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Don’t we need to reach our own families and cities first?

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There is popular thought that we must reach our Jerusalem first. You may hear people say that they are called to their Jerusalem. This is taken from Acts 1:8 where it says, “You shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in Judea, and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” We now know that a proper translation of the verse would be, “you shall be my witnesses in BOTH Jerusalem, AND Judea, AND Samaria, AND to the ends of the earth.” We do it all at the same time.

Paul LEFT Jerusalem to reach other parts of Asia before Jerusalem was fully reached. Many of the disciples died outside of Jerusalem in their fulfillment of The Great Commission of reaching the ends of the earth.

From both Scripture and example, we see a steady effort to reach both our home cities and the nations at the same time. This is Biblical strategy.

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