3. Enlarge our vision to reach the world for Christ.
It is sad when we do not have the vision to see our part in reaching the world for Christ. We must not only see our part personally in reaching the world, but each church must discover our part in reaching the world for Christ.
As a Southern Baptist Convention, God has placed us strategically in this vision in order to make a major difference across the world.
With our 10,000 plus missionaries strategically placed around the world and many others ready to go, we must find a way to see not only our vision enlarged but our missionary force enlarged to reach the world for Christ. To see this vision reached will take more and more money given by each of us individually and by all of our churches.
For the last several years, I have become convinced that I want to give the rest of my life influencing and investing in others to reach the world for Christ.
I know I cannot do it by myself. I know our church cannot do it by ourselves. We need each other. Therefore, anytime, anywhere we can, we must influence others and invest in others to reach the world for Christ.
Billy Graham was right in the interview noted earlier. We can talk about all kinds of things, but we must lift this question high forever and ever to today’s generation: Will we reach the world for Christ?