Tomorrow I will teach two Bible studies, one in Japanese on John and one in English on Mark. I have enjoyed preparing for these studies each week.
On Sunday I will preach, so I have also been preparing for that. Sometimes it is a challenge to figure out what to preach about. Sometimes I am given an idea or a certain passage, but then the organizing of my thoughts takes a lot of time. Sometimes things flow together quickly.
Although my thoughts haven't flowed smoothly today, it has been a good day of study.
Our monthly verse for April is Mark 16:15, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." Using that as a starting point, I have been thinking about "Go" and what that has to do with each one of us as Jesus-followers.
When looking at various websites about how to prepare for life as a missionary, I found an article by a professor at a university that prepares people for ministry. It is a well-written article to help churches prepare people for missionary service.
Click here to read the article.
Please take a few minutes to read it, maybe share it with others at your church, on a missions team, with a pastor, with a family member. Consider how your church is preparing people for life outside the walls of the church-where we are all called to minister.