An equipping ministry to Disciple the Church.
A mission base to Send the Church.

Opening Doors to Mission
May 17, 2015      |     By: Sam McVay, Jr.      |      Category: Sermons

Sam preaches from a story in Acts, showing how a correct focus on two key priorities, prayer and gifts to the poor, leads to an open door for mission and blessing from the Lord. 

Download     |     Watch the Video on Vimeo     |     Download the Notes


Acts 10

Cornelius is the open door to the nations.

He was honored by God because of two things:

1. Prayers

2. Gifts to poor

Because of these two activities in his life he:

1. Received angel visitation 

2. Apostolic Gospel visitation

3. Holy Spirit visitation 

And the result was the beginning of Matthew 28:18-19

Matthew 28:18-19

And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 

I believe that we are to give ourselves to the nations being disabled so that Jesus might return.

I also believe that the way to this is through our giving ourselves perseveringly to Prayer & Gifts to the Poor. 

Prayer Meeting Equipping:

1. We pray together because the AMEN agreement empowers our prayers

Matthew 18:19

Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 

2. When we pray we are all to be led by the Holy Spirit - individually and together.

3. When we pray the scriptures there is increased power and agreement.

4. We pray until the burden and leading subsides in the gathering.

5. Praying together is different than praying alone. We must be more clear and more to the point for the sake of agreement.

6. Easier to pray with smaller cells than big groups for the sake of involvement and agreement.

Related Resources

Sunday School : Our Spiritual Location
Sermons : The Culture that Produces Consumers Instead of Disciples
Sermons : Sam’s Prophetic Call to Prayer
Copyright 2018 - New Life Equipping Ministry. All rights reserved. Engineered by Tyler Norris.