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Sanctification and Missions: We All Have a Place to Be His Hands and Feet

Who is missions for?

Not just for an age bracket or the educated elite. Not just for the men or the popular crowd. Not just for those who stand on a street corner evangelizing or digging the foundations of churches. Not just for the educator of theologians or the Vacation Bible School gurus.

We are all called. We are to serve Christ by being like Christ on the mission field and in our homes and communities. We are His hands and feet. Missions doesn’t ask for age, capability, or empty street corners. It asks for all of us doing all things for all people.

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Matthew 25:35‭-‬40 NIV

Jesus came according to the will of the Father to do the will of the Father so that we, too, can do the will of the Father. Through Christ’s sanctification, we, too, are sanctified by the truth. Because of this sanctification, we are set apart and transformed by the truth of the Gospel. And because God’s Word is truth and is represented of His character, we are set apart from the world yet to serve the Lord in the world.

For them I sanctify myself, that they too may be truly sanctified.

“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message…”

John 17:19-20 

We are to walk as examples by serving others in our homes, communities and throughout the world. Simply living out loud the Gospel and being a light to others, we are accomplishing the Father’s will through the sanctification of His Son. We are not called to sit still once we get to this point, but to move forward. We are called into actions despite age, sex, or education level.

We are equipped by the Lord for every good work. We are called to be Jesus’ hands and feet throughout the world, through service and by preaching the Good News.

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

2 Timothy 3:16-17

The Lord’s truth does not call us to sit still nor to be complacent. Let us not make excuses to be so and let us not hinder others from doing so either. We are not one to say that the Lord is wrong when He calls us to more. He never gets it wrong. Now get up and move. He will make a way.

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5 thoughts on “Sanctification and Missions: We All Have a Place to Be His Hands and Feet

  1. So thankful for the opportunity that our children had to go on short term missions. Experiences like that help them to learn to share their testimonies and also to learn more about themselves and to understand about sanctification personally and not just it’s written meaning.

  2. Missions has been a part of my family. We try to go every year to with our church. It has been a life changing thing for our whole family. We are all called to spread the love of Jesus wherever God calls us.

  3. Such a great message. I’ve always loved thinking about our call to missions from the perspective of Matthew 25 and the least of these. This is a biblical way to really be the hands and feet of Jesus.

  4. Thank you for such a wonderful reminder that, as Christians, we are all called to share the gospel!

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