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Summary: Jesus’ ministry received practical/physical support. Our support of the Gospel of Christ promotes certain attitudes. Part 1 of a 3-part sermon.

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JESUS’ SUPPORT—Luke 8:1-3

Or Ministering to Ministry

Need:

The ministry will be supported by somebody.

Jesus’ ministry received practical/physical support.

The ministry of the gospel receives practical/physical support.

What practical/physical support does the ministry of the gospel of Christ receive?

What is the promoted thru a support of the gospel of Christ?

Some attitudes promoted by the practical/physical support of the Gospel of Christ.

1—Practical support of the Gospel of Christ promotes

A MISSIONARY ATTITUDE(:1a) Far-reaching

—Explanation:(:1a)

“And it came about soon afterwards, that He began going about from one city & village to another, ...”

“One...to another/Every city & village”—

Methodical approach to spread of ministry.

Mat. 10:5-7—“These twelve[disciples] Jesus sent out after instructing them, saying, “Do not go in the way of the Gentiles, & do not enter any city of the Samaritans; but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. “And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’”

Mat. 15:24—“But He answered & said, “I[Jesus] was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.””

—Argumentation:

Acts 13:1-4—“Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets & teachers: Barnabas, & Simeon who was called Niger, & Lucius of Cyrene, & Manaen who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, & Saul. And while they were ministering to the Lord & fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas & Saul for the work to which I have called them.” Then, when they had fasted & prayed & laid their hands on them, they sent them away. So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia & from there they sailed to Cyprus.”—Thus began Paul’s 1st Missionary Journey.

OUR PURPOSE—‘...Reach...others for Christ’

OUR VISION—‘...Developing positive relationships...’

—Illustration:

Pepsi ads with Brittney Spears/Share their product with others/MISSIONARY attitude

—Application:

?Your support for the Gospel of Christ promote a MISSIONARY ATTITUDE?

?What does your support for the Gospel of Christ promote?

?Your support for the Gospel of Christ Practical?

2—Practical support of the Gospel of Christ promotes

A DIVERSE ATTITUDE(:1b) Manifold/Multifold/Multifaceted

—Explanation:(:1b)

“...proclaiming & preaching the kingdom of God;...”

“Proclaiming(Preaching)”—khrussw—To officially Herald, Publish or make known.

“Preaching(Proclaiming)/Bringing/Shewing the glad tidings”—euaggelizw—Bring good news/message.

?How many ways exist in which to bring good news?

“The kingdom of God”—God’s presence, rule & reign.

—Argumentation:

OUR PURPOSE—‘...Reach & Nurture...others for Christ’

OUR VISION—‘...Developing positive relationships...’—No limits on Diversity/Means of accomplishment

—Illustration:

Scuba & Ski Chalet in Savannah/Cover all year with seasonal activities

Farmer/Plants same crop year by year/Starves/But Farmer plants diversity of crops survives

—Application:

?Your support for the Gospel of Christ promote a DIVERSE ATTITUDE?

?What does your support for the Gospel of Christ promote?


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