Psalm 1:1-4 Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of […]Read More
Dick Brogden The Cost of Discipleship: Matthew 8:18-22 18 And when Jesus saw great multitudes about Him, He gave a command to depart to the other side. 19 Then a certain scribe came and said to Him, “Teacher, I will follow You wherever You go.” 20 And Jesus said to him, “Foxes have holes and birds of the air havenests, but […]Read More
Matthew 24:14 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.Read More
We don’t think missions is a department in a church, but is a modern term used to describe something that is ancient. God’s heart for the entire world. Even in Genesis 12, God told Abraham that his descendants will be a blessing to all nations. Later the prophet Isaiah talked about the sacrifice of the Son of God. He said it is too small a thing for only Israel, but will be salvation to all the earth (Isaiah 49:6). We believe Jesus himself gives us a charge to participate in His plan of redemption (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15). Our simple participation is not to indulge in some other human’s happiness overseas or for some young adults to have an adventure. Our response is to the charge of Jesus, to participate in the purpose of God’s heart to redeem all peoples, who He has a right to.