“Why do we do what we do? Why should we be so involved with the work of the Lord?”
These are our motivations and objections for why we do what we do. We believe it matters what one's motivations are. We realize that our world is our mission field, the world we have been commissioned to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We see the world as our harvest field and the following statements of commitment are our constant source of motivation as we do the work of the ministry.
1. We are convinced that God’s only saving power is in the Gospel.
You must be absolutely convinced that the Gospel is the power of God. The Gospel is God’s only saving power.
“ 16 For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.”Roms.1: 16-17 KJV
God wants to save, help and deliver people but He cannot do it without the Gospel because His power is in the Gospel. If anyone, anybody anywhere will believe this Gospel no matter how lost in sin or how deep in evil they are and act on it; it makes no difference how deep the valley is or how miry the pit is, they will come out as white as snow.
2. The Gospel is the answer to all human problems.
The Gospel can be summarized in one sentence; God so loved the world. And that is enough! If God loved the world so much that He gave His only begotten son [Jn 3: 16], then He will never let them suffer; He will never let them perish. The essence of the crucifixion was a message and not a ritual or a ceremony; a message to the whole world that God loves them. There is no fear in love. This is the message of Calvary. God wants us happy not sad. He is not interested in having the world dressed in rags, poorly clothed and ill fed. He wants them rich, strong and healthy. He wants to give them an identity in Christ. This is enough to make us shout and preach the Gospel.
3. The Gospel is committed to our trust.
According to the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust. 1 Tim.1: 11 KJV
The Gospel has been delivered to us and we don’t take it lightly. Just picture God coming to you and putting something in your hand saying, "Take this Gospel to the entire world and change lives." That’s what He told us. Remember He can’t do it without us, just as we can’t do it without Him. It is us and God working together that brings the success. We are missionaries on a mission.
4. We are committed to the Gospel.
We believe and know that God has enabled us to win souls to Him and to be ministers of life through sharing the Gospel. Christ is the one reaching out to them through us. So we share the Word of God, Jesus knows where the people are and where they hurt. He needs someone to take the Gospel to them for Christ and bring them back to God.
5. We are convinced that Jesus Christ is the only way.
We have come to the point in our lives where the way we live, speak, think and relate to people proves beyond any confirmation that Jesus Christ is the only way to God.
Since Jesus Christ is truly the only way, all the religions of the world have deceived millions of people. We are convinced that this is the truth, it has dawned on us that we have the responsibility of communicating the Gospel with enthusiasm, persuasion and much readiness. This conviction is reflected not only in soul-winning but also in discipleship; our motto for organized evangelism - win them, build them and send them. We believe this is what discipleship is all about.
6. We are convinced that the Gospel is the power of God.
The Gospel is God’s saving power. The Gospel is what communicates the power of God because His power is manifested in the Gospel.
Our convictions that the Gospel is the power of God has made us ready to share God’s Word with others. It gives us divine boldness in communicating it. We believe we must give someone the opportunity to believe in the Gospel of Christ and have everlasting life.
The communication of the Gospel of Christ is the only hope for mankind.