The work of the Gospel
“Do we really need to be concerned that people hear about Jesus? What difference does Jesus make?”
Last week was my final staff retreat as Executive Director of PFF
(Presbyterian Frontier Fellowship). After the retreat, one of our staff members was telling a group of us about her recent meeting with a mission committee. She had shared with the committee about the focus of PFF on helping Presbyterians be part of what God is doing in taking the gospel to those who have no church in their own language and culture. A couple of committee members responded with the questions above. Our staff member could have answered those questions on several levels. After all, all the answers boil down to the reality that the coming of Jesus is good news (the literal meaning of the word gospel
!). It’s good news for people who are trapped in sin and who are separated from God.