Devotionals by Ron Moore

July 28, 2017

Bring Good News

How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion, "Your God reigns!"  Isaiah 52:7

I had just returned from a mission trip to Panama with about 40 teens, nine leaders, and a dozen missionaries who met us and ministered with us during an impactful week. In order to present the Gospel most effectively, our team was divided into three groups--dancers, puppets, and drama. The dancers and puppets performed in elementary schools while the drama group took the message to high schools (Amazingly these presentations were done in the public schools!). During the week we shared the Gospel with over 3,500 students!

After the presentations, a clear Gospel message was given by one of the missionaries. The Panamanian students were invited to respond to the good news of Jesus. Afterwards we passed out tracts and spoke to the students about Jesus. Through interpreters, our teens shared their love for Jesus and commitment to serve Him.

As I read today's passage, I couldn't help but think about our teens who went to Panama and the hundreds of others who go out from our church to share Christ in another culture. First, our preparation to go on mission trips is an intense process. Our trips are not purposed for those who like to travel and see the world. Our focus is clear--we go to tell people about Jesus. Second, how encouraging it is to see people, young and old, take time out of their busy lives to

proclaim salvation! How beautiful are the feet of those who go across the ocean (or across the street) to bring Good News and proclaim the peace with God that can only come through Jesus!

Father, thank You for people, young and old, who are willing to take the time and risk to go into a new culture to share the message of Jesus. Thank You for Your hand of protection on all who go. Bless them, stretch them and remind them that what they do is beautiful in Your sight. Lord, encourage those who can go to go. And encourage those who can't travel to pray and give. In Jesus' name. Amen.

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Ron Moore serves as president and Bible teacher at Back to the Bible. For the past twenty-five years, Ron has served as Sr. Pastor of The Bible Chapel, a multi-site church with 4,000 people meeting throughout the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area. Before joining Back to the Bible, Ron's teaching was heard each weekday on a national program called, The Journey. Ron earned a Master of Theology (Th.M.) and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary where his doctoral work focused on Marriage Enrichment. He also holds a Master's degree in Education from Texas A&M at Commerce. Ron has written several books including: Journey through the Bible, Journey through the Psalms, Journey through the Gospels and Ignite. Ron and his wife Lori have four children and one grandchild.

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