Hey Church! I hope you are all well. I have been thinking a lot about evangelism lately and the role that Christ has for each one of us to play. One of the things that lead me to be thinking about this topic is the series that we are doing in Fusion Young Adults called 'Multiply'. It's a discipleship series and the last topic was on the 'Global Church'. It was such an interesting topic and it really opened my eyes to the fact that there are many people groups that have never heard the gospel which we so dearly treasure. This really blew my mind. It got me wondering, who is looking out for these people? Is anyone going to put their hand up to pack up their bags and preach the gospel to these nations? I mean Jesus commanded us in Matthew 28:19 to make disciples of all nations; but who would really be willing to go to some of these places – to pack up their lives and possibly even face persecution. It's a scary thought! I don't think anyone could face this sort of challenge without the help and the prompting of the Holy Spirit. In fact we can't go through any part of life and truly glorify Christ without being dependent on the Holy Spirit.
I guess the thought that has run through my head before is that 'somebody else will take care of these problems'... but imagine if Paul said this, imagine if people like Martin Luther didn't put their hand up to be used by God. I am not trying to send the message that we all need to put ourselves in danger or pack up our bags and go to foreign countries. I simply think that we need to stay available. We each need to put our hand up and ask Christ to use our lives in His ultimate story of redemption. Our God is good and whatever He calls us to, He will supply us with what we need to do it.
Hebrews 13:20-21 "Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen."
God bless you Church!
P.S. if you are interested in unreached people groups, check out www.joshuaproject.net