8/7/16, Pastor Stan Candler
‘Being Intentionally Intent
on being Sent to Share
the Love of God in
— God us at work in this world, and He has chosen us, the church, to be His primary means of accomplishing that work.
— When we get it and live it, we will experience the power and success they did in the book of Acts. Adding to the church daily.
— Our mission is to bring people to Jesus.
— We’re all missionaries for Christ.
— We’re ministers to one another. In sharing, serving, and even in suffering.
S. E. N. T.
1. SEEK. Seek to involve God in every aspect of your life.
A. Ephesians 3:20
— There is a connection between God working in us and our asking.
B. James 4:2c.
— Ask God to take the initiative.
2. EMBRACE. Embrace a mission driven mind. Rom 12:1-2
A. John 17:18
— Begin with the reality that God is doing the sending.
— When you are involved in a mission trip, you have a different mindset. You are mission focused. It’s different, isn’t it?
— God wants us to have that mindset every day of our lives.
B. Acts 20:24
– Paul had this mission driven mindset.
— You are as much a missionary as Paul was.
— Every day, the same mindset.
— Why don’t we do that? . Nr 1 reason is Fear Of Failure. Failure isn’t falling short of the goal, it is not having a goal to start with. It isn’t falling down, it’s choosing to not get up.
3. NEVER GIVE UP. Do not quit!
A. Galatians 6:9
— Grow weary = throwing in the towel.
— How do we measure greatness?
a) Not wealth or success, it’s more about what it takes to discourage you.
b) A voice of doubt?
c) Comparing yourself with others?
B. Proverbs 2:6
C. Psalm 46:10
— Just get alone with God. Then simply Obey.
4. TRUST. Trust God in all of His power.
A Jeremiah 32:7
— Never let an impossible situation intimidate you.
B Matthew 9:29
— where does faith dwell? Only in those places where, if God does not show up, “it” can’t be done.
We have an adversary.
— He isn’t a quitter, so expect opposition. He is the great discouraged.
— Expect delays in anticipated milestones: Don’t panic.
— Expect detours: Be flexible on your mission.
— Expect difficulties. When the fruit doesn’t become ripe and plans won’t come to fruition.
— Expect dry seasons.
2 Chronicles 16:9. God is never late. He never abandons you. He will not quit or give up on you.