Strengthening the Home-Front for a Strong Missions Outreach

Here are the completed notes from the Sunday Evening Service November 15, 2015:

Scripture: Acts 1:8-11; Revelation 5:9

It could be said, if we want a stronger missions outreach. We have to strengthen the home-front which is the local church and to strengthen the home-front we have to strengthen and challenge individual believers.

Strengthening the Home-front:

1. Passionate about our personal relationship with Christ

This is driving force behind what we do!

2. Pursue personal holiness – 1 Peter 1:15, 16

  • Sin in the lives of believers – Example of Achan’s sin (Joshua 7)
  • Israel had sin in the camp which led to their defeat at Ai
  • God’s commentary on sin in the church – See 1 Corinthians 5:1-7

3. Keep our focus upon our purpose for existing as a local church

Corner Stone Baptist Church exists to glorify God
by bringing people into a relationship with Him through
the Lord Jesus Christ, to unite them with the local church,
to develop them to Christ-like maturity, and to equip them
for their ministry in the home, the church, and the world.

4. Remain doctrinally sound and keep the Word of God a priority

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine” – 2 Timothy 4:3
We cannot compromise God’s truth for a feel good, easy life, don’t upset anyone Christianity

5. Extend outside of our personal comfort zones

Are you living a comfortable Christianity?

6. Evaluate our priorities in view of the following:

A. Men, women, boys and girls are dying every day and entering a Christless eternity – John 3:18
B. A life is a terrible thing to waste – Mark 5:1-20 (See verse 2 “a man”)
C. Our Lord’s command – Matthew 28:18-20
D. The missions appeal from hell – Luke 16:27, 28

Missionary Martyr, Jim Elliot – “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he can not lose”