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Phone: (312) 626 6799
Meeting ID: 824 3854 1089
- Sunday Morning – 10:00 AM. – Hybrid @ 10:20 AM
- Carlos Vargas will be with us on 11/1/20
- We will shift to Friday evenings for a season on 11/6/20 @ 6 PM.
- Sunday Night Prayer – 5:00 PM.
- Thursday Night Bible Study – Hybrid @ 6:00 PM.
- We continue using the 3 Ws (Wash hands, Wear a mask, and Watch distance 6-ft).
Tithes and Offerings
You can give in several ways:
- There is an Offering button in the giving section below as well as on the Home Page upper left corner.
- You can also mail your gifts to LSF – PO Box 103 – Warrens, WI 54666
Memory Section – Matthew 6:5-8 (CSB)
How to Pray
5 “Whenever you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites, because they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by people. Truly I tell you, they have their reward. 6 But when you pray, go into your private room, shut your door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. 7 When you pray, don’t babble like the Gentiles, since they imagine they’ll be heard for their many words. 8 Don’t be like them, because your Father knows the things you need before you ask him.
(38) “Give, and it will be given to you; a good measure – pressed down, shaken together, and running over – will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you.”
– Luke 6:38 CSB
Here’s what I want us to do… (words of prophesy )
- Shift our weekly meeting from Sunday morning to Friday evening.
- Shift our focus to becoming more missional.
- Move from consumer to missional living.
- Equip the Body of Christ for ministry and warfare.
- Our mission is to Build Up the Body of Christ.
- This includes those that believe and those about to.
- Friday nights allow believers from other churches to participate.
- This opens the weekend to be missional, applying what we have learned.
- It has the potential to create opportunities for us to work together with the larger Body of Christ in Warrens for Warrens.
- Our culture is changing, and we need to allow God to teach us how to walk in His way in the changing context (New thing – walk in what I teach). Applying His way to our context is Acts 29.
Here’s what it will take…
- The commitment of the members to meet on Friday evenings (move to Friday, He’ll meet us)..
- The commitment of the members to become more missional by:
- Proclamation and Demonstration
- Attending another local church on Sunday with conversations on Friday’s topic to gain insight.
- Going to another person’s house or inviting them to yours and sharing what we covered to gain insight.
- Through these conversations, we can practice our listening skills and gospel fluency.
- As opportunity arises we can minister to our brothers and sisters.
- Learning to live in the presence of God.
- As we move, He meets us. – (20) And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the word by the accompanying signs.] – Mark 16:20 CSB
- He will confirm with signs, wonders, and miracles.
- Move out and gather the scattered sheep.
- Support team for the mission of serving the Body of Christ (others [hungry] will join in we don’t know of)
- Darin this is what you are called to do.
- This is My deal.
- History –
- WorshipMob visit – enter God’s presence on Friday nights.
- Sensing a change in the structure of the Church for over a decade.
Here are the milestones…
- Shift Sunday to Friday the first Friday of November. [11/6/2020]
- After Action Review at QBM for Q1 2021. [12/18/2020]
Here’s what we should see…
- We are more missional in our walk.
- We are increasing our ministry with others in Warrens.
- We see God move.
Response – In light of the Gospel, what were you saved for?
- Communion with God, serving others.
- Radical Love – It has been life-changing to witness love in action and the change the Holy Spirit makes in the lives of people treated with compassion
- I would say I fall in behind Paul as he said in Eph 2:10 CSB Paul states we have been created in Christ for good works. So I believe the reason for our salvation is that almighty God loved us enough to willingly come and die for us. Redeeming us by grace through faith in what He accomplished on the cross that we might receive the new life He’s offered so we can be like Him because we are empowered by Him “To do good works and bring glory to Him in the process“. We have been saved unto good works not saved by our good works but saved unto good works.
- I was saved because God loves us and wants a relationship with us! He wants us to spread the good news of the gospel so others can be saved also! And I was saved because He wants us to live in eternity with Him!!
What is the Gospel? – The Plan
The gospel is that God himself has come to rescue and restore creation in and through the work of Jesus Christ on our behalf.
(16) For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek. (17) For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith, just as it is written: The righteous will live by faith.
– Romans 1:16-17 CSBB
(14) For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the LORD’s glory, as the water covers the sea.
– Habakkuk 2:14 CSB
Isaiah prophesies about the coming kingdom…
(9) They will not harm or destroy each other on my entire holy mountain, for the land will be as full of the knowledge of the LORD as the sea is filled with water.
– Isaiah 11:9 CSB
The exchange Jesus provides for us was awesome! He saved us from sin so we could be in His family now and forever. Then He saved us for ministry and good works to build up His kingdom until He comes!
(10) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.
– Ephesians 2:10 CSB
(17) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has passed away, and see, the new has come! (18) Everything is from God, who has reconciled us to himself through Christ and has given us the ministry of reconciliation. (19) That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and he has committed the message of reconciliation to us.
(20) Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, since God is making his appeal through us. We plead on Christ’s behalf: “Be reconciled to God.”
– 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 CSB
Why is it that we plead on Christ’s behalf for people to be reconciled to God? Because the world is broken and hurting.
Those that don’t know the Savior are crying out, they just don’t know what they need. How will they know unless we tell them?
Jesus knew… He was baptized in the Holy Spirit. He was brought into an experience in the wilderness. And when He came into Galilee it was in the power of the Spirit.
He went into the synagogue and was handed the scroll…
(18) The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives
and recovery of sight to the blind,
to set free the oppressed,
(19) to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.
(20) He then rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. And the eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fixed on him. (21) He began by saying to them,
“Today as you listen, this Scripture has been fulfilled.”
– Luke 4:18-21 CSB
And so it began. God put into motion through His Son the restoration of all things.
Jesus tells Nicodemus of God’s plan. He brings light into the darkness to bring hope.
(14) “Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, (15) “so that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
(16) “For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. (17) “For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
(18) “Anyone who believes in him is not condemned, but anyone who does not believe is already condemned, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.
(19) “This is the judgment: The light has come into the world, and people loved darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil.
(20) “For everyone who does evil hates the light and avoids it, so that his deeds may not be exposed.
(21) “But anyone who lives by the truth comes to the light, so that his works may be shown to be accomplished by God.”
– John 3:14-21 CSB
It comes down to this, do you believe that Jesus is who He claimed to be?
If not you are already condemned. You are the walking dead and have no eternal hope.
But if you do believe, there is no condemnation for you. You have been saved from sin and for God’s purpose. You can participate in building God’s kingdom.
How is the kingdom built? It is built by building up the Body of Christ.
This is done one by one. One soul at a time, restored and reconciled to God. We help work out God’s plan.
(18) Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to me in heaven and on earth. (19) “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, (20) “teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
– Matthew 28:18-20 CSB
Paul tells Timothy…
(2) What you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
– 2 Timothy 2:2 CSB
We see four generations of disciples here. Paul, Timothy, faithful men and others. The plan of the Gospel is to multiply disciples.
Let me clarify – We are to make disciple makers. The process isn’t complete until those you have discipled are discipling others.
You’ve heard that belief drives behavior. That means information has to go beyond head knowledge and into action.
Are you saved by praying a prayer or living out God’s truths in faith?
Pillars of Culture
Above you can see a picture of a building with pillars. Our cultures are built on multiple pillars. I’ve seen different groupings, one of which was used by Alexander the Great.
He used Information, Education, Athletics, and Entertainment to shift and assimilate cultures as he conquered Asia. Others have described these pillars as mountains of influence.
There are several pillars in our culture and we could look at them as groupings or influencers. Here is the list I came up with.
Each one of us interacts with one or more of these pillars on a daily basis. What would happen if these pillars were influenced by disciples of Jesus? What would happen if these pillars were filled with disciples of Jesus?
Conversely, what would happen if disciples weren’t involved in the Media and Entertainment pillars? What would we have? 😉
Okay, you might say we are already there. 2020 has revealed where we are as a nation. But there are companies like Pureflix that are trying to make inroads.
What if people could see that there is abundance and generosity within the kingdom?
The purpose for being created and saved is to participate in God’s restoration of all things. When disciples fill up every bit of culture and family, it fills the earth with God’s glory.
(19) Blessed be his glorious name forever; the whole earth is filled with his glory. Amen and amen.
– Psalm 72:19 CSB
Glory – the weight or heaviness, essence – the way someone is, the promotion of what they are like
When the glory fell on the tabernacle it was the weight of God’s presence.
May the whole earth be filled with what the Father is like. Jesus is the likeness of God. We are to be like Jesus.
(9) Jesus said to him, “Have I been among you all this time and you do not know me, Philip? The one who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?
– John 14:9 CSB
Paul speaks of Jesus…
(15) He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
– Colossians 1:15 CSB
The writer of Hebrews tells us…
(3) The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact expression of his nature, sustaining all things by his powerful word…
– Hebrews 1:3a CSB
We are created in His image. We are a reflection of who He is. We are being transformed into the likeness and the image of Christ. As we multiply and are transformed we are a part of filling the world with His glory.
The Power of the Gospel by itself is man centered.
The Purpose of the Gospel is to restore all things. But by itself, without the Power, it becomes a social Gospel.
We need both the power and the purpose of the gospel to walk it out in the earth.
How do we walk out this radical love, forgiveness, and generosity? Through the power and guidance of the Holy Spirit in all of our relationships.
The Power of the Gospel shows us how we are saved (Romans 1:16-17 CSB). God rescues us from sin: past, present, and future.
The Purpose of the Gospel is what we were saved for. God restores the world to its original condition and is glorified. We have been given the message and ministry of reconciliation.
The Plan of the Gospel is how the message of reconciliation gets disseminated throughout the whole world. We are to be the light and salt of the earth. We live out our faith by making disciple-makers. This is done in both proclamation and demonstration.
What are some ways we can proclaim the gospel? What are some ways we can demonstrate the gospel? Choose one of the ways to proclaim the gospel and try it in your group today. This week ask 1-3 people how they proclaim the gospel. Please bring your results to our meeting next week!