Sunday, December 8, 2013
Totally His – through praying
Jesus tells us in Matthew 9:38 to “… pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into His harvest” (HCSB). We must give ourselves completely to God by praying for every language, people, tribe and nation to hear and receive the Gospel. Thousands of people groups have never heard the Good News; God calls us to faithfully intercede for them. Would your church consider adopting a people group to pray for? Pray for our Southern Baptist missionaries, who are giving themselves completely to Christ by sharing Him in dark places. And pray about giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering® to sustain those we’ve sent to be our hands touching a lost world.
Totally His – through giving
Christ tells us to be totally committed — first to love Him, then to love others as much as we love ourselves. We are to give all of our heart, soul and mind to being Christ-like. The ultimate goal: that every man, woman and child on this earth can know His saving grace. Southern Baptist missionaries can’t carry the Gospel to the ends of the earth without our full support. Through our giving, missionaries can concentrate their time and efforts on engaging the unreached with the Gospel. How much will you give to reach the ones who still do not know? Think about what you spend on Christmas gifts for family and friends. Then consider giving your biggest gift to God through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering®. The 2013 goal is $175 million. What role you will play?
Totally His – through going
For more than 160 years, Southern Baptists have given themselves wholly to God by leaving their comfort zones to go out into the world with the Gospel. But even today, billions of people remain lost. The church was given the Great Commission, and we must take responsibility for taking the Good News to the unreached people groups of the world. Would your church consider partnering with missionaries and sending members to touch lost people groups with God’s love? Learn how at imb.org/lead.
Posted by Suzie Rodgers at 12:55 AM