For as long as I can remember I’ve known about Jesus.
My grandparents were followers of Jesus, and they brought me up knowing that it was really important to know him personally.
When I was ten I decided to follow Jesus myself, and I am now more convinced than ever that this is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.
That’s why I want every person in the world to also know Jesus.
Over this past week, I attended a week-long conference run by CMS, the Church Missionary Society.
CMS prays that we might have a world that knows Jesus, and it works to recruit, send, and support people throughout the world to do this.
This week I have heard many stories of people who have heard about Jesus and now follow him as loving ruler and saviour.
It is both humbling and exciting to hear about the fruit of their labours, and to know that we partner with them in prayer and giving.
As we pray for our own partner missionaries, it will naturally inspire us to think about our own opportunities to help the people in our own neighbourhood know Jesus.
This year, we have a special opportunity to help locals know Jesus as we begin a focused campaign leading up to Easter.
Our ‘Jesus Is___’ mission seeks to bring the knowledge of Jesus to our neighbourhood through personal chats and combined events.
As we pray for a world that knows Jesus, we’re also praying for an Illawarra that knows Jesus.
For God “wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people.” (1 Timothy 2:4-6)