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2 Whose Mission Are We On? Who is adequate for this job?

3 Now the LORD said to Abram, Go from your country and your kindred and your father's house to the land that I will show you. 2 And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you and make your name great, so that you will be a blessing. … 4 So Abram went, as the LORD had told him and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy- five years old when he departed from Haran.

4 Whose mission were these people on? Gen. 12:1-2,4- Abram, on Gods mission

5 Then the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, 8 and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey… 9 And now, behold, the cry of the people of Israel has come to me, and I have also seen the oppression with which the Egyptians oppress them. 10 Come, I will send you to Pharaoh that you may bring my people, the children of Israel, out of Egypt.

6 Whose mission were these people on? Gen. 12:1-2,4- Abram, on Gods mission Ex. 3:7-10- Moses, on Gods mission

7 … For the works that the Father has given me to accomplish, the very works that I am doing, bear witness about me that the Father has sent me. … And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father's who sent me. … The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.

8 Whose mission were these people on? Gen. 12:1-2,4- Abram, on Gods mission Ex. 3:7-10- Moses, on Gods mission Jn. 5; 14- Jesus, on Gods mission

9 Such is the confidence that we have through Christ toward God. 5 Not that we are sufficient in ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, but our sufficiency is from God, 6 who has made us competent to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

10 Whose mission were these people on? Gen. 12:1-2,4- Abram, on Gods mission Ex. 3:7-10- Moses, on Gods mission Jn. 5; 14- Jesus, on Gods mission 2 Cor. 3:4-6- Paul, on Gods mission

11 We too have been given a mission Matthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

12 We too have been given a mission Matthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

13 We too have been given a mission 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

14 We too have been given a mission 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

15 Whose Mission Are We On? Our mission is to praise God Our mission is make disciples This is GODS mission, not our own

16 Shall we despair in our mission? Personal work? Another class? Avoid volunteering? Not door knocking! Cant talk to people Dont invite Not good with people Etc., etc., etc.

17 No one is sufficient for this work 2 Corinthians 2:14-17 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere. 15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, 16 to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things? 17 For we are not, like so many, peddlers of God's word, but as men of sincerity, as commissioned by God, in the sight of God we speak in Christ.

18 God can help us do whats needed Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me. God can provide for all our needs Philippians 4:19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

19 God can do it in ways unimaginable Ephesians 3:20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

20 God desires His people to trust Him implicitly

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24 Gal. 4:25 Now Hagar is Mount Sinai in Arabia…

25 God desires His people to trust Him implicitly Exodus 15:13 Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD…

26 Jesus was not abdicating His authority Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.

27 Jesus was not abdicating His authority Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and said to them, All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. He has ALL authority We make disciples in His name v.20- the teaching is from Jesus He is with the effort

28 What is the point? We have a mission To make disciples To bring glory to the Father We are… equipped, empowered, and encouraged by God We MUST experience Jesus presence with us – The mission is Gods!

29 What can we do to move the mission to the next level? Seek to make Gods vision our vision Pray for open doors Have faith to step out boldly


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