Romans 10:13-15
All who call on the Lord’s name will be saved. So how can they call on someone they don’t have faith in? And how can they have faith in someone they haven’t heard of? And how can they hear without a preacher? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, How beautiful are the feet of those who announce the good news.

Let’s look at this passage backward and see a picture of how the Gospel spreads:

God sends people to announce the good news (v. 15) – People hear and believe (v. 14b) – Those who believe call upon the name of the Lord (v. 14a) – God saves those who call on his name (v. 13). That’s it! This is God’s plan for saving the world. And while it sounds simple, there are still over 3 billion unreached people who have not heard the good news that Jesus is King. They will live their entire lives without ever meeting a Christian or hearing the Good News.

Paul wrote to the church in Rome imploring them to support his efforts to take the gospel to Spain to people who had not yet heard. He asks the obvious question, “How are these people going to hear and believe the gospel if someone doesn’t go and announce it to them?” Do we ask that same question today? How are people in India or Yemen or [fill in the blank] going to hear and believe the gospel if someone doesn’t go to them? Let’s pray and ask God what role we should play in the spread of the gospel.

-The Outreach Team

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