REACHING THE WORLD ONE FAMILY AT A TIME

Matthew 28:18-20 – 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

This week we will look at Missions. Mrs. Tilly and I have been involved in faith giving to missions most of our 46 years of married life. We have believed God for His provision and we have seen His faithfulness in our lives over these many years. We will one day meet people in heaven who have come to Jesus because we and millions of others have given.

You may never go to a mission field, but you can be a missionary in many ways.

1. You can financially support those who go

2. You can look at your place of work as your personal mission field

3. You can diligently seek to win your family to Jesus

4. You as a family can adopt a missionary family

5. You can pray for the needs of those who can go

You see, missions is more than the one who goes. It is also the faithfulness of the ones who send. They cannot go if we do not send.

Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

God is looking for those who will go. Ask Him what He would have you do in the matter of making Christ known to all the world.

Pastor Tilly

 

MONDAY JUNE 29th, 2015

WHAT IS MISSIONS

Matthew 28:18-20 –  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

Missions is something that God ordained and it is His plan for carrying the gospel to everyone in the world. It is pretty well defined by four things.

1. Go

A. This command is given to all believers

B. To go is simply to take the gospel where ever you are at

{Home, school, work, neighborhood, country, world}

C. Action You must make an effort to get Jesus to all you know.

2. Teach what Jesus taught

A. The command is to take the Gospel to the whole world

B. Before you can reach the world, you must start where you live.

C. Everyone cannot go to the whole world, but everyone can give so

someone can go.

3. Baptize in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

A. Baptism is an important part of the Christian life.

B. It is an outward identification that one has given their life to Jesus

4. Disciple

A. Our job does not end when someone comes to Jesus

B. Missions involves helping others grow in faith.

C. Missions involves YOU finding someone you can nurture in Christ.

D. In order to help others grow, we too must be growing in our faith.

5. The establishment of Churches

A. The Local church is ordained of God – Acts 16:5 And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.

B. Churches are God’s way of His children carrying out His work.

Acts 2:41-47 –  Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.  And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.  And all that believed were together, and had all things common; And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need. And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

C. The church is how God

1. Collectively ministers to others

2. Comforts His children

3. Grows His children

4. Involves His children in His work

5. Finances His work

Prayer:

Lord, how do you want to use me this week in this matter of missions? How can we as a family reach others with the Gospel? Let us see others as you see them and allow us to be faithful this week in taking the Gospel to those in need. Help us also to be willing to sacrifice this week to give so that others may go and share Jesus with those who have never heard. May we be kingdom minded in our actions this week, I pray in Jesus name, amen!

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