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Made for a Mission (5 of 6)
John 17:18, John 20:21, Acts 20:24
March 14, 2004
INTRODUCTION: In the last few weeks we have been reminded that we were made for eternity; life is preparation for eternity. With this in mind, there are 4 things we will do in heaven and God wants us to practice here on earth:
1. WORSHIP – to know and love God
2. FELLOWSHIP – to learn to love each other
3. DISCIPLESHIP – to learn to become like Christ
4. SERVICE – to learn to use my giftedness, experiences,
and history for serving God
The 5th purpose is the only purpose you can only do on earth.
You were made for a mission.,
John 17:18 (Mes) "Jesus, 'In the same way you gave me a mission in the world, I give them a mission in the world.'"
"in the world" – last week we talked about how you need a
ministry in the church. You also need a mission in the world. You need a ministry to believers and you need a mission to unbelievers.
John 20:21 (NIV), "As the Father has sent Me, I am sending you."
There is a common mission that we all share together. What is our mission? Paul is real specific.
Acts 20:24 (NCV), "The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me –to tell people the Good News about God's grace."
My purpose is to share the Good News. This is a reminder that all of us are to be involved in EVANGELISM (Good News); God loves me and has a plan for my life and God wants me to pass it along by sharing this Good News with others.
QUESTION: Where am I supposed to share it?
Acts 1:8 (NIV), "You will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."
When Luke recorded these words they were in Jerusalem. He is saying I want you to start at home. I want you to start with the closest people to you, and right there in your own city, your own community. Then, go to Judea and Samaria; not far but different culturally and raci ...
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