We thank God for the continuing opportunities and privileges He has blessed us with, to share God’s message and challenge in the various
World Missions Conferences hosted by partnering Churches and Mission works here and abroad. We praise God for the continuing awareness and positive response of our co-laborers in keeping the main thing of Missions the main thing in their Church pursuit. Indeed, as aptly heard, echoed and re-echoed, “The Mission of the Church is Missions!” The fulfillment and pursuit of the Great Commission is certainly in conjunction with the fulfillment and pursuit of the Great Commandment. Our God is truly bestowed His rightful glory and honor in the simultaneous obedience and furtherance of such sacred mandate.
The Bible in Hebrews 10:24-25 rightly exhorts us, “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more as we see the day approaching.” God’s design and desire for us as His representative Body in this sinful world is to consider and exhort one another in our Christian growth and witness in grace. As we grow in the Lord, we are to lift up and display the truth of God. As our settled foundation is the truth, we as a Church represent the truth, upholds it, and manifests it. As the pillar and ground of truth referred to in I Timothy 3:15, we are to be the Church that God has called us to be. Let us continue then to declare and share the message of love and hope, the Gospel of salvation to the world around us.
My dear brethren, as we get ready for another occasion to celebrate the Lord’s Supper at the concluding portion of this week’s Wednesday Evening Midweek Service, let us always take to heart that Communion and Missions are linked together. The Bread reminds us of Christ’s
Body bruised and bleeding for our redemption. The Cup reminds us of Christ’s Blood shed on the Cross for the remission of our sins. The Bread and the Cup reminds us of the blessed hope. Remembering Christ’s death is more than taking the elements. It is celebrating His love,
giving thanks for His grace, praising God for His sacrifice, rejoicing in His salvation, and sharing His love to others. Let each communion service ignite each one of us for World Missions and Evangelism!
All By God’s Grace and For God’s Glory!
Pastor Gerry Nable