Summary: church planting challenage
IS THERE NOT A CAUSE?
Text being 13-15 Romans For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!
Folks I’m not going to be crazy like the rumors have been told.
Yet there is no prove that I do that. You know foam at the mouth,scream & holler or get excited.
But I do want to share my heart with you, & hopefully share my burden that the Lord has called me to do.
As way of introduction may I share this with you?
In America there are:
(1) over 282,000,000 million souls
(2) Nearly 30,000,000 million profess no religion
(3) 71% of the population is unconverted or nominally Christian
(4) over 4,000 churches of all kind close each year
(5) 6 out of 10 children under 16 have never been to Sunday School
(6) 7 out of 10 teenagers over 16 have never been to church
(7) over 4,000 abortions performed each day
(8) Over 500 murders each day (According to Bob Jones University web page)
(Why did I mention these – Because without Christ this is part of the wickness)
I don’t know about you – This bothers me
IS THERE NOT A CAUSE
We give to the foreign field- That’s great
But we have forgotten about our own back yard
We have gotten away from starting churches in South Texas.
People are dying & going to Hell everyday in South Texas
As we travel in South Texas & look at the people
NO HOPE – NO DIRECTION- NO SMILE
We find the Catholic – Methodist- Lutheran- Jehovah False Witness
Yes even 1st & 2nd Baptist Churches in these towns
MY QUESTION TO YOU IS THIS
ARE THEY PREACHING THE GOSPEL?
DO THEIR PEOPLE KNOW
IF THEY WERE TO DIE! WHERE WOULD THEY SPEND ENTERNITY?
A young man 18 years old w/girlfriend. He didn’t believe at all in Jesus
Man & his son on their porch. He stopped his son from trusting in Jesus. (I believe he did)
A man & his son told us they had their own way.
A Baptist young man didn’t know how to go to heaven (a Baptist)
Another man told us he was part of a group that kicked Jesus out 800 years ago
IS THERE NOT A CAUSE?
We calling this outreach
MISSIONARY TO OUR HOMELAND
PLANTING LOCAL CHURCHES IN SMALL TEXAS TOWNS
Proverbs 23: 10a Remove not the old landmark....
THE BIBLE TALKS OF NOT REMOVING NOT THE OLD LANDMARKS
BUT WE HAVE DONE THAT VERY THING
GOTTON AWAY FROM STARTING CHURCHES IN OUR HOMELAND
In the old days a Preacher would move to a town & start preaching
We have gotten away from that
Men what a church already built
Not work it like the old days 1 Door at a time
In Ezekiel 22:30 the Bible says this
And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none.
Again in Isaiah
Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.