Sunday, February 12, 2012

Are You A Humanitarian Or A Missionary

Sunday Service February 12, 2012
Humanitarian or Missionary?

Today we are going to talk about the difference between a humanitarian and a missionary.
Matthew 5:16
This is How I’m Defining A Humanitarian
1.       A Person Who Does Good Deeds Just To Do Them!
So a humanitarian is a nice person.
It’s a person who does good simply to do good.
They make the world a better softer place.
Absolutely nothing wrong with that especially when you consider the alternative to making the choice to be a nice people and to do good things for other people.
There’s plenty of room for humanitarian acts between people.
And you will reap the benefits of that choice, people will think you are nice and they like you.
You will like yourself a lot more also because it feels good to be nice to people.
You will have the satisfaction of knowing they have made others feel better.
Now The Missionary Has a totally different motivation.
2.       The Missionary Does Good For A Purpose
A Missionary Is A Person Who Does Stuff Because of The Mission.
The Missionary is looking to establish a connection with people on purpose.
The missionary wants to establish a connection with people so that they might establish a connection with God.
The missionary is intentional about this uses the opportunities that arise out of the good act to point people to a relationship with God.
So the Missionary looks to capitalize on those opportunities.
So if you are going to be a  missionary doer of good, you have to study up on the skills that you will need to capitalize on those opportunites.
-          You have to know some key scripture
o   How To Explain The Gospel
-          You have to have the boldness to launch onto a bridge that the good work has built.
-          You Have to be prayed up.
-          You have to really believe the message.
Here’s the great point of it.
3.       You Never Run Out Of Ammunition
The only limit that you have is the limits you place on yourself.
You can do this as much as your heart desires.
And there are an unending amount of options for creativity, for doing stuff that fits your personality, financial ability, skills and talents.
 And it works because God is right there with you when it comes to these efforts.
He doesn’t 1 person to perish without knowing Him.
2 Peter 3:9
So He is going to work through your efforts.
Wouldn’t it be cool to make that connection with someone and help them establish their relationship with Christ?
Yes it would.
Matthew 5:16 says what these good works are about, it is so that people will see your good works and praise your Father.
And Here’s What Happens For You 
Hebrews 13:16 And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

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