Pastor Steve Williams : Becoming a World Christian

World Changers · 45:38 · Recorded July 30, 2017

Becoming a “World Christian”

Acts 1:8 (NAS) “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

Living out the Great Commandment & Great Commission, every day, wherever God may have us!

Matthew 22:37-39 (NIV) “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”

Matthew 28:18-20 (TEV) “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Go, then, to all peoples everywhere and make them my disciples: baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And I will be with you always, to the end of the age.”

1. Steep yourself in God’s Word.

2. Surrender yourself wholly for God’s purposes.

Romans 6:13 (TLB) Give yourselves completely to God…you want to be tools in the hands of God, to be used for his good purposes.

3. Sensitize your heart to God’s own heart.

Isaiah 6:8 (ESV) “I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?’ Then I said, ‘Here I am! Send me.’”

Isaiah 43:7 (MSG) “I want them back, every last one who bears my name, every man, woman, and child whom I created for my glory, yes, personally formed and made each one.”

Seeing with Kingdom eyes

Colossians 4:2-3 (NIV) “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ.”

Stewarding of Kingdom resources

Luke 16:10-12 (NIV) “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much…So if you have not been trustworthy in hand-ling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?”

Matthew 25:29 (NIV) “Everyone who has will be given more, and he will have an abundance. Whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.”

Serving for Kingdom results

Ephesians 2:10 (TEV) God has made us what we are, and in our union with Christ Jesus he has created us for a life of good deeds, which he has already prepared for us to do.

4. Settle on God’s glory above all else!

Study & Discussion Questions
  • Who’s made such a difference in your world that you wouldn’t be the same had they not been in it?
  • How would you most like your life to have made a difference for someone else? How do you seek to make sure that happens? How do the scriptures highlighted in this message speak to that for you?
  • Is there a scripture verse(s) that has become a “life-verse” for you, inspiring you to purposeful living? What helps you keep yourself reminded and inspired?
  • When you think about God using you to serve him locally AND globally, is there one or the other of those which seems to excite you more? Frighten you more?
  • What area touched on in this message do you sense the need to give attention to right now in your life? What do you think could be the outcome of your renewed commitment?
  • What will be your most memorable “takeaway” from this month’s series on being a world-changer? Is there an area of new ministry or challenge you’re sensing an “open door” to go through with God? How can your group pray for or help you with this?
  • Parents, we’re wrapping up our series on living as heroes through the power of God by studying the ultimate heroic act. Jesus laid down His life for us so that we could have a relationship with Him. He did this because of His great love for us. How can we show love for the people in our lives? What difference could it make if we are truly loving to others?
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