It is wonderful to know that we are God’s and to realize the blessedness that is ours because of it. God chooses us to be members of His kingdom not only so that He might
Missionaries are very often discouraged on the mission field. Unfriendly governments sometimes put obstacles in their way. Some people are unresponsive, and often the behavior of people thought to be converts to Christ is disheartening.
While on mission in Sierra Leone I found it necessary to spend more time in prayer and Bible study. A brief devotional time in the morning was not nearly enough for the spiritual challenges that
“(1.) To cry for help, hence to pray (Gen. 4:26). Thus men are” “said to “call upon the name of the Lord” (Acts 2:21; 7:59; 9:14;” Rom. 10:12; 1 Cor. 1:2). “(2.) God calls with respect to men when he designates them to “some special office (Ex. 31:2; Isa. 22:20; Acts 13:2), and when” he invites them to accept his offered grace (Matt. 9:13; 11:28; 22:4). “In the message of the gospel his call is addressed to all men, “to Jews and Gentiles alike (Matt. 28:19; Mark 16:15; Rom. 9:24,” 25). But this universal call is not inseparably connected with “salvation, although it leaves all to whom it comes inexcusable” if they reject it (John 3:14-19; Matt. 22:14). “An effectual call is something more than the outward message of “the Word of God to men. It is internal, and is the result of the” enlightening and sanctifying influence of the Holy Spirit (John “16:14; Acts 26: 18; John 6:44), effectually drawing men to” “Christ, and disposing and enabling them to receive the truth” (John 6:45; Acts 16:14; Eph. 1:17).
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