Summary: REASONS FOR MISSIONARY CONFERENCES! It is said that the Christian ministry is the worst of all trades, but the best of all professions. The great offer of the gospel is adventure. We’re God’s representatives. In this outline sermon we list some of the m
REASON FOR MISSIONARY CONFERENCES!
It is said that the Christian ministry is the worst of all trades, but the best of all professions. The great offer of the gospel is adventure. We’re God’s representatives. In this outline sermon we list some of the most important things that we much do in all of our lives, from minister to lay person.
The gospel must be preached afresh and told in new ways to every generation, since every generation has its own unique questions. The gospel must constantly be forwarded to a new address, because the recipient is repeatedly changing his place of residence. - Helmut Thielicke,
The modern world is said to have made discipleship harder. But it has also made evangelism easier. Today’s world is said to be multiplying crises all around us. But we must never forget that, for the gospel, each crisis is an opportunity. - Billy Graham,
Every generation is strategic. We are not responsible for the past generation, and we cannot bear full responsibility for the next one; but we do have our generation. God will hold us responsible as to how well we fulfill our responsibilities to this age and take advantage of our opportunities. Billy Graham.
I. We must be reminded that we must obey the great commission!
Matt 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (KJV)
Matt 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
II. We must also all be involved in last day harvest!
Matt 9:37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Matt 9:38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
Luke 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.
John 4:35 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.
Rev 14:15 And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe.
You cannot pull people uphill who do not want to go; you can only point up.
Crops go through three stages: green, ripe, and rotten. Harvest is effective only at one stage. Likewise, intervention, at the right time, can produce a rich spiritual harvest. Marshall Shelley
III. We must Challenge Intercessors and make Make Prayer Warriors of them!
Matt 26:41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.
Eph 6:18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
The future of the Christian work which is now being carried on with such great intensity does not depend upon curtailment or reorganization. It depends upon whether the Spirit of God can persuade us to take up the work of prayer. - O. Hallesby
IV. To try to bring Vision among saints and churches!
Prov 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Attempt something so impossible that, unless God is in it, it is doomed to failure.
Vision is merely hope with a blueprint.
If we lose the vision, we alone are responsible, and the way we lose the vision is by spiritual leakage. If we do not run our belief about God into practical issues, it is all [over] with the vision God has given.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
V. To know the Fields of ministry. Bring Fields so Close to home that all will want to get involved!
1 Thes 5:12 And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you;
Gal 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.
I don’t perceive my call as one to protest the culture but to proclaim the Savior.
VI. We should try to connect Ministries! Network them.
2 Cor 6:1 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.