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A Kingdom Functioning Church Luke 13:22-30. Luke 13:24. Strive to enter through the narrow door. We need to accept suffering as God’s tool to advance the gospel .

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Luke 13 24
Luke 13:24

Strive to enter through the narrow door.

We need to accept suffering as God’s tool to advance the gospel.

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks to us in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: It is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." ~ CS LEWIS


He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Isaiah 53:3

John 16:33: Trouble - thilipsis

An experience of suffering, distress, affliction, trouble, or persecution “to press,”“squash,”“rub.”


To be a follower of jesus is to be one who suffers
To be a follower of Jesus is to be one who suffers. familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

  • Suffering purifies us as believers.


We are too much occupied with taking care of ourselves; we shun the difficulties of excessive labor. And frequently behind the entrenchment of taking care of our constitution, we do not half as much as we ought. A minister is bound to spurn the suggestions of ignoble ease, it is his calling to labour; and if he destroys his constitution, I, for one, only thank God that he permits us the high privilege of so making ourselves a living sacrifice. ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon


To be a follower of jesus is to be one who suffers1
To be a follower of Jesus is to be one who suffers. shun the difficulties of excessive labor. And frequently behind the entrenchment of taking care of our constitution, we do not half as much as we ought. A minister is bound to spurn the suggestions of ignoble ease, it is his calling to labour; and if he destroys his constitution, I, for one, only thank God that he permits us the high privilege of so making ourselves a living sacrifice. ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

  • Suffering purifies us as believers.

  • Suffering identifies us with Jesus.

  • Suffering validates the claims of the gospel.


Luke 13 24b
Luke 13:24b shun the difficulties of excessive labor. And frequently behind the entrenchment of taking care of our constitution, we do not half as much as we ought. A minister is bound to spurn the suggestions of ignoble ease, it is his calling to labour; and if he destroys his constitution, I, for one, only thank God that he permits us the high privilege of so making ourselves a living sacrifice. ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

For many, I tell you will seek to enter and not be able.

We need to be obedient as we witness to the sufficiency of the gospel.


Our missiology in the church needs a desperate overhaul
Our Missiology in the Church needs a desperate overhaul shun the difficulties of excessive labor. And frequently behind the entrenchment of taking care of our constitution, we do not half as much as we ought. A minister is bound to spurn the suggestions of ignoble ease, it is his calling to labour; and if he destroys his constitution, I, for one, only thank God that he permits us the high privilege of so making ourselves a living sacrifice. ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Concentric Approach

Generic Approach

Obedience

You can go wherever God will get the most glory and you will be best utilized.


Luke 13 30
Luke 13:30 shun the difficulties of excessive labor. And frequently behind the entrenchment of taking care of our constitution, we do not half as much as we ought. A minister is bound to spurn the suggestions of ignoble ease, it is his calling to labour; and if he destroys his constitution, I, for one, only thank God that he permits us the high privilege of so making ourselves a living sacrifice. ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

And behold, some are last who will be first, and some are first who will be last.

We need to take Initiative in the work of sharing the gospel.

  • You have been sent! (is this where your identification is found?)

  • God is making His appeal through you. (do you live that way?)


Begin to enlarge your vision
Begin to enlarge your Vision shun the difficulties of excessive labor. And frequently behind the entrenchment of taking care of our constitution, we do not half as much as we ought. A minister is bound to spurn the suggestions of ignoble ease, it is his calling to labour; and if he destroys his constitution, I, for one, only thank God that he permits us the high privilege of so making ourselves a living sacrifice. ~Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"If you can't see very far ahead, go as far ahead as you can see.” ~ Dawson Trotman

  • Seek First the Kingdom –Do you long after your own comforts or Christ?

  • Be willing to be made willing - Do you insulate yourself or inform?

  • Pray! - Do we pray God protect your people or protect your glory?


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