I planted the seed in your hearts, and Apollos watered it, but it was God who made it grow. It’s not important who does the planting, or who does the watering. What’s important is that God makes the seed grow. The one who plants and the one who waters work together with the same purpose. And both will be rewarded for their own hard work. For we are both God’s workers. And you are God’s field. You are God’s building.
We all are God’s workers striving to share the Gospel to the people who haven’t heard. We all need to be on the same page and know that ultimately it is up to God to continue the works that both the short-term missionaries and the long-term missionaries in that area have started.
SHORT-TERMERS IN THE BIBLE
The story of Jonah’s mission trip in Jonah 3-4 is one of the many examples of Short-Term Missions in the Bible. Jonah was only in Nineveh for a few days and his mission was a success Also the Apostle Paul spent a short amount of time in the areas he was at and he was still very successful in sharing the Gospel to those places. Jesus’ ministry only lasted around three years and is still impactful today. Also Jesus spent about thirty years getting to know the cultu...
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...the Holy Spirit work through us, but it also calls us to go share with others the good news. . “The “Mission is finding out where the Spirit is at work and joining in.” The Spirit is at work in many people’s hearts and we are the ones who are supposed to go out there and find them “It is the work of spreading this good news of the true face of God that the Spirit calls us to join in.” If God is stirring in people’s hearts we need to be the ones to give that flame a little spark so that it can start burning. The Spirit has sent us and called us to work in people’s lives. We as Christians can recognize the way the Holy Spirit moves around us and we can use this as inspiration for us as it sends us forward in mission. We are encouraged to know that the Holy Spirit challenges us to step out of our comfort zone and also it will be with us all along the way, guiding us!
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