Sermons on Missions (Page 4)
Luke 2, 14, 17, 19. Guest speaker Vicki Kardos speaks about Jesus’ acts of compassion and mercy towards the poor, unclean, “sinners” and socially outcast. As followers of Jesus we are called to the same mission and must beware of neglecting or shutting people out because of our judgements and lack of compassion.
Acts 10. God uses us to answer the prayers of others, but it requires obedience on our part, even when it’s uncomfortable or dangerous. Dale Kuehne explores this idea in the Apostle Peter’s life as well as in several modern day examples.
Acts 8. Dale Kuehne identifies some of the early church’s “walls” that God broke down in order to spread the gospel beyond Jerusalem. What are the barriers that prevent us from making disciples of all nations? What walls are getting in the way of our intimacy with and obedience to God?
Acts 6. As the early church grew certain needs began to be neglected. Dale Kuehne highlights the Apostles’ response to this problem, they raised up new leaders to meet those needs and to prepare for continued growth of the church.
Acts 4. Even when people witness God’s miracles, it does not guarantee they will follow Jesus.
John 10 and Acts 3. Post-Pentecost we see day after day of miracles in the Acts of the Apostles. Why do we see so little evidence of this in the American church today? Dale Kuehne offers some reasons why.
Dale Kuehne contrasts today’s concept of getting saved with Peter’s meaning in “repent and baptized.” He also explores the ways God added to the number of believers on and after Pentecost.
Speaker Dale Kuehne observes that the church in America seems to mostly rely on her own abilities, wealth and influence. Perhaps this is why we don’t see the gospel spreading here like it is in places like Asia and Africa. Jesus said his followers would do greater things than Him, but we need to desperately rely upon the Spirit and follow His leading if we want to see those things happen.
Dale Kuehne begins a study in the book of Acts, reminding us that God has called us to go and take part in His redemptive work on the earth.