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Changing the World

Matthew 28:18-20

The call to the Church then and now is to be in the soul-winning and soul-developing business.

Jesus gave us the goal to go and make disciples of all nations.

1 Corinthians 13:1-3

How are we to go out to the world?

  • Matthew 5:14-16 - Do good works.
  • Acts 1:8 - Go in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Three Circles

  1. People in your life
  • Make yourself indispensable.
  • Our lives honor the name of Jesus.
  • Matthew 5:13
  • Who is in this circle with you?
  1. Your passions
  • These are issues that carry specific concern in your life.
  • When you have an interest and a Godly passion, you fill this circle to change the world.
  • It is a time of God’s grace, and our message is the transforming power of Jesus. If we don’t love them enough to share Jesus with them, then it is a waste of time.
  1. Our partnership with other believers
  • This is primarily our church.
  • This is the use of gifts, talents, and resources to extend the Kingdom in believers’ lives and to reach communities.
  • The Great Commission (make disciples of all nations) had world missions in it from the beginning.
  • The early church learned and modeled going, sending, and praying.
  • We fill in this circle by:
    • praying
    • giving time and money to the local church ministry
    • sending missionaries
  • Matthew 28:18-20
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