Post written by Chelsea Andres
As a teenager, I usually studied the Bible before bed. It was in that little room, dark and quiet, that I read and understood the Bible for the first time on my own. I can remember the moments of reading certain passages and phrases, how they struck me. One, in particular, is the exhortation from Paul in Romans 10:
“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” Romans 10:13-15
The barrage of questions here is meant to stoke a firey conviction. I sure felt it then and feel it now. Who will tell the nations? Will I? Will you? Who is already obeying the call?
In Romans 10, Paul just finished teaching that the Gospel is for all people, Jew or Greek. And he quoted from Isaiah 52, where the Lord says his people shall know his voice when he calls them out of oppression.
“Break forth together into singing, you waste places of Jerusalem, for the Lord has comforted his people, he has redeemed Jerusalem. The Lord has bared his holy arm before the eyes of all the nations and all the ends of the Earth shall see the salvation of our God” (v9-10).
The point is God is going to spread the word of His redeeming power. He has planned for beautiful feet all over the world to make sure his people hear the good news.
King’s Cross has dedicated much giving and prayer to the missionaries God has put in our path. The KCC global missions team has been working diligently to make sure the whole congregation knows who we support as a body by having Missions Moments once a month during our gathering.
Toward that end, we are sending out a questionnaire to gauge what kinds of initiatives would help us increasingly become globally-minded Christians. What kind of ministry are you most excited to see succeed? For example, do you feel a fire in your heart about church planting in Africa? Do you yearn to see refugees in Lebanon or Turkey receive aid AND the gospel? Kings Cross leadership is eager to connect our body with the beautiful feet doing these kinds of ministries around the world. By remembering God has a plan for the nations, we are pulled from an inward mindset to one that is grateful, giving, and going.
So, read Romans 10 again. Praise God for His all-knowing plan to bring His people to himself. And bless his name that we can be part of that plan!
Please click the link below to fill out a questionnaire on how KCC can grow in reflecting God’s heart for the nations to glorify Him.