But he hesitated to make a commitment because he thought he would have to tell others about Jesus.
Grounds Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
The collector said it had become his prized possession and he would not sell it. De Haan You shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. Ironside used to tell a story about a meeting in which a missionary offering was taken.
Keenly disappointed, Kreisler was about to leave when he had an idea. —Acts 1:8 There are two kinds of people when it comes to missions—those who need to share Christ and those who need to hear about Him. When the collection plate was handed to a wealthy man, he brushed it aside and said, “I do not believe in missions.” “Then take something out,” said the usher.
“Could I play the instrument once more before it is consigned to silence? Permission was granted, and the great virtuoso filled the room with such heart-moving music that the collector’s emotions were deeply stirred. Take it into the world, and let people hear it.” To sinners saved by grace, the gospel is like the rapturous harmonies of heaven. Jesus tells us to take it out into the world, and let it be heard. “This is for the heathen.” As a boy I looked up to missionaries as godly people who sailed to some far-off, uncivilized land and didn’t return for several years.
“I have no right to keep that to myself,” he exclaimed. Being a missionary was the ultimate calling—nothing could be more noble or admirable.