Bro. Ed Bauman – God Gave The Increase:

God gave the increase:

“I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.” 1 Corinthians 3:6-7
As missionaries on deputation to San Juan, Puerto Rico, we have been to many churches to share our burden for the precious souls in PR. People treat far better than we deserve because we have surrendered to go to the mission field. And while we have a tremendous responsibility to share the Gospel, the fact remains that at the end of the day, regardless of the role we have, it is God that does the work! We don’t all have the same role, and one isn’t more important than the other. APBM Missionaries and churches should be striving for the same goal, to glorify God, and see people saved! Society wants to elevate people and positions. However, Paul reminds us in these two verses that anything he accomplished was because of God, not him. Why do we do what we do? Why do we support missions? To receive credit, or to see God do a great work?!
Bro. Ed Bauman