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"MOBILIZATION IS NOT A BIBLICAL WORD but it is a very powerful Biblical idea.  God's pepole have been called to be on mission with God.  Mobiliation is all about ensuring that God's people, in each and every generatin, join with Him on mission to the peoples and the people  of the world.  The importance of the ministry of mobilication is impossible to exaggerate." (1)

THINK OF TIMES WHEN GOD'S PEOPLE MOBILIZED.  Moses assembled the people of Israel in a huge mobilization.  Having been blessed while the Egyptians were plagued, the Israelites mobilized for a great exodus.    On the outskirts of the Promised Land, Joshua mobilized the forces of Israel.  The were instructed and the followed their instructions; marching around the city of Jericho 7 times. On the seventh march around the city their instruments played, the warriors shouted and the walls fell down!  Gideon mobilized an army of 32,000 to attack the Midianites.  The story is fantastic, but eventually God widdled Gideon's army down to 300. And those 300 hundred soldiers won a tremendous victory.

THE DISCIPLES MOBILIZED.  Doing just as Jesus commanded following His ascension, they assembled in Jerusalem and waited together until the Holy Spirit poured down on them.  And those 11 (soon to be 12) apostles turned our world upside down by telling to everyone they could the good news of Jesus Christ.

WE H AVE BEEN GIVEN OUR MARCHING ORDERS.  Jesus left these instructions, not just to the 12 apolstles, but to us, too:  "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. (Matthew 28:18-19)   But, we haven't been doing a very good job.  And it's time to mobilize.

WE MUST DO BETTER.  We have to have a plan. We have to have a strategy. And, we have to execute it.  

I'M CALLING THE CHURCH TO MOBILIZE.  I want you to join me on Saturdays at 10 AM on Facebook Live. These will be short, informal discussions. You can participate from wherever you're at.  But we'll brainstorm. In a very transparent way we'll discuss the needs, the shortcomings and the opportunities of our church. And, we'll be challenged to make a difference.

SHARING THE GOSPEL ISN'T FOR THOSE GIFTED IN SHARING THE GOSPEL.  Sharing the gospel is for all of us. We all have a role to play. And, until we're all doing our part, we are not reaching our full potential.

IN ROMANS 15:20-21 PAUL SAID, "I make it my ambition to prach the gospel, not where Christ has already been named, lest I build on someone else's foundtation, but as it is written, 'Those how have never been told of him will see, and those who have never heard will understand.'"  

PAUL'S GREATEST DESIRE was to bring the good news to people whoo had never heard of Jesus before.  Today, with the large amount of people who have still never heard ofJesus, we would do well to follow in Paul's footsteps and play our role in joining God in redeeming to Himself people from all nations.


(1) Max W. Chismon (simply