What About Jerusalem?
As I write this several people from my church are headed to India for a mission trip. Upwards of ten people will be spending ten days away from their home ministering to people in a foreign country who may have never heard the gospel.
Our church is heavily involved in supporting work in India. The Indian pastor who our church goes to help is an official member of our church. In fact, he was here in the U.S. within the past month and preached at our church.
It’s pretty easy to get excited about mission like this. I strongly believe that every church should reach into the world. I believe that is what the Great Commission teaches us. Acts 1:8 provokes us to reach our cities, states, nation and the world. So, I’ve got a question.
What about Jerusalem?
Many churches spend a lot of money focused on those who dwell within their four walls. They might send money to their denomination and feel good about reaching into the world. But I wonder if some of them have forgotten about Jerusalem.
Jesus said that we would reach Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the ends of the earth. So the question is if our churches are reaching their local communities first?
What are we doing to take the good news of Jesus Christ to those that we live with? Are we being creative in how we get the greatest message possible out to those we know?
So, it’s wonderful to go to India or Haiti or wherever in the world God is calling us.
It’s awesome to reach out to different regions other than our own.
It’s cool to reach our own region.
But what about our Jerusalems?
What is your church doing to reach all areas in the world?