Saturday, February 12, 2011

Why Missions, Ministry and Evangelism?

People say they are doing God's work. He said "It is finished." Why do we work if he has done all the work?

People ARE doing God's work when they are doing God's work.

Matthew 25:37-40 [NASB] “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?" 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’"

If f King Jesus commands something, and we are in the kingdom, and if we are His subjects, we do it! We are privledged to minister in missions, ministry and evangelism.

John 19:30 [NASB] says "When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit." Christ did win the victory for us over death,sin, Hell and the grave. He paid for the sin of believers and took the wrath of God prepared for those who broke the law, that is us Christians. That is finished.

His kingdom has not ended. He wants more people in the kingdom. We reach out to others in ministry, missions and evangelism so others can receive the grace we undeservingly received. After a war work begins after victory.

We received a command from our King. The command is get to work.

Matthew 28:16-20 is better known as The Great Commission.

"16But the eleven disciples proceeded to Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had designated.

17When they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some were doubtful.

18And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.

19"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,

20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."

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