Contributed by Tony Abram on Aug 22, 2009
While churches concern themselves with missions abroad, many miss the opportunity afforded by the 400,000 international students who study in the U.S.A. each year. Many of them are open to new ideas and would be responsive to the gospel. We
Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 27, 2011
In the movie The Mission, 16th c. Jesuit monks have been working with the Guarani Indians, bringing them not only the gospel but agriculture and medicine and music. Across the ocean, the Treaty of Madrid transfers the land from Portugal to Spain. The Jesuits are evicted, the Indian
Or what about the missionaries preaching in Africa from Revelation 3:20 (ESV), “Behold, I stand at the door and knock,” without knowing that in this African context only thieves knock on doors to see if anyone is home. Friends, on the other hand, announce their presence by calling out. So these
"I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than in a land flooded with light" — John Keith Falconer
"God's work done in God's way will never lack God's supply" — Hudson Taylor [ video ]
"God isn't looking for people of
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 11, 2008
THE MISSION IS WORTH IT
"If God gives me another life, may I give it to him as a missionary." –Samuel Kang, executive head of the Korean World Missions Association.
“If I am a Christian, I am not set on saving my own skin, but on seeing that the salvation of God comes through me to others.”
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 12, 2008
REMEMBER THE MISSION
In 1629, when the favorite wife of Indian ruler Shah Jahan died, he ordered that a magnificent tomb be built as a memorial to her. The shah placed his wife's casket in the middle of a parcel of land, and construction of the temple literally began around it. But several years
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 26, 2001
GIVING TO MISSIONS
Americans give $700 million per year to mission agencies.
However, they pay as much for pet food every 52 days.
A person must overeat by at least $1.50 worth of food per month to maintain one excess pound of flesh. Yet $1.50 per month is more than what 90 percent of all
DEFINITION OF MISSION
I think mission was put very nicely by the ’Sunday Times’ journalist Matthew Parris – a man, who is by his own confession, not a Christian.
’The New Testament offers a picture of God, who does not sound at all vague.
He has sent His Son to earth. He has distinct
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 26, 2002
In dire need of a beauty makeover, I went to my salon with a fashion magazine photo of a gorgeous, young, lustrous-haired model.
I showed the stylist the trendy new cut I wanted and settled into the chair as he began humming a catchy tune and got to work on my thin, graying
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 27, 2012
SACRIFICE ON THE MISSION FIELD
Let me leave you with this true story I read about two faithful women, who were cross-bearers for Christ. Irene Ferrel graduated from the Bible Institute of Los Angeles with a burden for overseas missions. She found her place in the Congo, where for 10 years she
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Sep 2, 2012
Dr. John Geddie was a Scots-Canadian missionary who was known as "the father of Presbyterian missions in the South Seas." In 1848 he pioneered missionary work in the New Hebrides islands, Aneityum (Anatom) and worked there for God for 24 years. On the tablet erected to his
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Sep 2, 2008
FLAWED INDIVIDUALS ON A RESCUE MISSION
The author of the book entitled, "The Word and Power Church: What Happens When A Church Seeks All God Has to Offer," Doug Banister, writes, "The Spring of 1940 found Hitler’s panzer divisions mopping up French troops and preparing for a seige of Great
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 7, 2009
A CHURCH’S MISSION DRIVES ITS MORALE
John Polak in his book, The Future in Past Tense, says: "A study of the history of the people of God reveals an interesting fact--the wellbeing of the believing community was directly proportional to their obedience to God’s mission for them. When the people
Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 4, 2009
A Mission Poem by Jeff Strite:
God called us to support His worldwide missions
By giving to us His Great Commission
It calls mankind to have - for their sins - remission
And for their souls, in heaven, to gain admission
Now God has given us His explicit permission
To approach the world with
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 4, 2011
CULTURAL BLINDNESS IN MISSIONS
David Livermore, in his book, Serving with Eyes Wide Open, talks about a friend of his, Ashish, who came from Northern India to visit him in Chicago. They were eating at Gino's Pizzeria, and there they ran into a youth pastor David knew, along with his youth group.
Contributed by William Hooper on May 3, 2011
THE MISSION: TETHERED TO SIN
In the award winning film called "The Mission," Robert DeNiro plays a mercenary who has taken asylum in the local church after killing his brother in a fit of jealous rage. He eventually leaves the church and heads to a mission post located above the waterfalls in a
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 30, 2011
THE MISSION OF DAVID LIVINGSTONE
The modern missionary movement really got started about 150 years ago with people who were concerned about the continent of Africa. There was a Scottish preacher by the name of Robert Moffatt who was serving in South Africa. He returned to Scotland to try to
Contributed by Tim Spear on Sep 6, 2011
Missions is not the ultimate goal of the Church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. Worship...is the fuel and goal of missions.
Contributed by Brad Henry on Oct 24, 2011
ARE YOU READY FOR A MISSIONS TRIP?
Last Wednesday I received a text from a dear friend of mine in Phoenix. He said that his 15 year old daughter Katie was going in for some tests to determine the reasons for some health issues she was having. I went to bed without knowing the results. I woke up
Contributed by Sermoncentral on May 5, 2012
AN UNUSUAL BAPTISM ON THE MISSION FIELD
Some time back, a retired missionary dropped by our church. She had served faithfully in Africa, and one day, she happened upon a small baptismal service. A fellow missionary took three new converts to the center of a shallow river, and dug a hole in the