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3. Agent of blessings

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Rev. Lawrence Fung is the main evening speaker at WCCCC 2018 at Mount Hermon. Our theme verse for 2018 is: "We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God." (2 Corinthians 5:20, NIV)

3rd of 3 evening messages.
Presented at West Coast Chinese Christian Conference, December 2018.

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3. Agent of blessings

  1. 1. Beloved agent of blessings Luke 10:1-24 A. Some reflections on church’s traditions on evangelism  Employ different programs to attract people to church  Employ gospel salesman or consumerism approaches  Employ the concept of conquering all nations for Christ B. The calling of Abram is to be the agent of blessings (Genesis 12:1-3) Being blessed – to be blessings – blessings to all nations C. The teaching of our Lord Jesus is to be agent of blessings (Matthew 5:41-45a; 7:1-2)  Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that.  Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.  Jesus’ strategy: hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence.  Only loving your enemy and forgiveness can drive away hate and darkness.  Bless others in the same manner you want to be blessed! D. The goal of early church – to be agent of blessings (Acts 2:44-47) Jesus mission strategy:  Look for son of peace(target of blessings)(Luke 10:5-6)  Genuine love and caring (Matthew 10:11-13)  Not con______ing but con_____ing (Romans 12:2)  Not _______tional but _________tional (Matthew 5:13a,14; John 1:14)  Post-modern generation appreciates genuine life story  Learn from the Greek model of influence
  2. 2. E. The priority of Jesus – relationship with His Father (Luke 10:17-20) Desire relationship with God more than your accomplishment for Him F. The drives of Paul’s ministry – his relationship with Christ (2 Cor. 5:13-15) ______________ for Christ To be loved, to love, and to be channel of love to all nations

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