Tuesday, December 22, 2009
What are the implications for being an Ambassador for Christ in the 21st century? Take time and reflect on who God used to be Christ's ambassador to you?
Seeing the World through God's Eyes
As we approach, the end of this entire Bible study we have a very strong picture for God's heart of the world. God is requiring the church to explore ways to be a mission mobilizer in your specific area.
Our prayer is that God will raise up a host of people to be his ambassadors. Are you ready for the task?
I welcome your Comments below. Study #9 is our last session.
What if you knew that you only had five minutes to live and that all of the world was listening to hear your last words, what would you say?
It sometimes appear that many Christians view global witness as an after thought, something to do when everything else is in place such as various projects and programs.
Seeing the World Through God's Eyes
God is looking for healthy cburches. Everyone can have a part in making God's name known and honored in all parts of the earth in many different ways. To what aspect of global missions is God calling you? You see the Great Commission was written to each believer. Let's keep our heart open to whatever God is requiring each of us to do in our Jerusalem, in our Judea, in our Samaria, and in our ends of the earth.
Sometimes churches have a tendency to be inward looking and to focus only on their own needs. God, however I believe is looking, in this hour, for His churches to be more mission-minded to have a passion for world-wide missions. His desire has always been to reach every tribe, tongue, and nations. It is a theme from Genesis to Revelation. God is a missionary God. And, since we are imitators of Him, don't just stand there - Go!
Please go to the Comments section and communicate what Holy Spirit has spoken to your heart.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Oh what an incredible awesome thing to know that the Father in heaven knows each one of us by name. Even the unreached and unengaged people groups of this world. What an awesome God( the true and living God) we serve! This is another one of my favorite songs. . .And, look at our brothers and sisters in other lands -... let us remember them in our prayers and in our giving. . .
Here is what God is doing in Haiti . . .watch this oh my God!
Here is a video clip in the Ivory Coast. The husband of one of VCWC's member is from there. This is not his video clip, but this is shown to denote the lack. He states that there are many unmet needs especially for church structures and all that goes into them. He is working with church leaders to establish a faith community with integrity. He is doing what I have been learning from the various presentations from the network meetings I attend monthly.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Seeing the World through God’s Eyes
Our challenge is to reflect on missionaries that we know that are working cross-culturally. How many are African Americans? And, whatever ethnicity they are, what do you think is the primary emphasis of their outreach? Our prayer is that God would touch the hearts of more African Americans to go and make disciples abroad. And, that God would empower all missionaries efforts. That we would be carriers of his message of his love thru salvation through Jesus Christ.
How is Holy Spirit speaking to you about this study? Please provide your comments below. Also, please engage in worship with the following song as we seek to glean the heart of God for the Nations:
Friday, November 27, 2009
Our focus in this study is on the first of the four servant songs in the book of Isaiah. Open your heart to what Holy Spirit is saying and please use the Comments Section to share.
Seeing the world thru God's Eyes
We are encouraged that if we want to know what God is doing (and we do); read the newspapers or online news. God's hand is present as He is still in control of major events in this world. We are also challenged to pray with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper and/or online news in the other or in sight. Please make a special effort to select one "hot spot" and pray a "kingdom prayer" each day of this week or until you complete your Comment section.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Seeing the World thru God's Eyes
Our challenge is to reflect on how we are using God's blessings(tangible and intangible) to be a blessing to others here and abroad. And, then to take the next step of whatever it is for you individually.
What Is The Ultimate Goal of Missions? What does it look like? What is your role?
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Join us as we reflect on what the world will be like after the Judge comes to eliminate all sin, sorrow, and pain.
Seeing the world through God's Eyes
What is Holy Spirit saying to you about the following definition of missions?
Excerpts from John Piper's book, Let the Nations Be Glad:
"Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exist because worship doesn't . . . when this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides forever.
Worship, therefore is the fuel and goal in missions. It's the goal of missions because in missions, we simply aim to bring the nations into the white-hot enjoyment of God 's glory. The goal of missions is the gladness of the peoples in the greatness of God." (Baker Books 1993, p.11)
See the clip by John Piper
Saturday, November 14, 2009
A land called paradise
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I encourage you to comment on any of the scriptures and in particular the section, Seeing the World through God's Eyes. What did Holy Spirit reveal to you?
Our prayer is that Holy Spirit will reveal how we can be involved in world evangelism through our prayer life individually and corporately. That He would give us a prayer strategy that everyone could participate in for the nations so that we can become more world missions - minded. That we would use and build upon the tools that he has already provided thru the Operations World link, the 21 days of prayer and the daily Unreached People of the Day which rotates daily in Jesus name.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Our prayer is that God will give each of us new openness and willingness to be available to him. That he would give each of us the kind of courage Abram(now Abraham) had which enabled him to obey God wholeheartedly, so that nations can be blessed through each of us in Jesus name.