Renewing Our Mission

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by Samuel D. Geroy

    God is in the business of renewing people’s lives. Much more now that Jesus is coming soon. There is a greater need for renewing people today.

   When we look carefully at his life, we discover that first Peter was self-reliant, proud, weak in faith and ambivalent in his focus when he walked with Jesus in the Sea of Galilee. When he looked at the waves around him (Matthew 14:28-31) and focused on the wind, he began to sink. In the end, despite his promise to the contrary, he denied that he knew the Lord. But Peter repented of all that and served the Lord faithfully (John 21:15-19) to the point of dying in an upside down gross according to history. Later in life he was no longer trusting on himself but was energized by God’s power (1 Peter 1:5), his pride was transformed to humility (1 Peter 5:6), his weak faith resulted to the praise, glory and honor of the Lord and his changeableness became a very strong growth in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ (2 Peter 3:18).

    Another man who renewed his mission was the Apostle Paul. His first chosen mission was to deny the Lord Jesus Christ and to arrest and destroy his followers (Acts 9:1, 2). All that changed when the Lord met him on the read to Damascus and he was amazingly converted (Acts 9:3-20). After a period of renewal and strengthening, God led Paul (his former name was Saul) to embark on three missionary journeys that reached Asia Minor and Europe to Jesus Christ. His first journey was to western Asia (Acts 13-14), the second to Europe (Acts 15:38-18:22) and the third to Europe again (Acts 18:23- 21:14).

    Paul also became God’s chosen theologian who immortalized the doctrine of justification by faith (Romans 1-5), sanctification through union with Him in His death and resurrection (Romans 6-8). Then he explained clearly how to live the Christian life and to do service for the glory of God (Romans 12-15). These teachings revolutionized the rise and missionary work of the Church until this present generation.

    Today we have the same mission as Peter and Paul. We have the mission to reach our nation for Christ and also to do the same for the whole world until the end of the age. It is our task to continue the witnessing, the church planting and the growing in our Christian lives until the Lord comes.

    The old mission for Peter and Paul and for all those who followed them is now our mission for this age we live in. May we fulfill and complete it until Jesus comes.