Even though we live in a “global village” many churches today have a limited vision and concern. They are so bent and focused on themselves that they forget the universal mission of God as conveyed to us by His Son Jesus Christ (see Mt. 28:19-20).
How is our church? What kind of vision do we have? The answer to these questions can be seen most clearly from our prayers and our mission life. Let’s check these against the words of apostle Paul who passionately carried on the vision of our Lord Jesus Christ. He urges the following in 1Timothy 2:1 to 4:
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings bemade for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.