“Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession.” (Psalm 2:8 NKJV)
In Psalms 2, after God notes the rebellious state of the world and ridicules their pride, He affirms Jesus’ Kingship and Sonship, laying out this grand Messianic promise for the great end-time fulfillment – nations will be reconciled to God and the ends of the earth will come to know Jesus as Saviour and King. This theme of “Nations for Your Inheritance” rings consistently throughout the Bible – the Abrahamic promise in Genesis 12:3, to the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19, and through to Revelations. God is knocking on our hearts, calling for our attention to His great promise for the nations. Are we responding?
The exciting news for sons and daughters of God is that we are seated “together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:6). Guess what, God is inviting us to be a part of His plan in bringing the nations back to Him for His inheritance! We don’t need to sit on the sidelines with popcorn and soda, watching this great promise unfold, and miss out on the epic action. God is calling us to ASK, contend, play our part to evangelize, and disciple the nations alongside with Jesus! What a privilege and honour He is offering to us, His children!
Missions to the nations have always been the core of who we are at Cornerstone. Right from the beginning, God laid on Pastor Yang and Pastor Daphne’s hearts that Cornerstone is to be a missions-sending church. Over the past 8 years, through our flagship Cornerstone Couriers annual programme, we have sent almost 3000 people on over 400 short-term mission trips around the nations, reaching tens of thousands of people, preaching the gospel, praying for and healing people, training up leaders and encouraging various local ministries.
This year is no exception. We are launching our Couriers programme this April! You can be a part of Couriers, as we plan to send out more than 400 people on 51 short-term trips into 11 nations. You can sign up by visiting our Couriers booth after our weekend services, or online via missions.cscc.org.sg/couriers. You can sign up either as an individual or as a cell group. Be a part of contending for the nations, for Jesus!
Besides our Couriers programme, we are introducing 3 new mission programmes to deepen our missions scope in Cornerstone:
1. Builders: For mature Spirit-filled believers with a passion for nations. Sign up to be a Builder to a specific nation or ministry, join a core group of Builders, and commit to 1-2 short-term mission trips per year for the next 2 years. Come alongside our nation pastors and local churches to build and strengthen the local ministries, with the various ministry and practical gifts God has put in you. As you go on our Couriers trip this year, do seek God about being a Builder to a nation in 2018.
2. Apprentice: Formerly known as “Cornerstone Overseas Volunteer Programme” (COVP). For mature Spirit-filled believers with a call to long-term missions. Go, serve in one of our local ministries in a nation, for a time period of 3-12 months. Learn from the local ministry leaders and experience what life as a full-time missionary is like. This is a key stepping stone to answering the full-time call to missions!
3. Heart: Calling all medical practitioners in Cornerstone – doctors, dentists, chiropractors, nurses, pharmacists, etc. Go, bless the local communities through our short-term Heart medical clinics on the fields, alongside our prayer and evangelism teams. “Bless Santiago 2016” has been a successful example of the power of combining God’s supernatural and medical healings in community outreaches, where hundreds of people encountered and received Jesus while being physically healed at our medical clinics.
God’s nations call to Cornerstone is loud and clear, through Heidi Baker’s New Year message and the various messages over Kingdom Invasion of Singapore’s destiny as “Antioch of the East”. It’s time for us to get out of our nests and soar into the nations, to ask, contend and disciple the nations, for Jesus and His inheritance!
God is calling. Are we responding?
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