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May 31, 2020

The Moment We Are In and the Mission We Are On

The Moment We Are In and the Mission We Are On

Speaker: Ed Stetzer

Category: Sunday Worship

The Moment We Are In
and the Mission We are On

John 20:19

19On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of

John 20:19

the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

John 20:20

20When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

John 20:21

21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”

1. Fear is Always the Opposite of Faith

John 20:19

19On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked

John 20:19

where the disciples were for fear of the Jews,

Acts 1:6

6So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”

Acts 1:7

7He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.

Acts 1:8

8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and

Acts 1:8

in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

2. Peace is Always the Christian Response.

John 20:19

19…Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”

Philippians 4:7

7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Acts 1:6

6So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”

Acts 1:7

7He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by his own authority.

Acts 1:8

8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and

Acts 1:8

in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

3. The Cross Is Always Our Hope and Motivation.

John 20:20

20When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.

Romans 14:8

8For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die,

Romans 14:8

we are the Lord’s.

4. We Always Go Because Jesus Came to Us.

John 20:21

21Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”

Isaiah 6:8

8And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here I am! Send me.”