Collegiate Chapel - March 23, 2017
During the second day of GCA’s “Missions Emphasis Week” the student body was able to hear a message from Mr. P, who works as a missionary with Wycliffe Associates in the “10/40+ Window” of the world. Framing his message with the question, “Why would we?” Mr. P took the students and faculty to the book of Acts. From there, he taught that Christians should be concerned with global missions because it is God’s plan for His people. Next, Mr. P taught about the story of Saul, who later became Paul, illustrating the mass amount of persecution through the early Church, but assuring them that it was all part of God’s plan to scatter and plant churches throughout the “ends of the earth.” Mr. P encouraged students to consider that when Christians are willing to pay the price, lost people come to know Christ. Furthermore, he made the valuable point to all that God always uses the everyday and ordinary people to do His extraordinary work! Mr. P invoked a challenging question concerning missions to the students, faculty, and staff saying, “Why wouldn’t you?” He encouraged them to throw away all of the excuses that anyone would use and submit to God’s plan for their life in order to be used in mighty ways for God’s purposes!
Key Passages: Acts 1:8; 8:1