MI 101 Lesson 11B Audio The Making of a Missionary-2

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The Making of a Missionary:

The Making of a Missionary Dr. Robert Patton Missionary to Suriname, South America

Give to get to give more…:

Give to get to give more… Luke 6:[38] Give, and it shall be given unto you ; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

God rewards:

God rewards Mk. 10:[29] And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,[30] But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time , houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions ; and in the world to come eternal life.

God often tests with material goods:

God often tests with material goods Example of Hudson Taylor Learned to give and trust God in his training Later learned to trust God for 1000 missionaries support Example of George Mueller

We are at war – with ourselves:

We are at war – with ourselves The lines of warfare are being fought in the hearts of individuals - to defeat satan and the sinfulness in our own hearts We need to be in the world but not of the world Jesus said of His disciples: Jn. 17:16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world. Can we say that ?

We are at war – with ourselves:

We are at war – with ourselves Most will display the glory of God in continuing their secular jobs Enjoy fellowship with God in your job - I Cor. 7:[24] Brethren, let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God. .Be thankful in your work .Take God’s promises to you with you at work

We are at war – with ourselves:

We are at war – with ourselves We must do so in conscious reliance on God’s power to give excellence and reflect His glory. Retired people will also want to give God glory. Idleness is bad at any age and does not reflect the glory of God How we do our work may open or close doors to the gospel Adorn the gospel with our work

How to give God glory in work:

How to give God glory in work Conform to what God is doing in this age Remove stumbling blocks to the gospel Seek to help others with our work - not just money, but service

How to give God glory in work:

How to give God glory in work Work with an eye toward usefulness, and not money Don’t work to have but work to give Let your work create redemptive relationships

Missions and Mercy:

Missions and Mercy Have pity for the lost and a passion for exalting Christ Love people - lay down your life to bring them to an eternal relationship with God Love wants the best for people - which is that they will rejoice in heaven forever with God

Missions & church planting:

Missions & church planting Foreign missions is a validation of the entire ministry of the sending church Don’t forget to meet the needs around you at home - so that we can plant churches reaching the lost abroad also

Missions & church planting:

Missions & church planting There is still a great need to plant churches where there are none - as well as develop national leadership in places where churches are already Pray for laborers - it will change you Pray that the Lord will use you in the skills which He has given you

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