically about the needs of our missionaries. We can never presume upon God’s sovereignty, but we CAN ask! We are told to ask things from Him in prayer, so… pray!
Now that our Missions Revival is done, our work has just begun. We have committed to give over $100,000 to missions works outside our church, and I am so excited to help people with our “mammon.”
Welcome to church today. I’m so glad you’re here. Let’s be faithful to our faithful God. —Pastor Ryan