SEND FORWARD – 6 …who have borne witness of your love before the church. If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well… 3 John 1:6 NKJV
5 For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:5 NIV
1 I will sing of the LORD’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. Psalm 89:1 NIV
Being a part of the Lord’s work here on earth means that you are a part of something so much bigger than yourself!
Being a part of the Lord’s work here on earth means that you are a part of something so much bigger than yourself! From creation, the Lord had a good plan for His people. Adam and Eve sinned, but the Lord sought them out when they were naked and ashamed. He wrapped them in animal skin and forgave them. What a picture!
The Lord used Noah’s obedience to save His people from the flood, Moses and Joshua’s obedience to lead the people to the promised land, Esther’s obedience to protect them from annihilation, and so many more. John the Baptist prepared the way for the Lord. Mary birthed him and raised Him as a child. The disciples followed Him and spread the good news of the Gospel.
Fast forward thousands of years and God used someone else’s obedience to tell you about Jesus! You got to experience His love and forgiveness, just like Adam and Eve. His work, which began at creation, continues today. “His love endures forever and his faithfulness continues through all generations!”
When Noah obeyed, there is no way he could have known all that was in store. The same goes for each person throughout history that the Lord has used. His work is so far beyond us! What a privilege it is for us to get to be a part.
This week, the final week of our 40 Days of Prayer, we will be talking about ways that we can send the Gospel forward. Send means to launch. May we be faithful, as so many were before us, to send forward the message of hope for generations to come!
– Praise God for the obedience of so many people before you. Thank Him for the person or people who shared the Gospel with you. Pray that you will be faithful in sending the Gospel forward.
– Praise God for those who have gone before you at Liberty. Thank Him for their vision of relocating the Hampton Campus to its current location on Big Bethel Road. Thank Him for the vision of multiple campuses and for the fruition of that vision at Harbour View and Greenbrier. Thank Him for the vision of continuing to reach Hampton Roads and beyond with the Gospel through many more campuses.
– Pray about your role in sending the Gospel forward from here. Pray about the commitment you will make on Sunday to the Forward initiative. Pray about ways you can serve through Connect Groups or other Liberty ministries to share the Gospel with those who have not heard.
– Pray that the work the Lord began so many years ago would continue today. Pray that many more will come to know the love God has for them.