Are you in the family business?


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According to Leonard Sweet, "Missions is the family business…" But for every business to succeed, their needs to be a clearly defined business goal, business plan, and well trained workers for the business. The question is, are you in the family business? This talk was given to the men of Christ Fellowship McKinney on September October 12th, 2013. I would be blessed to present it to the men of your church.

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Are you in the family business?

  1. 1. Living Sent Today Are you in the “family business”?
  2. 2. Got Family Issues? Matthew 13:56 Got Financial Issues? 8:20 so did Jesus so did Jesus Matthew Got Stress Issues? so did Jesus Luke 13:34 Got Health Issues? so did Jesus Luke 22:44 But Jesus went about the ―family business‖ anyway!
  3. 3. ―God is a God of motion, of movement, and of mission… Mission is not an activity of the church but an attribute of God. God is a missionary God, Jesus is a missionary Messiah, and the Spirit is a missionary Spirit. Missions is the family business…‖ Leonard Sweet
  4. 4. 1 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us— 2 so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations. 3 May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. 4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth. 5 May the peoples praise you, God; may all the peoples praise you. 6 The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us. 7 May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him. The Family Business is the
  5. 5. • Genesis 12:1-3 – Be a Blessings for all Nations • 1 Chronicles 16:23-24 – Proclaim Salvation for all Nations • Psalm 96:1-3 – Declare Glory for all Nations • Isaiah 51:4-5 – Bring Justice to all Nations 537 times ―Nations‖ are mentioned in the Bible Does the CEO take the ―Family Business‖
  6. 6. • Make God’s salvation known among all Nations Luke 2:29-32 • Make God’s justice known to all Nations Matthew 12:17-18 • Make God’s love known for all Nations John 17:25-26 Jesus mission was „Panta ta Ethne‟ – “all nations”
  7. 7. • Proclaim Good News to all nations Matthew 24:14 • Make ―disciples‖ of all nations Matthew 28:1920 • Be a ―witness‖ to all nation Acts 1:8 Have you found your place in the ―family business‖?
  8. 8. • Learn about the mission to ―all nations‖ • Go on a mission trip to ―all nations‖ • Send and support workers to ―all nations‖ • Welcome ―all nations‖ in our city/community • Mobilize other for ―all nations‖ • Pray for ―all nations‖ daily Job Qualifications: Be a Christ-
  9. 9. Albania/Kosovo 6,000 Arab 40,000 Bosnia 3,000 Egypt 5,000 Eritrea 3,000 Iran 40,000 Iraq 1,500 Kurdistan 5,000 Palestine 2,750 Somalia 1,200 Turkey 3,800 Yemen 300 Afghanistan 2,000 Bangladesh 8,000 Bhutan 2,000 Burma 2,000 Cambodia 4,250 Hmong (Laos) 400 India 100,000 Laos 7,500 Nepal 11,000 Pakistan 50,000 Thailand 7,500 Vietnam 80,000
  10. 10. ―He told them, ―The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.‖ Luke 10:2 The “family business” is to bring in the “harvest” of “all nations.”
  11. 11. ―After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands. And they cried out in a loud voice: “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb.”” Revelation 7:9-10
  12. 12. My “family business” Portfolio Diaspora Mission Catalyst Author www.EthnicEmbraceUSA. net Area Mobilizer Director Brian.Considine@Perspectives.or g
  13. 13. Plan to Attend World Cultures Weekend October 19-20