Is This Your Ministry

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Published on June 17, 2007

Author: Lilly

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Is This Your Ministry?:  Is This Your Ministry? Most Valued:  Most Valued Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. What’s Wrong with This Picture? Outside Children are too old Disciples(?) are happy Jesus is happy children andamp; youth Most Valued:  Most Valued Mark 10:2-9 Pharisees debated Jesus They tried to trip him up They failed Mark 10:10-12 The scene changes to a house The disciples wanted to know more Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. children andamp; youth The Parents’ Intent:  The Parents’ Intent 'They' — probably, parents 'Children' — likely toddlers and/or infants To get Jesus’ blessing Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. children andamp; youth The Disciples’ Response:  The Disciples’ Response They rebuked the parents Their attitude: 'This is not the time' 'This is more important than blessing children.' Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. children andamp; youth Jesus’ Emotion:  Jesus’ Emotion He was ANGRY!! He was angry at the disciples’ attitude His words were words of rebuke Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. children andamp; youth Jesus’ Priority:  Jesus’ Priority If ministering to children is that important to Jesus… That’s all I need! Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. children andamp; youth Most Fruitful:  People from 14-18 have a 4% probability of accepting Christ People ages 5-13 have a 32% probability of accepting Christ Most Fruitful From Barna Research Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. children andamp; youth Largest Scope:  Largest Scope Matt 28:19-20: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. Global! Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. throughout the world all Largest Scope:  Largest Scope Mark 16:15: Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Global! Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. throughout the world all Largest Scope:  Largest Scope Acts 1:8: 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.' Global! Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. throughout the world all Greatest Message:  Greatest Message Romans 1:16 – 'For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek.' Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. know will come to Greatest Message:  Greatest Message Do born again adults feel compelled to share the gospel? Barna Research -- 2002 Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. know will come to Greatest Message:  Greatest Message Do Americans know the gospel? 9 out of 10 American adults (86%) cannot accurately define the meaning of the 'Great Commission.' 7 out of 10 adults have no clue what 'John 3:16' means. Barna Research -- 1994 Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. know will come to Greatest Message:  Greatest Message Do Americans know the gospel? Barely one third of all adults (31%) know the meaning of the expression 'the gospel.' Only 4% of adults could define the 'Great Commission,' quote John 3:16, and define 'the gospel.' Barna Research -- 1994 Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. know will come to Greatest Message:  Greatest Message Do American Christians know the gospel? among born again Christians, only 60% correctly identified at least one meaning of this expression. Barna Research -- 1994 Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. know will come to Greatest Message:  Greatest Message Just what IS the gospel? 'Now, brothers, I want to remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand. By this gospel you are saved, if you hold firmly to the word I preached to you. Otherwise, you have believed in vain.' Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. know will come to Greatest Message:  Greatest Message Just what IS the gospel? 'For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures…' 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. know will come to Greatest Message:  Greatest Message How we can miss it: Cutting out Calvary From sinner straight to faith From God’s love to man’s response Camouflaging the cross Hiding Calvary among invitation methods Obscuring the cross with man’s actions Not focusing the faith Believe in what? Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. know will come to Biggest Challenge:  Biggest Challenge -- affecting the heart issues Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. and serve love, Biggest Challenge:  Biggest Challenge -- affecting the heart issues We lose nearly ½ of all young people between the ages of 18 and 24 who were regulars in church Only 1 in 10 teenagers have a Biblical worldview -- where is the answer? Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. and serve love, Biggest Challenge:  Biggest Challenge -- where is the answer? A worldview is largely formed by age 12 Therefore, the answer is to redouble our efforts in children’s ministry Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. and serve love, The Only Way:  The Only Way Our PRAYER: That all children andamp; youth throughout the world will come to know, love, and serve the Lord Jesus Christ. the Lord Jesus Christ.

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