Global Outreach 2020 Vision
God’s compelling desire in human history is to reunite with a world that is shattered by sin. From the first verses of Genesis to the last verses of Revelation, His intention is to “seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). The wonder of it all is that He wants to accomplish this mission through people like you and me.
Our Global Outreach conference starts today, a special time to focus on God’s mission around the world and how we can actively join that work. Check out the highlights in today’s bulletin and make plans to join us as we get a taste of God’s work around the world! The fundamental biblical motivation for committing ourselves to global outreach is this—we love God and want others to encounter Him. And, we know that… 1. Jesus sacrificed himself for us on the cross.
The first public description of Jesus presented in the Bible is when John the Baptist called out: “Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” In many ways, that sums up what Jesus’ mission was all about. We want to share that wonderful news with the world. 2. There is a great global need to hear about Jesus. More than two billion people have yet to hear the gospel in an understandable way. Can you imagine what that does to the Father’s heart? Bob Pierce, founder of World Vision, said it so well: “Let my heart be broken with the things that break the heart of God.”
Being involved in God’s global plan lets us be part of gathering people to the great celebration in heaven when every nation, tribe, people and language will be represented (Revelation 7:9). This is why we carve out a special week in the life of our church to celebrate together and to carefully consider our individual role in God’s great redemption story.
Let’s say “Yes!” to God’s invitation to take his message of hope to a world that desperately needs it. Hope you’ll be able to join us these coming days!