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Are you in

  1. 1. REFLECTIONS OF A PASTOR
  2. 2. “ Are You In?”
  3. 3. Jesus Casts His Vision “I will build my church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.” Matthew 16:17-20
  4. 4. “ I will build…” “…my church.” “The gates of Hades will not overcome it…” “…I will give to you the keys of the kingdom of heaven… Matthew 16:17-20
  5. 5. Multi-site (Acts 1:8 ) But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be) my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and) Samaria, and) to the end of the earth." Multi-generational (Ephesians 3:20,21 ) Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Multi-ethnic (Revelation 5:9) And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God  from every tribe and language and people and nation, Jesus Vision
  6. 6. Question #1 “Who do you say that I am?” Matthew 16:13-16
  7. 7. Question #2 “Will you follow?” Matthew 16:21-27
  8. 8. The Cross of Christ Will you follow?
  9. 9. The Cross of the disciple Will you follow?
  10. 10. By taking up my cross I identify with Jesus in his death and resurrection. The cross of the disciple
  11. 11. By taking up my cross I die to me. I die to my self will, selfish ambition, and self seeking lifestyle. (….take up his cross daily….Luke 9:23) The cross of the disciple

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