Posted: February 20th, 2012 | Author: Dean Rush | Filed under: Evangelism | Tags: C3 Auckland, C3 Church, Dean Rush, Discipleship, Faith, GO, Holy Spirit, Inspiration, Matthew 28:19, Spirit of go | No Comments »
Matthew 28: 19
Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age
God has called us to GO – into the world
Unfortunately – most people just want to stay where they are
The spirit of Go is the Holy Spirit
If you have the Holy Spirit – you will have some GO in you
5 keys to getting the spirit of GO
1. Catch the vision of GO
The vision of GO is to respond to the great commission
To go out into the world
Psalm 72:19 May the whole earth be filled with his glory
Who would be interested in seeing the world filled with the glory of God?
There is a world out threre that needs help
And yohe an be part of that
We need to catch a vision of our world changing
Who will represent Christ in this world? The church working together – the body
Jesus is looking for people who are available
Are you available in 2012?
2. Have a go
When was the last time you tried something new?
When was the last time you took a great step of faith?
Don’t just do the same old same old – Who wants the same old life – same job – same friends
You were created for more
Have a go for God in 2012 – take the step of faith
3. Fight for the cause
Don’t just help – fight
We are in a battle – not just any battle – the battle for hearts and minds
1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
We are fighting for eternity
For our eternity – for our families and the people in our city
The devil won’t stop fighting his battle
Where are the fighters? Will you make a stand?
Fight for the cause of Christ in 2012
4. Make some disciples
The kingdom fruit is disciples
That is the commission – go into the world and make disciples
Every connect leader – don’t just connect with people – make disciples
Every person in church – make disciples in 2012
Don’t let your disciples fall
Hold them up – keep them up – keep them walking and keep them close
Don’t be distracted by a busy life – Make some kingdom fruit
5. Be relentless
Christians give up too easily – this is a fight for your life
Hebrews 10:35, 36 So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.
Moses kept going – Pharoah hardened his heart – but Moses kept coming back
Imagine if he gave up after the locusts
But he was relentless and he city’s he great exodus
Imagine if Joseph had given up in Pharoahs prison
Imagine what your future could look like if you don’t give up
Be relentless in your pursuit of God’s call in 2012
Get the spirit of GO on the inside