Message Recap – 7/9/10 – Beautiful Feet

Sunday, July 11, 2010

There's good news and there's bad news this week. The bad news is that Pastor Dan and Maria are on vacation, and so aren't at Revolution Church. The good news is that we have the special treat of hearing from Mr. Kris Miner tonight since Pastor Dan is on vacation!

Let's get started in James 2:17:

In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.

One of Revolution Church's (and Gallupville Gospel Church's) prayers is that 50 teens would get saved. It's something we believe for and pray for. But according to the above verse, we can't just sit here and pray and believe that. We have to actually go out there and take action! Action is required.

Check out Romans 10:13-15:

for, "Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved."

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"

Getting saved is easy. But you have to hear the Gospel first. If you don't know who God or Jesus is, how can you call on His name? Someone has to go and preach.

And guess what? You've been sent.

Mark 16:15 says,

He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.

Um, "them" means you. And "all the world" includes Schoharie County. Or maybe for you it's someplace across the ocean. The point is to go!

You are called to make a difference in this world! We are believing for 50 teens to get saved. We won't see that happen by just sitting in our seats believing for it. We have to step out and tell people. Prayer is powerful, but action is also needed!

In the parable of the sower, some seed falls on rocky soil, some among weeds, some on the path and some was eaten by birds. But some fell on good soil. Just like the sower, we are not called to judge the soil, but to sow the seed. We are called to sow a seed of faith in all kinds of people. The "soil" is people and the "seed" is the Gospel!

We need to reach a point where we stop caring about ourselves and start caring about eternity. Where our friends souls are more important than our image or reputation. We could change the world!

Sometimes all it takes is being willing to be honest about ourselves and our faith, and let the conversation flow.

Take another look at Romans 10:13-14. That whole preaching to them part? That's your job. So that they can hear, so that they can believe, and so that they can call on the name of the Lord and be saved!

I hope you are believing for 50 teens to get saved along with us. But you need to add action to that faith. We need to not care about our image, but to care about others enough that we care about whether they go to heaven or hell. Many people have the philosophy that if you're a good person you're set – you're going to heaven. But if you miss Jesus, you miss it all.

Now read verse 15 one more time. What is the good news? “Jesus paid it all, all to Him I owe. Sin had left a crimson stain, He washed it white as snow.” That's the good news.

Have beautiful feet, be the bearer of good news! Stand with us in faith for 50 teens and tell someone about what Jesus did for them!

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