Thoughts from Steemchurch Missionary - Preach the Gospel
2Ti 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; 2Ti 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.
2Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;
2Ti 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.
2Ti 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
IN THIS SERIES I HOPE TO REPORT ON THE VARIOUS MINISTRIES WE ARE INVOLVED AS FULL TIME MISSIONARIES TO THE PHILIPPINES. MY GOAL IS NEVER TO ATTRACT ATTENTION TO MYSELF, BUT TO ATTRACT ATTENTION TO JESUS CHRIST. AFTER ALL, IF ANYTHING GOOD WILL COME FROM MY LIFE, IT WILL BE BECAUSE OF HIM AND BECAUSE OF HIS FINISHED WORK ON THE CROSS.
My hope also is to encourage others to do the Work of God and to fulfill the calling in your life. If I can encourage you, help you, teach and pray for you, please let me know. Let’s work together to advance God’s Kingdom on Earth.
I took this photo in the Philippines with my Huawei Nova 2i
Ministry to Muslims
I believe the Bible! I believe every Word was inspired by God as He instructed the pen of the prophets and writers of old. When Jesus said, Joh 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me, I take this for face value and literally as said, there is only one way to God and that is only the Jesus of the Bible.
1Ti 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Act 4:10 Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
Act 4:11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
Act 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
As the Bible teaches and spoke about more than anyone else, Jesus taught and warned about a literal eternal hell and the truth or fact of eternal life spent in His presence
We have been trusted with the souls of others. People of other languages, other religions, other cultures, other skin color. People like us and those not like us. We have a responsibility to them and to God to preach the Gospel when it is convenient (in season) and when it is inconvenient (Out of Season). When it is safe and we are comfortable and when it is dangerous and even life threatening, we preach the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Out of all of the ways of fighting radical Islam, the preaching of the Gospel is more effective and beneficial to all than any other means. The truly converted will never taken an innocent life of any other human being.
In God’s Work, we cannot decide we will only preach where it is safe and convenient. We preach the Gospel in Season and Out of Season. Our motivation is Love and also out of appreciation of our own salvation.
For the past two days we travelled very far and in two days ministered in three meetings We travelled when the storms were raging around us. Traveling by boat as the waves crashed against the boat. We were cold and wet. Experiencing discomfort and risking our lives.
I don’t think we are special! I truly believe that everyone is called to take the Gospel to a lost and dying world. Our behavior is not uniquely special, or perhaps it is! But we all are supposed to take part in this “Uniquely Special Work”.
As the Gospel is Preached the Gospel Happens
When people come to our meetings, they come knowing they are going to hear a message that does not agree with their current beliefs. We are not preaching in churches, but in “Neutral” venues. As we preach God’s Word as He intended, He shows His Power and gives His Own seal of approval through signs and wonders
Heb 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him;
Heb 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
Act 2:22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:
As we preach God’s Word, He attests to the heart of the hearer, that what they hear is true. Many coming to Christ and as we pray for the sick, God heals them all.
It is my stand and belief that this occupation should be normal for all of us. If I can in any way help you and encourage you to live by faith and accomplish the purpose of God in your life, I am here to serve you!
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