Biblical Basis for Missions – The Christ

Biblical Basis for Missions – The Christ
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Missions without #Jesus Christ is just #SocialWork.  Social work may be well intentioned, but at best it is only a temporary fix to an infinite problem.  The #World waited a long time for the #Savior.  Why do we need a savior?  Did He have to be both God and man?  Is there any more to the mission message than Jesus?  What lessons did Christ teach us about God?  Jesus taught us about the worth of each individual as well as our inherited propensity to sin and our need to be saved from it.  He also talked a lot about the Kingdom of God.  Are there boundaries to this kingdom?  Was the Savior’s mission to serve or to be served?  Jesus Christ is our example, so what then should our mission be?

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The Master Gardener

THE LIVING GOD WEPT

THE LIVING GOD WEPT
from Barbara's Bible

Do you tear up easily? Some people say, “I never shed a tear”. Well I am not one that can say that instead I am the one saying, “I will cry with you”. You may have heard it said, “Keep a stiff upper lip”. Yes, there are times we all have to control our empathy and sorrow. Jesus Christ shed tears here on earth in the death of Mary’s brother. When Mary saw Jesus she said, “If you had been here my brother would not have died. Jesus saw her weeping. He asked where they had laid him. They said, ‘Lord come and see’ JESUS WEPT With great compassion and power Jesus said. “Take away the stone from the place where the dead was laid and He spoke with a loud voice, ‘Lazarus, come forth and he that was dead came forth Then many who came with Mary and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on Him” Jesus Christ loves us. I do not know the many tears He has shed for us over our sins, but I pray that you will pray Job 16:20 with me “My friends scorn me, but my eye pours out tears unto God” for my friends, loved ones, and myself. “Rejoice with them that rejoice, and weep with them that weep” Rom.12:15 Our time here on earth is spent with many changes and the Bible says, “ A time to weep and a time to laugh; a time to mourn and time to dance; time to cast away and a time to gather; time to get and a time to lose; time to keep and time to cast away….He has made all things beautiful in its time” Ecc.3:4-11 NOW is the Time to come to Jesus, cast your cares, tears, joys upon Him for He endured the cross for our sins and is coming back to have joyous fellowship with His beloved. Keep looking up. Matt,13:41-43 Jesus said, “The Son of man shall send forth His angels, and they shall gather out of His kingdom all things that offend and them which do wrong and cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. The righteous shall shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who has ears to hear let him hear.”

Biblical Basis for Missions – The Magnet of Missions

Biblical Basis for Missions – The Magnet of Missions
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#Magnetism is a mysterious force, both in #physics and interpersonal #relationships.  #Commitment draws us to others and the same is true in #missions.  Brother Tommy gives us several examples both in and out of the Bible of men drawn to missions like a magnet, even to the point of imprisonment.  What does it tell us about Paul’s values when we read about his desires and admonitions that he expressed to Timothy?  What did he tell Timothy about the resources available to him and us to increase the strength of our magnet?  Catch the Spirit.  Fan the flame.  Strengthen yourself.  Do you see the Christian life as a picnic or a battle field?  

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The Vine and The Branches

THE LIVING GOD IS MY HELPER

THE LIVING GOD IS MY HELPER
from Barbara's Bible

Do you have a #helper? There are times in our lives that we all need help. It maybe that you are very able bodied and feel very capable of complete reliance on self. Today, I see more individuals using mechanical devices to aid their independence. Whether it is a #wheelchair, a #hearing aid, or #limb replacements that has made it possible for many to care for themselves or even others that does not change the fact that all of us need help in this world. At my age I have had many helpers: parents, spouse, children, friends, teachers, pastors, doctors, carpenters, repairmen, yard and house help. The one consistent never failing helper in my life is the LIVING GOD who has worked HIS love through the afore mentioned individuals. “THE LORD PRESERVES THE SIMPLE – I WAS BROUGHT LOW AND HE HELPED ME” Ps.116:6 “Give wisdom to the simple and to the young give knowledge and discretion. A wise one will hear and will increase learning and attain wise counsel.” Prov.1:4,5 In all situations in life we make choices that windup helping or hurting us and others. Some choices make us become addicted to substances, people, or behaviors ! God is aware of our strengths and our weaknesses all He asks is that we turn to Him -just ask He hears you. “When evil comes upon you….cry unto LORD GOD while in your affliction and GOD WILL HEAR AND HELP” 11Chronicles20:9 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have, for Lord said, ‘I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU’ so with good courage we may say ‘THE LORD IS MY HELPER’ remember those who have spoken to you the word of GOD and follow in faith ...JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY AND TODAY AND FOREVER” Heb.13:5-8

Biblical Basis for Missions – New Testament Scriptures

Biblical Basis for Missions – New Testament Scriptures
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Beyond the #Gospel, the first four books of the New Testament, which go through the account of Jesus’ birth, life, death, resurrection, and commission what else in the second half of the #Bible gives us reasons to spread the Good News?  What did we learn from the example of the disciples after Christ returned to Heaven?  When did the message of Salvation begin to be disseminated to people other than the Jews?  How can we apply the example and teachings of Paul to our own lives?  Are the rest of the New Testament scriptures missions minded, even Revelations?

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