It should be of interest to know that the words missionary and mission do not appear in the Bible, these are not Biblical terms. To have a mission and to be sent out on a mission are secular ideas and often associated with military applications. A missionary is merely a person who has been sent out on a mission. When my wife sends me to the grocery store to pick up a few things, she has sent me on a mission to accomplish a specific task; I am a missionary for my wife. A missionary is anybody that has been given a mission. Most organizations have a Mission Statement. The goals and objectives of the organization are focused on accomplishing this mission. The people who work together to accomplish a mission are missionaries. NASA is an organization that has multiple missions and all of their employees are missionaries. In your workplace, your supervisor receives missions from his superior and delegates them to his subordinates. Your job is to accomplish the tasks that you have been assigned and those tasks are related to the mission. You are a missionary for your supervisor. You are evaluated on your performance and are rewarded or reprimanded accordingly. Some people are good missionaries and some are bad, but they are all missionaries. Some are rewarded, some are promoted, some are reprimanded, some are demoted, and some are terminated. All Christians are missionaries. All Christians have a mission that they have been assigned to accomplish. All Christians will be evaluated based on their performance. All Christians will be rewarded or reprimanded according to their performance. Some Christians will be rewarded, and some will be promoted. Some Christians will be reprimanded, some demoted, and some terminated. If your Commander in Chief (the King of kings, the Lord of lords) called you in today for a performance review, how would fare? How well are you accomplishing your mission? Are you on task? What have you done to overcome problems? Are you a team player? Do you attend meetings regularly? Are you punctual? Are you pro-actively improving your knowledge and skills? And the list goes on. You need to be evaluating your performance and making corrects on a regular basis. The Holy Spirit is your supervisor and he uses preaching and teaching to evaluate your performance, to make you aware of your mission, to encourage you, to determine your course, to give you correction. Every opportunity you have to expose yourself to good Bible preaching is an opportunity to evaluate your performance and to make corrections so that you will do well on your final review, which is the Judgment Seat of Christ.