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On Mission not Self Ambition PT2

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William MacGregor, missionary to Africa when once asked “Why is Islam spreading far more rapidly than Christianity there?”
Its just this; “Every Muslim regards himself as a missionary; the majority of Christians think its another mans work.”

GODS WORD IS ALWAYS WORKING IN HIS SERVANTS

Romans 15:14–21 (LEB)
Now I myself also am convinced about you, my brothers, that you yourselves also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to instruct one another. But I have written to you more boldly on some points, so as to remind you again because of the grace that has been given to me by God, with the result that I am a servant of Christ Jesus to the Gentiles, serving the gospel of God as a priest, in order that the offering of the Gentiles may become acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Therefore I have a reason for boasting in Christ Jesus regarding the things concerning God. For I will not dare to speak about anything except that which Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed, by the power of signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit, so that from Jerusalem and traveling around as far as Illyricum I have fully proclaimed the gospel of Christ. And so, having as my ambition to proclaim the gospel where Christ has not been named, in order that I will not build on the foundation belonging to someone else, but just as it is written, “Those to whom it was not announced concerning him will see, and those who have not heard will understand.”

We are all ministers (servants who do something for God) and priests (servants who present something from God -His good news=the Gospel=to God -the fruit of that=believers, disciples)

2 CORINTHIANS 5:20 “Therefore we are ambassadors on behalf of Christ, as if God were imploring you through us. We beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.”
1 PETER 2:9 “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s possession, so that you may proclaim the virtues of the one who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light,”
ROMANS 12:1 “Therefore I exhort you, brothers, through the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service.”
BOAST IN CHRIST [also translated
“glory” (KJV) “be enthusiastic” (NLT), “be proud” (NCV), “satisfied” (TEV), “
means “to be held by” and modifies “pertains to God”] in Christ Jesus regarding what
pertains to God. [When we “win souls,” we are held by all the things of God—His peace,
joy, blessing, contentment, and His power.]
Here are two significant principles that stem from Romans 15:14-21:
1. The gospel is a precious responsibility PROCLAIM CHRIST.
2. Ministry is a gracious privilege PRIORITIZE GODS CALLING.

ON MISSION=THE SPIRIT WILL CONFIRM

•WE SPEAK TRUTH AND LOVE OTHERS IN CHRIST AND THE SPIRIT OF GOD WILL DO THE SIGNS AND WONDERS FOLLOW THE PATTERN OF SOUND WORDS 2TIM1:13
•HE WILL PROVE HIMSELF AND HIS WORK……SIGNS AND WONDERS ARE HIS DEPARTMENT….DONT FEAR THEM DON’T FORSAKE THEM BUT DON’T TRY TO MAKE THEM HAPPEN BE IN RELATIONSHIP
1 CORINTHIANS 12:7-11 “But to each one is given the manifestation of the Spirit for what is beneficial to all. For to one is given a word of wisdom through the Spirit, and to another a word of knowledge by the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing of spirits, to another kinds of tongues, to another interpretation of tongues. But in all these things one and the same Spirit is at work, distributing to each one individually just as he wishes.”

ON MISSION=PICK UP WHERE PAUL LEFT OFF

THE MISSION #1
STRENGTHEN THE CHURCHES…IN THE EPISTLE PAUL WRITES OF THE FAITHFUL MINISTERS OF CHRIST LEFT IN THESE AREAS

ON MISSION=PICK UP WHERE PAUL LEFT OFF

THE MISSION #2
TAKE THE GOSPEL TO THE PLACES IT HASN’T GONE YET!!
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