Missions History: John Gibson Paton

 
In a poor Scottish home in the early 1800s, a father led his family in prayer. One of his sons would later write, “How much my father’s prayers impressed me…he poured out his whole soul with tears for the conversion of the heathen world to the service of Jesus, and for every personal and domestic need…As we rose from our knees, I used to look at the light on my father’s face…hoping that, in answer to his prayers, I might be privileged and prepared to carry the blessed gospel to some portion of the heathen world.”
 

This son was named John Gibson Paton, and God would answer his father’s prayers.

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Missions History: Charles Forman

 

If there is one verse that could sum up the life of missionary Charles Forman, it is this verse.

“For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.” (Galatians 5:13)

Born to prosperous Kentucky landowners in 1821, Forman became one of the most influential Presbyterian missionaries in Pakistan and the founder of Forman Christian College. And, through his faithful work, countless Pakistani lives were impacted for Christ.  

Let’s take a closer look at the life and ministry of Charles William Forman.



3 Requirements for Being Used by God

 

If you ask the average Christian if they want to be used by God, they will say, “Yes! Absolutely!” None of us wants to be mediocre Christians. At the end of our life, we don’t want to look back with regrets on missed opportunities and wasted potential. Instead, we want to hear God say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant!” (Matt. 25:21) How can we become effective servants of God? First, we need to ensure that we are real Christians. A real Christian is one who has turned from their sins and believed on Jesus to pay for their sins. Next, we need to meet God’s qualifications for service. 

Here are 3 requirements for being used by God.

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