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    One Day, Every Nation

    One summer I spent a month in Bolivia, living with missionaries at a fledgling Bible school. Different jobs awaited me each day. Sometimes I cooked, cleaned, or did laundry. But every day I worked on construction projects. I loved learning all of the different tasks (okay, not the laundry!). One day, a pair of missionaries from another religion came to the school to tell us about their beliefs and to challenge ours. The thought of answering their questions intimidated me. I put my head down and kept working while a friend talked with them. I remember thinking, “I’m glad I…

    Why Short-term Mission Trips May Not Always Be A Good Idea

    Have you been on a short-term mission trip before? If you haven’t, picture these three scenarios

    Quitting my Job for Nepal

    I remember distinctly the speaker’s call that Sunday: give one year of your life to missions. It was during the “missions month” in my church.

    The Method of Missions

    Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations . . . —Matthew 28:19

    Jesus Christ did not say, “Go and save souls” (the salvation of souls is the supernatural work of God), but He said, “Go . . …

    What is a Missionary?

    Jesus said to them again, ’. . . As the Father has sent Me, I also send you’ —John 20:21

    A missionary is someone sent by Jesus Christ just as He was sent by God. The great controlling factor is not the needs of people, …

    The Key to the Missionary’s Message

    He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world. —1 John 2:2

    The key to the missionary’s message is the propitiation of Christ Jesus— His sacrifice for us that completely satisfied the wrath of God. Look at any other aspect of Christ’s work, whether it is healing, saving, or sanctifying, and you will see that there is nothing limitless about those. But—…

    The Key to the Missionary’s Work

    Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations…” —Matthew 28:18-19

    The key to the missionary’s work is the authority of Jesus Christ, not the needs of the lost. We are inclined to look on our Lord as one who assists us in our endeavors for God. Yet our Lord places Himself as the absolute sovereign and supreme Lord over His…

    The Assigning of the Call

    I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church . . . —Colossians 1:24

    We take our own spiritual consecration and try to make it into a call of God, but when we get right with Him He brushes …

    The Awareness of the Call

    . . . for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel! —1 Corinthians 9:16

    We are inclined to forget the deeply spiritual and supernatural touch of God. If you are able to tell exactly where you were when you …

    The “Go” of Unconditional Identification

    Jesus . . . said to him, ’One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor . . . and come, take up the cross, and follow Me’ —Mark 10:21 

    The rich young ruler had the controlling passion to be perfect. When he saw Jesus Christ, he wanted to be like Him. Our Lord never …

    The “Go” of Renunciation

    . . . someone said to Him, ’Lord, I will follow You wherever You go’ —Luke 9:57 

    Our Lord’s attitude toward this man was one of severe discouragement, “for He knew what was in man” (John 2:25). We would have said, “I …

    The “Go” of Reconciliation

    If you . . . remember that your brother has something against you . . . —Matthew 5:23

    This verse says, “If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you . . . .” …

    The “Go” of Relationship

    Whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two—Matthew 5:41 

    Our Lord’s teaching can be summed up in this: the relationship that He demands for us is an impossible one unless He has done a …

    The “Go” of Preparation

    If you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift—Matthew 5:23-24 

    It is easy for us to imagine that we will suddenly come to a point in our lives where we are fully prepared, but preparation …

    The Missionary’s Goal

    He…said to them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem…” —Luke 18:31

    In our natural life our ambitions change as we grow, but in the Christian life the goal is given at the very beginning, and the beginning and the end are exactly the same, namely, our Lord Himself. We start with Christ and we end with Him— “…till we all come…to…