Welcome to the website of the Collaborative Missionary Network.
We are a group of 47 churches with different zip codes but the same passion!
Dr. Clay Anthony, Associational Missions Strategist
Mailing Address: PO Box 422 Oxford, MS 38655 Physical Address: 413 Hwy 6 W Oxford; 619 A Hwy 7 S Holly Springs
Phone: 662-234-3524 (office); 662-231-8579 (cell) FAX: 662-234-5840
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.cmn316.com
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1 Corinthians 15:3-4
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures
Honestly, is there anything better than the above words that you could read today? Really what else do you need to know? Is there anything else worth meditating on? Can any other statement match the importance of being shared than this one? Those two verses seem to me to be like a cup full of ice water on a hot August day.
Let us accept a challenge and make it a priority to take two steps concerning these verses: First, live with the urgency to get this news to anyone you come across today. May you not sleep tonight unless you have told someone, just one person, the best news contained in those verses. Every word mentioned is bound up in the Scriptures meaning that these are not our thoughts. These words have eternal consequences and as a church father reminded me in my reading this morning, “May our urgency in sharing the gospel match the urgency of Christ in providing it”.
Also, let us live in the truthfulness of these verses. Is Jesus your Savior? Then live like it. Do you honestly believe that souls are Christ’s reward and worth the effort to reach with the best news they could ever hear? Then live like it. Yes, we have heaven to gain but we also have a life to live here and every motive, every word spoken, every action taken and every thought that comes to mind must be gospel focused. But what about how others are acting? If they don’t know Christ, how else should we expect them to act? If we witness others living like the Holy Spirit is not within them, that should never be a point of rolling our eyes but must be a moment to recommit to get the gospel to them.
What we have is not good news or even great news. As you have already picked up from my wording above . . . we have the best news going. Bed time is approaching, who are you going to speak with?