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The Year of Transformation
June 4-5, 2016
Evangelists and Witnesses!
Eph 4: 11 And [His gifts to the church were varied and] He Himself appointed some as apostles [special messengers, representatives], some as prophets [who speak a new message from God to the people], some as evangelists [who spread the good news of salvation], and some as pastors and teachers [to shepherd and guide and instruct], 12 [and He did this] to fully equip and perfect the saints (God’s people) for works of service, to build up the body of Christ [the church]; 13 until we all reach oneness in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, [growing spiritually] to become a mature believer, reaching to the measure of the fullness of Christ [manifesting His spiritual completeness and exercising our spiritual gifts in unity].
Acts 1: 8 But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”
Matt 28: 18 Jesus came up and said to them, “All authority (all power of absolute rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations [help the people to learn of Me, believe in Me, and obey My words], baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always [remaining with you perpetually—regardless of circumstance, and on every occasion], even to the end of the age.”
From these three scripture passages, we get a clear picture of the plans and purposes of God concerning Missions and Evangelism! All of us have been given the mandate to go into all the world to preach the gospel of the Kingdom and to teach those who responded positively about the revelation of Jesus Christ! The authority has been given by Jesus and we are also empowered to be his effective witnesses throughout the world beginning with our own ‘Jerusalem’.
Both the authority and power has been given to every Kingdom Citizen to proclaim the good news of the Kingdom! On top of this, God has also given us evangelists to trailblaze the way and to equip us further to be effective witnesses and to evangelize the world. All we have to do is to GO!
We welcome Larry Bingman, evangelist sent by God to Living Streams today to inspire and to equip us to enter into the joy of soulwinning! Be a wise joyful soul winner! Amen
Pastor Chee Kang Seng