Monday, April 24, 2017

Allen: expecting a response

Monday, April 24, 2017
    Commemoration of Mellitus, First Bishop of London, 624
    And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
    —Matthew 4:19 (ESV)
    To preach the Gospel requires that the preacher should believe that he is sent to those whom he is addressing at the moment, because God has among them those whom He is at the moment calling: it requires that the speaker should expect a response.
    ... Roland Allen (1869-1947), Missionary Methods: St. Paul’s or ours?, London: World Dominion Press, 1927, reprinted, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1962, p. 74 (see the book)
    See also Matt. 4:19; 20:16; Mark 1:17-18; Luke 5:10-11; Acts 2:41,47; 5:14; 6:7; 1 Cor. 9:20-22
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, I hear Your call to me.
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