Key Text: 1 Peter 3:15
1. Know: That missions is a focal point of the church.
2. Feel: The urgency to spread the Gospel.
3. Do: Make a concerted effort to actively be a missionary.
I. Importance of Missions (Mark 16:15-16)
A. The great commission is a priority for the Christian. The salvation of many depends on our ability to spread the news of God’s grace (v.16). Each of is called to be a missionary. As a church, how can we improve our missions?
II. The Need for Missions (John 3:16)
A. Although the Adventist church is very cognizant of the 10/40 window where the majority have not heard about Jesus, it is imperative that Jesus is known to all in our own communities. In what ways do we sometimes allow our zeal to get the gospel to the ends of the earth adversely affect witnessing in our community?
III. Your Role in Missions (1 Corinthians 12:28)
- A. A trend in recent years has been to take inventory of the spiritual gifts within a church family and to use those gifts in specific ways to implement a mission strategy. Jesus did the same by giving his disciples tasks that complemented their abilities and furthered the gospel commission. Identify specific ways you can use the gifts you have to further missions in your church.
It is our responsibility to participate in the gospel commission. Commit yourself to the challenge.