“The Kingdom Commission Starts from Home”
Matthew 28:16-20. Key word: “Participation”
May 10, 2020 at First Baptist Church of Los Angeles, CA
Week 19: “Sojourning with King Jesus” Dr. Scott Arnold
The Happy Mother’s Day!
Introduction: Having a World Vision is different from having a World-view. A view is passive, a vision gives rise to action. A view is a perspective, a vision is a purpose. A view is limited, a vision is unlimited. A view stands still like a window, a vision involves a journey with a destiny and destination. A view is expressed through talking, a vision is expressed through walking. Jesus gave His disciples a vision, not just a viewpoint.
Women of faith have an essential role: To nurture a vision of God’s Kingdom, in a calling that involves service, sacrifice and unselfishness.
Growing up in a Christian home with a wonderful mother of faith, she imparted to us a world vision, a belief that Jesus loves us and God our Heavenly Father is with us, working among us, and working through our actions and words of love and service. Not only did she bring us to church, she lived her faith through prayer, devotion, care for others, and showing love in comforting, encouraging and guiding us to seek God and a vision of how we and this world are made and loved by God. She was also wise to instruct and warn us of dangers and people who can mislead and corrupt us. Her faith, humor and wisdom have given us a vision for faith. Her own faith remains the source for her vision, hope and love.
A. Vision involves faith and entering a journey. (Matt. 28:16)
16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go.
Mothers of faith encourage their children to believe and trust God in the journey of life.
B. Vision is “Faith seeking expression and understanding” (Matt. 28:17)
17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted.
Women of faith prioritize prayer, worship, and seeking God through reading and applying the Bible.
C. Vision is supported by credibility (18)
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”
D. Vision is to be actively engaging (19)
- Going forth to make disciples (19a)
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations,
- Baptizing people to glorify God (19b)
baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit
E. Vision is both taught and caught (20a)
20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.
Mothers of faith teach their children about God and help to impart a vision of life in a personal and dynamic application of God’s word and wisdom.
F. Vision is accompanied by God being with us (20b)
20 And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
Women of faith have spiritual vision to trust in and share the promise of God’s presence and leading into the future. In our homes today, women of faith have a great calling; this is a time to lift up your faith vision of God to a homes, a world, that so needs the vision to move forward into the future.
Key Point: Jesus gives us a world vision, a purpose, a promise and a hope of God’s Kingdom. Here on Mother’s Day, we celebrate the calling and making of disciples and the incredible role of women of faith in God’s vision and purposes in Christ..
- How have women of faith blessed your life? Who has been a role model to inspire a faith-vision?
- What is the difference between a “World-view” and a “World-vision”? What is your vision of what it means to serve and trust God?
- How can we creatively nurture discipleship, evangelism and service in these times? How are things different and what will this involve?
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