We will do a very simple exposition of those basic passages which speak to our mission. Our mission is to take the gospel out to the ends of the world. We are witnesses with a divine mandate. We tell our story to others. Just as we were in darkness so now we are in light. We speak of this transition to others and fill them in on all the teachings of Jesus. We do it here, the next county over, and in Mongolia.
By way of application, we will speak pointedly to our identity as witnesses of the one true God. Understanding our identity facilitates correct and confident behavior. When we are deceived into thinking we are less than God’s ambassadors then our behavior follows. When we come under God’s identity for us then we are liberated to walk in the paths he has set for us; speaking for him.
Secondly, we will speak to the practice of talking about the Lord to the brothers and sisters. Ironically enough, when believers get together there can often be a conspicuous lack of discussion about the Lord! How natural then that we should feel awkward or ill equipped to boast of the Lord to others.
Lastly, let’s ask ourselves what God is doing in our lives today that is worth talking about. If God isn’t active in our lives today, affirming and vindicating his ways, small wonder that our testimony seems so weak and devoid of conviction. If we are not convinced of God’s activity in our lives today then let us remain quiet until we do. Let’s be convinced of God, his ways in our lives, and then speak about it.
Matt. 28:16-20, Acts 1:6-8, 1 Pet. 2:9