√ We are all on SPIRITUAL JOURNEY.
(Luke 5:10-11 GNT) … Jesus said to Simon, “Don’t be afraid; from now on you will be catching people.” They pulled the boats up on the beach, left everything, and followed Jesus. ‘
(Matthew 4:19 NLT) “…. I will show you how to fish for people!”
(Revelation 12:11 MSG) They defeated him through the blood of the Lamb and the bold word of their witness. They weren’t in love with themselves; they were willing to die for Christ.
√ God’s PRIORITY is PEOPLE.
√ Our PRIORITY is PEOPLE.
(Luke 2:49 NKJV) And He said to them, “Why did you seek Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?”
1. You experience JOY like NO OTHER.
(Luke 15:10 MSG) ‘“…‘Celebrate with me! I found my lost coin!’ Count on it—that’s the kind of party God’s angels throw every time one lost soul turns to God.”
2. You are the MESSENGER.
( 2 Corinthians 5:18-20 NIV) . . . gave us the ministry of reconciliation …committed to us the message of reconciliation . . . we are there for Christ’s ambassadors
(Romans 10:14-17 MSG) ‘But how can people call for help if they don’t know who to trust? And how can they know who to trust if they haven’t heard of the One who can be trusted? And how can they hear if nobody tells them? And how is anyone going to tell them, unless someone is sent to do it? That’s why Scripture exclaims, A sight to take your breath away! Grand processions of people telling all the good things of God!
3. It was not a REQUEST.
(Matthew 28:19 MSG). . .“God authorized and commanded me to commission you: Go out and train everyone you meet, far and near, in this way of life, marking them by baptism in the threefold name: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. . . .
(Mark 16:15 NIV) He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
(Luke 24:47-48 NIV) and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, . . . You are witnesses of these things.
(John 20:21 NLT) Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”
(Acts 1:8 NLT) . . . And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere–in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
4. You were SOMEONE’S PRIORITY!
( 2 Corinthians 5:14 MSG) ‘. . .Christ’s love has moved me to such extremes. His love has the first and last word in everything we do. . . .