The Marks of a Missionary

October 16, 2016
Bible Text: Romans 15:14-21 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace This last section of the book of Romans is personal in nature but full of instruction. Before closing his letter, Paul shares his heart and his motives for service with the believers in Rome. This passage is one of the great missionary passages of the Bible, because, here, Paul lays out some of the basic strategy that made him one of the greatest missionaries of all time, if not the greatest. One thing that becomes clear about Paul is the fact that he had a heart for the lost. Paul was a powerful preacher and a great missionary throughout the Roman Empire, preaching and planting New Testament churches. He was a prolific writer and wrote half of the New Testament in numerous letters. Paul's heart ought to be our heart, that we would be engaged in the work of bringing others to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Bible Text: I Samuel 1:6-18 | Preacher: Walter Stevens When I began to think about this day, about being a missionary and presenting Roma to you this morning, I first thought about that great mother of faith, Hannah. Now, just being a mother is a great honor, and the apostle Paul virtually says this in I Timothy 2:15. You may think Samuel was not a missionary, but I think you'll find the apostle Paul was probably the best example of a missionary and he said to do the work of an evangelist, which is really what a missionary is, and Samuel was that person. He came to Israel when there was great spiritual darkness. Samuel was God's man to stand in the gap and we'll learn about his calling. So where does it all begin, humanly speaking? It all begins with a Godly mother, and today, we will study this missionary mother and see her example and how it may apply to all of us.