Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Are We Honoring The Great Commission?

 “After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” (Luke 10:1-2)
Jesus told those He sent out to not take money bags with them, apparently showing that God would support them, but since there were few laborers in that day, and it appears in our day too, He told them to “pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” and today, we are still praying for more laborers as there’s a shortage of witnesses in the church (only one in ten in actively share their faith) and a shortage of missionaries due to a lack of financial support from the church. We can pray for more laborers but we must support the ones we already have!(http://www.patheos.com/blogs/christiancrier)
Many in the Church believe it is the Church's responsibility to support missions with the tithes and offerings collected. While it is true that the Church is to support missionaries and most do (my church supports dozens throughout the world), it is every believer's duty to pray for and financially support the work of missions worldwide as well. If we cannot "go" to all the ends of the earth then we are to support those that do! (Matthew 28:18-20).
As we are preparing to do just that in Puerto Rico, will you "join" with a financial contribtion to the work? One soul saved or encouraged could be because of your gift to God's work!

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