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Mission Impossible (10 of 11)
Series: Why on Earth Am I Here?
Pastor Jeff Schreve
We are on a journey, Forty Days of Purpose. And today, we want to look at our fifth purpose, and that is that God made us for a mission. And your fifth purpose in life is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those around you, with those all over the world. Now it's hard for us to do. It's hard for me to do. It's hard for you to do. We get nervous. We get afraid. We get tongue-tied when we think about sharing our faith and talking to people about Jesus. And we tend to think sometimes that it is mission impossible, but it's not. It is not mission impossible. The Lord enables us to be His witnesses.
So look in Acts chapter 1 and I'll begin reading in verse 6. This is right before Jesus ascended to heaven and He's there with His disciples. And the Scripture says this: “And so when they had come together, they were asking Jesus, saying, Lord, is it at this time that You're restoring the kingdom to Israel? And He said to them, It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; but you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth. And after He said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was departing, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. And they also said, Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.” What a passage - the ascension of Jesus! And right before He ascended, He told His followers, “You shall be My witnesses…” He said in the gospel of Luke, “You are witnesses of these things.” Now I want us to notice in that ...
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