Among Christians today there is a discussion that all people are missionaries no matter where they live. That our workplaces, schools, and activities are opportunities to be missionaries among our friends. To some degree this is true. We do have an opportunity to reach the people around us. But do we need to give everyone the label of missionary? Isn’t the title of Christian enough?
Christ was all about reaching the lost. He came to seek and save the lost and his ministry focused on the Jews in the areas around where he grew up. Even though he was bringing people to himself he never labeled himself as a missionary. If we model Christ as believers we are naturally suppose to be reaching the people around us, without having to call ourselves missionaries.
It is important to teach children that reaching the lost is simply part of being a Christ follower, there is no extra title to be given to those Christians that want to seek the non-Christians living next door.
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
All nations including the one we live in.
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