Meeting Spiritual Needs

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Christian missions is unique in the aggressive movements of history. Christianity in its pure form has no “axe to grind,” no system to foster, and no profit motivation. Its job is simply to “seek and to save that which is lost.” Nothing more, nothing less. The words “apostle” and “missionary” mean the same thing: “One who is sent.” The word apostle is from the Greek; and the word missionary is from the Latin.

The New Testament is a book of missions. The Gospels tell of Jesus’ missionary accomplishments, and the Acts tell of the missionary endeavors of the apostles. The disciples were launched into the world by the power of the resurrection, and the Gospel made its impact upon the world’s people. Peter went to Lydda, Joppa, Antioch, Babylon, and Asia Minor. John went to Samaria, Ephesus, and to the cities on the Mediterranean. Thomas journeyed to far away India. Paul, the peer of all early missionaries, used the roads Rome had built to take the Gospel through the Empire. Today the need for missions is greater than ever before! The world is shrinking in size but expanding in population. We live in a world of conflicting, confusing beliefs! We live in a world of complex problems! But, more important, we live in a world of dire spiritual need.

Read more: Sharing Your Faith 101

Prayer for the day

Father, help me to be a light in this world of darkness, ready for each opportunity to share Your love with those whose spiritual needs are great.

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  1. Jeffrey Richard says:

    I would love to read your daily devotions

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Jeffrey,

      You can find a daily devotion on our website: http://billygraham.org/devotions/

      You can also check Billy Graham’s Facebook page (managed by BGEA) for a devotion each day: https://www.facebook.com/ReverendBillyGraham/

      Or check out our mobile app with access to daily devotions: http://billygraham.org/grow-your-faith/mobile-app/

  2. abisoye eunice says:

    Please I want to have access to your daily devotional

  3. ceacilia jalal joseph says:

    I would like receive your daily devotion thanks sir.

  4. Wanda Parker says:

    I have always enjoyed Billy Graham’s ministry since a young child. I feel strongly about his faith and daily devotions.

  5. Rosario Lewis says:

    Yes, God has given all of us a call to evangelise. Opportunity comes and we have to catch it. Thank you for todays message. It is a reminder to each of us of our primary duty that is to share the Gospel with others. The Bible says that no one lights and lamp and puts it under a bushel but he outside it on a stand so that the light will spread all round. We are in the light and we have to spread the light. Matthew5. There is a crown waiting. Lord Jesus in You we are everything without You we are nothing. Help us Lord to be Your light in this dark and evil world. Glory to God. Amen

  6. Gerry says:

    All believers , are aware of the occasional promptings of God’s Holy Spirit. That silent nudge in your heart. When an opportunity arises to witness for Christ , don’t hold back. Pray and ask for the proper words to say , at that moment. We are not all called to be preachers , however as children of God we need to be ready to reach out to an unbelieving world and share the good news when given the opportunity.

  7. Joyce Paul says:

    Father, Give us eyes to see people of all nations as recipients of Your Grace n Joy. Praise The Lord! Amen.

  8. Adepeju Robert James says:

    Lord Jesus Christ help me by your grace so that I will be the light in this darkness world to share your love with those whose spiritual need are great

  9. EGWUENU IKECHUKWU PETER says:

    I would like to receive daily devotional thank you

  10. Edward says:

    I love Gerrys comment “The great commission has no geological boundaries”. There are two Bible verses that are important in working the great commission:Mat_5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven and Mat_10:14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house or city, shake off the dust of your feet.