Practice Watchfulness

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There are so many things that a disciple cannot control when he’s on the mission field doing the Lord’s work. It is for this reason that we must practice watchfulness. We need to be aware and alert to God’s supernatural movement on the mission field.

But watchfulness is especially crucial for missionaries (and ministers, elders, and pastors) who bear the unique responsibility of caring for the souls of others as part of their vocation, often amid considerable challenges. While this calling brings many blessings and joys, missionaries also face unique temptations.

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Featured Article: Jesus and His Servant

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A vital part of Jesus’ ministry was his service to the disciples and others around him.

The amazing thing here is that Jesus fundamentally thought of himself as a servant. He did not, like so many leaders, both religious and secular, see himself as a dignitary who needed to do some acts of service to maintain credibility with the people. He saw himself as a servant who needed to lead others to be servants as well. A servant is one who is present to meet the needs of others, and this is the rudimentary role Jesus took for himself.

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