Title: The Jesus Mission: Sending More Than A Check
Guest Speaker: Bob Hentrich, Senior Minister @ Chillicothe Christian Church
Why short-term mission trips benefit the Jesus mission:
1. PROMOTES THE UNDERSTANDING THAT CHRISTIANITY IS GLOBAL
Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
Acts 10:34-35 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.
2. EXPANDS THE IMPORTANCE OF MISSIONS IN OUR LOCAL CHURCH
Acts 16:9-10 During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.” After Paul had seen the vision, we got ready at once to leave for Macedonia, concluding that God had called us to preach the gospel to them.
Matthew 28:19-20 Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
3. INCREASES PRAYER AND GIVING TOWARD MISSIONS
Ephesians 6:18-20 Pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.