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The Great Commission
 

The Great Commission

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:18–20 ESV
 
 
 
 
Biblical Inspiration 1 ~ Missions and the Lordship of Jesus Christ ~ The Great Commission ~ Moody Church
 
 

TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD

 

 Missions and the Lordship of Jesus Christ

 
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Annual Missions Conference
April 22 - 29, 2012
 
 
 
TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD
Missions and the Lordship of Jesus Christ
Matthew 28:18–20
Dr. George W. Murray
Chancellor, Columbia International University
 
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Taste and See that the Lord is Good
Annual Missions Conference ~ April 22 - 29, 2012 
Sunday, April 22, 2012 Bulletin
Service Insert ~ Sermon Notes ~ Pastor to People
 
Sunday Evening Gathering, Annual Missions Conference April 22, 2012
”Are We Really Asking for Harvest Workers?” Listen Now
Matthew 9:35-38
Dr. George W. Murray
Chancellor, Columbia International University
 
When the Shepherd Takes Our Hand
Moody Church Hour with Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer 
 
 
 
 

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April 22, 2012

 
 

TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD

 
Prelude – Andantino (Sigfrid Karg-Elert); Adagio (Louis Vierne)

Welcome Dr. Bill Bertsche

Video Presentation “Love Costs Everything”

Invocation Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

We Are Called to Be God’s People” Hymnal 415

Across the Lands” (Keith Getty and Stuart Townend)


Scripture Reading
Bjorn & Trisha Olsen – Reach Global in Budapest, Hungary
Selections from 1 Chronicles 16

Sing to the Lord, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
     Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples.

For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise;
     He is to be feared above all gods
.

For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the Lord made the heavens.

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy in his dwelling place.

Ascribe to the Lord, O families of nations, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength,
     ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name.

Bring an offering and come before him;
     worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.

Tremble before him, all the earth!
     The world is firmly established
; it cannot be moved.

Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad;
     let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns!”

Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.


Our God Saves”
(Paul Baloche & Brenton Brown)

Jesus Messiah” (Daniel Carson, Chris Tomlin, Ed Cash & Jesse Reeves)

Missionary Interviews Dr. Bill Bertsche
Judy Frey – Serving in Mission (SIM) in Kenya
Bob and Jan Springer – Far East Broadcasting Company in Saipan

Pastoral Prayer Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Offering

Solo Jordan Richmond
“Immortal, Invisible, God Only Wise” (arr. Don Koch and Jordan Richmond)

Anthem Jordan Richmond, soloist, with Sanctuary Choir
“Every Nation” (Don Koch and Jordan Richmond)

Missions and the Lordship of Jesus Christ
Matthew 28:18–20
Dr. George W. Murray
Chancellor, Columbia International University


I Give Myself Away”
(William McDowell & Sam Hinn)

Benediction Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer

Postlude “The Heavens Declare” (Benedetto Marcello)

 

 

 

Sermon Notes

April 22, 2012
 
 

TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD IS GOOD

 
Dr. George W. Murray
Chancellor, Columbia International University
 
 Dr. George W. Murray Seminary and School of Missions (Adjunct Faculty) Leadership 
Preaching

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Psalm 67

English Standard Version (ESV)

Make Your Face Shine upon Us

67 May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face to shine upon us, Selah
2 that your way may be known on earth,
your saving power among all nations.
3 Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!

4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you judge the peoples with equity
and guide the nations upon earth. Selah
5 Let the peoples praise you, O God;
let all the peoples praise you!

6 The earth has yielded its increase;
God, our God, shall bless us.
7 God shall bless us;
let all the ends of the earth fear him!
 

 

 
 
Matthew 28:18–20 ESV

The Great Commission

16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. 17 And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[b] the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
 
 
 
 

 Taste and See that the Lord is Good

 
 
Annual Missions Conference ~ April 22 - 29, 2012
 
Sunday, April 22, 2012
5:00-6:00pm in Room 107/108
 
 

Taste and See that the Lord is Good

Psalm 34:8, “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him.”

The Sunday Evening Gathering will have a special emphasis on global missions as a part of the 2012 Annual Missions Conference at The Moody Church. Dr. George Murray will be delivering a message entitled ”Are We Really Asking for Harvest Workers?” from Matthew 9:35-38. Click Audio.
 
 
 

”Are We Really Asking for Harvest Workers?” 

Dr. George W. Murray

Listen Now

 

The Harvest Is Plentiful, the Laborers Few

35 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. 36 When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; 38 therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:35-38 ESV. Matthew 9-10 ESV. Click
 
 

The Twelve Apostles

10 And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. 2 The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;[e] 4 Simon the Zealot,[f] and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. Matthew 10:1-3 RSV. 

 

Jesus Preaches in Synagogues

42 And when it was day, he departed and went into a desolate place. And the people sought him and came to him, and would have kept him from leaving them, 43 but he said to them, “I must preach the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns as well; for I was sent for this purpose.” Luke 4:42-43 ESV. 

The Parable of the Prodigal Son Luke 15 ESV.

 

''Love Costs Everything''

 
''Love Costs Everything'' Documentary Film
 
Sunday, April 29, 2012
5:00-7:00pm in Room 107/108  
 
The final event of The Moody Church Missions Conference. We’ll be showing the important, powerful, and sobering film Love Costs Everything, a documentary that highlights the persecution of Christians around the globe.

200 million people live in fear for their lives each day simply because they are Christians. This film documents the real-life heroic struggle of Christians facing persecution because they live and love as Jesus taught. For them, no price is too high because they know that Love Costs Everything.

NOTE: Because this film incorporates actual footage of violent events, it is not recommended for children younger than age 12. Parents, please use discretion.

For more information on the film itself, and to watch a preview, please visit www.lovecostseverything.com

 

 

Pastor to People

April 22, 2012
 
 

Today, we begin our Annual Missions Conference, opening our lives to invite God to show us His Heart for the World. We hope you will take advantage of all the opportunities, getting to know our missionaries and becoming a part of the challenge Jesus left us before He departed for heaven. As a church we consider it a privilege to make a contribution to a cause for which many are giving their lives.

Rebecca and I thank you for your prayers for us during our trip to Scotland. We experienced a gracious welcome from our hosts and were delighted with the opportunities to share the Gospel with so many who attended the commemorative services for John Harper, who drowned on the Titanic a hundred years ago. Many of you already know that he was on his way to The Moody Church for a second series of revival meetings, traveling with his daughter and her aunt (Harper’s wife died shortly after his daughter was born). Survivors later testified that Harper made sure that his six-year-old daughter and aunt were safely in a lifeboat before he turned and began witnessing to the drowning passengers. Four years later, one man, who floated in the water but was rescued, told his story and later wrote a tract titled, “I was John Harper’s Last Convert.” Moody Church leadership provided clothes and money to Harper’s daughter and aunt so they could return to Scotland.

Thanks for your help in carrying-on the legacy of using every opportunity we have as a church to live out the Gospel.

All for the King
Pastor Lutzer

 

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When the Shepherd Takes Our Hand

Sunday, April 22, 2012
Some people see God as distant and uninvolved. But one Psalm portrays God’s care for His people as that of a shepherd’s care for his sheep. King David wrote the beloved Psalm 23 as a word picture which has never been equalled.
 

Psalm 23 ESV

The Lord Is My Shepherd

1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. 2 He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 3 He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. 4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
 
The book of Psalms might well be called "God’s Cure for the Human Heart." In these messages, we see how God gives grace and strength for our specific needs. In every situation, our faith must be strengthened so that we are able to face the future with confidence. As God was with David, He is also with us.