Why Do We Want to Keep Reaching Out to New People?

December 11, 2021   /   Brian T. Anderson   /   Vineyard Church North Phoenix

Reaching Out
Why Do We Want to Keep Reaching Out to New People?

I. Introduction

II. Why Do We Want to Keep Reaching Out to New People?

A. Because the commands us to be outreach-oriented!

1. Matthew 28:18-20 (NAS) 18“All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”

2. Acts 1:8 (NAS)But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

B. Because of the of those around us!

1. II Peter 3:9 (NAS) The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.

2. John 14:6 (NAS) “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me.”

3. Acts 4:12 (NAS) “And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”

4. Romans 3:23 (NAS) For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.

5. Romans 6:23a (NAS) For the wages of sin is death.

6. Romans 10:13 (NAS) For “Whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

7. When a church decides it want to keep reaching out to more people, that’s a sign of !

8. Philippians 2:3 (NAS) Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves.

9. A church if it wants to keep reaching people or not!

10. I want to encourage every single one of you to be an “.”

III. Common Excuses for a Church to Stop Reaching New People for Jesus

A. “God isn’t interested in .”

1. We count because people !

B. “We want in our church, not .”

1. Mark 1:17 (NAS) And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you become fishers of men.”

C. “Large churches are too , so we don’t want to grow large.”

IV. How Can I Really Make a Difference With My Life?

A. people to church all the time!

B. Become a of Vineyard Church North Phoenix.

1. The difference between a member and attender is !

C. Begin at Vineyard Church North Phoenix.

1. Ephesians 2:10 (NAS) For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.

D. Join a .

E. for God to use our church, and , to reach more people for Christ.

1. I think the question God is asking us is: “Are you willing to your time, energy, money so I can reach another 4000 plus people through VC?”

V. Conclusion

 

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