Part 1/2 Evangelization Through Christian Community by Bro. Don Quilao
Foundation and Growth Talk
Made for Mission
Everyone who comes to Christ Jesus with faith and repentant heart is born again by the Holy Spirit and made a new creature in Christ. We become His and, glory of glories, He becomes ours. As His people we are made new creation for His mission: to spread the Good News to others so that they also may know Him and enjoy sweet fellowship with Him and with fellow believers. His mission is our mission. If not us, who? If not now, when?
During this time of social distancing, we can still reach out by telephone, letters, emails, and social media. Let's do it! We are made for mission! Alleluia!
Evangelization Through Christian Community - A Study Journal
We may tend to focus on "doubting Thomas," and miss the compassionate heart of Jesus in revealing Himself to Thomas in such a way as to remove all doubt, replacing it with an unshakeable faith. This led to Thomas’ profound, heartfelt profession of faith, "My Lord and my God!" This faith strengthened and energized Thomas to proclaim Jesus far and wide.
This same Jesus will also reveal Himself to us in unmistakeable ways to bring us into life-giving faith that cannot be resisted. This same Jesus will also break into the lives of those we are praying for so they will come back to active faith in Jesus, and those who have not yet encountered Him or heard of Him. Jesus is eager to give all those who doubt the wonderful, irresistible personal encounter that evokes the profound expression of faith, "My Lord and my God!" he is eager to give awesome encounters that makes a person one who knows and proclaims Jesus as Lord and Saviour.