Presentation on theme: "PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE HEAR THE GOOD NEWS FOR THE FIRST TIME."— Presentation transcript:
PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE HEAR THE GOOD NEWS FOR THE FIRST TIME
GOD HAS PROVIDED SALVATION FOR EVERY MAN, WOMAN, BOY AND GIRL IN THE WORLD …"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Rom 10:13 (NIV) The Good News Is …
They have no Christian neighbors, friends or co-workers who can witness to them There are no Christian programs on the radio or TV There are no Bibles or other Christian literature There is no neighborhood Church THERE IS NO ONE TO TELL THEM The Bad News Is … ONE THIRD OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN KEPT FROM THE GOSPEL
BUT GOD HAS A PLAN… But how shall they ask him to save them unless they believe in him? And how can they believe in him if they have never heard about him? And how can they hear about him unless someone tells them? And how will anyone go and tell them unless someone sends him? Rom 10:14-15 TLB
THERE ARE FOUR AGENTS IN GOD’S PLAN OF REDEMPTION God – Who provides salvation The Sinner – Who calls out for salvation The Goer – Who takes the message of salvation to the unreached The Sender – Who provides the support, financial and prayer, to send the goer with the message of salvation
GOD PROVIDES SALVATION God Wants Everyone To Be Saved God Has Even Delayed The Coming Of Christ So That Others Might Be Saved Joh 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only- begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 2Pe 3:9 The Lord is not slow concerning His promise, as some count slowness, but is long-suffering toward us, not purposing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
THE SINNER MUST CALL ON THE LORD God Hears the Cry of Every Penitent Heart God’s Answer Will Be Immediate Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. Isa 59:1 …How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you. Isa 30:19 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Rom. 10:13
GOERS MUST GO “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 Every Christian is called to be a witness but some are called to go
The only plan that God has for reaching the lost is to send people to win people Those Who Go Are Called Missionaries Or “Sent Ones”
BUT GOERS CAN’T GO UNLESS SOMEONE AGREES TO SEND THEM Missionaries are not asking for favors or charity but for PARTNERS to invest in the lost of this world They are not seeking your left-overs but the very best that you have to invest in eternity
SENDERS MUST SEND Senders need goers as much as goers need senders – It takes both to obey the Great Commission Senders will share the rewards with the goers "The one receiving a prophet in [the] name of a prophet will take hold of a prophet's reward, and the one receiving a righteous [person] in the name of a righteous [person] will take hold of a righteous [person's] reward. Mat 10:41 ALT
You Can Have The Tools You Can Have The Volunteers Both Are Ineffective If There Is No Support To Hold Them
IF YOU ARE NOT CALLED TO BE A GOER, THEN YOU MUST BE A SENDER This is not multiple choice. You can’t mark “none of the above”.
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God, which is your reasonable service. 1Jo 5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments, and His commandments are not burdensome.
NO ONE IS EXEMPT! To refuse to be either a goer or a sender means your life will be fruitless Joh 15:2 Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away. And every one that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bring forth more fruit.
How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? Rom 10:14 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? Rom 10:15 Four Hows? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without preaching? The Answer: They can’t unless there are senders and goers
God Wants Us To Have World Vision God Wants Us To Have A World Heart
Let’s All Ask God To Help Us See The World As He Does, And To Fill Our Hearts With Love For The World Which He Died