Outreach Weekend: Open Your Eyes
Scripture: John 4:7–4:35
Open Your Eyes
John 4:7-15; 35
I. Why we Reach the World but Forget Our Neighbor. One word, BLINDNESS
- Why didn’t the disciples see what Jesus saw?
- But Jesus saw the Samaritans and said to the disciples – “Open your eyes and look”
- Jesus’ request was a shocking “Tall Order”
- The disciples didn’t FULLY get it till Acts 11:18
- Why Church isn’t reaching the recent Immigrants
II. Recalibrating our vision to see them.
- Own up to our Blindness – Reset begins with acknowledging
Toward a Theology that Sees Like Jesus
- Missiology – Great Commission
(Preliminary Comment to point three: Give up our sense of entitlement
III. Declare A New Mission Field Samarica!
What is Samarica? Samaria + America = sAmerica
Why declare it a mission field.
- Be Strategic Giving it a name gives it focus.
- Be trail blazers even if misunderstood
- Start by joining God where God is at work John 5
- Allocate resources to accomplish vision
- Be Intentional Give Reaching Samerica equal a priority.
Trust in the slow work of God. Prayer of Teilhard de Chardin