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You have heard the saying:  “You are preaching to the Choir”

I submit to you today, sometimes the choir needs to be preached to.

If you are in the choir, you are a worship leader.  You are a leader in the church.

Rise up, leader.

There is much work to be done in the Kingdom of God. Not the comfortable VBS work (although extremely important), but the uncomfortable work. The work that requires you to walk out on the limb of faith. The work that requires sacrificial giving.

Whether you acknowledge this or not, you are a missionary.  All Born Again Followers of Christ are commanded to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world.

Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.  When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.  Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.   Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” [Matthew 28: 16-20]

If you are not going, you should be supporting those who go.  Or you should be supporting the work that is going on in the places far away.

This “Great Commission” is the least followed instruction of Jesus Christ.  This is a command, not a call.

Our long term missionaries need our support.

Rise up, Church.  Hear the preaching.