With our annual missions conference starting Saturday, I thought I would search out several Scriptures that indicate God’s Desire for Missions. God’s heartbeat should be the heart beat of His church. The most important indicator of any churches vital signs (indicating good or poor health) is it’s pulse for missions and Gospel witness.
Psalm 67:2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
Psalm 96:3 Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.
Isaiah 42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
Matthew 28:19-20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
Acts 14:27 And when they were come, and had gathered the church together, they rehearsed all that God had done with them, and how he had opened the door of faith unto the Gentiles.
Ephesians 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;
1 Peter 4:10 As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
These 10 Scriptures give us a glimpse of the will of God for the Gospel to go into all the world. The Lord uses His people to take His Word and Gospel message to other people. If you are saved, the Lord used a person to either talk to you, preach to you, hand you a tract or Bible, or you found a Bible or Gospel tract that a person printed.
God can use you to give the Gospel in your local community. The Lord can use you in global missions too. Prayer for and giving to missionaries through your church will honor the Lord, help Gospel preachers, and will plant the Seed of the Word into the hearts of men and women, boys and girls, all around the world.
Do you have the same heart beat of God? Are you doing your part to see the Gospel propagated throughout the world?