Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Send those whom God ordains to go, just as the early church sent out Barnabas and Saul (Acts 13:2-3). Failure to do this is a fatal link in the Gospel chain of responsibility that Paul describes:

"Everyone who calls on the name of the LORD will be saved." 14 But how can they call on him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? 15 And how will anyone go and tell them without being sent? That is why the Scriptures say, "How beautiful are the feet of messengers who bring good news!" 16 But not everyone welcomes the Good News, for Isaiah the prophet said, "LORD, who has believed our message?" 17 So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ. (Rom 10:13 NLT)

Challenge those around you to take up the mission, adopt an attitude of accountability for the worldwide mission of the church.

And give to support those you send. You pray that God will send out workers; now support those that you send in response to his sending. You pray that God will give them success; now support them with the necessary tools for aggressive work that tends toward success. And care for the whole curch, as the early church did when the Jerusalem church fell on hard times.

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