Posted by Joel Tiemeyer on Jun 12, 2017 with 0 Comments

Jesus Co. - Job Description #2

 

Scripture: Matthew 9:36-38

 

R.E.A.C.H - Raising Eternal And Community Hope 

II Corinthians 10:13b “…but will boast (celebrate, glory in) only with regard to the area of influence God assigned to us, to reach even to you.”

Recognize our area of influence. 

To Reach those who we were assigned. 

GOAL: I believe God has called everyone of you to lead someone to Christ in 2017.

 

    • We can ignite nations. Ignite - to set afire or to cause to blaze with flames.
    • We can impact a 4 state area.

Impact - the force of impression from one thing on another; a significant or major affect.

    • We can, We will, We must influence culture in a 20 mile radius of TWBC. 

Influence - Change Culture

 

Matthew 9:36-38

36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”

 

As we start this new series I want us to take a new approach. Approach this series like you are applying for a job at “Jesus Co.” As you fill out your application ask yourself these questions:

What past experience or what skills qualify me to “work” at Jesus Co.?

Who would be my references that would support the preceding qualifications I listed?

Finally, if the worship service I am currently attending were my first day on the job would I still be employed by the time the message started. 

 

I am not going to preach on any of the above, they are all for self evaluation. If you were the CEO of “Joel” Co. (_______ Co.) would you employ you? 

 

Here is the great news… Jesus, President and CEO of Jesus Co. is so in love with your skills, potential, abilities and the part you are going to have in His company He said “Your Hired” even though it is at his own expense. 

More than hiring you as his employee he says “I want you to be my Partner” This is a new venture called Kingdom Inc. You are more than a 50/50% partner, this a 100/100% partnership. 

I am going to give you all of me but it is going to require all of you. I want so much more than to just live in your heart, I need all 100%. I need your Heart, and your life. 

 

Job Description:

Now that your hired and “Paid in Full” let’s talk about your “Job description.” It will consist of 4 parts: 

Co-Partner (Co-Heir)

Ephesians 2:4-7 “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

Co-Laborer

Ephesians 2:10 “10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

for good works - 

good - is only a descriptive word to instruct us on the kind of work that should be done by believers.

Work -  What we should be doing 

Work(s) - Plural; to show us how much we should be doing.  

Community or Domestic 

Mathew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”

“Shine Brighter, Shine Farther” The church that shines the brightest at home shines the farthest abroad.

Commission or International 

Matthew 28:18- 20 “18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 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, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Projections:

Your Job Description may not sound that important or exciting now but after we look at our Kingdom Inc. Projections for the next 10 years you will see it differently. 

Historical Data:

  • 1500’s Martin Luther and John Calvin partnered with me and started what is known as the Protestant Reformation.
  • In the 1700’s three more men partnered with me. They were John Wesley, George Whitfield and Jonathan Edwards. The work they did was called the First Great Awakening. 
  • Less than a century later, around the close of the 1700’s going into the 1800’s another man partnered with me by the name of Charles Finney. He lead more than 500,000 people to Christ personally without the use of any electronic devices such as microphones and mass media. 

 

Preparing for the Next One:

Since then there have been some notable movements like the Pentecostal Awakening in the early 1900’s and the Jesus Movement of the Mid 1900’s but it is nothing like the potential of what could possibly happen. 

Now Joel, the stage is being set for the New Release of Kingdom Inc. and I need some partners not employees. 

Like I said in “Paid in Full” we are not in this 50/50% we are in this 100/100%. 

 

Look what is possible.

In 1900 the world population was 1.6 Billion.

In the mid 1960’s it was 2.6 billion.

As of April 24, 2017 it is an estimated 7.5 billion. 

An estimated 3 billion of these people are under the age of 25. 

For the first time in history we have the possibility of a billion soul harvest. 

 

What does this mean or in other words what is the “Business Plan.”  

It will take 10 million new pastors to care for and disciple 1 Billion new converts at a ratio of 1 pastor for 100 converts. 

This means we need 1,000 Colleges/Bible Schools and Training Organizations graduating 1,000 people a year for the next 10 years.  

Fact: In America ministers are leaving the ministry at a rate of 1,200 - 1,500 a month. 

1 Billion souls is roughly equivalent to 15% of the worlds population. 

This means we need to prepare now for 15% of our city to come to know Christ in the next 10 years. 

 

Time to work! 

 

The Responsibility

Now with this in mind, let’s start at the top.

Co-Partner (Co-Heir)

Ephesians 2:4-7 “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.

How we carry out our Position as partner: 

rich in mercy

with great love

making dead people alive

 

Co-Laborer

Ephesians 2:10 “10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

for good works - 

good - is only a descriptive word to instruct us on the kind of work that should be done by believers.

Work -  What we should be doing 

Work(s) - Plural; to show us how much we should be doing.  

You role as partner may put you ‘above’ doing the wok but your role of co-laboring puts you right in the middle of it. 

 

Community or Domestic 

Mathew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.”

“Shine Brighter, Shine Farther” The church that shines the brightest at home shines the farthest abroad.

Our part domestically or Community - 15% of our city to come to know Christ in the next 10 years. 

 

Commission or International 

Matthew 28:18- 20 “18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 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, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Go, in all authority, to every nation and we Shine Brighter, Shine Farther. There is a minimum of a Billion soul harvest waiting on us. 

 

 

 

 

 

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