Living On Mission
The Mission Field is not just in a far off place it is right where you live.
It is all around you
Acts 1:8, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
Last week in my message we mentioned one statement from our Vision and two of our values that have listed on our web site, that you can look at, at anytime to remind your self, What are the vision and values of Church on the Lake
WE SEE A GIVING CHURCH
That is generous with our time, talents, gifts and finances to see the Great Commission accomplished in our city, our nation and around the world in the spirit of the Great Commandment. We are a church of givers.
WE VALUE PEOPLE – EVERY PERSON MATTERS.
WE VALUE GENEROSITY – WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS AND NOT CONSUMERS.
When we talk about the vision that is where we are going as a church
When we talk about values that is how we choose to behave and live.
Today as part of this message I want us to look at one more statement from our vision and one of our values.
WE SEE A STANDING CHURCH
Known for what we are “for” instead of what we are “against.” Willing to live out our beliefs in everyday life and be lights for Christ shining brightly in our culture as a message of the hope and help found in Jesus. We are a church that stands strong.
WE VALUE COMMUNITY – WE ARE A PLACE TO BELONG.
The time to live on Mission is now
John 9:1-11, “Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay. And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing. Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?” Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.” He said, “I am he. ” Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?” He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received.”
Jesus’s words I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the Light of the world.
Jesus says these words to us:
Matthew 5:14-16, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.
So if we are the light of the world we must take Jesus’s words literal to us.
We must work the works of Him who sent us while it is day.
Have you ever noticed how people who know they have a short time to live do everything in their power to live life to the fullest
May the Lord teach us to number our days and see that they are short
The flowers of spring
2. To live on mission is simple live everyday with eternity in mind
Notice the people around you
Be purposeful about your witness
Our prayer walk with Yemi and Rebecca
Liz at the Nail salon
The restaurant Prayer challenge
3. Live on mission because the night is coming when no one will work
The Lords return
If we Love God then we should love people
Jesus the king at the center of our hearts
We Love God
We Love people
We multiply disciples
What about you are you ready for night to come?
Pastor Mike Hooper
Church on the Lake