From the world’s perspective, the ROGET Thesaurus lists synonyms for missionary as ‘Holy Joe’, ‘Bible Beater’ and ‘Glory-roader’. Could it be that the general perception of a missionary might be incorrect?
"The story is told of a young man who approached the conference speaker and said, “I’ve never felt any compelling call to give my life for missionary service”, to which the speaker replied, . . . "
"I could see His face light up as He replied, “I’d love to! This is exactly what I came to do."
"under the pressure of many responsibilities, little by little, this time began to be shortened. Why, I’m not sure. Somehow I assumed I was just too busy to give special, regular time to be with Christ. This was not a deliberate decision, you understand; it just seemed to happen that way. Eventually, . . ."
"There’s one more matter of critical consequence I would like to share with you. Once day I found Him waiting for me at the front door. An arresting look was in His eye. As I entered, He said to me, . . ."
"That evening I spent some miserable hours. I felt rotten! What kind of a friend was I to Jesus? Deliberately leaving him out of part of my life, doing things and going places that I knew very well He would not enjoy?"
"Our job as a Believer is to Glorify God. Pray for God to use you and look for opportunities to serve – even in areas that are unfamiliar to you."
When you think of the word ‘home’ what comes to mind?
The apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 2:2…”I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.” This knowledge allowed him to endure the many sufferings he received in his ministry, and still write heartfelt instructions from his experiences that even we follow today. Resolutions are good things to make as long as we rely on the direction of the Lord to DEFINE them and His strength to KEEP them. On our program today, Barbara Sandbek will discuss how we can determine what makes a Godly resolution.
"My husband Dale & I have met some seniors who are busy serving the Lord – collecting & distributing food, stuffing evangelistic mailers and even ministering in nursing homes. But . . ."
Today, on Grace Notes we will cover several other gifts under the tree. This is the last program in our Christmas tree series. Have you started making your ornaments? Time’s awastin’.
Who is this Jesus, who said, “Foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests – but the Son of man has no where to lay His head. In a world made by Him – He had no place to call His home.
JOY is the next gift our host, Barbara Sandbek, will describe for us. Enjoy all the gifts and don’t forget to make that Christmas ornament marked ‘JOY’ for your tree.