God has told us to “make disciples of all nations.” If I’m honest, this is hard to do because there are a lot of people groups living in Columbus who are very different than me. I need help beginning new relationships with those who don’t share my culture and, in some cases, my language.
Resisting Satan can be an offensive weapon when we encounter resistance to the Gospel. We should be praying for those who are blinded to the glory of Jesus.
Christmas has always been for the nations in God’s mind. Everyone and every people group is included in the plan of God.
Faithful praying for our global workers is directly proportional to our personal relationship with the worker, knowledge of the field where they serve, and our commitment to invest time asking for the Spirit’s direction and fruit.
Being hospitable is that God-ordained characteristic that indicates we are different in a very positive way. As they receive our kindness, it is natural to share about the One who has given us the motivation to be kind—the One who is our true satisfaction.
Pastor Dan Green and Rich Mendola provide a powerful platform for declaring the good news to the nations who live around us.
It is an excellent question, given that there are many needy places in the world today, and many people groups who need to hear the Gospel of Jesus.
In Brazil, where I lived and worked for 15 years, it was common to see people put ashes on their forehead on Ash Wednesday—a day that is observed which coincides with the end of Carnival (Mardi Gras). For many, they sought forgiveness for the sins they committed during Carnival.
Pastor Dan’s reading really fits his role as he interacts with internationals and seeks to multiply disciple-makers. Leaders are readers, and they serve best when they’re not running on empty. Proverbs 15:22 says, “Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.”
Many of us have expressed that our main obstacle to sharing the Gospel is fear. Fear has many possible causes. Maybe we are fearful that people will reject us if we share the Gospel. Perhaps we are uncertain what to say and don’t want to mislead anyone. Others might think that they could lose their job if they share with a co-worker. However, the hindrance that the Apostle Paul encouraged Timothy to overcome was being ashamed of the Gospel.