January 7

Our Missional Mandate

Romans 10:8-15

8 But what does it say?
“The word is near you,
    on your lips and in your heart”
(that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9 because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For one believes with the heart and so is justified, and one confesses with the mouth and so is saved. 11 The scripture says, “No one who believes in him will be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all and is generous to all who call on him. 13 For, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
14 But how are they to call on one in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in one of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone to proclaim him? 15 And how are they to proclaim him unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Hear the Spirit's searching logic: no one can believe without hearing. Are you going and speaking?

Consider: are you playing your part in the lives of others?

Ask the Spirit to make Christ's good news burn bright in your heart and stay ready in your mouth.

Pray that God fill our church with this same readiness for the gospel and increasingly send us into His mission wherever it may take us.