And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” – Acts 16:9
Now after he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them. -- Acts 16:10
There’s A Call Comes Ringing O’er the Restless Wave Send the Light!
There are souls to rescue…there are souls to save!
The Church in Thessalonica Sent the Light! “For from you the word of the Lord has sounded forth, not only in Macedonia and Achaia, but also in every place.” -- 1 Thessalonians 1:8
Souls Won’t Be Rescued, Souls Won’t Be Saved If Gospel Preachers aren’t Sent! For “whoever calls on the name of the lord shall be saved.” How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent ? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!” -- Romans 10:13-15
When a Church supports the preaching of the gospel, the Lord credits its account! “Now you Philippians know also that in the beginning of the gospel, when I departed from Macedonia, no church shared with me concerning giving and receiving but you only. For even in Thessalonica you sent aid once and again for my necessities. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.” Philippians 4:15-17
When a Church supports gospel preaching… Its Members Share in the Work Done by the Evangelists! “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now.” -- Philippians 1:3-5 “…in the defense and confirmation of the gospel, you all are partakers with me of grace.” -- Philippians 1:7
When we Support those who go forth with the gospel, we become their Fellow Workers! “If you send them forward on their journey in a manner worthy of God, you will do well… because they went forth for His name's sake, taking nothing from the Gentiles. We therefore ought to receive such, that we may become fellow workers for the truth.” – 3 John 6-8
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations…” Matthew 24:14
“We have heard the Macedonian call today” Let Us Send the Light! “The light of the gospel” -2 Cor. 4:4