Oct 12, 2014
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ShareOnce we have connected with lost people and demonstrated God's love for them through acts of service, there comes a time when we need to open our mouths -- and share our stories in a way that points people to Christ. Often we have made the task of sharing much more difficult than it needs to be.
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  • Oct 12, 2014Share
    Oct 12, 2014
    Share
    ShareOnce we have connected with lost people and demonstrated God's love for them through acts of service, there comes a time when we need to open our mouths -- and share our stories in a way that points people to Christ. Often we have made the task of sharing much more difficult than it needs to be.
  • Oct 5, 2014Serve
    Oct 5, 2014
    Serve
    Life On Mission Web BannerAfter we have connected with lost people, we have not completed our life on mission. Life On Mission also includes serving others, especially those who would be considered the outcast and the despised. When we live a life of service, we show the love of God to people in tangible ways. The parable of the Good Samaritan paints this call for service in a dynamic story.
  • Sep 28, 2014Connect
    Sep 28, 2014
    Connect
    Connect Jesus has called us to be witnesses. However, the question remains on "how does this witness thing happen?" If you are going to live a life on mission, you will have to connect with lost people. You cannot reach those who you do not touch.
  • Sep 21, 2014The Starting Point For A Life On Mission
    Sep 21, 2014
    The Starting Point For A Life On Mission
    The Starting Point For Life On MissionWhen Jesus Instructs the disciples to notice the readiness of the harvest, and urges them to prayer for laborers to bring the harvest in the central focus is not on seeing the harvest or on praying for harvesters. The key to the text is the compassion of Jesus.
    Jesus' compassion contrasted with Jonah's contempt for those who were lost.
    The church today often reflects more of the attitude of Jonah toward lost people. Living a life on mission will begin with correcting our attitude toward lost people and seeing the way that God sees them.
  • Sep 14, 2014An Invitation To Life On Mission
    Sep 14, 2014
    An Invitation To Life On Mission
    An Invitation To Life On MissionJesus tells the story of two lost sons in luke 15, and through the story he invites us to embark with Him and the Father on a Life On Mission.
    This message is a first-person telling of the Parable of the Lost Sons from the perspective of the older brother.
  • Aug 24, 2014Romans 12
    Aug 24, 2014
    Romans 12
    ZimmermansSteve Zimmerman, FCC's ministry partner to South Africa, shared this message on the life change of a believer according to Romans 12. You can find out more about Steve Zimmerman, South African Christian Mission and Cape Bible Seminary at this link.
  • Aug 17, 2014The Church That Makes Jesus Sick
    Aug 17, 2014
    The Church That Makes Jesus Sick
    The Church That Makes Jesus SickIt is quite an indictment to be labeled as a church that makes Jesus sick, but that describes the church in Laodicea. They had lost their witness as either a refreshing, invigorating (cold) community of faith, or a healing, restoring (hot) place. At least three symptoms were present for Laodicea's malady, and Jesus prescribes at least three courses of treatment. _________________________________________________ The first few minutes of the message are missing from the recording. In those minutes it is explained that the traditional interpretation that Jesus prefers people to be against him or for him, but you can not play the middle of the road is incorrect. The historical context for the letter to Laodicea springs from a local water issue.  Nearby Colossae was feed by cool, refreshing mountain streams. Hieropolis was the home of renowned hot springs known for their healing abilities. Laodicea, in contrast, did not have a good water source of its own. Its water was piped in from Colossae through a series of aquaducts. However by the time it arrived it was unpalatable - lukewarm and putrid. The church of Laodicea's witness was much like their water - lukewarm and putrid. It did not refresh, like the cool streams of Colossae, or bring healing like the hot springs of Hieropolis.
  • Aug 10, 2014The Church of Possibilities
    Aug 10, 2014
    The Church of Possibilities

    08-10-14The church at Philadelphia was rewarded for its faithfulness by the God who opens doors, whose ongoing work in today's church creates unlimited possibilities for each of us.

  • Aug 3, 2014The Church of Reputation or Reality
    Aug 3, 2014
    The Church of Reputation or Reality
    08-03-14The letter to Sardis serves as a wake-up call to today's church, challenging us to confront reality rather than resting on our reputation.
  • Jul 27, 2014The Church In A Tight Spot
    Jul 27, 2014
    The Church In A Tight Spot
    The Church In A Tough SpotPergamum was a city with vast religious options. Believers would face constant temptation to seek fulfillment for their life needs from any number of these gods, and turn their back on Jesus. When we start looking for someone else to full our needs in life, we are traipsing into Satan's throneroom.
  • Jul 20, 2014The Seduction of Compromise
    Jul 20, 2014
    The Seduction of Compromise
    When we give in to the seduction to compromise the Word of God spiritual disaster is soon to follow. Hardwork, love, perseverance do not reduce the spiritual destruction to those who lose sight of the truth of God's word.
  • Jul 13, 2014The Church Struggling To Survive
    Jul 13, 2014
    The Church Struggling To Survive
    The Church Struggling To SurviveSpiritual struggles are not to be feared because they are an opportunity for growth. Those who surrender to cultural seduction will not suffer the persecution, oppression or pressure that will build their faith. Neither will they escape the Second Death.