September 19, 2016
Prepare the Way
Tim & Becki Steiner have served the Lord as Alliance international workers for 35 years in Mali, North Africa, and France. Hope Church was blessed to receive them for Global Impact Week 2016. In this message, Prepare the Way, Time talked about the heart beat of international missions work: Prepare the way for the Lord and all people will see God’s salvation.
Tim asked us three very important questions. First, what team would you rather join than God’s? In spite of the world’s craziness, God is at work accomplishing his purposes. The sin and violence of the world are not barriers to God. He can take whatever horrible situation exists and redeem it for good. So whose side do you want to be on?
Second, what purpose would you rather live for than to be a way maker for Jesus? Way makers are people who have been transformed, who love instead of fear, and who proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ. They are people who see God at work more than they see obstacles or problems. There is no greater purpose in life than to be a way maker for the King.
Finally, what hope for the world is there but the hope that exists in the risen Christ? God made a promise: All people will see his salvation. There is no other hope but the hope that we have in the resurrection of Jesus, and the salvation he offers us through the forgiveness of sins.