Emphasis: A Study of the Great Mission of Luke 19:10 and the Great Multiplication of Matthew 24:14
Day 43 – Sunday: Proclamation
Title: The Great Mission & Multiplication
Text: Luke 19:1-10; Matthew 24:14
Thought for the Week:
What is the mission of the church? Is it reasonable to assume that the mission of the church is tied to the mission of Jesus Christ? Jesus says in Luke 19:10 that he came to seek and to save the lost. He says in Matthew 24:14 that this good news must be proclaimed throughout the whole world.
Surely, then, our mission as the church is to join Jesus in this search and rescue mission, in His mission of proclamation. And yet, year after year, many if not most Christian churches in the United States see virtually no one come to Christ by profession of faith. The search is not truly undertaken so the saving never takes place, the proclamation goes unheard.
A question must be asked: How important are lost people to God? Lost people are so important that Jesus came to earth to seek and to save them, spending His life establishing a seeking church before dying fo the sins of the lost so that they could in fact be saved. This is the good news that must reach the whole world.
The vital church is on the search and rescue mission of Jesus, making His priority our priority, making His good news known. How important are lost people to us?
Pray through this Thought fot he Week s the Spirit leads you in your heart and in your mind. Amen.