April 1, 2020

Today's Message For Today's World

Christianity is evangelistic by nature.

Adventist Review Editors

Christianity is evangelistic by nature. When we follow Jesus Christ, we are missionaries. Sharing the gospel (good news) is our raison d’être; it’s why we exist. Christians live for the difference Christ has made in our lives. We live to proclaim the glorious news that Jesus will soon return to destroy with fire everything that is wrong with our planet, and create a new world in which everlasting love, peace, mercy, and justice will prevail. That’s our privilege, to go, tell what the news is and what it’s done for us.—Editors.

“The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become.”

Henry Martyn

“Don’t complain to yourselves that you can’t go to the mission field! Thank God for bringing the mission field to you!”

Brother Andrew (God’s Smuggler)

“People from my first home say I’m brave. They tell me I’m strong. They pat me on the back and say, ‘Way to go. Good job.’ But the truth is, I am not really very brave; I am not really very strong; and I am not doing anything spectacular. I am simply doing what God has called me to do as a person who follows Him. He said to feed His sheep and He said to care for ‘the least of these,’ so that’s what I’m doing, with the help of a lot people who make it possible and in the company of those who make my life worth living.”

Katie J. Davis

“In 1982 I wanted to take my life because I thought, After I die, no more suffering, no more pain. I found the New Testament in the library in Saigon [Vietnam]. Christmas 1982 I became a Christian. . . . My enemies list became my prayer list. . . . Forgiveness set my heart free.”

KIM PHUC PHAN THI (the napalm girl)

“The Indians had become people to me—they were no longer my ‘field.’ While I had once declared them to be my equals, I now regarded myself as theirs. Instead of saying, ‘Oh, you are as good as I—let me help you,’ I now said, ‘I am as poor as you. God help us all.’”

Elisabeth Elliot

“If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new has come.”

PAUL (2 COR. 5:17)

“The Spirit and the bride say, ‘Come!’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come!’ Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.”

John the Revelator (Rev. 22:17)

“There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!”

Abraham Kuyper

“I found Jesus here. I don’t care if I ever leave. I just want others to know that this place is not the end. There is hope. God can change us even here—especially here.”


“We are . . . Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.”

PAUL (2 COR. 5:20)

“When He [Christ] ascended, His divine spirit gave life and strength to the tottering world, and the whole universe became stable . . . , as if the stretching out, the agony of the cross, had in some way gotten into everything.”


“Why is it that some Christians cross land and sea, continents and cultures, as missionaries? What on earth impels them? It is not in order to commend a civilization, an institution, or an ideology, but rather a person, Jesus Christ, whom they believe to be unique.”

John Stott

“Under the training of Christ the disciples had been led to feel their need of the Spirit. Under the Spirit’s teaching they received the final qualification, and went forth to their lifework. No longer were they ignorant and uncultured. No longer were they a collection of independent units or discordant, conflicting elements. No longer were their hopes set on worldly greatness. They were of ‘one accord,’ ‘of one heart and of one soul’ (Acts 2:46; 4:32). Christ filled their thoughts; the advancement of His kingdom was their aim. In mind and character they had become like their Master, and men ‘took knowledge of them, that they had been with Jesus’ (Acts 4:13).”

Ellen G. White (The Acts of the Apostles, p. 45)

“This gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world. You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses.”

Jesus (Matt. 24:14; ACTS 1:8).