Big Idea: Helping To Get The Gospel To All Peoples Of The World 3 Obstacles Holding You Back From Helping To Get The Gospel To All Peoples Of The World (John Piper) Cowardice Consumption Comfort 3 Aspects of Joy-powered Missions Philippians 2:17–18 (NLT) 17 But I will rejoice even if I lose my life, pouring it out like a liquid offering to God, just like your faithful service is an offering to God. And I want all of you to share that joy. 18 Yes, you should rejoice, and I will share your joy. The Joy of Your The Joy of Being Out Gladness in Our Philippians 2:29–30 (NLT) 29 Welcome him in the Lord’s love and with great joy, and give him the honor that people like him deserve. 30 For he risked his life for the work of Christ, and he was at the point of death while doing for me what you couldn’t do from far away. North Central Church Missions Overview Our missions focus is a response to the call Jesus has given us, to be His witnesses in all the earth. The primary focus and priorities that guide our missions investment are centered around efforts that establish, reproduce, and strengthen the local indigenous church. Our Purpose: To help make Jesus famous both locally and globally. Our Missions Philosophy: The goal of missions is to reach more and more people with God’s grace, so that God will receive more and more glory. Achieving this requires reproducing disciples and planting multiplying churches that relate to the whole need of mankind, both spiritually and physically Vision Statement: An enabled and empowered local church body who obediently participates in the command of Jesus to “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:19-20a). Mission Statement: To equip and send people who reproduce disciples & multiply churches among the nations & peoples of the world. Continuing the Conversation: Are there any obstacles that have hindered you from a growing investment (praying, giving, going) in reaching all peoples around the world? Cowardice / Consumption / Comfort / Other What part of your faith brings you the most joy? How might God want to use you in the future (Pray? Give? Go?) to help more people share the joy of your faith?