Exalting the Savior – to make much of Jesus

Equipping the Saints – every member in ministry 

Evangelizing the unsaved – getting others Home before dark

 

Exalting the Savior – to make much of Jesus
Jesus Christ is Lord and that means I am not.  When my life echoes that He is Lord, my heart cry is that I am His follower. “When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me” (Mark 8:34).  Jesus has the all-access pass to every area of my heart and praise is to be reflected not only from my lips, but my life.  “Oh, sing to the Lord a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory” (Psalm 98:1).

Equipping the Saints – every member in ministry
Every individual may not be called of God to full-time vocational ministry, but all Christians are set apart for His service nonetheless. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4).  God comforts His people through His people and ministry to each other is what makes Him smile.

Evangelizing the unsaved – getting others Home before dark
Jesus came as the light of the world.  In fact, He had a few words to say about that – “I am the light of the world.  He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life” (John 8:12).  As you know, it is pretty dark these days.  Our desire is to lead others into oneness with Him in order that they live in the light.  The Lord Jesus also declared, “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.  Amen” (Matthew 28:19-20).  Stated another way, the Gospel is not a come and see, but a go and tell mission.