Gospel Infiltration

The Navy SEALs get their name from the three ways they infiltrate on a mission: by sea, air, or land. At times, such as when Richard Phillips, captain of the cargo ship Maersk Alabama, was taken hostage by Somali pirates in 2009, a SEAL team uses more than one method of "infil."

In that case, the SEAL team parachuted, at night to avoid being seen, into the Indian Ocean. Picked up by boat, they were taken to the U.S.S. Bainbridge, the destroyer keeping watch on the small lifeboat holding Captain Phillips and the pirates. From the Bainbridge, the SEALs staged their rescue of Captain Phillips.

Whether by air, sea, land, or a combination, the teams find their way to their mission.

Just as special operations teams have three means of infiltration, so too we in ministry have three primary means of bringing the gospel into situations we face.

Prayer is perhaps the most direct way of bringing God into a particular situation. We pray for God's help, and we pray for the wisdom ...

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