The World Is On Fire… What Will You Do?

Posted on May 3, 2011

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Watch this video clip…

Wow!  This video clip packs a powerful punch.  Millions of professed Christians sit on the sidelines as professional spectators when we should be answering the mission call. 

Over the years I have worked with a number of churches that were stagnant or dying.  I tried my best to help awaken a passion for Jesus and His mission to save the lost.  Time and time again, it seemed like I was beating my head against a brick wall.  I would spend some time talking about the gift of Jesus and surrendering all into His loving hands.  Then I would work with the leaders on developing a healthy church structure and ministry.  From there I would encourage the membership to use their God-given talents to reach out to those around them.  BUT……. All I usually heard was, “We need to heal ourselves first,” or “We need to remodel our church before we have meetings,” or “We are not ready!” 

As a Bible student, I know that God wants us to answer the mission call no matter where we are in our spiritual journey.  When Jesus walked the earth, He called common men to be His disciples.  These men learned how to be successful missionaries by following a good leader and just doing it. 

JUST DO IT!!!  If you do not know how to give a Bible study… pray about it, read up on it, ask some questions, and just do it.  If you do not know how to share your testimony… pray about it, read up on it, ask some questions, and just do it.  If you do not know how to start a new ministry… pray about it, read up on it, ask some questions, and just do it.  The best way to be a successful mission-driven Christian is to… JUST DO IT!!!  God has already called you and promised His heavenly support, wisdom, and power, now it is time to get out there and just do it.       

WILL YOU ANSWER THE CALL?

“And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, Here am I; send me!  And He said, Go, and tell this people…” – Isaiah 6:8,9.

“Then He said to them, The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest that He may send forth laborers into His harvest” – Luke 10:2.

“Therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things, whatever I commanded you. And, behold, I am with you all the days until the end of the world” – Matthew 28:19,20.

QUESTION:  What will you do this week to answer the call?

MISSION OPPORTUNITY:  I am putting together a church planting team in Albuquerque, New Mexico and need mission-minded people to join the team (move here if you are not local).  Contact me if you have any questions.