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January 29, 2023

Relentless Pursuit of God's Kingdom

Sermon Notes

Ephesians 3:21 NIV

"…to [God] be glory in the church (ekklesia) and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."

Our Mission: to become more like Jesus.

The Global church is made up of every believer of every people group, language, and nation to the ends of the Earth.  

"We are Christians only, not the only Christians."

The Local church is made up of a group of believers who agree to gather together in a specific location to serve each other and build each other up as we continue to fulfill God's will to the ends of the Earth.

Acts‬ ‭1‬:‭8‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." - 

Acts‬ ‭2:42 NIV 

‭‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬"They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread (the Lord's Supper/Communion) and to prayer."

Acts‬ ‭2:43-44 NIV 

"Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common."

Acts‬ ‭2:45-47a NIV 

"They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people."

The early gathering of believers stood out for their generosity.

Acts‬ ‭2:47b NIV 

"...and the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved."

Acts‬ ‭4‬:‭36‬-‭37‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means 'son of encouragement'), sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles' feet."

What would it be like to be such a generous giant that your nickname is son or daughter of encouragement?

Here at Kingsway, we desire to leverage our gatherings to their utmost potential in bringing people to Christ, building them up in their faith, and sending them out to make a difference in their world.  

Through Relentless Pursuit, we will:

Invest in outreach to the ends of the earth (10% of the total)

Through Relentless Pursuit, we will:

Reduce our debt (33% of the total)

Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen."

Through Relentless Pursuit, we will:

Improve our building and property for maximum Kingdom impact (57%)

Phase 1:

1. Research and gather data to assess community needs

2. Launch Daycare Partnership (hopefully by fall 2023)

3. Launch Christian Counseling Center (hopefully by December 2023)

4. Develop a Master Site Plan for the entire Campus to learn more!

How do I be a part of Relentless Pursuit?

2 Corinthians‬ ‭9‬:‭6‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously." 

2 Corinthians‬ ‭9‬:‭7‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver." 

2 Corinthians‬ ‭9‬:‭8‬ ‭NIV‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

"And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work." 

 Prayer Challenge

Heavenly Father, continue transforming Kingsway Christian Church into something beautiful. Make me brave to join you in what you are doing in this world and specifically in my church. Reveal to me (and my family) how much we should give to Relentless Pursuit so that this vision will come alive and impact many. In Jesus' name, Amen."

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7981 E County Road 100 N | Avon, Indiana 46123