Informal Missionaries !

“We cannot hesitate to believe that the great mission of Christianity was in reality accomplished by means of informal missionaries.”  Adolf von Harnack.

In our time a great fear has spread across much of the western world.  This fear is caused by the Father of fear who came to kill and destroy while stealing away any semblance of peace.  This great fear is that unknown “sleeper cells” of wicked men direct by the father of lies will rise up and strike terror.

Jesus came that we might have life and have it to the full, according to John 10:10.  We live in a day of great contrast, Christian.  We who trust in the sovereign Lord Jesus have the opportunity to be informal missionaries. We by courage may demonstrate the peace that passes understanding to our neighbor, point them to the God of peace.  Our God came to give life by dyeing in our place that we might have eternal life.  “ this is eternal life that they know the true God and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” (John 17:3) This is Jesus Prayer and must be ours.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

In the book “Foundations of the Christian Faith, JM Boice quoting Harnack writes; “The most numerous and successful missionaries of the Christian religion were not the regular teachers but the Christians themselves, in virtue of their loyalty and courage… it was characteristic of this religion that everyone who seriously confessed the faith proved of service to its propaganda.”

We are called to be the agent of His Love bring righteousness, peace and Joy in the Holy Spirit everywhere we are.