Today …our opportunity to partner in missions…. To make a commitment.
Every commitment involves a cost…so why make it?
Commitment must be connected with purpose or it is just another pull upon to respond.
As I prepared for today…Why Give? How much should I give? Pondered Missions.
We do not engage in mission just because:
· There is a need
· I know someone in Africa
· It is a good idea
· It is good for the Kingdom
We engage in Mission because it is who we are…It is our spiritual DNA
Who do you say I am? You are the Christ … the Son of the Living God.
There is a crisis in the World … The world needs a Saviour …an Anointed Saviour
Jesus … Saviour ….he will save his people from their sins.
The Living God is engaged in dealing with the crisis in the world.
He sent a personal representative … with a mission
Matthew 16:18 Upon this rock I will build my Church;
The Church is being built by the Son of God for His purpose…
Why Mission? … Because that is the nature of the Church Jesus is building.
How we respond determines who we are …
The core of the Church DNA … extends the Kingdom of God in the Power of the Holy Spirit.
John 17:18 – John 20:21-22
Missions … People think of “needs”
… People think the focus is on meeting needs
… We must change our focus … What is God doing through me/us
What we do defines who we are
What we are reflects in all we do
We are Children of God … Called to live and act like Him
It is our DNA .. John 3:16 ‘for god so loved He GAVE … personal involvement
Not Fellowship … Not friendship … Not asking for help or support
Partnership … working together to fulfil a common purpose with common vision and values
The focus of Partnership is Mission … of purpose fulfil
Uganda … 4 Problems to solve
How to solve Problems:
· Sponsorship (Children)
We are able to fulfil our Mission by Partnering with John Wanderas
POWERPOINT PRESENTATION … Partnering with Uganda