40 DAYS ON MISSION: #2 "Sent into the World with Power"

Sermon Date: 
Sep 17 2017
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BEING ON MISSION IS NOT BEING SENT UPON THIS EARTH ON OUR OWN NOR IN OUR OWN NATURAL ABILITIES. BEING ON MISSION IS BEING COMMISSIONED AND SENT BY OUR MAJESTIC CHRIST WHO'S PRESENCE IS WITHIN US THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT!

A.B. Simpson states, "Christianity is not like other religions, merely a body of teaching, nor a round of ceremonies; nor is it even a code of ethics. It has, indeed, a body of teaching, which is the sum of revealed truth; it has ceremonial rites, which are Divine ordinances; and it has a system of ethics, which is the highest in the world. But Christianity is more than doctrine, more than ordinances, more even than morality. In fact, as the term is commonly employed, Christianity is not a religion. It is a life. Its essential element is the vital union of the soul with God. Apart from the person of the Lord Jesus Christ, not merely as the historic Founder, but as the supreme Fountain of a new life of Divine knowledge, love, and power, Christianity would exist only in name. Take Christ from Christianity, and it would descend to the level of one of the religions of the world….”

Romans 8:9 reads, “You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ.”

CHRISTIANITY IS THE VERY LIFE OF CHRIST IN US - the Son of God who has sent us into this world ON A MISSION! Our C&MA President David Hearn declares how BEING ON MISSION, is an "invitation into a wild ride where the supernatural breaks through. Without the power and the presence of the Holy Spirit we can do nothing."

SO WHAT DOES SUCH A SPIRIT-EMPOWERED LIFE IN CHRIST LOOK LIKE? Simpson says, "When you are filled with the Holy Spirit you can no longer live for yourself...you want to give your life away in service and sacrifice the same way Jesus Christ gave his life away."

In the words of Apostle Paul, may we be FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT (Eph. 5:18)! May we desire God's outpouring of His presence within us so we may witness the presence of Christ wherever we reside. When we are so filled with the Spirit's presence WE CAN'T HELP IT BUT BE ON MISSION - EVERYONE - EVERYWHERE - ALL THE TIME!

In our Lord,
Pastor Trevor