November 24, 2019 Preparing for the Lord's Day
Preparing for the Lord's Day
Spiritual Training: Missions
We conclude our sermon series on Spiritual Training by looking at missions. So often we think of missions as something that only the spiritually elite are engaged in, or we think of missions as only being a department or ministry of the church...something that only those interested in missions do. Looking at missions from the lens of Abram's call in Genesis 12, we'll see that missions isn't just a church department, it's a church deployment. Missions is about being sent out, and that isn't to be just the call of the few, it's the call of us all. To ready your hearts for this sermon, I would encourage you to read through Isaiah 6:1-13, Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 1:3-14 and Westminster Confession 3.1.
As we gather to worship the greatness of God's missional heart, we'll sing “O For A Thousand Tongues to Sing”, the Acclamation of Praise, “How Deep The Father's Love For Us” and the Hymn of Response “Lo! He Comes with Clouds Descending”. Let us come to worship this Sunday prepared to hear God’s Word, to receive it in faith, to love and treasure it in our hearts, and to give our lives to it as we seek to live out God's mission.
If you’re going to be out of town this Sunday, let me encourage you to listen to the sermon online, through the Rivermont App, (available at the App Store or Google Play), or you can download the REPC podcast, which will be delivered to your mobile device.
Sermon Text: Genesis 11:31-12:5
Sermon Title: The Blessing of Mission
1. We are a sent people, not a settled people.
2. We are sent to bless and not to curse.
3. We are sent together and not alone.