Enduring Trials in Missions

Enduring Trials in Missions

“Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:3 ESV). Timothy had a good deal of hardship he had to endure. He had to oppose false doctrine, “As I urged you when I was going to Macedonia, remain at Ephesus so that you may charge certain persons...
Open Doors

Open Doors

Paul urged the Colossians to earnestly pray, in his own words, “that God would open to us a door for the Word . . .” (4:2 NKJV). The gifted apostle did not rely on his own gifts but knew that God must open the door if ever the gospel was to conquer hearts, a city, or...
Baptist John Fawcett on Sending Missionaries

Baptist John Fawcett on Sending Missionaries

Editor’s Note: John Fawcett (1740-1817) was a Baptist minister in England after being converted through George Whitfield’s preaching. He wrote a number of books, including Christ Precious to Those Who Believe, and a famous hymn still sung today,...
Friendship

Friendship

Two instances of loneliness should startle us. The first instance is seen when our Lord desired human sympathy and friendship from His disciples in the Garden the night He was betrayed. Commenting on this Octavius Winslow in his book The Sympathy of Christ with Man...
The Main Thing

The Main Thing

What did Paul do when he entered a city? What did Peter do on the Day of Pentecost? What did Stephen do when arrested? What did Philip do when he went to a city in Samaria? What was Jesus always doing? You know the answer: teaching and preaching the Word of God!...