Presentation on theme: "Building of a Movement Releasing the People of God."— Presentation transcript:
Building of a Movement Releasing the People of God
Church is NOT what we do IN CHURCH
Church is what the People of God DO IN THE WORLD
The MISSING FACTOR in Modern Doctrine of the Church ?
GOD IS A SENDING GOD (Galatians 4:4) But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son"
JESUS OFTEN TALKS ABOUT THE ONE WHO SENT HIM Jesus knows that he is sent – he is very clear on being sent
(Luke 4:18) ""The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed"
(John 4:34) ""My food," said Jesus "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work."
(John 5:30) "By myself I can do nothing; I judge only as I hear, and my judgment is just, for I seek not to please myself but him who sent me."
JESUS IS THE SENT ONE This is a very important concept – He is the Messiah
JOHN 17 7 times Jesus talked about sent 7 times Jesus talked about sent
(John 17:3) "Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent."
(John 17:8) "For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me."
(John 17:18) "As you sent me into the world, I have sent them into the world."
JESUS TRAIN PEOPLE IN ORDER TO SEND (Mark 3:14) He appointed twelve – designating them apostles – that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach"
Jesus discipled in order to SEND We disciple in order to KEEP
In His training, Jesus SENT people out He sent out the 12 He sent out the 12 He sent out the 72 He sent out the 72
Jesus tells his disciples to pray for more people to be sent out Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field
At the end of His Mission on Earth, Jesus said (John 20:21) "As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.""
The Church was birthed with SENDING Sending was a key part of the NT church
We all believe in sending but we do not have sending in our DNA It is not a part of our essence of the church
Mega-churches tend not to send – they want to keep the people in order to be more mega
To finish the Great Commission, it must be small churches and ordinary leaders!
However, Small Churches do not send
In order to send, you must train Most pastors do not know how to train their people
Sending should be the basic DNA of the church
When we send people out, they GROW UP
If we do not send then we are gathering; telling people to come rather than to go. Jesus said Go!
A persons growth has a progression – from following leaders - to becoming a leader Sending helps this process
Isaiah 6 At the height of worship – there should be a sending ceremony
Multiplication is not a biblical term Sending is a clear Biblical term