Went to Swindon Evangelical Church today for a conference on Christian mission.
I do wonder sometimes whether I show enough interest in mission. What is my role in missionary work? Is it just to show interest in missionaries? The culture of where I live would appear to indicate that for me to fulfil the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20), I only need to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who live around me. In a way, I am a missionary. Of course this means meeting people where they are, rather than expecting them to come to me. It requires time to get to know people, to make friendships so that I can meet them where they are. It also means not just telling them the Gospel, but showing them the Gospel through acts of love. It means truly understanding people for who they really are – made in the image of God, yet destined to meet the wrath of God because of their sin. God’s love is so great though that he sent Jesus Christ who can deliver them from their sin through faith. It still amazes me that God will use sinful humans beings to convey this message, yet he does and even achieves great things through them. Oh that God would use me for his glory.

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