“He said to them, “Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15
The mission was given by Jesus, to the church, to those who believe in Jesus. Those of Jesus purified, in the precious blood that flowed on the cross of Calvary. This is the main mission of the church and it is done outside the churches. Unfortunately, it usually seems like the church is doing just about everything else except preaching the gospel. Here, leadership plays an important role. By prioritizing the gospel to the world, clear signals are sent to both believers and non-believers. If there is no time, then you simply have to re-prioritize. For the assignment was given by Jesus and if you have objections, you may in that case deal with Him. Apologies and evasions, speak with Jesus about it.
The gospel is preached to the unsaved where the unsaved are. In all countries, not only to those on the other side of the earth but also to those in one’s own country. Why is the preaching of the gospel often associated with other parts of the world, when one’s homeland has not heard. On the verge of hypocrisy?
Feel the heart of Jesus for the precious people around you. Shall they not hear? Is evangelism just a side interest for a few? Should we not, as a church, preach the gospel, with leadership at the forefront, fully supporting and leading the way in action?
Jesus goes out among the lost, He sees their suffering and despair. He suffered, bled, died and rose for them. He prayed for those who crucified Him – “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” His heart is the same today. He sees the people and their disorientation and He wonders – “Where are my people who can preach the good news to them?”
Streetpreaching – Light in darkness
God bless you.
/ David Billström