How do we respond to the model Jesus left for us?
Someone once said "...many Christians do as Jesus did and many Christians say what Jesus said but what we need are Christians who both say what Jesus said and do what Jesus did...". We need the complete package if we are to fulfil the mandate that Jesus left for us.
Epistle of Straw: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five_Solas
The book of James in the Bible is much maligned as one which seems to divert from the Reformed Evangelical track of Sola Scriptura (by scripture alone), Sola Fide (by faith alone), and Sola Gratia (by Grace alone) etc. I am however sensing that the Church in the western world needs to get back into its stride, take a more balanced view and both say and do. There is no need whatsoever for us however to throw the baby out with the theological bathwater and sideline the Solas but to add to our repertoire the practical application of our faith.
Mission International's purpose is to endeavour to both say and do. Our teams travel to various parts of the world to share the Good News about Jesus as He commanded us to do, and we also partner with local NGOs to implement projects which will support the poor as Jesus called us to do.
If you or your church/group would like to join us in obeying Jesus' commandments then please contact us to see where you can best get involved. firstname.lastname@example.org or you can begin by looking at the various project blogs (Mission International Blogroll) listed on the right column of this blog. Please don't say and do nothing.