Do we have the priority and the passion to follow through on the perfect instructions given to us by God Himself? If we really want to develop that passion for…

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: Romans 9:1-5 | Preacher: Dr. George A. Mulford | Series: Romans: The Gospel of God's Grace Are you burdened for the lost? I chose the word "burdened" because I think there's a difference between a concern and a burden. I would venture to say that if you're a believer in this house you're concerned about the lost. If you're not concerned about those who are on their way to Hell, you really need to question whether you know the Lord.  But a burden is different; it's an all-consuming passion, something you can't escape; it's with you all the time, and this is what the apostle Paul experienced. So, this morning, we are looking at the burden that Paul had for lost people.