Let's Talk about Missions
''FOR THE SON OF MAN has come to SEEK and to SAVE that which was LOST…''
Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. Jericho is the lowest city in the world. It is well below sea level. It is the place Joshua brought the Israelites after he crossed the Jordon River. It is located 10 miles north of the Dead Sea. It is on the West Bank of the Palestinian territories today. It is one of the oldest populated places on earth.
Jesus found Zacchaeus in a sycamore tree. He called him down from the tree and saved him.
How many of you have been born again? I used that term because many people claim to be Christians who would deny a new birth experience. That is why Baptists and some other groups are called evangelical Christians. It really is a misnomer to say that one is a born again Christian. However, we have to use that term to distinguish ourselves from others who are not evangelical.
How many of you are missionaries? Be careful before you answer that question. You see, if you are a born again Christian, you are on a mission. Jesus said, ''As the Father hath sent me, so send I you…'' Missions indicate that a person has been sent on a mission.
-2 Corinthians 5:18-21 ''God has given us the ministry of reconciliation. He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. We are ambassadors for Christ.'' Man is not on a parallel line with God. It is our mission to get man on line with God. Every person one earth is either on mission or a mission.
I want to use this verse this morning to talk to you about missions. In this verse we can see that a mission is about a message, a method, and a motivation.
1. MISSIONS IS ABOUT A MESSAGE.
''The Son of Man…….'' Christianity is about Jesus. The term Son of Man was one of Jesus' favorite terms. It indicates that he was ''A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief…'' He was the God-Man.
A. Jesus was predicted.
There is a thin red line that runs through the ...
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