Message: “Here I am. Send ____” from Rich Miller

A message from the series “Keys To Finishing The Mission.” As we have seen this month, there is still so much work to be done to reach people from every tribe, tongue, nation and language. And that includes the crucial task of completing the translation of the Bible into the heart language of 1.5 billion people. Jesus is delaying His return until the job is done. There is no greater task and no more significant way to invest our lives than in the expansion of Christ’s kingdom. We may wonder, ‘What can I possibly do that would make a difference?’ ‘Is there some way that God could use me in His plans to reach the world?’ Often all kinds of objections and obstacles pop into our brains that can discourage us from even considering going…even on a short-term mission. In this message we will look at some of the more common concerns that God’s people have to serving Christ in another culture and, Lord allowing, offer some helpful answers.

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Message: “Keys to Finishing The Mission: Bible Translation” from Chris Dillon

A message from the series “Keys To Finishing The Mission.” God desires for people from all nations to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus. And yet, there are over 3 billion people who are considered unreached in the world today. People who are born, live their entire lives, and die without once hearing about the hope they can have in Christ.

More specifically, 1.5 billion of those people do not have a full Bible in their language, and 145 million do not even have one verse of Scripture. If God’s goal is that all peoples would know and worship Him, we must value God’s Word enough to not only center our lives on its truth, but also make sure everyone on earth has access to what God has revealed about Himself.

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Message: “Engaging the Unreached” from Chris Dillon

A message from the series “Keys To Finishing The Mission.” God desires for people from all nations to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus. And yet, there are over 3 billion people who are considered unreached in the world today. People who are born, live their entire lives, and die without once hearing about the hope they can have in Christ. This doesn’t simply mean that they haven’t chosen to follow Jesus, it means they live in places where they have little to no access to the gospel of Jesus. If God’s goal is that all peoples would know and worship Him, this must become the goal of every Christian and church in existence. The need is great, the task is urgent, and the people of Jesus have been sent. The only question that remains is: what’s your part to play in the mission?

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Message: “Forgiveness, Resurrection & Life Everlasting” from Chris Dillon

A message from the series “We Believe.” As we step into these final words of the Apostles’ Creed, we reach the climax of our study. These are the hope of every Christian past, present and future: the forgiveness of sins, resurrection after death and life everlasting with King Jesus in the new heavens & new earth. Though all human beings are sinners, and deserving of separation from God for eternity–Jesus has made a way for every single human being to be cleansed by His blood. When we embrace Jesus’ sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sins, we’re promised a real, bodily resurrection upon His return and everlasting life that’s too incredible for our finite minds to even fathom. Christ followers ought to be the most fearless & joyful people walking the planet since our past is forgiven, our present is purposeful and our future is sealed!

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Message: “A Beautifully Dysfunctional Family ” from Chris Dillon

A message from the series “We Believe.” I believe in…the holy Christian church, the communion of saints. What is the church? And why does it matter? This line in the Creed begins the shift from vertical beliefs (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) to horizontal beliefs (how we live in light of the vertical). The bottom line is this: the church isn’t an afterthought in the Christian life, the church is central to the Christian life. The Christian who desires to thrive spiritually will unite themselves to the community of Jesus–the only institution Jesus promised would defeat the very gates of hell. As dysfunctional as she can be at times, the bride of Jesus is the hope of the world!

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