Summary: World Missions is hindered by a labor shortage. There is, however, no shortage of harvest – only harvesters. Jesus said, “The harvest is great but the laborers are few.”
ARE YOU A HARVEST HELPER?
World Missions is hindered by a labor shortage. There is, however, no shortage of harvest – only harvesters. Jesus said, “The harvest is great but the laborers are few.”
The modern concept of discipleship is inferior to that of the early church era. Each convert of the early church was encouraged to be involved in evangelism.
Acts 2:46 “And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart.”
In our generation, if we are to evangelize every creature, we must mobilize every believer. The Good news? – God has a plan!
#1. GOD’S PLAN FOR THE HARVEST:
Is A Spiritual Plan. Acts 1:8 “Ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you:…”
The Personnel – “Ye”, meaning Spirit filled believers.
The Power – “Receive power” to evangelize.
The Promise – “Ye shall” (Read Ephesians 5:18).
Is A Simple Plan. “Ye shall be witnesses.” A witness…
Speaks what they have heard. Acts 4:20 "For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." John 4:29 "Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?"
Shows what they have seen. John 9:25 "He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see."
Shares what they have experienced. 1 John 1:1-3 "That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ."
Is A Specific Plan. Acts 1:8 "…in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
We are to go into… Jerusalem (our city); Judea (our country); Samaria (neighboring country); the uttermost part of the earth (the whole world).
Is A Simultaneous Plan. "Both" means at that same time. This will take…
A Universal Effort to reach "every creature".
A United Effort – Acts 2:42-47.
An Unselfish Effort to accomplish the task.
#2. GOD’S PLEA FOR THE HARVEST: Matthew 9:38 "Pray ye there-fore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest."
Why Is There A Labor Shortage In The Harvest?
Indifference: Matthew 9:38 "Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest."
Defiance: Mark 16:15 "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature."
Insurgence: Matthew 28:18 "And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth."
Resistance: John 15:26-27 "But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me: And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning."