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.

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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. Gerry says:

    What an amazing honor it is to be able to tell others of the Saving Grace of Jesus Christ. If you are not called to be a missionary abroad , spread the Good News in your own neighborhood.

  2. Joyce Paul says:

    A christian’s life is a window through which others can see JESUS! God pours His Love into our hearts to flow out to other. God Richly Bless U n Ur Ministries! Amen.

  3. Gerry says:

    All Christians are called to be missionaries. Some will travel abroad and some will spread the Good News in their own neighborhood , as opportunities present themselves. The Great Commission has no geographical boundaries.

  4. Tawanda Lea says:

    this is my first reading in the morning gets me in the right frame of mind and awake to known my path for the day thanks

  5. paul says:

    i love your preaching. wooh

  6. Joseph Quainoo says:

    keep it up for world really needs spiritual empowerment from God for the Christian walk

  7. Patricia Harman says:

    God Bless your ministry and my prayer is for the Lord to heal my body so that I can have lots of happy and healthy energy with physical strength which I am low right now. I need to use wisdom and get myphysical body in better shape.

  8. Sue Ann Bell says:

    My heart aches because of what is happening in this dark world! I became a born-again Christian in year 2000 at Billy Graham’s crusade in Indiana. I have never been the same since. Thank you. I am afraid for my grandchildren. I pray for America. GOD BLESS YOU BILLY GRAHAM.

  9. Rick Leonard says:

    Thank you. RL

  10. Brenda Peck says:

    I read your daily devotions and think they are great.