Jul 4 2017
Vineyard Mombasa – reaching those the religious cannot reach.
Speakers notes follow –
Luke 5.27-32 Banquet of Levi
Priest on hoverboard – connecting with now generation – removed from preaching post
Jesus Revolutionary – Pharisees didn’t dare do as he did – connecting with people
Follow me – Rabbi calls con man!
Pharisees surprised – Levi too! Delight vs Disgruntled
Banquet – link to mission field – ‘sinners’ knew he’s for them!
Great crowd – no doubt curious – different Rabbi ‘Interested in us’
Removal of religious barriers / traditions works
Bible students present – on job training – here’s how to reach sinners – want it?
Pharisees complain ‘Eat & drink with sinners’ – befriending the world! Drinking with disciples!
‘Not healthy need doctor, but the sick’ – ie Your’e only with healthy
Jesus Revolutionary – Pharisees lose preaching post – cause others to stumble!
Didn’t Jesus think of that? ① Reps of God can’t worry what people think – imagine if Jesus did! ② Weigh risks – every situation different – taking disciples with was of more value than the danger! – The idea is: in the world, not of it
Pharisees did good – gave to poor, promoted Gods word, taught disciples, prayed, worshipped, cared for widows – but didn’t reach those enslaved by sin (the sick) – considered them damned!
Jesus went to unreached ‘damned’ – Con men, prostitutes, Samaritans, lepers, Romans – Paul went to Gentiles.
Church goes to poor, orphans, prisons, street kids, rural areas, not the spiritually sick
The sick and unreached today – Bars hangers, Prostitutes, Crooked Tycoons, Gamblers, Club Musicians, Other Religions – etc
Video examples to stimulate ideas – hopefully you’ll see something that fits with you –
Bar Outreach – small team okay – card invite to church – social type – nonlegalists – about friendship forming – team saftey rules – video
Prostitute Outreach – night ministry – extending real love / friendship – not judgemental – wholistic salvation includes a job – counciling – addictions – video
Marriage Outreach – unbelievers helped – join church – 7 week course – group & couple sessions – set up like restaurant – team – video
Healing Outreach – showing God’s love & power – initial boldness, then easy – appreciated even if no healing – cards – video
Servant Outreach – providing free service to community – just showing God’s love – surprise factor – cards – find service that has right effect in Mombasa – video
Band Outreach – schools – demonstrate young ‘with it’ believers – involve own musician kids.
Effect of Outreach on Vineyard
Outreach change your spiritual walk – sudden inflow of faith & joy – no longer a spectator
Outreach change feel of our church – feel like we’re moving – fresh believers each week – this makes all fresh
Outreach change face of our church – suddenly known – as activists; been passivists – will be spoken about
Real People – In an age where the church is being criticized for falseness, we aim to be real, and to reach those the religious cannot reach.
Church accused – fake, con men, legalistic, narrow, irrelevant
Unbelievers need Vineyard’s vision – We’re ready to go – real, non-legalistic, nonreligious, relevant
Asking people to be real is asking them to be like Jesus
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