let us fear

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.

Hebrews 4:1 ESV

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Myself as a mission field

When discussion comes about pertaining to mission fields, and who and where to reach with the gospel, it should be considered first and foremost that “I” (that is “me” or the one make the declaration of reaching others with the gospel) is the first and primary mission field to be reached. It really does no good for anyone to even expand outward if there is not an effort being made to reach ourselves with the gospel. It means being intentional. It means having a vision. It means making the effort to get up at dawn with your Bible, dig into the living word and seek His guidance in your desire to build yourself up in the most holy faith (Jude 1:20). Pray, for diligence and pray for steadfastness and unwavering effort.

Worthiness

Worthiness consists chiefly in faith, which reposes all things in Christ, but nothing in ourselves; secondly in love – and that very love which, though imperfect, is enough to offer to God, that he may increase it to something better, inasmuch as it cannot be offered in completeness”

John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion 4.17.42

A Strategy on How to move

Draft that I’m working on: any thoughts or ideas will be helpful

Holy God
Sinful man
GOSPEL delivered by grace
a heart-changed ambassador

Mission Fields that consist of:
Self – Family – Church – Community – State/Nation – World
Preach the GOSPEL to each of these (everyone – not just pastors)
Become an informed ambassador
PRAY! Read the Word. PRAY! Memorize the Word. PRAY!
PRAY! Lead family. PRAY! Exhort and involve. PRAY!
PRAY! Fellowship and invest. PRAY! Lead ministry. PRAY!
PRAY! Take the GOSPEL out. PRAY! Share/Give/invest. PRAY!
PRAY! Model, visit, learn. PRAY! Cooperate, share, help. PRAY!
PRAY! Go. PRAY! Send. PRAY! Invest. PRAY!

Remind me this

So every time the Bible demands you to do something do not think, “I must do this to take away my guilt or to get forgiveness or to get a right standing with God.” (legalism) Rather think, “I will do this because my guilt is already removed, I am already forgiven, I already have the gift of God’s righteousness, and so I know that God is for me and will help me. So I will trust him and obey him and display by my radical, risk-taking obedience the glory of God’s grace. And I will draw nearer and nearer to him in the fellowship of his sufferings and the joy of his companionship. (Christian life) – John Piper from “How does the Gospel save sinners? – part 3” sermon given on Aug 23, 1998.

You need to be reminded of this every day.  I need to be reminded every day.  Not just when you are saved and are beginning your Christian life.

Sermon: How does the Gospel Save Sinners? – part 3
Sermon Text: Romans 1:16-17, Habakkuk 2:4