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Impact eternity

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Impact eternity

  1. 3. Module 1 God’s Eternal Plan Genesis 12:1-4a, NIV: “ The Lord had said to Abram, ‘Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.’ So Abram left, as the Lord had told him. …” <ul><li>God’s eternal plan was r _______ to Abram in Genesis 12:1- 4a </li></ul>evealed
  2. 4. <ul><li>What did God command Abram to do? </li></ul><ul><li>What were the actual blessings promised to Abram? </li></ul><ul><li>What was the purpose for blessing Abram? </li></ul><ul><li>How did Abram obey God? </li></ul>
  3. 5. Module 1 God’s Eternal Plan B. God’s command challenged Abram at the points of h ______ and s________ oliness God’s Blessings eparation
  4. 6. Module 1 God’s Eternal Plan <ul><li>God desired to b ____ Abram (Gen. 22:18a; Gal. 3:7, 16) </li></ul>less
  5. 7. Module 1 God’s Eternal Plan <ul><li>The purpose of the blessings was that through him all n ______ would be blessed </li></ul>ations God’s Blessings
  6. 8. Module 1 God’s Eternal Plan Holy Land Sea of Galilee Dead Sea What is the major difference?
  7. 9. Module 1 God’s Eternal Plan <ul><li>God’s eternal plan is fulfilled ONLY as we o___ His commands </li></ul>bey <ul><li>Why should we obey God and bless the nations? </li></ul><ul><li>_________________ </li></ul><ul><li>_________________ </li></ul><ul><li>_________________ </li></ul>
  8. 10. Module 1 God’s Eternal Plan <ul><li>God’s eternal plan is fulfilled ONLY as we o bey His commands </li></ul>2. What things might keep us from obeying? <ul><li>________ </li></ul><ul><li>________ </li></ul><ul><li>________ </li></ul>
  9. 11. Module 1 God’s Eternal Plan <ul><li>God’s eternal plan is fulfilled ONLY as we o bey His commands </li></ul>3. What are the personal benefits of obeying? <ul><li>________ </li></ul><ul><li>________ </li></ul><ul><li>________ </li></ul>
  10. 13. Module 2 Last Words If you knew that you were going to leave forever, you would make your last words count. Jesus did.
  11. 14. Module 2 Last Words Jesus’ last words are often referred to as the Jesus’ last words are really the “ Great Commission ” “ Great Re-commission ”
  12. 15. Module 2 Last Words In The New Testament, the word “nations” comes from the Greek word “ethne.” ethne = ethnic groups
  13. 16. Module 2 Last Words   A. Where we are today Using 10 people to represent the world’s population … One person (10%) would be a Christian who cares about Christ’s last words.
  14. 17. Module 2 Last Words   A. Where we are today Using 10 people to represent the world’s population … Two people (20%) might call themselves Christians, but their obedience to Jesus is doubtful.
  15. 18. Module 2 Last Words   A. Where we are today Using 10 people to represent the world’s population … Four people (40%) have some access to the gospel, but they have not yet responded.
  16. 19. Module 2 Last Words   A. Where we are today Using 10 people to represent the world’s population … The last three people (30%) have virtually no access to the gospel.
  17. 20. Module 2 Last Words
  18. 21. Module 2 Last Words B. There are numerous b ______ to unreached peoples knowing Jesus (Matt. 9:37; Mark 11:17) arriers
  19. 22. Some barriers may include: <ul><li>Geographically remote </li></ul><ul><li>Unique languages </li></ul><ul><li>No Scripture </li></ul><ul><li>No evangelistic material </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of religious freedom </li></ul><ul><li>Governmental prohibition </li></ul><ul><li>Suspicion </li></ul><ul><li>Christian apathy </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of giving </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Christian workers </li></ul><ul><li>________________ </li></ul><ul><li>________________ </li></ul><ul><li>________________ </li></ul>
  20. 23. Module 2 Last Words <ul><li>There is a great i________ </li></ul>mbalance $ ¢ ¢ ¢ ¢ ¢ $ $ $ Missionaries to unreached people groups Missionaries to the evangelized
  21. 24. Module 2 Last Words   C. The great imbalance Is it fair that we hear the gospel over and over and over while billions of people have never even heard it once? $ ¢ ¢ ¢ ¢ ¢ $ $ $
  22. 25. Module 2 Last Words D. The gap and your response God is looking for people who will “… stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land …” Ezekiel 22:30, NIV.
  23. 26. Module 2 Last Words
  24. 28. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy
  25. 29. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy <ul><li>Consider a______ from one of the world religions </li></ul>dopting
  26. 30. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy Islam Fewer than three Christian missionaries for every 1 million people <ul><li>Consider a dopting from one of the world religions </li></ul>
  27. 42. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy Hinduism 13 percent of the entire world’s population; 2,700 different Hindu unreached people groups <ul><li>Consider a dopting from one of the world religions </li></ul>
  28. 43. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy Chinese Folk Religion One out of every five people on this planet lives in China. <ul><li>Consider a dopting from one of the world religions </li></ul>
  29. 44. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy <ul><li>Consider a dopting from one of the world religions </li></ul>Buddhism 1,000 unreached Buddhist people groups
  30. 45. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy <ul><li>Consider a dopting from one of the world religions </li></ul>Animism 2,000 unreached tribes
  31. 46. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy <ul><li>Consider a dopting from one of the world religions </li></ul>Other World Religions the Jewish, Shintoists and the Sikhs
  32. 47. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy B. C to one unreached flock ommit Prayer Help others to go Research See their land Advocate Short-term volunteers Career missionaries
  33. 48. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy C. C onsider adopting from one of the world’s g regions eographic 1. Middle East and North Africa 2. Sub-Saharan Africa 3. Americas 4. Asia and Pacific 5. Eurasia 6. Europe
  34. 49. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy D. D which people group I will commit to ecide 1. Prayer
  35. 50. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy D. which people group I will commit to Decide 1. Prayer 2. Local connections
  36. 51. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy D. which people group I will commit to Decide 1. Prayer 2. Local connections 3. Strategic preferences
  37. 52. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy D. which people group I will commit to Decide 1. Prayer 2. Local connections 3. Strategic preferences 4. Your personal interests
  38. 53. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy D. which people group I will commit to Decide 1. Prayer 2. Local connections 3. Strategic preferences 4. Your personal interests 5. Historical, political or economic connections
  39. 54. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy D. which people group I will commit to Decide 1. Prayer 2. Local connections 3. Strategic preferences 4. Your personal interests 5. Historical, political or economic connections 6. Social considerations
  40. 55. Module 3 Sheep Island Strategy D. which people group I will commit to D ecide Pray: Father, I ask You to speak to me now. My understanding of the world is limited and Yours is not. I ask You to help me select the part of the world where You would like me to get involved–whether or not it is familiar to me. I am listening. Amen.
  41. 57. Module 4 The Kingdom of Light
  42. 58. Module 4 The Kingdom of Light “ But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light” (1 Peter 2:9, NIV).
  43. 59. Module 4 The Kingdom of Light What three gifts has God given you to expand His “Kingdom of Light” to those lost in the darkness? Time Treasure Talent
  44. 60. Module 4 The Kingdom of Light A. The Greatest Gift to help us reach the world is ___ ____ _____ the Holy Spirit “ But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth” (Acts 1:8, NIV). “… surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matt. 28:20, NIV). “ Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” (Josh. 1:9, NIV).
  45. 61. Module 4 The Kingdom of Light Hometown Jerusalem Judea Own culture Ends of the earth Jesus not known Nearby culture Samaria
  46. 62. Module 4 The Kingdom of Light B. Overcoming personal o_______ bstacles You You with God’s STRENGTH
  47. 63. Module 4 The Kingdom of Light C. You can make a d_______ ifference 1. Research and prayer Become an “expert” on their culture
  48. 64. Module 4 The Kingdom of Light C. You can make a d ifference 2. Give of your personal resources “ For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also” (Matt. 6:21). “ Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you” (Deut. 16:17, NIV).
  49. 65. Module 4 The Kingdom of Light C. You can make a d ifference 3. Going on a short-term trip From one week to one year - Medicine - Construction - Evangelism - Teaching - Prayer “ Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field” (Matt. 9:38, NIV).
  50. 66. Module 4 The Kingdom of Light C. You can make a d ifference 4. Advocating “ I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land so I would not have to destroy it, but I found none” (Ezek. 22:30, NIV).
  51. 67. Module 4 The Kingdom of Light C. You can make a d ifference 5. Going as a missionary “ Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here am I. Send me!’” (Isa. 6:8, NIV).
  52. 68. Module 4 The Kingdom of Light C. You can make a d ifference 6. Help those who go as field workers “… The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle …” (1 Sam. 30:24, NIV). “ Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? …” ( Rom. 10:13-15, NIV).
  53. 69. Module 4 The Kingdom of Light   D. Your and Jesus’ return inheritance “ Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession” (Ps. 2:8, NIV).

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