Guest Speaker: Keith & Delsey Garner
I want to make a difference but who am I?
Exodus 3:7-12 The LORD said, "I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. 8 So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites.9 And now the cry of the Israelites has reached me, and I have seen the way the Egyptians are oppressing them. 10 So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt." 11 But Moses said to God, "Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?" 12 And God said, "I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you a will worship God on this mountain."
God tells Moses that He was going to do 3 things.
- To deliver them.
- To bring them up.
- To give them better land.
Who am I?
Like Moses, we can question our qualifications but, our true qualifier comes from the words "I WILL BE WITH YOU"
What is God calling you to do?
What is your response?
Who am I? OR Here I am!
I Can Reach One, But What If God Wants Me To Reach Millions?
A miracle requires an impossible situation where we will suffer great loss if God does not intervene.
Are we living by memory or by the leading and creativity of the Holy Spirit?
MARK 9:23 "Everything is possible for him who believes."
Matthew 17:20 …I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."
Luke 1:37 For nothing is impossible with God.
Luke 18:27 Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."
Romans 8:31 If God is for us, who can be against us?
Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
John 14:12-14 I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. 13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.
Our God is the Lord of the Impossible.
What If My Dreams Are Not Big Enough?
Genesis 15:1-6 After this, the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: "Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward. 2 But Abram said, "O Sovereign LORD, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?" 3 And Abram said, "You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir." 4 Then the word of the LORD came to him: "This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir." 5 He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars — if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be." 6 Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to him as righteousness.
Life has a way of sucking faith right out of us.
Abram had a limited view which limited his dream.
Are your dreams too small?
- Your personal dreams.
- Your dreams for your personal ministry.
- Your dreams for your church.
Who Will Carry The Message?
Who carried the message to you?
Romans 10:15b "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
Someone has to carry the message!
Who are you sending?
42% of the world's population (3.3 Billion) are unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
If we are going to reach those 3.3 billion people, all of us have to be involved.
Romans 10:14-15 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can they preach unless they are
Who are we to send?
We face 4 hurdles:
If we are asking people to pay this price in order to follow Christ then shouldn’t we also be willing to pay a similar price?
If we are going to reach 3.3 billion people, all of us are going to have to do our part.
Who are you sending?