Our Mission Statement

By Bobby Blakey on January 18, 2015

Matthew 28:16-20

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Our Mission Statement

By Bobby Blakey on January 18, 2015

Matthew 28:16-20

This is a rush transcript.

[00:00:04] Let's open up our Bible to Matthew 28. Everybody, I don't know if baptisms gets you pumped up, but I really love this stuff. I love seeing people get saved. And I figured this would be a great day for us to talk about. What is the point of our church? What is our mission? Why are we even doing this? Why are you here right now? We want to look at the mission statement that Jesus Christ has given us in Matthew, Chapter 28. I want encourage everybody, grab a Bible and open up there. Maybe if you don't even have a Bible, I don't know if you could raise your hand. If we have to. We have more Bibles. Matthew, 28, verse 16 to 20. And Jesus gives us a real clear mission. Here in this in this passage that I want us to look at and I want to make sure we all understand the mission and hopefully we'll be inspired to do the mission. This is Matthew, Chapter 28 versus 16 to 20. And I think it will make sense to you why we're talking about this today. And really the question to ask yourself is, why do you come to church? Why are you here? What is the purpose of this? I mean, for a lot of us, we grew up maybe going to church or then some of us just started coming because that seemed like the right thing to do or somebody and invited us. But but why do we come to church? And even more specifically. Why do you choose which church you're gonna go to? What's your criteria? What's what's the decision making detail that's going to send you to that church? Are the donuts awesome at that church? Well, what's what's going on? See, I mean, let's get real.

[00:01:38] There's people is our second service in this new building. There's people in this room right now who are checking us out there. They're church shopping here today.

[00:01:46] Right.

[00:01:47] They're deciding if they want to buy into CompassHB Bible Church, Huntington Beach. Well, how are you going to make that decision of what makes a church a good church? We learned last week that Jesus is going to build his church and the gates of Hades can't conquer it. And so if we learn that we should then invest our lives into the church, because it's a sure thing, it's going to be built.

[00:02:12] Then what church should you attach yourself to for the rest of your life? Is this a good church? How do you even decide what a good church is? Well, a good church is going to do the mission that Jesus gave us to do. And that's what we see here in Matthew, 28 versus 16 to 20. So follow along with me as I read here. It says, now, the 11 disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him. So this is after his death, after his resurrection, he meets again with his disciples.

[00:02:43] And when they saw him, they worshiped him. But some doubted.

[00:02:50] And Jesus came and he said to them, all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always to the end of the age. So this mission statement from Jesus Christ to his disciples after his resurrection. These are like his parting words, his final thoughts. And this is what he commissions them to go and do. And notice how he starts out with an introduction. Look back at verse 18. I'll know if you got a red letter Bible that makes the words of Jesus red. But the Jesus is talking there in verse 18 and it says, all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Jesus is the Lord. He has all authority. That's what it says right there. Jesus is the boss. Whether you want him to be or not. Jesus is calling the shots for the world that he created. And so he this is an official commissioning.

[00:04:05] Jesus is sending out his disciples like a king, commissioning some of his soldiers, some of his servants out into his kingdom. And he says, I've got all the authority. And so here's what I want you to go and do.

[00:04:18] And he gives them then that what we call the great commission, which is really the great, oh, mission for most Christians these days. Right. Because what he has commanded us to do. Few people who call themselves Christians actually do because what he says here is go therefore and make disciples of all nations. And then he gives some more clarification. We're going to baptize them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. That's why I kept saying that right there. And then we're gonna teach them to observe all that. I have commanded you. And then here's some encouragement. Hey, I might be all authority. I might be the Lord of heaven and earth. But when you go out, I go with you. That's what he wants you to know. And he also wants you to see here that behold, I am with you always to the end of the age. Now, where are these disciples that he's talking to right there? Are they still around today at the end of the age? No. The eleven disciples, are they still alive? Anybody met? Peter. James. John. Are those guys. Are they here today? Are you guys here? No, they're not here. So when he says even to the end of the age, who is he talking to? My friend. Talking to you here today.

[00:05:25] If you're going to be a part of this church, if you if he's if you're going to submit to his lordship, then the main verb, the main command that he gives you here. Let's build a little chart here if you're taking notes. The main command he gives is make disciples. That's the main verb that jumps out here in the Greek language.

[00:05:42] And it's it's the word we get mathematics from massive teo. It's the idea of a learner, a learner who has a teacher. And we are called the disciples who have been made by Jesus Christ are now called to go and reproduce themselves, to go and make more disciples. Now, maybe you can see right there why? Why call it the great AU Mission? Because if you are in a room, people like this who might consider themselves Christians and you were to ask them who here you are not asking to raise your hand right now. I'm just throwing it out.

[00:06:14] Who here has ever made a disciple where you led somebody to Jesus Christ? They repented of their sin. They put their faith in him. And then you started helping them live a new life. That's the command for all Christians. And yet how many people in this room could raise their hand and say they've actually done it?

[00:06:34] Most people could not, at least most people that I have talked to, maybe you've got a super bunch that showed up here this morning, but I know a lot of you guys.

[00:06:41] I know a lot of the people that go to church.

[00:06:45] I've never let anybody to Christ, in fact, they don't really have a plan to lead anybody to Christ. In fact, I don't really pray about leading anybody to Christ. I don't try to start conversations with the intention of leading anybody to Christ. And I don't follow up with people like maybe someday they're gonna be led to Christ. So no, pastor, I don't make disciples of Jesus Christ. Well, that's got to end today. Right now.

[00:07:07] Because if he's the lord of heaven and earth and he has all authority, he has commanded. If you're gonna say you're a follower of Jesus, then here's what he's commanded. You make disciples reproduce yourself.

[00:07:18] Invest your life into others lives that will be passed on throughout all of history. For two thousand years. So that even people on the far coast of a continent not yet discovered on a Sunday morning in January of 2015, even those people will be disciples because it's been passed down to the ends of the earth to the end of the age.

[00:07:42] Are you a part of the link of passing on being a disciple of Jesus Christ now under Make Disciples?

[00:07:49] There's three participles of how we're going to do this. Okay. And the first one is what we did today, baptizing noticed says make disciples and then it says baptizing them. So we got a little chart. We're building big, big command. Make disciples under that baptizing. And hopefully we explain that. That anybody gets saved by getting dunked in this water here today. No.

[00:08:10] They got saved when they got placed into the death of Christ and they rose again. And that's why they're excited to tell you now that Jesus has changed their life and they're living in this new way. They're not the way that they used to know. It's exciting because Jesus is doing something. See, that's salvation. What we've got to see is we got to see people get saved. That's how we're gonna make disciples. We're gonna have to have more people joining Team Jesus, more people declaring themselves to be Christians, but not just in our culturally accepted way, where you can just say you're a Christian and do nothing.

[00:08:44] Now we're looking for people who are in Christ new creations. The old has gone. The new has come. Behold, look at them now.

[00:08:51] Jesus is there.

[00:08:54] We're looking for those kind of people. And when we identify them, we'll come and identify them here in front of the whole church and we'll praise the Lord together that he's saving people. But that's not the end for these guys. Some of these guys are brand new Christians. Well, now there's a lot of teaching that needs to happen.

[00:09:07] That's going to be our next participle that it uses to modify the main verb of make disciples, main command, make disciples. Here's how you're going to do it. We're gonna baptize those disciples when they get saved. And then verse 20 says, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded. You notice a key word. I might have jumped out to you there because I kind of put some inflection on it all that I have commanded you.

[00:09:31] Is that how the Christian world is today? Oh, just give me more Bible or give me more Jesus. What did he command? You know, the Bible's good. No, I like the stories. I like the historical events. You know, I really love the commands. I just want to know more.

[00:09:44] I just want to do on every single one. I got a list checking it twice.

[00:09:51] Right. Where are those people? I want to meet those people.

[00:09:54] I long for those people, people who take what the Lord of Heaven and Earth says seriously. Where are those people? For real, though?

[00:10:03] Oh, you're gonna teach. Oh, you do. What are you guys doing to do a church on Tuesday? What's going on at this church? Church on a Tuesday night. What you're gonna be teaching the commands of Jesus.

[00:10:10] Sign me up. What if there's a command overlooked? What if I haven't heard that command before? That would be terrible. Right. That's the way. I mean, that's the idea here. Which commands? Do you want to know all of that? Right. Well, we've got two that are greatest. That's great. What are the rest? I want to learn every one. If Jesus has told me to do something, I want to do it. Why? Because he has authority over heaven and earth.

[00:10:35] He spoke the world into existence. He decided I would be born.

[00:10:41] He died on a cross for my miserable sin to save me.

[00:10:47] And if he says something to me, I want to know what it is. I want to do what he says.

[00:10:52] Love Jesus.

[00:10:54] How many people like that? Do we know how many people like that do we have here in this room? These are disciples. Are genuinely saved. And they have a passion now to learn from Jesus Christ to do what he says. It's not just teaching them what he commands. It's teaching them to observe. And that just doesn't mean like, oh, they're looking at commands as they pass them by on the way to more sin. No, it means they do what the commands say. Obedience is the expectation of the Christian life according to the Lord of Heaven and Earth.

[00:11:23] He's looking for people who actually obey him.

[00:11:27] Make disciples baptizing, teaching, and then we've got to go back up to the verse 19 right there at the beginning, it starts with go, therefore that's the third participle. Go where as you are going.

[00:11:40] So now we're going to actually be going out with the intentionality to make more disciples. We're not just kind of aimlessly wandering through life. No, we're going with a purpose, with a plan, with a direction. No, people are moving here to Huntington Beach to start a church so we can see more people get baptized like we just did. And we want to see a bunch of disciples get made here.

[00:12:02] That's what we're going for. Now, this is the mission statement of the church.

[00:12:07] So if you go to a church man, I hope they have a nice place to me. I hope they have good stuff for your kids. I hope the worship doesn't sound terrible. I mean, it's brutal trying to worship Jesus to terrible music. I mean, we can all relate to that, right? I mean, I hope they got places to park. I hope that's not too high on your scale here with our church. Right. But I mean, I hope the church has a lot of good stuff. I hope the church is doing everything it can to be all things to all men. But when it comes to the church that you're going to go to. Let me put the criteria at the top. Does this church make disciples? Who's getting baptized? Who's getting taught? Who's going out? Where are the Jesus followers being reproduced? Is this is this a factory? Where are the new Christians rolling off the line? That's your criteria for a church.

[00:12:53] And I've seen too many people miss this. Please don't miss this. Don't choose a church because it's close to your house.

[00:13:02] Don't choose a church because your friend goes there. No. The friend that you want to go to your church is Jesus Christ. See? And when he's at a church, here's what happens. People get saved at that church. Lives change at that church. People love the Bible and they love to do what he says at that church. And disciples start going out into the world from that place. You've been to a church like that because you haven't been to a church like that. You haven't been to a good church.

[00:13:27] We've got a lot of buildings with church on the sign outside.

[00:13:32] Not a lot of church going on on the inside. My friends make disciples.

[00:13:37] That's what the church is all about. Now, if you open up our bulletin, we have tried to make everybody grab the bulletin and open it up. We've tried to make this statement right here. Our mission statement we're just trying to do here at this church. What, Matthew, 28 versus 16 to 20 say. And so do you see that little statement that's been in every one of our bulletins right there at the top left? Let's all read that together. Can we have, like, an awkward moment where we all read out loud? Ready, set. Go. Start reading it.

[00:14:18] There it is. That's our mission statement. You just said it right there. We exist to do three things reaching, teaching and training, or if we wanted to just use the word straight out of here, baptizing, teaching and going. That's what we're here to do. We're here to see people get saved. We're here to teach those people everything we possibly can from the Bible. And then we are here to equip people so they can go out to train them up so they could make another disciple. So let's get that right. You got one, two and three. Here's our three points. Number one, reaching. Number two, teaching. And number three, training. These are three things that we are passionate about that we are trying to do here at this church. I'm going to tell you where we see them in the scripture. I'm going to tell you how we're trying to do them. And then you can decide if you want to be a part of what Jesus is doing here at CompassHB, HB or not. But the first thing it says is we're supposed to baptize them, which means we need to reach them. They need to get saved. We need to reach outside of the people who are already saved to people who are not saved. Because one thing that we all need to believe is that there is nothing worse than not being saved by Jesus Christ. You cannot be in a more miserable condition than to not be saved by Jesus Christ.

[00:15:40] It's bad news.

[00:15:42] As people here this morning who are not saved by Jesus Christ. And it is dangerous. The state of their soul right now. It is scary when you really start thinking about what that means. Go to Matthew, Chapter nine. Let's go back into the gospel of Matthew here and let's get a glimpse into what Jesus sees when he sees a crowd of people, when he sees a room full of people. Jesus, he was preaching to large crowds, he was doing great miracles, many people were talking about him. And at one part where there's a large crowd here in Matthew, chapter nine, verse 35. Look at how Jesus response just to seeing people, presumably even people he doesn't even personally know at this point. I mean, he knows them because he's Jesus, but he's not really met them and interacted with them, they're not really as friends. And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction. If you go around teaching and you're proclaiming the kingdom and you're healing diseases, man, crowds start to form verse 36. And when he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

[00:17:01] And then he said to his disciples, the harvest is plentiful, look at how many people need to be saved, the harvest is plentiful, but the laborers, the people who will go and make disciples, there are so few.

[00:17:14] Therefore, pray earnestly, plead, beg the Lord of the Harvest to send out laborers into his harvest, Jesus sees a crowd of people and it says he has compassion for them.

[00:17:29] The word for compassion is very anatomical here. It it's a very literal word. It means that he felt it in his bowels. That's not a word we like to use.

[00:17:38] Right. That's kind of gross as potty language, right? We use our heart to describe our feelings.

[00:17:47] But the truth is, sometimes when you've been overwhelmed with what the day has in store for you or you've had this terrible sinking feeling, you didn't feel that in your heart. You felt it where in your bouncy.

[00:18:01] You you didn't feel good. Didn't feel right. Something was really wrong.

[00:18:06] So, jeez, he looks at the crowd and he feels pain on the inside because these people are not his disciples. These people are not saved. They're harassed, they're helpless.

[00:18:19] They're like a man beaten up on the side of the road and nobody is stopping to help them. Now everybody's just rushing on by with their busy lives. And here's somebody broken down over here and nobody cares. Jesus says.

[00:18:34] Even says that the people who should go with the good news, the people, the laborers, the people who could make disciples, the people who know the gospel, even, there's not enough of them to go talk to all of these people.

[00:18:47] And says bag that God would send out more people who want to make disciples beg that God would praise up churches of people that want to reach people and not just drive by people on their way to church, people who are broken down souls.

[00:19:04] They need to be saved.

[00:19:06] And I really think that Christians are some of the cruelest people you can meet on planet Earth. I think that Christians are the meanest people in our society. Because we know the way of eternal life.

[00:19:22] And we keep it to ourselves.

[00:19:26] We know there is salvation in Jesus Christ and no one else, and we're okay. With people not knowing that. You are OK with people not knowing salvation in Jesus Christ. You and I, we are passing by people all the time that are broken down, harassed and helpless, and we don't even have a plan to try to get to that person. As he got started to open my eyes, I grew up a church kid and God started to help me see there's a whole world of people out there that need Jesus that don't go to church. And that's what the church is for, to make those people disciples. And I started doing things. I started saying, hey, we got places like like the beach is really a big place around here. We got places like Belet Atara, places like the Irvine spectrum. You know, people go out and they hang out at these places and you can do this crazy thing. They used to do way back in the day before we had all the technology.

[00:20:22] You can go to these places and you can talk to people. Like, you can go and you can have a conversation with someone and you can approach them and you could just go tell someone the good news that Jesus is the Christ who died for their sins to save them so they could have a new life, so they could go to heaven when they die. And I'm like, let's go out in public and talk to people. And people are like, this is too radical. That sounds so pushy. That sounds so mean. People are shopping and you want to go talk to them. How rude.

[00:20:57] You know, that's the reaction I got from many people at our church. I'm not talking about the world.

[00:21:03] I'm talking about church people. Why do you why would you go in, interrupt somebodies nice day at the beach? Well, here's why. Because they're not saved. Who cares if you spend up 100 great days at the beach, if you're going to die and go to hell at the end of it?

[00:21:22] Who cares if you can buy the Irvine spectrum out? What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but he loses his soul? See?

[00:21:32] We've totally lost what Jesus sees here in this crowd. We Christians today can't see what Jesus saw when he looked at people. We don't see people as souls. We're just like the rest of the world. We give people labels. We look at them based on the color of their skin, their gender, how old they are, if they're rich or not. We have all kinds of boxes that we put people into. There's two boxes saved people and not saved people.

[00:21:57] That's everybody. And if you're not saved, then I'm concerned for you and I should care about you. And I want to talk to you. And I want to bring you to my church so you can hear Full-length sermons. And I want you to know Jesus. How bad do you want people to know Jesus Christ? Who are you ready to reach for, Jesus Christ? I don't know if you go on walks or if you exercise or something like that, but let's pretend that you do for a minute. Let's pretend that you have a dog or a young child and you like to go on walks. And I don't know where you would go. The beach. The park. I don't know. But let's just say you're going to go to the Bolsa Chico Wetlands. OK, that's a nice little place we've got here in Huntington Beach.

[00:22:40] And so you're going to go for a walk at the Bolsa Chico Wetlands and you've got your stroller or your dog however you want to picture yourself, right. If you're an animal person or a people person, whatever you want to be. Right. And you're going on a walk and all of a sudden, like a police officer runs are up to you. And you can see there's like this big truck over there that says SWAT say, and there's a bunch of guys rolling out the caution tape and he says to you, we've had a bomb threat, sir, you should you should really get out of here.

[00:23:09] You should really leave the premises right now. Like there's a bomb threat at the bulls Chieko Wetlands.

[00:23:16] Like, yeah we have this whole place is gonna blow up. It's some like some like a realtor scheme does or they can sell houses here. I don't know, but we're gonna blow up the Bolsa Chico elements. Right. So you better, you better get out of here.

[00:23:28] There's gonna be it could be a bomb going off like oh OK. Now you start to walk a little bit faster. You turn around, you realize I don't want destruction. I don't want death. Turn around. You go the other way. You start booking it out of there. And here comes somebody with two children already to walk down the bulls to cheek wentland.

[00:23:50] And their kids are like little bit, you know, grocery store aisle behavior, you know, a little bit out of control.

[00:23:56] We've all seen it. We got a spill on aisle three. No, I don't mean the produce. Right. Some kid is having a tantrum. And here they come.

[00:24:04] And you're like, oh, maybe I should tell him about the bomb. Oh, no. Well, they're kind of busy with their kids. I don't want to get involved in that. So you just keep walking, right?

[00:24:14] When you see somebody power walking, you ever seen one of those people? Why would anyone do power walking? It's like, what do you train for the Olympics? What's going on here? Somebody has power walking. They've got the tight clothing. They've got butts in their years.

[00:24:28] They look like they're busy and going somewhere. There's a bomb that's going to go off in their power walking. Are you going to interrupt their power walk? Are you going to slow their roll? No, no, they're busy.

[00:24:41] Just let them pass on by. Right. Then you see some cool hipster looking dude with his coffee in his hand, really tight jeans walking around, big beard, bald head. You see this guy?

[00:24:54] He's like, what a beautiful day it is here at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands.

[00:24:58] Right. And you're like, no bomb's gonna go off, like we're all going to die, right? But no, what do you say? Oh, yeah. What a beautiful day.

[00:25:07] And you just keep on walking. Guys realize a bomb is going to go off.

[00:25:13] Do you guys realize that God is going to uncreate everything that he created? And he is going to judge this world with fire. That is what the Bible clearly teaches. If you think seriously about what the Bible says at all, it says that the Bolsa Chieko Wetlands are going to go up like a big old lake of fire. That's what it says. And people are going to get tossed into that lake of fire. Now, if you knew somebody, a bomb was going off, you knew somebody whose house was on fire, if you knew that somebody was in a dangerous place, would you think the kind thing to do, the loving thing to do if you cared for that person at all?

[00:25:51] Would you talk to him about it?

[00:25:54] And yet people are headed towards a bomb every day. It could go off at any moment and we just think, oh, they're busy with their kids. Oh, they're they're going somewhere fast. Oh, that guy's too cool for me. And we just keep on moving on. Got a second, Peter. Chapter three, verse nine. That's not the heart of God. That's not what Jesus Christ feels when he sees people. He doesn't forget about it. He's not indifferent to their condition. No. Here's how Jesus Christ feels. Here's how God thinks about it.

[00:26:22] Says, hey, don't be deceived, that the judgment hasn't come yet. And it says in verse seven, second Peter, chapter three, verse seven by the same word, the same word that created the heavens and the earth are the same word. The heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for anybody with me.

[00:26:38] They're stored up for what does it say that fire. OK, maybe somebody is already checking out of the sermon. Oh, that sounds like one of those hell fire and brimstone sermons. Well, if you don't want hell fire and brimstone sermons, you've got to get a different book than the Bible because the Bible says very clearly.

[00:26:55] That fire is coming. I mean, that's pretty clear.

[00:26:59] By the same word, the heavens and earth that now exist are stored up for fire being kept. They're being held back. Almost all the fires being held back. The heavens and earth are being kept until the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly. Do not overlook this fact. One fact. Beloved that with the Lord, one day is a thousand years and a thousand years is one day, i.e. he exists outside of space and time. So the Lord isn't like forgetting. He's not just taking a long time. The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise to judge with fire as some count slowly. No, God is being patient toward you. He doesn't want anyone to perish, but that all should reach repentance. God wants every single person to see that if I keep living in my sin, there is destruction and I need to turn around. And once you get that, that you are headed the wrong way and you make a U-turn, the goal then is to tell as many other people as you can. You're headed the wrong way.

[00:27:58] We got to turn around.

[00:28:00] That's what it's saying here to God has been so patient guy has been so merciful, so gracious for 2000 years. He is allowing people to get saved by turning from their sin and putting their faith in Jesus Christ. God has such a long fuze for sin that some people have forgotten there's a bomb at the end of it, say.

[00:28:20] And it's going to go off one day. And when it goes off, it's going to be so much worse than we could ever imagine. All of his pent up wrath for sin. We'll be revealed, it says. But he doesn't want people to perish. That's why he's given us till twenty fifteen.

[00:28:39] Because what does God want? God wants people to be saved. Do have a heart for that.

[00:28:47] That's what church is about, church is not about building a holy howdy huddle. Church is about making a play for more people to get safe. That's what we do here. Church. Let's get that far reaching.

[00:28:57] We need to pray for Jesus to say that's that's at least how we got to start. We got to pray for Jesus to save many people through our church. And if you're praying about it, you're going to talk to people about it. And if you talk to people about it, you're gonna start really caring for them. You're going to start really, really loving them. And you're gonna want to follow up with them. And you're gonna want to get to know them and you're gonna want to bring them to church. And then if they get saved, you're not going to be done with them. That's just going to be the beginning of you investing in this person, reaching until the person that you're reaching out to. Ends up here getting baptized. Man, you're out there trying to pull them in. You're out there trying to reach him for Christ.

[00:29:35] That's the idea.

[00:29:37] We need people who are committed to reaching this world. Second Corinthians five, 11 puts it like this out of the fear of the Lord because judgment is coming. We persuade men there's a sense of urgency because people are in a state of emergency. People need to be saved. Now, before it's too late, before the bomb goes off, like if you're not saved here this morning, you should be feeling like I need to do something about this.

[00:30:06] Because this is true, I'm not making this up. This is what is going to happen.

[00:30:12] And do we declare to people, is it not like is it this passive like, hey, maybe come check out my church? Or is it like, hey, I want to communicate to you the urgency of not coming in, checking out church? No, you need to get to know Jesus Christ. That's what you need.

[00:30:28] Who did we see that to this week, this month?

[00:30:33] Is that a habit in your life of communicating that message to people, that's what we want our church to be about. And it's been exciting. I don't know who's been here last week if you were here or if you came on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday night. We already got to do for services in one week here at this building. And after every one of those services, I saw people talking here in this room long after the service was over. And guess what? They were talking about salvation. They were talking about where people were going to go when they died. And people right here in this room have been saved this week. They're now professing faith in Jesus Christ like we're going to have to get ready to do another baptism. I got Amen eight different people who have said I want to be saved this week here at our church. Now. Now you might think, well, what a great start. Oh, that's like, what, three months worth of salvation? No, that's what we want to see happen here all the time. Friends, we want to be a church that makes disciples. That's the mission. We want to see people get saved every single Sunday. And I can name it from anybody on it.

[00:31:37] That's what we're going for now. Now we're all clapping.

[00:31:40] And now this feels this is a touching moment right now. After that, after that turn and burn stuff. It's good. We're getting back to this, you know.

[00:31:47] All right. Well, Bob, hold on. Hold on. I've been going to church all my life.

[00:31:54] I can't say I've been to a church where people are getting saved every Sunday.

[00:31:58] Yeah, it sounds nice to say everybody applauds. But if you've been to a church where people are getting saved every single week, where it feels like in the Lord added to their number.

[00:32:08] Day by day, where it feels like God's moving among his people and revival is spreading like the church is the epicenter of something that's just rippling out. That's just going out and echoing into the community. And people are getting pulled in and getting saved. Personally, I've heard tale of such thing.

[00:32:25] I would like to be a part of something like that. That's why I'm here. So I moved to Huntington Beach. I want to see people get saved. Is that why you're here?

[00:32:36] I hope so. My friend.

[00:32:38] I hope it is now. You know, here's the deal that if you do anything to help this church, you're helping people get saved. Like everything that we do. If you go clean the toilets over here. All right, then some unsaved person can use that toilet.

[00:32:56] And they can come here, in here, the gospel. You go serve in the kids ministry, right?

[00:33:00] If you go with us when we hand out fliers and invite people to church, if you give money, if you just even come here and cheer and be a part of it and get to know the other people, anything that you can do to help this church is helping people get safe.

[00:33:15] That's how we got to think about it. We're one big team. We're one big body. One thing I've learned about moving into a building is there's a lot of things that we have to do to make this happen. All right. I mean, some of you guys are on wireless devices right now. So we have to have someone to run a network for this building. Right. I mean, we couldn't even do this baptismal because it was going to fall right through the stage. Won't that be just like a great day at church?

[00:33:38] All right.

[00:33:39] And now baptize you without would be would end up on YouTube.

[00:33:44] You don't know me. Not in a good way. Right. So we had to have guys. I mean, there were guys like moles burrowing under this stage yesterday. We need more wood in here. Let's fortify this right. Than we get here this morning. And it's leaking all over the stage. All right. How many guys does it take to figure out how to stop a leak? Well, it took us like seven or eight standing around. And, you know, and I mean, I wasn't going to figure it out. That's not my gift. I'm not going to say I'm. We would have had baptism today if it was up to me.

[00:34:16] You know what I mean? And it takes a whole group of people who have all kinds of different gifts given to them by God to come together and the result of the body of Christ. Everybody coming together is more people getting safe. So at the basic most basic entry level, if you just say, I'm going to get into what's going on here and find a way to be a part of it, find a way to use my gifts to serve this church, you are contributing towards more people getting saved in Huntington Beach. It's a team effort. There's no better way to see people get saved than church. Church is the best way that Jesus Christ designed for people to get saved. Maybe you think of like one guy at the pier preaching. Or maybe you think like the harvest crusade at at at, you know, Angels Stadium. Hey, those might be good ways to get the word out, but to actually make disciples the best place for that is the Church of Jesus Christ is right here where you are right now. And if you can do anything to support this church, then you're increasing the cause of the great commission. But I think let's take it to another level. Go back to Matthew 28 with me, OK? That's just the idea. We want to see more people baptized. We want to see more people saved. And we'll get back to that. But if you look at Matthew 28, then it says, well, here's what we're going to do once we have the saved people and that baptized disciples are getting together.

[00:35:39] We're going to teach them to observe all that. I have commanded you. So that's why you can tell here at Compass Bible Church, even the fact that that's our name teaching the Bible is going to be our game. We are going to always emphasize, hey, if you come to one of our events, bring your Bible, because we're going to open it up and we're going to talk about it. And I would say that you can't really make disciples without teaching the Bible. So if I'm making a checklist on what's important for a church and the main thing I'm looking for is what is this church doing to make disciples like I would even go up to if you're ever checking out a church, go up to the pastor, just ask him that point blank, what is your church doing to make disciples? If he doesn't have a good answer for that, don't go to that church. Second thing right under that would be how is this church doing it?

[00:36:27] Teach in the Bible? Do they teach the word at this church?

[00:36:31] How do they teach it? Do they kind of pick the topics that they want to pick? Do they work through it verse by verse? Are the sermons short? Are the sermons long? Do you feel like you're learning things you don't know? Do you feel like you're hearing the same thing every time? How do they teach the Bible at that church?

[00:36:48] Hopefully they'll do it like second Timothy four says turnover there with me, everybody. Second Timothy, Chapter four. Look at this. Here's a command to a guy, a young guy like myself who's gonna be a pastor. And here's his his mentor, Paul, discipling Timothy. This is the last letter that Paul's gonna write before he dies for Jesus. And he wants to make a strong impression on his son in the faith, Timothy. And this is how he ends, though. There he starts the last chapter. Paul's going to write of the Bible Seconde Timothy, chapter four. Look at verse one. He says, I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus. Now, that's pretty serious presidents right there. It's like basically I charge you in heaven. Like I'm saying this in heaven. That's how serious it is. And the presence of God and of Christ Jesus who is to judge the living and the dead.

[00:37:37] Just remember what's at stake here. By his appearing in his kingdom. Preach the word. Be ready in season and out of season. Reprove rebuke and exhort with complete patience and teaching.

[00:37:53] For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions. And we'll turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into what does it say there. Wander off into myths, stories.

[00:38:12] What do you think, would America rather hear a good sermon or a good story? All right. Good day at church.

[00:38:19] Good day. Watch it. Football, right? Especially today. You know. Good day hearing somebody preach or maybe go in and see in a movie. What would America pick? Is preaching in season or out of season right now? It's out of season. And here's why. Preaching the word, what God really says doesn't feel good. We don't do things that don't feel good in America. We don't like bad vibes. If it's not chill, then we're not going to do it, especially here in Huntington Beach.

[00:38:51] But we'll notice the words that it says, somebody who's really preaching the word there in verse two, it says, Preach the word. Be ready in season and out of season. Then it gives three other words. Check these out.

[00:39:03] Reprove, rebuke, exhort. None of those even come close to feeling good, do they? We don't even use those words. Those aren't even friendly words. Hey, man, how was your day yesterday? I was awesome. Oh, yeah. What happened? I got rebuked. It was a do. This guy just loved me. Any foreign rebuked me for my sin was so great. I'm like, totally repenting of that now. What was it like in small groups the other day? How was that? I was excellent. Oh, really? What was so great about it? Oh, this one guy just went on a rant and he exhorted us. He was like, every time we show up here, you guys still aren't reading your Bibles. What's your problem? And I was like, yeah, that was good. I liked it. That doesn't sound like America. We don't like people telling us we're wrong. We don't like people saying something needs to change in our life. Doesn't feel comfortable. Why would we do it? That's how preaching is, though, it's how God designed it to work. The Holy Spirit comes and convicts you. It compares this book to a sword. How does a sword feel? Chill good vibes from the sword cutting into your flesh.

[00:40:14] Say it. No, it hurts.

[00:40:17] And I'll tell you what, if this is a good church and you come here and we do what we're supposed to do, you're going to leave here in pain sometimes.

[00:40:26] Blessed pain that will cause you to turn from your sin and find life in Jesus Christ. Pain that will bring real relief and satisfaction of your soul. That's what preaching does.

[00:40:39] You go to a church for five weeks and feel comfortable every week. Probably not a good church.

[00:40:44] Probably not a church you want to go to.

[00:40:48] I can't. I don't know. I it's hard for me to read five passages in a row in the Bible without feeling a little uncomfortable at some point. They're really preaching what the word. There's a lot of uncomfortable stuff in this book. And I get a man from Enervated on a lot of uncomfortable stuff. Well, I just said that out loud. Whoa. All right. Here we go. We're talking about that. Now, just like you myself, I there are things that I wish people wouldn't bring up because I don't really want to talk about you ever feel like that.

[00:41:14] But that's what the Lord says is what the good book says. And that's what I'm going to say.

[00:41:21] So we got to be all about the teaching. We got to want to know what Jesus commands us. We got to want to know so we can go and do it. So for the teaching point number two, we need to listen to what Jesus said.

[00:41:34] Listen to what Jesus says. And when I say listen here, I don't mean listen like you listen. I mean, listen. Like you want your kids to listen.

[00:41:45] You notice how you have a standard of listening for your kids, because when you say something to your children, you don't just want those sound waves to travel into their ear lobe and then to receive your your your message, you want to light a fire under those kids and get them to do something. You say take out the trash.

[00:42:05] You have this crazy thought that the trash might actually go out after you say that. Right.

[00:42:11] I mean, that's the thing when you when you are a person in authority as a parent and you know, your children are supposed to obey you and you speak in your house, the words to the children, oh, how dare they not listen to me?

[00:42:28] And yet when we come to God's house, we think listening is just hearing words.

[00:42:34] But where's the obedience? Where's the doing of it? It's not what God wants.

[00:42:40] I got to First Thessalonians, Chapter two, that's the book. We we have been going through, we're gonna get back to Chapter three. Next week, we took a break. Right. Between Chapter two and Chapter three to move into this building. But if you go to First Thessalonians, chapter two, verse 13, it holds up the example of these Thessalonians and how they received the word. And Paul is so thankful for these people because of how they listened to his teaching.

[00:43:07] And it says and we also thank God constantly for this, that when you receive the word of God, you when you heard it, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers. So you heard the words and it gives these these. You received it. You accepted it. The idea here is like you welcomed it in, like you fully digested it and it became a part of you. And then it energized you. It worked in you like the word came and it gave you life and you went out and you live that life and Jesus Christ, you didn't just hear it and then mull over it and think, I wonder if there'll be any good jokes next Sunday.

[00:43:51] No, you did it. Between the Sunday's say. That's the idea. These people, they welcomed it in and they fired it up and it led to action. Good preaching is always a call to action. If you don't feel like you're supposed to do something or think something or feel something after a sermon.

[00:44:10] Then it wasn't a good sermon supposed to stir up, supposed to provoke you even maybe in an unpleasant way. That's what Bible teaching does. All right.

[00:44:22] I mean, did everybody receive the teaching of John the Baptist with everybody, like. Oh, yeah, John the Baptist. I love that guy. Touchy feely. How about Jesus's teaching?

[00:44:29] Was everybody just like, oh, man, I could just sit here and listen to him all day is as how people were. They were offended many times the crowd deserted him.

[00:44:38] What about the apostle Paul? What about Peter? Did everybody love their teaching?

[00:44:43] These guys both ended up dead for Jesus Christ because people hated what they had to say. And we have this idea that here in America, we're gonna preach the Bible and everybody's gonna like it. And it's going to be accepted. No, a good church is going to have people that walk out of the church say. A good church is going to say things that this book says that don't go with what Americans think right now. And it's going to raise a ruckus. That's what preaching really does.

[00:45:11] And are you ready to be a part of that?

[00:45:13] Is he all set? I hope that I'm showing you all say what this book says. That's my one goal and being up here. But here's how church works. We're going to go to small groups. Some of us anyways, are going to go to small groups this week. There's going to be 10 to 12 people sitting around. And we're gonna get to eventually when we bring up. Okay, let's talk about that sermon. And here's question number one. And here's what the pastor said. And then basically in that small group, if we're gonna get honest, it's kind of a free for all is what happens. And now everybody gets to basically say what they think about the scripture. And some people are going to disagree with the pastor at a small group of that same church.

[00:45:51] Anybody ever been to small groups before? Have you ever seen this happen? Pastor says one thing. And now people in the small group are like, well, I know he says we should love one another, but who really does that? I mean, I'm just trying to be nice and make it through the day. I mean, people say stuff like that, this whole church is a family thing that we keep harping on here at CompassHB HP. And there's no way I could love those people at church like my family.

[00:46:16] I'm not I'm not buying that. These are things that have been said at our church. And who's going to stand up in that small group and say what the scripture says, say who's going to stand up and say this is what the Bible says right here? And you might actually get a little heat. It might get interesting there at your small group. That's how we build the church.

[00:46:38] How many people in this room are ready to stand by every word in this book? That's the Church of Jesus Christ right there. Who's ready to stand up? Who's ready to hold to it? So we're gonna teach it every Sunday here and then we have these things called home fellowship groups. If you'll open up your bulletin there, you'll see we were busting them out this week. First. First week of doing them here in the new building. And for you to really consider yourself a part of CompassHB Bible Church, Huntington Beach. We are so thankful that you would come here to this service. But really, we think that not only should your chair be face forward, hearing the preaching of the word, we think our chairs should get face to face as well.

[00:47:17] And we really think that we have to talk about how we're going to apply the word in our life, not just that we heard it, but how we're going to do it.

[00:47:25] Like it says and James, one 22, we don't want anybody coming here hearing the Bible and being deceived into thinking that, you know, the Bible.

[00:47:33] No, you know, the you know, the Bible when you do what it says. And so we want to get into a group of 10, 12, 14 people who can really know you was mean with a guy this week.

[00:47:44] He lives here. He does. He's not a Christian, but he's interested in coming to church because he knows his life needs something. And he said to me, you know, it's really tough because I find that I can't really have conversations with people. It's so hard for me to really talk to people in Orange County right now. Every day I wake up and I feel like I really want to have a conversation with someone and I don't have it.

[00:48:08] And I say, that's terrible.

[00:48:10] You can have that conversation here at church. We want to be a group that really knows one another so that I can say with some level of authority, some level of care and concern.

[00:48:21] I know your life and I can speak into your life and what happens at these home fellowship groups.

[00:48:27] So if you're saying, hey, I want to be a part of CompassHB Bible Church, Huntington Beach, we're so happy to have you. Praise the Lord. And how you can step out on that is become a part of one of these home fellowship groups where we make sure the teaching meets real life.

[00:48:41] There's no point in knowing the Bible if it doesn't change how you live. That's the kind of teaching we're about. I go back to Matthew 28 because we got it.

[00:48:49] We got a third one here. Matthew, Chapter 28. We got the baptizing. We want to see people get say that means we got to care about them. We got to get out there. We got the teaching.

[00:48:58] That's what we're going to be and doing in here, building people up. Break into small groups and talk about it. But then he says, go there for. So when we get down to the going, OK. Now we we say, hey, let's go talk to people about Jesus.

[00:49:17] One thing that I have encountered is a lot of Christians today, and you might be one of them. And I'm I'm not judging you. I'm just saying how it is that there are a lot of Christians today who don't feel comfortable, don't feel equipped, prepared, trained to talk to other people about Jesus Christ. They would they wouldn't feel comfortable maybe bringing somebody to church. And that's big. I'm not going to downplay that. If you bring somebody to church, the word will talk to them. God will talk to them. I mean, that's how churches grow. Churches grow by word of mouth. We aren't. We already heard that right here. Right. How did Allen get here? Well, he got here because the Winslow's moved in next door and invited him and he didn't want to make things awkward with his new neighbors. That's how he got here. Right.

[00:50:03] See, we're so afraid of making it awkward. That's why we don't have people getting baptized, because we don't want to make it awkward. But praise God, the Winslow's made it awkward. And Allen got baptized today. So, hey, if you're feeling like I don't know how to talk to people. Well, you can just tell them what's going on and invite them to come and see for themselves. That's at least some you can do. But really, is that a good long term strategy for your life if you're going to be a Christian? Do you want to live afraid to talk about Jesus?

[00:50:32] That doesn't make sense.

[00:50:34] And so what we're committed to doing here at this church is if you're saying I don't know how to talk to people about Jesus, but I want to we will train you how to talk to people about Jesus Christ. We've got multiple ways that we'll do this. But but we've got to first all agree that every single Christian person is called to make disciples.

[00:50:54] Now, this is the great commission. You could write down other versions of the great commission. One is in Luke 24. You want to write that down at the end of Luke 24. It says that we should go into the whole world and preach repentance and forgiveness of sins. That's how Luke, 24, puts the great commission. You could also write down Acts Chapter one, verse eight Acts Chapter one, verse eight, where Jesus says, You will be my witnesses here in Jerusalem, in Judea and then to the ends of the Earth. So I think it's pretty clear. Go and make disciples. Preach repentance and forgiveness of sins. Be witnesses.

[00:51:32] Every Christian is supposed to be spreading the message, not just the pastors, not just the the ushers or whatever we would say are the committed people. All of us are called to do this. Go to Matthew, Chapter four. Go back there earlier when Jesus called his own disciples. Jesus didn't set up some kind of tier among the disciples. Everybody who's a disciple is called to make more disciples. And so from the very beginning, when he calls the disciples, when they're just getting to know each other. Here in Matthew, chapter four, verse 18 says, While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon, who is called Peter and Andrew, his brother. And went to Peter's, going to end up being a big deal guy, Andrew's brother casting a net into the sea for they were fishermen. And he said to them, Follow me and I will make you. What does it say? They're my friends, fishers of men, your fishermen. Let's use an analogy here. Follow me and I will make you fishers of men. Now, I know a lot of people who say I'm a Christian. Well, why are you a Christian? Because I follow Jesus.

[00:52:41] Great. Praise the Lord. But here's what Jesus promises to do to his disciples who follow them. He makes them fishers of men. So at some point, if you're a brand new Christian and you're just getting excited about running for Jesus. Praise the Lord. But at some point, if your Christianity doesn't become about other people becoming Christians, you won't even stay a Christian yourself. If Christianity is not for you. Christianity is for God's glory to live. Hi. The name of Jesus Christ as he saves many people. We're just we're just a little conduit that God's used in.

[00:53:19] He saved me, turned me around from the destruction for the purpose of me passing it on. And when Christians don't pass on their fire for Jesus Christ, they burn out for Jesus Christ. That's what happens if it's all about you growing. You will lose interest in yourself. If it's about other people, you will stay on fire for Jesus Christ till the day that you die.

[00:53:42] That's how it works.

[00:53:44] So who are you trying to get trained for? Who are you trying to get equipped for? Do you have some idea in your mind that I want to be a fisher of men, so I'm going to need bait and I'm going to need to know where the fish go and I'm going to need to draw my line and fishing?

[00:53:59] I don't really like fishing. Personally, I don't know if anybody here does. But every year, the pastors that are old church, compass, Bible Church. This is one guy, crazy guy named Penalization carved down there. And he goes on these fishing trips where they go out like into the middle of the ocean and they try to catch fish.

[00:54:19] And it's like, why don't you guys get seasick out there?

[00:54:22] It's like, oh, yeah, don't worry about you just slap a patch on your forehead. What? Or slapping patches or one of them. All right. Don't worry about it. Just come with us. I'm like, well, what do you guys do? We just sit on the boat. Do you guys catch fish? Hopefully. I mean, they've come back times. They barely caught anything. It's like two days of your life wasted.

[00:54:44] I mean, I understand it's a there's all this, like language we want to get bloody decks, we want to go find the paddy, you know, they have like ways that they pose for the pictures.

[00:54:52] You've seen the pictures on Facebook, roads, like, pulled the fish out, like the smell like they got this whole science to fishing.

[00:54:59] And it seems like a lot of work and sometimes you catch nothing. Welcome to being a Christian, my friends. That's what it is. It's a lot of work. It's a science. It's a skill. It's something you can start to develop. Something you can start to learn. You can start to notice what to look for in people. You can start to find ways to strike up conversations. Sometimes the most spiritual thing you can say to somebody is, hey, that's a nice dog you got there. And boom, now you're into a conversation with them. Next thing you know, you're talking about Jesus. Next thing you know, they're getting baptized. See, but that's a skill. Have you even tried to learn that skill? Is that something that you pray about?

[00:55:40] Is that something you you develop in your life? Have you said like, hey, 2015? New Year, new opportunity. What do I want to see God do in my life this year? Here's one thing I want to do. I want to catch a fish this year.

[00:55:51] That's what I want to do.

[00:55:53] I mean, who here is even trying to catch a fish? Let's get that down for training. Go and catch a fish. That should be a goal if you're a Christian, if you're a disciple. Your goal is to catch somebody else, to get them on the line, to start real and a man and help them love Jesus like you love Jesus Christ. And if you're like, wow, this sounds too intimidating. I could never do this. Well, hey, let's take it one step at a time. First step is can you invite people to church? That's a first step. Right. But if you want to start having the full blown conversation, that could lead to salvation. If you look there in your bulletin every Saturday at nine o'clock, I will be here at this church and I will train you how to have this conversation if you don't know how to do it. I'll be here at nine o'clock. We'll have a class at 10 o'clock. We'll turn on the ice cream truck music and we'll hit the neighborhood and we'll start talking to people.

[00:56:44] We did it yesterday. It's awesome. You've never done something like that. That's not crazy Christian behavior. That's what Christians do. We go fishing. We go selfish. I remember I mean, I have a great benefit that I moved to Huntington Beach for the purpose of doing this church. I don't think of Huntington Beach any other way. I think I came here once. I went to the pier with my wife on an anniversary. That was the only interest I ever had in Huntington Beach until I find out we were going to play in a church of Jesus Christ here. And then it became all I could think about. I can still remember the first day that I finished what I was doing at our old church and I was here. It was like, today's my first day in Huntington Beach. And this is exciting. What am I going to do? Right. And I was praying, was I going to start by praying? And I got this call like, yeah. Turns out we need a conditional use permit to meet at Marina High School, and we don't have that. And that's a big problem. You better get yourself down to City Hall right now. And I'm like, Lord, I came here to see people get saved and I'm going to city. All right. It's totally. You mean you don't want to go to City Hall, do you? I was totally deflated, was like, no, this is like the first day of the great revival doesn't happen at City Hall. Right. I'm gonna go fill out the paperwork, pay a fee. What's going on here? I'm going to city hall. We want to do what what our governing authorities tell us to do. And I'm walking in there and I park at City Hall and I'm looking around. And all of a sudden I look up in the whole wall of the building in front of me. Looks like this. This is a mural that's massive. Do we have that picture? Is it coming up here? Because I kind of built it up. There it is. That's a picture that I took. That is a massive mural right outside of City Hall. If you drive down Main with Huntington Beach High on this side and you look to the left, you might see I would barely go up to the fish. That's how big this mural is. And I'm like, that's what I want to do. I want to be that bird right there. I want to swoop on in. I want to get a fish. And I want to go to heaven and be with Jesus Christ. That's my life story right there. That's what I'm here to do.

[00:59:01] Like when I die, that's what's going to matter about my life, is did I catch any fish for Jesus Christ? Did he make me a fisher of men?

[00:59:12] Like, that's my whole life pursuit.

[00:59:16] I understand you might not be a full time pastor and you might have other things that God has called you to do, other things that you're gifted in. But are you about the great commission of making disciples? Could you have a conversation with someone today? Where they could become a disciple of Jesus Christ. If you can't if you're a Christian, that should bother you. You should want to learn more. You should want to grow. You should do partners with somebody and ask your partner to teach you. Come on Saturday, I will teach you.

[00:59:45] And if you can have a conversation with someone, you know, the gospel, you could walk them down the path. You could lead someone today to Jesus Christ out of the darkness and into the light, from death to life, old to new. They could be a fish lost in the sea and you could rescue them out of the fire and into the glories of heaven. What else would you want to do with your life?

[01:00:09] What else would you want to do with a Sunday, then talk to someone and see God save someone right in front of you? We're far too easily a mute, amused with football and movies, I'm not dissing those things, but it's not as exciting as church as the making of DISCIPLE'S has seen people get saved. Who have you led to? Christ. On the day that you die, when you stand before the Lord, who will name your name, that you led them to Christ.

[01:00:41] How many fish are you going to catch with your life? This is the mission that Jesus has given us. This is the mission of our church. I prayed, my friend, that this is your mission. Let me pray for you right now. Thank you so much. We could have today with the clarity of seeing people that you've saved and and the clear mission that you have given us. And God, I want to confess on behalf of myself, on behalf of our church and even on behalf of Christians in America, that, God, we have not taken this mission that you've given us as seriously as it demands. We are not fired up about the commands of Jesus Christ like we should be.

[01:01:19] Our heart does not break for the person that we're gonna order lunch from like it should.

[01:01:28] And now we pray that you'll stir us up. We pray that we would be a church that would really fulfill this mission that you've given us. God that we would be a church where people would get saved every Sunday. It would seem like somebody is always seeing that destruction is common and turning around and loving Jesus Christ. I pray that you would make us those group of people, I pray that you'll even put it on people's hearts right now after they hear this sermon. I know there's people who know they're not saved right now. Turn them around today. I know there's people who who are new Christians, but they don't know how to talk to someone, let them want to learn, put a fire in their in their heart to lead someone to Christ. God, bring people. Maybe somebody is just visiting today. And through this message, you're going to bring them into our church and they're going to unite with us. And we're going to strive side by side for the gospel in Huntington Beach.

[01:02:19] Can we. We asked that you would catch many fish. Catch many fish here. God, let Going to Beach be known not for the pier, for the beach, but for the great harvest of souls. God. Send out more Laver's. We pray this Jesus.

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