LESSON: Mission (Part 1).
MEMORY VERSE: “And this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” – Matthew 24:14.
BIBLE PASSAGES: Habakkuk 2:14; Isaiah 9:6-7; Isaiah 11:9; Romans 10:13-15; Romans 14:17; Acts 1:8.
What is mission? A Christian mission is an organised effort to spread Christianity, which often involves sending individuals and groups, called “missionaries” to the unreached places, for the purpose of converting unbelievers, to Christianity or from one Christian tradition to another.
(Habakkuk 2:14; Isaiah 11:19;) “The whole earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea”. The Knowledge of God speaks about knowing God while the Glory of God speaks about how great God is. Jesus Christ is the Knowledge of the Glory of God. As the waters in the sea is a source of livelihood to the aquatic creatures, so will the Word of God be on earth, when the Knowledge and Glory of God fills the earth, there will be no more evil on earth and Isaiah 9:6-7 will come to pass. God is a King and every king has a kingdom, and when the Knowledge and Glory of God fills the earth, then His Kingdom is established. And the Kingdom of God is righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17). This is the reason for mission and evangelism which is the pillar on which the Church stands. (Acts 1:8).
Total Content of Mission
(Romans 10:13-15)… is to preach the Gospel, and somebody have to preach them, and that person must be sent, and he cannot just go like that but he needs preparation.
The Holy Spirit is also very much needed for mission, for whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved. Hallelujah!!!