Summary: Destiny is a vision that God chose to birth in a man. He was looking for a vessel that was hungry to see things happen that would bring people to their realization of their need for the Savior in their life.
What is Destiny Fellowship?
“Reaching the World One Heart at a Time”
John 15:7-17 NLT
Destiny is a vision that God chose to birth in a man. He was looking for a vessel that was hungry to see things happen that would bring people to their realization of their need for the Savior in their life.
As Jesus said in John 15; “You didn’t choose ME. I chose you. I appointed (ordained, anointed) you to go & produce fruit that will last…
God given vision is not always the easiest road to travel. Or you could say it like the well known book in the bookstores titled “The Road Less Traveled”.
We have committed our lives here at Destiny to the ultimate task of living in the “Great Commission”, to go & WIN SOULS & MAKE DISCIPLES!
But are there not a thousand books, tapes & ministries out there that talk about how this is to be done?
Well here is the most important aspect of that thought; how do I do it in the ministry that God has connected me too?
In this series that God has burned into my heart we will be looking at the various principles that God has set in Destiny Fellowship to be the most effective that we can be at winning souls & making disciples.
You see we must forever settle in our heart that the only thing that is really going to last is what we do for the Kingdom of God.
So lets start today looking at the overview of what we are about; Winning Souls & Making Disciples!
I. Winning Souls…
Proverbs 11:30 KJV The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; & he
that winneth souls is wise.
Luke 15:7 NLT In the same way, heaven will be happier over one
lost sinner who returns to God than over ninety-nine others who
are righteous & haven’t strayed away!
These are just a couple of references that show us that we are on the right track.
We see by all the campaigns that are going on among different ministries in regards to how do we get back to seeing true, born-again experiences that people actually get saved & go on to serve the Lord; we know that the drive behind it is that we believe Jesus is getting ready to come again!
There are various formats that people are using to endeavor to get this job done before HE does return.
We know of some that use a seeker friendly type approach to entice people to come into the church & find out the wonderful plan God has for their life & would they like to accept Him so they can enjoy it!
We know that there is a message out there that is trying to assure people that Jesus did everything & that all they have to do is accept that & their place in heaven is secured! Don’t be quick to overlook the words of Jesus himself; Luke 9:23-24 NLT “Then He said to the crowd, if any of you wants to be my follower, you must put aside your selfish ambition, shoulder your cross daily, & follow ME. If you try keep your life for yourself, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for ME, you will find true life.” You see Jesus expects that if HE was willing to lay down His Life for what we could not, we should at least live our lives for why HE did it!
What is happening here is the message of the grace of God being taken out of context. But many are following it. It requires very little if any lifestyle changes!
There are those that use a very legalistic approach of rules, dress codes, & religious control to make it happen.
But the bottom line is where does Destiny fit into all of this stuff?????
I have learned early & throughout my walk with God that relationships are the most important aspect of winning & discipling people.
Let me clarify this statement so everyone knows exactly what the heart of this ministry is.
How long does it take to build a relationship in the stages of evangelism?
• I believe that getting to a place of finding out if a person has a Christian background or any regard for the things of God does not take 6 months or a year. It can be accomplished in a few minutes of conversation.
• Now in the area of discipling someone that will not happen as quickly because it takes different amounts of time to walk people through the things they face in their life!
So can I find out where a person stands in relationship to spiritual things in the first couple of times that I meet them? Absolutely!