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Billy Graham Daily Devotionals 1st September 2022: The First Missionary

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Billy Graham Daily Devotionals 1st September 2022

Billy Graham Daily Devotionals 1st September 2022: The First Missionary

 

SCRIPTURE: —Matthew 4:19 Its says “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men”.

Jesus Himself was the first missionary! He did not sit by passively and let those who happened to be interested in His teaching come to Him. He went out where the sick, the sorrowing, and the sad were, and expounded His message of joy, healing, and salvation. Even at a tender age, He went to the Temple and “taught” the doctors and lawyers who were entrenched in the old traditions. He found His way to the seaside and intruded upon the life of the commonest of labourers, saying, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Wherever He went He challenged, uprooted, and changed men. And at length they nailed Him to a cross because He had upset their selfish, secure, smug way of life. Not only was Jesus a missionary, but He pledged His followers to be missionaries, too!

 

Credit for today’s Billy Graham daily devotional 1st September 2022: Billy Graham Ministries/ Billygraham.org