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It is important to be reminded of vision.
Vision without action is a dream.
Action without vision is a nightmare.
Part of shepherding is keeping us laser focused.
We easily forget and get distracted.
We gain new people that don’t understand.
So we will kick off 2023 with a couple sermons that help us understand our “WHY”.
We will talk about things you have heard several times.
We will use things we learned from sermons last year.
Heading into 2023, do you want to be in maintenance mode or mission mode?
Maintenance mode - doing fine, but just getting by.
Mission mode - relentlessly pursuing the advancement of God’s Kingdom.
Both personally and corporately.
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We must be committed to the harvest.
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We must be committed to the harvest.
Jesus lived with purpose.
He went.
When Jesus said “Go make disciples”, He was expecting us to do what He did.
Jesus went into all the cities and villages.
We have a responsibility to put ourselves where unsaved people are.
Sometimes I hear people say: “I don’t know any unsaved people.”
You probably do,
but if you don’t GO and keep going.
Jesus was on a mission.
He got involved.
He invested in lives.
He taught in the synagogues.
He preached the gospel.
He healed people.
He met physical needs to prove to them who He was.
Shouldn’t we do the same thing?
The gospel requires engagement.
How will they hear with out a preacher?
Do you understand the mission?
What is your level of interest in “going”?
How committed are you?
What kind of time and effort do you put in to going?
We need to GO personally and corporately.
We need to GO into our community as individuals.
God find a fishing hole.
(Michael Dunlop)
We need to GO into our community as a church.
What are some meaningful ways we can be a part of the community?
We need to live Acts and GO plant a church.
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We must be committed to the harvest.
We will talk more about this throughout the year.
It will be come a greater area of prayer focus.
Some are in the leadership class with hopes of going to BR just to help a church planter.
Question:
Are you on a mission or just going through the motions?
Are we on a mission or just going through the motions?
2. We must concentrate on the harvest.
“When He saw the crowds.”
Jesus didn’t ignore the harvest.
Look at the harvest.
He concentrated on it.
Jesus did more than look.
He interacted with them.
He studied them.
He understood them.
He focused on them.
Here is what He saw.
“The were harassed and helpless like sheep without a shepherd.”
Harassed.
weary and troubled from continual harassment by the enemy.
Chased by wolves.
Skin torn and bleeding from running through the thorns.
Scattered, scared
Helpless.
Cast: on it’s back with legs flailing unable to get up.
Beaten, bloodied, scattered around in destruction.
Without a shepherd.
No direction in life.
No one to care for them.
No one to protect them.
No one to pick them up and put them back on their feet.
Paul describes them in Ephesians as “Having no hope.”
Strangers and aliens.
This is not always the way we see the world around us.
We tend to see them in one of three ways:
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We are envious of them.
2. We are mad at them.
3. We don’t care about them.
(we ignore them)
2. We must concentrate on the harvest.
We say we have time, but we don’t.
We say we will get to it eventually, but we won’t if we keep doing what we are doing.
Lift up your eyes.
Open your eyes.
Jesus says: see what I see.
Jesus saw crowds.
He saw the harvest was ready.
Farmers do nothing else until harvest is complete.
He saw the harvest was large.
Farmers get more help the bigger their harvest is.
They do all this because the harvest is time sensitive.
It is an urgent task.
They purchase the best equipment they can afford.
We have a couple of problems.
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We don’t see because we don’t go.
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