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Great Commission Christians

Acts 1:1-8

To help the church realize the mission of the church

 

Intro

          Context of early church

                   Fearful

                  

I.

            Luke 24

                  

II.

            The believer is to use his gifts for God until he enters heaven. There is no retirement from seeking to reach a world sunk so desperately in need

III.

            Christianity is based on facts

IV.

            The believer must desire to be filled with the presence of God

V.

            Kingdom of Israel vs. God

          How disappointed Jesus must have felt when all they could think about was them selves. disciples were still thinking in terms of an earthly, physical Messiah, of a physical and material rule and reign for themselves and their nation, Israel

 

VI.

             Now is not the time for believers to be revelling in the love and fellowship, the enjoyment and comfort of each other. This is the point Christ is making, a critical point. It is time for...

·  WITNESSING

·  BEING WITNESSES TO Christ

          Someone once asked a Mercedes Benz spokesman why the company does not enforce its patent on the energy–absorbing car body, a design that has been copied by other car companies because of its success in reducing passenger injury in accidents. He replied, “Because some things in life are too important not to share.” The same is true for the gospel of Christ.

         

You

            It is the believer who is to witness. It is the believer who knows the cure, the truth of salvation.

My

          Christ is the message, not a man's ideas, not even the idea of religion. "Christ crucified" is the believer's testimony

Witness

          This is the same word as martyr. The believer is to be so committed to reaching men that he is ready to die as a martyr if need be.

Take the Initiative to Share

2. Focus on the Cross of Christ

3. Rely on the Holy Spirit’s Empowerment

4. Trust God for the Results

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