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11-03-19 Kevin Goins - Our City, Our Calling

“Our City, Our Calling”   Jeremiah 29:1-14

Is there a Scripture text which speaks specifically to us about our calling at FAC? That is what I have been looking for, and I believe the Lord has provided it in these words of Jeremiah.

I What is happening here in the twenty-ninth chapter of the prophetic book of Jeremiah? The leaders of the Jews have been ___________ to Babylon (29:1).

II In his letter, Jeremiah makes ________ points:

A. First, God’s people are called to the p__________, p_________, s___________ city (29:4-9).

1. We are just like the Judeans in Jeremiah’s day – the New Testament calls Christians, “_____________.”

2. God says, “I want you in this strange city because I can d____________ and r___________ your faith here, and you can do __________ to the people of this city.

B. Second, God’s people must offer an a____________ to the v__________ of this city (29:10-14).

1. God says he banished them, not to _____________ them, but to give them a chance to decide what is truly ____________ to them.

2. When we wake up and find that we are in Babylon, there are three things that we can do:

a. We can give our ___________ to Babylon.

b. We can build a _____________ and never allow ourselves to become a ________ of this city.

c. We can live in Babylon in such a way as to bring the ___________ of ______ to this city.

C. Third, God’s people must ________ and ________ for the city.

-We are to pray, not only that people will _________ Jesus, but that they would be whole in their mind, body, career, relationships, finances - in ________ way.

III This is where we live. This is where ______ put us. This is our _____________.

09-08-19 Brian Lindsay - Called to the Regions Beyond

Brian Lindsay: Christian and Missionary Alliance International Worker to Thailand

03-24-19 Kevin Goins - Balancing the Far and Near

“Balancing the Far and Near” Acts 12:25-13:3

Some churches today have elected to focus their attention on reaching out to the people who live near and around them. Other churches have decided to devote their prayer and financial support to international workers who will take the Gospel to people far away. Do we have to make an either-or choice, or can we do both? If we decide to do both, how can we balance our efforts? Our text today has some help for us.

I No matter where our ministry is directed, our life needs to be spent on ______________ (12:25).
A. “Mission” comes from the Latin mitto which means to ________.
B. If we are followers of Jesus we are sent people. He will send us _________ to do __________.

II Whatever God has called us to do, we should not limit our ministry to those ________ at hand (Acts 1:8; 13:1-3).
A. Acts makes it clear that while the church is called to do many things, its first priority is to carry out the ________ _____________
B. It is as if God has established a law that says, The f________ we are willing to look beyond ourselves, the h__________ we become.

III To take Jesus to those far away we must ________ with those who are near to us (13:1).
A. You cannot have a Great Commission if you do not have a s________ church.
B. The problem with the Jerusalem church is not that they began by evangelizing the people around them -- their problem was that they did not want to move ________ that point.
C. In evangelizing the city of Antioch the church refused to accept any kind of w_______ or b__________.

IV Last, to have a balanced ministry, a ministry that pleases the Lord, we must be an ______________ church (13:2-3).

10-21-18 Kevin Goins - Theology of Missions

“A Theology of Missions”

As a foundation for our Missions presentation today, the Missions Committee has asked me to give a brief theology of Missions. To do that I will ask three questions:
I First, w_____ is missions? Missions is g_______ o______ and t_________ someone about Jesus.
II Second, w____ should we do that?
A. First, we must tell people about Jesus because the ________ tells us to.
B. Second, we must tell people about Jesus because they are ________.
C. Third, we must tell people about Jesus so God will receive the __________ he deserves.
II Third, do we have the d_______ to do missions?
A. Ralph Winter says that at least ______ out of every _______non-Christians in our world have never experienced any type of Christian evangelism.
It’s because of the ______________ of our first century Christian ancestors that we are here today.

06-10-18 Len and Diane Warden - Peculiar People

Posted in sermon, First Alliance Church Atlanta, Christianity, Missions, Cross Cultural, Bible by facatl on June 12th, 2018

Len & Diane Warden: International Workers to Brazil

Text: I Peter 6:1-12

04-08-18 Jon Ritchey 1 Peter 2:9

Posted in sermon, First Alliance Church Atlanta, Christianity, Missions, Cross Cultural, Bible by facatl on April 10th, 2018

I Peter 2:9

Jon & Jessie Ritchey are with the Christian & Missionary Alliance working within Latin America in the area of training and sending Latin American cross-cultural missionaries. They work closely with the National Missions Directors throughout the region, participating in camps, conferences and workshops. 

04-23-17 Dick and Janice Kropp - Japan

Posted in sermon, First Alliance Church Atlanta, Christianity, Missions, Cross Cultural by facatl on April 25th, 2017

This Sunday we welcomed Dick and Janice Kropp, retired international workers to Japan.

11-13-16 Virgil Adams Missionary Speaker

Posted in sermon, First Alliance Church Atlanta, Christianity, Missions, Cross Cultural by facatl on November 15th, 2016

09-18-16 Cross Cultural Ministry John 4:21-42

Posted in sermon, Gospel of John, First Alliance Church Atlanta, Christianity, Cross Cultural by facatl on September 20th, 2016
“Cross-Cultural Ministry” (Conclusion)
John 4:21-42
In his encounter with the Samaritan woman Jesus illustrates for us how we can have a ministry which crosses social and cultural boundaries.  Today we see Jesus demonstrate three more principles which can assist us in Cross-Cultural Ministry.       
I God uses circumstances to lead us to cross cultural boundaries in ministry (4:1-4).
II God uses our humility to enable us to cross cultural boundaries in ministry (4:5-8)
III God uses our sensitivity to people’s needs to enable us to cross cultural boundaries in ministry (4:9-10).
IV God uses our ability to prioritize the essentials so we can cross cultural boundaries in ministry. (4:11-15)
V God uses our willingness to confront the issues of the heart to enable us to cross cultural boundaries in ministry (4:16-20).  

VI God uses our w____________ to set aside the cultural dimensions of our f________ to enable us to cross cultural boundaries in ministry (4:21-24).
Both the _______ of our worship and the ____________ of our worship have been heavily influenced by our culture.
Jesus says it is cultural to worship at a particular place and a particular time, but there are ________ worship requirements that are not cultural:
First, we must worship in ___________.
But there is something else – worship also must be done in _____.
Truth includes two things: C________________.         I_________________.

VII God uses our willingness to lift up ___________ to enable us to cross cultural boundaries in ministry (4:25-26).

VIII Lastly, God uses our sense of _______________ to enable us to cross cultural boundaries in ministry (4:27-42).

Prepare the Way - Missions Conference 2016

Posted in sermon, First Alliance Church Atlanta, Christianity, Missions, Cross Cultural by facatl on September 20th, 2016

Jimbo Hull from Uruguay


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