Missions (Week 3 of 3) of Self-denial

Sunday 28 June 2015

  • Missions (Week 3 of 3) of Self-denial
  • NCDC: National Community Development Co-operation
    • Literacy Training
    • Child Tutorials

Spread the nets

  • In 2014 there were approximately three billion internet users worldwide. This means that 40% of the global population is connected through computers. In theory, with just a few keystrokes or mouse clicks, we could be in direct contact with any of those three billion individuals.
  • Even without the internet we can still have a remarkable number of interactions on a daily basis. Not all of them are deep or meaningful, but when we consider the number of people we speak to or pass by, we realise we are part of an incredibly broad network of individuals. When Jesus said we should pray that God would “send more workers into his fields,” (Luke 10:2) it was this web of influence He was talking about.

What are the fields God has sent you to?

  • Bruce and Karen have been working in a number of arenas, witnessing for Christ and encouraging others to do the same. From the local fellowship they pastored, to providing chaplaincy at a medical clinic, to visiting prisoners, they have made the most of being where God called them.

Luke 5:1-11

  • Week 1 – “At the water’s edge”. Continue to be prepared.
  • Week 2 – “Into the deep”. Go where it is scary.
  • Week 3 – “spreading the nets”. Sharing your faith

Simon answered, “Master, we’ve worked hard all night and haven’t caught anything. But because you say so, I will let down the nets.”

  • Simon didn’t do anything different, just obeyed the voice of Jesus.

“Go away from me, Lord!” he said. “I am a sinful man!”

  • Confession & a realisation of who Jesus is.
  • Isaiah 6 – A Vision of the Lord in the Temple. “I am a man of unclean lips!”
  • Rev 1:17 – “When I say him, I fell at his feet like a dead person.”

“So they pulled their boats up on shore. Then they left everything and went with Jesus.”

  • Transformation
  • Charles Simeon: “The truth is not in the middle, and not in one extreme; but in both extremes.”

Frank Jenner

  • George Street, Sydney
  • “If you died tonight, where would you go? Do you know Jesus? Are you right with God?”
When God We are called to
Speaks Act
Convicts Confess
Leads Transformation

James says:

  • I notice in the banner above that the theme has changed to a rainbow.
  • I presume this is WordPress’s celebration of the US Supreme Court decision to normalise same sex marriage in all 50 states.
  • Which is ironic, because the Rainbow is God’s promise that He will never again judge the world with a global flood.
  • However, He is coming back to judge the world with fire.
  • As for the US, history repeats itself.
  • Rome is burning, again.

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