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. Joan Brewer says:

    What a precious way to start the day, having had my devotions, now to find this devotional. Praise God for all the work that is being done through your ministry.

  2. Leslie says:

    My day is coming well. Be a lender and not the borrower. I know that God has a plan for my life. It’s always good to hear good news. Thank you for your goodness of spreading God’s word.

  3. Mildred Woofter says:

    Thank God and blessings for Billy Graham and his wonderful family. People, we are truly blessed to have them. God bless and protect these people going through the hurricanes, earthquakes, illnesses, and problems. All we need is God! Thank you God for being with us and people like Billy Graham.

  4. Arnold Brylski says:


  5. Jide Daramola says:

    The word of God is true.

  6. Nancy Sibaja says:

    Thank you for your teaching.

  7. Uche P.G NWA-DENNIS says:

    Your daily devotional messages are blessing lives including me. May God continue to enrich you. Keep it on.

  8. Greg says:

    Thank you for deploying chaplains to Texas at this great time of need. May the Lord bless and anoint your way as you and the chaplains offer to be the hands and feet of Jesus at this time. May God richly bless you. – Greg

  9. Barbara White says:

    Prayer for the team and all the helpers, plus all the families that are hurting. May God heal your state and grant peace and much comfort. Prayers will continue.