Mission: Here & Now Series – Download Series MP3’s
#1 Sunday May 3rd, 2015 – Mission: The Folly of What We Preach 1 Corinthians 1:18-21 – Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to evangelize? Why does it seem that this wonderful message of Christ dying for us and saving us completely free of our works is always met with opposition and rejection whenever we tell others about it? Listen to Paul’s words in 1 Corinthians for an answer to these questions.
Sunday May 10th, 2015 – #2 Message: What They Want that We Can’t Give Them – 1 Corinthians 1:21-31 Moms understand the nurture of saying no, and so must we as ambassadors for Christ. The way that we would want salvation to work is not the way that it works, and what we want the message to be about is not what it is about. God graciously saves us on His terms, not ours. So as bearers of His message we must not give them what they want to hear, but instead the message that God wants them to hear; the message of Christ Crucified.
Sunday Sunday May 17th, 2015 – #3 Mission: Here and Now – The Undistracted Gospel – Thoughts from Paul in 1 Corinthians as to how to keep the Gospel message from being distracted from it’s most important, saving message.
Sunday May 24th, 2015 – #4 Mission: Here and Now – What is Our Message? pt 1 (Selected Passages) – When you go to share the Gospel with someone, it is a good idea to have a plan. This is one of those plans known as the 4 Category Approach: essentially, 1) God, the Righteous Judge; 2) Man, the Sinner; 3) Christ, the Savior; 4) Response, Faith and Repentance.
Sunday May 31st, 2015 – #5 Mission: Here and Now – What is Our Message? pt 2 (Selected Passages in Romans) – Continuing in methods of sharing the Gospel, we focus in on what is probably the most commonly used way to share the Gospel – the Romans Road.
Sunday June 7th, 2015 – #6 Mission: Here and Now – The Gospel Your Life Preaches 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10 – What are you communicating about the Gospel through how you live your life? The truth is, everything we say or do either discredits or gives credibility to the Gospel that we believe and proclaim. Take a look at how to be a true light for the Lord
Sunday June 14th, 2015 – #7 Mission: Here and Now – The Priority of Opening Your Mouth Romans 10:14-17 – Between sharing the Gospel with words and sharing with your life, most people would choose the latter. But while, it is imperative that your life shows the Gospel in everything you do, the Bible also commands us to share with our words.
Sunday June 21st, 2015 – #8 Mission: Here and Now – What is Our Mission Mission: 2 Corinthians 5:11-20 – We are called Christ’s Ambassadors once we are saved. So what does that look like? What is the ‘job description’ and how do we fulfill the task given to us by God?
Sunday June 28th, 2015 – Mission: Here and Now – Prayer; Invited into God’s Work – What is the role of prayer in evangelism? We will find out as we study Jesus’ sending out of His disciples to the harvest fields.
Sunday July 5th, 2015 – #10 – Mission: Here and Now – Christ’s Mission Results in Ours – 1 Timothy 1:12-17 – Paul calls himself the chief of sinners who was saved from his sin and called to serve Christ. As we realize the depth of our sin and the magnitude of His grace in response to our sin, we are impressed upon to share this great message with others.
Sunday July 12th, 2015 – #11 Mission: Here and Now – Why the Bad News Matters Ephesians 2:1-16 – While evangelizing, it is tempting to leave out the more negative parts of the Gospel and focus only on the encouraging things. But this presents an incomplete Gospel. Why is it important to talk about our sin and need for salvation, and what does it have to do with Jesus’ death on the cross?
Sunday July 19th, 2015 – # 12 – Mission: Here and Now – Why the Bad News Matters pt 2 Romans 1:18-32 – Continuing to look at what the Scripture says about why we need to give the bad news in the Gospel before giving the good news.
Sunday July 26th, 2015 – # 13 – Mission: Here and Now – The ‘Children of Abraham’ Complex –
Sunday August 16th, 2015 – # 15 – Mission: Here and Now- #15 Mission: Here and Now – Ordinary, Willing, Wise & Forgotten Acts 8:26-40
Sunday August 23rd, 2015 – # 16 – Mission: Here and Now- Mobilize: Getting the Wrong Idea Acts 14:8-23
Sunday August 30th, 2015 – #17 Mission: Here and Now – When God Opens a Heart Acts 16:11-15
Sunday, September 6th 2015 – #18 Mission: Here and Now- Moments of Crisis- Acts 16:25-34
Sunday, September 13th 2015 – #19 Mission: Here and Now – Paul’s Custom and Ours Acts 17:1-8 – When Paul went into a new town to share the Good News, he always went in with a plan. This helped him to be ready when any opportunities came up. What about you? Do you have a plan when you evangelize?
Sunday, September 20th 2015 – #20 Mission: Here and Now – A Heart to Battle Idol Lies. Acts 17:16-21 – What is the best way to guard against false truth and idols? Study the Word of God diligently.
Sunday, September 27th 2015 – #21 Mission: Here and Now – Stepping up to the Plate Acts 17:22-34 – Having a heart to rescue others from idol lies.
Sunday, October 4th, 2015 – #22 Mission: Here and Now – Taking Every Opportunity Acts 24 & 26
Sunday, October 11th, 2015 – #23 Mission: Here and Now – Conclusion: Lost and Found Luke 15