Elkin Baptist Association
Monday, October 02, 2023

A Missionary's Corner






In the Introduction of my message at the associational meeting I used the word WIGTAKE?  In the late 1980s, WIGTAKE?, or What’s it going to take? became an important word for the pioneering breakthrough into the 10/40 Window by missionaries serving with the Southern Baptist International Mission Board.


The piercing question, What’s it going to take?, refers to fulfilling the Great Commission. Indeed we have the command by Jesus to fulfill the Great Commission in the New Testament. However, Psalm 96:2-3 is a missionary commission given to God’s people, “Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day.  Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people.”


 So let’s ask the question this way:  What’s it going to take for the Elkin Baptist Association to help fulfill the Great Commission?  Let’s begin answering that question this way:

WIGTAKE is not about “What can I do?” or “What can we do?”

WIGTAKE is about the resources God can provide and guidance He can give us to have His perspective on what it is going to take to fulfill the Great Commission.  

Isaiah 55:8-11 is a picture of WIGTAKE:  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater. So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.”


Amazing Grace!  How sweet the sound