I recently met a man who did not follow Jesus. He was building infrastructure and schools for the needy in Myanmar (Burma). It is wonderful to hear of these things happening. Believers can and should also do the same, but we must realize what makes the church different.
Love and the preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ are the mandates of the church. Obedience to the Great Commandment (love) and the Great Commission (preaching the gospel) form the unique impression of whatever the church touches.
Jesus came to save sinners. Like salt whose presence cannot be missed when present in food, Jesus’ saving-agenda should season whatever we do in His name. This is the will of the Father.
Jesus said, “And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” (John 6:40)
Each December, we remember Jesus; the gift of God’s only Son. However, Salvation is not seasonal. By preaching Jesus, we are celebrating the gift of Christ to people; Christmas all-year-round!
I cannot properly express my appreciation for our ministry partners. THANK YOU for standing with us. With only a few weeks remaining in 2012, I want to thank you all for your prayerful and financial support. You are part of a miracle and are an answer to prayer. God has used you more than you realize.
Early this year, we experienced a dramatic change in our regular financial support. As a result, it looked like this ministry effort would end by March 2012! However, we had a word from the Lord and we believed without turning back. The same Lord spoke to people like you to give and we have kept going; bringing Jesus to Asia all-year-round.
We are not yet done in December, but we are celebrating and already planning for 2013. We are praying for growth and greater gospel-impact in Asia.
Let us continue; “steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” (1 Corinthians 15:58)
Jesus is faithful and mighty to save!
Jason is founder and evangelist for The Nations Hope and lead pastor of Life Tree Church in San Jose, California. He talks a lot.
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