|Expect great things from God; attempt great
things for God." William Carey
You're the one!
Of all of the generations who have ever
lived, yours is the first one which can finish the task! "Finish what task?" you ask. Great
question. The task of taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to every nation, tribe, people and
language in the world. Jesus made the
task pretty clear. When He left, He said: "Therefore go and make disciples of all
nations..." Matthew 25:19 (NIV) He
predicted that before His return, 'the gospel must first be preached to all
nations..." Mark 13:l0 (NlV) In
heaven He saw standing before Him: "...a great multitude that no one could count,
from every nation, tribe, people and language..." Revelation 7:9 (NIV) Since Christ spoke these words, it has never been
more possible to complete the task than it is now. Your generation has the best
opportunity ever to get the job done!
Here's how Jesus wants it
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will
be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.
"Acts 1:8 (NIV)
- Ask daily to receive the power of the Holy
Spirit to be a wit-ness for Christ.
- Start in Jerusalem - your home. Live the life
with your family.
- Move out to Judea - your friends. Love your
friends by listening and sharing Christ.
- Go on to Samaria - your school. Tell your
story to people you are praying for at school.
- Keep on going to the ends of the earth - your
world. Give your future for God's plan and purpose of taking the gospel around the world.
The need is there.
For example... The number of teenagers who need Christ in Mexico City is greater than the
entire population of New York City.
The opportunity has never been
For example ... 140,000 people come to Christ every day around the world.
What can you do to get in on God's
worldwide plans for you?
- Faithfully live for Christ at home, with your
friends and at school.
- Meet a person of another race or country and
build a friendship.
- Pray for a country you are interested in and
learn all you can about it.
- Make plans to go on a mission trip with your
youth group or with a friend.
- Ask God to show you how He wants to use you
in another country once you finish school.
God has His eye on you for great
things. In His eyes you're the one!