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To The Neighborhoods and To The Nations (Part 1)

Part 1:
We’re planting a church because our ‘HEARTS’ have been defined by the Gospel

Before any other parts of our lives were defined by the Gospel, our hearts were. God came after our hearts before He came after our good works…
our appearance…
our theology…
our religious perceptions…
our denominational affiliations…
The most rebellious part of our lives was His most desired area; the heart.

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​Because our hearts have been defined by the Gospel, we’re compelled to be an expression of Jesus in our city. So the next chapter of our ministry will consist of church planting in a local context.

Sulphur isn’t in need of another church because our city lacks the right amount of churches. Nor does Sulphur need another church due to the lack of success with existing churches. The Church must continually multiply into different cultural contexts so that EVERY man, woman, and child in our city has an opportunity to hear and see the Gospel. And until this has happened, we must go to the left-behind, sidelined, rejected, skeptical, afraid, rich, busy, religious, lost, poor, bullied, lonely person in our neighborhoods and in the world.

In Romans 10, we see that the hope of salvation is solidified in the confession of ones mouth and belief in their heart that Jesus is King. That’s good news! But, this is impossible if we do not preach this good news.

    How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent?
    Romans 10:14-15a

​We are being sent into the world to preach the good news that Jesus is the only hope for salvation so that those who hear will believe and call on Him. We allow darkness to continue being dark if we ignore any part of this light-bearing commission.

​Would you commit to praying for us as we seek the Lord and follow Him into the neighborhoods and to the nations?

Part 2 of many will post tomorrow.


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  1. October 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Yes! So that every man woman and child would get to see jesus for who he really is then our cities will be different

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