Sermons on Missions
On week 4 of our “I Love My Church” series, we’re looking at the big picture of what one of the main purposes is for the church. Why did Jesus choose this method to spread His message? What’s the point?
Matt and Debbie Mann serving Botswana: Planting churches, dicipling leaders and partnering with those churches to walk independantly!
Romans 6:23, The mission of Red Letter Challenge (RLC) is to help people live more like Jesus. Sadly, when people think of Jesus-followers it is a far cry from who Jesus actually is. After all that Jesus has done for us, we cannot be content with the picture and representation that we are sharing. We must change the story and perception of who Jesus is. We believe that if people truly met the real Jesus, they would really fall in love with Him. So how…
Genesis: 12:1-3 Now the Lord had said to Abram: Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation: I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you: and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
1 Cor 12:4-6, There are no special qualifications required to be part of Jesus’ commission to go forth into all of the world and make disciples of all nations (Matt 28:19). In truth, the very diversities of our gifts are what our God uses to bring his message to a hungry world. For though we have diverse gifts, and different ministries and activities, it is the same God who works all in all (1 Cor 12:6).
When death nears, priorities change. The urgent no longer seems pressing while the truly important becomes clearer. That is why we listen to a person’s “last words.” Second Timothy is Paul’s “last words.” From a cold, lonely Roman prison, the aged apostle Paul wrote his final instructions to his protégé Timothy who was surrounded by a culture hostile to the gospel. Timothy tended to be timid rather than stand boldly for Jesus. And, he tended to get wrapped up with…
Acts 1:6-9, Jesus final words to his disciples assure them of the power of the Holy Spirit in their life. These same words encourage us to not be distracted with our own agendas. They give us focus to use the tools he has given us for an impossible task, and give us focus to use these tools everywhere.
Heaven is real and Hell is real, and eternity is but a breath away. Billy Graham
If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?
Why does the Gospel of John seem so different from the other three gospels and what does its uniqueness have to do with us today? Join us over the next 12 weeks as we discover how John wrote his gospel not primarily so people would know about Jesus, but so they could KNOW Jesus. John structured his Gospel so that the glory of Jesus Christ might be revealed, leading us to believe. John’s gospel shines a spotlight on who the…