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The crying need of the hour is to put the churches on a wartime footing. Missions leaders are crying out, "Where is the church's concept of militancy, of a mighty army willing to suffer, moving ahead with exultant determination to take the world by storm? Where is the risk-taking, the launching out on God alone?" The answer is that it has been swallowed up in a peacetime mentality.     We are a "third soil century." In the parable of the soils, Jesus says that the seed is the Word. He sows His urgent Word of kingdom power.  But instead of taking it up as our sword (or bearing fruit),

cherish the We must fight to ll "other things" -kingdom above a nd most constant that is our first a e fight of faith. battle. That is th

Saturday, September 18, 2010 “There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace” Isaiah 9:7 (NASB)

we "are those who hear the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches and the desires for other things enter in and choke the word, and it proves unfruitful" (Mark 4:18-19).    This is why Paul says that all of life is war—every moment. Before we can even engage in the mission of the church, we have to fight against the "deceitfulness of riches" and "desires for other things." We must fight to cherish the kingdom above all "other things" -- that is our first and most constant battle. That is the fight of faith.  Then, when we have some experience in that basic battle, we join the fight to commend the kingdom to all the nations.

John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad, p.51

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THE GATES SHALL NOT PREVAIL • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010

THE GATES SHALL NOT PREVAIL • SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010

Prelude Mike Cunningham

Soup & Chili Supper Fellowship Hall (Downstairs)

Greetings/Opening Remarks Pastor Eddie Goodwin

Worship Through Song Mike Cunningham

Call to Worship Isaiah 9:6-7

• Christ for the World We Sing (tune: Come, Thou Almighty King)

Worship Through Song Mike Cunningham

• How Sweet and Awful is the Place

• A Mighty Fortress Is Our God #151 • Hail to the Lord’s Anointed (tune: The Church’s One Foundation)

• O Church Arise Worship Through the Word Preached: Pastor Don Donell M E S S AG E 2 :

• O Worship the King #104

Worship Through the Word Preached: Pastor Don Donell M E S S AG E 1 :

THE MISSION – THE CHURCH EVANGELIZING THE NATIONS

THE MESSIAH – CHRIST INHERITING THE NATIONS Benediction & Closing Remarks Pastor Eddie Goodwin • Revelation 21:5-7 Instrumental Postlude Mike Cunningham

Missions Conference 9/18/2010  

Missions Conference at Cornerstone Fellowship

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