"THE GREATEST JOY"
INTRODUCTION: The need of the gospel going throughout the world-(Missionaries)
This is the greatest stewardship of all.!
1. THE GREATEST JOY WILL COME IN YOUR LIFE WHEN YOU GIVE TO MEET A MISSION NEED.(Phil. 4:10-
Exp: Paul was thanking them for helping him as he was involved in missions. 16)
They had given to him at least twice at Thessalonica and once at Corinth.
*He assurred them of God's sufficiency for him!
*When giving you meet the ministers needs and the mission field's needs.
Ill: The summer of '76 in Oregon-"Slammed door--Who is Jesus?--I hate Texans!
App: How would you like to be a layman on a mission field of 50,000 people and could
not afford a pastor?
MISSIONS: WHEN GIVE HERE YOU MEET LOCAL MISSIONS-YOU ARE FURTHERING THE GOSPEL!
WHEN FURTHERING THE GOSPEL, YOU ARE GIVING TO MISSIONS!
COLORADO, FEDERAL HEIGHTS---Church does not have building-We are giving to them!
*THE GREATEST JOY SHOULD COME WHEN I HAVE GIVEN MY SELF OR MY RESOURCES TO MEETING
A MISSION NEED!
**YOUTH NEED TO SURRENDER THEIR LIVES TO THE MISSION FIELDS TODAY!!!
2. THE GREATEST JOY WILL COME WHEN YOU RECEIVE A PROFIT TO YOUR ACCOUNT!(PHIL. 4:17-19)
Ill: How would you like it if everytime you gave your child a quarter that someone gave
you in your account at the bank $1.00.?
Exp: God is keeping a ledger of your account on your gifts to furth ...
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