“Do we claim to believe in God? He’s a missionary God. You tell me you’re committed to Christ. He’s a missionary Christ. Are you filled with the Holy Spirit? He’s a missionary Spirit. Do you belong to the church? It’s a missionary society. And do you hope to go to heaven when you die? It’s a heaven into which the fruits of world mission have been and will be gathered.”

John R. W. Stott
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Do we claim to believe in God? He is a missionary God. He sent Jesus on his mission to seek and to save what has been lost. Now, He has called us, the followers Jesus, to be His hands and feet on this mission. 

When we commit ourselves to Christ, we commit ourselves to living our lives immersed in his mission to this lost and dying world. 

The Holy Spirit is a missionary Spirit and He guides us, equips us, and empowers us along our mission path. 

As members of the the Body of Christ, the Church, we are part of a missionary society that exists to bring God’s kingdom to earth. We are called to share the good news of the gospel with others and to be agents of hope, love, and redemption. 

As we strive to live faithfully in the evening light, we remember that our ultimate hope is to be gathered into heaven with God. The fruits of our world mission will be gathered into the heavenly kingdom and we have the privilege of participating in that mission in our lives today. 

Let us remember that we are called to be missionaries in the world and that our ultimate hope is beyond this world in God’s heavenly kingdom. May the Lord bless us as we strive to live lives of mission and redemption.

Love, The Downing Family

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