The First Missionary

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Jesus Himself was the first missionary! He did not sit by passively and let those who happened to be interested in His teaching come to Him. He went out where the sick, the sorrowing, and the sad were, and expounded His message of joy, healing, and salvation. Even at a tender age, He went to the Temple and “taught” the doctors and lawyers who were entrenched in the old traditions. He found His way to the seaside and intruded upon the life of the commonest of laborers, saying, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Wherever He went He challenged, uprooted, and changed men. And at length they nailed Him to a cross because He had upset their selfish, secure, smug way of life. Not only was Jesus a missionary, but He pledged His followers to be missionaries, too!

Listen: Billy Graham preaches on the cost of not following Jesus.

Prayer for the day

Wherever I go, it is a mission field for You, Lord. Help me to be conscious of this, so that I may tell others the joyous message.

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  1. Lori says:

    I have never seen a Rev. like Billy Graham move so many people’s lives towards. God. I know just by watching him on TV as a preteenn. I was sitting on our couch listening to his message that night. When it came time for the ppl to walk up, and turned around to my mom’s painting of Jesus on the wall and on bended knee although already a believer, I asked God to come into my heart, my whole life and enter. In.

  2. Stephen Ole Timoi says:

    Great lesson. Thanks

  3. Tammy Lyn Smith says:

    Praise the Lord for the Reverend Billy Graham, his family & his ministries for Jesus. We love you.

  4. Everett Chambers says:

    I know Billy is a true man of GOD and I thank GOD for you. I love your daily devotions. They start my day a whole lot better. And again, I thank GOD for your entire staff! Your friend in CHRIST, EVERETT.

  5. Max says:

    I love the early morning devotions. I will faithfully continue to read them however I don’t think I shall attempt to post comments. Thank you for the work your people are doing. When I rise early morning Daily Devotion and Bible study sets the course of my day.

  6. Joe says:

    God give me your strength to spread your amazing message of life to others.

  7. Gerry says:

    All Christ centered missionaries are chosen by God. Their calling is not an easy one. They may face great danger in their travels . Yet they go gladly to spread the gospel of the Good News of Jesus Christ . May God continue to bless all missionaries who spread his Holy Word .