The desire of Paul was to preach the gospel to a group of people that have not heard the gospel. America is full of ministries that are built on the fruit of another person’s labor. While this is not entirely a bad thing, we must make sure our drive is to reach a section of people that have not heard it yet. It should be our desire to reach the people that do not have a church experience. A ministry that has missionary mentality is going to reach all kinds of people. A ministry that is driven to reaching the “unchurched” is going to appeal to other Christians. However; we must remember that we are not going to successfully fulfill the Great Commission if we are reaching people that are already Christian.
Ministries today are full of “church hoppers”. We need ministries that are filled with people that have only known one church, one ministry, and one method. Paul wanted to reach those that have not been reached. Please consider the desire of Paul in this verse. To preach in a place and to a people that are in desperate need of the Gospel.
Today’s Challenge: Remember that we have been commissioned by God to reach the lost.