Sermon Notes 2017 03 26 AM

March 26, 2017 AM
Dr. Michael Catt – 1778
#2 in series

THE JESUS GENERATION
Movements Start With a Leader
John 14:6

"A missionary movement was something totally new in human history. Outside the faith of Israel, no one believed in one universal religion or one true God. There were no missionaries and no conversions. In a world over which many gods ruled, new gods didn't replace old ones, they were just added to them." – Steve Addison

I. THE FIRST MOVEMENT

In his book What Jesus Started, Steve Addison writes of six characteristics of movements:

 

II. THE MASTER'S PLAN

The Gospel of Matthew stresses the authority of Jesus:
• Authority in teaching (7:29)
• Authority in healing 8:1-13)
• Authority in forgiving sins (9:6)
• Authority over Satan
• Delegated authority to His Apostles (10:1)

"In many respects, we have departed from this pattern. In most churches, the congregation pays the pastor to preach, win the lost, and build up the saved while the church members function as cheerleaders (if they are enthusiastic) or spectators. The 'converts' are won, baptized, and given the right hand of fellowship, then they join the other spectators." – Warren Wiersbe

 

III. THE NECESSITY OF ANOTHER MOVEMENT