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Who is Your World?


Joshua 24:15 But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”


God’s first priority for us, His church, is that we influence the world around us.


Acts 1:8 you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”


Most people have about 12 people that they spend an hour or more with a week- they are your world.


Mark 5:19 Go home to your family and friends. Tell them how much the Lord has done for you and how he has had mercy on you.


Acts 16:31 says “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.”


Numbers 23:19 God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?


Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.


Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make mankind in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule…


Psalm 115:16 The heavens belong to the Lord, but the earth he has given to mankind.


Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, "Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?" Then I said, "Here am I. Send me!"


God has limited Himself when He created us so that He can only move on this planet through us.


2 Corinthians 5:18-20 God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us.


2 Corinthians 10:13-16 ESV …the area of influence God assigned to us is to reach you... But our hope is that as your faith increases, our area of influence may be greatly enlarged, so that we may preach the gospel in lands beyond you.


As a community, God has also given us the assignment to reach the people in the area we live.


Ecclesiastes 4:12 Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.


The first reason we want to reach out to our world around us is because we live to please Him, not to please ourselves.


2 Corinthians 5:9  So we make it our goal to please him


Luke 6:46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?


The only way that God has the authority or legal right to save us and help us, is if He is Lord of our life.


Luke 22:42 not my will, but yours be done.” 


Revelation 4:11 “You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your pleasure they exist and were created.”


I Timothy 5:6 But he who lives for pleasure is dead while he lives.


John 3:17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.


Matthew 25:41 “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.


Hell was prepared for the devil and his angels. 


Hebrews 13:16 GW Don't forget to do good things for others and to share what you have with them. These are the kinds of sacrifices that please God.


The second reason that we reach out to our world is because what God has given us is better than winning the lottery.


2 Kings 6:24-26 Some time later, Ben-Hadad king of Aram mobilized his entire army and marched up and laid siege to Samaria.  There was a great famine in the city; the siege lasted so long that a donkey's head sold for eighty shekels of silver, and a quarter of a cab of seed pods for five shekels.


2 Kings 7:3–8 Now there were four men with leprosy at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, "Why stay here until we die?  If we say, 'We'll go into the city'-the famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. So let's go over to the camp of the Arameans and surrender. If they spare us, we live; if they kill us, then we die." At dusk they got up and went to the camp of the Arameans. When they reached the edge of the camp, not a man was there, for the Lord had caused the Arameans to hear the sound of chariots and horses and a great army, so that they said to one another, "Look, the king of Israel has hired the Hittite and Egyptian kings to attack us!"  So they got up and fled in the dusk and abandoned their tents and their horses and donkeys. They left the camp as it was and ran for their lives. 

    The men who had leprosy reached the edge of the camp and entered one of the tents. They ate and drank, and carried away silver, gold and clothes, and went off and hid them. They returned and entered another tent and took some things from it and hid them also.


They ate and drank, and carried away silver, gold and clothes, and went off and hid them. They returned and entered another tent and took some things from it and hid them also.


Then they said to each other, "We're not doing right. This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves. If we wait until daylight, punishment will overtake us. Let's go at once and report this to the royal palace." 

    So they went and called out to the city gatekeepers and told them, "We went into the Aramean camp and not a man was there—not a sound of anyone—only tethered horses and donkeys, and the tents left just as they were."


According to the CDC, 1 out of 10 suffer depression.

77% regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress.

48% of our city report lying awake at night due to stress.


Last year, there were 39.3 crimes per square mile last year. 7,864 violent crimes and 30,736 property crimes. 

There was a 8.7% increase in violent crimes last year in Fairfax County. And a 40% rise in violent crime in DC.


82 people took their life last year in our city, including 5 youth. 6% of high school students in Fairfax county say they’ve attempted suicide.


Fairfax county is known as the ‘divorce capital of Virginia.’ And divorces have increased in the last two years.


The reward of seeing somebody you know receive Christ and see their life change is like nothing else you experience on this planet.