Nov 1 RISK-TAKING Missiology: Risky Business (Ps 8, Rev 21:1-6, Matt 25:31-46)
31 "When he finally arrives, blazing in beauty and all his angels with him, the Son of Man will take his place on his glorious throne. 32 Then all the nations will be arranged before him and he will sort the people out, much as a shepherd sorts out sheep and goats, 33 putting sheep to his right and goats to his left. 34 "Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Enter, you who are blessed by my Father! Take what’s coming to you in this kingdom. It’s been ready for you since the world’s foundation. 35 And here’s why: I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, 36 I was shivering and you gave me clothes, I was sick and you stopped to visit, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37 "Then those ‘sheep’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? 38 And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ 39 40 Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me – you did it to me.’ 41 "Then he will turn to the ‘goats,’ the ones on his left, and say, ‘Get out, worthless goats! You’re good for nothing but the fires of hell. 42 And why? Because – I was hungry and you gave me no meal, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43 I was homeless and you gave me no bed, I was shivering and you gave me no clothes, Sick and in prison, and you never visited.’ 44 "Then those ‘goats’ are going to say, ‘Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry or thirsty or homeless or shivering or sick or in prison and didn’t help?’ 45 "He will answer them, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you failed to do one of these things to someone who was being overlooked or ignored, that was me – you failed to do it to me.’ 46 "Then those ‘goats’ will be herded to their eternal doom, but the ‘sheep’ to their eternal reward." -The Message
The Risk of Not Taking this Passage as Truth.
..is becoming fire wood in Hell.
Risk-Taking Mission / Risk-Taking Service
Money comes and goes, but heart2heart lasts
How many hungry people…
8% of 22,000 is around 1760 people..
How many thirsty people…
$1000 clean water $ a village/ a farm 4yrs
How many people are in our jail?
They report 6 – murder, drugs, burglary
How many people have more than 3 coats?
How many people do not have one?
What if we took the real risk of doing what we know is right…
Instead of simple talk about it, we did it.
There would be 50/100 less hungry, thirsty, homeless, lonely…. If all of us reached out to
Neighbors here and neighbors abroad…
We could do that one time each year?
We could do that once a quarter
We could do that every week.
We could do one every day.
What are you doing for Jesus today?
What is on your calendar for Jesus Mon.
On Tues? On Wed? On Thur?
On Fri? On Sat? or Next Sunday?
What does it really matter?
The Sheep vs. The Goats…
What’s the line of that game?
Jesus’ cheer for the sheep: Come On Home
Jesus’ cheer for the goats: Get Out & Go2Hell
Now I’m not being crass,
I’m reading Scripture…
Take a Risk?
The Risk is NOT caring for our neighbor
The Risk is NOT caring for the stranger
The Risk is NOT going global
The Risk is NOT getting YOUR hands dirty
The Risk of being a Goat instead of a SHEEP
Be sour? Be selfish? Be sensible? Be cautious.
Be friend. Be lieve. Be With. Be Free. Be long.
We are created 2live n community not4 self/me