The Bible as a Missionary

“The greatest missionary is the Bible in the mother tongue.
It never needs a furlough, is never considered a foreigner.”

(William Cameron Townsend)

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A Waste of Life?

“People who do not know the Lord ask why in the world
we waste our lives as missionaries.
They forget that they too are expending their lives …
and when the bubble has burst, they will have nothing of eternal significance
to show for the years they have wasted.”
(Nate Saint)


Missions and the Book of Acts

The book of Acts lays a critical foundation for the work of missions.

1) The Reason for Missions: Jesus commanded his followers to spread the Gospel.  We have a message which the world needs to hear.
2) The Power for Missions: The Holy Spirit has been given to the church.  God has given us everything we need to accomplish the task – we have no excuses.
3) The Catalyst for Missions: A commitment to prayerfully following the leading of the Holy Spirit is essential.
4) The Enemies of Missions: The spread of the Gospel was opposed by the Jewish religious leaders and by pagans.
5) The Universality of Missions: The Gospel is for both Jews and Gentiles (non-Jews.  There are no boundaries of any kind.