Pastor's Notes
December 4, 2016, 5:15 AM

SERIES 2020 VISION- "CHURCH AND THE NEXT GENERATION"

CHURCH AND THE NEXT GENERATION

Psalm 145:4 One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.

1 Corinthians 13:13 Three things will last forever: faith, hope, and love, but the greatest of these is love.

Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no prophetic vision the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the law.

Matthew 24:12 And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.

 

ILL. Sustainable church

“sustainable”- able to be maintained or kept going, as an action or process:

You hear a lot of talk about “going green”; “sustainable energy” all of which speaks of the future…

·        Home church

·        Echurch

·        No church

Matthew 16:18 … I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.

Sustainable…. What Jesus established over 2000 years ago is still growing every day!   HIS CHURCH WAS BUILT ON THREE ELEMENTS… faith, hope, love

Faith in God …. Hope through eternal life … Love that comes only through relationship with the Father.

 

JESUS MODELED NEXT GENERATION MINISTRY

·        Invited 12 men to “follow”, varied occupations and backgrounds

·        Taught them about the Kingdom of God

·        Challenged them to become disciples and do ministry with Him

·        Released them to minister (sent them out)

·        Prepared them to carry on ministry in His absence

 

JESUS MET PEOPLE WHERE THEY WERE

·        Geographically

·        Spiritually

·        Physically

·        Emotionally

 

JESUS SPOKE THE LANGUAGE OF THE CULTURE

Mark 4:24 He taught them by telling many stories in the form of parables,

“parable” a comparison; use of a story to reveal a hidden truth

 

JESUS LOVED INSTEAD OF LECTURING

·        Religious—

·        Spectator—

·        One being condemned—

John 8:10, Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” 11She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go, and from now on sin no more.”

In this story Jesus was writing something in the dirt…

 

CONCLUSION:

 

PRAYER

Pastor Danny Harkins

December 4, 2016

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