Missions and Witnessing

What is a missionary? Do we have to go to a foreign land to be a missionary? How can work and home be a mission field? And how can we witness without being annoying?

Day One: The Christian Missionary
A Christian missionary is commissioned by the Lord to make disciples, followers of Christ. Jesus commands all Christians to share the Gospel, the message of His death and resurrection that conquered the penalty and power of sin...
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For more, see: "C.T. Studd: Cannibals need Missionaries, too"

Day Two: Being Missional
"Missional" or "missional living" is a Christian term that in essence describes a missionary lifestyle. Being missional includes embracing the posture, the thinking, behaviors, and practices of a missionary in order to reach others with the message of the gospel...
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For more, see: "Internet Missions"

Day Three: The Spiritual Harvest
Throughout the Bible, the harvest carries spiritual significance. It is used in parables (Luke 8:4–8) and as a metaphor for spiritual growth and health (2 Corinthians 9:10; James 3:18). The harvest has always been a beautiful and important part of life on earth, the time when the year’s work bears fruit and the people are fed...
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Day Four: Witnessing at Work
As followers of Christ, there are many reasons why we should be eager to share our faith in all circumstances. However, in the case of our workplace there is one other consideration. As employees, we have made a commitment to yield to our employer the full benefit of our services for a given amount of time...
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For more, see: "Should A Belief Cost You Your Job? Mozilla and Brendan Eich"

Day Five: Gender Roles
The Bible does not give specific guidelines concerning sharing one’s faith with the opposite gender/sex. We do have the example of Jesus, who spoke one-on-one to a Samaritan woman about her spiritual need (John 4). And in the book of Acts, Priscilla and Aquila speak to a man named Apollos about the gospel...
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Day Six: The Friends and Family Plan
At some point, every Christian has had a family member, a friend, co-worker, or acquaintance who is not a Christian. Sharing the gospel with others can be difficult, and it can become even more difficult when it involves someone with whom we have close emotional ties...
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Published 12-10-15