Missions Conference by James Merritt

Missions Conference
James Merritt
01-28-07

1. LAST WEEK I SHARED A MESSAGE WITH YOU ABOUT HOW WE NEED TO BE TUNED IN TO OUR FEET AND HOW THEY CAN BE USED AS A METHOD TO SHARE CHRIST WITH OTHERS AS WE ARE ON MISSION AT HOME AND ABROAD. I MENTIONED THAT GOD USES OUR FEET "FEET" THAT BRING GOOD NEWS, THAT PROCLAIM PEACE, THAT BRING GOOD NEWS OF HAPPINESS, AND THAT ANNOUNCES SALVATION. WHEN YOU REALLY GET RIGHT DOWN TO IT, GOD ONLY HAS ONE METHOD FOR WHAT WE CALL "MISSIONS" AND THAT IS FEET. I BELIEVE WE OUGHT TO USE EVERY AVAILABLE METHOD WE CAN TO REACH ANYONE WE CAN FOR THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST.
• OUR FEET REMIND US WE HAVE A MESSAGE TO SHARE
• OUR FEET REMIND US WE HAVE A METHOD TO USE
• OUR FEET REMIND US WE HAVE A MISSION TO FULFILL

2. THE POINT IS EVEN THOUGH GOD'S MESSAGE IS STILL THE GOSPEL AND GOD'S MISSION IS STILL TO REACH THE WORLD, GOD'S METHOD IS STILL FEET, HAPPY FEET, THAT SHARE THIS MESSAGE, THAT FULFILL THIS MISSION, THAT USE THIS METHOD, ARE FEET THAT MAKE GOD HAPPY.

3. TODAY, WE ARE IN THE SECOND WEEK OF OUR MISSION EMPHASIS. I WANT TO CREATIVELY SHOW YOU HOW WE ARE GOING TO BE INVOLVED THIS YEAR, BUT MORE THAN THAT I WANT TO PRESENT IT IN A PERSONAL WAY. I WANT TO ASK YOU TO PULL OUT YOUR MISSIONS BROCHURE. AS WE TALK TODAY AND AS INFORMATION IS SHARED, YOU WILL SEE A LOT OF WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WITH EXTRA DETAILS IN THIS BROCHURE. LATER ON IN THE SERVICE I WILL ALSO TELL HOW YOU CAN REGISTER AND MAKE YOUR FINANCIAL COMMITMENT TO OUR MISSIONS OFFERING.

4. I AM SURE YOU REMEMBER THE DEVASTATION OF HURRICANE KATRINA IN 2005. EVEN 1 ½ YEARS LATER, THERE IS STILL MUCH WORK TO BE DONE. SO, THIS YEAR WE'RE GOING TO SEND TWO TEAMS TO THE GULF COAST FOR CLEANUP AND BUILDING PROJECTS. WE WILL BE WORKING WITH A CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION AND THE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF BAY ST. LOUIS, MISSISSIPPI.

5. IN APRIL WE WILL SEND A TEAM TO NEW ORLEANS TO DO CLEANUP AND RECOVERY IN HOMES.
IN MAY WE WILL SEND A TEAM TO BAY ST. LOU ...


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