Our Mission is Mission: Possible

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief. The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. 
Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners—of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 1:12-17

Questions for Reflection

  • Paul was called to lead the unsaved (Gentiles) to the saving power of Jesus Christ. He was also—by any measure—willing to sacrifice of himself to see this happen (1 Corinthians 9:22). Is this the approach we take to ministry? Missions? The lost on the Big Island? How would our lives change if it became our approach?
  • It was from the repair of Paul's life that he found meaning and motivation to offer hope to others (1 Timothy 1:15-17) . Do we see the changes in our lives are the best "arguments" for the Truth of Christ? How can we use change in our lives to best witness?