Sunday, May 26, 2013

Make Disciples of Jesus in All Nations

May 19, 2013 Sermon Summary

Matthew 28:18-20 Acts 2:1-11

he Holy Spirit rested “on each one of them” like “tongues of fire”. It’s very important to note that it says “on each one of them”.None of them was merely an onlooker. Since then, all of them became world missionaries. That’s the event of the Pentecost.◆I want to call your attention to the verse that says it “filled the whole house” (2:2). In the Bible, sometimes the word “house” (oikos) points to the “world” (kosmos).That the wind noise of the Holy Spirit “filled the whole house” (oikos) means that the entire world will be filled with the proclamation of the Word through the Holy Spirit, pointing to the joy of the Good News spreading to the whole world.◆Fortunately, in our church we have people from different parts of the world. And from this church, many people go out to every part of the world. What a promising potential to spread the Good News!◆To achieve this, we have to undergo a discipleship training. We have to learn earnestly about the Gospel, we have to prepare our testimonies, we have to acquire learn how to share the Word effectively to other people. ◆My prayer is that everyone in this church becomes a disciple of the Lord Jesus to proclaim the Good News.◆My prayer is that pastors, preachers and missionaries may rise from this church. That there may be among you people who carry on the work of evangelism in Japan. And not only in Japan, but in the whole world.