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One Sacred Effort

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One Sacred Effort Acts 2:41-2:47 Talking points: Southern Baptists send missionaries from their churches, through IMB, to go into the world making disciples in the name of Jesus. In that partnership, Southern Baptists provide the funding to send and support these missionaries and their ministries. The more resources they provide, the more missionaries can be sent. Because of your giving, missionaries and their national partners recently reported: Nearly 1,700,000 heard a Gospel witness More than 235,000 became new believers 141 new people groups were engaged Every penny of the Lottie Moon offering supports nearly 4,900 missionaries.  Meeting the $175 million goal would send more missionaries to the field. More than half the world’s people groups are still unreached and people are dying every day without ever having heard the Gospel. This requires sacrificial giving to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering – gifts that truly honor the Lord. Amount of missionary support according to average salary $50,800 a year (average) $4,233 a month $977 a week $139 a day (Reported March 2014. Support includes housing, salary, children’s education, medical expenses, retirement and more.) 1) WE NEED A HUNGER TO HEAR FROM GOD. 2) WE NEED AN EXCITING SENSE OF WONDER AND ANTICIPATION. 3) WE SHOULD EXPERIENCE UNEXPLAINED BLESSINGS OCCURRING. 4) WE NEED A WARM SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND BELONGING. 5) WE NEED AN OUTWARD FOCUS. 6) WE NEED GLADNESS AND LAUGHTER. 7) WE NEED AUTHENTICITY AND SINCERITY. 8) WE NEED WORSHIP THAT IS CELEBRATIVE. 9) WE NEED A GOOD REPUTATION IN THE COMMUNITY. 10) WE SHOULD BE GROWING NUMERICALLY. Sermon from Sunday Morning, November 30, 10:30AM, from Paul Davis, Associate Pastor & Worship Pastor, Northcrest Baptist Church, Meridian, MS. Videos "One Sacred Effort" and "David Platt: Wake us up to this reality" from the International Mission Board, IMB, Richmond, VA.