Mark 16:15 And then he told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone. (NLT)
Go into all the world - could be a holiday ……
and preach - mission
Good news Gospel of the Kingdom - message
195 Countries in the world United Nations
I am a spirit, I have a soul and live in a body
Parents contributed to your body
Identity - name, parents,
What does a baby know?
Doesn’t know some things that are true about him.
But they are true just the same
At birth - child of parents - come to know soonest
Citizen of Australia - rights and responsibilities
Citizenship and passport are cancelled when someone passes away
Deleted from population records
You are a SPIRIT
Didn’t come from parents The spirit of a person comes from God.
2 spiritual kingdoms - light and darkness
Where are they -
1 Peter 2:9 But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” (NLT)
Because everyone sinned.
Every person is in darkness - no way to get out
Till born again. No other way to get out
Colossians 1:13 For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, (NLT)
Icons countries are known for
PIC - EIFEL TOWER
PIC - GREAT WALL
Kingdom of Darkenss Characterised by vs what the Kingdom of Light is Characterised by
Lies / Truth
Sickness / healing
Death / Life
Torment / Freedom
War / Real Peace (not just compromise)
Fear / Sound Mind
Since Jesus defeated the one who had the power of death
How does the devil still have power to do evil?
Darkness increases as people respond to the lies, deceipt and influence of fear
What can the Kof L do to slow down or stop the spread of darkness?
PIC - COLLAGE
How do you stop a car. Just the pedal?
Requires a whole system
The Kingdom of God is the Brake System to the Kingdom of Darkness
Disc Brake System
Pedal - Government / Politics / Enforcement
Presence of God in the Church and the Church’s presence in person and in prayer
People care - hospitals, aged care, social agencies, etc
Business / Jobs / Finance
Media /Communication / Technology
Entertainment - arts, sports, games
2. Marriage and Family to image and represent Him. (according to God’s creative design) - strengthening
3. Authority over the devil - Luke 10:19
4. Overcome evil with Good
James 4:7. So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (NLT)
Humble to God - Side with and obey His Word instead of arguing and pushing back. Consult with God in prayer.
Resist - push back. Say no to the devil like Jesus did. Tell him to leave.
Resist evil by applying the force of righteousness.
Jesus 1Jn 3:8
Authority over the Works of the devil - sickness was destroyed by healing, etc
Life Power in Character
Philippians 1:11 May you always be filled with the fruit of your salvation—the righteous character produced in your life by Jesus Christ—for this will bring much glory and praise to God. (NLT)
"The best defense is a good offense" is an adage that has been applied to many fields of endeavor, including games and military combat. It is also known as the strategic offensive principle of war. Generally, the idea is that proactivity (a strong offensive action) instead of a passive attitude will preoccupy the opposition and ultimately hinder its ability to mount an opposing counterattack, leading to a strategic advantage
John 17:15 I’m not asking you to take them out of the world, but to keep them safe from the evil one.
John 17:16 They do not belong to this world any more than I do. Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.
John 17:18 Just as you sent me into the world, I am sending them into the world. (NLT)
You ARE a child of God
You ARE a part of the family of God
You are also a citizen of the Kingdom of God where you have rights and responsibilities.
God’s purpose for your life is also mission
Philippians 1:27 Above all, you must live as citizens of heaven, conducting yourselves in a manner worthy of the Good News about Christ. Then, whether I come and see you again or only hear about you, I will know that you are standing together with one spirit and one purpose, fighting together for the faith, which is the Good News. (NLT)
1 Corinthians 10:31 Whatever you are doing, show that God is great. When you eat anything, or you drink anything, do it all in a way that praises God. (EASY)