God’s word goes out through his people and we are led to spread the Good news of what Christ has done and continues to do here and now. Life is challenging and we are at times like sheep among the wolves but the shepherd, Jesus, is with us to guide and protect. In June 60 years ago Rev. T.R. Griesse preached the first sermon called “Our Church at Work Sharing the Gospel of Christ. This was and continues to be the work of this church.
Romans 10:14-17 (ESV)
How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.
Matthew 10:16-20 (ESV)
“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves. Beware of men, for they will deliver you over to courts and flog you in their synagogues, and you will be dragged before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them and the Gentiles. When they deliver you over, do not be anxious how you are to speak or what you are to say, for what you are to say will be given to you in that hour. For it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.