Sunday, April 14, 2013

Dr. Danny Akin: The Marks of A Great Comission People


Last Wednesday night, Great Hills Baptist Church had Dr. Danny Akin in to kick off our Spring 2013 Global Impact celebration; this is a message every political conservative needs to hear:


Highlights:
  • Would you rather have your son be an NFL superstar with all the earthly glory that entails, or would you rather have your son be a missionary who helps get 300,000 people to Heaven?!?
  • Out of every dollar placed in a typical Southern Baptist offering, only 2.75 cents ever leaves the United States; we spend most of our money on ourselves but Jesus' priorities are radically different.
  • Be careful that the good things don't overshadow the best things; often Southern Baptists get comfortable doing good works in their local area and don't reach out beyond that comfort zone.
    • Don't let your ministry in Jerusalem become an excuse to overlook the ends of the earth.
  • 3.6 Billion people in the world have low or limited access to the Gospel; in other words, they will go to hell unless we get off their butts and help them!!!
  • The Gospel is only good news if it gets there in time.
  • The Church is not good people; the church is sinners saved by grace.
  • You can be as politically conservative as the day is long and still bust hell wide open!!!
    • Personal note: OUCH!!!
    • For more information, click here; no, seriously, if you're politically conservative and don't have a personal relationship with the Lord, CLICK THAT LINK!!!
  • God, in great mercy, love, and grace killed His sons so that He would not have to kill you.
    • Jesus lived the life that you should have lived but didn't, and He took your place.
  •  Men have FAILED in the mission field!!!
    • Women outnumber men by at least 2.5 to 1 and sometimes by as much as 25 to 1
    • On a personal note, I like that ratio!!!
    • On a more serious note, the only person who can reach a Muslim man is a Christian man, so when Christian men abandon the mission field, they're condemning Muslim men to hell.
  • The Great Commission is not an option to be considered, it is a command to be obeyed!!!

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