You are a part of a VISION – You are on the TEAM – We have a DREAM – TO CHANGE THE WORLD!
- DISCOVER – RELATE – INSPIRE – PROVE (Growth Track of our Faith)
- Life Groups – Can be a doorway to Christ, foyer to the Church, Marketplace Ministry
We’re on a Mission!
- Mark 16:15 “Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.”
- Great Commission – Com = granted authority & power to do. Mission = a particular task or duty.
- John 17:18 (Message Bible) “In the same way that you gave Me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world.”
- Preach (Gr.) – Kerysso (kay-roos’-so) – to proclaim openly, publicly, and with authority.
3 Ways People get Saved
Information (Hear the Gospel)
- Romans 10:13 “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. (14) How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?
- I Corinthians 1:21 “It pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.”
- Hosea 4:6 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”
- John 8:32 “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.”
- Luke 19:10 (Jesus to Zacchaeus) “The Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.”
Revelation (See a Vision)
- Job 33:15 “In a dream, in a vision of the night… (16) Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction.”
- Acts 10 – Cornelius’s conversion
- Acts 9 – Saul’s conversion
Demonstration (Receive a Miracle)
- I Corinthians 2:4 “My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power.”
- Acts 16 – Philippian jailer’s conversion
- Luke 5:8 – Peter’s conversion
- Isaiah 43:18 “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. (19) See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the desert and streams in the wasteland.”