(February 4, 2020) Dr George Forbes, missionary statesman, reminds us of Jesus’ ongoing challenge …
As I keep myself abreast of world of missions, missionaries and their activities – and follow world news reports, I’m reminded that the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) must be uppermost in our minds. That the theme of missions – sharing the gospel to the whole world – must never be forgotten or downgraded in our minds, nor in any church program.
In fact this vital charge given by the Lord Jesus to the early disciples was by extension to everyone who converts to Christ ie… to the church.
This means that every church member, every follower of Christ, has a responsibility to assist with this great task.
‘Missions’ is not only for…
- Those called to life service as missionaries (international workers are they now called)
- Church planting missionaries
- Bible teaching missionaries
- Linguists and –
- What’s been termed ‘Specialised Missionaries’.
Although much has been achieved by mission organisations and missions over the centuries, the reality is that there is still much to do! Yet the labourers – missionaries – are still too few and money for missions is too limited!
Advancing the kingdom in 2020
As a major task given to the church, missions – the Great Commission – must be fulfilled by the church. (more…)