Small steps in faith

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Missional Impulse

These are my notes from Rob's sermon tonight.
We sang one of my favorite worship songs by Leeland.."Tears of the Saints"
Matthew 9:35-38

What is produced in you is reproduced in others.
God gives us all a missional impulse.

Your missional impulse will cease when you:

1 Lose a sense of mission...Jesus is always on the move. We need to be on a mission for things that keep us alive spiritually.

2 Lose joy in the message...You can pass "disease" on to others if you lose joy.
Has the gospel become "boring" to you? You should never "get over" the gospel.

3 Lose a heart of mercy..Those who have a "theological mind" risk losing a heart of mercy and many times they are the ones who need mercy.
Jesus sees people how they are.

How do we revive a missional impulse?

1 Engage in fervent prayer..Pray for the lost by name

2 Be humbled and thankful for the task...It's God's will always be bigger than us. God gets the glory from humble finite beings.
We are God's field and workers.

3 Embrace the fact that kingdom work is hard work

4 Remember who energizes the work..It's movtivated by love and powered by the Holy Spirit.


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