State of Church Address – 2020

Introduction:

The word entrust literally means to to charge or invest with a 

trust

 or responsibility; charge with a specified office or duty involving 

trust

:

The Apostle Paul here is telling Timothy to entrust others with what he has been given.

Other examples in the scripture:

Genesis 39:22

– The chief jailer committed to Joseph’s charge all the prisoners who were in the jail; so that whatever was done there, he was responsible for it.

1 Kings 11:28

, Now the man Jeroboam was a valiant warrior, and when Solomon saw that the young man was industrious, he appointed him over all the forced labor of the house of Joseph.

Matthew 25:14

“For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his own slaves and entrusted his possessions to them.

Matthew 24:45

“Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of his household to give them their food at the proper time?

Matthew 25:20

“The one who had received the five talents came up and brought five more talents, saying, ‘Master, you entrusted five talents to me. See, I have gained five more talents.’

1 Timothy 6:20

‘O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”–

Transition

: 14 years ago, you entrusted to me the care, growth and direction of this congregation.

14 years ago, God entrusted to me the care, growth and direction of this congregation.

My thoughts for this morning is that the trust given to me is passed on to you!

I as the spokesperson and pastor, attempt to give to you that which then becomes yours.

My responsibility then becomes

your

and

our

responsibility.

Luke 16:10

, “He who

is

faithful in

what is

least is faithful also in much; and he who is unjust in

what is

least is unjust also in much. (NKJ)

Luke 12:48

“But he who did not know, yet committed things deserving of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For everyone to whom much is given, from him much will be required; and to whom much has been committed, of him they will ask the more. (NKJ)

If your looking for my Vision for 2020 here it is:

Oh and by the way you need to understand something about me and my vision.

A lot of people want a 1,2, 3,4, 5,. I don’t work that way.

You see 1,2,3,4,5, is a list. A list we check off. A list that says what I have to do / accomplish is this.

I am more of a principle man. What is my vision? Not 1,2,3, but A, B, C.

It’s not goals vs. outcomes.

Applications

: While many people have dedicated their lives to accomplishing, achieving and making better for themselves economically, I (because of God’s call) have dedicated myself to making a difference.

Teachers do it.

Doctors do it.

Scientists do it.

Many other professions do it.

4. Reach those who are without the Good News of salvation and the kingdom of God with the opportunity to be saved.

5. Provide an atmosphere for fellowship (the development of community/family).

Application

: You see, this is not 1, 2,3, it’s a process.

I have come to clearly understand ONE thing about what or how a Pastor and Church become a difference making Church.

I can’t do it by myself! I’m only one man (and a very human one at that). I can’t help grow this church by myself! I can’t give/contribute alone to make this place and our ministries grow.

Teamwork, Unity, Commitment and Sacrifice.

Conclusion

: 2 Timothy 4:7,8

Matthew 25:23

“His lord said to him,`Well

done

, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ (Mat 25:23 NKJ)

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