Love Serve Reach

Love – Serve - Reach

  • Share the gospel.

(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.”

  • Share your story.

(Acts 4:20 NIV) As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.

  • Share your life.

(Acts 2:42-44) They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common.

Serve

(Mark 10:45) For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

  • Inconvenient.

  • Costly.

  • Countercultural.

Reach

  • Despite their skin color.

(Revelation 5:9 CSB) And they sang a new song: You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slaughtered, and you purchased people for God by your blood from every tribe and language and people and nation.

  • Despite their socioeconomic status.

  • Despite their story.

(I Corinthians 9:19-23 TPT) Now, even though I am free from obligations to others, I joyfully make myself a servant to all in order to win as many converts as possible. I became Jewish to the Jewish people in order to win them to the Messiah. I became like one under the law to gain the people who were stuck under the law, even though I myself am not under the law. And to those who are without the Jewish laws, I became like them, as one without the Jewish laws, in order to win them, although I’m not outside the law of God but under the law of Christ. I became “weak” to the weak to win the weak. I have adapted to the culture of every place I’ve gone so that I could more easily win people to Christ. I’ve done all this so that I would become God’s partner for the sake of the gospel.

Why? Because we are closest to Jesus, when we’re both living on mission for and making much of Jesus.

All scripture is from the NIV unless otherwise noted