What a lead-in for missions! Our Re:Verse passage for this week in Luke 10:25-37. What was Jesus’ answer to the lawyer? Verse 27 says, “And He answered , ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.’” How better can we love our neighbor than to pray for them and share with them the Gospel? Our missions program is about taking the Gospel to the lost of the world. There are 7 billion people on our planet, most of whom do not know Jesus, the Son of God. They are lost without Christ. As we pray for the lost of our world, we are fulfilling this command from our Lord.
Day 20 – Will you pray for the mission teams of First Baptist to confront the lostness of the world?
Prayer is the foundation of all the work our Mission teams do each year. It is impossible to accomplish anything of eternal value apart from the empowering work of the Holy Spirit. Prayer teams are being formed now to till the soil, direct the planning and empower the missionaries to do God’s work. Without prayer, we are not able to successfully ‘love our neighbor as ourself.
Re: Verse reading – Luke 10:25-37 (day four)