M – Mountain Moving Faith :: COMMISSION

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 2/12/23 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Our commission regards Kingdom interests. The promises of asking anything in God’s name and receiving it are given in a certain environment. They are given to “disciples”, people who are following Christ. The promises are given in the context of Kingdom ministry.

Human political movements are not the solution to humankind’s greatest of needs. Instead, we need to look to the greatness of God’s power.

Mountain moving faith trusts God.

Mountain moving faith rescues people from evil.

Do you have some mountains that need moving? Personal spiritual mountains are things that keep you from being who God wants you to be. Personal ministry mountains are the things that keep you from doing what God wants you to do. Collective ministry mountains are the things that keep us from doing what God has for us to do.

O – Outward Focus :: COMMISSION

Presented at Curwensville Alliance on 2/05/23 by Pastor Steve Shields.

Jesus had an outward focus. We see this in His becoming human, His Kingdom teaching and His going to the cross.

When we look at the life of Christ we can see the patterns of His outward focus.

Jesus’ pattern entailed going. He went to where the people were. That’s part of being outward focused.

Jesus’ pattern entailed connecting. Influencing someone toward life change almost always entails connecting with them personally and genuinely.

Jesus’ pattern was to engage people on a spiritual level both relationally and clearly.

How can you live your commission based on the pattern of Jesus? Get off the couch! Risk rebuttal. Engage personally and authentically.