Sunday, March 27, 2011

Now Hiring: Labors and Ambassadors

It was such a joy to have Tyler LeVan back at Mission28 for the week. We've really missed his passion and teaching! Tyler spoke on Matthew 9:35...the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few. He challenged us to have a brokenness in our lives over sin. He asked us if we see people as sheep without a shepherd or do we scoff at them because they are sinning. Without laborers, there are so many people who will not hear the gospel...we have to pray earnestly for laborers to be raised up. We are ambassadors for Christ and we must rise up as a generation to be laborers and speak of the goodness of God. There is no time to wait around for others to rise up...we must step up to the challenge and others will follow our example and rise up around us...we have to jump in head-first!

Dive
Steven Curtis Chapman

The long awaited rains
Have fallen hard upon the thirsty ground
And carved their way to where
The wild and rushing river can be found
And like the rains
I have been carried to where the river flows, yeah

My heart is racing, and my feet are weak
As I walk to the edge
I know there is no turning back
Once my feet have left the ledge
And in the rush I hear a voice
That's telling me to take a leap of faith

So here I go
I'm diving in, I'm going deep, in over my head I want to be
Caught in the rush, lost in the flow, in over my head I want to go
The river's deep, the river's wide, the river's water is alive
So sink or swim, I'm diving in

There is a supernatural power
In this mighty river's flow
It can bring the dead to life
And it can fill an empty soul
And give a heart the only thing
Worth living and worth dying for, yeah

But we will never know the awesome power
Of the grace of God
Until we let ourselves get swept away
Into this holy flood
So if you take my hand
We'll close our eyes and count to three
And take the leap of faith

Come on let's go
I'm diving in, I'm going deep, in over my head I want to be
Caught in the rush, lost in the flow, in over my head I want to go
The river's deep, the river's wide, the river's water is alive
So sink or swim, I'm diving in

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