"WE ARE A MISSIONARY PEOPLE"

Rev. Lon Lorton

February 7, 2016

Genesis 3:6-9

What's your definition of missionary?

Who then, is a missionary?

God is a missionary

Jesus is a missionary

The Church is a local group of Christians

  • 1 Thessalonians 1:1

There are privileges of church membership

  • Mark 10:28-30
  • 1 Timothy 5:1-2
  • Romans 15:1
  • Galatians 6:1
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-5
  • James 5:14-16

There are responsibilities for church members

  • Galatians 6:2
  • Hebrews 3:12-14
  • Hebrews 10:24-25
  • Acts 20:7
  • 1 Peter 4:10-11
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:11-15

Along the California coastline live some of the largest living organisms in the world.  Redwood trees grow over 300 feet high.  Some are more than forty feet around.  Some have been there for over 250 years.  They are a magnificent sight.  The trees are so massive because they only grow in groves and their roots intertwine under the ground.  No intertwining, no growth.  No connectedness, no growth.