To the end
(The Philippine Star) - September 27, 2014 - 12:00am

You shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. — Acts 1:8                     

 

It was my first day of class at the Moscow Bible Institute where I was teaching Russian pastors. I began by asking the students to give their names and where they served, but one student shocked me as he boldly declared, “Of all the pastors, I am the most faithful to the Great Commission!” I was taken aback momentarily until, smiling, he continued, “The Great Commission says we are to take the gospel to the ends of the earth. I pastor north of the Arctic Circle in a village nicknamed ‘The End of the Earth’!” Everyone laughed and we continued with the session.

The words of that pastor, who ministered in the Yamal (which means “end of the world”) Peninsula, carry great significance. In Jesus’ final message to His disciples, He said, “You shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8). Every corner of our world, no matter how remote, must be touched by the message of the cross. The Savior died for the world — and that includes people both near and far.

Each of us has the opportunity to take the gospel to people in our “end of the earth.” No matter where you are, you can tell someone about the love of Christ. Who can you tell today?

— By Bill Crowder

People can’t believe in Jesus

If the gospel they don’t hear,

So we must proclaim its message

To the world — both far and near.

— Sper

 

READ: Acts 1:1-8

 

Any place can be the right

place to witness for Christ.

ARCTIC CIRCLE BILL CROWDER END OF THE EARTH GREAT COMMISSION IN JESUS JUDEA AND SAMARIA MOSCOW BIBLE INSTITUTE SPER
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