Acts 1:8 – 8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
One of our biggest weaknesses in our churches is a glaring deficiency in local missions. Why is that? Could it be because foreign mission trips are seen as more exciting? Perhaps. Could it be that we think that those in foreign lands are more receptive to the gospel? Perhaps, although God’s word is clear that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” so I don’t think that any people group is any more “lost” than any other.
Could it be that with foreign mission trips, we don’t have deal with those that profess Christ for longer than a few days? Perhaps. It’s pretty easy to go into a far away land and sow seeds of the gospel, pat ourselves on the back for going, only to never have to spend more than a couple of days walking with them, “making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” And, more than that, what is going to happen when our churches continue to die because we have not maintained adequate missions to our “Jerusalem?” Let’s do something about it! PARENTS, HELP US ENCOURAGE OUR STUDENTS TO GET INVOLVED IN THIS OPP!!
We have a great opportunity to reach our local population with Mission V.B.S. located at Anderson Grove Community Center, Monday through Thursday, July 2-5th, 8am – 1pm.
This will be a joint venture with the YOUTH and congregation from Woodland Baptist and New Salem Baptist Church; children can come if parents are with them to oversee their involvement.
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