Sunday, December 20th, 2009
"I am a representative from him, and that One sent me forth." (John 7:29)
What comes to mind when you hear the word “missionary”? As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, you likely think of the missionaries sent out by the Governing Body to preach the good news in various lands around the earth. (Matthew 24:14) These missionaries unselfishly devote their time and effort to the noble cause of helping people to draw close to Jehovah God and enjoy a precious relationship with him. (James 4:8) Jesus can be called the greatest Missionary, the ultimate Missionary, because one reason why he was sent to earth was to “bear witness to the truth.” (John 18:37) He was completely successful in proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom, and the benefits of his service are still available to us. For example, we can apply his teaching methods in our ministry, whether we are assigned as missionaries or not.
(Watchtower issue: 2/15/08, 3:1, 2)