Monday, May 21, 2018

Reapsome: built on missions

Monday, May 21, 2018
    Feast of Commemoration of Helena, Protector of the Faith, 330
    Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: “We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. For this is what the Lord has commanded us: “‘I have made you a light for the Gentiles, that you may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.’” When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.
    —Acts 13:46-48 (NIV)
    Zinzendorf and the Moravians proved that an entire communion of believers (call it a church or a denomination, if you will) can find reason for being solely on the basis of missions to the lost and unreached multitudes of the world. Their fellowship existed solely to send out laborers into the harvest. Everyone and everything pointed to that missionary purpose. For them, missions was not an adjunct to church life, it was church life.
    ... James Reapsome
    See also Acts 13:46-48; Isa. 2:3-4; Mic. 4:2-3; Zech. 2:11; 8:20-23; Matt. 28:19-20; Luke 2:30-32; Acts 26:22-23; Rom. 15:8-9
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, grant me a heart to see in all those I encounter a need for Your Gospel.
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