Sunday, October 2, 2016
3151 Launch Day: Mission For The Master
—Mike Teel, pastor
FOCAL PASSAGE: Genesis 24:1-9
Abraham was now very old, and the Lord had blessed him in every way. 2 He said to the senior servant in his household, the one in charge of all that he had, “Put your hand under my thigh. 3 I want you to swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of earth, that you will not get a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I am living, 4 but will go to my country and my own relatives and get a wife for my son Isaac.” 5 The servant asked him, “What if the woman is unwilling to come back with me to this land? Shall I then take your son back to the country you came from?” 6 “Make sure that you do not take my son back there,” Abraham said. 7 “The Lord, the God of heaven, who brought me out of my father’s household and my native land and who spoke to me and promised me on oath, saying, ‘To your offspring I will give this land’—he will send his angel before you so that you can get a wife for my son from there. 8 If the woman is unwilling to come back with you, then you will be released from this oath of mine. Only do not take my son back there.” 9 So the servant put his hand under the thigh of his master Abraham and swore an oath to him concerning this matter.
THE MESSAGE OF THE MISSION
Genesis 24:33... Then food was set before him, but he said, “I will not eat until I have told you what I have to say.”
1. NOTICE THE URGENCY OF THE MESSAGE
2. NOTICE THE PARALLEL OF HIS MESSAGE
a) Greatness of his Master
b) Greatness of the Master’s Son
c) The blessing of the Bride
THE METHOD OF THE MASTER’S MISSION
1. POSITIVE EXPECTATIONS
2. SATISFACTION OF THE MISSION
a) It brings satisfaction to the Servant
b) It brings satisfaction to the Son
c) It brings satisfaction to the Bride
THE MANDATE OF THE MISSION
Eliezer said, “How are you going to deal with my Master?”
Friend, which way will it be today?
LIVE IT OUT
--In the next four week how can you be the good servant?
--Who are you praying about to invite to your LIFE Group?
--Some of you today, the Master is inviting you to be part of His forever family! Will you accept?