Justice & Missions
9 If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, Everyone who believes on him will not be put to shame, 12 since there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, because the same Lord of all richly blesses all who call on him. 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
14 How, then, can they call on him they have not believed in? And how can they believe without hearing about him? And how can they hear without a preacher? 15 And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news. (CSB)
Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more…Worship, therefore, is the fuel and goal of missions. – John Piper
Confess & Believe
James 2:19 – You believe that God is one. Good! Even the demons believe—and they shudder.
This is not salvation by slogan but by faith, that is, by an intelligent faith which lays hold of Christ as the crucified and resurrected Lord and Saviour. – John Stott
It’s Available for All – Everyone who believes on him will not be put to shame…
Jesus sends heralds
Those who call are saved
How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.
Isaiah 52:7-8 – How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the herald, who proclaims peace, who brings news of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” The voices of your watchmen—they lift up their voices, shouting for joy together; for every eye will see when the LORD returns to Zion.
Now Jesus began to go all over Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. — Matthew 4:23
Because of the PIERCED FEET we can be the beautiful feet.
The Mishpat Project
By God’s grace, what we are talking about is funding a church plant, a Community Development Center, and the sponsoring of children so that they might flourish spiritually, physically, relationally, and mentally. This will be a partnership between Compassion International, Acts 29, and CrossPointe Church.
Phase 1 – Funding
This phase is completed! $75,000 was raised to fund a church plant in a developing nation.
Phase 2 – Be Paired with a Church Planter and Location (in process)
Compassion has begun the work of pairing us with a church planter who has gone through the Compassion and Acts 29 vetting process. Though we are open to various locations, we have requested the regions of Central and South America.
Phase 3 – Compassion Sunday & Sponsorship
Within months of the church being planted, kids in the community will be registered within the Compassion Sponsorship program (see below to learn more about Compassion) and from there you will have the amazing opportunity to sponsor a kid at our forthcoming Compassion Sunday. These kids will all be ministered to at the Community Development Center that you helped build! Additionally, this space is also used for the church that you helped plant. What a win!
Here is how Compassion describes their sponsorship work…
When you sponsor a child, you’ll be personally connected with a boy or girl who will know your name and treasure the thought that you care. Your support of $38 per month provides life-changing opportunities such as:
- an opportunity to attend or stay in school
- medical care, which often saves lives
- nourishing food
- mentoring and a safe environment through a local evangelical church
- and most important, opportunities to hear the gospel.
Compassion child sponsorship works! Millions of children have “graduated” from our program and are now responsible, fulfilled Christian adults. Allow God to work through you in the life of a child in poverty.
But that’s not all…
Phase 4 – Mission Trips
You won’t just have the chance to sponsor a kid, in the years ahead we will be taking short term mission trips to work with the church plant you helped start, and you will get to meet and minister to the child you sponsor…in person!
HOW CAN WE RESPOND?
Confess. Celebrate. Commit.
A Prayer for Salvation
“Heavenly Father, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than I ever before believed, but through your Son Jesus I can be more loved and accepted than I ever dared hope. I thank you that he lived the life I should have lived and paid the debt and punishment I owed. Receive me now for his sake. I turn from my sins and receive him as Savior. Amen.”