Sermons on Mission

Sermons on Mission

For Great Joy in the City (Columbia Heights)

Acts 8:4-8 4 Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went. 5 Philip went down to a city in Samaria and proclaimed the Messiah there. 6 When the crowds heard Philip and saw the signs he performed, they all paid close attention to what he said. 7 For with shrieks, impure spirits came out of many, and many who were paralyzed or lame were healed. 8 So there was great joy in that city. Phil 2,4 2 Therefore if you have any encouragement…

The Church as Mission (Downtown Minneapolis)

2 Corinthians 5:17-21 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 18 All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: 19 that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. 20 We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through…

What’s the point of Church, anyhow? (Downtown Minneapolis)

Ephesians 3:10-11 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. Download Message Slides Download Message Notes

King of the Jews?

Mythbusters3.pdf Mythbusters3.pptx Ephesians 3:1-21 3 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentilesäóî 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of Godäó»s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which was not made known…

The Sending of the Seventy-Two

Luke42.pdf Luke42.pptx Luke 10:1-24 10 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two[a] others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. 2 He told them, äóìThe harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. 3 Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves. 4 Do not take a purse or bag or…

From Passive Observers to Active Participants

Luke36notes.pdf Luke36.pptx Luke 9:1-9 9 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, 2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick. 3 He told them: äóìTake nothing for the journeyäóîno staff, no bag, no bread, no money, no extra shirt. 4 Whatever house you enter, stay there until you leave that town. 5 If people do not…