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Some insights from the Boss

Among His last words before leaving the earth, Jesus applied no qualifier as to who should be involved in training the people of the nations. There is no exclusion as to age, social status or ethnic origin. Further, He did not call us to evangelize the nations, but to disciple the nations.

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them ..., teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and ... - Jesus [Matt 28:19-20]

It is not necessary to wonder if it is God's will to be about the business of representing Jesus. We are appointed to do so.

I chose you, and appointed you, that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain - Jesus [John 15:16]

Life is not about the American dream, die and go to Heaven. There are eternal rewards for serving the Lord. We all have plenty of wood, hay and stubble. How much gold, silver and precious stone will be laid up for you?

Now if anyone build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble ... it shall be revealed by fire. [1 Cor 3:12]

As to the biblical warrant for missions, It is very dangerous to expect there is a second chance. Scripture just does not support the concept. Thus, it is incumbent on every believer to share the hope that is within us.

... it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment, ... [Heb 9:27]

The message of the exclusivity of Jesus was and is not popular. Expect tough going. The Christian journey is a fight. But opposition is not against you, it is against the Holy Spirit.

But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumbling block, and unto the Greeks foolishness; [1 Cor 1:23]

For Whom time is not linear, this is accomplished. For us, bound by time and space, this will be accomplished. Have you been a part of this great plan or have you been on the sidelines? Will you be a part of this great plan or will you stand on the sidelines? This what will be finished.

Thou ... has redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people and nation;... [Rev 5:9] and 

The earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. [Hab 2:14]

Sandra of Casco, Maine wrote:

I am only in my late 50's, but I am disabled, and I walk with a walker. I want to make a difference with my life (such as it is). I don't drive any more, and my speech is slurred especially when I get tired. Can you give me some ideas of things that I can do for my Lord? Thanks, Sandra

Good question. Don't be thinking in a stereo-type of doing ministry, local or long distance. Perhaps you can proof-read and edit. Perhaps you can assist with missionary letters. Perhaps you can communicate by mail and email with missionary children as an encouragement. We still suggest you complete a profile with the sort of things you might enjoy. It only has to be one thing that energizes you with one organization.

Michael of Park Hall, Maryland wrote:

Please send me your profile survey. Thank you.

The survey results can be found from the top menu bar under Ministries -> Resources.

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