Telling the Story of Jesus
Ernest L. Easley
Yes, God HAS called us to tell the story of Jesus to every tribe, every people and every nation across the streets, across the states, and across the seas.
We remain under the same marching orders that the early church was under of making ''disciples of ALL the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age'' Matthew 28.19-20.
Don't leave anybody out! The Bible says in 2 Peter 3.9 that God is ''not willing that any should perish but that ALL should come to repentance.'' God wants everybody saved. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5.15 that Jesus ''died for all.'' Don't get the idea that Jesus died for some and not for others. God's Word makes it clear: Jesus died for ALL! That He is not willing for any to perish but that ALL should come to repentance.
And if that's not enough, listen to John 3.16-17, ''For God so loved the WORLD that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His son into the world to condemn the world, but that the WORLD through Him might be saved.''
That's why I'm asking you without any apology to join the Easley's next Sunday, December 9th, in giving the largest World Mission Offering that we have ever given before. Our goal as a church for this gospel-sharing sacrificial offering is $390,000.00.
You say, ''Pastor that is a lot of money, especially for missions.'' And you are right. $390,000.00 is a lot of money. And let me tell you why I believe we will give it. Jesus said, ''for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also'' (Matt 6.21). Because your life has been touched by Jesus, because your sins have been forgiven, because you now have the abundant life and eternal life - your heart now beats with the love of Jesus. ...
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