FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1. Isaiah 49—
Jesus’ calling, ministry and mission
Isaiah 49: 6
“It is too light a thing that you should be my servant
to raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the survivors of Israel;
I will give you as a light to the nations,
that my salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”
2. 1 Thessalonians 1: 2 – 10
The church receives the Gospel
1 Thessalonians 1: 8
"For the word of the Lord has sounded forth from you . . .
in every place your faith in God has become known."
3. Luke 10: 1 – 12
The church’s mission in its community
Luke 10: 2, 3
“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few;
therefore ask the Lord of the harvest
to send out laborers into his harvest.
Go on your way . . .”
4. Genesis 22—
Genesis 22: 9
"When they came to the place that God had shown him,
Abraham built an altar there and laid the wood in order.
He bound his son Isaac, and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood."
5. 1 Corinthians 12: 27 – 31
Spiritual Gifts in the church
1 Corinthians 12: 27, 28, 31
"Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.
And God has appointed in the church . . . deeds of power,
then gifts of healing, forms of assistance, forms of leadership . . .
strive for the greater gifts."