Why are we as a church supporting it?
Becasue Jesus has commanded us to take the gospel next door and around the world!
“And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”” (Matthew 28:18–20, ESV)
What is the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering?
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering supports the work of international missions. Every penny of the offering goes to the International Mission Board’s overseas budget, thereby helping to support our missionaries and their work.
What is the 2013 theme?
The 2013 theme is “Totally His … heart, hands, voice,” based on Matthew 22:36-39. Totally committed to God, first to love Him, then love others. No less than all of our heart, soul and mind is what’s required of us as believers in Christ. All believers, all of the church, — totally His.
Why should we give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering?
“May I have a heart that refuses to give to the Lord a sacrifice that costs me nothing,” said a missionary among Central Asian peoples.
No less than all our heart, soul and mind is what’s required of us as believers. Missionaries commit their lives. Will we support them with our dollars? The world’s population is now 7 billion, and more than half live among people groups still considered unreached, some having absolutely no Gospel sharing going on.
So no longer can this be your average give-a-few-bucks-on-Sunday-morning, pray-every-now-and-then kind of challenge. This is giving your everything, all you have — so that people can know the love of Jesus. That’s what being totally His requires: pouring ourselves out completely to be His heart, hands and voice — individually, as a church, as Southern Baptists working cooperatively to reach all the nations.
Remember, every penny given to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering goes directly to support missionaries and their ministries.
It’s an investment with eternal impact!